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Ruling in on what killed Joan Rivers

Entertainment - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 10:31
Joan Rivers died of "therapeutic complications" during a procedure to evaluate her "voice changes" and stomach reflux, the New York medical examiner said Thursday.

AUDIO: Are we alone in the Milky Way?

Science & Nature - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 10:29
Prof Brian Cox muses on whether life here on Earth is unique within the Milky Way and what this might mean.

Who just joined 'Episode VII' ?

Entertainment - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 10:22
First, the call came for Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher.

Jim Marshall: 'The Haight,' with love

Entertainment - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 10:21
Jim Marshall was always watching. A new book showcases his mid-'60s photos of S.F.'s Haight-Ashbury.

Black Keys drummer slams U2 release

Entertainment - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 10:21
First the Black Keys' Patrick Carney lit into Justin Bieber. Now he's taking on U2.

Shark attacks 13-year-old girl

World - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 10:17
A shark attacked a 13-year-old surfer off the coast of Australia. Seven Network reports.

50 people turning 50

Entertainment - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 10:16

Taylor Swift's secret parties

Entertainment - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 10:16
Pop star Taylor Swift surprises her fans after inviting them to secret parties around the U.S. and U.K.

AUDIO: Scientists study ancient comet

Science & Nature - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 09:52
A recently discovered comet has flown past Mars, giving scientists a unique chance to study an object from the farthest reaches of the Solar System.

African solar plan to power UK homes

Science & Nature - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 06:33
Investors are seeking funding from the UK government for an ambitious plan to import solar energy generated in North Africa.

Hong Kong leader blames 'external forces'

World - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 04:46
Hong Kong's embattled chief executive has said the city's pro-democracy movement is "out of hand" and being influenced by "external forces" from outside the city.

Daredevils risk lives for perfect shot

World - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 03:29
Cityscapes are usually breathtaking, but finding a good vantage point in a new town can be tough.

No agreement on what gays offer Catholic church

World - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 03:13
Catholic bishops ended a tense, two-week summit in Rome on Saturday without reaching a consensus on how to address what gays and lesbians can offer the church, same-sex relationships or Holy Communion for divorced and remarried couples.

Pope takes predecessor closer to sainthood

World - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 03:12
Pope Francis moved a predecessor closer to sainthood on Sunday, beatifying Pope Paul VI on the last day of a gathering in Rome of church leaders from around the world.

Death toll climbs in Himalayas

World - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 03:12
The grim search for missing hikers and bodies buried under snow continued Saturday against the dramatic backdrop of Nepal's Himalayas, as officials confirmed that at least 39 people had died in an exceptionally heavy snowfall.

Spanish nurse's assistant tests negative for Ebola

World - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 03:12
A Spanish nurse's aide who contracted Ebola in Spain after caring for two infected missionaries has tested negative for the virus, according to the government's special committee on Ebola.

Rocket-powered toy in stratosphere

World - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 03:09
A British team is set to launch a 3D-printed, rocket-powered space plane into the stratosphere. CNN's Jim Boulden report

Photographer battles stereotypes

World - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 03:04
Kurbanjan Samat, a 32-year-old Uyghur photographer, wants to dispel the stereotypes he says many Chinese hold about people from his home region -- an ethnically diverse province in China's far west.

VIDEO: Plastic food packaging health fears

Science & Nature - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 00:28
BBC Inside Out examines whether health fears over plastic food packaging are justified and asks if BPA should be banned in the UK.
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