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Dog Chases Mountain Lion Up A Tree

When California officials responded to a call in a wealthy Bay area suburb Tuesday, they found that an 85 lbs. German Shepherd named Cody had scared a mountain lion 30 feet up a tree. The dog is smaller than what big cats have been known to eat.

Vermont Troopers Stop Buses Returning From Quebec

Buses took Boston area college students to a ski trip in Quebec, Canada. The buses were stopped on the way back, and Vermont state troopers cited 26 students for alcohol. In their defense, the drinking age in Quebec is 18, compared with 21 in the U.S. It was harder though to explain the drugs on board.

Presidential Hopefuls Blame Gas Prices On Obama

Gasoline prices are up nearly 20 cents from a month ago. High prices at the pumps could turn into a liability for President Obama — if Republicans have their way. The White House insists its policies are not to blame.

Comcast Picks Up 4 Minority-Owned Cable Channels

The country's largest cable company Comcast announced it's going to carry four new channels geared toward African American and Latino audiences. Owners include Magic Johnson, Sean "Diddy" Combs and movie director Robert Rodriguez. Comcast promised Congress nearly two years ago that it would carry more minority-owned and operated networks in its bid to acquire NBC-Universal.

Santorum's Social Issues Resonate With Mich. Voters

Polling reveals the Republican presidential contest in Michigan is tightening dramatically. One of the keys to success in next Tuesday's primary is appealing to blue-collar Republican voters.

Legends Participate In White House Blues Night

As part of Black History Month, President and Mrs. Obama hosted a musical celebration of the blues Tuesday night. Guests included legends like B.B. King and Mick Jagger.

6 Reasons We're Feeling Debate Fatigue

We say we want to get to know our choices. So why do we still whine and whinny about too many debates? Rude audiences, a lack of spontaneity and the boring, lecture-style presentation are taking their toll on viewers.

Santorum Tells Ariz. Voters Good Stuff Is Happening

A new poll of Arizona voters shows former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum in a virtual tie with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Next week's Arizona primary is on the same day as Michigan's, but has received less attention. Santorum campaigned in the Phoenix area Tuesday ahead of Wednesday night's debate in Mesa.