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Sen. Jim DeMint will step down from Senate

Republican Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina will resign from his Senate seat as of Dec. 31 to take over as head of the Heritage Foundation, his office announced Thursday.

"Touch" Connects With a Special Two-Hour Season Two Premiere Friday, February 8, on FOX

  TOUCH, the critically acclaimed adventure drama series starring Emmy Award winner Kiefer Sutherland (“24”),

Newspaper takes heat over haunting subway photo

The man in the picture has his back to the camera. He's desperately clawing at a subway platform, looking right at the train that's bearing down on him as he stands on the tracks.

Over 7,000 jobs to be created due to largest manufacturing investment in state’s history

Today Sasol Ltd. Announced plans to invest between $16 billion and $21 billion in an integrated GTL and ethane cracker complex in Westlake. The facility is expected to create roughly 1,253 direct jobs and roughly 5,886 indirect jobs.

Alabama wins berth in BCS title game

No. 2 Alabama held off a furious late charge by No. 3 Georgia on Saturday to earn a spot in the BCS National Championship game.

Hatch, Obama clash on fiscal cliff in weekly addresses

Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah on Saturday railed against White House proposals put forward earlier this week in the ongoing fiscal cliff debate.

Minnesota tests lottery-ticket purchases at the pump

The next time Minnesota drivers looking to play the Powerball lottery pay at the pump, the pump might pay them back.

Marijuana advocates hope to rise from 'prohibition'

Turn on a television show or open a magazine in the United States today and you're bound to see someone with a drink in hand -- something unthinkable nearly a century ago.

Facebook Powerball ticket a phony

A ticket of a fake winning Powerball ticket has been circulating on Facebook since Thursday.

'I knew I had to help,' cop says of charity act gone viral

New York police Officer Larry DePrimo's gift of boots to a barefoot homeless man on a cold November night warmed the hearts of America when a candid photo of the act spread on the Internet.