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Romney lowers expectations for Ryan-Biden debate

During an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, GOP nominee Mitt Romney suggested his running mate, Paul Ryan is an inexperienced debater.

Stakes get higher in upcoming Biden-Ryan debate

A former senator vs. a congressman. A Catholic vs. a Catholic. A policy wonk vs. an experienced speaker. The elements are in place for an interesting debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan.

Toyota recalls 7.43 million cars

Toyota Motors announced a global recall Wednesday of 7.43 million cars due to a power window problem that poses a fire risk.

Ex-football player, 'Webster' star Alex Karras dead at 77

Alex Karras, the burly defensive lineman turned actor in the ABC sitcom "Webster," died Wednesday surrounded by his family in their Los Angeles home following a hard-fought battle with kidney disease, heart disease, dementia and stoma

Record skydive attempt from stratosphere aborted

A skydiver's historic free-fall from the stratosphere was aborted Tuesday after being delayed earlier due to weather concerns.

Man dies after bug eating contest

A 32-year-old man downed dozens of roaches and worms to win a python at a Florida reptile store, then collapsed and died outside minutes later.

Sex offender accused of unusual Obama, Romney threats

A convicted sex offender was arrested and charged with making death threats against President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Jerry Sandusky plans to speak at sentencing hearing

The attorney for convicted pedophile Jerry Sandusky says the former Penn State assistant football coach plans to assert his innocence during a sentencing hearing Tuesday.

DWI checkpoint planned for Bossier Parish

In an effort to combat impaired driving in our area, Louisiana State Police Troop G plans to conduct a DWI checkpoint on Thursday, October 11, 2012, from approximately 10:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at an undisclosed location in Bossier Parish.

Popular anti-depressant pulled following FDA review

The generic version of a popular anti-depressant drug, apparently isn't working for some people. The FDA says tests show that the generic version of Wellbutrin XL isn't as effective.