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We know it can kill us: Why people still smoke

 Smoking can kill you. We've known that for at least 50 years -- and yet millions still smoke, and thousands more pick up the habit every year.

Alex Rodriguez suspended for entire 2014 season

An arbitrator Saturday upheld most of New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez's 211-game doping suspension, keeping him out of the 162-game 2014 regular season and the postseason.

Authorities investigating claims of 13-year-old girl working at a Florida strip club

The city of Miami Beach pulled the business license of a popular gentlemen's club. Authorities are currently investigating claims that a 13-year-old girl was stripping at the club Madonna.

Neiman Marcus investigates breach

 Neiman Marcus says it may be the latest retailer to be struck by hackers. The upscale store says it was informed in mid-December of a possible breach.

GM recalling 370,000 trucks over fire risk

General Motors announced Friday that it's recalling some 370,000 trucks in North America because of a fire risk.

Police: Motorist called 911 several times before he died in road-rage shooting

 In multiple 911 calls shortly before he was killed, a man said he was being chased by an enraged motorist -- right up to when he was apparently run off the road in Pennsylvania and then shot to death, police said Friday.

VIDEO: Teen hailed as hero after dying while stopping suicide bomber outside of school

A teen in Pakistan is being hailed as a hero for sacrificing his life to stop a suicide bomber outside his school. The tragedy happened Monday in the Hangu District.

Flu season may be heading toward peak

An additional 10 states reported widespread seasonal flu activity last week, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

China to overtake U.S. as world's top trader

China is poised to become the world's top trading nation, a position long held by the United States. China reported Friday that its total trade for 2013 reached $4.2 trillion, a sharp increase over the previous year.

Target: Hacking hit 70 million customers

The data breach at Target was significantly broader than originally reported: The company said Friday that 70 million customers had information such as their name, address, phone number and e-mail address hacked in the breach.