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Bright explosion on moon visible from Earth, NASA says

A meteoroid struck the surface of the moon recently, causing an explosion that was visible on Earth without the aid of a telescope, NASA reported Friday. But don't be alarmed if you didn't see it; it only lasted about a second.

Chelsea Flower Show blooms 100 years

It is 6am and Sue Biggs is surveying the preparations for the 100th anniversary of the Chelsea Flower Show.

Inside a Bangladesh garment factory that plays by the rules

GAZIPUR, Bangladesh (CNN) -- The rat-a-tat of a hundred green sewing machines. The hypnotic hum of spools spinning brightly colored threads. The hiss of a thousand clothing irons.

New 'Idol' winner: Show helped me be myself

Candice Glover could barely remember her own name after she was crowned the new "American Idol" on Thursday.

Hofstra marks student's death with graduation moment of silence

Sunday's graduation ceremony at Hofstra University was a bittersweet affair marked by a moment of silence for a 21-year-old student killed by a police officer two days ago.

Damaged commuter rail snarls traffic into New York

Telecommuting and carpooling are the recommended options for folks who would normally take the train between New Haven, Connecticut, and New York in the aftermath of a derailment that disrupted train service on one of the busiest tracks in the

Tornadoes wallop several states; 300 homes damaged or destroyed

A rash of tornadoes wreaked havoc in Oklahoma and the Midwest on Sunday and Monday, destroying homes and tossing trees around like toothpicks.

Virginia GOP nominee compared Planned Parenthood to KKK

An outspoken and provocative conservative who emerged from Saturday's Republican Party of Virginia Convention as the party's nominee for lieutenant governor once compared Planned Parenthood to the Ku Klux Klan and blasted African-Americ

2 FBI agents die in hostage rescue training exercise

Two FBI special agents were killed Friday during a training exercise off the coast of Virginia Beach, Virginia, the bureau said in a statement released Sunday.

Despite 'shortage of common sense' in D.C., Obama expresses optimism

Obama kicked off his fundraising tour for Senate Democrats on Sunday with a speaking gig in Atlanta, his first of six events for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee this year.