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Preparing for 'The darkest day'

A crowd of roughly 100,000 people is expected to descend on Kentucky in three years when what's normally a once-in-a-lifetime event takes place: a total solar eclipse.

Colorado's missing marijuana taxes

Colorado is missing $21.5 million in pot taxes.

Restaurant bans kids

One of the busiest restaurants on Old Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey, California has offended some parents when it posted a sign prohibiting strollers, high chairs, booster seats, loud kids, and crying babies.

The stakes higher in the so-called 'Dollar Store' wars

The stakes are higher in the so-called 'Dollar Store' wars. Dollar General has sweetened its offer for Family Dollar slightly, to about 9-point-1 billion dollars.

President Obama leaves for Europe Tuesday

President Obama leaves for Europe today (Tuesday), ahead of this week's NATO Summit. Mr. Obama is expected to first stop in Estonia and spend the day there.

FBI, Apple investigate nude photo leak targeting Jennifer Lawrence, others

 A hacker's leak of nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and other female celebrities is now a case for the FBI.

Firefighters come to the rescue of a pair of mountain lion cubs

Two Montana firefighters dressed in their bright yellow firefighting gear stand smiling broadly, each cuddling what looks like a blackened and charred chunk of wood.

U.S. military conducts operation in Somalia, Pentagon says

U.S. military forces conducted an operation Monday against the Al-Shabaab network in Somalia, Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said.

Kraft recalls more than 7,000 cases of cheese singles

If you're firing up the grill this Labor Day holiday, you may want to hold the cheese. Kraft Food Groups is voluntarily recalling more than 7,000 cases of Kraft American singles.

What's new on Netflix and Amazon for September

Netflix, Amazon and Hulu are adding titles to their streaming options in September.

Summer movies 2014: 5 things we learned

Was it the end of the world at the summer box office?

Jennifer Lawrence, other female celebs targeted in online nude photo scandal

In a major breach of privacy, a hacker leaked a series of pictures allegedly showing Jennifer Lawrence and other female celebrities in the nude.

After driver's death, Tony Stewart's return to NASCAR cut short

What started as a deeply emotional race for Tony Stewart ended prematurely when a blown tire cut short his return to NASCAR.

New report: '40-hour' workweek is actually longer

This just in and it's just in time for Labor Day. A new survey shows that most full-time American employees are probably logging more time on the job than a typical 40-hour work week.

What they never tell you about losing a lot of weight

Editor's note: Shannon Britton of Tampa, Florida, first shared her story with CNN iReport. Tell us how you lost weight, and you could be featured in our weekly weight-loss story on CNN.com.