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Student's lawsuit against parents for support loses first round in court

A high school senior's lawsuit against her mother and father for financial support and college tuition hit a hurdle Tuesday when a New Jersey judge denied the teenager's request for immediate financial assistance from the parents.

'Housewives' stars plead guilty to fraud charges

Two stars of the popular Bravo reality TV show "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" pleaded guilty Tuesday to several federal fraud charges, including conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and lying on mortgage and loan applications

The devil's in the details: What else is in Obama's budget?

The battle over the budget often revolves around politically partisan issues of taxes and spending.

Study: Rates of many mental disorders much higher in soldiers than in civilians

The largest study of mental-health risk ever conducted among the U.S. military has found that many soldiers suffer from some form of mental illness, and rates of many of these disorders are much higher in soldiers than in civilians.

15 New Orleans must-do's

With Carnival underway and Fat Tuesday on March 4, it's high season for reflecting on the virtues of New Orleans.

VIDEO: Flash mob has snowball fight in nation's capital

Dozens participated in a flash mob snowball fight at the National Mall, on March 3.

Russia's troop movements have World on edge

Much of the world is on edge today as Russia comes down hard on Ukraine. Thousands of Russian troops are already in the country and now Moscow is considering legislation that will make part of Ukraine, Russian territory.

Warren Buffet says he'd like to see minimum wage at $15 an hour

Warren Buffett said he would love to see the minimum wage double to $15 an hour. But he admits that wouldn't be a good idea. Speaking on CNBC Monday morning, Buffett said a minimum wage hike could hurt jobs.

Weather causes 1 million flight delays this winter

The number of flights canceled or delayed since Dec. 1 has now topped 1 million, according to flight tracker masFlight.

Feds say: Boston Marathon Bomber made damaging statement in prison

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev made a "statement to his detriment" during a prison visit by his sister, federal prosecutors said in a court document.