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Solar storms! Full moon! Must be Friday the 13th

Common Western superstition says Friday the 13th is unlucky. But what does it say about a Friday the 13th with a full moon and solar flares that could create geomagnetic storms large enough to disrupt Earth's atmosphere?

Jury mishap ends with murder

A mishap in court allowed a Fresno, California man to get out of jail only to be murdered less than an hour later.

Somber graduation follows shooting

Seniors at Reynolds High School wore special ribbons and had a moment of silence to honor their fallen peer during graduation Thursday.

Ex-Boy Scout leader, roommate accused of child sex abuse

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Five things to watch Friday at the World Cup

Three games are on the schedule Friday at the World Cup, including a match between fancied Spain and always tough the Netherlands in a rematch of the 2010 final.

U.S. Embassies overseas may be a risk

U.S.Embassies overseas may be at risk because security contractors are failing to fully screen local guards. That is the finding of an internal audit by the U.S.State Department's Inspector General.

Were you cool in school? A new study says that could be a bad thing

Being cool when you're growing up doesn't mean you'll grow up to succeed. In fact, this study says being cool when you're young actually makes success less likely.

New report released about teen behavior

Sometimes it's difficult to know what our teenagers are up to, a new report gives some insight into their behavior.

Five memorable moments from Thursday at the World Cup

The opening day of the World Cup brought joy and sadness to the host nation as Brazil won its first game, rallying to defeat Croatia 3-1.

Back to Iraq: What can -- and should -- the U.S. do now?

For better or worse, Iraq and the United States have been attached at the hip for decades.

Gas prices could climb on Iraq conflict

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Summer drivers beware: Prices at the pump could climb higher in coming weeks if the conflict in Iraq continues.

Gas prices could climb on Iraq conflict

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Summer drivers beware: Prices at the pump could climb higher in coming weeks if the conflict in Iraq continues.

Declassified report: Two nuclear bombs nearly detonated in North Carolina

On a January night in 1961, a U.S. Air Force bomber broke in half while flying over eastern North Carolina. From the belly of the B-52 fell two bombs -- two nuclear bombs that hit the ground near the city of Goldsboro.

Justin Bieber avoids felony robbery charge in cell phone 'tussle'

Justin Bieber will not face a felony charge of robbery despite a woman's claim the singer tried to steal her cell phone last month.

Screen, stage legend Ruby Dee dies at 91

Ruby Dee, the award-winning actress whose seven-decade career included triumphs on stage and screen, has died. She was 91.