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Disney to buy Lucasfilm, Star Wars franchise for $4 billion

The Walt Disney Company agreed Tuesday to buy Lucasfilm in a stock-and-cash deal valued at $4 billion.

Sandy's trail of devastation: 16 dead, millions in the dark -- and it's not over

The destruction caused by Superstorm Sandy mounted Tuesday morning as electrical fires and record power outages added to the misery of devastating flooding in the Northeast.

Crane partially collapses, dangles over New York street

A crane atop a luxury Manhattan skyscraper under construction partly collapsed Monday, leaving its arm precariously perched and hanging over West 57th Street.

Sandy could bring 'catastrophe,' affect 60 million

Hurricane Sandy's outer bands pummeled the Eastern Coast on Monday with howling winds, torrential downpours and storm surges that authorities warned could bring devastation unlike anything anyone has seen.

U.S. sailor found dead at train station in Japan

A U.S. Navy sailor has been found dead with a head injury at a Japanese train station, local police said Monday.

Warning lifted after 7.7 Canada quake triggered Hawaii tsunami scare

A tsunami spawned by an earthquake in Canada sent waves and fear to Hawaii, thousands of miles away, where some residents scrambled to higher land and prepared for a fierce impact.

Ryan hits Obama on auto bailout

Vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan lent support to running mate Mitt Romney in Ohio on Saturday by going after President Barack Obama for "picking winners and losers" in the federal auto bailout.

NYPD officer allegedly planned to kidnap, cook, eat women

A New York City police officer accused of planning to kidnap, rape, torture and cook a number of women and eat their body parts has been arrested and charged in the case, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Manhattan said Thursday.

Mississippi town sued over 'school-to-prison pipeline'

Washington (CNN) -- Federal civil rights lawyers filed suit Wednesday against Meridian, Mississippi, and other defendants for operating what the government calls a school-to-prison pipeline in which students are denied basic constitutional rights, se