SLIDESHOW: 10 states with highest poverty rates
The country’s overall poverty rate increased in 2010 to its highest level since 1993, according to figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau this week. So which states are among the nation's poorest?
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- SLIDESHOW: Aftermath of Indiana tornado Residents in Henryville, Ind., surveyed the damage Saturday after a deadly EF-4 tornado touched down Friday evening, ripping apart homes, schools and businesses.
Group honors troop remains dumped in landfill
Maybe it's because they live just a few miles from a stone memorial to Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson's severed left arm. But when a group of residents from Virginia's Northern Neck heard that the cremated body parts of American troops had been dumped unceremoniously in a local landfill, they knew what to do: Mark the place - rotting garbage and all - as sacred ground.
US unemployment aid applications stay at 370,000
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits was unchanged last week, suggesting modest but steady gains in the job market.
No Child Left Behind: 10 states fleeing education law
President Barack Obama on Thursday declared that 10 states are free from the No Child Left Behind law, allowing them to scrap some of the most rigorous and unpopular mandates in American education. In exchange, the states are promising higher standards and more creative ways to measure what students are learning.
Best Super Bowl ad? Vote for your favorite
Naked M&Ms, an out-of-shape dog on a mission and Clint Eastwood delivering a passionate speech about American adversity -- these are among the favorite commercials that aired during Sunday's Super Bowl.
Viral video: Kids cover living room in flour
There's no question toddlers are capable of making some serious messes, and the latest viral video making the rounds on YouTube claims to show an award-winning mess made by two boys and a bag of flour.
States with most, fewest smokers revealed
Which states have the highest smoking rates, and which have the lowest? New data released Thursday about smoking rates coincides with the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout.
- Slideshow: Other tragic plane crashes in sports history The sports world has lost several athletes and even whole teams to air tragedies such as the one that took the lives of the Oklahoma State University women's basketball coach and his assistant on Thursday night.
US delays massive oil pipeline from Canada
The Obama administration said Thursday it is delaying approval of a massive oil pipeline until it can study new potential routes that avoid environmentally sensitive areas of Nebraska, an action that likely puts off a decision until after the 2012 election.
Libya confirms Gadhafi has been killed
Libyan Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril says Moammar Gadhafi has been killed.
"We have been waiting for this moment for a long time. Moammar Gadhafi has been killed," Jibril told a news conference in the capital Tripoli.
During nearly 42 years in power in Libya, Moammar Gadhafi was one of the world's most eccentric dictators, so mercurial that he was both condemned and courted by the West, while he brutally warped his country with his idiosyncratic vision of autocratic rule until he was finally toppled by his own people.
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