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Tie Between Drinking and Exercise

     It's not uncommon, hitting the gym during the day in exchange for drinks later but researchers are putting that and other theories to the test.

Gunmaker calls for boycott of Liam Neeson movies

LONDON (CNNMoney) -- Liam Neeson has made a dangerous new enemy. Gunmaker PARA USA has called for an industry boycott of movies starring the actor after he criticized U.S. gun policy during a press tour for his latest film.

Alan Gross is Obama guest at State of the Union

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Alan Gross, the American contractor whose release from prison in Cuba last month heralded a new era in U.S.-Cuba relations, will sit alongside First Lady Michelle Obama during Tuesday's State of the Union address.

Amazon is going to make movies

Amazon is getting into the movie-making business.

Fitness expert Greg Plitt dies after being struck by train

Fitness expert and reality TV personality Greg Plitt died on Saturday after being hit by a commuter train in Burbank, California.

Seahawks and Patriots set for Super Bowl XLIX

The defending NFL champion Seattle Seahawks downed the Green Bay Packers 28-22 in overtime, in Sunday's NFC Championship Game. Seattle is the first team in 10 years to play in back-to-back Super Bowls.

Police capture teen 'Bonnie & Clyde'

 A teen couple from Kentucky was arrested Sunday after two weeks on the run following a series of car and gun theft

Obama tax plan: Middle-class credits, increases for rich

In his upcoming State of the Union speech, President Barack Obama will call on Congress to simplify a tax code he deems overly complicated and weighted toward wealthy Americans, administration officials said Saturday.

Police: Two dead, one injured in Florida mall shooting

A second person has died after a shooting Saturday in the food court of a central Florida mall, Melbourne police said.

School buses: The devil's ride?

A Tennessee mother is concerned about what she says is a Satanic symbol on a school bus.

Arizona officer killed, body cam of shooting released

The Flagstaff, Arizona Police Department has released body camera video that shows an officer's final moments alive. Officer Tyler Stewart was on a domestic violence call last month.

Supreme Court agrees to take on same-sex marriage issue

The U.S. Supreme Court decided Friday it will tackle the issue of whether same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry, or whether states are allowed to ban gay marriage.

'Selma' White House screening

 It seems President Barack Obama is siding with the movie critics, not the Academy, when it comes to the movie "Selma."

Officials Seize Pet Alligator that Family kept illegally for 37 years

 Jaxson the alligator had apparently been living with the Mattson family for more than 37 years.

Parents of Teen Accused of ISIS Support: 'He was brainwashed'

By Catherine E. Shoichet (CNN)  Zarine and Shafi Khan saw their son growing distant for months. But they say they didn't realize what was happening -- until it was too late.