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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.

Connecticut thief goes bananas -- er, banana -- in wee-hours fruit filch

It was a fruitful heist that, one could say, had a certain "a-peel."

The f-word is everywhere

Not long ago I received a complaint from a co-worker that I had used the f-word in a tweet.

First H5N1 avian flu death in North America

Canadian health officials confirmed Wednesday that a resident from Alberta has died from H5N1 avian flu, the first case of the virus in North America.

These fashion trends from 2013 aren't coming back

Last year, it seemed like Miley Cyrus didn't own a single shirt that was longer than her rib cage. Peplums were the ultimate in waist definition. Skinny, colored jeans were the Spandex-filled answer to every girl's denim dreams.