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Democrats seize on equal pay as a midterm issue

On March 9, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, the state's Republican candidate for governor, appeared on a Dallas television station and was asked a straightforward question.

A big idea, with a big price tag

Property taxes are easy to hate, and Texas property taxes are high enough to turn this civic irritation into a full-blown political issue.

New report: Couples spending more on weddings

Couples are spending more on weddings than ever before. A survey by found they spent an average of 30-thousand dollars last year. Venue and catering expenses ate up 13-thousand dollars of the budget.

Internal probe: Christie doesn't recall being informed of traffic jams

A top appointee of Chris Christie apparently told another official that he informed the New Jersey governor about the now-infamous traffic tie ups near the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee last year as they were occurring, according to a re

Montana newlywed Jordan Linn Graham gets 30 years in husband's murder

Less than nine months after she shoved her husband off a steep cliff just days into their marriage, a federal judge sentenced Jordan Linn Graham to 30 years in prison Thursday.

American Cancer Society encourages colon cancer screening

Bottom, bum. tuchus, rump. there are a lot of different names for the rear-end. Whatever you call it, it's important to have it checked as part of a colon cancer screening.

Study: 1 in 25 patients gets infection in hospital

Here are the results of an interesting study: About one in 25 U.S. hospital patients get an infection during their stay. That's according to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

At least 2 firefighters killed in Boston blaze

A nine-alarm fire broke out Wednesday at a brick brownstone in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood, killing at least two firefighters and injuring more than a dozen people, officials said.

Charlotte mayor accused of bribery, extortion

FBI agents on Wednesday arrested the mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, for allegedly taking tens of thousands of dollars worth of bribes "in exchange for the use of his official position," the U.S. attorney's office said.

Pearce, O'Rourke introduce bipartisan legislation to improve border patrolling accountability

Party lines were put aside Wednesday with a bi-partisan bill introduced in Congress that would enhance training for Customs and Border Protection officers and also increase transparency

Facebook, Candy Crush lead markets down

The markets played their own version of Candy Crush today with an emphasis on the crush part. All the major US indices ended lower Wednesday, with shares of big technology companies and other momentum stocks bearing the brunt.

Lollapalooza 2014 announces lineup

 It might feel like a throwback to the 1990s at this year's Lollapalooza.

Catwalk Recreation Area to reopen April 5

The public is invited to join the Gila National Forest April 5, 2014 for the reopening of the Catwalk Recreation Area. This event will be held in conjunction with the Glenwood Dutch Oven Cook-Off.

Study: Can stress lead to infertility?

A new study links stress to infertility. Researchers from Ohio State University followed about 400 couples for up to a year as the couples tried to conceive.