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Gulf fisherman reels in a record

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; a record-breaking amberjack, weighing more than an average-sized supermodel, has been caught in the Gulf off the coast of Biloxi.
Rich man, I am: Yoda fan wins $425M Powerball prize

Rich man, I am: Yoda fan wins $425M Powerball prize

You and I got pranked on April Fools' Day. B. Raymond Buxton got paid. The California man picked up a giant check for $425 million Tuesday after turning in the winning ticket for the February 19 Powerball drawing.
The startup staffed by ex-cons

The startup staffed by ex-cons

The sleek San Francisco office of tech startup LaunchPodium is a big step up for two of its staffers.
Powerful earthquake strikes off Chile, triggers tsunami

Powerful earthquake strikes off Chile, triggers tsunami

An 8.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of northern Chile on Tuesday evening, generating a tsunami, authorities said.

81-year-old Tyler man to run his 16th marathon

81-year-old Harold Wilson is planning to run his 16th marathon in Boston in two weeks.
Chinese tourists boost U.S. businesses

Chinese tourists boost U.S. businesses

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Last year, thousands of Chinese tourists flocked to Yellowstone National Park to view the mountains, the buffalo and Old Faithful.
Is the global workforce headed for a burnout?

Is the global workforce headed for a burnout?

NEW YORK (CNN) -- When Arianna Huffington collapsed at her desk in 2007, she woke to find herself covered in a pool of blood.
Landslide toll rises to 27 as searchers battle muck, standing water

Landslide toll rises to 27 as searchers battle muck, standing water

 -- Among the mounds of mud and ripped-down trees, you see an occasional appliance, a tire here and there, the twisted cables that used to be part of the telephone system. What you don't see are homes.
GM CEO Barra: 'I am deeply sorry'

GM CEO Barra: 'I am deeply sorry'

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- General Motors came under harsh criticism on Capitol Hill Tuesday as CEO Mary Barra went before members of Congress investigating a botched GM recall.
Ryan budget aims to cut $5.1 trillion, reach balance in 10 years

Ryan budget aims to cut $5.1 trillion, reach balance in 10 years

Republican House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan unveiled a budget plan Wednesday that would achieve some key conservative goals - balancing the federal budget in a decade while starting to contain the national debt - while also rekindling some old c
Obama says 7.1 million sign up for health care

Obama says 7.1 million sign up for health care

After a surge on the last day of open enrollment, Obamacare met the original White House target of 7 million sign-ups, President Barack Obama said Tuesday at what amounts to a victory for his administration.
What happens to captured spies?

What happens to captured spies?

What happens to spies once they're caught?

Dads' breastfeeding photos go viral

A Tennessee dad's campaign to get fathers more involved in breast-feeding has gone viral.
Who's the man in the 'mirror'? Historians investigate mystery photo booth portraits

Who's the man in the 'mirror'? Historians investigate mystery photo booth portraits

He smiles. He stares. He sits without apparent expression. Who is he?