"American Idol" App officially launches for IOS and Android devices

 AMERICAN IDOL launched an all-new app today with special features to be released over the season, providing IDOL

X Games too extreme? New questions after snowmobile accident

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- It's the kind of image that's too horrific to watch for some, too captivating to turn away for others.

Queens families: Power company to blame for homes burned during Sandy

NEW YORK (CNN) -- Seventeen families from the New York City borough of Queens are planning to sue the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), blaming the company for a devastating fire that destroyed more than 130 homes during Superstorm Sandy.

'Security incident' at Nevada nuclear site turns up 'non-threatening item'

(CNN) -- A "suspicious item" at the Nevada National Security Site caused officials to scramble Tuesday, but it turned out to be "a non-threatening item," a spokesman for the site told CNN.

Man kills Alabama bus driver, holds child hostage underground

CNN) -- A gunman boarded a school bus in Alabama, killed the driver, took a 6-year-old boy hostage and hours later was still holding him in an underground bunker, police said.

Iraqi men living in Kentucky go to prison for plot to help al Qaeda

(CNN) -- Two Iraqi men, who were living in Kentucky, were slapped with long prison sentences this week after being convicted of a series of charges involving a plot to help al Qaeda.

South Korean rocket successfully puts satellite in orbit

SEOUL, South Korea (CNN) -- South Korea said Wednesday that it had put a satellite in orbit for the first time, giving a lift to its homegrown space industry and matching a feat achieved last month by its hostile neighbor, North Korea. Amid a bill

Epic brother battles: From the Bible to the Super Bowl

(CNN) -- It's an "epic" first, ushering in "one of the most incredible sports stories" of our time. The result of a storied brotherly rivalry.

Five food words and what they really mean - or don't

(CNN) -- Confused about what terms like "local," "green" and "sustainable" mean? You're not the only one trying to weed through it. Luckily for us, Nate Appleman has an answer or five.

Iraq vet undergoes successful double-arm transplant

(CNN) -- A U.S. Army infantryman who lost all four limbs in a 2009 roadside explosion in Iraq has undergone radical transplant surgery that may help him regain use of his arms.