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Operator of train that jumped tracks at Chicago's O'Hare Airport fired

The driver of a train that jumped the tracks last month at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport -- after having reportedly "dozed off" -- has been fired, a transit authority spokeswoman said Friday.

Is Internet driving Letterman away?

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Caught on cam: Detroit driver beaten

A suburban Detroit man was in critical condition Thursday with severe head injuries after a neighborhood mob beat and kicked him when he stopped to check on a 10-year-old boy who stepped from a curb into the path of his pickup.

Girl Scout guardian angel

Between the two of them, Bonnie Kiser and her daughter had collected enough Girl Scout memorabilia over 50 years to have their own display in a museum.

Court records: Oklahoma murder suspect tried four times to kill victim

New details involving the death of Shawn Masters in Logan County, Oklahoma According to court documents - one of the suspects tried four different times to kill the victim.

Signs of underground ocean found on Saturn moon

New discoveries in space, scientists now say an ocean as big as lake superior lies below a thick layer of ice on one of Saturn's moons, that's according to new data from NASA's Cassini Spacecraft.

Private sector jobs finally back to 2008 peak, but...

After a winter slowdown, the job market hit a milestone in March as the private sector finally recovered all the jobs lost in the 2008 financial crisis.

George W. Bush to unveil never-before-seen paintings

Former President George W. Bush will unveil more than two dozen never-before-seen paintings at his Presidential Library in Dallas Saturday.

Facebook's new face recognition knows you from the side

Facebook still isn't as good as humans when it comes to identifying people in photos, but it's getting awfully close.

'Shocking' report on CIA interrogation closer to public release

(CNN) -- The Senate Intelligence Committee voted Thursday for the public release of key parts of a report on the notorious CIA detention and interrogation program launched after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Three Army women honored for extraordinary courage, character

The Department of Defense honored three women yesterday, for their exceptional character, courage, and commitment to Army values.

Skydiver participating in world record attempt falls to her death

A German skydiver who was participating in a 222-person jump in Arizona was killed Thursday when her main parachute malfunctioned, officials said. Police in Eloy said Diana Paris, 46, of Berlin, was killed Thursday morning.

Grandmother frozen alive in hospital morgue

It's a case that sounds like the plot of a horror movie. A family claims a woman was prematurely declared dead at a hospital and woke up in a body bag, only to die in a freezer where her body was stored.

Suicide mistaken for mannequin

A St. Petersburg, Florida man who thought someone was playing an April Fool's Day prank on him accidentally threw away a dead woman's body into a dumpster, thinking she was a mannequin.

Microsoft unvels Siri competitor 'Cortana'

Microsoft has introduced its answer to Siri. It's called Cortana, named after the artificial intelligence character in the video game, "Halo." Cortana replaced the search function on the new windows phone software.