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Is the Internet killing religion?

We can blame the Internet for plenty: the proliferation of porn, our obsession with cat videos, the rise of teen trends like -- brace yourself -- eyeball licking.

Helicopter crashes on roof of Albuquerque hospital, pilot injured

A pilot was injured Wednesday after the helicopter he was flying crashed on the roof of University of New Mexico hospital in Albuquerque.

Child obesity rates continue to rise

It appears the childhood obesity problem is ballooning upward. A new study from Jama Pediatrics said the percentage of overweight and obese children in the U.S. has been rising over the past 15 years.

Do opposites really attract? Maybe not

A new study shows that opposites don't really attract. It seems, generally you like people who are like you and couples who are mismatched don't last.

You are paying WHAT for your child to go to prom?

Designer gowns, oversized limousines and over the top spending. It's become quite the norm in recent years when it comes to senior proms, but a new survey suggests the prom spending bubble has popped.

Get married, save on car insurance

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Did you know that taking 15 minutes to get married could save you at least 15% on your car insurance?

African-American Soldiers upset about new hair policy

African-Americans and others are upset by the U.S. Army's new hairstyle rules.

Ukraine unrest will be resolved by force or talks in 48 hours, minister says

Ukrainian acting Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said Wednesday that the separatist protests in Ukraine's eastern region would be resolved within 48 hours -- either through negotiations or the use of force.

Diamond Stolen from New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science experienced the theft of a rough diamond Wednesday. The diamond was located in a secure case in the Volcano exhibit.

At least 12 injured as vehicle crashes into Florida day care

At least one adult and 11 children were injured, some seriously, when a vehicle was pushed into a Florida day care center by a Dodge Durango, which then fled the scene, authorities said Wednesday.

Timeline: US school violence since 1927

Here is a list of incidents of random elementary, middle and high school (excludes colleges and universities) violence with fatalities, from 1927 to the present.

'Princess Lacey,' friend of college hoops star, dies

Sad news Wednesday morning: Eight-year-old Lacey Holsworth, the young girl with cancer who struck up an amazing friendship with a college basketball star, has passed away.

Peaches Geldof autopsy inconclusive, police say

The reason for model Peaches Geldof's death is still not clear, with an autopsy turning up inconclusive results, UK police said Wednesday.

20 injured in Pittsburgh-area high school stabbings

A male sophomore went on a stabbing spree at his Pittsburgh-area high school early Wednesday, an emergency management agency spokesman said.

New report: More moms staying home

The number of mother's staying at home with their kids is on the rise, but the change has more to do with money than a cultural shift. That's according to a new report by the pew research center.