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Newspaper sparks outrage for publishing names, addresses of gun permit holders

An interactive map showing the names and addresses of all handgun permit holders in New York's Westchester and Rockland counties has infuriated many readers since it was posted Saturday on a newspaper's website.

'Marriage penalty' could make for costly tax returns

The return of the so-called marriage penalty could cost many couples more than $2,000 in higher 2013 taxes if Congress doesn't get its act together and fix the fiscal cliff.

Comatose since Christmas 1969: A tale of unconditional love and miracles

Colleen O'Bara bathed her older sister, Edwarda, and fixed her hair. She fed her through a feeding tube like she'd done countless times. It was going to be a good day, the day before Thanksgiving.

Home prices post biggest annual jump in two years

The recovery in the housing market continues to pick up steam, as home prices posted the biggest percentage gain in more than two years in the latest reading of the closely followed S&P/Case-Shiller index.

'Les Misérables' tops Christmas box office

Lucky for "Les Misérables," it seems moviegoers were in the mood for music this Christmas.

UAE arrests suspected terror cell

Members of a suspected terrorist cell aiming to carry out attacks in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia have been arrested, the official Emirates News Agency reported Wednesday.

Starbucks makes political push on fiscal cliff

Starbucks is launching a political campaign this week it hopes will get the attention of Washington policymakers who have been unable to reach a deal to avert the fiscal cliff.

Americans less optimistic of a fiscal cliff deal

As President Barack Obama prepares to cut his Hawaii vacation short and return to Washington, a new poll indicates only half of Americans believe he and Congress will strike a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff by the year-end deadline.

Southern storms to continue after damaging tornadoes

The powerful storms that pounded the South will continue Wednesday, a day after tornadoes ripped through several states