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Seth Meyers' 'Late Night' debut: What's the verdict?

Seth Meyers had big shoes to fill on Monday night.

Convicted child rapist flees Denver halfway house after ankle monitor cut

A convicted child rapist apparently cut off his ankle monitor and left a Colorado group home where he was serving parole, a state official said.

Marathon spelling bee ends in a tie

 E-P-I-C. S-P-E-L-L-I-N-G. C-O-M-P-E-T-I-T-I-O-N. Two Missouri students went more than 60 rounds Saturday in a spelling bee that had to be called because organizers ran out of words.

Harold Ramis of 'Ghostbusters,' 'Groundhog Day' fame dies

Harold Ramis, the actor, writer and director whose films include "Stripes," "Ghostbusters," "Groundhog Day" and "Analyze This," has died. He was 69.

CDC looking into possible norovirus outbreak on cruise ship

 Federal health officials are investigating another possible norovirus outbreak aboard a cruise ship that just ended a Caribbean voyage.

VIDEO: Bird crashes through, shatters windshield of plane in mid-air

Scary moments for a Florida pilot after the windshield of his plane shattered in mid-air. Rob Weber's on-board camera caught this video of a bird crashing into his cockpit in the sky over Fort Myers on Saturday.

Openly gay player Jason Collins signs with Brooklyn Nets

Jason Collins became the first openly gay man in the NBA when he signed a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday.

Bush says working with vets helps him cope

Asked whether President George W.

Police officers give special needs boy the birthday part of his dreams

Police in Massachusetts threw a birthday bash over the weekend for an autistic boy. This day was reported to be 12 years in the making.

Michael Sam looks forward to time when football, not sexuality, is the main topic

There's Michael Sam, the football player. And Michael Sam, the man who could soon become the National Football League's first openly gay player.