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Mom 'eternally grateful' as 2 missing boys return home to Georgia

A woman without hope when the weekend started, Theresa Nash snuggled with her two sons Ben and Henry in Atlanta on Sunday, overwhelmed at how quickly things had changed.

Connecticut shooter Adam Lanza's body claimed

The body of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter Adam Lanza was claimed last week by someone who didn't wish to be identified, an official said Monday.

Charter bus skids on ice, kills 9 in Oregon

A charter bus in northern Oregon skidded on ice, crashed through a guardrail and tumbled several hundred feet down a steep embankment on Sunday morning, spilling passengers along the way.

Bank fines top $10 billion this year

From laundering money for Iran, to manipulating interest rates paid by consumers and businesses, to improperly foreclosing on homeowners, misdeeds cost the banks a record of more than $10.7 billion in fines this year.

Police: Mumbling woman pushes man to his death in front of subway train

For the second time in a month, a man has been shoved to his death in front of a train on a New York City subway platform, police said.

'Stormin' Norman' Schwarzkopf, lauded Gulf War commander, dies

Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, who led allied forces to a routing of Iraq in the 1991 Persian Gulf War and became one of the nation's most celebrated military heroes of the era, died Thursday, a U.S. defense official said. He was 78.

More snow, more frustrations as powerful storm pushes on

A powerful winter storm that whipped its way across the United States this week still had more to give early Friday. Portions of northern Maine face up to 13 more inches of snow, the National Weather Service said.

NRA president: Schools should have choice on how to arm

National Rifle Association President David Keene said Thursday that schools across the country should decide how best to defend students and faculty.

Obama, Senate back in Washington as fiscal cliff deadline looms

Let the endgames begin.

Whale on Queens beach is dead, NOAA says

A 60-foot-long finback whale that washed ashore in the Breezy Point neighborhood of Queens is dead, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.