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Five climbers killed after deadly volcanic ash blast

Five people have been killed after one of the Philippines' most active volcanoes spewed a giant cloud of ash and rocks early Tuesday.

Preliminary charges dropped against Spain's princess

MADRID (CNN) -- Preliminary charges against Spain's Princess Cristina in a financial corruption case will be dropped, an appeals court ruled Tuesday.

The tax education of Lauryn Hill: Prison

Lauryn Hill told the judge who sentenced her to prison that she planned to pay her taxes; it was just a question of when.

13 dead in Mexico tanker blast

A speeding tanker truck carrying gas crashed and exploded in a huge fireball along a highway near Mexico City Tuesday, killing at least 13 people and injuring 13 more, a local government official said.

Nun, two others in federal court for nuclear breach

When an elderly nun and two fellow peace activists walked undetected onto one of the nation's most secure nuclear facilities last year, they wanted to call attention to the dangers of nuclear weapons.

Skin color is 'bone-deep'

From the darkest brown to the pastiest white and every shade in between, humans display a tremendous variety of skin colors.

Cleveland abductions a chilling reminder of 'House of Horrors'

Like Amanda Berry, who ran to freedom Monday after years in captivity, Tonia Carmichael was abducted and held by a male captor not far from her Cleveland home.

911 call -- 'I've been kidnapped!' -- cops find 3 women missing for years

Amanda Berry was last seen after finishing her shift at a Burger King in Cleveland in 2003. It was the eve of her 17th birthday. Georgina "Gina" DeJesus disappeared nearly a year later, in April 2004. She was 14.

Official: Ahead of visit, U.S. and South Korea ties stronger than ever

On the eve of meetings between President Barack Obama and South Korean President Park Geun-hye, a White House official says the recent saber rattling by North Korea has only strengthened the relationship between the allies.

Chris Christie: Spider man

The spider never had a chance.