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Disney star Annette Funicello, dead at 70

Actress, Annette Funicello, long-time Disney and "Beach Party" star, died Monday at age 70 in Bakersfield, California, according to the Annette Funicello Research Fund for Neurological Diseases Inc., and the Official Disney Fan Club.<

7-yr-old boy with brain cancer scores 69-yd TD in Nebraska spring game

The University of Nebraska held its spring game this weekend, giving a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to a boy battling brain cancer.

Louisville head coach, Rick Pitino inducted into basketball HOF

University of Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino, whose club will play for the NCAA Division I men's basketball championship Monday night , has been elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

FCC could ban 'Redskins' from tv, radio

The Federal Communications Commission [FCC] could effectively ban the use of the word "Redskins" by broadcasters, based upon a filing by several former FCC commissioners and other communication law experts, if the team's name isn&

Thatcher: Tributes paid to 'great leader, great Briton'

LONDON (CNN) -- Prime Minister David Cameron and Queen Elizabeth II led the tributes to Britain's "Iron Lady," former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, following the news of her death Monday. "The Queen was sad to hear the news of the death of Bar

Sending out an SOS for 'America's flagship'

PHILADELPHIA (CNN) -- For me, touring the SS United States felt kind of like I was exploring my grandmother's attic for the first time, not knowing what I'd find.

U.S. diplomat died 'doing what she loved' in Afghanistan

Anne Smedinghoff lived inside a heavily secured compound. But the public diplomacy officer for the U.S.

Philadelphia archdiocese finds 2 priests unsuitable for ministry

Two Catholic priests accused of wrongdoing have been declared unfit for service by the Philadelphia archdiocese and will no longer be allowed to minister.

Lambert, Bryan win big at country music awards

LOS ANGELES (CNN) -- Miranda Lambert was the big winner at this year's Academy of Country Music Awards, but it was Luke Bryan who pulled off the upset of the night.

Forget falling stars: NASA plans to catch an asteroid

NASA is planning to catch an asteroid and place it in orbit around the moon. Seriously. What sounds like something from science fiction is actually a part of President Barack Obama's proposed federal budget for the next fiscal year, according t