After a week at sea, much of it in conditions described as filthy, most passengers aboard the crippled Carnival Triumph will make it to shore Thursday night, only to face a long bus ride or other travel hassles to get back home.
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Minnesota college student survives night on porch in subzero temperatures
A University of Minnesota Duluth student suffered severe hypothermia and could lose her hands after she passed out on a freezing porch in subzero temperatures with only a jacket and boots to protect her from the cold.
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The head of the Deaf Federation of South Africa said the sign language interpreter on stage during Tuesday's memorial for Nelson Mandela was a fake.
Federal budget deal would have new hires pay more into pensions
Federal employees hired after Jan. 1 will make higher contributions toward their retirement benefits than current workers under a budget deal announced Tuesday night.
Rape victim plans lawsuit against Facebook
A rape victim said she plans to file a lawsuit against Facebook for refusing to voluntarily remove a fake page created in her name by her rapist and posting nude photos of her to it.
Can Putin re-create Fox News in Russia?
Among the many things Fox News has to answer for is the proof it has provided that news relentlessly slanted to match an agenda works: It can bring audience, financial success and influence, the three things any media owner craves.
VIDEO: DOT camera captures massive pileup
As a winter storm moved through Wisconsin over the weekend, a state Department of Transportation tower camera caught a chain reaction crash involving several vehicles in the southbound lanes of Highway 45 in Waukesha County, as reported on CNN.
VIDEO: Obama urges world to act on Mandela's legacy
President Obama spoke of former South African President Nelson Mandela's legacy of making peace by getting them to trust each other. Obama spoke at the memorial for Mandela in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Human trafficking battled by text message
A few months ago, a worker monitoring a hotline for the Polaris Project, a nonprofit group dedicated to combating human trafficking, received a text message from an 18-year-old woman in distress.
Inhofe decries Obama judicial selections
President Barack Obama plans to place three new appointees on the D.C. Circuit Court and he has the votes to do it, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe said at a recent visit to the Oklahoma Republican Party State headquarters.
“The first one is this gal Nina Pillard,” Inhofe said. “She is one of the staunchest pro-abortion persons in America. She’s been a pro-abortion leader. She’ll be on the D.C. circuit.”
In November, the Senate Republican blocked a vote on the nomination of Pillard to the D.C. Circuit. Fifty-six senators voted in favor of moving forward with the nomination.
Pillard is a tenured professor at Georgetown University. She is a former deputy assistant attorney general and a former assistant to the solicitor general.
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A man flying from Louisiana to California fell asleep during his flight and awoke alone, locked on the airplane at the airport.
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