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NASCAR driver inspires others to 'never give up'

Standing on top of the No. 55 Aarons Dream Machine in victory lane, his fists pumping and the confetti flying, Brian Vickers wasn't just celebrating a victory. He wasn't just celebrating breaking a long losing streak.

John Kerry's praise for Bashar al-Assad on chemical weapons destruction raises eyebrows

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- It was unusually positive language for a top U.S. official speaking about the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, but there was Secretary of State John Kerry giving the Syrian leader a pat on the back.

What it takes to grow a massive prize-winning pumpkin

It's the time of the year when pumpkins are all the rage. The biggier and heavier, all the more to brag about. Across the country, growers trot out their lovingly grown monster pumpkins.

Syria: Chemical weapons team faces many dangers, says U.N. chief Ban

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said in a letter to the U.N.

FSU QB named Davey O'Brien Quarterback of the Week

Florida State's Jameis Winston has been named the Davey O'Brien Quarterback of the Week after leading the Seminoles to a convincing 63-0 victory over Atlantic Coast Conference rival Maryland.

Amber Alert website back online, did government violate own rules removing it in the first place

The website for national Amber Alerts which was previously inoperable due to the United States government shutdown is now back online. The government pulled an employee off of furlough to re-launch the site.

Grandmother killed, 4-year-old injured during shooting at home in New Orleans East

A 4-year-old child is in the hospital and his 44-year-old grandmother was killed during a shooting this morning in New Orleans East.

House Speaker John Boehner demands cuts for debt limit increase

House Republicans won't support raising the federal government's borrowing limit without new spending cuts from the Obama administration, and the White House risks an unprecedented U.S.

Beta testers being selected for Google Glass

The competition is now closed for those of you looking to try a pair of Google glasses. The company says it received an overwhelming number of applicants to beta test the new technology.