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Ukrainians mark 28th anniversary of Chernobyl nuclear disaster

It's been 28 years since Ukraine's Chernobyl nuclear disaster and Ukrainians marked the anniversary Saturday with a vigil in the capital Kiev.

North Korea says it has American in custody

North Korea is holding an American man who it claims arrived in the country this month to seek asylum, the nation's state news agency reported Friday.

Ford's Alan Mulally will leave with nearly $300 million nest egg

Ford CEO Alan Mulally, expected to announce his retirement this year, has amassed nearly $300 million worth of Ford shares and options in his eight years at the automaker.

From Park Ridge to Washington: The youth minister who mentored Hillary Clinton

In the spring of 1962, Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the most controversial men in America.

Coffee may reduce risk for type 2 diabetes

Need an excuse to drink yet another cup of coffee today? A new study suggests that increasing coffee consumption may decrease the risk for type 2 diabetes.

Seth Meyers to host Emmys 2014

Seth Meyers' post-"Saturday Night Live" career is going rather nicely.

Female gun instructors in hot demand

If you're a woman, and you're licensed to shoot, then your skills are in hot demand.

GM's $1.3 billion recall cost wipes out profit

General Motors' recall crisis virtually wiped out its profit for the first three months of the year, as it said Thursday that the cost of repairing millions of vehicles would come to $1.3 billion.

The battle over gun policy: Old fight; new strategies

It was a bellwether election of sorts.

Obama: Japanese robots 'a little scary'

President Barack Obama has some new high tech friends