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2 men fail miserably at robbing California jewelry store

The armed robbery of a jewelry store in Fresno, California was stopped, when the would-be thieves had a gun pointed at them. Police got a pretty good look at the suspects, thanks to the store surveillance video.

Highest July 4 gas prices in 6 years

Get ready to pay more at the pump this holiday weekend.

Leave your 'stupid hat' at home, governor warns; Arthur could be deadly

Canceled. Rescheduled. As Hurricane Arthur gyrates up the East Coast, beachfront Fourth of July celebrations are falling flat -- and that could save lives, if it keeps revelers out of the water.

GRAPHIC VIDEO WARNING: CA woman loses limbs, nearly dies after discount plastic surgery

By Traci Tamura and Kyung Lah- CNN LOS ANGELES (CNN) -- She's not gonna make it. We give her 24 hours.

TX - Funeral for Crowley Girl Thrown From Car

CROWLEY, Tx (KDAF) -- It was standing room only at the George W Spencer funeral home as friends & family said good-bye to 12-year-old Octavia Marie Watkins on Tuesday.

Big salaries: It pays to work for the White House

  WASHINGTON (CNNMoney) -- It pays well to work at the White House -- better than the average American worker. The average salary there is $83,000 a year, according to data released by the White House.

Restaurants slacking on cutting sodium from meals, report says

  (CNN) -- Many Americans are trying to limit the amount of salt in their diets. They know that reducing sodium intake can help lower blood pressure and reduce their risk of having a heart attack or stroke.

Is searching for spirituality the new American dream?

(CNN) -- To discover one’s self. To find enlightenment. To take a spiritual journey. What does this language mean? Are these pursuits, these aspirations, really possible? And if they are, what do the results look like?

'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' gets strong early buzz

  (CNN) -- "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" is already making critics cheer.

Medical myths: What doctors thought they didn't need to say

  (CNN) -- Common knowledge when it comes to all things health and medicine might not be so common after all.