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Family net worth plummets nearly 40 percent

The average American family's net worth dropped almost 40% between 2007 and 2010, according to a triennial study released Monday by the Federal Reserve.

Apple announces high-res laptops, a smarter Siri

UNITED STATES (CNN) — Faster, thinner laptops with hi-res screens. FaceTime video chatting over cellular networks. And a smarter Siri. But no upgrades to Apple TV.

Obama, GOP and economic blame game

President Barack Obama said Friday that partisan gridlock has helped hobble economic growth and has brought legislative business to a crawl, and he put the blame squarely on an uncooperative Congress.

Mississippi investigators look to positively identify homicide victim

A small town located along the beach in Mississippi is not used to hearing about violent crimes in their community.

Texas student declared dead after falling into river during field trip

A student from The University of Texas at El Paso is missing after he fell into the Colorado River at the Gold Bar recreation area near Moab, Utah, on Wednesday afternoon.

Hot air balloon hits power lines just after bride-to-be accepts proposal

A marriage proposal in southern Indiana concluded with a shock and trips to local hospitals late Wednesday, when the hot air balloon carrying the future bride and groom hit a power line and knocked the pilot unconscious, a sheriff's office

Peanut butter prank means students won't walk at graduation

The paint and the peanut butter were just the beginning.

Police: Musician Bob Welch kills self

Bob Welch, a guitarist who played with Fleetwood Mac before launching a solo career, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his chest, Nashville, Tennessee, police said Thursday. He was 66.

Morning-after pill's ties to abortion questioned, yet again

Is the morning-after pill also an abortion pill? That's seems a continuing question.

East Texas inmate tattoos displeasure for law enforcement on leg

A Trinity County man is displaying just how much he dislikes local law enforcement.