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Las Vegas breaks tourism record with 40 million visitors

Las Vegas breaks tourism record with 40 million visitors

More than 40 million people have visited Las Vegas this year, which breaks a tourism record, according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

Cuba-U.S. relations change: Bells ring in Havana, anger erupts in Miami

Church bells rang out Wednesday afternoon in Havana, marking a major moment in history -- Cuba and the United States are renewing diplomatic relations after decades of ice-cold tension.

Nathaniel Kibby faces hundreds of charges in New Hampshire kidnapping

A 34-year-old man originally charged in the kidnapping of a New Hampshire teen is now facing 205 additional charges, according to two grand jury rulings.

Six charged in West Virginia water contamination

Almost one year after water for more than 300,000 West Virginia residents was contaminated because of a chemical spill, six former officials for the company responsible for the leak are facing federal charges.

What deluges? 11 trillion gallons of rain still needed to end California drought

About 11 trillion gallons of rain, or nearly 17 million Olympic swimming pools full.
One 'toothy catch'

One 'toothy catch'

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; a huge mako shark weighing 580 pounds was hooked out of the Gulf of Mexico Friday by visitors who'd come all the way from North Dakota to fish in the waters here.
Amazon unveils one-hour delivery in New York

Amazon unveils one-hour delivery in New York

Amazon now has a solution for some of its customers who can't wait a few hours for delivery.
Six charged in West Virginia water contamination

Six charged in West Virginia water contamination

Almost one year after water for more than 300,000 West Virginia residents was contaminated because of a chemical spill, six former officials for the company responsible for the leak are facing federal charges.
U.S. set to blame North Korea for Sony hack

U.S. set to blame North Korea for Sony hack

The U.S. is ready to blame North Korea for the crippling hack attack at Sony Pictures, as the studio said Wednesday it would cancel next week's planned release of its controversial comedy "The Interview."
Quinoa: Now part of a complete, balanced, breakfast

Quinoa: Now part of a complete, balanced, breakfast

 Ancient grains have stood the test of time. But now they must pass the test of the American cereal aisle.
Yellen: Cheap oil is good for America

Yellen: Cheap oil is good for America

 The dramatic plunge in oil prices might be spooking some investors, but Janet Yellen isn't worried at all. The Federal Reserve chief believes oil tumbling below $55 a barrel is like a tax cut for American consumers.
U.S. is set to blame N.Korea for the Sony hack

U.S. is set to blame N.Korea for the Sony hack

  The U.S. is getting ready to blame N.Korea for the mega hack on Sony Pictures as the studio said Wednesday it would cancel next week's planned release of its controversial comedy "The Interview."
9 questions you were embarrassed to ask about the Cuban embargo

9 questions you were embarrassed to ask about the Cuban embargo

 President Barack Obama will ease sanctions imposed against Cuba under the U.S. embargo after Cuba agreed to release American aid worker Alan Gross.
Yellen: Cheap oil is good for America

Yellen: Cheap oil is good for America

The dramatic plunge in oil prices might be spooking some investors, but Janet Yellen isn't worried at all. The Federal Reserve chief believes oil tumbling below $55 a barrel is like a tax cut for American consumers.
Gross release: How it happened

Gross release: How it happened

Alan Gross was in a Cuban prison Tuesday morning when his attorney, Scott Gilbert, phoned to say Gross would soon be released. There was a long pause.