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Tom Cruise signs on for 'Mission: Impossible 5'

Tom Cruise has signed on for a fifth "Mission: Impossible" movie.

POLICE: Grandson of Malcolm X beat to death in Mexico

The grandson of civil rights activist Malcolm X, Malcolm Shabazz, died in a Mexico City hospital after suffering an apparent beating, police told CNN.

Gorging on Gatsby: Recipes from the contemporary to the classic

The first time Meyer Wolfsheim met Jimmy Gatz, the young man hadn't eaten in days.

Nicki Minaj on 'Idol' rumors: I'm happy here

If "American Idol" producers really are planning to toss aside all of the show's judges, as rumors have suggested, they only have three left to go.

Stamp prices could rise again

The U.S. Postal Service board will look into hiking postage prices on all types of mail, as losses continue to plague the agency, the chief of the board said Friday.

What caused the West, TX plant explosion? Criminal investigation launched

Texas authorities are launching a criminal investigation into last month's deadly fertilizer distribution facility explosion in West, Texas, the Texas Department of Public Safety said Friday.

Commander: International Space Station crew plans spacewalk to fix leak

The International Space Station crew is preparing for a spacewalk to address leaking ammonia from a cooling system, the commander said Friday.

Prince Harry focuses on veterans in Washington

Prince Harry started off his second day in the United States with a solemn visit to Arlington National Cemetery, just outside of Washington, D.C.

Crews finish installing World Trade Center spire

Construction workers bolted a 408-foot spire into place atop One World Trade Center on Friday, symbolically capping New York's comeback after the September 11, 2001, terror attacks.

'He is dead to me,' daughter of Ohio suspect says in CNN exclusive

Seldom does a daughter use such harsh words to describe her own father. Ariel Castro's daughter called him "the most evil, vile, demonic criminal" she ever heard of during a CNN exclusive interview Thursday.