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Starbucks sees big growth in China

Starbucks is selling a lot more coffee in China. According to its latest quarterly report, Starbucks saw a 30% year-over-year jump in revenues from its Asia-Pacific region, lifted by outstanding sales in China.

Tears flow with mud, water after papal events moved in Brazil

A Christian Carnival. That's how some in Rio have described the mood in the streets of Copacabana Beach, where hundreds of thousands of young pilgrims follow every step of visiting Pope Francis, an outspoken champion of the poor.

'Glee' cast holds private memorial for Cory Monteith

A number of "Glee" stars thought of Cory Monteith like a brother, and on Thursday they gathered to mourn the loss of their show business sibling.

Ariel Castro pleads guilty to 937 counts, avoids death penalty

Three young kidnapping victims could be spared another ordeal because there may be no trial. Castro is accused of holding three women against their will for about a decade.

Teen girls still skipping HPV vaccine

Nearly half of all adolescent girls are still skipping the recommended HPV vaccine, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Tax reform proposals to be secret for 50 years

Tax reform is apparently so treacherous for senators these days that they require the utmost protection from the public -- half a century's worth.

Slooooooooow: U.S. slips to ninth in Internet speed

Land of the free. Home of the brave. Bastion of mediocre Internet speeds.

Consumer Reports gives Chevy Impala rave reviews

Consumer Reports is giving high praise to the new Chevrolet Impala, calling it the best new sedan the magazine has tested. It's the first time an American sedan has held that standing in at least 20 years.

Teen kayaks down Mississippi to raise money for Hodgkins Lymphoma

One young man has overcome the impossible. He made a journey many people would never dare to take.

93 year-old woman raped, dies from injuries

A 93 year-old Nebraska woman died last Wednesday night after being assaulted and brutally raped last Sunday. A 19 year-old man has been charged in the attack, police say murder charges will likely be added.