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Dick Cheney released from hospital

WASHINGTON - Former Vice President Dick Cheney was released from a Washington hospital Wednesday morning, his office said.

New home sales hit record low in January

WASHINGTON - Sales of new homes plunged to a record low in January, underscoring the formidable challenges facing the housing industry as it tries to recover from the worst slump in decades.

Vonn's crash in giant slalom also messes up Mancuso

Crash knocks Vonn out of giant slalom

Senate votes 70-28 to approve $15 billion jobs bill

WASHINGTON — The Senate today easily approved a $15 billion Democratic plan to try to spur job creation, as lawmakers hastened to demonstrate that they were taking steps to improve the nation’s employment picture.

Michigan bans smoking in grandstands, suites

MIS eliminates smoking in public areas after state law changes.

Former Patriots RB Tatupu dead at 54

Mosi Tatupu, one of the most popular players in New England Patriots history known for his inspired special teams play, has died.

MLB hopes to start testing minor leaguers for HGH this year

The New York Times is reporting that Major League Baseball plans to test minor league players for human growth hormone.

Day 11 Olympic roundup

South Korea's Kim Yu-na scored a 78.5 in the short program, which not only shattered her own record, it put her almost five points ahead of longtime rival — and chief threat — Mao Asada in ladies' Olympic figure skating Tuesday night.

Day 12 Olympic roundup

South Korea's Kim Yu-na scored a 78.5 in the short program, which not only shattered her own record, it put her almost five points ahead of longtime rival — and chief threat — Mao Asada in ladies' Olympic figure skating Tuesday night.