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Colorful rocket launch scheduled Wednesday

Keep your eyes peeled. A spectacular rocket launch is set to take place before your eyes.

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Coast Guard suspending search for El Faro at sunset

The U.S. Coast Guard will suspend its search for the missing mariners of the ship El Faro at sunset Wednesday, an official said.

Doctors Without Borders hearing

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Charity wants international inquiry

Doctors Without Borders, calling the U.S. airstrike on its hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, an "attack on the Geneva Conventions," is asking for an independent investigation by a never-before-used international commission.

The International Humanitar...

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DA: Detective shot Oregon shooter before he killed himself

A police detective shot and wounded Oregon community college shooter Chris Harper-Mercer last week before Harper-Mercer killed himself -- and the detective's use of force was justified -- Douglas County District Attorney Rick Wesenberg said Wednesday.

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S.C.: Rains past, but uncertainty remains

The skies have cleared but uncertainty still envelops the lives of many South Carolina residents who have been left on a knife's edge, wondering whether their homes will be washed away in the aftermath of a historic deluge.

Hours after calling for ev...

ISIS members in Toyota truck

ISIS Photos 6/9/15 via CNN

US inquires about ISIS use of Toyota

The U.S. Treasury is seeking information from Toyota about how ISIS has gotten hold of the automaker's trucks, which have been shown in the terror group's propaganda videos.

In a statement, Toyota said it is part of a broader U.S. Treasury inquiry loo...

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EPA sizing up penalties for Volkswagen

The Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal is about to take center stage before lawmakers on Capitol Hill.

Michael Horn, the head of Volkswagen in the U.S., will field questions Thursday from lawmakers demanding answers.

A House committee will also hear...



273,000 union workers face pension cuts

Pension benefits for retirees used to be untouchable, but thousands of former workers are being told that their monthly checks could take a hit.

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Obama apologizes to Doctors Without Borders

President Barack Obama has called and apologized to the head of Doctors Without Borders, whose staff and patients were killed and injured during a bombing Saturday in Kunduz, Afghanistan, the White House said Wednesday.

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New York inmates defeat Harvard debate team

In a debate between Harvard College students and those from any other college, some might guess that the Harvard students would win. And if the other side was a group of inmates at a maximum-security prison? Maybe even more so.

That would be a mistake...

El Faro memories

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El Faro: Who are the missing crew members?

One crew member wrote her mother an email saying the crew was heading directly into Hurricane Joaquin. "Winds are super bad," she said. "Love to everyone."

Another is about to become a new father and was supposed to return home soon to learn the gende...

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Political Prediction Market: Marco Rubio leads

A new GOP candidate is leading the Republican pack this week's CNN Political Prediction Market -- Marco Rubio.

For the first time, the Florida senator's odds are higher than former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's and businessman Donald Trump's. Rubio stands w...

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Hurricane Joaquin El Faro

Memorials for El Faro crew continue

Days after a cargo ship sank in the Atlantic, family members ask why the El Faro…

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Researchers close in on malaria cure

Researchers at Portland State University may be on the verge of a breakthrough cure…

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Fort Campbell soldier killed in live fire exercise

A soldier was shot and killed during a live fire exercise Tuesday at Fort Campbell…

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Australia: Man drives into ocean trying to escape

A man being chased by police drives a four-wheeled vehicle into the ocean in an…

Raging water follows dam release

Raging water follows dam release

Raging water floods low-lying areas after a dam release, as seen in dramatic video…

Flood destroys dozens of vehicles

Flood destroys dozens of vehicles

Flooding destroys dozens of vehicles near Columbia, South Carolina, as seen in video…

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Are you no longer getting the desired results from you workouts? It might be…


Fall foliage: All about Autumn

Fall is here. Learn all you need to know about the turning of the leaves, peak…

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10 ways to be happier at work

With an unstable job market it is not always easy to maintain a positive attitude.…

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Jail cell, prison, bars, arrest

New York inmates defeat Harvard debate team

In a debate between Harvard College students and those from any other college, some…

Toilet Paper

Woman found hiding in porta-potty arrested

Sounds like it turned into quite the messy getaway.

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Homecoming poster instructions raising parent eyebrows

A South Carolina high school's flier advertising its homecoming dance included an…

Entertainment Headlines

Levi Miller and Garrett Hedlund in 'Pan'

'Pan' star, writer thrilled to give new 'hook' to iconic character

"Pan" star Garrett Hedlund and screenwriter Jason Fuchs discuss the back story of…

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ABC Family is changing its name to 'Freeform'

ABC Family announced Tuesday that it plans to change its name to "Freeform" in…

'The Martian' 2015

'The Martian's' biggest challenge

To make "The Martian," director Ridley Scott had to simulate space storms, the…

Environmental News

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BP settles final Gulf oil spill claims for $20 billion

Oil giant BP will pay out more than $20 billion to settle claims against it for the…

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EPA announces new limit on ozone emissions

The Obama administration unveiled new limits on smog-producing ozone emissions…


Houston sues Volkswagen for polluting its air

Houston is suing Volkswagen for $100 million claiming its cars that evaded U.S.…

Travel Headlines


Headed out of town for holidays? Better book now

Need to go cross country to see family? Dreaming of the beach for a long holiday…

American Airlines flight diverted

Woman using breast pump scolded on plane, she says

A Phoenix woman said she was reprimanded by a flight attendant on an American…

United Airlines

Flight diverts after co-pilot passes out

A United Airlines flight made an emergency landing in New Mexico on Tuesday morning…

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