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Big Bang breakthrough announced; gravity waves detected

There's no way for us to know exactly what happened some 13.8 billion years ago, when our universe burst onto the scene. But scientists announced Monday a breakthrough in understanding how our world as we know it came to be.

Hacker crashes Google Play -- twice

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- New Android apps and updates were blocked from appearing in Google's Play Store on Monday, after a hacker attacked Google's app publishing system. It's an outage you may not notice -- until it holds up the next update to Can

Topeka reacts to Phelps' health and excommunication from Westboro

Topeka, KS (WIBW) -- News that the founder of Westboro Baptist Church is seriously ill in hospice care has gained national attention. WBC is known world-wide for its picket signs and protests at military funerals.

Thai military radar data bolsters belief that Flight 370 changed its path

New information from the Thai government bolsters the belief that missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 took a sharp westward turn after communication was lost.

After Crimea, will Scotland be next to vote on independence?

LONDON (CNN) -- Exactly six months from now, Scots will go to the polls to vote on the future of their country.

'Amateurism is a myth': Athletes file class-action against NCAA

MIAMI (CNN) -- Calling the NCAA and five of the major athletic conferences a "cartel," an attorney representing four college athletes filed a class-action lawsuit against the NCAA on Monday, saying it was "illegally restraining c

Navy SEALs take back control of hijacked tanker

U.S. Navy SEALs have taken control of a commercial tanker that had been seized by three armed Libyans this month. No one was hurt in the Sunday night operation, the Pentagon said.

Navy SEALs take back control of hijacked tanker

U.S. Navy SEALs have taken control of a commercial tanker that had been seized by three armed Libyans this month. No one was hurt in the Sunday night operation, the Pentagon said.

Obama to Russia: 'Further provocation will do nothing'

The United States and European Union announced sanctions including asset freezes and travel bans on officials from Russia and Ukraine after Crimea applied to join Russia on Monday following a controversial weekend referendum. "We'll continue to ma

4.4-magnitude earthquake hits Los Angeles area

A 4.4-magnitude earthquake shook the Los Angeles area on Monday morning, jolting some people awake just before sunrise but bringing no immediate reports of serious damage. The quake, centered about 6 miles north-northwest of Westwood and about 15