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Hot air balloon hits power lines just after bride-to-be accepts proposal

 A marriage proposal in southern Indiana concluded with a shock late Wednesday, when the hot air balloon carrying the future bride and groom hit a power line and knocked the pilot unconscious, a sheriff's office spokesman said.

68th anniversary of D-Day

It's the anniversary of one of America's greatest days of sacrifice, D-Day. 68 years ago today, Allied forces launched an attack by air and by sea, storming the beaches of Normandy in German-occupied France.

Legendary author Ray Bradbury dies

Science fiction author Ray Bradbury, whose imagination yielded classic books such as "Fahrenheit 451," "The Martian Chronicles" and "Something Wicked This Way Comes," has died at 91, his publisher said Wednesday.

Disney to ban junk food ads aimed at kids

The Walt Disney Co. says it will start to require nutritional standards for the food advertisements on its networks aimed at children.

FDA warns of fake Adderall sold over internet

WACO -- They hype of attention stimulants, like Adderall, and the shortage seen around the country have opened the door to a new illegal market.

Jurors deadlocked on five counts against John Edwards

Lawyers for former two-time Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards asked for a mistrial in his federal corruption case after jurors announced they had reached a verdict on only one of six counts against him.

New York City seeks to ban big sodas from restaurants, food carts

New York City is set to ban the sale of large-size sodas and other sugary beverages in an effort to combat rising obesity rates, city officials said Thursday.

First private capsule to dock at space station begins return flight to Earth

(CNN) -- The first private capsule to dock at the International Space Station will return to Earth Thursday, nine days after it took off on its historic mission.