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Searching for the plane truth -- amid speculation

It's been more than 11 days since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing from radar screens, and hard facts about its fate remain in short supply.

Shift workers beware: Sleep loss may cause brain damage, new research says

Are you a truck driver or shift worker planning to catch up on some sleep this weekend? Cramming in extra hours of shut-eye may not make up for those lost pulling all-nighters, new research indicates.

Do anti-pollution car bans actually work?

Running along the banks of the Seine Sunday, I take a lap around the giant hot air balloon in the south of Paris hovering gently over the Parc André Citroen.

Report: Alzheimer's far more likely than breast cancer in women over 60

Women age 60 and older have a 1 in 6 chance of getting Alzheimer's disease in their lifetime, and are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer's compared with breast cancer, according to a report from the Alzheimer's Association.

Fourth trip to Iowa for Cruz

Ted Cruz is heading back to Iowa, again.

GM names new safety chief after string of recalls

General Motors, which is reeling from a botched recall linked to at least 12 deaths, has named a long-time company insider to the newly created position of vice president of global vehicle safety.

Biden calls Russia's moves on Crimea 'nothing more than a land grab'

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden called Russian President Vladimir Putin's moves to add Crimea to the Russian Federation a "blatant, blatant violation of international law" and "nothing more than a land grab."

Romney slams Obama, Clinton for foreign policy 'failure'

Mitt Romney is blaming President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the crisis in Ukraine as well as other foreign policy challenges across the globe.

EU meets to punish Russia over Crimea

European Union foreign ministers gathered in Brussels to discuss sanctions on Russia that could be revealed as early as Monday.

Forget text messaging, the 'oPhone' lets you send smells

Holiday albums could be less forgettable when pictures of a Mediterranean meal carry the scent of olives; a selfie on the beach contains a trace of salt spray or a rainy London scene conveys the distinctive aroma of freshly wet concrete.