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Radiation alarm at New Mexico nuclear disposal plant spurs air shutoff

An alarm late Friday night indicating higher than usual levels of airborne radiation led to a first-of-its-kind response at a nuclear disposal facility outside of Carlsbad, New Mexico, an Energy Department spokesman told CNN.

Obama administration vows more action on climate change sparking debate

Following President Barack Obama's announcement of $1 billion in new funding to help prepare for the effects of climate change, Secretary of State John Kerry promised his own actions as part of the administration's push in a keynote spe

John Henson -- son of the iconic Jim Henson -- dies of heart attack at 48

John Henson -- a son of the late, great children's entertainment visionary Jim Henson -- died after a "sudden, massive heart attack," his family's company said.

Barbie strikes an 'unapologetic' pose

When Barbie burst onto scene in a black and white swimsuit in 1959, she was considered a rebel who embodied both "the sensuality of Marilyn Monroe and the innocence of Debbie Reynolds."

Taco Bell app: making fast food faster

Making fast food faster? That's what Taco Bell hopes to do when it rolls our nationwide mobile ordering later this year.

Gun sales are plunging

Sales of guns and ammo are losing steam after a frenzied run-up sparked by fears of greater restrictions in the wake of the Newtown shooting and other massacres.

Hockey: US tops Russia in OT thriller

 In a heart-pounding finish, Team USA punched a victory Saturday against Russia, in what is one of the hockey world's greatest rivalries.

Obama to deliver much needed aid to drought-stricken California

President Barack Obama will travel Friday to California and announce a new federal initiative aimed at helping farms and communities there in the grips of a devastating drought.

Atlantic storm brings more flood misery to drenched Britain

Princes William and Harry rolled up their sleeves Friday to help out with flood defense efforts as Britain braces for another hammering Friday from a major storm off the Atlantic.

CNN host Piers Morgan questioned in UK hacking investigation

CNN host and former UK tabloid editor Piers Morgan was questioned in December in connection with a UK police inquiry into phone hacking, he said Friday.