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Mexican billionaire more than doubles New York Times stake

Carlos Slim, the world's second-richest man, has more than doubled his stake in the New York Times Company, becoming the company's top stakeholder.

USA schedules April meeting with Mexico in San Antonio

The U.S. Men's National Team will play its first game in the city of San Antonio, Texas, when it takes on longtime rival Mexico, presented by AT&T, at the Alamodome on Wednesday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m. CT.

The best blood test you'll ever take

Blood tests are a drag.

Police: Kids, left alone, die in house fire while mother is out getting hair done

Two children, left alone in their Louisiana home, were killed in a house fire while their mother was out getting her hair styled at a salon, authorities said.

Why Facebook parenting can backfire

 (CNN) -- Just about every day on Facebook, I see posts by parents asking for advice related to their children. Granted many of my friends are parents, but I imagine you see similar posts when you log on as well.

Man finds himself alone on Delta flight

 (CNN) -- Imagine boarding your next flight and having the entire cabin to yourself.

Juvenile defendant helps save life of police officer

 A teen who lands in lockup a few times can get on a police department's nerves.

Overwhelming number of parents make this car seat mistake

Almost three quarters of parents turn their child's car seat from rear-facing to forward-facing too early. That's the latest information from a Mott's Children's Hospital Poll.

House votes to repeal Obama immigration actions

The House approved an all-or-nothing measure that ties Homeland Security funding to the undoing of President Barack Obama's immigration moves -- setting the stage for a clash with the new Republican-led Senate.

Clinic that did Joan Rivers' procedure to be cut off Medicare, Medicaid funds

The New York City clinic where Joan Rivers underwent a procedure before her death will no longer be eligible to receive funds for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries at the end of this month.

Protests at Colorado church over handling of gay woman's funeral

(CNN) -- Family and friends of a gay woman in Colorado have expressed anger at a church's refusal to show a video at her funeral that contained images of the woman kissing her partner.

5 ways to eat healthier this year and lose weight in the process

(CNN: -- Nutrition is a hot topic these days, yet many of my clients still struggle with consistently following through with "the basics," and the stats show that missing the mark on many healthy habits is the norm.

Al Qaeda branch claims responsibility for Charlie Hebdo attack

CNN) -- Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula claimed responsibility Wednesday for last week's rampage that killed 12 people at France's Charlie Hebdo satirical newspaper. The attack was years in the making, AQAP claimed.

Matthew McConaughey Dazed and Confused audition

 It's safe to say Matthew McConaughey nailed it during his audition for "Dazed and Confused."

Juvenile defendant helps save life of police officer

(CNN) -- A teen who lands in lockup a few times can get on a police department's nerves.