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A sperm bank just for supersmart people

It sounds like the plot of a Hollywood movie: An eccentric millionaire creates a sperm bank with donations from only extraordinary men -- Nobel laureates, an Olympic athlete and geniuses with off-the-chart IQs.

Americans living longer than ever

Americans are living longer than ever, that's according to a new report on mortality by the CDC and National Center for Health Statistics.

Ebola outbreak: Get up to speed with the latest developments

As Ebola cases rise to staggering numbers, so do the fears and concerns among nations, along with reports of infections in Spain and the United States.

Cops seek creeper

Police in Woburn, Massachusetts are looking for a man who broke into several homes then watched and waited for homeowners to wake up. That's when the creepy crimes take a strange turn.

Teens fake kidnapping

Police say two Bountiful, Utah teenagers who claimed they were abducted, driven dozens of miles from home, then duct-taped and beaten last month made the whole story up.

Source: '7th Heaven' actor's accuser waited too long

NEW YORK (CNN) -- Police in New York are aware of child molestation allegations by a former relative against actor Stephen Collins, but due to the statute of limitations, he cannot face charges in that case, a senior law enforcement official to

Air tanker crashes while fighting fire in Yosemite National Park

An air tanker crashed Tuesday while fighting a wildfire in Yosemite National Park, spurring a difficult search for its pilot.

Oops! Drug cops converge on Georgia man's property after spotting ... okra

 The grower was alarmed when the police helicopter swooped low over his property.

Source: '7th Heaven' actor subject of molestation allegations

Stephen Collins, who starred in the television show "7th Heaven," is the target of an ongoing child molestation probe into an alleged incident 40 years ago in New York, a senior law enforcement official told CNN on Tuesday.

Hands-free phone calls are distracting too

If you think making hands-free phone calls while driving makes you safer, think again.

My right to death with dignity at 29

Editor's note: Brittany Maynard is a volunteer advocate for the nation's leading end-of-life choice organization, Compassion and Choices. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, Dan Diaz, and mother, Debbie Ziegler.

'The whole bed was burning'

A terminally ill Florida man is in serious condition after his mattress caught fire. Santiago Torres, 71, was transported to the hospital with serious burns after firefighters responded to the fire at his Orange County home.

Sleeper spaceship could carry first humans to Mars in hibernation state

 Six astronauts lie motionless in a row of compartments with medical monitoring cables connected to their bodies, as their space ship cuts through

Drug cops converge on Georgia man's property after spotting ... okra

The grower was alarmed when the police helicopter swooped low over his property. Soon, Bartow County, Georgia, deputies -- "strapped to the gills" and with a drug dog in tow -- converged on his doorstep.

Roughly 75% of mobile app ads are just promoting other apps

Have a look at your smartphone apps. Notice anything peculiar about the ads? In the majority of cases, the only things they're advertising are ... other apps.