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9/11 museum admission fee plan angers some victims families

Some families of 9/11 victims are outraged over the National September 11 Memorial Museum's decision to charge admission for visitors.

Senate to vote on proposed Internet sales tax law

The U.S. Senate is expected to vote on a long-debated Internet sales tax law Monday, paving the way for millions of consumers to start paying sales tax on online purchases.

Feds search Boston bombing suspect's apartment

Federal authorities were at the apartment of deceased bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev on Sunday, executing a search warrant, an FBI spokeswoman said.

CDC: Child food, skin allergies on the rise

Food and skin allergies are becoming more common in American children, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Both have been steadily increasing for more than a decade.

New York school goes all-vegetarian

Asked which school meals were their favorites, students at a public school in the New York borough of Queens don't say chicken fingers or meatballs.

Reese Witherspoon speaks on arrest: I panicked

After canceling TV appearances in light of her disorderly conduct arrest last month, Reese Witherspoon is ready to talk.

Weather improves, but California wildfire still threatens 4,000 homes

Firefighters battling a two-day-old wildfire near Los Angeles were enjoying "favorable conditions" Saturday as the return of cool ocean breezes promised to weaken a firestorm that burned 28,000 acres and still threatens 4,000 homes, a

NRA's LaPierre says gun rights struggle a 'long war'

Wayne LaPierre, the nation's most visible gun-rights advocate, rallied supporters on Saturday for a renewed fight against gun control, saying membership is up since the Newtown massacre, and calling the effort to stop new limits a "lon

PepsiCo drops Lil Wayne over Emmett Till lyric in rap song

PepsiCo is ending its relationship with rapper Lil Wayne over what the company calls an "offensive reference to a revered civil rights icon" -- 14-year-old Emmett Till, who was killed nearly 60 years ago.

Suicides nearly double among 50-somethings

Teen suicides often get the most media attention - tragic stories like that of Canadian teen Amanda Todd remind us that depression is a serious mental health issue for adolescents.