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Investigators: Speed -- not drugs, racing or mechanical failure -- killed Paul Walker

Speed killed "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker, according to the investigation of the fiery car crash that ended the actor's life last year.

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.

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.

Obama to propose NSA phone data changes

President Obama is calling for an overhaul of the controversial NSA program that collects bulk phone data. Currently the NSA collects massive amounts of data and stores it for five years.

Sailor, civilian killed in shooting at Virginia naval station

Estimated 7 million people died due to air pollution in 2012

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.

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.

Study: Stress may reduce fertility

If you're trying to get pregnant, relax and try to keep your stress down. That sounds like good advice, which your doctor has probably given you, but there has been very little science to back it up -- until now.

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.

Train jumps tracks, 32 hurt at Chicago's O'Hare airport

A commuter train arriving at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport jumped the tracks and climbed an escalator Monday morning. The crash left 32 people with non-life-threatening injuries, Chicago police said.

Wal-Mart offers new service that can save you money

Walmart is launching a new tool to help shoppers make sure they get the best price. It's called savings catcher.

Want to avoid an ex? This app can help

Don't you just hate it when you keep running into the people you'd rather not see at all? Now there's an app to avoid that.