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U.S. successfully launches drone from submerged submarine

The evolution of drones continues. The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory on Thursday announced it successfully launched a drone from a submerged submarine.

Nelson Mandela, anti-apartheid icon and father of modern South Africa, dies

Nelson Mandela, the revered statesman who emerged from prison after 27 years to lead South Africa out of decades of apartheid, has died, South African President Jacob Zuma announced late Thursday. Mandela was 95.

Storm's 1-2-3 punch: Frigid, snowy and icy

Yes, it happens every year -- the snow and the cold. After all, it is winter, or least late, pre-winter. But how's this for a change in the weather?

Ohio state patrol: Ariel Castro committed suicide, with handwritten notes nearby

Corrections officers looking inside Ariel Castro's cell found him with a sheet tied around his neck, his knees bent, his shorts around his ankles, 27 minutes after their last look.

Man who killed his stepson for wetting pants sentenced

A man in New Mexico who pleaded guilty to killing his five-year old stepson after the boy wet his pants has learned his fate.

2013: The Web's year of the hoax

News alert: Some things you read on the Internet are not true.

Eight tiny reindeer and two fighter jets?

Does Santa need more than just Rudolph's red nose to guide his sleigh on Christmas Eve this year? Like, maybe, two fighter jets?

Obama to push for minimum wage hike in economy remarks

The growing gap between rich and poor, and its effect on Americans' ability to achieve their goals, will be President Barack Obama's focus Wednesday as more attention falls on the plight of low-wage workers, according to White House off

Sophia, Jackson reign supreme as 2013's top baby names

The website for top baby names, Babycenter.com, has announced their list for the top baby names for 2013.

Is the world running out of wine?

Global wine production is booming with vineyards springing up everywhere from China to the United States, Chile and New Zealand.