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Mick Jagger's hair sells for $6,000

An envelope of Mick Jagger's "washed and trimmed" hair was snapped up for a sizeable sum at a recent auction.

Crews make major progress fighting deadly Arizona blaze, now 80% contained

Crews battling the Arizona wildfire that killed 19 firefighters made significant progress Thursday, moving within sight of fully corralling the blaze, authorities announced.

Chrysler recalls nearly half-million vehicles over head restraint issue

Chrysler took the preemptive step this week of recalling nearly half a million vehicles because of issues with the active head-restraint function found in several makes and models.

In Zimmerman's trial, it's a jury of millions

When the jury emerges from deliberations days or weeks from now to render its verdict in that Florida courtroom, when the family of Trayvon Martin leans forward in breathless anticipation and when George Zimmerman stands to hear his fate, you c

July 4 celebrations marred by fireworks disasters, fatal parade accidents

A spate of fireworks debacles and tragic parade accidents tempered Independence Day celebrations across the country.

Protests against the NSA spring up across U.S.

Anti-NSA protesters took to the streets in cities across the United States on Thursday, using the Independence Day holiday to call attention to recent disclosures about the U.S. government's telephone and Internet surveillance programs.

MERS unlikely to cause pandemic - for now

For the past few months, near-daily reports of new cases and deaths from a new type of coronavirus called MERS raised fears that another pandemic, similar to SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome), was looming.

Computer mouse inventor Douglas Engelbart dies

Douglas Engelbart, whose invention of the mouse transformed the way people interact with computers, has died.

Got $32m? Jackie O's 'Love Boat' for sale

If this yacht could talk, one can only imagine the stories it would tell about one of the most high-profile romances of the 20th century.

Champs win hot dog eating contest again

Two competitive eating champions defended their title Thursday at New York's annual Independence Day hot dog eating competition.