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TSA screeners put inspection notices in bags they didn't inspect

Which would bother you more? 1) Finding a notice in your luggage saying it was searched by federal authorities? Or, 2) Finding an inspection notice, but learning that no one had actually bothered to search it?

National polls indicate dead heat in Obama-Romney battle

Three new national polls of likely voters released in the past 24 hours indicate the race for the White House is all knotted up and suggest that Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney got a bounce out of last Wednesday's first presiden

Ex-football player, 'Webster' star Alex Karras dead at 77

Alex Karras, the burly defensive lineman turned actor in the ABC sitcom "Webster," died Wednesday surrounded by his family in their Los Angeles home following a hard-fought battle with kidney disease, heart disease, dementia and stoma

Record skydive attempt from stratosphere aborted

A skydiver's historic free-fall from the stratosphere was aborted Tuesday after being delayed earlier due to weather concerns.

Social Security benefits will get small cost of living bump

Social Security recipients will get less than a 2% increase in their benefits next year to account for a rise in cost of living, according to an estimate published Tuesday.

Man dies after bug eating contest

A 32-year-old man downed dozens of roaches and worms to win a python at a Florida reptile store, then collapsed and died outside minutes later.

Jerry Sandusky sentenced to at least 30 years in prison

Former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky will likely spend the rest of his life in prison, after a judge handed down a prison sentence Tuesday for his convictions on child sexual abuse charges.

Sex offender accused of unusual Obama, Romney threats

A convicted sex offender was arrested and charged with making death threats against President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Jerry Sandusky plans to speak at sentencing hearing

The attorney for convicted pedophile Jerry Sandusky says the former Penn State assistant football coach plans to assert his innocence during a sentencing hearing Tuesday.

Popular anti-depressant pulled following FDA review

The generic version of a popular anti-depressant drug, apparently isn't working for some people. The FDA says tests show that the generic version of Wellbutrin XL isn't as effective.