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Lonesome George, last of the Pinta Island tortoises, dies

(CNN) -- Lonesome George, the last surviving Pinta Island giant tortoise, has died at his home in the Galapagos Islands. Scientists believe he was more than 100 years old.

Lonesome George, last of the Pinta Island tortoises, dies

(CNN) -- Lonesome George, the last surviving Pinta Island giant tortoise, has died at his home in the Galapagos Islands. Scientists believe he was more than 100 years old.

Supreme Court to rule Thursday on health care

The U.S. Supreme Court will rule Thursday on the constitutionality of the sweeping health care law championed by President Barack Obama.

Attorney: Sandusky to appeal child sex abuse convictions

Former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky will appeal his convictions on numerous counts of child sexual abuse, a member of his defense team says.

Supreme Court sides with U.S. in Arizona immigration case

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled largely in favor of the U.S. government Monday in a controversial case involving an Arizona law that sought to crack down on illegal immigration.

No-kill shelter at capacity, no choice

If you're considering adopting a pet, this may help you make up your mind.

GM recalling over 400,000 Chevy Cruzes

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- General Motors is recalling 413,418 Chevrolet Cruze small cars to modify an engine shield that could create a fire hazard.

Mount Rainier Ranger plunges to death rescuing Waco climbers

(CNN) -- A national park ranger fell to his death on Mount Rainier Thursday afternoon while assisting in the rescue of four injured climbers.

Attorneys: Sandusky's adopted son says he's also a victim

BELLEFONTE, Pennsylvania (CNN) -- Matt Sandusky, an adopted son of Jerry Sandusky, said through his attorney Thursday that he was also a victim of the former coach's sexual abuse, adding that he had been prepared to testify for the prosecut

House panel recommends Holder contempt citation

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Voting on strictly partisan lines, a House committee recommended Wednesday that Attorney General Eric Holder be cited for contempt of Congress for failing to turn over documents relating to the botched Fast and Furious