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College football's most valuable teams

The University of Texas Longhorns won’t play for the national championship until Jan. 7, but when it comes to team value, they’re already college football’s runaway winners.

Report: Madoff treated for face, rib injuries

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – Disgraced financier Bernard Madoff was hospitalized late last week and treated for facial fractures, broken ribs and a collapsed lung, a Raleigh, North Carolina television station reporte

Toy Company's Cartoon Riles Global Warming Skeptics

Global warming skeptics are blasting Build-A-Bear Workshop for being anything but soft and cuddly, accusing the well-known toy company of trying to indoctrinate young children with a series of videos warning of the effects of climate change.

U.S. Dad, Son Reunited in Brazil After 5-Year Battle

A Brazilian family delivered a 9-year-old boy to his American father in Brazil on Thursday, ending a five-year custody battle.

Daylong Va. Post Office Standoff Ends Peacefully

A daylong standoff at a small-town Virginia post office ended peacefully with three hostages being released and a suspect who came out of the building in a wheelchair in custody, police said late Wednesday.

Retirement: What to expect in 2010

UNDATED - In most years, retirement benefits increase to keep up with inflation. But 2010 will be far from typical.

Police: 5 People Held Hostage Inside Virginia Post Office

Authorities in Wytheville are dealing with a hostage situation at the town's post office.

Millions could miss BCS bowl games

UNDATED - It's easy to trash Fox's consistently ham-fisted presentation of BCS games over the last three years — the endless shots of the Kansas band and over-the-top Tebow love will go down in bad broadcastin

Plane overshoots runway in Jamaica

KINGSTON, JAMAICA - An American Airlines flight carrying more than 150 people skidded off a rain-slicked runway as it landed in Jamaica Tuesday night, hitting a fence and plowing into a sandy embankment before it ca