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Safety tips for Spring Break 2014

During spring break, college students often flock to the coast for some sun, sand, and a splash in the ocean. While this is a time to kick back and relax, experts say, don't let your guard down completely.

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and eight other aviation mysteries

While such situations are rare, the puzzling disappearance of Malaysia Flight 370 is not the first time a plane has vanished without a trace. Here are nine cases of mysterious plane disappearances and disasters.

200-year-old robot, still works

The boy wears an expressionless porcelain face and holds his right arm outstretched. Standing still, he could be a clothing store dummy. But crank the handle on the box below, and row after row of brass wheels begin to turn.

Only in Iceland, can you go into the magma chamber of a volcano

According to ancient legend, Iceland was once an immortal battlefield, with gods waging war in lava fields. Plumes of lava represented souls flung out from the inferno, while volcanoes were portals to hell.

Same-sex couple denied cake by bakery, owners speak out

A same-sex couple sparked a social media controversy after being turned down by a bakery that refused to make them a cake.

Big pig: North Carolina man fells 500-pound boar with one shot

Killing a 500-plus pound boar might sound like a big deal. But for one North Carolina man, it is just how he brings home the bacon. Jett Webb killed the massive animal last month in eastern North Carolina.

Number of U.S. millionaires hits new high

It looks like the rich have finally shaken off the recession.

2 killed when suspected drunk driver plows car into crowd at SXSW, police say

 A crowded street at a popular festival in Austin, Texas, became a chaotic scene as a suspected drunk driver tore through the crowd, running over people and hitting other cars, leaving two people dead and others seriously injured.

Feds subpoena Kendrick Johnson's schoolmates amid probe into teen's death

Kendrick Johnson's former schoolmates and their parents have been subpoenaed by a federal grand jury investigating the Georgia teen's 2013 death, according to sources with knowledge of the subpoenas.

Judge orders ex-NFLer Darren Sharper held without bail

A Los Angeles County judge ordered former NFL star and rape defendant Darren Sharper to be held without bail Thursday in the wake of additional charges in Arizona.