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Lifetime to Air Michael Jackson Movie

(CNN) - A new movie chronicling the final years of Michael Jackson's life hits TV screens on Monday night. "Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland", which airs on Lifetime, is based on a book from two of the late singer's bodyguards.…

Renowned Sportswriter Frank Deford dies

(CNN) - A towering legend in sports journalism has died. Frank Deford started at Sports Illustrated in 1962. And for 37-years, he also provided commentaries for NPR. In 2013, president Obama presented him with the National Humanities Medal for "transforming…

Award-winning sports writer Frank Deford dies at 78

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) —Frank Deford, the award-winning sports writer and commentator whose elegant reportage was a staple for years at Sports Illustrated and National Public Radio, has died. He was 78.He died Sunday in Key West, Florida, his family…

Deputy slain in Mississippi rampage had worked in ministry

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi deputy killed in a shooting rampage had worked in Christian ministry before going into law enforcement, and liked doing puppet shows to deliver uplifting messages to children. William Durr, 36, was responding to a…

Abraham Lincoln Document from Civil War up for Sale

(CNN) - Collectors will have a chance to snag a one-of-a-kind Civil War document this Memorial Day. It's believed to be the only document with the signatures of president Abraham Lincoln and his fellow union leaders. They signed it in…

A-Rod to Sign on with ABC News as Contributor

(CNN) - Former Yankee Alex Rodriguez will now be trying to score points with ABC news viewers. He just signed a deal to become a network contributor, according to a source familiar with the agreement. A-Rod will be appearing on…

Studies: Exercise can Help with Insomnia

(CNN) - Experts say exercise is a great way to beat insomnia. Roughly 108 million Americans have difficulty sleeping and multiple studies indicate that physical activity could help. Exercise can be effective for those with sleep apnea, too. Sleep apnea…

Mississippi Weekend Shooting

A sheriff's deputy and seven other people were shot dead overnight in southern Mississippi, authorities said Sunday. Authorities identified Lincoln County Sheriff's deputy William Durr, 36, as the slain officer according to the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation. The MBI said…

America Loves Fast Food, Soda and Booze

(CNN) - America loves fast food, soda and booze. In case you need evidence, just take a look at the stock market. Companies which sell burgers, fried chicken and soda are hitting records fittingly just before Memorial Day. McDonald's is…

Universal Orlando's New Water Park "Volcano Bay"

(CNN) - A new amusement park with a south pacific theme has opened in Florida. Universal Orlando opened 'Volcano Bay' water park o Thursday. At the center of the 30-acre park is Krakatau, a 200-foot roller coaster that's part water…

Republican Wins Montana Election

  Republican businessman Greg Gianforte won Montana’s sole House district in a special election Thursday, keeping a seat in Republican hands despite facing assault charges for allegedly attacking a reporter who’d asked him about the GOP’s health-care bill. In his…

NOAA: Above-Normal Atlantic Hurricane Season

(CNN) - Forecasters say it could be a busy one. Forecasters at the climate prediction center are predicting 11 to 17 named storms this season, which runs from June 1st to November 30th. Of those storms, five to nine are…

GM Accused of Cheating on Diesel Emissions

(CNN) - General Motors is being accused of designing a diesel engine that can cheat on emissions testing. A civil lawsuit filed in Michigan on Thursday claims the diesel versions of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups produce higher…

FBI Declines to Provide Docs to House Commitee

(CNN) - The Department of Justice declined to comply with a congressional request for information on Thursday. Last week, House oversight chairman Jason Chaffetz requested documents related to James Comey's communications with Donald Trump be handed over. The FBI blamed…

GOP House hopeful keeps low profile after assault charge

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A Republican congressional candidate in Montana charged with shoving a reporter to the ground on the eve of a special election kept a low profile Thursday even as supporters prepared a hotel ballroom for a possible…

Search For Card Leaves Woman Locked In CVS

A woman trying to buy a birthday card called police when she was accidentally barricaded inside a Titusville, Florida CVS store. Lillian Rimmel says she stopped at the CVS at 9:50 p.m. Friday to make a quick purchase, unaware the…

Suffering Veterans Say They Need Better Care

  It's been 25 years since the last troops returned from the Gulf War, and veterans are still suffering from Gulf War Syndrome. The Roskamp Institute in Florida is…

TSA Testing Enhanced Electronics Screening

(CNN) - It's not a laptop ban... Yet... But the TSA is testing enhanced screening of electronics at ten U.S. airports. In a statement; it said at these airports, travelers will be asked to place electronics larger than a cell…

Apple Patented a Pizza Box that Stop Soggy Crusts

(CNN) - Apple believes it has a solution to soggy pizza crusts. This circular pizza box was created by Apple, which filed a patent for it back in 2010. According to the patent, openings at the top of the box's…

Graco Recalling more than 25,000 Car Seats

(CNN) - A child safety seat recall. Graco is recalling the harness restraints on more than 25,000 "My Ride 65" convertible child seats. The seat's webbing may not safely restrain the child during a car crash. As a result, the…

App Gives Parental Real-Time View of Classroom

(CNN) - Want to keep an eye on your kids while they're at school? Yep, you guessed it. There's an app for that. ClassDojo allows teachers and students to share what happens in real time. The app is used in…

James Corden gets Snapchat Show

(CNN) - "Late Late Show" host James Corden is getting a show on Snapchat. It's called "James Corden's next James Corden." It will debut in the fall on Snapchat shows, which features short, TV-like videos on the app's discover platform.…

Fewer Children Drowning in the US

Fewer young children are drowning in swimming pools, but, public health officials continue to urge parents to remain vigilant. The consumer product safety commission says since 2010 there has…

Gadget Turns iPhone into Photo Printer

(CNN) - A new gadget will let you print pictures instantly from your phone. The new and improved "Prynt Pocket" available for $149.00 fits onto your phone and prints out small pictures in about 30 seconds. Because the picture is…

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