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Winona behind on their bills, affecting residents

The city of Winona did not pay their gas bill for six months and now it is the residents who are getting the backlash from the city's financial wrong doings.
NASA discovers Earth-sized planet that may sustain life

NASA discovers Earth-sized planet that may sustain life

It's like finding a needle in a universe-wide haystack. Researchers have located a planet roughly the size of Earth that could be habitable.
Judge won't force GM to issue 'park it now' order

Judge won't force GM to issue 'park it now' order

A federal court judge denied an emergency motion Thursday that would have required General Motors to tell recalled car owners to stop driving those vehicles.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87

Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87

Gabriel García Márquez, the influential, Nobel Prize-winning author of "One Hundred Years of Solitude" and "Love in the Time of Cholera," has died, his family and officials said. He was 87.
Get caught up with developments in the South Korea ferry disaster

Get caught up with developments in the South Korea ferry disaster

The effort to find nearly 280 people who remain missing in South Korea's ferry disaster is now in its third day. The Sewol suddenly started listing, took on water and capsized over a two-hour period Wednesday.
Chelsea Clinton announces she's pregnant with first child

Chelsea Clinton announces she's pregnant with first child

Chelsea Clinton announced Thursday that she is expecting her first child.
Kerry: Jews in Ukrainian city were told to identify themselves

Kerry: Jews in Ukrainian city were told to identify themselves

Jews in one Ukrainian city were were sent notes "indicating that they have to identify themselves as Jews," U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday.
Former hospital technician behind bogus mammogram results gets jail time

Former hospital technician behind bogus mammogram results gets jail time

A former Georgia hospital technician was sentenced to up to six months in prison after pleading guilty to manipulating the mammogram records of 1,289 patients.
Portland water supply to be flushed after teen urinates into reservoir

Portland water supply to be flushed after teen urinates into reservoir

(CNN) -- The city of Portland, Oregon, has been forced to dump millions of gallons of drinking water. Why? Because someone urinated into a water reservoir.
Newly released video shows moment of deadly West, Texas, blast

Newly released video shows moment of deadly West, Texas, blast

(CNN) -- Jeff Tobola had just wrapped up another work day and picked up his son in West, Texas, when he heard the city's fertilizer plant was on fire. Why not check it out?
Lost sea lion pup found high 'n' dry in California orchard

Lost sea lion pup found high 'n' dry in California orchard

LOS ANGELES (CNN) -- Up a river without a paddle.
Distressed parents: Prom dresses too short, too sexy

Distressed parents: Prom dresses too short, too sexy

(CNN) -- For Holly Manson, a mom of three teens in Oakland, Maine, one simple saying has made the difference between absolute dread during prom season and actually welcoming the rite of passage.
No more $5 vocab words on redesigned SAT exam

No more $5 vocab words on redesigned SAT exam

(CNN) -- The days of memorizing arcane, recondite vocabulary words might be ending for high school students who will take a redesigned SAT in two years.
Artificial eyes, plastic skulls: 3-D printing the human body

Artificial eyes, plastic skulls: 3-D printing the human body

(CNN) -- The 21st century has seen the growth of 3-D printing, with well-known applications in architecture, manufacturing, engineering, and now increasingly in medicine.
Portland water supply to be flushed after teen urinates into reservoir

Portland water supply to be flushed after teen urinates into reservoir

The city of Portland, Oregon, has been forced to dump millions of gallons of drinking water. Why? Because someone urinated into a water reservoir. Surprising still, this isn't the first time this has happened.