The president says has the victims of Friday's shooting in his thoughts and prayers.
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New York City Council approves plastic-foam container ban
Plastic-foam food and drink containers in New York are set to go the way of trans fats and smoking in bars as the City Council voted to ban them in the name of environmental responsibility.
Science's top 10 breakthroughs of 2013
Every year, the editors of Science huddle together and pick an outstanding scientific achievement as the Breakthrough of the Year.
VIDEO: Team creates ultimate Lego car
The first drivable Lego car is made of 500,000 individual pieces and only the tires and parts of the frame aren't made of the blocks.
Fungus threatens global banana supply
A new article in Nature brings the alarming news that the fungus threatening the global banana supply - or at least what most Americans think of as bananas - is spreading to more counties.
AAA expects U.S. holiday travel to reach record high
U.S. travel during the Christmas and New Year's holidays will rise for a fifth straight year to reach a record, boosted by more automobile trips, AAA said.
VIDEO: Miami man offers live alligator in exchange for beer
Fernando Caignet Aguilera, 64, trapped the alligator at a nearby park and brought it a convenience store, asking for a 12-pack of beer in exchange for the animal. The clerk called Miami police instead.
Ga. officials: Lotto winner has come forward
Though the Georgia winner in this week's $636 million Mega Millions jackpot has 180 days to claim the prize, state lottery officials said Wednesday that the ticketholder has come forward.
Lucky lotto tickets sold in Atlanta, San Jose
Two lucky winning tickets were sold in Tuesday's near-record $636 million Mega Millions drawing: one at a tiny newsstand in Atlanta, and the other more than 2,000 miles away in California.
Antibacterial soaps must prove safety to stay on shelves
Antibacterial washes would have one year to prove they're safe to remain in U.S. stores, part of a proposal by regulators to address 40 years of debate on overuse of germ-killing chemicals.
VIDEO: Child of deaf parents shows the world how sign language is done
A post to YouTube goes viral, and now a Clearwater family is seeing how much the world loves a precocious little girl who did something special for her deaf parents.
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