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'Friends' actor David Schwimmer helps NYPD solve stabbing

The lyrics to the "Friends" theme song "I'll Be There For You" proved to be more than just words this week when actor David Schwimmer helped cops solve an alleged stabbing near his building.

99-year-old Maine woman receives college diploma

A 99-year-old woman was finally awarded her college diploma at a special graduation ceremony after a $5 diploma fee prevented her from receiving it 75 years ago.

Rampage victim's dad learned of daughter's death by tracing cell phone

As a California university mourns the deaths of six students, grieving parents are bracing to do the unimaginable -- bury their children.

Diet soda helps weight loss, industry-funded study finds

Most people choose artificially-sweetened soda over regular soda to avoid packing on extra pounds. But what if you already choose diet? Would it be helpful to quit that too?

GM faulty ignition crashes now 47

More crashes are now being attributed to faulty ignitions in General Motors vehicles. GM has raised the number of frontal-impact crashes linked to the problem ignitions to 47 from 32, according to company spokesman Greg Martin.

Memorial Day Fast Facts

Here's a look at what you need to know about Memorial Day, a day honoring American soldiers who died serving the country in wars. In 2014, Memorial Day will be on May 26. Facts: Celebrated on the last Monday in May.

New details emerge about California mass shooter and victims

At the I.V. Deli Mart in Isla Vista, California, purple flowers now fill a bullet hole in the front of the store.

10 things Mexico does better than anywhere else

  Icy beers, empty beaches. It's a compelling image, but it captures only a feeble percentage of the diversity and excellence that imbues one of the most incredible countries in the world.

Bars with breathalyzer machines raise questions in NM

Breathalyzer machines are popping up in Albuquerque bars, so drinkers can see how much they've had.

America's weirdest rock formations

Our planet is chock full of the beautiful and bizarre. Give nature millions of years to work its magic and some pretty weird formations emerge from solid rock.