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Cruise ship passengers sickened on luxury liners

Three outbreaks of illness affecting more than 100 people each have been reported aboard two cruise liners -- two of them in back-to-back cruises of the same ship -- according to the nation's leading health protection agency.

Charlton Heston Stamps First-Day-of-Issue Ceremony

The event took place at The Creative Life Chinese Theatre as part of the TCM Classic Film Festival.

Obama caps two days of civil rights focus at landmark play

After two speeches heralding the civil rights movement and its impact on his life, President Barack Obama on Friday took in a revival of 'A Raisin in the Sun,' the landmark play chronicling racial tension on Chicago's South Side.

Sebelius out, Obama nominates new health secretary

President Barack Obama announced Friday that he will nominate Sylvia Mathews Burwell, who currently directs the White House budget office, to be the next health secretary, the Cabinet official who's ultimately responsible for overseeing Oba

Putin squares off against Europe over gas

Ukraine's unpaid gas bills are strengthening Russia's hand before talks next week with the U.S. and Europe on resolving the crisis.

Singer Chris Brown in Virginia jail

Singer Chris Brown was being held in a Virginia jail Thursday while he awaits trial in Washington D.C. for misdemeanor assault, the facility confirmed Thursday. He is being held in Warsaw, Virginia.

Navy's future: Electric guns, lasers, water as fuel

Imagine ships that fire missiles at seven times the speed of sound without using explosives, or that use lasers to destroy threats at the cost of about a dollar a shot, and vessels making fuel from the very seawater in which they're floatin

Stomach illness that hit 83 people on cruise ship may be linked to norovirus

A new outbreak of a gastrointestinal illness aboard a cruise ship may have been caused by the norovirus, the ship's operator said Wednesday.

At least 15 hurt at Florida day care when SUV pushes car into building

Central Florida authorities were looking Wednesday evening for a 26-year-old man after a Dodge Durango pushed a car into a day care center, leaving at least 15 people, most of them children, injured.

Viral photo spreads hope, love for cancer patients

A photo circulating Facebook is making a big impact in the online community Wednesday.