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Is this the world's most expensive chocolate?

 In the pantheon of fine chocolates, there's the gourmet boxes, the handmade bonbons and now there's a $260 h

Moody's: Louisiana's outlook changed from stable to negative

With a looming budget crisis, Moody's Investor Service has downgraded Louisiana's outlook from Stable to Negative.

Deadline to enroll in Affordable Care Act or face a penalty is fast approaching

Sunday is the deadline to get health insurance - or pay a fine. We're coming up on year two of the Affordable Care Act - "Obamacare," as many like to call it.

Waffle House offering romantic Valentine's Day meal

If you're not into fancy, then how about the Waffle House for your Valentine's Day dinner? For the eighth consecutive year, Waffle House will roll out the white tablecloths and candles.

Recreational pot brings $53 million in tax revenue to Colorado

It's been a year since Colorado became the first state in the nation to allow people to sell and buy pot legally in January 2014. And the state took in $53 million in tax revenue as a result.

Congress critical of Obama’s plan to combat ISIS

President Obama's new plan to combat ISIS is winning little support in Congress. Many Democrats fear that missions against ISIS in Iraq and Syria will not be limited, as the president promises.

Senate easily votes Ash Carter to be Defense Secretary

The Senate easily confirmed Ashton Carter, a former number two at the Pentagon, to be the new Secretary of Defense. The vote was 93 to 5.

Bill allowing firing squads instead of lethal injections expected to pass in Wyoming

A bill allowing firing squads to be used as a second option after lethal injections for Wyoming's death row inmates is expected to pass.

Dental visit saves life of Oklahoma girl

A routine dental visit turned into much more for Journee Woodard of Edmond, Oklahoma. The 11-year-old was up for a routine cleaning when hygienist Rachel Stroble noticed something odd about Journee's pearly whites.

Lack of snow in Alaska forces Iditarod to change its course

It's the magic of mushing that has kept veteran Iditarod racers like Jim Lanier out on the trails for decades.

Family dog travels 20 blocks, sneaks into hospital to see owner

If you ever doubted the connection between a dog and their human companion, you might want to think again. Nancy Francks is currently recovering from cancer surgery at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

3 winning tickets sold for $564.1 million Powerball jackpot

Three lucky tickets have matched the numbers on one of the largest jackpots in Powerball history. The $564.1 million jackpot will be split by winners in North Carolina, Texas and Puerto Rico.

Parents who adopted 14 children look to give 2 more a home

A Michigan couple who has already adopted more than a dozen children is looking to expand their family even more.

Congress deciding who will be in charge of war against ISIS

Congress is doing two important things today in the war against ISIS: They're looking over the President's request to expand the war, and deciding who will be in charge of it.

"60 Minutes" Reporter Bob Simon killed in car accident

Longtime CBS news reporter Bob Simon was killed in a car accident last night on Manhattan's West Side Highway. Simon died when the Lincoln town car he was riding in hit another car and slammed into a traffic barrier.