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Police officer removes snake from toilet

A bathroom break for one worker at an Alabama construction office ended with an unexpected scare. Willie Harris says he couldn't believe his eyes.

Louisiana man finds the word 'God' inside eggplant

In Louisiana, a cook says he got some Heavenly encouragement in the form of an eggplant.

Wal-Mart ranked as World's Largest Company

Based on revenue, Walmart is the World's Largest Company that according to Fortune Magazine's Global 500 list. Walmart earned 476 billion dollars this year.

Drinking a cup of joe may help with exercise

If you're a coffee lover, here's some good news. Drinking a cup of joe before a workout can help burn more calorie. That's the conclusion of a study published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise.

Immigration: Obama, Perry to meet

President Obama is nearly doubling the amount of money he's requesting from Congress to help in the battle over the border.

SOUTHCOM chief: Central America drug war a dire threat to U.S. national security

After observing the transnational organized crime network for 19 months as commander of U.S. Southern Command, I see the only viable approach is to work as closely as we can with as many nations in the region.

Israelis, Palestinians in game with no end

I would like to think that the horrific killings of Israeli and Palestinian children in recent days -- and the ongoing escalation between Israel and Hamas over Gaza -- will force a moment of truth, more rational thinking and real options to res

Police: N.C. grandfather shoots father, grandson fires back

A 84-year-old man shoots his son. So what does his grandson do, according to authorities, in his own father's defense? Shoot -- fatally, it turns out -- his grandfather.

Pilot buys pizza for delayed passengers

Adam Ritchie, a Domino's Pizza manager in Cheyenne, Wyoming, said he'd never received a call like the one he got Monday night. "I need to feed my whole plane," the caller told him.

Solange speaks on Jay Z fight: 'My family and I are all good'

Solange Knowles still isn't saying what prompted her elevator confrontation with her brother-in-law, Shawn "Jay Z" Carter, but she will tell you one thing: She's at peace about it.

President Obama seeks $3.7 billion for immigration emergency

President Barack Obama cares, the White House insisted Tuesday in asking Congress for $3.7 billion in emergency funds to better respond to the influx of immigrants illegally crossing the border into Texas.

Baby abandoned on New York subway platform, mother arrested

Police say they've arrested a 20-year-old homeless woman on suspicion of leaving her baby daughter in a stroller on a New York City subway platform this week.

Six Flags roller coaster car derails; 4 injured

A tree branch that fell on the tracks derailed a roller coaster car at a Six Flags amusement park Monday evening, leaving it dangling precariously and its occupants stranded for hours.

Study: One out of ten people could care less about politics!

According to a national poll, it appears one out of ten people could care less about politics!

New study: Poor eating habits blamed on DNA

Are you a junk food junkie? Maybe you can blame your parents.