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Battling the winter blues

The cold and dark days of winter can definitely make some folks feel down, but before your invest in light therapy, investigate other potential mood busters.

Sotomayor to help usher in 2014 at Time Square Celebration

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will help usher in 2014 in New York's Times Square. The Bronx native will push the ceremonial button lowering the famous crystal ball Tuesday night.

Good news for home buyers

Some good news if you're in the market for a new home. A mortgage fee hike that was set to take effect in April has been put on hold, and may be canceled. The increase would have hit loans backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

New poll: Americans happy with Pope Francis

Pope Francis is about to celebrate his first Christmas at the Vatican and a new poll suggests American Catholics are happy he's at the helm of their church.

So far, H1N1 hitting hard in Texas

Texas is considered a "High Danger Area" this flu season, according to the Centers For Disease Control. So far, there are 6 deaths reported in Houston tied to H1N1. 

Cracker Barrel putting 'Duck Dynasty' items back on shelves

Restaurant chain Cracker Barrel is putting "Duck Dynasty" items back on the shelves. This is a reversal for the company.

Obamacare deadline Monday

Today (Monday) the last day to sign up for an Obamacare plan if you want health insurance coverage by January 1, 2014.

Health insurance canceled? Get catastrophic coverage

The White House announced a new option for Americans who had their insurance plans canceled as a result of Obamacare. Americans with canceled policies will now be allowed to buy catastrophic coverage under a hardship exemption.

Verizon to 'come clean' on number of data requests

Verizon Communications Inc. is coming clean. The cell phone giant is going to release a report that shows the number of requests for customer info it received from the authorities in 2013.

Service members upset at military cuts proposed in budget

  A bipartisan budget plan was approved today by the Senate.  It's on it's way to the President's desk.  The plan avoids another government shutdown until at least 2015, but military retirement benefit cuts agreed to

Obama to send openly gay athletes to Russia

In what's seen as a snub to the Russian Government, neither President Obama nor any other high level U.S.

One person, gunman dead in Reno medical building shooting

 [Breaking news update at 6:43 p.m. Tuesday]

Happy Birthday Pope Francis

Happy Birthday, Pope Francis! The Pontiff is 77 years young today (Tuesday).

New poll: 2016 Christie edged out Clinton in Iowa

It's arguably the most important state in the race for the White House.

Fired chef gets revenge on Twitter

 If you've ever been fired, you know the desire to get even with your boss. So when Jim Knight was fired from his position as head chef for The Plough, a restaurant in the UK, he had a special opportunity.