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Americans face $3,500 fiscal cliff tax hit

American households face an average tax increase of $3,500 if Congress doesn't act to avert the fiscal cliff, according to a new analysis from the Tax Policy Center. Overall, 88% of households would end up with higher taxes.

Teacher mistakenly kills son after neighbor reports robber

A Connecticut grade-school teacher accidentally shot his 15-year-old son during what he apparently thought was the attempted robbery of a neighbor's house, police said Friday.

'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' hits ratings high

TLC is probably pretty pleased right now.

Massachusetts appeals ruling on prisoner sex change

Massachusetts is appealing a federal judge's ruling that the state must pay for the sex-change surgery of a transsexual prison inmate.

'Sons of Anarchy' actor dead in Hollywood murder mystery

Los Angeles (CNN) -- The violent deaths of "Sons of Anarchy" actor Johnny Lewis and an elderly woman in an affluent Hollywood neighborhood Wednesday is a murder mystery for Los Angeles police. Lewis, 28, whose acting resumé included "The O.C." and

New chapter in Jimmy Hoffa search: Police to drill beneath Michigan home

(CNN) -- In America's endless search for Jimmy Hoffa, police will drill Friday beneath a concrete slab at a suburban Detroit residence after a tipster claimed a body was buried there at the same time the former Teamsters boss disappeared in

Tycoon offers HK$500 million to wed 'married' daughter

Hong Kong (CNN) -- The daughter of the tycoon who on Tuesday offered HK$500 million (US$64 million) to any man who would marry her found the proposal "quite entertaining," she told CNN.

Referees, NFL continue contract talks

Representatives for the National Football League and its referees' association met Wednesday as the league was handing out stiff fines to two of its coaches for abusing replacement officials.

Singer Andy Williams dies at the age of 84

UPDATE (10:43am): Legendary singer Andy Williams, known for his smooth voice and classics such as "Moon River," died after a year-long battle with bladder cancer at his Branson, Missouri, home Tuesday night, his family said.

NFL admits Green Bay should have won, won't overturn call

Sputtering frustration over replacement officials in the National Football League burst into full-open revolt after a controversial end-zone call that decided the fate -- wrongly, it turns out -- of Monday night's game between the Green Bay