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'Tis the season: Police hand out presents, not tickets

(CNN) -- What if police gave out presents instead of traffic tickets. That would be a nice trick, or maybe an alternate reality. Actually, it was a stunt for UPtv.

'Hot sauce' beer goes on sale

An Oregon brewery is going 'rogue' by going hot and cold on its latest beer.

Congress squabbles over policy but reaches spending deal

Top lawmakers agreed to $1.1 trillion government funding bill late Tuesday, just two days before federal agencies are due to run out of money.

Baby on board! Southwest flight diverted for birth

(CNN) -- Baby's first flight took on a whole new meaning when a woman gave birth aboard a Southwest Airlines flight in midair Tuesday morning.

Ferguson case: New mountain of grand jury documents released

Weeks after a grand jury chose not to indict the officer who shot Michael Brown, officials have released a new mound of documents from the weeks of proceedings.

Abercrombie & Fitch CEO steps down

 Long time CEO of teen retailer Abercrombie & Fitch is stepping down.

Family members seek justice for teen burned alive

Family members of a Mississippi teenager burned alive are desperate for answers in the heinous murder.

Forget wine. It's all about water pairings

Not all waters are created equal. Connoisseurs are taking the language of wine and bringing it to the humble water glass, hoping to elevate the conversation around the stuff most of us drink every day.

Pilot with history at Maryland airport among 6 killed in fiery crash

A pilot and CEO of a health research firm, who survived a 2010 mishap involving a plane in Gaithersburg, Maryland, was among six people killed in Gaithersburg Monday when a twin-engine plane crashed into a subdivision.

CBS exec: Netflix hasn't had a hit since 2013

Just how successful have Netflix's original shows been, really? CBS chief research officer David Poltrack took a critical look at that question at the UBS Global Media Conference in New York on Monday.

Senate report: CIA misled public on torture

The CIA's harsh interrogations of terrorist detainees during the Bush era didn't work, were more brutal than previously revealed and delivered no "ticking time bomb" information that prevented an attack, according to an explos

Movie theater with a comfortable twist

Movie-going in Russia has become much cozier thanks to a newly launched Ikea project to replace traditional theater seats with beds.

Nobody escapes U.S. taxes - even astronauts

Americans just cannot escape the Internal Revenue Service -- even by strapping on a space suit and blasting themselves into outer space.

6 killed when small plane crashes into Maryland house

A twin-engine plane crashed into a house in a Gaithersburg, Maryland, subdivision on Monday morning, killing three people in the plane and a mother and two small boys in the residence, according to local and federal authorities.

Gas prices could slide below $2 nationwide

Two dollar gas is making headlines right now, but prices at the pump are still sliding lower. Prices well below $2 a gallon could be common nationwide by spring, 2015.