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Bidding for Jesse Owens' 1936 gold medal tops $200,000

It is one of the most important medals in Olympics history. In 1936 Jesse Owens won it and three others at the Berlin Games, spoiling Adolf Hitler's planned showcase of Aryan superiority.

Dierks Bentley leads a joyride for a cause

With a rev of his Harley-Davidson's engine and a smile, Dierks Bentley plays leader of the pack once a year on his annual fund-raiser, Miles and Music for Kids.

Justices deny petitions over online sales taxes

The Supreme Court has rejected appeals from two big online retailers over the ability of states to tax their sales.

Drag racing called possible factor in 'Fast & Furious' actor Paul Walker's death

Drag racing may have been involved in the fiery crash that killed "Fast & Furious" actor Paul Walker on Saturday, an investigator said Monday.

Mother treks through foggy Alaska night to guide rescuers to plane crash

The small plane had crashed in an extremely remote part of Alaska, miles from the tiny village of St. Mary's.

New York train derails; kills 4

Even though the train was careening around a curve, Amanda Swanson felt the wreck in slow motion.

Dozens injured in 70-vehicle pileup on icy Massachusetts road

 One after the other, dozens of cars and trucks slammed into the back of a multicar crash in Massachusetts until about 70 vehicles had been wrecked and at least 35 people had been taken to hospitals, the Massachusetts State Police said Sun

Administration: HealthCare.gov working smoothly

 Two months after coming online, the beleaguered HealthCare.gov website works "smoothly for the vast majority of users," the Obama administration claimed Sunday, the self-imposed deadline for getting the website up and running.

Cyber Monday: Life imitating hype

Cyber Monday is finally living up to its name. When it started in 2005, the first Monday after the Thanksgiving weekend was only the 10th busiest day of the year for online sales, according to comScore.

Montana appeals former teacher's one-month sentence for rape of teen

 Montana is fighting to get a former teacher back behind bars after he served only a month for raping a 14-year-old girl.