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Use HPV tests over Pap tests to find cervical cancer, FDA advisers say

The Pap test, the gold standard for detecting cervical cancer for 60 years, may be losing its luster.

US Airways plane blows tire on takeoff in Philadelphia, passengers evacuated

A US Airways plane blew a tire while taking off Thursday evening at Philadelphia International Airport, prompting it to abruptly come to a stop, an airline spokesman said.

CDC reports rare female to female HIV transmission

A Texas woman apparently contracted HIV through sexual contact with another woman, the Centers for Disease Control reported Thursday, a rare female-to-female transmission of the virus.

North Carolina hunter bags 500-lb. hog

A hunter in North Carolina shot and killed a very, very large hog. Just how large? It weighed 500 pounds, that's one big pig, Katie Banks spoke with the hunter about his prize catch.

Capitol dome lights go dark

The lights on the U.S. Capitol Dome briefly went dark Wednesday night as gusty winds blew through the District of Columbia.

World Sleep Day is right around the corner

Are you feeling rested this morning? Chances are you're probably not getting as much sleep as you should, so one group is hoping to give you a wake-up call on Friday.

Presidents wants to declassify report on Bush-era interrogation

President Obama said he's "committed to declassifying" a pending Senate Intelligence Committee report on Bush-era interrogation and detention practices.

GM ignition switch issue surfaced in 2001

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- General Motors knew of an issue with its ignition switch several years before it has previously acknowledged.

Charles Manson associate Bruce Davis granted parole -- but will he walk?

Bruce Davis -- a former associate of Charles Manson and a convicted killer himself -- was granted parole Wednesday in California, the state Department of Corrections said.

From ‘untrainable’ to inseparable: K-9 finds new ‘pack’ through adoption

The room fell silent as the door opened. After being apart for two months, their eyes found each other’s, as if the handful of onlookers surrounding them were nonexistent.

Two buildings collapse, at least 2 dead after Manhattan explosion

At least two people were killed after a massive explosion and raging fire Wednesday morning in Manhattan's East Harlem, authorities said.

New Jersey agrees to ban Tesla's direct sales

A New Jersey agency has agreed to ban Tesla from selling cars directly to consumers in the Garden State Tuesday.

Transponder's fate may prove key to solving Malaysia Airlines puzzle

As investigators search for clues to what happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the answer to one question may prove key: Why did the transponder in the Boeing 777-200ER stop transmitting information?

Authorities respond to massive explosion in East Harlem

New York police and fire officials were responding to reports of a massive explosion in Manhattan's East Harlem, authorities said Wednesday.

Man carjacks three vehicles, finally arrested

A suspect is in custody after a police chase in Colorado. It all started after police say a car with a four-year-old inside was stolen from a gas station Wednesday morning.