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Plane Parts That Fell Off Train Checked for Damage

Boeing is deciding what to do with six newly manufactured commercial airplane bodies that fell off a train in a derailment in western Montana.

Some U.S.-Bound Air Travelers Must Turn on Phones

Passengers at some overseas airports that offer U.S.-bound flights will soon be required to power on their electronic devices in order to board their flights.

Study: Living the American Dream Costs $130,000 a Year

To live the American dream, the average family needs to make about $130,000 a year. Thanks to the recession, it's a dream for a lot of Americans.

Yahoo Data Center Plans Growth in Washington

Yahoo's data center in Washington's Grant County continues to grow and needs tech workers to meet demand.

In Maryland, Smoking Could Cost You a Job

More companies are requiring potential employees to prove they don't smoke or use tobacco -- and it's legal.

California Shark Bite Victim Feared for His Life

Steven Robles was an hour into his regular weekend swim off some of Southern California's most popular beaches when he came face-to-face with a great white shark.

Pope to Sex Abuse Victims: I Beg Your Forgiveness

Pope Francis begged forgiveness Monday from the victims of clergy sex abuse as he held his first meeting with several abuse survivors.

Lifeguard Drowns During Rescue in California

A lifeguard drowned while trying to rescue a swimmer off a Southern California beach Sunday, authorities said.

Washington Pot Shops Prepare for Historic Sales

With the clock ticking down to the start of legal weed sales in Washington state, store owners hoping to start selling on Tuesday are consumed by details as they try to make sure there's pot on the shelves.

Strong Quake Hits Mexico, Guatemala; 3 Dead

A magnitude-6.9 earthquake on the Pacific Coast jolted a wide area of southern Mexico and Central America Monday, killing at least three people and damaging dozens of homes.

Scarlett Johansson Wins Defamation Suit

Scarlett Johansson won a defamation lawsuit she filed against French author Gregoire Delacourt over a book featuring her doppelgänger.

Jessica Simpson Weds ex-NFL Player Eric Johnson

Jessica Simpson is a newlywed.

Hurricane Arthur Causes Flooding, Outages

Hurricane Arthur began moving offshore and away from North Carolina's Outer Banks early Friday after hitting the state's barrier islands overnight and causing flooding and thousands of power outages.

California Chicken Linked to Salmonella Recalled

Foster Farms is recalling 170 different chicken products because of antibiotic-resistant salmonella.

U.S. Military Grounds F-35 Jets During Fire Probe

U.S. military officials have grounded all F-35s while continuing to investigate a runway fire involving one of the fighter jets at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.

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