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Happiest states in America, Texas in top half

UNDATED - Ever wondered if you'd be happier in sunny Florida or snow-covered Minnesota? New research on state-level happiness could answer that question.

Democrats Descend IntoSenate Health Care Brawl

With just days left to prove they can pass health care legislation, Senate Dems seeking a rendezvous with history have instead detoured to an intraparty fight

Climate Talks Bog Down in Last-Minute Disputes

The U.N. climate talks are running into serious problems, just hours before President Barack Obama and other world leaders are scheduled to gather for their climate summit.

Credit Card Has Eyebrow-Raising 79.9 Percent Interest Rate

The bloated APR is how First Premier Bank, a subprime credit card issuer, is skirting new regulations intended to curb abusive practices in the industry.

Military Officers Warned of Flaw in U.S. Drones in 2004

Members of the Pentagon's Joint Staff discussed the potential security shortfall of drone feeds in 2004 and 2005, according to two officers with direct knowledge of the deliberations.

Climate Deal Melting Away

President taking lowered expectations to Copenhagen as complex negotiations stall climate change deal• EXCLUSIVE: New World Environmental Regulator?

Irony falls from above, global warming summit covered in snow

COPENHAGEN - World leaders flying into Copenhagen today to discuss a solution to global warming will first face freezing weather as a blizzard dumped 10 centimeters (4 inches) of snow on the Danish capital overnight

'Robin Hood' Gambler Planning Next Score in Vegas

A high-stakes blackjack player who wants to use his gambling skills to help a family in financial need has set a September 15 deadline for candidates to enter video submissions to his Web site.

Schwarzenegger-Palin square off on climate change

San Francisco – The Sarah Palin-Arnold Schwarzenegger clash over climate change pits two Republican stalwarts in a tiff that brings to the fore the divisions within the GOP on environmental policy and global warming

Medical Journal: Santa Needs to Clean Up His Act

With his portly belly and a fondness for a brandy-fuelled spin on the sleigh, Santa Claus is hardly the picture of health or safety.