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Jobless claims fall again

Claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, pointing to further modest improvement in the job market.

Taking NSA protests online

People outraged by recent news of the National Security Agency's collection of phone records and Internet monitoring are taking action online.

$100 gaming console coming soon

After years spent lurking in the shadows, the indie gaming world is ready for its moment in the spotlight. When the Ouya "micro-console" hits shelves on June 25, it could make big waves in the industry.

Colorado fires scorch state; thousands evacuated

Fast-moving wildfires lit up central Colorado, forcing thousands from their homes and scorching some 12,000 acres of brush and timber. Of the five fires burning, the most problematic was the Black Forest Fire.

Little boy survives monster Oklahoma tornado, only to be mauled to death

At the tender age of five, surviving a tornado a mile wide is, at the least, traumatizing. Being separated from mom and dad after that, and living in a strange house, is enough to make a little boy break down and cry.

In between back flips and splits, naked man assaults passengers at train station

A glistening man with a wild head of hair turns fare gates into balance beams at a San Francisco subway station, stretching and doing back flips buck-naked.

Girl to get long-awaited lung transplant

Sarah Murnaghan, a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl with cystic fibrosis whose family fought to have her prioritized for adult organs, is getting a new set of lungs, her family told CNN Wednesday. Murnaghan was in surgery in the morning.

Ex-cop guilty of killing wife

A Kansas jury Tuesday convicted former cop Brett Seacat of first-degree murder for killing his wife, Vashti Seacat, and trying to cover it up by burning down their house.

VIDEO: 3 injured in TX house explosion

At least three people were hurt in a house explosion in Texas Tuesday morning. You are looking at what is left of the home in Dobbin. That's about an hour south of Houston

VIDEO: Gay man sues state over personal license plate

A gay man in Georgia will be allowed to order a vanity license plate displaying his sexual orientation.