• Report: Andrew Getty, grandson of J. Paul Getty, dies

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    Andrew Getty, the 47-year-old grandson of J. Paul Getty, died Tuesday in his home in Hollywood Hills, the Los Angeles Times reported.

    The Times, citing Sgt. Kyle Kirkman of the Los Angeles Police Department, said Getty's cause of death has not yet be...

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    4th baby orca born this season

    Spring is in the air and underwater -- especially off the coast of British Columbia.

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    Jonathan concedes, calls for peaceful transition

    Incumbent Goodluck Jonathan phoned former military leader Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday to concede defeat in Nigeria's presidential elections, Buhari's party says.

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    Arkansas about to adopt religious freedom law

    Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson now has to decide if he wants Mike Pence's headache.

    The Arkansas House on Tuesday approved a religious freedom measure that mirrors the one Pence signed into law in Indiana -- sparking outrage from businesses, sports org...

  • Bushehr nuclear power plant Iran

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    Talks extended on Iran nuclear deal

    Talks to reach a deal on a framework agreement on Iran's nuclear program will be extended an extra day, U.S. officials said Tuesday.

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    Poor families spend $600 more on prom than wealthier ones

    Poor families plan to spend more than 5% of their income on prom this year, according to a new survey.

  • Lufthansa planes

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    Video of Germanwings flight's final seconds?

    Reports say a cell phone video shows the nightmarish final seconds of Germanwings Flight 9525, but a police spokesman said the accounts were "completely wrong."

    French magazine Paris Match and German newspaper Bild reported that a video recovered from...

  •  Indiana Gov. Mike Pence

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    Pence pledges to 'fix' Indiana law

    Gov. Mike Pence pledged Tuesday to "fix" Indiana's controversial religious freedom law to clarify that it does not allow discrimination against gays and lesbians.

    But he insisted the problem isn't the law itself but how it's being perceived, saying a...

  • Amazon Dash

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    Amazon Dash: Never run out of toilet paper again

    Amazon wants to make ordering its products as easy as a click of a button -- literally.

  • Virgin Atlantic

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    April Fools! Virgin launches elaborate prank

    Richard Branson got a jump on April Fools' Day with a characteristically over-the-top prank.

  • Pac Man Google Maps

    Google Maps

    Pac-Man on Google Maps? Bring it on, fools!

    Blinky and Pinky on the Champs Elysees? Inky and Clyde running down Broadway? Power pellets on the Embarcadero?

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    Iraqi forces take back Tikrit from ISIS

    Iraqi forces battling to wrest Tikrit from ISIS are now in control of the city, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Tuesday on Iraqiya TV.

    Al-Abadi, who is also the top military commander, said on state television that the city was liberated.

    While a...

  • Tehran, Iran

    CNN

    Iranian aircraft buzzed Navy helicopter

    An Iranian military observation aircraft flew within 50 yards of an armed U.S. Navy helicopter over the Persian Gulf this month, sparking concern that top Iranian commanders might not be in full control of local forces, CNN has learned.

  • Tsarnaev on camera

    Defense rests in Boston bombing case

    The defense in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev rested Tuesday afternoon after presenting only four witnesses.

    Closing arguments are scheduled for Monday.

    The defense case lasted less than two days, while the prosecution presented ...

  • Obama end of year news conference

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    Obama commutes 22 drug-related sentences

    President Barack Obama on Tuesday reduced the sentences of 22 individuals serving for drug-related offenses, many involving distribution of cocaine.

  • Gay pride flag blurb

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    Indiana backlash: What you need to know

    Gov. Mike Pence unleashed a firestorm on Indiana last week when he signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

    Critics of the law contend it could be used by individuals and businesses to discriminate -- particularly against the LGBT community of le...

  • Ankara, Turkey

    CNN

    Turkish power outage hits Istanbul, Ankara

    A massive power outage spread across Turkey on Tuesday, blacking out a broad swath of the country and affecting some flights.

    Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said all possible causes were under investigation, including terrorism.

    Trams and subways were...

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    Fairfax County police

    Prisoner in custody after Virginia hospital escape

    An alleged bank robber who overpowered a guard and escaped a Virginia hospital is now back in custody, police said Tuesday.

    Wossen Assaye was being watched by two private security guards at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia, when he man...

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    1 killed at NSA gate

    The FBI publicly identified Tuesday the man who died Monday while trying to use an unauthorized vehicle tried to gain access to the National Security Agency campus in Fort Meade, Maryland, as Ricky Shawatza Hall.

    His passenger who remained hospitaliz...

  • Police tape generic

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    Police: Pa. hostage situation ends

    One person was taken into police custody after hostages allegedly were taken at a fire station in a Philadelphia suburb on Tuesday, authorities said.

  • iPad, apps

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    This man bet $100K that there's a startup bubble

    One man is betting $100,000 that there is -- in fact -- a tech bubble. But he's hardly an adamant bubble theorist.

  • The Rolling Stones

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    Rolling Stones tour scheduled to play Indiana July 4

    The Rolling Stones announced a North American tour Tuesday which will include a stop in a now-controversial location -- Indianapolis, Ind.

  • Warren Barnes and Noble

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    Elizabeth Warren tells Wall Street: 'Bring it on'

    Elizabeth Warren has a clear message for Wall Street: "Bring it on."

    The senator from Massachusetts said Monday that she will continue to call for financial reforms and for big Wall Street banks to be broken up, despite potential retaliation against D...

  • Yemen Houthi soldiers

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    How Yemen could spiral into regional war

    Foreign intervention in Yemen's chaos has dramatically raised the stakes in the Arabian Peninsula, threatening to expand what is already a civil war into a conflict pitting Iran against Saudi Arabia and an Arab coalition.

    The Saudis launched Operatio...

  • McDonald's

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    McDonald's will test all-day breakfast

    McDonald's is giving late sleepers and big breakfast fans something to smile about by serving McMuffins all day, everyday at some locations.

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