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Optimism is back on Wall Street

Confidence returned to Wall Street today. Investors shook off two days of losses as a new report showed consumer confidence reached its highest level in six years. Even some mediocre housing data didn't damper the markets much.

Shark attacks kite surfer

It was a normal Saturday day at the beach for kite surfer Kurt Hoffman when, all of a sudden, he says his arm felt like it got caught in a bear trap. "Started to go down the face of the wave and wham," said Hoffman.

Authorities find about a dozen razor blades glued to playground equipment

It's perhaps the last thing you'd expect to find at a playground. Authorities say they found razor blades glued to playground equipment at a park in East Moline, Illinois.

Supreme Court case could add women's health hurdles

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday is poised to hear two cases that could add additional hurdles for women seeking reproductive health coverage in Texas.

Sailor, civilian killed in shooting at Virginia naval station

A civilian breached security and boarded a U.S. Navy destroyer at Virginia's Naval Station Norfolk Monday night, where he fatally shot a sailor on the ship before security personnel shot and killed him, a U.S.

WHO: Air pollution caused one in eight deaths

An estimated 7 million people died due to air pollution globally in 2012, with more than half of the deaths linked to indoor smoke from cook stoves, according to a report by the World Health Organization.

Tuesday is International Waffle Day!

Get some butter and syrup, today (Tuesday) is International Waffle Day!  Today, March 25, 2014 marks a celebration of all things waffle-related.

14 dead, 176 missing in Washington state landslide

The number of dead and missing after a deadly weekend landslide in rural Washington grew Monday as hope of finding any more survivors dwindled.

Jury hears closing arguments at bin Laden son-in-law's trial

He was suddenly among the most notorious, hunted men in the world, but in the hours after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Osama bin Laden wasn't concerned with running or hiding.

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Bad weather forces authorities to suspend search

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (CNN) -- Stormy weather grounded search planes scheduled to hunt for the Malaysia Airlines plane in the Indian Ocean on Tuesday, authorities said.

TV's Judge Joe Brown jailed by real judge after courtroom argument, court says

 TV's Judge Joe Brown was jailed on a contempt of court charge issued by a Tennessee juvenile judge Monday, according to a court spokesman.

Canadian couple expecting quintuplets ends up with phantom pregnancy

A Canadian woman convinces her boyfriend and even herself that she's pregnant. Oddly enough, her body responded as if she was pregnant. It was supposed to be a happy and exciting time for this Quebeck couple.

Washington mudslide leaves eight dead

At least eight people are dead and 18 more are missing after a massive mudslide tore through a residential community in Washington State Saturday, leaving behind a swath of devastation.

Teen mourned after saving girlfriend from train

Hundreds of people gathered at a vigil Sunday night in Marysville, California to mourn the death of Mateus Moore, a teen being hailed as a hero for the split-second action that saved his girlfriend's life.

VIDEO: Fiery dust devil

A 150 acre, prescribed burn near the Rocky Mountain Arsenal grew out of control when a massive dust devil swept fire and tumble weeds in the firefighters direction. The prescribed burn happened around noon, Friday, March 14.