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New York City seeks to ban big sodas from restaurants, food carts

New York City is set to ban the sale of large-size sodas and other sugary beverages in an effort to combat rising obesity rates, city officials said Thursday.

First private capsule to dock at space station begins return flight to Earth

(CNN) -- The first private capsule to dock at the International Space Station will return to Earth Thursday, nine days after it took off on its historic mission.

First private capsule to dock at space station begins return flight to Earth

(CNN) -- The first private capsule to dock at the International Space Station will return to Earth Thursday, nine days after it took off on its historic mission.

Shootings stun Seattle residents; gunman, 5 victims dead

(CNN) -- Seattle was reeling Thursday after a man killed five people in two shootings before turning the gun on himself.

Deliberations resume in John Edwards trial after long weekend

After the long Memorial Day weekend, jurors return Tuesday for a seventh day of deliberation in the corruption trial of former presidential candidate John Edwards. The jury began its deliberations a week ago.

The newest tabloid craze: Mug shots

Imagine going to the internet to search your name only to find a mug shot from years ago posted on multiple websites. There are publications and websites whose sole purpose is to feature police booking photos.

Albright, World War II hero among 13 to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

(CNN) -- The first woman to serve as U.S. Secretary of State and a Polish officer who provided some of the first accounts of the Holocaust are among 13 people who will be honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Tuesday.

Friendships Influence Kids' Activity Levels

While children do not make or break friendships based on physical activity, a new study suggests their social network of friends can greatly influence how much they move. The research was published in the journal Pediatrics on Monday.

Naked man shot dead after chewing victim's face

MIAMI, FL — Disturbing new details and surveillance video have been released in an incident off a Florida highway that involved naked men and cannibalism. The incident ended with an officer fatally shooting one of the men.

Baby spinach recalled over salmonella concerns

(CNN) — Consumers need to check their refrigerators because some organic baby spinach is being recalled after random testing found possible salmonella contamination in a finished package of spinach, according to a recall alert published o