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West Virginia ranked as No. 1 school -- for partygoers

Perhaps right now in Morgantown, West Virginia, they are raising a glass, or rather a mug, to celebrate their No. 1 ranking from the Princeton Review.

AAA: More travelers to hit the road during Labor Day weekend

Despite the recent uptick in gas prices, the last major travel holiday of the summer is expected to be busier.

Woman held captive in Philadelphia basement for a decade sues city

A 20 year old woman whose aunt allegedly beat her and held her captive for a decade in the basement of a Philadelphia apartment building has sued the city, claiming her ordeal could have been avoided if officials had acted appropriately.

Piers Morgan puts up empty chair after Akin cancels appearance

When the Republican Senate candidate who said "legitimate rape" rarely resulted in pregnancy canceled plans to appear on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight," the CNN chat show host did not hurriedly book another guest for his M

Celebration, surprise, humor after Augusta National admits first women

The offices of SPARK, a nationwide coalition of girls-only programs, were abuzz Monday as news spread about Augusta National's decision to allow female members for the first time in its 80-year history.

Judge throws out Lance Armstrong's lawsuit aimed at halting doping probe

A federal judge on Monday dismissed the latest lawsuit filed by champion cyclist Lance Armstrong aimed at halting the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's case against him.

High-tech clothes that make cocktails, turn see-through

Featuring risque-looking dresses that dispense cocktails and frocks that billow smoke, the clothes on show at the "Technosensual" exhibition could be mistaken for an auction of Lady Gaga's more bizarre outfits.

Today is National Lemonade Day

They say when life gives you lemons, make lemonade, and no one knows that better than the CEO of Alex's Lemonade Stand, Liz Scott, who is celebrating National Lemonade Day today, August 20.

Akin flub puts abortion at center of campaign debate

A campaign flub by a Republican Senate candidate shifted the political focus Monday to abortion and women's rights, as certain GOP nominee Mitt Romney and his conservative running mate faced a town hall-style meeting in New Hampshire.

Paying more for food? Blame the ethanol mandate

Because of the severe heat and drought in the Midwest, global food prices are going up. Why? Because the U.S. is the leading producer and exporter of staple grains. We are for food production what Saudi Arabia is for oil production.