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General Motors under investigation

General Motors is under investigation by the House, in connection with faulty ignition switches linked to 13 deaths. The hearings will investigate why the automaker and federal regulators had trouble recognizing the defect.

Senate clears military sex assault prosecution bill

The U.S. Senate on Monday voted 97 to 0 in approving modest reforms aimed at strengthening prosecution of sex assaults in the military.

Hollywood severed head mystery solved with arrest, police say

The discovery two years ago of a man's decapitated head near the Hollywood sign began a murder mystery that police now believed is solved.

Markets hit pause as investors watch Asia

With little U.S. economic or corporate news on the docket Monday, investors kept an eye on the rest of the world to get a sense of where the market is headed.

'Armed with Science' pilot episode features defense breakthroughs

The Pentagon Channel's pilot episode of Armed with Science is airing at 9 a.m., 1 p.m., and 5 p.m. (ET), Monday, and will delve into Army Research Laboratory and Naval Research Laboratory science that shapes the future of defense.

'Risk' discussed following Army budget request

At what point does the Army become a hollow and ineffective fighting force if the drawdown and budget cuts continue?

Police discover woman living with her dead husband for at least a month

An elderly Alabama woman, suffering from alzheimer's, lived in a home with her deceased husband for weeks.

GM appoints team to investigate recall

General Motors has launched an internal investigation into how the company handled a recall linked to more than a dozen deaths.

Kevin Bacon on 'Six Degrees' game: 'I was horrified'

Almost two decades ago, a parlor game called "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon" became an unlikely grass-roots phenomenon among movie buffs and foretold today's social web of online connections.

Why so few clues about missing Malaysia flight?

Editor's note: Bill Palmer, an Airbus A330 captain for a major airline, is the author of "Understanding Air France 447," an explanation of the details and lessons of the crash of that aircraft in June 2009.

New report: High school students missing out on financial aid

When it comes to paying for college, every dollar counts, but new nationwide research shows that our country's high school seniors are not doing all they can to get the financial aid they might need.

New report: Blood test predicts who would get Alzheimer's

Researchers have found a blood test that could predict the chance a person will develop alzheimer's disease.

Mexico Cartel Leader Killed

Mexican authorities say they believe they killed cartel leader Nazario Moreno in a shootout Sunday.

Demonstrators rally as Crimea crisis mounts

SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (CNN) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin defended the breakaway moves by the pro-Russian leaders of Crimea in conversations with two world leaders on Sunday, while the autonomous Ukrainian region was the scene of emotional demonstrations by both sides.

2016 watch: Iowa GOP chairman to step down, heads to Rand Paul PAC

(CNN) -- In a move that is generating even more 2016 presidential buzz, the chairman of Iowa's Republican Party is leaving his position to work for Rand PAC, a group that supports Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky.