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5 key questions about Georgia toddler Cooper Harris' hot-car death

 It's hard to think of a young child, strapped into a car seat under a baking sun, slowly succumbing to a hellish death. It's even harder to think that it could have been anything other than a tragic accident.

Seth MacFarlane pledges up to $1 million for 'Reading Rainbow'

LeVar Burton's campaign to revive "Reading Rainbow" just got a big boost.

Actor Shia LaBeouf arrested and released after outburst in Broadway theater

Actor Shia LaBeouf has literally made an art of apologizing for a chain of ill deeds. He added a link to that chain late Thursday when, police said, he lit up a cigarette in a Broadway theater.

Michigan boy found in dad's basement is now with his mother

Michigan investigators are learning more about what happened to a Michigan boy after he vanished for almost two weeks, then suddenly turned up in the basement of his father and stepmother's home in Detroit.

Sources: Sherri Shepherd to leave "The View"

Sherri Shepherd is leaving the daytime talk show "The View," sources close to her told CNN on Thursday.

Father in toddler hot car death made chilling search

Police seized computers from the office of the father of a 22-month-old Georgia boy who died after being left for hours in a hot SUV and found an Internet search for "how long does it take for an animal to die in a hot car," a source

Former Reagan chief of staff, Sen. Howard Baker dies

Former U.S. Sen. Howard Baker, a one-time towering political figure in Washington who also served as a chief of staff to President Ronald Reagan, has died, his former spokesman said. He was 88.

Michigan boy, missing for 11 days, found safe in dad's basement

An 11-day search for a missing Michigan boy came to a bizarre conclusion Wednesday when he was discovered alive and well, hidden in the basement of his father's home in Detroit.

US advances to knockout stage following loss to Germany

Germany has beaten the United States 1-0 in their final World Cup group-stage match, but both will go through to the knockout stage.  

GM expects to recall 33,000 Chevrolet Cruzes

General Motors is expected to recall about 33,000 Chevrolet Cruze sedans for an airbag-related issue, spokesman Jim Cain said Thursday. The affected vehicles may have been equipped with an incorrect part.