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Speaking out against cell service on planes

Commercial air travel is already filled with annoyances like shrinking personal space, overpriced meals and frequent delays.

Renowned psychic, bestselling author Sylvia Browne dies at 77

Renowned psychic Sylvia Browne -- a leader in the paranormal world who appeared regularly on television and radio and also wrote dozens of top-selling books -- died Wednesday in a northern California hospital, according to her website.

Senate democrats vote to change filibuster rules

According to CNN, Senate democrats voted, Thursday, to change filibuster rules in what is called the "nuclear option," making it easier for them to approve judicial appointments by President Barack Obama that Republicans have blocked.

Boeing cargo jet to take off from Wichita airport's short runway

A mammoth cargo plane that landed Wednesday night at the wrong airport in Wichita, Kansas -- one that typically does not accommodate such beasts -- will take off at around noon on Thursday using a runway far shorter than it normally requires, a

The last cigarette: Nine ex-smokers who quit the habit for good

For one, it was a health scare. For another, the words of a friend hit him in an instant. And for another, it was the loss of a dear relative.

MI6 codebreaker Gareth Williams' death 'perfect crime,' expert says

The death of MI6 codebreaker Gareth Williams -- whose naked body was found inside an externally locked bag in his bathtub in 2006 -- was a "perfect crime," a confined spaces expert says.

Sprint falls to last on Consumer Reports list

Sprint tumbled to last place in this year's Consumer Reports rankings for wireless service providers, based on a survey of users.

Serial killer Joseph Franklin executed after hours of delay

White supremacist serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin was executed Wednesday morning after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his final requests for a stay, the Missouri Department of Public Safety said.

Massachusetts high school cancels football games after racial slur spraypainted on player's home

A Massachusetts high school football team canceled the rest of its season after someone scrawled a racial epithet on the home of one of its players. "Knights don't need [the n-word]," the slur read.