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How your checking account stacks up

When it comes to checking accounts, not all banks are created equal.

Large asteroid zipping past Earth, dragging its own moon along

An asteroid is whizzing past Earth on Friday -- and it's traveling with its own moon in tow. 1998 QE2, as it is called, will not come anywhere near enough to collide with our world.

Poll: Clinton's favorable ratings drop

In a new survey of potential 2016 presidential candidates, 52% of registered voters say they have a favorable opinion of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, down from 61% who said the same thing in February.

8th-grade spelling champ on hearing his word: 'I got this'

New York eighth-grader Arvind Mahankali is the fiercest speller around. No word can foil him, as he proved Thursday when he beat out other Scripps National Spelling Bee contestants by spelling "knaidel" correctly.

Mexican court frees Arizona mom accused of drug smuggling

A Mexican court released an American woman detained over allegations she tried to smuggle 12 pounds of marijuana under a bus seat.

Attorney: Boy, 12, pleads not guilty to killing 8-year-old sister

A 12-year-old accused with stabbing to death his 8-year-old sister at their Northern California home pleaded not guilty on Wednesday during an appearance in a Calaveras County juvenile court, his attorney told CNN.

Group seeks probe into death of man who knew Boston bombings suspect

The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations on Wednesday called for an investigation into the shooting death of Ibragim Todashev, after reports surfaced saying that he was unarmed.

Lawyer: Soldier to plead guilty in killing of 16 Afghan villagers

In order to avoid the death penalty, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales intends to plead guilty in the killing of 16 Afghan villagers, his lawyer said Wednesday.

Paterno family and others to file lawsuit against NCAA

Joe Paterno led the Penn State Nittany Lions for 46 seasons and -- in the process -- became the winningest coach in college football history.

High-school teen builds one-man submarine for $2,000

The submarine's body may be constructed from drainage pipes and the hatch from a recycled skylight, but according to its 18-year-old inventor, this single-person U-boat can plunge to a depth of 30 feet and has already completed three succes