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U.S. defense chief: Mosul assault should be launched at right time to succeed

New U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said Saturday that success is more important than timing in any attempt to retake Iraq's second city, Mosul, from ISIS militants.

Half-ton haul: Teen hooks massive blue marlin off Hawaii coast

A New York City teenager made the biggest catch of his life when he reeled in a 1,058-pound blue marlin off the coast of Hawaii.

'Please come home to us,' family tells girl believed going to Syria

The family of a girl who UK police say may be headed to Syria with two friends have a message for her: We're not mad at you, and please come home.

Chief: Minneapolis police officer shot in patrol car clearly was 'intended target'

A Minneapolis police officer sitting in his patrol car was shot Saturday morning, with that Minnesota city's police chief saying "there is little doubt that an officer was the intended target."

Kurt Cobain's credit card is up for sale

Even the grungiest rock stars have owned credit cards. Now, fans of Nirvana have the chance to have the gold-colored Visa that belonged to deceased front man Kurt Cobain.

Hollywood's leading women fight back

At the 2014 Academy Awards, Best Actress winner Cate Blanchett railed at Hollywood's predilection for male-centric filmmaking, sparking a debate about women in film that sent ripples throughout the industry.

Giuliani stands by Obama comments

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani said his office has received death threats since his controversial comments accusing President Barack Obama of not loving America.

The planet you've probably never heard of--- until today!

Way out beyond Mars, but before you get to Jupiter, is a planet. You read that right. There's a planet between Mars and Jupiter.

Photos of 2 small Pluto moons open the door to a new vastness

Two white specks appearing next to Pluto in the blackness of space may look like faint blips on a screen. Don't be fooled.

Rap star Vanilla Ice: Burglary arrest 'blown out of proportion'

Out on bail, rapper Vanilla Ice said the burglary and grand theft charges he's facing is a misunderstanding.