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11-year-old who stopped suicide of school friend

QUEENS VILLAGE, NY (WPIX) -- An 11-year-old girl who told counselors she feared her 12-year-old friend, at a different school, was considering suicide, told PIX 11, "I feel I did something good.

Liberace's Las Vegas house listed at $529,000

Las Vegas, NV (KVVU) -- A piece of Las Vegas history is up for sale, and it's a steal. A mansion once owned by Liberace located near University of Nevada Las Vegas is listed at $529,000. The star bought the house back in the 1970s.

Oprah claims top spot on Forbes 'Most Powerful Celebrities' list

Forbes has released their 2013 Most Powerful Celebrities list. In the number one position for the fifth time is Oprah Winfrey .

Group wants fines for wearing saggy pants

Kansas City, MO (WDAF) -- A group that calls itself the "Pull Up Your Pants, Respect Yourself" task force rallied Tuesday in front of City Hall to gain support for a ban on sagging pants in Kansas City, Mo. Led by Bishop John D.

Porn, wine and kazoos on IRS workers' charge cards

WASHINGTON (CNNMoney) -- Pornography, wine bottles and kazoos were among improper purchases made by IRS employees using their work-issued charge cards, according to watchdog report. Like a lot of big companies, the Internal Revenue Service allows

Layoffs hit Sesame Street

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Sesame Workshop, the parent organization behind "Sesame Street," laid off about 10% of its staff. The group's statement on Wednesday said the layoffs were necessary to "strategically focus our resources" because of "today's

Researchers: Newly found planets might support life

Our everyday concerns -- what's for dinner, what to update on Facebook -- seem small when we consider that there's a whole universe out there where other life may exist.

'The Heat' stars laugh off photoshop controversy

When Melissa McCarthy spotted her seemingly Photoshopped face on a promotional poster for her new comedy "The Heat," her first reaction was to laugh. "I thought it was the funniest thing I'd ever seen," McCarthy told CNN of the image, which sparke

Police: Prostitution alleged at string of sexy Washington state latte stands

A sign over the Java Juggs latte stand reads "Some Like it Hot" and features a seductive image of a silhouetted woman in high heels, a devilish tail and horns, and seemingly little else. Inside, authorities allege, customers got more than a sizzli

Massive tar mat dug up off Louisiana, 3 years after Gulf spill

Three years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, workers have dug up a massive chunk of weathered crude from the shallows off a Louisiana beach. The tar mat -- a slab of oil residue mixed with wet sand -- was about 165 feet long by 65 feet wide,