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House barely managed to pass 1.1 trillion dollar budget, but fight is far from over

Unless you were up very late last night, you may be waking up this morning wondering if the Federal Government has shut down. The answer is: not yet - but were sort of in limbo for couple of days.

Indiana mail carrier saves puppies from burning shed

Working as a mail carrier for six years, Melinda Thompson's never met a dog she didn't like.

Storm described as 'worst in years' lashes Pacific coast

A massive storm is dumping rain along the Pacific coast. In San Francisco high winds have knocked down trees and power lines, leaving tens of thousands without electricity.

Congress going down to the wire to pass budget

Hours before the government was set to run out of money, Congress is debating a bipartisan, trillion-dollar spending bill, and it may not have the votes to pass.

Homeowner leaves poop package for thieves

Revenge is a dish best served cold and in the case of a D.C. couple, stinky.

CIA Director defends harsh tactics, says they led to Osama bin Laden

In what came as a surprise to many, Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan said it is unknowable whether torture was necessary to get key intelligence in the frightening years after the September 11th attacks.

10-story missile silo for sale in New Mexico

It might be the safest home for sale in all of New Mexico. "I say come out and look, make an offer, and you can have your underground castle right away," said realtor Jim Moore.

55 get food poisoning at holiday office party

About 25 people were hospitalized Wednesday afternoon after a case of food poisoning at an office holiday party in Maitland, Florida.

Florida woman forced to give up 300 pet rats

A St. Petersburg, Florida woman's home is inundated with hundreds of pet rats. They're living in the walls and chewing through the furniture, and shockingly, Florine Brown is reluctant to let them go.

Good Samaritans rescue elderly woman trapped in sinking car

A 92-year-old Florida man is alive after he was rescued by two men who jumped in the water to save him. Port St. Lucie police say the elderly man's car drove into a pond Wednesday afternoon.

CIA torture report a best seller on Amazon

The best selling spy book on Amazon.com isn't some thriller from Tom Clancy or Ian Flemming. It's an electronic edition of the Senate's report on the CIA's brutal interrogation program, the so-called torture report.

Report: Non-student females face more sexual assault than students

Women not enrolled in college faced more cases of rape and sexual assault than those on campus for the period of 1995-2013, a new Department of Justice report shows.

Mother of Mississippi teen burned alive speaks out

The mother of 19-year-old Jessica Chambers hasn't been able to shut her eyes at night. The thoughts of her daughter burning alive are too much to bear.

Congress has until midnight to agree on budget or face shutdown

As of this morning, Congress has less than 24 hours to avoid a government shutdown, but the deal on the table isn't sitting well with some lawmakers.

Walgreens pulls Hanukkah wrapping paper containing swastikas from shelves

A California woman was shocked to find what appeared to be swastikas on Hanukkah wrapping paper. Cheryl Shapiro says she was shopping at a Walgreens in Northridge, CA, when she spotted the symbol on the holiday paper.