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What will be 2014's song of the summer?

What will be 2014's song of the summer?

(CNN) -- Getting a song to hit in the summer can change a career -- just ask Katy Perry or Robin Thicke.
Somebody bought a Scud missile launcher for $345,000

Somebody bought a Scud missile launcher for $345,000

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Somebody bought a Soviet-made Scud missile launcher for $345,000 this weekend.
Suspect in Benghazi attack found dead

Suspect in Benghazi attack found dead

Faraj al-Shibli, who was suspected of involvement in the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, has been found dead, a Libyan source and locals in the town of Marj said.
Wall Street's new happy hour: Liquid alts

Wall Street's new happy hour: Liquid alts

After a long day of trading, Wall Street hot shots are known to enjoy a fine beverage or two. But when it comes to liquid alternative investments, they're darn near drunk.
Search for missing US man leads to body in Mexico

Search for missing US man leads to body in Mexico

U.S. authorities are working with Mexican officials to determine whether a body found near a Pacific Coast beach town is that of a New York man who vanished while riding his motorcycle to Brazil for the World Cup.
Theme park employees caught in sex stings, child porn arrests

Theme park employees caught in sex stings, child porn arrests

Just days after getting arrested in a child sex sting, Robert Kingsolver is a long way from his beloved job at Walt Disney World.
No vacancy: Hotels are making a killing

No vacancy: Hotels are making a killing

Take that, Airbnb. Demand for hotel rooms is booming.
Atlantic City's woes mount as Trump Plaza plans to close

Atlantic City's woes mount as Trump Plaza plans to close

The Atlantic City casino business keeps rolling snake eyes, with thousands of jobs on the line.
Teens' pic of Buffett, McCartney goes viral

Teens' pic of Buffett, McCartney goes viral

He may not be a paparazzo, but Nebraska teen Jacob Murray has snapped the latest viral celeb photo.

Murder suspect was "class clown"

A Texas man accused of killing six members of a Houston area family was voted homecoming king and class clown during his senior year at Chugiak High School in Eagle River, Alaska.

How to save your brain

An early indicator of Alzheimer's disease may be found in a simple scratch and sniff test. "licorice, pineapple, cheddar cheese, cherry..." Says 71-year-old Jane Todd who is participating in a Harvard study.

Mystery odor prompts evacuation

A mystery odor in a Skippack, Pennsylvania neighborhood overnight Sunday caused residents to evacuate their homes just to be safe.

Comfort food causing stress

Stopping at your local fast food drive thru is fast and easy. That's the requirement Tania Sarria has for her meals.
George W. Bush has second partial knee replacement

George W. Bush has second partial knee replacement

Former President George W. Bush had partial knee replacement surgery over the weekend -- this time on his left knee, just weeks after the similar procedure on his right, his spokesman Freddy Ford said.
Paul picks on Perry's new glasses

Paul picks on Perry's new glasses

 Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is firing back at Gov. Rick Perry of Texas, in an escalation of a war of words between two potential 2016 Republican presidential contenders over U.S.