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Another Earth called a 'certainty'

Sara Seager is a professor of physics and planetary science at MIT. She works on exoplanets, which orbit stars other than the sun.

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Obama tours Petra on last stop of Middle East tour

U.S. President Barack Obama wrapped up his trip to the Middle East on Saturday with a walking tour of the ancient city of Petra in Jordan.

FAA to close 149 regional airport control towers, spare 40 others

The FAA on Friday announced it will close 149 regional airport control towers because of forced spending cuts -- sparing 40 others that the FAA had been expected to shutter.

Hip-hop highs: Long on lyrics, short on rehab

Lil Wayne is down on drugs - for others. For himself, well, it's a different story.

Design flaw, human errors blamed for Super Bowl blackout

A combination of technical and communication failures contributed to the partial power outage that disrupted this year's Super Bowl, an independent analysis has determined, utility Entergy New Orleans said Thursday.

Focus on Colorado parolee in prison chief's slaying

Colorado investigators are in Decatur, Texas, Friday morning eager to examine evidence found in a black Cadillac whose driver might have been involved in Tuesday's slaying of Colorado's prison system chief.

'A long night' at Quantico Marine base: 3 dead in shooting

A Marine shot and killed two of his fellow service members at a Virginia base Thursday night and then apparently killed himself, base officials said.

Mother cites robbery attempt in her baby's shooting death

A woman says she was taking her 13-month-old son for a walk in this Georgia town when they were approached by two boys who demanded money, then fatally shot her boy and wounded her.

Christie, unsure on 'gay therapy' ban, is blasted by rival

A ban on so-called "gay conversion therapy" that's being considered by New Jersey lawmakers doesn't yet have the approval of the state's Republican Gov.