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  • news_exercise.jpg Fitness experts decry ‘resolution dependency’

    One of the country’s best-known fitness center chains is launching an initiative to wean people from what it calls an over-dependence on New Year’s resolutions.

    December 30, 2013 1 Photo

  • Tiffany-Wait.jpg Mother says atheist group saved her Christmas

    A mother who claimed she was turned away from a church’s toy giveaway because she wouldn’t let volunteers hold her baby says her Christmas was saved by an Oklahoma atheist group.

    December 29, 2013 1 Photo

  • VIDEO: Diving Santa swims with sharks

    Even Santa Claus enjoys a swim. At the Tokyo Aquarium, children watched as a diver dressed up as Santa Claus fed fish inside a tank and hugged the aquarium's sharks.

    December 18, 2013

  • VIDEO: Mega Millions $636 million jackpot spurs charitable thoughts

    The prospect of a $636 million jackpot for personal use may be alluring, but charity is also on the minds of people purchasing Mega Millions tickets before Tuesday night's big drawing. Samara Sodos talked to some people who were more interested in giving than receiving.

    December 17, 2013

  • BARBOUR_Miranda.jpg Young newlyweds charged with Craigslist murder

    A month after a Pennsylvania man was found stabbed to death in an alley, authorities have charged a recently married young couple in his death and they're looking into other possible murders tied to adult companionship ads placed by the couple.

    December 10, 2013 3 Photos

  • Screen shot 2013-12-06 at 4.21.34 PM.png VIDEO: Plane tries to land sideways

    An Emirates Boeing 777 plane tilted sideways as it tried to land at the Birmingham airport during strong wind gusts in the United Kingdom on Thursday.

    December 7, 2013 1 Photo

  • Screen shot 2013-12-06 at 11.50.43 AM.png VIDEO: World reacts to death of Mandela

    Nelson Mandela spent nearly a third of his life as a prisoner of apartheid before leading South Africa in a relatively peaceful transition of power that inspired the world. The iconic figure died Thursday at the age of 95.

    December 6, 2013 1 Photo

  • screenshot tips.jpg VIDEO: Mystery restaurant patron leaving thousands of dollars in tips

    A mysterious patron is dining at various restaurants and bars, then leaving anywhere from $500 to $10,000 in tips.

    December 3, 2013 1 Photo

  • screenshot ocean.jpg VIDEO: Man found alive in the depths of the ocean

    A man spent more than 60 hours trapped in a capsized tugboat at the bottom of the ocean off the coast of Nigeria before being rescued.

    December 3, 2013 1 Photo

  • 12-2 Hartke, Clarence obit photo Clarence Hartke Clarence F. 'Barney' Hartke, 93 of Dieterich, passed away at 1:55 am, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at Lakeland Rehabilitation Center in Effingham. Funeral Services will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Bishop Creek, with burial

    December 1, 2013 1 Photo

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