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South Korea to pull out citizens from joint industrial zone after North snubs talks

SEOUL, South Korea (CNN) -- Troubled relations between North and South Korea suffered a fresh blow Friday after Seoul decided to withdraw all its remaining citizens from the manufacturing zone jointly operated by the two.

More than 300 dead in Bangladesh building collapse

SAVAR, Bangladesh (CNN) -- The death toll from the collapse of a building here that housed garment factories rose Friday to 304 as thousands of Bangladeshis filled the streets of the capital city of Dhaka to express their fury and anguish about

Budget-cut layoffs deal a blow to investigations of gun-related crimes

The fight against gun-related crime has taken a hit from budget cuts, as a federal agency has laid off nearly a hundred contract workers at its facility dedicated to tracing firearms used by criminals. Ninety-eight contract employees at the Bureau

Boston bombers discussed detonating explosives in Times Square

At least one of the two bombs used in the Boston Marathon terror attack was detonated by remote control, a federal law enforcement official briefed on the investigation said Thursday.

Was 'Idol' eyeing J. Lo to replace Mariah Carey?

Simon Cowell's "The X Factor" might not be the only Fox singing competition headed for another season of change.

Israel forces shoot down a drone

JERUSALEM (CNN) -- The Israeli air force shot down a drone approaching the nation's coast Thursday, the Israel Defense Forces said.

Bush 43: 'History will ultimately judge ... I'm a content man'

DALLAS (CNN) -- George W. Bush is a proud new grandfather and fascinated by his unlikely new hobby: painting.

Dartmouth cancels classes after student protest, online threats

Dartmouth College canceled classes Wednesday after a student protest sparked a threatening backlash on a campus online forum, according to a college spokesman.

Suspects' mother shares doubts about Boston bombing

The mother of the two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing says she believes the tragedy that killed three people and injured dozens more was staged, that the bombing was fake. "That's what I want to know, because everybody's talking about it

2 fuel barges on Alabama's Mobile River explode; 3 people hurt

Fires burning aboard a pair of barges on Alabama's Mobile River died down early Thursday, hours after a series of explosions loud enough to be heard 20 miles away, a fire spokesman said.