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Case against man accused of killing 6-year-old Etan Patz proceeds, judge rules

The murder case will proceed against Pedro Hernandez -- accused of killing 6-year-old Etan Patz, who disappeared on his way to a New York City school bus stop in 1979 -- after a judge on Wednesday denied a motion to dismiss the case, a court official

Planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft in trouble

The future of NASA's planet-hunting Kepler space observatory was in question Wednesday after a part that helps aim the spacecraft stopped working, the U.S. space agency said.

'Angry' Obama announces IRS leader's ouster after conservatives targeted

The nation's top tax collector resigned Wednesday amid controversy over Internal Revenue Service targeting of conservative groups that applied for federal tax-exempt status.

Watt's grandson steals spotlight at Holder hearing

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Democratic Congressmen Mel Watt brought his one-year-old grandson to Attorney General Eric Holder's hearing before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

'Angry Birds' movie to arrive in 2016

"Angry Birds" will soon arrive at your local movie theater - and they'll be in 3-D.

Health care workers sickened by new virus

Two health care workers in Saudi Arabia were sickened while treating patients with a dangerous new virus, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.

Health care workers sickened by new virus

Two health care workers in Saudi Arabia were sickened while treating patients with a dangerous new virus, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.

Ancient water found in Canadian mine

You wouldn't want to shower in it, but researchers have discovered pockets of water in a deep reservoir in Canada that may be up to 2.64 billion years old.

Google knows which of your photos are best

SAN FRANCISCO (CNN) -- Google is working hard to make you love Google+, its growing but still often-overlooked social network.

Burger King's answer to the McRib

Looks like Mc Donalds' McRib won't be the only pressed pork patty in town.