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Former Michael Jackson defender files sex abuse claim

A dancer-choreographer has filed a claim against Michael Jackson's estate related to alleged child sex abuse by the late pop icon.

Queen's Speech: Immigration reform, economy are UK priorities

LONDON (CNN) -- The UK government has put immigration reform and the economy at the heart of its plans for the new parliamentary session, which opened Wednesday with the Queen's Speech. The address by Queen Elizabeth II for the ceremonial state op

Bangladesh death toll rises above 800

The death toll in the Bangladesh building collapse two weeks ago now stands at 803, an army spokesman said Wednesday, according to the state news agency.

Michelle Obama talks about Cleveland, Christie's surgery

First lady Michelle Obama weighed in on Monday's rescue of three women who police say had been held in captivity for years in Ohio, saying their discovery makes her heart "swell up with relief."

Christie reveals weight loss surgery

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A few months after turning 50 years old, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie secretly underwent lap-band surgery in February for the sake of his wife and kids, a source close to the governor confirmed to CNN.

Obama: 'North Korea has failed again'

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Barack Obama and South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Tuesday nuclear aggression from North Korea has further isolated the region and vowed to use all means to deter further provocations.

Minnesota hiker falls from cliff to his death near Yosemite waterfall

Rangers at Yosemite National Park in California recovered the body of a Minnesota man who fell to his death from a cliff near a waterfall, park officials said Tuesday in a news release.

Ropes, chains found in home where women held captive

CLEVELAND (CNN) -- Authorities scouring the Cleveland home where officials say three missing women were held for close to a decade have found ropes and chains apparently used to restrain them, the city's police chief said Wednesday. "We have confi

VIDEO: Man hangs on to hood of car after hit-and-run

Dazed and confused, that is how witnesses are describing a woman who drove for several miles with a man on the hood of her car after a hit-and-run in Georgia.

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.