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Obama announces major shift in U.S./Cuba relations

American Alan Gross is back on U.S. soil following five years in a Cuban prison. His release and return are part of the first step of major changes in relations between the United States and Cuba.

New EPA coal ash regulations will impact 33 states

The Environmental Protection Agency is set to issue its first ever guidelines on the handling and storage of coal ash.

Theaters pull ‘The Interview’ after threat from hacking group

The group claiming responsibility for the massive data breach at Sony is stepping up its attack on the entertainment giant.

Wealth gap between middle class and rich widest ever

Not only are middle class suffering from stagnant incomes, their wealth hasn't grown at all either. That's led to the widest wealth gap on record between the middle class and the rich.

Florida donor drops gold teeth in Salvation Army kettle

For more than 100 years, the Salvation Army Kettle Program has provided help for people in need. Lately, they've been seeing donations a little different than the standard dollars and change.

Meteorologist shot outside Texas TV station

Police are searching for a gunman who shot a Central Texas meteorologist outside the KCENTV station in Eddy, Texas early this morning.

9 questions you were too afraid 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.

Psychiatrist: mom who drove van with kids into ocean is ‘stable’

The hearing for the mother who was found legally insane after driving her children into the ocean in Daytona Beach continued Wednesday.

Cuba frees U.S. prisoner Alan Gross

American Alan Gross is back on U.S. soil following five years in a Cuban prison.

Virginia elementary school hires woman indicted on heroin charges

Parents at S.P. Morton Elementary school say school leaders should have done their homework, after hiring a woman following her arrest for distributing heroin.

U.S. expected to ease trade restrictions on Cuba

The United States is planning to ease trade restrictions on Cuba. It is a major step that could lead to finally ending the Cold War era embargo, a tasty prospect for business in both countries.

'7th Heaven' actor Stephen Collins admits to molesting 3 girls

"7th Heaven" star Stephen Collins has admitted to inappropriate sexual contact with three female minors, People reports.

Returning military dad surprises son with Santa disguise

6-year-old Aaron Williams had no idea he was about to be one of the main characters in his own Christmas story when he went to school in Mount Juliet, Tennessee Tuesday.

Creator of 'Clifford the Big Red Dog,' dead at 86

Norman Bridwell, the creator of "Clifford the Big Red Dog," has died, according to his publisher, Scholastic. Bridwell died December 12 in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. He was 86.

Pennsylvania gunman found dead after killing ex-wife, family

An intense manhunt for the Pennsylvania man accused of killing his ex-wife and five of her family members is over. Police discovered the body of Bradley Wtone dead in the woods near Pennsburg home Tuesday afternoon.