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Delta retires last DC-9

 Nearly half a century after it became the first U.S. airline to fly twin-engine DC-9s, Delta Air Lines retired the last of those venerable airliners from its commercial service Monday.

Paleo diet ranks last on 'best diets' list

Followers of the Paleo Diet may go prehistoric on U.S. News & World Report this week. The publication has ranked the controversial diet last on its "Best Diets Overall" list for 2014.

American mom wants European M&Ms

What gives M&Ms their bright colors? That depends on which country you're in.

Angry Dennis Rodman defends North Korea basketball game

 Basketball star Dennis Rodman defended his controversial visit to North Korea with a team of former NBA players in a combative exchange Tuesday, saying it was a "great idea for the world."

Afghan girl says she was sent on a suicide mission

A 10-year-old Afghan girl alleges she was pressured to carry out a would-be suicide bomb attack on a border police station in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province, officials said.

In key unemployment benefits vote, Democrats one vote short

One more Republican vote. That's all Senate Democrats needed as they scrambled to clear a hurdle to move forward on extending long-term unemployment benefits to 1.3 million Americans who lost them after the Christmas holiday.

Judge rules Chicago gun ban is unconstitutional

A federal judge ruled Monday that Chicago's ban on virtually all sales and transfers of firearms is unconstitutional.

Florida State rallies to beat Auburn in thrilling BCS title game

No. 1 Florida State re-emerged in the second half and rallied to defeat No. 2 Auburn 34-31 in the BCS National Championship college football game on Monday in Pasadena, California.

Stranded trains and massive temperature plunge: Polar vortex keeps on swinging

A 69-point drop. That's what New York suffered as the city awoke to a wind chill temperature of 14 below zero on Tuesday -- down from a wind chill temperature of 55 on Monday.

Shreveport man wanted in connection with New Year's Day shooting aressted

A man wanted by authorities in connection with a New Year's Day shooting is now in police custody following his arrest Sunday evening.