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Silvio Berlusconi to carry out community service in nursing home

Silvio Berlusconi to carry out community service in nursing home

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been sentenced by an Italian court to a year of community service after his conviction for tax evasion, a member of his legal team told CNN on Tuesday.
Ukraine leader says anti-terror operation under way in Donetsk region

Ukraine leader says anti-terror operation under way in Donetsk region

An "anti-terrorist operation" is under way in part of Ukraine's eastern Donetsk region, Ukraine's acting President Oleksandr Turchynov told the country's parliament Tuesday.
NASA's side of the story

NASA's side of the story

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; A NASA camera on Mars has captured what appears to be artificial light emanating outward from the planet's surface.
Long winter could mean more intense allergy season

Long winter could mean more intense allergy season

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Winter may unofficially be over, but there may not be much relief in sight just yet for allergy sufferers: Experts say a shortened spring due to the long winter may create a more intense allergy season.
San Francisco 49er Aldon Smith's false bomb threat arrest is 4th since 2012

San Francisco 49er Aldon Smith's false bomb threat arrest is 4th since 2012

Before the 2011 NFL draft, a scouting report on University of Missouri junior defensive end Aldon Smith said the star defender "has some past experience with getting into trouble and is a higher-than-average risk for this sort of behavior.
Passover Fast Facts

Passover Fast Facts

Here's a look at what you need to know about the Jewish holiday of Passover. The holiday will be celebrated from sunset on April 14 to April 22, 2014.
Feds end roundup, release cattle after tense Nevada showdown

Feds end roundup, release cattle after tense Nevada showdown

(CNN) -- A tense, weeklong showdown appeared to end Saturday between the federal government and supporters of a Nevada cattle rancher battling the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) over grazing rights on federal land.
Netflix speeds surge for Comcast users following connection deal

Netflix speeds surge for Comcast users following connection deal

Netflix's connection deal with Comcast is paying off. Streaming speeds for Comcast users jumped nearly 50% last month after Netflix reluctantly agreed to pay up for a direct connection to Comcast's network.
Remington recalling Model 700™, Model Seven™ rifles with X-Mark Pro® triggers

Remington recalling Model 700™, Model Seven™ rifles with X-Mark Pro® triggers

Remington Arms Company, LLC (“Remington”) is voluntarily recalling Remington Model 700™ and Model Seven™ rifles with X-Mark Pro® (“XMP®”) triggers, manufactured from May 1, 2006 to April 9, 2014.
WORLD'S GREATEST: Michael Phelps ending retirement

WORLD'S GREATEST: Michael Phelps ending retirement

The United States Olympic Committee confirmed Monday that Olympic champion Michael Phelps is ending his retirement. Phelps is expected to return to competitive swimming later this month in Arizona.
NTSB: No evidence of fire before FedEx truck crashed into students' bus

NTSB: No evidence of fire before FedEx truck crashed into students' bus

(CNN) -- Cell phone video recorded from inside a car clipped by a FedEx tractor-trailer truck before it slammed into a bus carrying students in Northern California is being reviewed by investigators, the National Transportation Safety Board sai
Police find remains of seven babies at Utah home

Police find remains of seven babies at Utah home

(CNN) -- Unbelievable. That's how a police captain described the case. A 39-year-old woman in Utah is in custody, accused of murder, after authorities found the remains of seven infants at a home where she used to live.
Police arrest 'raging anti-Semite' in Kansas Jewish center shootings

Police arrest 'raging anti-Semite' in Kansas Jewish center shootings

(CNN) -- A Missouri man, with a long virulent history of anti-Semitism, is suspected of killing a boy and his grandfather outside a Jewish community center in Kansas City and a woman at a Jewish assisted living facility nearby.
Houston woman: GM recall notice came 2 months after crash took her legs

Houston woman: GM recall notice came 2 months after crash took her legs

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; a Houston-area woman critically injured in a December car accident has filed suit against General Motors, claiming that the crash was caused by her car's faulty ignition switch.
Girl gets $20K for diamond found in Arkansas park

Girl gets $20K for diamond found in Arkansas park

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; an Oklahoma City girl has sold a 3.85-carat diamond she found at an Arkansas park for $20,000.