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Comics' Archie dies heroically

 It was one of the most unexpected announcements of the year. In April, Archie Comics released the news that its lead character, Archie Andrews, would die in an upcoming issue of "Life With Archie."

Film follows 'Brave Miss World' from beauty queen to sexual violence activist

Six weeks before winning the 1998 Miss World crown, 18-year-old Linor Abargil was raped at knife-point by a travel agent escorting her home to Israel from a modeling gig in Italy.

Adele announces new album -- sort of

The good news? Adele's new album, "25," was announced Tuesday. The bad news? The information didn't come from Adele herself but from the World Music Awards, which let the news slip in a tweet.

Ja Rule's 'Unruly' path from jail to Christianity

After serving time, rapper Ja Rule is now on a more spiritual path.

Ja Rule's 'Unruly' path from jail to Christianity

After serving time, rapper Ja Rule is now on a more spiritual path.

'Midnight Rider' pair surrender to authorities

"Midnight Rider" director Randall Miller and producer Jody Savin surrendered to the Wayne County Sheriff's office in Georgia over the weekend, Sheriff's officials said.

Seaplane almost lands on whale

Wise men say to look before you leap. In Alaska, it's advisable to look before you land. That's because, in Alaska, where seaplanes are common, you just might land on a whale.

Should the U.S. lower its drinking age?

Dwight B. Heath knows what he is about to say will sound a little crazy to most people. When asked what the minimum legal drinking age should be in the U.S., Heath says 8, or maybe even 6.

A grateful Bowe Bergdahl 'understands that his life has been saved,' lawyer says

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is aware of the controversy over the deal his country made with the Taliban to secure his release, and he's thankful that his commander in chief acted to save his life, his attorney said Wednesday.

Comcast customer service call goes viral

Here's a phone call you have *got* to hear! A San Francisco man called Comcast to make a simple request. All Ryan Block wanted was to cancel his Comcast internet and cable subscription.