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'Weird Al' Yankovic hits No. 1 with 'Mandatory Fun'

It's "Mandatory": "Weird Al" Yankovic is Number One.

Arizona execution using new drug combination drags on for almost 2 hours

The state of Arizona executed Joseph Wood on Wednesday. It took him nearly two hours to die after his veins were injected with a novel combination of two drugs.

Acknowledging global unrest, Obama forges ahead with fundraising swing

As President Barack Obama helped Democrats bank millions in campaign cash on Tuesday, he acknowledged his administration is confronting "some big overseas challenges" in the Middle East, Ukraine and elsewhere.

CDC lab director resigns after anthrax incident

The head of the bioterrorism lab involved in potentially exposing dozens of workers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to deadly anthrax bacteria has resigned.

Microsoft's most boneheaded product is about to be killed off

 Microsoft is about to take the ax to one of the stupidest products it ever created.

GM recalls 718,000 more vehicles

In a year clogged with a record number of recalls, General Motors had gone three weeks without any new ones.

White House 'reloading' with new press hires

The Obama administration Wednesday announced Eric Schultz as its pick for the new principal deputy press secretary. Schultz will now be the number two White House spokesman behind the new Press Secretary, Josh Earnest.

U.S. extends ban on flights into Israel's Ben Gurion airport

The Federal Aviation Administration extended its ban Wednesday on U.S. airlines' flights to and from Tel Aviv, Israel, for another 24 hours. The ban now runs through 12:15 p.m. ET Thursday.

Burning cross found in front yard of Tennessee church

Someone burned a cross in the front yard of the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Clarksville, but the congregation isn't dwelling on what happened.

More 'Iron Man'? Sounds good to me, Robert Downey Jr. says

Another go at "Iron Man"? Robert Downey Jr. would welcome the opportunity.