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Study assesses physical demands for combat arms

In full gear, Sgt. Shawanna Washington moved ammunition, loaded mortar rounds into a gun tube, moved agilely as if under enemy fire, and completed other physically demanding tasks of a Soldier on the battlefield.

Television pitchman Kevin Trudeau is headed to prison

Kevin Trudeau, the television pitchman and author who amassed a fortune telling consumers his secrets about how to get free money, how to lose weight and how to cure a number of illnesses the natural way, is headed to federal prison.

GitHub suspends founder over gender harassment claims

GitHub engineer Julia Ann Horvath has announced she's leaving the company due to gender-based harassment, the latest development in an ongoing sexism problem in the technology industry.

Would a healthier concession stand work?

A new study in the "Journal of Public Health" says if concession stands offer healthy foods, they will sell.

St. Paddy's in full swing

St. Patrick's day festivities kicked off around the country Sunday amid controversy.

March Madness vasectomies

Basketball fans will be glued to their televisions sets this week as March Madness gets underway. Some of those fans will be recuperating from a vasectomy.

Obamacare March Madness push starts Monday

The White House is launching a March Madness push to get people enrolled in Obamacare. President Obama's new campaign begins this week and is tied to the annual basketball bonanza.

4.4 magnitude earthquake hits Los Angeles area

A 4.4 magnitude earthquake struck just west of Los Angeles on Monday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Navy SEALs take back control of hijacked tanker

U.S. Navy SEALs have taken control of a commercial tanker that had been seized by three armed Libyans earlier this month. No one was hurt in the Sunday night operation, the Pentagon said.

North Korea fires short-range rockets, sources say

SEOUL, South Korea (CNN) -- North Korea has fired 25 short-range rockets from its east coast into open water, in what appears to be a "provocative" action, a South Korean Ministry of National Defense spokesman said Sunday.

Guinness pulls out of St. Patrick's Day parade

Guinness is the latest beer giant to withdraw its support for a St. Patrick's Day parade because lesbian and gay groups aren't allowed to march openly.

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 search grows as pilots face increased scrutiny

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (CNN) -- Where do you even begin to look, when the search area covers vast swaths of land and water, stretching thousands of miles, from Kazakhstan to the Indian Ocean?

Ukraine crisis: Early results show Crimea votes to join Russia

PEREVALNOYE, Ukraine (CNN) -- Preliminary results in Sunday's referendum on whether Ukraine's Crimea region should join Russia or become an independent state show overwhelming support for Russia.

NATO computers attacked by hackers

Hackers apparently attacked several NATO websites Saturday, but they did not interrupt operations nor was the integrity of NATO's systems affected, NATO spokeswoman Oana Lungescu said on Twitter.

NATO computers attacked by hackers

Hackers apparently attacked several NATO websites Saturday, but they did not interrupt operations nor was the integrity of NATO's systems affected, NATO spokeswoman Oana Lungescu said on Twitter.