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Tourist finds huge diamond on vacation

"Remember the time Mikey found that massive diamond at that park?" That's how one North Carolina family is going to remember this summer.

Boy infected with rare brain-eating amoeba in Florida

Another child has been infected with a rare, brain-eating parasite, less than a month after an Arkansas girl ended up in a hospital, fighting for her life.

AOL CEO: Firing employee for taking a photo was a mistake

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- AOL CEO Tim Armstrong told employees Tuesday that he's sorry for publicly firing an employee for taking a photo during a conference call.

2 dead in Alabama crash of UPS cargo plane

The pilot and co-pilot of a UPS cargo flight died Wednesday when the Airbus A300 they were flying crashed on approach to the Birmingham, Alabama, airport, Mayor William Bell said. The plane, which took off from Louisville, Kentucky, went down arou

As haze clears, are American opinions on marijuana reaching tipping point?

The question has dipped in and out of the national conversation for decades: What should the United States do about marijuana?

Winning suit won't put Paula Deen back in the money

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- A federal judge threw out a racial discrimination lawsuit against Paula Deen, but the financial damage resulting from the celebrity chef's admitted use of a slur has already been done. The Southern cuisine expert still has a

82-year-old man arrested after stabbing 73-year-old niece

According to Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator, an 82-year-old Shreveport man was arrested by Caddo deputies this morning for stabbing his 73-year-old niece with a steak knife.

Hyperloop isn't the only transportation idea out there

With his Hyperloop proposal, Elon Musk isn't the only entrepreneur proposing ways to rev up American transportation. The man who brought us sleek, clean electric Tesla cars and SpaceX -- a private space program that successfully sent a payload to

Autism linked to induced or augmented labor, study says

As scientists struggle to understand the causes of autism, a potential new pattern has emerged: The condition is associated with induced or augmented labor, according to a new study. Induction means stimulating contractions before spontaneous labo

Suddenly, Google is making great hardware

Here's a brief history lesson for you. Three years ago, Google was where you turned to look up a recipe. To check your e-mail.