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New documents reveal Howard Hughes role in plot to steal Soviet submarine

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; the tale of Howard Hughes' secret involvement in a CIA scheme to retrieve a Soviet submarine from the ocean floor sounds preposterous.
Yahoo surges following first-quarter results

Yahoo surges following first-quarter results

Yahoo is still in the midst of its turnaround, but investors liked what they saw in the company's first-quarter results.
GM reveals most powerful drop-top Corvette

GM reveals most powerful drop-top Corvette

General Motors officially unveiled what the automaker is calling the fastest convertible car it has ever produced at the New York Auto Show Tuesday.
GM will ask court to halt recall lawsuits

GM will ask court to halt recall lawsuits

General Motors wants a bankruptcy court to protect it from the growing number of lawsuits stemming from the company's botched ignition switch recall.

Yes, Harry...it's over

I have stepped back from talking about the Nevada story because there has been a lot of misinformation reported.
Netflix speeds surge for Comcast users following connection deal

Netflix speeds surge for Comcast users following connection deal

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Netflix's connection deal with Comcast is paying off.
US Airways says lewd tweet was a mistake

US Airways says lewd tweet was a mistake

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- It's not the first corporate Twitter blunder, but it might be one of the most obscene.
Your taxes are due!

Your taxes are due!

If you still haven't filed, then you're among the minority. As of the end of last week, the IRS had received nearly 100 million tax returns -- roughly three-quarters of the returns it expects to get this tax season.
Police: Utah mom admits to killing at least six of her babies

Police: Utah mom admits to killing at least six of her babies

(CNN) -- A 39-year-old woman in Utah told police she either strangled or suffocated at least six babies immediately after she gave birth to them over a period of years, a document shows.
A year after the marathon bombings, Boston perseveres

A year after the marathon bombings, Boston perseveres

(CNN) -- "United, we will always persevere." That was the message Massachusetts shared with the nation and the world Tuesday, on the anniversary of twin bombings that turned last year's Boston Marathon from a celebration into a da
Beyond Boston

Beyond Boston

(CNN) -- As America marks the anniversary of the Boston terrorist attack, survivors of three earlier bombings describe their journeys forward --- and offer poignant words for those just one year away from the day that changed their lives.
'Blood moon' mesmerizes sky gazers

'Blood moon' mesmerizes sky gazers

(CNN) -- Stargazers glimpsed a rare treat as a "blood moon" crossed the Earth's shadow Tuesday. The moon took on a devilish glow as it appeared in different phases from 2 to 4 a.m. ET.
Michelle Obama -- and first dogs -- visit military families on Walter Reed campus

Michelle Obama -- and first dogs -- visit military families on Walter Reed campus

 -- First lady Michelle Obama visited military families on the campus of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Monday, with first dogs Bo and Sunny in tow.
Police say sex offenders wore GPS monitors during killings

Police say sex offenders wore GPS monitors during killings

Two convicted sex offenders, who have been charged with raping and murdering four women in Southern California, were wearing ankle monitors at the time of the alleged crimes, police say.
Jordan's ambassador to Libya is kidnapped in Tripoli

Jordan's ambassador to Libya is kidnapped in Tripoli

Jordan's ambassador to Libya was kidnapped in central Tripoli on Tuesday, the foreign ministries of both nations said.