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U.S. ends ban on flights into Israel's Ben Gurion Airport

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Federal Aviation Administration removed its ban on U.S. passenger planes flying to and from Tel Aviv Wednesday night, a day-and-a-half after stopping all the flights citing security concerns.

Goodwill investigating possible leak of credit card numbers

The United States Secret Service is currently investigating claims of a security breach at Goodwill Industries International, the nonprofit organization behind 2,900 thrift stores nationwide.

LeBron sends cupcake apology to neighbors

Delicious cupcakes can make pretty much any situation sweet. So when NBA star LeBron James wanted to apologize to his neighbors in Cleveland for a recent bout of chaos he headed straight for the bakery.

9/11 Commission a decade later: 'Terrorism not going away'

America's longest war. Much more National Security Agency surveillance. An alphabet soup of new government departments and agencies. Long security lines at airports.

Darkmail more secure?

A new e-mail system aims to make it more difficult for the NSA to spy on you. It's called dark mail.

Microsoft's most boneheaded product is about to be killed off

 Microsoft is about to take the ax to one of the stupidest products it ever created.

Hackers hit online ticket vendor

Another security breach to report this morning, this time thieves hit an online marketplace.

47 dead, 11 injured in Taiwan plane crash

Forty-seven people were killed and 11 were injured in Wednesday's plane crash on one of Taiwan's Penghu Islands, Taiwan's Central News Agency reported. CNA cited Taiwanese Transportation Minister Yeh Kuang-shih.

More 'Iron Man'? Sounds good to me, Robert Downey Jr. says

Another go at "Iron Man"? Robert Downey Jr. would welcome the opportunity.

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash: First set of bodies en route to the Netherlands

After spending days exposed to the elements on a Ukrainian field and then inside a refrigerated train, the first group of victims from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is one step closer to home.

Research: spanking or other forms of corporal punishment can alter children's brains

Editor's note: Sarah Kovac is a motivational speaker and author of "In Capable Arms: Living a Life Embraced by Grace." The opinions expressed are solely the author's.  

No peace between Israel and Gaza, as diplomats rush in

Washington's top diplomat landed in Israel on Wednesday on an urgent mission from his boss -- to push for an "immediate cessation of hostilities."

Ex-Penn State assistant coaches sue for $1 million

A pair of former Penn State assistant football coaches, including the son of the late head football coach Joe Paterno, have filed a federal lawsuit seeking $1 million in damages from the university.

Casey Kasem's remains flown to Canada, funeral director says

Casey Kasem's body was flown to Canada a month after he died, a funeral home director told CNN Tuesday.

Freight trains collide

Two trains collided and derailed in Slinger, Wisconsin Sunday night, causing at least 60 homes in the area to be evacuated. Two crew members on a Canadian National train were injured with non-life threatening injures.