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The Pope's 10 tips for happiness

Just when I thought my amazement with Pope Francis had run its course, he did it again. In a long interview with an old friend who was writing for an Argentine magazine, the pope put forward a 10-point plan for happiness.

James Brady, former Reagan press secretary dies

James Brady, former press secretary to Ronald Reagan who was severely wounded in a 1981 assassination attempt on the President, has died, the White House said on Monday. He was 73.

Secret serum likely saved Ebola patients

Three top secret, experimental vials stored at subzero temperatures were flown into Liberia last week in a last-ditch effort to save two American missionary workers who had contracted Ebola, according to a source familiar with details of the tr

Low-speed chase ends with police nabbing tortoise

"Slow and steady wins the race" may be the moral of a children's tale, but the adage didn't hold up over the weekend in the case of Clark the tortoise vs. California police.

Potato salad crowd funder raises $55,000 and promised 3,330 people "a bite"

Congratulations, Internet. You've successfully raised $55,492 so an Ohio man can make potato salad for the first time.

2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season Fast Facts

Here is a look at the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season. Facts: The 2014 Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. The areas covered include the North Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea.

U.S. doctor quarantines himself at home after treating Ebola patients in Liberia

A retired American doctor who was working with Ebola patients in West Africa returned to the United States -- and put himself in quarantine.

Obama: U.S. 'crossed a line' and tortured after 9/11 attacks

President Barack Obama acknowledged Friday that the United States "crossed a line" and tortured al Qaeda detainees after the 9/11 terror attacks.

Tropical Storm Bertha 'poorly organized' as its soaks Caribbean

Bertha isn't getting bigger -- and that's good news for those in the Caribbean.

The manhunt ended after CNN's 'The Hunt' tip: Who was Charles Mozdir?

The mugshot shows a fairly clean-cut man with short hair, his head cocked, sporting a half-smile. That was Charles Mozdir in 2012, when he stood accused of molesting a then 5-year-old boy in California.