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Alligator captured in Chicago's O'Hare Airport

Carrying an alligator bag on an airline flight is fine, but live alligators are banned from boarding. That might explain why a toothy reptile was slithering around Chicago's O'Hare International Airport on Friday.

San Fran to be turned into Gotham City for 'Batkid'

A 5-year-old boy named Miles doesn't know it yet, but he's about to have a big day of crime fighting ahead of him.

Boston Red Sox parade reclaims marathon finish line

Six months ago, the finish line of the Boston Marathon was a scene of smoke, blood and death.

Day after shooting, all terminals reopen as LAX works to get back to normal

Los Angeles International Airport completed the reopening of all its terminals early Saturday afternoon, when business finally resumed at the terminal where a TSA officer was fatally shot a day earlier.

Google releases Nexus 5 phone with Kit Kat

Google on Thursday released its latest candy-themed mobile operating system: Android 4.4, more deliciously known as Kit Kat.

Cuts will take food off the table for 47 million Americans

In the last few weeks, the media has been ablaze with news of the government shutdown, the debt limit and health care reform.

Federal court reinstates key part of Texas abortion law

A federal appeals court Thursday reinstated a key part of a new Texas abortion law, considered to be among the most restrictive in the country.

Three detained after 'sophisticated' San Diego-Tijuana drug tunnel found

The passageway that zigzagged underground between San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico, was so sophisticated that officials call it a "super tunnel."

Social Security Announces 1.5 Percent Benefit Increase for 2014

Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 63 million Americans will increase 1.5 percent in 2014, the Social Security Administration announced today.

IRS warns of pervasive telephone scam

The Internal Revenue Service today warned consumers about a sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, throughout the country.