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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.

Many questions, no answers in disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 may have changed course and turned back toward Kuala Lumpur -- but there were no indications from the pilot that he was doing so, officials said at a news conference Sunday.

Libyan leader threatens to bomb North Korean oil tanker

Libya's prime minister threatened Saturday night to bomb a North Korean-flagged ship that had entered a rebel-held oil port, calling the ship's arrival there a "violation of international law."

Deadliest commercial airline crashes in history

The plight of 239 souls aboard Malaysia Airlines' Flight MH37 remained unresolved Saturday, after the aircraft went missing somewhere between Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Beijing, China.

Source: Seychelles video shows 2 Americans on the town before deaths

(CNN) -- Police in the Seychelles investigating the deaths of two former U.S.

Arraignment delayed again for California educator accused online of sex abuse

-- A California educator arrested after a former student accused her in a YouTube video of sexual abuse had her arraignment pushed back yet again Friday, meaning she won't formally answer to the charges for another six weeks.

Woman's auto-payments hid her death for 6 years, mummified body found in garage

For years, the payments went out of the woman's bank account. Nobody batted an eyelid. Bills were paid. And life went on as normal in the quiet neighborhood of Pontiac, Michigan.

Pilot wins case against FAA over commercial drone flight

In a David vs. Goliath battle that pitted the Federal Aviation Administration against the operator of a small model airplane, a federal administrative judge has sided with the aircraft's pilot.