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Worst cities to be a renter

Renters across the nation are being squeezed by rising rents and stagnant wages.

Robert Durst, featured on HBO's 'The Jinx,' charged with first-degree murder

 (CNN) -- Millionaire real estate heir Robert Durst was "lying in wait" when he shot and killed his longtime friend because she "was a witness to a crime," prosecutors alleged Monday.

Starbucks is tackling race relations one cup at a time

Not only can Starbucks baristas make the perfect latte for customers, now CEO Howard Schultz is encouraging them to discuss how to improve race relations in America at the same time.

LA National Guard identifies four soldiers killed in helicopter crash

Major General Glenn Curtis, the adjutant general of the Louisiana National Guard addressed the media at a press conference Monday.

Body cam shows dramatic baby rescue in Utah

Dramatic body camera footage shows the miraculous rescue of a Utah baby trapped in a partially submerged car for nearly 14 hours.

Arrest made in Ferguson police shooting

An intense manhunt is over in Ferguson, Missouri after police say they found the man who shot and wounded two police officers during a protest last week. 20-year-old Jeffery Williams was arrested late Saturday.

Facebook: Here's exactly what we mean by 'nudity'

Facebook has updated its "community standards" for its 1.4 billion users, getting super-specific about what is and isn't allowed on the social network.

Chicago's tallest building Willis Tower sells for $1.3 billion

The Blackstone Group will buy Chicago's Willis Tower for $1.3 billion, the highest price ever paid for an American office tower outside of New York City.

Doctors claim first successful penis transplant

South African doctors have achieved what they call the world's first successful penile transplant operation.

Uber investor: Millennials just don't care about cars

Millennials hate cars and love convenience. And Uber is tapping into both of those trends.

Livestream your life with Meerkat

For those who've tired of sharing photos on Instagram or texting emojis, livestreaming your life could be your next move. Meerkat, a new San Francisco-based app that launched February 27, hopes to lead that charge.

Nun, 70, gang raped in India, officials say

A 70-year-old Catholic nun was gang raped by a group of robbers in the Indian state of West Bengal, officials said Saturday.

Woman pleads guilty to pushing man onto subway track

The Queens, New York, district attorney called it "every subway commuter's worst nightmare."

Francis expects his papacy to be no more than five years

Pope Francis, who succeeded a resigning pontiff exactly two years ago, told a Mexican television network Friday that he expects his pontificate will be brief.