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Saving Howard Hughes' bizarre plane

Bob Lyon remembers the day he met Howard Hughes. He also recalls when Hughes nearly crashed a plane into his boyhood home. Nearly 40 years after Hughes died, Lyon's life still crosses paths with the eccentric billionaire.

MLK, the reluctant civil rights leader

On the holiday that celebrates the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., many will remember his sacrifices for the civil rights movement, and serve others in his memory.

Denver Broncos beat New England Patriots in AFC title game

The Denver Broncos defeated the New England Patriots 26-16 Sunday in the AFC Championship Game at Denver to advance to Super Bowl XLVIII.

UPS warns Christmas delivery woes hit bottom line

United Parcel Service's failure to deliver thousands of packages in time for Christmas did more than disappoint online shoppers. It's apparently going to disappoint investors as well.

Obama would not let his son play football

As the Patriots, Broncos, Seahawks and 49ers prepare to battle for two spots in the Super Bowl, President Barack Obama says if he had a son, he wouldn't let him play pro football.

Little Bao Bao wows them at National Zoo

Some people drove hours to see a cute little 18-pound ball of fur. Saturday was debut day for little Bao Bao the panda at the National Zoo in Washington.

U.S. lawmakers: Winter Olympics aren't safe

Members of both the House and Senate Intelligence Committees say they are extremely concerned about security surrounding next month's Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Bush family spokesman: Barbara wasn't telling Jeb not to run

Former first lady Barbara Bush is not trying to pull the rug out from under a possible presidential bid by her son, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a Bush family spokesman tells CNN.

Police: Maryland mom kills 2 of her children during attempted exorcism

A Maryland mother stabbed two of her children to death and wounded two others while attempting an exorcism, authorities said.

Dozens of passengers on Royal Caribbean cruise fall ill, company says

It's not a fun way to end a dream vacation. Dozens of passengers on a four-night Royal Caribbean cruise ship became sick with a stomach illness, according to a company statement.