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Dozens feared dead in Taiwan plane crash

As many as 45 people are feared dead after a TransAsia Airways passenger plane crashed on one of Taiwan's Penghu Islands on Wednesday, Taiwan's Central News Agency reported. At least nine other people were injured in the crash of the twin-engine

Who switched two flags atop the Brooklyn Bridge? NYPD on the case

The NYPD is investigating how two American flags that fly at the top of the Brooklyn Bridge were replaced by two white flags. The swapped-out flags were spotted by construction workers at 5:30 a.m.

Pine tree dedicated to Beatle is laid low -- by beetles

LOS ANGELES (CNN) -- A tree dedicated to the memory of Beatle George Harrison, whose solo career included the hit "What is Life," has met a grisly end to its life from the jaws of voracious bark beetles. A pine stump now lies a few feet from a p

Chrysler recalls 792,000 Jeeps

Chrysler recalled about 792,000 older SUVs Tuesday for ignition switch problems. The flaw affects Jeep Commanders from model years 2006-2007 and Jeep Grand Cherokees from 2005-2007.

Listeria fruit recall affects Costco, Trader Joe's, Walmart stores

 If you've picked up fruit at Costco, Trader Joe's or Walmart stores recently, keep reading.

Appeals court strikes down key part of Obamacare program

The battle over Obamacare took a dramatic turn Tuesday with a federal appeals court rejecting subsidies paid by the government to millions of new enrollees.

It's 'peanut butter jelly time.' PBJ costs fall

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- It's peanut butter jelly time. Food prices have been rising for six months in a row and are up 2.3% from a year ago, according to the Consumer Price Index -- an official inflation measure calculated by the Bureau of Labor

Mom arrested for leaving 9-year-old alone at park

The case of a South Carolina mother arrested for allegedly leaving her 9-year-old daughter at a park for hours while she worked at a nearby McDonald's has sparked a robust debate online, first about whether this mother should ever have been arreste

Issa: Back-up records of Lerner's emails may exist

Copies of former IRS official Lois Lerner's emails that were deemed unrecoverable might actually be retrievable, an IRS lawyer appeared to indicate in a recent testimony, according to House Republicans. Republican Rep.

Obama set to rake in millions, despite criticism of fundraising during tumult

SEATTLE (CNN) -- Republicans and some political pundits have taken sharp aim at President Barack Obama for maintaining his fundraising schedule amid a period of global unrest. Not among those complaining?