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Lawyers for Philly Gay Bashers Cry Self Defense

By EDGE | Sep 18
The chips are beginning to fall in the case of the gang involved in the beating of two gay men in Philly last week as a flimsy cries of self-defense emerge and one member of the alleged gang gets fired from his position as a high school basketball coach.

Senators Ask Obama to Name Highway Safety Chief

Sep 18
Two senators are calling on the White House to hire a permanent chief of the agency that keeps the nation's roadways safe.

House Panel: Safety Agency Mishandled GM Recall

By Joan Lowy, Tom Krisher | Sep 18
A House committee has determined that the government's auto safety agency should have discovered General Motors' faulty ignition switches seven years before the company recalled 2.6 million cars to fix the deadly problem.

Brody Clark, 4, of Paducah, Ky., receives a Christmas treat from Jeinine Searcy while his family shops around The Chocolate Factory during Small Business Saturday in Paducah, Ky.

5 Things Small Businesses Need to Know this Fall

By Joyce M. Rosenberg | Sep 18
What do small business owners need to pay attention to this fall? Heath care, Internet Security and new technology make the list. Here are five things that small businesses need to be on top of over the next several months.

NASA's Maven, short for Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, with a capital "N'' in EvolutioN, atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla.

NASA's Maven Spacecraft Reaches Mars this Weekend

By Marcia Dunn | Sep 18
This weekend, NASA's Maven spacecraft will reach the red planet following a 10-month journey spanning 442 million miles. If all goes well, the robotic explorer will hit the brakes and slip into Martian orbit Sunday night.

Oscar de la Renta Spring 2015 collection.

The Best of New York Fashion Week

Sep 18
Wondering how some of the most prominent fashion designers fared at New York Fashion Week? Here's a look at the spring collections of some of the best-known names.

Go for the Food: Vermont's Beer Run

By J.M. Hirsch | Sep 18
Looking for the ultimate beer journey? Seek out Heady Topper, a double IPA by The Alchemist Brewery in Vermont. While you're at it, discover other breweries and food artisans in the Green Mountain State.

Is the Way We Pay for Things Changing?

Sep 18
A new study by Bankrate says 63 percent of those between the ages of 18 and 29 don't have a credit card. But debit cards are the payment tool of choice. CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger explains what's behind this trend.

Artist Turns D.C.'s National Mall Into Massive Portrait

Sep 18
Change is underway as artist Jorge Rodriguez Gerada transforms the iconic landscape of the National Mall into a face. Julianna Goldman reports on the artist's vision.

Myles Griffin, 74, poses for a photograph in front of his home in Philadelphia.

Once-Troubled Reverse Mortgages Poised for Rebound

By Hope Yen | Sep 18
Advertised as a path to an affordable retirement, federally insured reverse mortgages are showing signs of a rebound, drawing the scrutiny of regulators seeking to reduce historically high default rates that have cost the government billions.