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A major snow storm in the Alps over the weekend trapped skiers and vacationers. According to officials, as many as 37,000 vehicles were stuck Saturday night in the Savoie region of the Alps.
There is another challenge to Obamacare. This one is not as high profile as the last one, but it has the power to gut the program. The high court may also decide to weigh in on the gay marriage issue.
Pennsylvania was once the national capital of nails. Never mind the ball drop in New York's Times Square, West Fairview will drop a 7-foot nail.
A zoo in Japan takes its penguins on a 30-minute waddle twice a day during the winter to keep them from getting too chubby. Visitors line the route and snap pictures of the penguins.
Saul Zaentz only made a dozen films, but three of them won Best Picture Academy Awards. As a record label owner, his biggest success — and worst relationship — was with Creedence Clearwater Revival.
In 2006 Lily McBeth became a central figure for transgender rights after a New Jersey school board re-hired her after she underwent a sex change. She died in September at the age of 80.