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Dick Clark dies at 82

U.S. — Entertainment Icon Dick Clark passed away Wednesday morning at the age of 82 following a massive heart attack it was announced by his family.

Accidental death rate for children lowers

WACO -- In the United States one child dies every hour from an unintentional injury but according to the Centers for Disease Control that rate is decreasing.

International headlines

A few international headlines for your Wednesday morning:  

The end of Twinkies!?!?

NEW YORK  — The maker of Twinkies and Wonder Bread heads to court Tuesday to try to throw out its union contracts, in a battle that leaves the iconic baker's future very much in doubt.

Obama moves to curb oil speculators

The Obama administration proposed new measures Tuesday to limit speculation in the oil markets, seeking to draw a contrast with Republicans who have been calling for more domestic drilling during a time of near record gasoline prices.

Space shuttle Discovery arrives in Washington

(CNN) The space shuttle Discovery took its last flight Tuesday from Florida's Kennedy Space Center to Washington, where its final destination will be the Smithsonian.

Secret Service clearances yanked in prostitution investigation

WASHINGTON  -- The Secret Service has yanked the security clearances of 11 members accused of bringing prostitutes to a hotel in Colombia ahead of last week's pan-American summit, government officials with knowledge of the investigatio

CNN Poll: Gender gap and likeability keep Obama over Romney

CNN — President Barack Obama holds a nine-point lead over Republican challenger Mitt Romney thanks in part to the perception that the president is more likeable and more in touch with the problems facing women and middle class Americans,

Stocks: Worst week of the year, S&P 500 sinks 2%

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — U.S. stocks stumbled Friday, following a two-day rally, closing lower for a second straight week with worst declines of the year.

Rasmussen poll has Obama, Romney tied

President Obama and Mitt Romney are tied in a national head-to-head match-up, according to the latest survey from conservative polling outlet Rasmussen.