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Listen for a ping, and the water may play tricks on you

Listen for a ping, and the water may play tricks on you

Put an ear to the ocean and listen carefully, but beware. The water may play tricks on you. Are you sure you heard a ping from a black box, and if so, where did it coming from?
GOP congressman to announce retirement

GOP congressman to announce retirement

Put an ear to the ocean and listen carefully, but beware. The water may play tricks on you. Are you sure you heard a ping from a black box, and if so, where did it coming from?
Cruise ship passengers sickened on luxury liners

Cruise ship passengers sickened on luxury liners

Three outbreaks of illness affecting more than 100 people each have been reported aboard two cruise liners -- two of them in back-to-back cruises of the same ship -- according to the nation's leading health protection agency.
Charlton Heston Stamps First-Day-of-Issue Ceremony

Charlton Heston Stamps First-Day-of-Issue Ceremony

The event took place at The Creative Life Chinese Theatre as part of the TCM Classic Film Festival.
Obama caps two days of civil rights focus at landmark play

Obama caps two days of civil rights focus at landmark play

After two speeches heralding the civil rights movement and its impact on his life, President Barack Obama on Friday took in a revival of 'A Raisin in the Sun,' the landmark play chronicling racial tension on Chicago's South Side.

Too much running could kill you sooner

Some people pride themselves on the number of miles they run each week. However, a new study shows that too much running could actually kill you sooner.
Sebelius out, Obama nominates new health secretary

Sebelius out, Obama nominates new health secretary

President Barack Obama announced Friday that he will nominate Sylvia Mathews Burwell, who currently directs the White House budget office, to be the next health secretary, the Cabinet official who's ultimately responsible for overseeing Oba
Five Things to Know for Your New Day -- Friday, April 10

Five Things to Know for Your New Day -- Friday, April 10

(CNN) -- Australia's prime minister is confident the signals coming from the Indian Ocean belong to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Oscar Pistorius takes the stand for a third day of cross-examination.
Florida day care center crash: Suspect to be held over weekend

Florida day care center crash: Suspect to be held over weekend

(CNN) -- A man charged in the alleged hit-and-run death of a 4-year-old girl at a Florida day care center will remain in jail at least until a Monday hearing about bail, a judge in Orlando ruled Friday.
Eric Harroun -- accused of fighting with terrorists in Syria -- has died, family says

Eric Harroun -- accused of fighting with terrorists in Syria -- has died, family says

(CNN) -- Eric Harroun, an Army veteran from Phoenix who was accused of fighting alongside al Qaeda-affiliated militants in Syria -- and then freed after pleading guilty to a lesser charge -- has died, according to his family and officials in Ph
Billy Joel, in the mood for a melody, surprises school kids at tribute

Billy Joel, in the mood for a melody, surprises school kids at tribute

(CNN) -- When a New York elementary school invited rock star Billy Joel to a tribute concert of his greatest hits, the last thing they expected was for him to actually show up.
Creating body parts in a lab: 'Things are happening now'

Creating body parts in a lab: 'Things are happening now'

(CNN) -- Two body parts. One scientific leap.
From a minute to a mile: A beginner runner's journey

From a minute to a mile: A beginner runner's journey

(CNN) -- At 400 pounds I had little self-confidence. I measured my value not by my abilities but by the number of pounds on a scale.
Pope Francis asks forgiveness for priests who sexually abused children

Pope Francis asks forgiveness for priests who sexually abused children

Pope Francis said Friday he feels compelled to "personally ask for forgiveness" for priests who sexually abused children.
"Life Black Box" website lets Chinese users send data after death

"Life Black Box" website lets Chinese users send data after death

In your lifetime, you will send thousands, maybe millions of online messages. But what if you could only send one more?