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'Tonight Show' favorite David Brenner dies at age 78

Comedian David Brenner, a regular on Johnny Carson's "The Tonight Show," has died after a battle with cancer, a family spokesman said Saturday. He was 78.

Search for Malaysia Airline plane widens, becomes more difficult

Nine days in, things have gotten a whole lot more difficult in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

Malaysian jet's disappearance a 'deliberate' action, PM says

The Malaysian Prime Minister stopped short of calling the disappearance of Flight 370 a hijacking, but said Saturday the jet veered off course due to apparent deliberate action taken by someone aboard.

Missing Malaysian plane: Could it have landed?

Yet another theory is taking shape about what might have happened to missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Maybe it landed in a remote Indian Ocean island chain.

Obama hunting for deportation alternatives

After coming under fire from activists who labeled him "deporter in chief," President Barack Obama is asking his administration to find better, more humane ways of administering current immigration law, the White House said Thursday. Obama ordered

Judge orders ex-NFLer Darren Sharper held without bail

LOS ANGELES (CNN) -- A Los Angeles County judge ordered former NFL star and rape defendant Darren Sharper to be held without bail Thursday in the wake of additional charges in Arizona. Sharper, 38, was being held on $1 million bail connected with

Big pig: North Carolina man fells 500-pound boar with one shot

Killing a 500-plus pound boar might sound like a big deal.

US Airways plane blows tire on takeoff in Philadelphia, passengers evacuated

A US Airways plane blew a tire during takeoff Thursday evening at Philadelphia's airport, an airline spokesman said, with witnesses recalling seeing the plane "bounce" before screeching to a halt. Citing initial reports, US Airways spokesman Todd

How America celebrates Pi Day

March 14 is my favorite day to be a nerd. Across the country, math geeks in museums, schools, private groups and elsewhere gather to celebrate the number pi, approximately 3.14. That's why March 14 -- 3-14 -- is Pi Day.

CDC: Rare female-to-female HIV transmission

A Texas woman apparently contracted HIV through sexual contact with another woman, the Centers for Disease Control reported Thursday, a rare female-to-female transmission of the virus. Testing confirmed the 46-year-old woman with newly diagnosed H