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Cars for grads

May means graduation time, and most young people hope that means new wheels. Now unless your last name is Rockefeller or Buffet, you’re probably not looking at this $68,000, 550-horsepower Caddy.

Chrysler recalling 119,000 cars

NEW YORK -- Chrysler Group is recalling about 119,000 model year 2011 and 2012 Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger sedans in the United States because of a problem that could cause the anti-lock brakes and electronic stability control systems to mal

New airline bomb plot foiled, U.S. official says

CNN — U.S., Yemeni and other intelligence agencies broke up a plot to bomb a U.S. airliner around the anniversary of the raid that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, a U.S. counterrrorism official said Monday.

42% of nation to be obese by 2030, study predicts

After years of rising obesity rates in the United States, recent statistics show the rates may have steadied. But that may not be enough, according to a new report released on Monday - it estimates about 42% of the U.S.

Churchill Downs death probe yields no suspects

A medical examiner is investigating the death of a 48-year-old stable worker named Adan Fabian Perez, a Guatemala native discovered in the back of a barn at Churchill Downs one day after the storied Louisville racetrack hosted the Kentucky Derb

Indiana mom sends son to school with stun gun to confront bullies

An Indiana mother who sent her gay son to school with a stun gun after administrators apparently didn't do enough to stop the bullying against him said she would do it again -- even though the teen now faces expulsion.

Bachmann: Romney economic record will win over female voters

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) predicted that Mitt Romney would be able to rally female voters for the November general election, thanks to his strength on economic issues.

Gingrich ‘can’t imagine’ being VP if offered position

Days after ending his run for the GOP presidential nomination, Newt Gingrich said Sunday he would not accept the Republican vice presidential slot if offered, and said Romney should focus on picking a young running mate.

Poll: Obama, Romney statistically tied nationwide

A new poll released Monday indicates President Barack Obama and presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney are in a dead heat, six months ahead of the November 6 election.

State representative critical of Texas A&M tuition hike

Austin - One day after University of Texas System Regents approved tuition hikes at most of their campuses, the Texas A&M Regents today increased tuition at several schools largely in response to the higher education budget adopted by Gover