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Sandy Hook students return to class for first time since Newtown shooting

For the first time since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Christine Wilford plans do something remarkable on Thursday that once was routine: drop her child off at school.

Angry families of victims say they will boycott Colo. theater reopening

Relatives of nine people killed last summer at an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater said an invitation to attend an event on the eve of the remodeled complex's reopening is "disgusting" and "wholly offensive to the memory of ou

Fury over House dropping Sandy aid vote

The outrage over inaction that began on Tuesday night in Washington quickly spread across the country, ultimately drawing the ire of governors and an impassioned plea from the president.

U.S. credit ratings test is yet to come after fiscal cliff agreement

Credit rating agencies are likely to hold off passing judgment on the U.S. credit rating until they have a clearer picture about the fate of the debt ceiling and longer term plans to reduce borrowing.

Clinton's future 'as good as her past,' docs say

Doctors say Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is on her way to a full recovery after a blood clot was found in her head on Sunday night.

FTC offers $50,000 in contest to end robocalls

The Federal Trade Commission is currently running a contest to find a solution to block pesky robocalls on landlines and cell phones.

Meteor shower will light up night sky for just a few hours

Skywatchers will be setting their alarm clocks for the early morning hours Thursday when the annual Quadrantid meteor shower peaks.

Pennsylvania to sue NCAA over Penn State sanctions

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House staves off fiscal cliff, but more money squabbles lie ahead

After exhaustive negotiations that strained the country's patience, the House approved a bill to avert the dreaded fiscal cliff, staving off widespread tax increases and deep spending cuts.

No leaks from grounded drill rig off Alaska, Coast Guard says

Coast Guard aircraft have found no sign of a spill from a Royal Dutch Shell oil drilling barge that ran aground off a southern Alaska island during a fierce winter storm, authorities reported Tuesday.