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Cancer claims wife of NASCAR legend

The Houston Chronicle reports: Lynda Petty, the wife of NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty, has died after battling cancer. She was 72.
3 Secret Service agents benched before Obama trip

3 Secret Service agents benched before Obama trip

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; The Secret Service sent three agents home from the Netherlands just before President Barack Obama's arrival after one agent was found inebriated in an Amsterdam hotel, the Secret Service said Tuesday.
13 crazy tax deductions

13 crazy tax deductions

From hermit crab food and Viagra to a toupee and scuba trips, taxpayers (try to) deduct the wildest things. Check out these 13 crazy tax deductions. Hermit crab food
Wife: Penn State sex abuse scandal takes toll on Sandusky children

Wife: Penn State sex abuse scandal takes toll on Sandusky children

It is when talking about her own children or grandchildren that Dottie Sandusky chokes up with emotion, when the pain of her husband's conviction for sexually abusing young boys rises to the surface.
Connecticut boosts minimum wage to $10.10 by 2017

Connecticut boosts minimum wage to $10.10 by 2017

Connecticut is the latest state to boost its minimum wage, pushing it to $10.10 by 2017.
Mom charged in death of 13-year-old son who weighed 21 lbs

Mom charged in death of 13-year-old son who weighed 21 lbs

A North Dakota woman has been charged with murder in the starvation death of her son.
Labor Board rules Northwestern University football players are employees, can unionize

Labor Board rules Northwestern University football players are employees, can unionize

The National Labor Relations Board in Chicago has ruled that football players at Northwestern University are employees and can unionize, the school announced Wednesday.
Want Samoa? Girl Scout smashes world record for cookie sales

Want Samoa? Girl Scout smashes world record for cookie sales

(CNN) -- Most anyone who has snacked on a Samoa or thrown down a Thin Mint knows they can be hard to resist. But selling them? One Girl Scout in Oklahoma has found that she, too, just can't get enough.
Five things to know for your New Day -- Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Five things to know for your New Day -- Wednesday, March 26, 2014

(CNN) -- Complex calculations help pinpoint where the Malaysia Airlines jetliner went down. Rescue teams continue their grim search after a deadly Washington state landslide.
Families of landslide missing: 'We haven't lost hope'

Families of landslide missing: 'We haven't lost hope'

DARRINGTON, Washington (CNN) -- Four days after anyone has been pulled alive from the wall of mud that rolled over two towns north of Seattle, some relatives of the missing had not given up on Wednesday.
Windows XP's open invitation to hackers

Windows XP's open invitation to hackers

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The death of Windows XP is just days away, and experts say businesses that don't upgrade are basically sending an open invitation to cybercriminals.
The guns that know who's firing them: Can smart tech make firearms safer

The guns that know who's firing them: Can smart tech make firearms safer

(CNN) -- As a teenager, Omer Kiyani was shot in the face with an unsecured firearm. He still struggles with the trauma.
Top incomes can be fleeting

Top incomes can be fleeting

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- There are few lifetime memberships in the exclusive club of high-income taxpayers.
Rich Chinese overwhelm U.S. visa program

Rich Chinese overwhelm U.S. visa program

HONG KONG (CNNMoney) -- A dramatic surge in interest from wealthy Chinese is threatening to overwhelm a U.S. program offering investors green cards in exchange for cash.
How your brain makes moral judgments

How your brain makes moral judgments

(CNN) -- Imagine a CEO wants to profit from a venture that, by the way, involves emitting pollution toxic to the environment, but she doesn't care because the goal is profit.