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'We'll die without that boat:' What the Costa Concordia leaves behind in Giglio

'We'll die without that boat:' What the Costa Concordia leaves behind in Giglio

  When the Costa Concordia and its salvage convoy finally depart Giglio, the residents of this picturesque Tuscan island will breathe a collective sigh of relief -- and shed a collective tear.
No peace between Israel and Gaza, as diplomats rush in

No peace between Israel and Gaza, as diplomats rush in

Washington's top diplomat landed in Israel on Wednesday on an urgent mission from his boss -- to push for an "immediate cessation of hostilities."
No peace between Israel and Gaza, as diplomats rush in

No peace between Israel and Gaza, as diplomats rush in

Washington's top diplomat landed in Israel on Wednesday on an urgent mission from his boss -- to push for an "immediate cessation of hostilities."
Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash: First set of bodies en route to the Netherlands

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash: First set of bodies en route to the Netherlands

After spending days exposed to the elements on a Ukrainian field and then inside a refrigerated train, the first group of victims from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is one step closer to home.
John Mellencamp's son faces new charges in connection with underage drinking

John Mellencamp's son faces new charges in connection with underage drinking

One of John Mellencamp's sons facing battery charges in connection with an incident last year is now facing new charges.
Chipotle shares soar after yummy earnings

Chipotle shares soar after yummy earnings

Forget buying burritos and tacos at Chiptole, purchase the company's stock. Chipotle shares soared in extended trading Monday after the restaurant chain released a blockbuster quarterly report.
Apple profit soars on booming iPhone and Mac sales -- but wow, did iPads slump

Apple profit soars on booming iPhone and Mac sales -- but wow, did iPads slump

Apple sales and profit soared last quarter despite a steep decline in demand for the iPad.
Chrysler recalls 792,000 older Jeeps

Chrysler recalls 792,000 older Jeeps

Chrysler recalled about 792,000 older SUVs Tuesday for ignition switch problems. The flaw affects Jeep Commanders from model years 2006-2007 and Jeep Grand Cherokees from 2005-2007.
Gun maker relocates fearing stricter state laws

Gun maker relocates fearing stricter state laws

The fear of stricter state gun laws is pushing Beretta USA to move all of its manufacturing from Maryland to Tennessee.
Who switched two flags atop the Brooklyn Bridge? NYPD on the case

Who switched two flags atop the Brooklyn Bridge? NYPD on the case

The NYPD is investigating how two American flags that fly at the top of the Brooklyn Bridge were replaced by two white flags.
Body might be that of last Washington landslide victim

Body might be that of last Washington landslide victim

Authorities believe they have found the final victim of a deadly landslide in Washington state. A rain-saturated hillside along the Stillaguamish River gave way on the outskirts of the town of Oso on March 22.

Justice Department suspends most poll-watching

For the first time in decades, voters in Georgia are going to the polls Tuesday without the chance of having Justice Department observers inside their polling places. CNN has learned that's because Justice Department lawyers in recent months have

School supply expenses are on the rise

Parents should prepare for an expensive school year this fall. The national retail federation predicts the average family will spend almost $700 on back to school supplies this year.That's $130 more than what was spent last year.
Lead foot: Palin gets speeding ticket

Lead foot: Palin gets speeding ticket

Slow down, Sarah, slow down.