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Holy 75th birthday, Batman!

Holy 75th birthday, Batman!


Holy 75th birthday, Batman!

Posted: 27 Mar 2014 05:59 AM PDT

In the 75 years since it debuted, the character of Batman has inspired many fans, young and old, in some cases due to a strong identification with the character.

There's the first asteroid with rings

Posted: 27 Mar 2014 05:35 AM PDT

Quick -- name a planet with rings. Easy, right?

Dwarf planet at solar system's edge

Posted: 27 Mar 2014 05:36 AM PDT

For anyone holding out hope of Pluto being reinstated as a major planet, you should probably do as they say in the movie "Frozen" and "let it go."

U.S.-Russian crew lifts off for ISS

Posted: 27 Mar 2014 05:36 AM PDT

Blastoff!

Private sector not better than feds

Posted: 27 Mar 2014 09:03 AM PDT

According to court documents that surfaced this week, General Motors' engineers knew about ignition-switch problems in the Chevrolet Cobalt as early as 2009. The company may have been aware of the dangers as early as 2005 soon after the first Cobalts rolled off the assembly line in 2004. Since 2009, at least a dozen deaths have resulted from the flaw in which, upon impact, the ignition switch slips out of the "on" position and thus prevented airbags from deploying. Last month, GM announced the recall of 1.6 million Cobalts.

Why do poor smoke more?

Posted: 27 Mar 2014 08:09 AM PDT

Megan Sandel and Renée Boynton-Jarrett say it's no wonder poor people smoke more. The stresses of living in poverty and Big Tobacco ad campaigns targeting their neighborhoods spur the habit.

Landslide toll to climb 'substantially'

Posted: 27 Mar 2014 06:23 PM PDT

Officials say they will exhaust all options trying to find people alive in the devastation but they fear the death toll of 16 will go up sharply soon.

Break your junk-food addiction

Posted: 27 Mar 2014 04:31 AM PDT

Chances are you sometimes feel powerless when faced with your favorite junk foods. Fortunately, following a few key steps can help you reduce your intake.

Meet the world's smartest kid

Posted: 26 Mar 2014 01:00 PM PDT

17-year-old Eric Chen's research has won top prize at the Google, Siemens, and Intel science fairs.

David Cassidy: 'I am an alcoholic'

Posted: 26 Mar 2014 04:54 PM PDT

Pop icon David Cassidy, in rehab after his latest DUI arrest, says if he ever takes another drink, it could be fatal.

Charlotte mayor arrested

Posted: 27 Mar 2014 06:10 AM PDT

FBI agents on Wednesday arrested the mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, for allegedly taking tens of thousands of dollars worth of bribes "in exchange for the use of his official position," the U.S. attorney's office said.

Holy 75th birthday, Batman!

Posted: 27 Mar 2014 05:34 AM PDT

In the 75 years since it debuted, the character of Batman has inspired many fans, young and old, in some cases due to a strong identification with the character.

Girl abducted by shelter's janitor?

Posted: 27 Mar 2014 10:45 AM PDT

A janitor, who works at a homeless shelter, is suspected of killing his wife and kidnapping a homeless eight-year-old girl.

Parents watch tot starve to death

Posted: 27 Mar 2014 01:52 PM PDT

A family fights to change "end-of-life" laws after a hospital ended their toddler's life by withholding nutrition.

Girl, 8, abducted by shelter's janitor?

Posted: 27 Mar 2014 04:04 PM PDT

A janitor, who works at a homeless shelter, is suspected of killing his wife and kidnapping a homeless eight-year-old girl.

Chilling voicemail a clue in boy's death?

Posted: 27 Mar 2014 09:00 AM PDT

A Colorado mother believes her son died in his middle school's bathroom from playing the "choking game."

Mississippi woman won't be executed Thursday

Posted: 27 Mar 2014 11:27 AM PDT

A mother convicted of a murder to which her son has confessed multiple times will not be executed Thursday, as the Mississippi Supreme Court continues to review her post-conviction motion.

CDC: 1 in 68 U.S. children has autism

Posted: 27 Mar 2014 10:05 AM PDT

One in 68 U.S. children has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a 30% increase from 1 in 88 two years ago, according to a new report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Nine Air Force commanders fired over nuclear missile test cheating

Posted: 27 Mar 2014 01:24 PM PDT

The Air Force has fired nine commanders in the wake of a scandal involving cheating on tests related to the U.S. nuclear missile program, that military branch's top official said Thursday.

Watch Friday's show!

Posted: 27 Mar 2014 04:32 PM PDT

March 28, 2014

Chicago rapper balances fame, loss

Posted: 27 Mar 2014 06:25 AM PDT

A rising star from Chicago's South Side, Chance the Rapper, balances fame and the harsh realities of his violent hometown.

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