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Washington landslide: Families pray for miracles as death toll expected to grow

With each passing day, the toll grows from a mountain that moved, a massive landslide that swallowed houses and trailers in Washington's Cascade Mountains.

How to prepare your pet for a vet visit

Like us, pets need to see a doctor on a yearly basis, to make sure they are healthy and happy. A lot of people think it's just a matter of bringing Fido or Fluffy to the office. But it's more than that.

McDonald's fights back with free coffee

It's another salvo in the ongoing fast-food breakfast war: McDonald's announced Friday that it will offer customers nationwide a free cup of McCafe coffee for two weeks.

Wal-Mart sues Visa for $5 billion over 'swipe fees'

In a battle of retailing titans, Wal-Mart Stores is suing Visa, accusing the credit card company of conspiring with banks to fix prices on the processing fees retailers are charged.

Appeals court upholds challenged parts of Texas abortion law

A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld parts of a Texas abortion law pertaining to hospital privileges for physicians who perform abortions and protocols for abortion-inducing drugs, a decision that drew starkly contrasting reactions on bot

Montana newlywed Jordan Linn Graham gets 30 years in husband's murder

Less than nine months after she shoved her husband off a steep cliff just days into their marriage, a federal judge sentenced Jordan Linn Graham to 30 years in prison Thursday.

Obama says government should stop collecting, holding bulk phone data

The federal government must get out of the business of collecting bulk data about Americans' telephone calls, President Barack Obama said Thursday, saying the information should instead be held by phone carriers who would then provide the m

Lollapalooza 2014 announces lineup

It might feel like a throwback to the 1990s at this year's Lollapalooza.

Dwarf planet discovered at solar system's edge

For anyone holding out hope of Pluto being reinstated as a major planet, you should probably do as they say in the movie "Frozen" and "let it go."

Slow down! A ticket hikes up your insurance

If you get a ticket for even the most minor driving violation, you'll not only have to pay a fine but are also likely to see a significantly higher insurance rate.