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One World Trade Center becomes NYC's tallest building Monday

More than a decade after a terrorist attack brought down New York's twin towers, their under-construction replacement became the city's tallest building on Monday.

Soft drinks: Public enemy No 1. in obesity fight?

Pushing her meal cart into the hospital room, a research assistant hands out tall glasses of reddish-pink liquid, along with a gentle warning: "Remember, you guys have to finish all your Kool-Aid."

Data show most firearms recovered at Mexican crime scenes originate in U.S.

Nearly 70% of guns recovered from Mexican criminal activity during the past five years and traced by the U.S.

Law enforcement worries of Bin Laden anniversary retaliation

Law enforcement issued an intelligence bulletin late Wednesday saying there is "no credible information" that terror groups will try to mount attacks to coincide with the upcoming one-year anniversary of the U.S.

Federal judge issues injunction against drug testing state employees

Florida — A federal judge has issued a permanent injunction against Florida Gov. Rick Scott's order to test most state employees for drug use, according to a ruling filed Thursday.

Report: Teens getting drunk on hand sanitizer

UNDATED — A half dozen teenagers in Southern California had to be taken to emergency rooms in the past few months over hand sanitizer.

Gingrich to end White House bid

WASHINGTON — Newt Gingrich will officially end his bid for the Republican presidential nomination and formally express his support for Mitt Romney next week, two sources close to Gingrich tell CNN.

Trustees: medicare funding to run out by 2024

Highlighting the fiscal problems posed by growing health costs and an aging population, the trustees of the nation's main entitlement programs estimated Monday that Medicare will only be able to pay a portion of its expected costs starting

Computer virus threatens online access this summer

UNDATED — Tens or even hundreds of thousands of computer users could be unable to get online this summer.

Justices to hear Arizona's appeal over controversial immigration law

PHOENIX -- The Supreme Court is poised to decide whether Arizona can enforce its controversial immigration law over the strong objections of the Obama administration. Oral arguments will be held Wednesday.