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Coast Guard says 2 bogus mayday calls near Texas possibly linked

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A hoax mayday call that launched a massive search off the coast of New Jersey last week may be linked to a similar call made last month nearly 1,500 miles away off Texas, authorities said Wednesday.

Oil prices slide to 8-month low

The price of oil sunk to its lowest level since October following an unexpected rise in U.S. commercial crude inventories.

Romney fundraising soars on Wednesday in Florida

Mitt Romney was expected to raise the largest amount of any single day in his campaign Wednesday with a pair of fund-raisers in his home state of Michigan, Campaign Finance Co-Chair John Rakolta said.

High court rules for broadcasters on TV 'indecency'

Broadcast television networks won an important free speech fight Thursday when the Supreme Court said government regulators imposed unfair punishment for isolated profanity and sexual content during evening "prime time" hours.

House panel recommends Holder contempt citation

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Voting on strictly partisan lines, a House committee recommended Wednesday that Attorney General Eric Holder be cited for contempt of Congress for failing to turn over documents relating to the botched Fast and Furious

NOAA offers toolkit during Lightning Safety Awareness week

“The message of this campaign is simple: If you can hear thunder, lightning is close enough to strike you – go indoors immediately,” said Donna Franklin, National Weather Service lightning campaign manager.

Holder may face contempt vote if documents not surrendered

The House Oversight Committee could proceed Wednesday in considering a contempt measure against U.S.

Spotify launches iPhone streaming radio

Spotify's playing a new tune. The online music service on Monday announced the addition of a free radio feature to its iPhone and iPad apps, allowing U.S. users access to an unlimited amount of ad-sponsored music on the go.

Obama pushes two new ads against Romney

President Barack Obama's re-election campaign blasted Republican rival Mitt Romney in two new TV spots released Wednesday.

Man tries making meth in housewares aisle at Walmart

When a man being watched on surveillance cameras began shaking a salt shaker in a local Walmart housewares aisle, security guards' worries became reality. Mentor police were called and the suspicions were confirmed.