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Grand Canyon filled with river of clouds

Park rangers can wait years to see a weather event like the one that occurred last week at Grand Canyon National Park. CNN Meteorologist Brandon Miller said cold fog trapped in the canyon by a "lid" of warm air produced what's known as an inversio

SpaceX rocket lifts off from Florida

A SpaceX rocket with a 7,000-pound communications satellite on top lifted off from Cape Canaveral on Tuesday evening after two earlier launch dates were scrubbed. The Falcon 9 booster thundered into the skies over Florida at 5:41 p.m.

This startup turns illegal guns into jewelry

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- When Peter Thum started Liberty United, he put an unusual product at the heart of the business: illegal guns. The New York-based startup, which Thum launched with his wife in June, has a specific mission: take guns and bulle

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

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

Man killed in shark attack while fishing off Hawaii

A 57-year-old Washington man fishing from a kayak off a Hawaiian island has died after being bitten by a shark, authorities said.

Chimps should be recognized as 'legal persons,' lawsuits claim

Should a captive chimpanzee have the same rights as a "legal person"? That's the debate set to unfold after an activist group filed lawsuits on behalf of four chimpanzees, asking the New York Supreme Court to grant them the "right to bodily libert

Dierks Bentley leads a joyride for a cause

With a rev of his Harley-Davidson's engine and a smile, Dierks Bentley plays leader of the pack once a year on his annual fund-raiser, Miles and Music for Kids.

Bishop Goes Undercover as Homeless Man to Teach about Compassion and Gratitude

Taylorsville (KUTV) -- An LDS Bishop went undercover as a homeless man in his congregation last Sunday.

Dozens injured in 70-vehicle pileup on icy Massachusetts road

 One after the other, dozens of cars and trucks slammed into the back of a multicar crash in Massachusetts until about 70 vehicles had been wrecked and at least 35 people had been taken to hospitals, the Massachusetts State Police said Sun

Administration: working smoothly

 Two months after coming online, the beleaguered website works "smoothly for the vast majority of users," the Obama administration claimed Sunday, the self-imposed deadline for getting the website up and running.