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Navy SEALs take back control of hijacked tanker

U.S. Navy SEALs have taken control of a commercial tanker that had been seized by three armed Libyans earlier this month. No one was hurt in the Sunday night operation, the Pentagon said.

North Korea fires short-range rockets, sources say

SEOUL, South Korea (CNN) -- North Korea has fired 25 short-range rockets from its east coast into open water, in what appears to be a "provocative" action, a South Korean Ministry of National Defense spokesman said Sunday.

Guinness pulls out of St. Patrick's Day parade

Guinness is the latest beer giant to withdraw its support for a St. Patrick's Day parade because lesbian and gay groups aren't allowed to march openly.

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 search grows as pilots face increased scrutiny

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (CNN) -- Where do you even begin to look, when the search area covers vast swaths of land and water, stretching thousands of miles, from Kazakhstan to the Indian Ocean?

Ukraine crisis: Early results show Crimea votes to join Russia

PEREVALNOYE, Ukraine (CNN) -- Preliminary results in Sunday's referendum on whether Ukraine's Crimea region should join Russia or become an independent state show overwhelming support for Russia.

NATO computers attacked by hackers

Hackers apparently attacked several NATO websites Saturday, but they did not interrupt operations nor was the integrity of NATO's systems affected, NATO spokeswoman Oana Lungescu said on Twitter.

NATO computers attacked by hackers

Hackers apparently attacked several NATO websites Saturday, but they did not interrupt operations nor was the integrity of NATO's systems affected, NATO spokeswoman Oana Lungescu said on Twitter.

New York explosions expose nation's aging and dangerous gas mains

NEW YORK (CNN) -- Those two New York buildings where eight people died in an explosion were served by a very old gas main -- 127 years old to be exact.

Malaysian jet's disappearance a 'deliberate' action, PM says

(CNN) -- The Malaysian Prime Minister stopped short of calling the mysterious disappearance of Flight 370 a hijacking, but said Saturday the jet veered off course due to apparent deliberate action taken by someone aboard.

Chris Brown jailed in Los Angeles

Singer Chris Brown has been booted from court-ordered drug rehab and arrested on a warrant related to his 2009 conviction for assaulting his ex-girlfriend Rihanna.

Itsy bitsy dinosaur was T. rex cousin

(CNN) -- Everyone is familiar with Tyrannosaurus rex, but humanity is only now meeting its much smaller Arctic cousin.

Heineken and Sam Adams boycott St. Patty's Day parades

Two of the country's biggest beer companies are withdrawing their sponsorships of upcoming St. Patrick's Day parades because gay and lesbian groups aren't allowed to march openly.

On Pi Day, finding strength in numbers

In Daniel Tammet's mind, three is a dotted green crescent moon shape, one is a sort of white sunburst and four is a blue boomerang.

Safety group claims 303 deaths linked to recalled GM cars

An auto safety group says federal data show there were 303 deaths in recalled General Motors cars in which airbags did not deploy, but GM says the report misrepresents raw information about crashes.

Amid search for missing in NYC blast, loved ones, friends reflect on those killed

NEW YORK (CNN) -- In the mid-March chill Thursday, the victims and their stories continued to emerge as firefighters ferreted through the piles of bricks and wreckage on the East Harlem block where a powerful explosion and fire leveled two buil