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New York train derails; 'gravel came flying up,' survivor says

Even though the train was careening around a curve, Amanda Swanson felt the wreck in slow motion.

Administration says to expect higher November enrollment

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- November insurance plan enrollment on the federal HealthCare.gov website is expected to be higher than the previous month's numbers, the Obama administration said Monday.

Montana appeals former teacher's one-month sentence for rape of teen

Montana is fighting to get a former teacher back behind bars after he served only a month for raping a 14-year-old girl.

$1 coins: Unwanted, unloved and out of currency

To all the great mysteries of life, add this: Why is the lowly, tarnished penny so revered, and the shiny $1 coin so reviled? Pennies proliferate. They fill our pockets. Our jars runneth over.

Cyber Monday serves up travel deals

Hate to stand in long lines on Black Friday? After getting your fill of Thanksgiving turkey, go online instead. Cyber Monday, December 2, isn't just for toys and electronics.

Italian mobster fed to pigs while still alive

Italian police said an anti-mafia operation revealed that a mobster was fed to pigs whle he was still alive.

Home prices rise 11%

Home prices continued to climb in third quarter, rising 11% from a year earlier.

Truck driver kidnaps squirrel

A little, Uintah Ground Squirrel was driven back to Utah from Madison, Wisconsin after it was kidnapped by a truck driver.

Thanksgiving openings appear to succeed

The first takeaway from Black Friday 2013: Thanksgiving is changing.

Holiday shopping season kicks off with fights, arrests

The start of the holiday shopping season Thursday included reports of fights among shoppers at numerous Wal-Marts nationwide, including one man stabbed and two arrested fighting over a parking space at a store in Virginia.