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Ukraine crisis: Crimea votes in referendum that divides Russia, U.S.

 Residents of Ukraine's Crimea region headed to the polls Sunday to vote in a disputed referendum on whether to join Russia or become an effectively independent state connected to Ukraine.

'Tonight Show' favorite David Brenner dies at age 78

Comedian David Brenner, a regular on Johnny Carson's "The Tonight Show," has died after a battle with cancer, a family spokesman said Saturday. He was 78.

Search for Malaysia Airline plane widens, becomes more difficult

Nine days in, things have gotten a whole lot more difficult in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

Malaysian jet's disappearance a 'deliberate' action, PM says

The Malaysian Prime Minister stopped short of calling the disappearance of Flight 370 a hijacking, but said Saturday the jet veered off course due to apparent deliberate action taken by someone aboard.

Missing Malaysian plane: Could it have landed?

Yet another theory is taking shape about what might have happened to missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Maybe it landed in a remote Indian Ocean island chain.

Biden jokes presidential run would be bad for his golf game

Vice President Joe Biden suggested Thursday night that running for President wouldn't leave much time to practice his golf game.

Aquarium pumps saving babies' lives

When Chokonjetsa was born, he weighed just over 2 pounds. His tiny, underdeveloped lungs struggled for each breath.

Amid search for missing in NYC blast, loved ones, friends reflect on those killed

In the mid-March chill Thursday, the victims and their stories continued to emerge as firefighters ferreted through the piles of bricks and wreckage on the East Harlem block where a powerful explosion and fire leveled two buildings.

Astronaut's mom helps overturn murder conviction

After almost 17 years in prison, this was it: This was The Moment. Gloria Killian's murder conviction had been overturned. Carrying a small bag of her belongings, she walked out of prison as a free woman.