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Obama, Congress head back to work but with different agendas

It's back to work this week for President Obama and the new Republican-led Congress. Congress returns tomorrow. President Obama is already back in Washington for a few days.

Family fights for custody over missing Chihuahua

Easley, SC (WHNS) -- The battle over who should own a chihuahua in Easley that got loose in 2012 is now over, according to a ruling by a magistrate judge in Easley.

Pregnant passenger in labor diverts Delta flight

(CNN) -- Another flight, another woman goes into labor.

Obama-care finally hits employers

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Many employers now have to comply with Obamacare.

U2's Bono afraid he won't play guitar again

(CNN) -- Bono has shared with fans that recovery from an accident has been slow going and that he's worried he may never play guitar again.

Oxford English Dictionary explains new words from '2014'

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- There's nothing fun about eating lunch at your desk. But now the overworked have a new term to use when they complain about it.

New Year's Eve storm brings snow to AZ Grand Canyon

A snowy start to 2015 for Arizona's Grand Canyon national park. The flakes started flying on New Year's Eve -- and continued right on into the New Year -- leaving the south rim of the canyon coated in snow.

Legal marijuana in Colorado: One year later

One year ago, the eyes of the entire country were on Colorado, as the first legal pot shops opened their doors for recreational sales. 365 days later -- the state's experiment is still far from complete.

Elvis Presley's planes up for auction

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Elvis Presley, the King of Rock and Roll, liked to travel in style.

5 powerful benefits of 'pro-aging' thinking

(CNN) -- From magazine covers to billboards, youth is glamorized as the image of beauty and the prime of life. We are inundated with the message that aging is something we should dread and perhaps even fight.

Future cities may harvest energy from human footsteps

(CNN) -- From footfalls to climbing stairs, to opening doors, the cities of the future will look at ways of tapping energy from all the mechanical energy we expend going about our daily lives.

Something green, something yellow: Oregon fans wed at Rose Bowl

PASADENA, California (CNN) -- Two obsessed Oregon Ducks football fans plunged into the end zone of holy matrimony in front of the Rose Bowl Thursday morning.

Cleveland transfers Tamir Rice investigation to county authorities

The investigation into the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy by a Cleveland police officer has been transferred to the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Department, the city of Cleveland announced Friday.

Economists optimistic about 2015

The collapse of oil prices that sent gas prices plummeting was the gift that kept on giving for consumers at the end of 2014, and economists say that will likely continue for a while in 2015, saving drivers 750 dollars a year.

Mega ratings for ESPN's college football playoffs make cable TV history

The two highest-rated broadcasts in cable TV history now belong to ESPN thanks to the new college football playoffs.