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Philly fire captain dies near anniversary of fire deaths

Just days before Philadelphia was set to honor the deaths of two firefighters, a veteran Philadelphia fire captain died from falling through the third floor of a fabric store.

Slain in squad car, W.Va. sheriff laid to rest Sunday

A West Virginia lawman known for cracking down on drugs will be buried Sunday. Walter E. "Eugene" Crum was gunned down while eating lunch in his squad car on Wednesday.

Seoul believes North Korea may test missile this week

South Korea's government said Sunday that it believes North Korea may test a missile about April 10, citing as an indicator Pyongyang's push for workers to leave the Kaesong Industrial Complex by then.

Obama adviser: President won't propose 'Romney economic plan'

If the White House and Congress ultimately reach a deal on a budget, it won't look anything like Mitt Romney's plan, according to White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer.

U.S. gas prices down 32 cents from 2012 peak

A year ago at this time, U.S. gasoline prices averaged $3.97 a gallon. It was the highest average in all of 2012. But it's a much different story this year, as prices continue to fall.

Zap! 'Star Trek' Phaser rifle once toted by Capt. Kirk auctioned for $231,000

Capt. James T. Kirk always cut a formidable figure as commander of the starship USS Enterprise. It helped, too, to have some powerful toys -- like a one-of-a-kind Phaser rifle.

U.S. diplomat died 'doing what she loved' in Afghanistan

Anne Smedinghoff lived inside a heavily secured compound. But the public diplomacy officer for the U.S. Embassy in Kabul was always pushing to get out.

Hepatitis A scare at NYC restaurant

If you ate dessert at a small plate restaurant on Manhattan's West Village, you should consider getting a hepatitis vaccine.

Apple's iMessage is the DEA's worst nightmare

If you don't want your text messages to be wire-tapped, you might consider getting yourself an iPhone.

Obama Cabinet: Who's taking a pay cut?

News that President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel are voluntarily surrendering a portion of their paychecks in a show of unity with furloughed federal workers has prompted other Cabinet officials to take similar steps.