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Glass Worker Turns Hero After Plane Slams Into Building

A quick-thinking glass worker who happened to be driving by when a pilot with a grudge smashed his plane into a Texas building is being hailed as a hero after helping many people escape the inferno that followed the crash.

South Carolina lawmaker seeks to ban federal currency

South Carolina Rep. Mike Pitts has introduced legislation that would mandate that gold and silver coins replace federal currency as legal tender in his state.

'Idol' streak comes to an end

For the first time in six years, "American Idol" didn't win its time period. After 222 victorious episodes, Wednesday's "Idol" was beaten at 9 p.m. by NBC's coverage of the Winter Olympics.

Obama-Dalai Lama meet shows U.S., China stay rivals

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama goes into today’s meeting with the Dalai Lama on notice that it will anger China’s leadership and add tension to an already strained relationship.

Tiger Woods to Discuss Past, Future Plans on Feb. 19

Tiger Woods will apologize for his behavior, and discuss his past and plans for the future, at a meeting in Florida on Feb. 19.

Sarah Palin tells Tea Partiers to pick a side

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin urged tea party activists on Tuesday night to “start picking a party.”

Haitian Judge Releases 8 of 10 American Missionaries

A Haitian judge said eight of the 10 U.S. missionaries arrested on charges of child kidnapping three weeks ago would be released Wednesday, while the other two will face further questioning, Reuters reported.

TSA to swab airline passengers' hands in search for explosives

Washington - To the list of instructions you hear at airport checkpoints, add this: "Put your palms forward, please."

President Obama to outspend FDR

After he signed a law last week authorizing the U.S. Treasury to borrow an additional $1.9 trillion, President Barack Obama delivered a characteristically sanctimonious speech.