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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

Halle Berry on pregnancy: 'Biggest surprise of my life'

Halle Berry is talking about becoming a mother for the second time at 46.

Bodies of children buried at construction site found

The bodies of two children buried alive Sunday at a home construction site in Lincoln County, North Carolina, were recovered Monday morning, according to Dion Burleson, a spokesman for Lincoln County Emergency Management.

Rick Warren's son lost in 'wave of despair'

The weekend's sermon at Saddleback Church was "Surviving Tough Times," a theme Pastor Rick Warren planned before his youngest son killed himself with a gun Friday.

Man who took hostages at Hillary Clinton's office is missing

Leeland Eisenberg is missing yet again.

'Holy Grail' of baseball cards sold for $2.1 million

The final bid for a trading card that the National Baseball Hall of Fame calls "the Holy Grail" topped $2.1 million -- the highest price ever paid for a baseball card in a public auction.

President Bill Clinton: 'I think America will have some very good choices for president'

Former President Bill Clinton may have stoked more speculation about his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and her potential run for president.

McCain: 'I don't understand' threats to block gun bill debate

Sen. John McCain said Sunday that he opposes the thought of filibustering a debate over gun legislation that will probably be brought to the Senate floor this week, despite threats of such action by fellow Republican senators.

Former Obama team member pushes White House to reject pipeline

Bill Burton spent the greater part of the past two years working to get President Barack Obama re-elected.

Philly fire captain dies near anniversary of fire deaths

Just days before Philadelphia was set to honor the deaths of two firefighters, a veteran Philadelphia fire captain died from falling through the third floor of a fabric store.