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Twitter founder uses phone during takeoff

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Twitter founder Jack Dorsey tweeted a number of Vine videos this past week documenting a drive through D.C., his walk through LaGuardia airport, and his plane taking off in San Francisco.

Vanishing acts: Ed Snowden, red panda

What do NSA leaker Edward Snowden and a red panda at the National Zoo in Washington have in common? Absolutely nothing. Except that both mysteriously vanished.

U.S. stops sale of Picasso painting valued at $11.5 million

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The United States obtained a restraining order Monday to block the sale of a painting by Pablo Picasso valued at an estimated $11.5 million at the request of the Italian government, the Justice Department announced. The case in

As homicide inquiry continues, so does silence from Patriots player, cops

On a day when investigators, some wearing waders, searched a wooded ravine as they continued their probe into the death of a man whose body was found less than a mile from the home of New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, the man at the cen

Hey y'all, Paula Deen loses another major sponsor after admitting to using racial slur

Paula Deen has lost another major sponsor. Smithfield Foods has terminated its contract with the celebrity chef after she admitted using a racial slur. Her comments became public in a lawsuit deposition.

Start the countdown! Twinkies return to shelves July 15

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Good news Twinkies fans, your beloved snack is due back on shelves on July 15. The announcement was made by Daren Metropoulos, principal of Metropoulos & Co., one of the two companies that bought the rights to Twinkies and o

Transgender first-grader wins the right to use girls' restroom

A transgender first-grader who was born a boy but identifies as a girl has won the right to use the girls' restroom at her Colorado school.

8-year-old girl found dead in Florida; man faces charges

The body of an 8-year-old girl who was abducted Friday night from a Walmart in Jacksonville, Florida, was discovered Saturday morning, police said. "This is a transition from an abduction investigation to a murder investigation," Jacksonville Sher

5-year-old girl in New Orleans dies from self-inflicted gunshot wound

A 5-year-old girl in New Orleans died Sunday after, police believe, she accidentally shot herself in the head. The girl's mother faces a second-degree murder charge, the New Orleans Police Department said in a statement. Officers responded to a

The Zimmerman trial: What you need to know

Opening statements begin Monday in the trial of George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch captain accused of fatally shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on February 26, 2012, in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder.