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CNN Poll: Optimism on the economy drops

A new national survey indicates that the number of Americans who say things are going badly in the country is on the rise, as a growing number of people believe that economic conditions are getting worse.

Saving Flo Jo: Taking back a legacy

When Florence Griffith-Joyner signed up for her 1988 Olympic 100 meter trial at UCLA, few expected fireworks. But those who were there to witness her quarterfinal run couldn't comprehend what they were seeing.

Postal Service losses continue

The U.S. Postal Service's financial struggles continued into 2012, as the agency reported a $5.2 billion loss for the three months ended June 30 despite improved revenue from shipping and packaging.

U.S. drought drives up food prices worldwide

The drought that's drying up the Heartland isn't just an American problem. It's causing food prices to surge worldwide.

Tropical Storm Ernesto regains its punch in the Gulf

Tropical Storm Ernesto hugged the southern edge of the Bay of Campeche early Thursday, strengthening in its warm waters, the National Hurricane Center said. The storm's forecast map shows it regaining hurricane status.

Girl accuses father of waterboarding her

A Delaware doctor and his wife were arrested this week after their daughter told authorities that she was punished by "waterboading," police said.

Sheriff: Randy Travis threatened to kill trooper after he was arrested for causing DUI crash

On August 7, 2012 the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 at call 11:18 p.m. The caller stated there was a man lying in the roadway on F.M. 922 at Clover Road just outside of Tioga, Texas.

Twitter identifies user accused of making threat, police say

Twitter has released to authorities the identity of one of its users accused of posting violent threats against the Longacre Theater in New York, a police source said Wednesday.

Five Reasons to be Excited About Curiosity

NASA's newest adventure to Mars has begun!

Ernesto weakens to tropical storm

Ernesto weakened to a tropical storm early Wednesday as it doused Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula with rain, the National Hurricane Center said.