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Weather: South paw to wallop polar vortex back up to Canada

Soon, it will be time to strike up an old fight song and send the iceman packing: "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye!"

Satanists unveil design for statehouse statue

Satanists have unveiled a proposed design for a statue at the Oklahoma state Capitol, including a place for people to sit on the devil's lap "for inspiration and contemplation."

Wilder weather, smaller losses in 2013

The world's weather was wilder than normal in 2013 but improved warning systems and defenses meant the cost of the damage was lower than in recent years.

Lindsey Vonn out of Sochi Olympics

 Lindsey Vonn's knee troubles apparently are too much to overcome in time for Sochi.

Paleo diet ranks last on 'best diets' list

Followers of the Paleo Diet may go prehistoric on U.S. News & World Report this week. The publication has ranked the controversial diet last on its "Best Diets Overall" list for 2014.

Polar vortex: Deep freeze spreads south and east, but warmup on the horizon

Alright, East Coast and Deep South, it's your turn to be miserable.

Reports: JPMorgan's $2 billion Madoff settlement to land soon

JPMorgan Chase is close to reaching a $2 billion settlement with federal prosecutors over Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme, according to published reports.

Malware attack hits thousands of Yahoo users per hour

A malware attack hit Yahoo's advertising server over the last few days, affecting thousands of users in various countries, an Internet security company said.

Deep South braces for deep freeze as brutal cold grips the Midwest

Get ready for some of the coldest weather in decades. About 140 million Americans are bracing for a polar blast that's barreling across the country this week, shattering records in some places..

'Her,' 'Hustle' pick up Writer's Guild nods

It's pretty hard to be a standout actor if you're working with a bad script, so it's no surprise that some of the year's strongest performances came from screenplays nominated for a Writer's Guild award.