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75 economists back minimum wage hike

A Democratic proposal to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour got the backing Tuesday of 75 leading economists.

'Octomom' Nadya Suleman charged over stripper, adult film earnings

Octuplets mom Nadya Suleman faces welfare fraud charges as she's accused of not reporting money earned as a topless dancer and adult film actress.

3-D printing tries to find a home

The companies that make 3-D printers want a spot in your home. They're just not sure exactly why you need one of their futuristic devices yet.

Violence erupts as Egyptians vote on new constitution

Violence marked the beginning of a two-day referendum as Egyptians went to the polls Tuesday for the second time in 13 months to reshape their country's future. Six people died in clashes, according to a CNN count.

Winners and losers in Congress' $1 trillion spending deal

You could read the entire 1,582-page, $1 trillion omnibus spending plan announced in Congress Monday night. Or you can check out our handy cheat sheet of some of the key winners and losers in the plan. Winners

Ex-U.S. soldier accused of trying to join al Shabaab gets 7 years

A former U.S. soldier charged with attempting to join a terrorist group was sentenced to seven years in prison Monday after pleading guilty to destroying records that could be used in a terror investigation, federal prosecutors said.

New Mexico doctors can help terminal patients die, judge says

In a decision sure to cause debate, a New Mexico judge has ruled that terminally ill, mentally competent patients have the right to get a doctor to end their lives.

Owner of Colorado dog sled business charged with animal cruelty

The front page of the website for Krabloonik, a dog sled operation near Aspen, Colorado, shows healthy, happy-looking dogs pulling a sled through snow.

Family wants answers in man's mysterious death in Texas

On a cold, rainy night in late November, Douglas Wright sat amid brambles and thick East Texas underbrush, watching over the body of his 28-year-old son, Alfred, who had disappeared almost three weeks earlier.

High court rejects review of Arizona's 20-week abortion ban

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned aside Arizona's appeal to reinstate its law banning most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. A federal appeals court last year said the restrictions were unconstitutional.