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Southwest plane returns to Nashville after striking birds

A Southwest Airlines plane made an emergency return to Tennessee's Nashville International Airport on Monday morning because it hit several birds during takeoff, the airline said.

House Rematch in Massachusetts?

The Massachusetts Republican state Senator who narrowly lost his bid last year to unseat Democratic Rep. John Tierney is planning another go at the state's sixth Congressional District.

Storm cuts power for 220,000 homes in Britain; 2 dead, 1 missing

A major Atlantic storm pummeled southern England early Monday, knocking out power for about 220,000 homes and blocking roads and railways with fallen trees.

Lou Reed, rock legend, dies at 71

Lou Reed, who took rock 'n' roll into dark corners as a songwriter, vocalist and guitarist for the Velvet Underground and as a solo artist, died Sunday, his publicist said. He was 71.

GOP senator: Sebelius the 'laughingstock of America'

It appears Republican Sen. John Barrasso is a loyal viewer of "Saturday Night Live."

Rogers to European allies: NSA keeps you 'safe'

The House Intelligence chief emphatically told CNN's Candy Crowley on Sunday that the NSA's foreign intelligence gathering operations keep allies "safe."

Baby formula sold in vending machines

Four chain pharmacies in Beijing started the trial operation to sell baby formula milk powder on Saturday at vending machine.

Brett Favre: Memory lapse 'put a little fear in me'

It can happen to anybody -- forgetting your glasses are on the top of your head, or not remembering a loved one's birthday after celebrating it for decades. Most of us simply laugh off these short memory lapses.

Definition of 'term' pregnancy changing

-- In light of recent research showing that each week of gestation affects newborn health, a leading doctors' group is redefining when a pregnancy is considered "term."

For the first time, FDA addresses pet food safety

For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration is taking steps to make animal feed and pet food sold in the United States safer.