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Scientists discover what may be the biggest bird ever to fly

Imagine a bird that couldn't fit in your living room because its wings were too big. That's exactly what would happen if you tried to bring the Pelagornis sandersi home -- assuming houses and humans existed back then.

Baby abandoned on New York subway platform

NEW YORK (CNN) -- New York police have detained a 20-year-old woman they say left a baby in a stroller on a subway platform Monday. A witness told police she saw a woman, described as between 20 and 30 years old, push a stroller from a subway ca

'Harry Potter' returns in a J.K. Rowling short story

"Harry Potter" is back, albeit briefly. J.K. Rowling has posted a short story on her "Pottermore" site which gives a glimpse into the life of a 34-year-old Potter.

Six Flags roller coaster car derails; 4 injured

A tree branch that fell on the tracks derailed a roller coaster car at a Six Flags amusement park Monday evening, leaving it dangling precariously and its occupants stranded for hours.

Deputy's fatal shooting of boy carrying fake rifle ruled lawful

A sheriff's deputy who shot and killed a 13-year-old California boy last year when he mistook a toy gun for a real rifle did not break the law, a prosecutor said Monday.

Solange speaks on Jay Z fight: 'My family and I are all good'

Solange Knowles still isn't saying what prompted her elevator confrontation with her brother-in-law, Shawn "Jay Z" Carter, but she will tell you one thing: She's at peace about it.

At least 1 killed as strong quake shakes Mexico, Guatemala

At least one person was killed as a 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck Monday morning in southern Mexico's Chiapas state near the border with Guatemala, authorities in Chiapas said.

Truck of the future aims to drive itself

Tractor-trailer drivers, if you text while driving in the middle of the freeway, then the future may belong to you. If you can afford a Mercedes truck, that is.

Brazilian star Neymar out of World Cup due to injury

Brazil is into the World Cup semifinals. But its brightest star is out.

Arthur, no longer a hurricane, keeps losing strength

Arthur was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm early Saturday, as its sustained winds dropped to 70 mph, the National Hurricane Center said.