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U.S. gas prices down 32 cents from 2012 peak

A year ago at this time, U.S. gasoline prices averaged $3.97 a gallon. It was the highest average in all of 2012. But it's a much different story this year, as prices continue to fall.

Zap! 'Star Trek' Phaser rifle once toted by Capt. Kirk auctioned for $231,000

Capt. James T. Kirk always cut a formidable figure as commander of the starship USS Enterprise. It helped, too, to have some powerful toys -- like a one-of-a-kind Phaser rifle.

U.S. diplomat died 'doing what she loved' in Afghanistan

Anne Smedinghoff lived inside a heavily secured compound. But the public diplomacy officer for the U.S. Embassy in Kabul was always pushing to get out.

Hepatitis A scare at NYC restaurant

If you ate dessert at a small plate restaurant on Manhattan's West Village, you should consider getting a hepatitis vaccine.

Apple's iMessage is the DEA's worst nightmare

If you don't want your text messages to be wire-tapped, you might consider getting yourself an iPhone.

Obama Cabinet: Who's taking a pay cut?

News that President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel are voluntarily surrendering a portion of their paychecks in a show of unity with furloughed federal workers has prompted other Cabinet officials to take similar steps.

Seoul believes Kim may test a missile this week

South Korea's government said Sunday it believes North Korea may test a missile around April 10, citing as an indicator Pyongyang's push for workers to leave the Kaesong Industrial Complex by then.

Who needs Messi? Barcelona's big win sends warning to PSG

While Zlatan Ibrahimovic showed more evidence of his importance to Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday, Barcelona responded with an ominous warning of the club's powers even without Lionel Messi.

Lawmakers ask why Beyonce and Jay-Z went to Cuba

Two Republican lawmakers are asking a government agency to look into a recent trip to Cuba by Beyonce and Jay-Z, suggesting the superstar couple violated restrictions on travel to the communist island.

Son of Pastor Rick Warren commits suicide, family says

After a lifelong battle with mental illness, the youngest son of Pastor Rick Warren has committed suicide, his family said.