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Glimmer of hope for critically endangered butterfly in Florida

At his version of an ICU unit, Jaret Daniels pays extraordinary attention to his young charges. Each of the creatures is kept in its own plastic cup, isolated to prevent the spread of disease. Not just any food will do.

Frozen fruit linked to hepatitis A recalled

Townsend Farms is recalling bags of a frozen fruit mix commonly used in smoothies because they could be contaminated with the hepatitis A virus, the company said in a statement.

Giant lizard named for Jim Morrison tells tale of climate change

To get through the long, tedious hours sitting in the fossil archives at the University of California-Berkeley, Jason Head would listen to the hypnotic sounds of The Doors.

Possible World-Record Shark Caught Off SoCal

Huntington Beach (Kellan Connor) -- A group of fishermen may have broken a world record with a huge shark caught off the coast of Huntington Beach. A fisherman named Jason Johnston, from Mesquite, Texas, chartered a boat out of Huntington Beach on

BREAKING: Judge accepts Colorado theater shooter's plea of 'not guilty by reason of insanity'

A judge on Tuesday accepted a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity by Colorado movie theater shooting suspect James Holmes, according to CNN affiliates KMGH and KUSA.

Report shows lavish spending at IRS conference

The Internal Revenue Service spent millions of taxpayer dollars on everything from event planners' commissions to speakers' fees to guest prizes to parody videos at a 2010 conference, an audit of the agency shows.

Marine reservist kidnapped in Mexico, FBI seeks public's help

The FBI is turning to the public for any information about the apparent kidnapping in Mexico of a U.S.

Mississippi man indicted, allegedly sent ricin letters to Obama and other officials

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A Mississippi man was indicted Monday in the mailing of ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and two other officials.

Triceratops trio unearthed in Wyoming

There were three of them, one of them probably a child, and at least one met a gruesome end at the hands of a terrifying predator. About 67 million years later, a Wyoming rancher led scientists to their remains.

Senior class trip takes huge detour when students are kicked off plane

A New York high school senior class and an airline agree on one thing: 101 students and eight chaperones were kicked off an early-morning flight from New York to Atlanta on Monday. From there, the accounts diverge.