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Insanely pricey New Year's Eve parties

Even if your New Year's resolution is to spend money more wisely, there's still time for one more splurge on New Year's eve.

Final bow: Actor Joseph Ruskin is dead at 89

Joseph Ruskin, who acted in 25 films and 124 television shows, died of natural causes in a Santa Monica, California, hospital Saturday, SAG-AFTRA announced Tuesday. Ruskin was 89.

More than 2 million covered under Obamacare

More than 2 million people will have health insurance under Obamacare at the start of 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services said on Tuesday.

Arkansas governor asks for lieutenant governor's resignation

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe, a Democrat, has asked Republican Lieutenant Gov. Mark Darr, the state's second in command, to resign over campaign finance impropriety.

Pot sellers expect big turnout in Colorado for 1st day of sales

A licensed weed retailer in Colorado says her stores could run of out marijuana on New Year's Day, when it becomes legal to sell recreational pot under state law.

Female WWII pilots to be honored with float in Rose Parade

As a young woman growing up just miles from O'Hare Airport outside of Chicago, Lorraine Rodgers was fascinated with aviation.

Gas prices down in '13, set to go lower in '14

 Drivers fueled up for the lowest price in three years during 2013, according to AAA, and even lower prices are expected in 2014.

The top 12 campaign questions of 2014

Voters head to the polls next November for midterm elections and there's a ton at stake: Possible shifts in control of the U.S. Senate and House and some very interesting gubernatorial races with potential national implications.

Starbucks goes after pub for 'Frappicino beer"; pub sends $6, hilarious response

You've probably heard this one before: Little guy gets too close to a trademark held by a big company. Big company threatens legal action. Little guy backs off.

5 surprising facts about the Goodyear blimp

For generations, hundreds of millions of sports fans have seen the iconic Goodyear blimp hanging out above stadiums across the nation. Ever wonder how the thing actually flies?