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Colorado residents may get refund from pot tax

Colorado residents could see some green in their pockets thanks to the new recreational marijuana taxes.

120,000 visitors flock to ice caves on Lake Superior

For thousands of years, waves on the largest of the Great Lakes have battered northwest Wisconsin, shaping the dramatic sandstone caves of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.

8 most bizarre requests from hotel guests

Concierge requests are typically predictable: tickets to a show, flowers, artisanal chocolates. But some guests demand a truly outlandish hotel experience.

Ukraine crisis: Crimea votes in referendum that divides Russia, U.S.

 Residents of Ukraine's Crimea region headed to the polls Sunday to vote in a disputed referendum on whether to join Russia or become an effectively independent state connected to Ukraine.

'Tonight Show' favorite David Brenner dies at age 78

Comedian David Brenner, a regular on Johnny Carson's "The Tonight Show," has died after a battle with cancer, a family spokesman said Saturday. He was 78.

Search for Malaysia Airline plane widens, becomes more difficult

Nine days in, things have gotten a whole lot more difficult in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

Rice students develop life saving infant breathing machine

When Chokonjetsa was born, he weighed just over 2 pounds. His tiny, underdeveloped lungs struggled for each breath.

Sunken art exhibit opens up in the Maldives

Personally, we'd rather not have anything obstructing the incredible views from a Maldives resort. We could stare out the window for months -- especially if those windows are underwater.

Mother of Astronaut helps overturn CA murder conviction

After almost 17 years in prison, this was it: This was The Moment. Gloria Killian's murder conviction had been overturned. Carrying a small bag of her belongings, she walked out of prison as a free woman.