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U.S. Senate approves deal to end shutdown, avoid default; Decision to be sent to the House of Representatives

The United States Senate has announced they have reached a deal to end the government shutdown and avoid default.

Despite GOP disarray, House to vote on shutdown plan

Finally, they will vote.

Former San Diego mayor pleads guilty to false imprisonment, battery against 3 women

Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner pleaded guilty Tuesday in a San Diego court to felony false imprisonment and two misdemeanor battery charges against a total of three women.

HARRY REID: Senate closer to deal on shutdown, debt ceiling

Negotiations heated up Monday on a Senate compromise to end the partial government shutdown and avoid a possible U.S. default, with congressional leaders heading to the White House after talks cited as progress toward a deal.

Walt Disney World's Avatar attraction

When James Cameron's box office smasher "Avatar" first hit theaters in 2009, fans couldn't stop raving about the special effects used to bring Pandora, the beautiful home of the blue-skinned Na'vi, to the big screen.

Doctor choice in Obamacare? Not so much

Premiums and deductibles may not be the only surprises awaiting Americans shopping for health insurance on the Obamacare e

'MasterChef' runner-up Josh Marks loses 'battle of his life,' commits suicide

"MasterChef" runner-up Joshua Marks was in "the battle of his life fighting mental illness" when he killed himself Friday, his family said Sunday.

72-year-old man survives 19 days, eating lizards and squirrels

When he came to, Gene Penaflor knew he had to do something. He didn't know how long he'd been unconscious; just that he was in the wilderness, a man of 72 who had lost his way while hunting deer.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Oscar Hijuelos dies at 62

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Oscar Hijuelos has died, his agent said Sunday. He was 62. Hijuelos was the first Latino to win the prestigious award for fiction for his 1989 novel, "The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love."

Congress cuts town despite no deal to end shutdown

And on the twelfth day, Congress rested. Despite the continuing government shutdown and the looming debt limit, many members of Congress headed out of town Saturday for the Columbus Day weekend.