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Amanda Knox new interview

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Italian court overturns Amanda Knox conviction

Amanda Knox's murder conviction in the 2007 death of her British roommate has been overturned by Italy's Supreme Court and the case is now closed, the court announced in Rome.

Andreas Lubitz house investigation

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Officials: Co-pilot declared 'unfit to work'

Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz was hiding an illness from his employers and had been declared "unfit to work" by a doctor, according to German authorities investigating what could have prompted the seemingly competent and stable pilot to steer his jetliner into a French mountain.

Investigators search Andreas Lubitz home

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Investigators: Lubitz called 'unfit to work'

Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz was hiding an illness from his employers and had been declared "unfit to work" by a doctor, according to German authorities investigating what could have prompted the seemingly competent and stable pilot to steer h...

Pregnant woman colorado

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No 'live birth' in Colorado Craigslist case

The fetus cut from the womb of a Colorado woman responding to a Craigslist ad this month wasn't alive on its own outside the mother's body, the Boulder County Coroner's Office said Friday.

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Is California wine safe to drink?

A lawsuit that's causing panic among drinkers of some California wine starts with a history lesson.

The deaths of Napoleon Bonaparte, Simon Bolivar, King George III, King Faisal I and other prominent figures have been attributed to arsenic poisoning, ...

Andreas Lubitz house investigation

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Officials: Co-pilot declared 'unfit to work'

Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz was hiding an illness from his employers and had been declared "unfit to work" by a doctor, according to German authorities investigating what could have prompted the seemingly competent and stable pilot to steer his jetliner into a French mountain.

Investigators search Andreas Lubitz home

Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images

Investigators: Lubitz called 'unfit to work'

Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz was hiding an illness from his employers and had been declared "unfit to work" by a doctor, according to German authorities investigating what could have prompted the seemingly competent and stable pilot to steer h...

Pregnant woman colorado

KCNC

No 'live birth' in Colorado Craigslist case

The fetus cut from the womb of a Colorado woman responding to a Craigslist ad this month wasn't alive on its own outside the mother's body, the Boulder County Coroner's Office said Friday.

beringer wine

Steve Jennings/Getty Images

Is California wine safe to drink?

A lawsuit that's causing panic among drinkers of some California wine starts with a history lesson.

The deaths of Napoleon Bonaparte, Simon Bolivar, King George III, King Faisal I and other prominent figures have been attributed to arsenic poisoning, ...

East Village fire, explosion

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Police: 2 missing in New York explosion

A powerful explosion has turned a section of New York's East Village -- a vibrant and bustling neighborhood teeming with artists, college students and urban eclectics -- into heaps of rubble, pockets of smoldering flames and crisscrossing barricades....

Scott Kelly

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Astronaut lifts off on history-making mission

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly has left Earth for what could be a very long time -- and to make U.S. spaceflight history.

Pope Francis

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Obama, Pope Francis meeting scheduled

The Obamas will host Pope Francis at the White House during his first visit to the U.S. on Sept. 23.

When Obama met the Pope for the first time at the Vatican in March 2014, he urged him to visit the U.S., and the two discussed a range of issues inclu...

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Harry Reid, Senate minority leader, to retire

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said Friday he won't seek reelection in 2016, and endorsed New York Sen. Charles Schumer as his successor for his leadership post.

The fifth-term Nevada Democrat has spent months denying retirement rumors, which grew...

Lufthansa planes

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Lufthansa will now keep 2 crew members in...

Lufthansa was forced to introduce new rules on keeping two crew members in the cockpit at all times after its Germanwings flight crash killed 150 people on Tuesday.

Kevin Durant

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Thunder's Durant out 4-6 months

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant will undergo surgery on his foot and is expected to be sidelined four to six months, the team announced Friday.

Handgun

Kansas to allow concealed guns without permit

Kansas will join a handful of other states that allow their residents to carry concealed firearms without a permit after a bill backed by the National Rifle Association was approved, The Associated press reported.

Plane

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Would pilotless planes make sense?

Would you be willing to fly on a plane with no pilot?

Yemen Houthi soldiers

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Yemen: Residents fear worst is yet to come

Sanaa, the bustling capital of Yemen, has turned into a ghost town. Hundreds of shops are closed, and the once-crowded pavements are empty.

On Thursday morning, nearly every house in the city shook -- the beginning of Operation "Decisive Storm" announ...

Ruth Porat

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Ruth Porat

Google's new CFO and her $70 million pay...

Google snagged a star to be its new chief financial officer, and will pay her like one. Ruth Porat, formerly the CFO of Morgan Stanley, received a $70 million-plus cash and stock deal from Google.

Mitch McConnell

Senate TV

Senate passes GOP-approved budget plan

After slogging through a grueling and exhausting day casting scores of back-to-back votes on amendments during the annual budget vote-a-rama, which lasted until 3:30 a.m., senators narrowly approved a Republican-authored budget resolution.

It passed ...

Yemen Houthi soldiers

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Mideast coalition pounds Yemen from the air

A coalition of Middle Eastern forces pounded positions in Yemen from the air overnight in the second day of a campaign to bring a rebel group to its knees.

At least 10 people died in the northwestern province of Saada, home to Abdul Malik Al Houthi, t...

Alcoholic drinks

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Secret Service: New alcohol consumption rules

The Secret Service has issued new guidelines on the consumption of alcoholic beverages and the operation of government issued vehicles, according to a memo obtained by CNN.

Tim Cook

CNN

Tim Cook to donate his fortune to charity

Apple CEO Tim Cook is giving hundreds of millions of dollars to charity.

Cook, who is close to becoming a billionaire, says he will pay for his nephew's college education, then donate the rest of his wealth to philanthropic projects, according to Fort...

Cereal

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An ingredient to a long life, in your cereal

There's good news for those of you who wake up to a bowl of cereal every morning, especially if your go-to choice is high in fiber. Hidden in that favorite box may be a prize better than a plastic toy. It just might hold the key to a longer life.

HIV test

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Indiana declares HIV epidemic in one county

Indiana is declaring a public health emergency in one county due to an epidemic of HIV.

Gov. Mike Pence issued the order Thursday for Scott County, which has 79 confirmed cases of HIV since mid-December.

The county averages about five new cases a year....

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Uber driver: Customer punches him, says “...

An Uber driver in Atlanta says a passenger punched him in the face, used racial epithets and told him to “go back to slavery” after being asked to leave the driver’s car.

Michael Sam

Sam: 'I am not the only gay person in NFL'

Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted by an NFL team, said he is not alone as a gay player in the league.

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Police: Road-rage driver repeatedly slams...

Surveillance cameras captured a Chicago road-rage incident in which a man repeatedly rammed his Audi into a Toyota.

Ebola anniversary

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Educator becomes Ebola responder

Today, Katie Meyler might be meeting with Google executives or maybe giving a talk at the United Nations about girls' education, poverty or Ebola. But just a few months ago, she was on the front lines fighting the Ebola epidemic in Liberia.

"I think a...

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How Ferrari maintains its mystique

Usually, an automotive marketing executives job is pretty straightforward. Sell more cars. That's not the case for Enrico Galliera, the head of sales and marketing for Ferrari.

For him, there is such a thing as selling too many Ferraris. Exclusivity ...