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Gun violence in PG-13 movies has tripled

When was the last time you saw a blockbuster film that didn't include a gun?

Fewer than 50,000 sign up on Obamacare website, media report suggests

The wait is going to be a little longer for the official enrollment numbers from the Affordable Care Act's health insurance exchanges.

Gas under $3 - coming to a station near you

It's becoming easier and easier to find gas for less than $3 a gallon.

Wal-Mart Black Friday deals start at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving day

Wal-Mart's Black Friday deal bonanza starts earlier than ever this year, at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

Retailers brace for a tough holiday season

The holidays may not be so merry and bright this year ... for retailers. Sales growth during the fourth quarter is shaping up to be the weakest since 2008, according to predictions from Morgan Stanley.

General asks for U.S. warships in typhoon relief

The Marine Corps general in charge of U.S. military aid efforts for victims of Typhoon Haiyan is asking the Pentagon to urgently send a number of amphibious warships to the Philippines.

SeaWorld challenges ban limiting interaction between whale and trainer

No stranger to performances, SeaWorld must put on a very different kind of show Tuesday in what could be a make-or-break day for the aquatic entertainment giant.

Military dad surprises son at school

A South Carolina boy got a heartwarming surprise at school just in time for Veteran's Day. His military dad arrived home from Afghanistan early and decided to surprise him with a little help from the school.

Who is Pfc. Clarence Merriott, and why was his Purple Heart for sale?

Mixed in with costume jewelry and trinkets was a gold and purple heart-shaped medal bearing the image of George Washington.

My dad carried the pain of war, alone

Every war veteran has stories. They can be shocking, harrowing, tragic -- sometimes even funny. The problem for families trying to understand those experiences, on Veterans Day and every day, is that they won't hear much about them.