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Elizabeth Peña's cause of death ID'd

Actress Elizabeth Peña died from complications related to alcoholism, according to her death certificate obtained by CNN.

Plane, helicopter collide in midair

Three people died and two were injured when a small aircraft and helicopter collided on Thursday afternoon at a municipal airport in Frederick, Maryland.

'Dog got' White House fence jumper

A man who jumped the White House fence Wednesday night suffers from mental problems, and has been arrested there before, according to his father.

Viewers: Scott Brown 'fear mongering'

As New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen accused former Sen. Scott Brown of "fear-mongering" on Ebola, Democrats strongly agreed, Republicans completely disagreed, and independent voters stayed neutral.

Foss Lake mystery solved: It's them

A decades-old mystery that captivated Oklahoma has been solved after officials confirmed the identities of two groups of people -- some of them teens -- who went missing in 1969 and 1970.

The best (worst?) sick-day excuses

Had a big night out? Don't fancy leaving a cozy bed for the cold outdoors? Having a Ferris Bueller moment?

Swerving driver crashes on camera

Two men captured video of a swerving driver who eventually hits a car that then crashes into the men. WTAE reports.

Time-lapse shows solar eclipse

Time-lapse video shows the solar eclipse over Denver on October 23, 2014.

11-foot python surprises workers

An 11-foot python was found in a pipe at a construction site in South Florida. WSVN has more on this story.

Giant gold nugget discovered

Five-pound nugget is 90% gold, believed to be worth between $350,000 and $450,000. KTVU has the story.

The world's most luxurious museum?

Luxury enthusiasts, rejoice: Louis Vuitton is bringing its upscale sensibilities to the art world with a new, Frank Gehry-designed museum.

Study of diet pill retracted

Dr. Mehmet Oz has been under fire recently for promoting weight loss products on TV's "The Dr. Oz Show" that aren't backed by a lot of scientific evidence. Now a study supporting one of those products, diet pills made with green coffee bean extract, has been withdrawn by its lead researchers.

Guess who bested Conan on Twitter?

The former secretary of state and the late night talk show host staged a humorous battle of words.

Web seeks National Parks vandal

The National Park Service is investigating reports of graffiti and other vandalism in at least 10 National Park sites throughout the western United States. One move that could get the vandal caught? Bragging about their "artwork" on social media.

Toddler gets stuck in claw machine

A toddler in Maryville, Tennessee, became stuck in a toy claw machine at a restaurant.

10 outlandish future predictions

Ever since two men first laid a bet on two flies climbing up a cave wall, gambling has struck at the core of the human condition: the future is uncertain.

The 5 biggest breakfast myths

The first meal of the day can have a very different meaning for different people. For some, it's grabbing a granola bar to nibble on during the morning commute; for others, it includes a big omelet with a cup of coffee at home.

Is this the next miracle drug?

Imagine discovering a plant that has the potential to help alleviate post-traumatic stress disorder, suicidal thoughts and paralyzing anxiety. That's what some believe ayahuasca can do, and this psychedelic drink is attracting more and more tourists to the Amazon.

'Price is Right,' but dance is wrong

After getting lucky on "The Price is Right," a contestant performed some pretty unforgettable dance moves.

Student witnesses name gunman

A gunman at a school north of Seattle shot five people, killing one, before killing himself, law enforcement officials say.

Parent: My son knew shooter

A parent of two students at a high school in Marysville, Washington, says his son knew the alleged shooter.

Russia taking jabs at Sweden

The Swedes will find sitting on the fence to be increasingly uncomfortable when Putin is your next door neighbor, writes Gary Schmitt.

Daylight Saving Time: Let's keep it

On Sunday, November 2, it will again be the end of Daylight Saving Time. Many of us will be muttering to ourselves as we wander around resetting all of our various clocks -- on the thermostat, clock radio and stove, among other places.

Candidate's chilling remarks on guns

If it was just a political pander, it was a beauty. But if it was a serious statement of philosophy, it was chilling -- even scary.

The message Malala couldn't deliver

Apparently it was a coincidence, but the deadly shooting in Ottawa came on the same day that the 17-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai was scheduled to speak with high school students and receive honorary Canadian citizenship.

Mark Zuckerberg did it. You should too

So, Mark Zuckerberg apparently speaks Mandarin.

Nurse who beat Ebola hugs Obama

Nina Pham was the first person to catch Ebola on U.S. soil, and now, 13 days after testing positive, she has been declared free of the deadly disease.

NYC doctor has Ebola

The doctor had symptoms for "a very brief period of time" and had direct contact with "very few people" in New York, the mayor says.

Mother to ISIS: Please answer us

The mother of American hostage Abdul Rahman Kassig has sent a tweet appealing for a response from ISIS to the family's pleas for his life.