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Jeb Bush to 'actively explore' 2016 presidential bid

Jeb Bush to 'actively explore' 2016 presidential bid

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has decided to "actively explore" a presidential bid after conversations with his family over Thanksgiving, he said in a Facebook post Tuesday.
Amber Alert canceled for North Texas 4-year-old

Amber Alert canceled for North Texas 4-year-old

The Department of Public Safety has canceled an Amber Alert for a missing 4-year-old, Ricardo Lara.
Toys 'R' Us extends hours for last-minute shoppers

Toys 'R' Us extends hours for last-minute shoppers

As Christmas nears, Toys 'R' Us said it will keep its stores open for 39 straight hours, from 6 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23 through 9 p.m. the next day, Christmas Eve.
Ancient pharaoh statue rises again in Egypt

Ancient pharaoh statue rises again in Egypt

A massive statue of Pharaoh Amenhotep III was toppled in an earthquake some 3,000 years ago. It has risen again.
New York Governor signs bill making tattooing, piercing of pets illegal

New York Governor signs bill making tattooing, piercing of pets illegal

 New York, NY (WPIX) -- Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill into law banning the banning of piercing and tattooing pets for purely "cosmetic" purposes.
Struggling family surprised with new home for Christmas

Struggling family surprised with new home for Christmas

Kansas City, MO (KCTV) -- A family will be spending the holidays in their brand new home thanks to a Jackson County program that helps people turn their lives around.
Baby born in taxi cab near downtown strip club

Baby born in taxi cab near downtown strip club

Nashville, TN (WSMV) -- A local couple has quite a story to tell about their new pride and joy.
Despite discrepancies, Dorian Johnson consistent in accounts of Brown shooting

Despite discrepancies, Dorian Johnson consistent in accounts of Brown shooting

 (CNN) -- Dorian Johnson, who was walking with Michael Brown before Officer Darren Wilson fatally shot Brown in August, told remarkably similar stories in an interview with county and federal authorities in August and in testimony to the g
Arrest made in Auburn football player's killing

Arrest made in Auburn football player's killing

 (CNN) -- Police have arrested Markale Deandra Hart, 22, in connection with the shooting death of a freshman Auburn University football player, the Auburn Police Division said in a news release Sunday.
Police in Pa. search for man suspected of killing ex-wife, 5 former in-laws

Police in Pa. search for man suspected of killing ex-wife, 5 former in-laws

 (CNN) -- Police in Pennsylvania mounted an intense search Monday in the Philadelphia suburbs for a man suspected of killing his ex-wife and five former in-laws, the district attorney for Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, said at a Monday n
Solar sunflower inspired by nature could bring clean energy anywhere

Solar sunflower inspired by nature could bring clean energy anywhere

 Editor's note: Tomorrow Transformed explores innovative approaches and opportunities available in business and society through technology.
Taliban militants dead after killing at least 130, mostly children, in Pakistan school

Taliban militants dead after killing at least 130, mostly children, in Pakistan school

 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (CNN) -- A deadly, hours-long siege of a school in northwest Pakistan ended Tuesday evening with all the Taliban militants responsible killed, at least 130 people -- most of them children -- dead and a country once aga
Senate terror bill debate won't sack Super Bowl

Senate terror bill debate won't sack Super Bowl

 WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Congressional gridlock may have come close to shutting the government down, but Americans can breathe easy: D.C. won't shut down the Super Bowl.
Angelina Jolie's chickenpox explained

Angelina Jolie's chickenpox explained

 (CNN) -- Actress Angelina Jolie is missing the premiere of her own film Unbroken because she says she has been diagnosed with chickenpox.
Schools closed as manhunt goes on for Pennsylvania shooting spree suspect

Schools closed as manhunt goes on for Pennsylvania shooting spree suspect

 (CNN) -- Dread and uncertainty hung over Montgomery County, north of Philadelphia, early Tuesday as authorities hunted for a former Marine reservist suspected of killing his ex-wife and five former in-laws.