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  • Air Jordans: 'Sneakerheads' flock to grab retro kicks (VIDEO)

    Air Jordans: 'Sneakerheads' flock to grab retro kicks (VIDEO)

    Air Jordans went on sale Friday and police were called out to control 'shop mobs' across the US – some using pepper spray to subdue crowds. Critics say Nike deliberately limited production in order to create a frenzy.

  • Newt Gingrich: 8 of the GOP idea man's more unusual ideas

    Newt Gingrich: 8 of the GOP idea man's more unusual ideas

    Newt Gingrich is a big ideas guy. Ask anybody. Some of the ideas end up working, like the one a couple of decades ago that the Republican Party could actually take control of the House after 40 years of Democratic rule. Others are a little out there. An elaborate system of space mirrors to light highways? Check. Say what you will, but at least the former House speaker – and now the clear front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination – has a fertile imagination. Here are some of his more unusual ideas.

  • RG3 wins first Heisman Trophy for Baylor

    RG3 wins first Heisman Trophy for Baylor

    Robert Griffin III beat out preseason favorite Andrew Luck from Stanford on Saturday night, becoming the first Baylor player to take home college football's most famous trophy.

  • US Supreme Court takes up Texas redistricting case

    US Supreme Court takes up Texas redistricting case

    The case involves four new congressional seats and the rising political clout of Latinos in Texas, a state with a history of racial discrimination. Republicans say a map redrawn by a panel of federal judges usurps the role of elected officials.

  • First two weeks of NBA season canceled. Who's affected?

    First two weeks of NBA season canceled. Who's affected?

    NBA commissioner David Stern announced the cancellation of the new season's first two weeks Monday night. Can NBA owners and the players association come together on a new CBA before more are lost?

  • Epic scorching drought testing Texas' ways

    Epic scorching drought testing Texas' ways

    Massive droughts caused by wildfires in Texas have ravaged the environment, incited a tug of war for available water, and fundamentally changed the way of life for the state’s millions of residents.

  • Stocks plunging? Don't hide. Seek.

    Stocks plunging? Don't hide. Seek.

    Stocks may be chaotic, but they also offer opportunities if you look in the right place. Plunging stocks now make some sectors appealing.

  • Mitt Romney's tough call: Court the tea party to counter Perry surge?

    Mitt Romney's tough call: Court the tea party to counter Perry surge?

    With presidential hopeful Rick Perry now leading polls of GOP voters by double digits, Mitt Romney is having to pivot toward the tea party, which is not his natural constituency.

  • Nancy Grace, Chaz Bono cast in Dancing with the Stars Season 13

    Nancy Grace, Chaz Bono cast in Dancing with the Stars Season 13

    Nancy Grace and Chaz Bono will join the cast for Season 13 of ABC's Dancing with the Stars. The entire cast was revealed by America's Funniest Home Videos host Tom Bergeron and Dancing with the Stars Season 7 champion Brooke Burke, who co-hosted Monday night's announcement at the end of an episode of the reality TV show "Bachelor Pad." DWTS pairs celebrities with professional dancers (and choreographers) who perform in front of a panel of the three judges, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, and Carrie Ann Inaba. Viewers can vote for their favorite dancing couples. Last season's winner was Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward and professional dancer Kym Johnson. Six of the past 12 DWTS winners have been athletes. The DWTS head of casting says, “There are some strong personalities [in Season 13]," USA today reports, "Any time it gets people talking, obviously that's a good thing. It gets people watching. This first show is definitely going to be water-cooler talk." The show opens on Sept. 19. Who are the DWTS Season 13 contestants?

  • Can Rick Perry maintain his good ties with Muslims as a GOP candidate?

    Can Rick Perry maintain his good ties with Muslims as a GOP candidate?

    As governor of Texas, Rick Perry has a long record of warm relations with Muslims. Could that be a liability in a GOP presidential field in which several candidates question US Muslims' loyalty?