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Blizzard whacking the Midwest expected to lose strength

A major blizzard that has hammered the Midwest, prompting road closures, school cancellations and power outages, is expected to weaken Friday.

Shattering sunroofs prompt Hyundai recall

Shattering sunroofs have prompted Hyundai to issue a recall. Hyundai is recalling close to 14,000 2012 Veloster Coupes because their panoramic sunroofs can shatter and rain glass onto the driver and passengers.

Palin bashes Time magazine's 'Person of the Year'

Sarah Palin, who's been listed twice as one of Time Magazine's "100 Most Influential People," is taking issue with the publication's decision to name President Barack Obama as its "Person of the Year."

Gun violence task force begins work amid mourning in Connecticut

Trying to move at warp speed in a city accustomed to a more glacial pace, President Barack Obama's administration opens its formal effort to change U.S.

Marijuana use holds steady among U.S. teens

Marijuana use is holding steady among eighth, 10th and 12th graders in the United States and tobacco smoking rates remain low.

Gift cards charging fees of $25 (or more)

Holiday shoppers beware: not all gift cards are created equal. Depending on the type of gift card you buy, you could end up paying $25 or more in purchase and shipping fees -- and that's before the maintenance fees kick in.

Toyota Camry gets slammed in new crash test

America's most popular car fared poorly in a new crash test from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

House set to vote on Boehner's Plan B

The House is set to vote Thursday on Plan B, a GOP version of an agreement on the fiscal cliff, and another measure designed to lure support for the plan from hard-line Republicans.

Season's first blizzard starts journey in the Plains

People traveling early for Christmas in the center of the country will be dashing through the snow and the rain and the wind.

Ke$ha responds to radio stations pulling 'Die Young'

TV networks and movie studios have postponed episodes and movie premieres out of sensitivity for the Newtown school shooting, and radio stations are also being cautious with the songs they play.