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LEGO divides fans with Simpsons set

LEGO has confirmed plans to launch a new set of toys based on 'The Simpsons' television series, angering some die-hard fans who say the characters are not appropriate for children.

GM offers big price cut on Chevy Volt

General Motors announced Tuesday that it will knock $5,000 off the sticker price of a new Chevy Volt, making it the latest electric car to be steeply discounted as automakers battle for buyers.

Bush undergoes heart procedure

Former President George W. Bush, 67, underwent a procedure Tuesday morning to have a stent placed in his heart one day after a blockage was discovered in an artery, according to a statement from his office.

Exotic snake suspected in boys' deaths in Canada

Police in Canada are looking into the deaths of two young boys who appear to have been strangled by an exotic snake.

Nashville man stabs roommate after fight over TV volume

A fight between two roommates landed one of them in the hospital and the other is facing charges for pulling out a knife. The roommates were apparently arguing about the TV being too loud and the fight got out of hand.

Amazon's Bezos buys Washington Post for $250 million

The Washington Post Company announced Monday it was selling its newspaper business, including the flagship Washington Post, to Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos for $250 million.

Social media howls after errant 't' spells loss for 12 year old on Jeopardy

Social media is howling after last week's perceived slight of eighth grader Thomas Hurley III and his misspelling of "Emancipation" during Kids Week on "jeopardy!"

Skydiving instructor dies, student critically injured after jump gone awry

Two by two, the tandem skydivers leapt into the clouds over southern Mississippi, a routine plunge from thousands of feet in the air.

GOP lawmakers split over threatening to shut down government over Obamacare

After members of Congress return from their monthlong recess, Washington will brace for yet another budget battle that entails reaching an agreement to continue funding the government beyond September 30.

Intercepted al Qaeda message led to shuttering embassies, consulates

An intercepted message among senior al Qaeda operatives in the last several days raised alarm bells that led to the closing of embassies and consulates Sunday across the Middle East and North Africa, CNN has learned.