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Colorado blaze leaves 2 dead as firefighters battle on

The forecast Friday provides little hope for firefighters trying to make headway against a raging wildfire northeast of Colorado Springs.

4-year-old boy dies as storms pummel mid-Atlantic and South

Powerful storms roared through the Mid-Atlantic states and portions of the Deep South, claiming the life of a child and knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of households.

Spielberg foresees 'implosion' of film industry

Many movie fans consider director Steven Spielberg a visionary - but his most recent vision is one of doom for the movie industry.

The pope said what? Six stunners from Francis

Pope Francis has encouraged his flock of 1 billion Catholics not to be "starched Christians" who chat about theology over tea. He's been taking his own advice.

Zimmerman jurors to be sequestered

Jurors in the murder trial of George Zimmerman will be sequestered, Judge Debra Nelson said Thursday. Attorneys have estimated that the trial will likely last between two to four weeks, Nelson said.

It's a Noah's Ark at fairgrounds as Colorado blaze looms

A county fairground northeast of Colorado's Black Forest Fire is looking like a Noah's Ark Thursday with animals rescued from raging wildfires.

Police probe man's claim of many killings

A man suspected of a double murder last decade in Florida is telling authorities he's committed more than 30 killings in his lifetime, authorities in Florida said.

Source: Inspector tied to collapsed Philadelphia building kills self

An inspector who had some involvement with the building that collapsed last week in Philadelphia has committed suicide, a source with knowledge of the matter told CNN.

U.S. Navy adjusts to the times; ditches its ALL CAPS message format

Well, it seems the U.S. Navy finally got the memo: DON'T USE ALL CAPS! IT'S RUDE! The Navy is switching to a new messaging system that's cheaper and more efficient.

Daughter tracks down suspect 26 years after dad's killing

Joselyn Martinez was 9 when her father was shot and killed outside his New York City restaurant in 1986. Nearly three decades later, she may finally see justice for his death. And she has herself to thank.