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Mary Landrieu blames racism for Obama's unpopularity in Louisiana

 Asked Thursday why President Barack Obama has a hard time in Louisiana -- where his approval rating hovers around 40% -- Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu said a big reason has to do with his race.

To be a black cat on Halloween

It's Halloween, and for many of us, that conjures up a familiar image.

The fix for exploding airbags may be more deadly than the problem

This is one fix for recalled vehicles that might be more deadly than the problem.

Scientists link 60 genes to autism risk

Researchers have found dozens of new genes that may play a role in causing autism, according to two studies published Wednesday in the medical journal Nature.

Student wins ten thousand dollars for tuition after sinking half court shot

A Bryan College student in Dayton, Tennessee won $10,000 after sinking four shots in a row at a basketball game.

NYC couple lives in 242 sq. ft. apartment for $2,000 per month

How much space do you need to live comfortably? A few bedrooms? A couple thousand square feet? How about 242 square feed for two people?

Your guide to the new Marvel movies

Very few people outside of comic book store regulars knew what "Guardians of the Galaxy" was before this past summer, and yet it's now the biggest movie of 2014 so far.

6 rules for a better Halloween

 Trick-or-treating and dressing in costume have been Halloween traditions for a good long time now, but it seems we're still struggling to get it right.

Dirty tricks of the student loan industry

 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau put student loan servicers on notice this week with a report detailing industry practices it found suspect.

30% of shrimp products sold in stores are misrepresented, study says

You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it and saute it, but one of America's favorite seafoods -- the humble shrimp -- might not be what you think it is.