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Rare hybrid eclipse graces the sky

Some skygazers along the East Coast of North America witnessed a spectacular solar eclipse Sunday morning. The eclipse was visible for a few minutes from parts of North America, South America, the Middle East, Europe, and Africa.

Alligator captured in Chicago's O'Hare Airport

Carrying an alligator bag on an airline flight is fine, but live alligators are banned from boarding. That might explain why a toothy reptile was slithering around Chicago's O'Hare International Airport on Friday.

Schumer backs Clinton in Iowa: '2016 is Hillary's time'

 There was no presidential contender at Saturday night's Democratic Party Jefferson Jackson dinner in Iowa, but that doesn't mean 2016 talk wasn't on the menu.

A year after the 2012 election, Romney talks 2016

Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney dismissed reports that he passed over New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as his running mate because of Christie's weight.

Ayotte wants 'timeout' on Obamacare

 Echoing her Republican colleagues in the Senate, Sen.

Shooting at North Carolina university leaves one injured

One person was hospitalized Saturday after a shooting at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, authorities said.

Prosecutor: LAX suspect shot TSA officer, left, returned to shoot him again

 A true explanation of why a gunman unleashed terror at Los Angeles International Airport may lie in the hospital bed of Paul Ciancia. But no secrets are coming out.

Tenn. Republican surprises Sebelius with book: "Web Sites for Dummies"

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was already having a rough week when she was presented with an unwelcome gift at an event in Memphis on Friday.

San Fran to be turned into Gotham City for 'Batkid'

A 5-year-old boy named Miles doesn't know it yet, but he's about to have a big day of crime fighting ahead of him.

More repairs, outages planned for the weekend, the beleaguered Obamacare federal insurance exchange website, will be down for "extended maintenance" Saturday night as a government technology team works to correct the problems that have plagued it over the past mont