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Protest group ditches talks with Hong Kong government; calls for more protest

After jarring clashes between pro-democracy protesters and opponents in Hong Kong's densely populated Mong Kok district Friday, student leaders called off talks with the government -- accusing police of allowing the violence to unfold.

Disney actors face 'hardest race in world'

The mission is anything but a Mickey Mouse task: Navigate the world's most treacherous seas, crossing 73,000 nautical kilometers in a confined space with stressed-out, sleep-deprived crewmates.

America's oldest workers: Why we refuse to retire!

For these seniors, the best retirement is not to retire. From a 102-year-old Wal-Mart worker to an activist park ranger, these workers have stayed on the job well into their golden years. The Wal-Mart worker

Frustrated woman quarantined with sheets, towels soiled by Ebola patient

The sweat-stained sheets of Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, still on her bed, a woman quarantined in a Dallas apartment said Thursday that she desperately wants her family's nightmare to end.<

Ebola fast facts

Here's some background information about Ebola, a virus with a high fatality rate that was first identified in Africa in 1976.

Ohio woman sues sperm bank after racial mix-up

At five months pregnant, Jennifer Cramblett and her same-sex partner, Amanda Zinkon, learned that Cramblett had been inseminated with the wrong sperm, and that the donor was of a different race.

Can Ebola survive on a surface? That and other questions answered

(CNN) -- Thomas Eric Duncan traveled from Liberia to Texas before testing positive for Ebola.

Now Warren Buffett wants to sell you a car

 Would you buy a used car from Warren Buffett? How about a new one?

More than 1 million GM cars with fatal defect still on road

More than 1 million General Motor cars with a defect tied to at least 23 deaths are still on the road today.

Is demoted planet Pluto making a comeback?

Poor Pluto. Is it or isn't it a planet?