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Walt Disney World's Avatar attraction

When James Cameron's box office smasher "Avatar" first hit theaters in 2009, fans couldn't stop raving about the special effects used to bring Pandora, the beautiful home of the blue-skinned Na'vi, to the big screen.

Doctor choice in Obamacare? Not so much

Premiums and deductibles may not be the only surprises awaiting Americans shopping for health insurance on the Obamacare e

'MasterChef' runner-up Josh Marks loses 'battle of his life,' commits suicide

"MasterChef" runner-up Joshua Marks was in "the battle of his life fighting mental illness" when he killed himself Friday, his family said Sunday.

72-year-old man survives 19 days, eating lizards and squirrels

When he came to, Gene Penaflor knew he had to do something. He didn't know how long he'd been unconscious; just that he was in the wilderness, a man of 72 who had lost his way while hunting deer.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Oscar Hijuelos dies at 62

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Oscar Hijuelos has died, his agent said Sunday. He was 62. Hijuelos was the first Latino to win the prestigious award for fiction for his 1989 novel, "The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love."

Congress cuts town despite no deal to end shutdown

And on the twelfth day, Congress rested. Despite the continuing government shutdown and the looming debt limit, many members of Congress headed out of town Saturday for the Columbus Day weekend.

Breaking Bad: Walter White's tighty whiteys go for $10,000

One super fan must be going through serious Breaking Bad withdrawal, because someone shelled out nearly $10,000 for a pair of Walter White's tighty-whiteys.

A slur or term of 'honor'? Controversy heightens about Washington Redskins

It's one of the NFL's bigger rivalries, the Cowboys vs. the Redskins.

House Republican: 'It's up to Senate Republicans'

House Republicans are slamming the White House for not negotiating with them.

Furloughed workers face unemployment claim mess

Tens of thousands of furloughed federal workers are now filing for unemployment benefits -- even though they will likely have to pay all of the money back.