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Convicted Cold War spy John Walker dies in federal prison

Convicted Cold War spy John Walker dies in federal prison

John Walker Jr., a former U.S. Navy officer convicted of spying decades ago for the Soviet Union, has died in federal prison, according to the U.S. government.
23-year-old murder case solved with help of LEGO bricks

23-year-old murder case solved with help of LEGO bricks

Jerry Johnson remembers heading home from Cedar City more than 23 years ago on Feb. 1, 1991, when he heard his mother's address announced on the radio.
Former Presidents Clinton and Bush to launch new initiative

Former Presidents Clinton and Bush to launch new initiative

Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush are going to join forces for a new initiative aimed at helping to give leaders better skills to solve problems.
Instagram gets time-lapse videos moving with Hyperlapse app

Instagram gets time-lapse videos moving with Hyperlapse app

(CNN) -- Time-lapse videos are usually a stationary affair, shot from a fixed location and angle over an extended period of time.
'Star Wars VII' filming again after Harrison Ford injury

'Star Wars VII' filming again after Harrison Ford injury

(CNN) -- It appears the force may be back with Harrison Ford.
Why are we still so squeamish about breastfeeding?

Why are we still so squeamish about breastfeeding?

(CNN) -- Every time I hear about another case of a woman breastfeeding her baby in a restaurant, department store or on a plane who is asked to cover up, head to the bathroom or leave altogether, I wonder why in 2014 we remain so incredibly unc
Fort Hood shooter writes to ISIS leader, asks to become 'citizen' of Islamic State

Fort Hood shooter writes to ISIS leader, asks to become 'citizen' of Islamic State

(CNN) -- The Army psychiatrist who killed 13 people at Fort Hood has written a letter to the leader of ISIS, asking to become a citizen of the Islamic State's caliphate, his attorney said Thursday.
Hillary Clinton breaks silence on Ferguson

Hillary Clinton breaks silence on Ferguson

Hillary Clinton broke her silence Thursday on the protests over the death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, telling an audience of technology investors that the United States "can do better."
Miley Cyrus' VMA date turns himself in to Oregon authorities

Miley Cyrus' VMA date turns himself in to Oregon authorities

A homeless man who attended the MTV Video Music Awards with Miley Cyrus has turned himself in to police, authorities said.
U.S. investigates how Americans are lured to Syria

U.S. investigates how Americans are lured to Syria

The FBI is scrambling to track a growing number of Americans who have left to join the fight in Syria, including investigating how the young men were recruited and the logistics of their travel, officials said Thursday.
Airlines saving lives with trashed leather

Airlines saving lives with trashed leather

 Aviation isn't known as the most eco-friendly industry. Carbon emissions aside, running an airline produces an incredible amount of waste. Everything from uneaten food to outdated uniforms is potential landfill fodder.
Man arrested after Philip Seymour Hoffman death avoids jail time

Man arrested after Philip Seymour Hoffman death avoids jail time

Prosecutors on Thursday dropped a drug possession with intent to sell charge against a musician who was arrested earlier this year in connection with the heroin overdose death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Pilot found dead after F-15 crash in Virginia

Pilot found dead after F-15 crash in Virginia

The pilot of an Air National Guard F-15C fighter jet that crashed in Virginia was found dead, the commander of the unit said Thursday.
How traders track Twitter to beat the market

How traders track Twitter to beat the market

In a world where information is plentiful and abundant, traders are always trying to make money by finding that hidden advantage. Many are betting that 140 characters is all it takes to beat the market.