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John Glenn, the 1st American to orbit Earth, dies at age 95

John Glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth made him an all-American hero and propelled him to a long career in the U.S. Senate, died Thursday. The last survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts was 95.

Business

Asian shares meander as ECB-inspired rally fades

Asian shares meandered Friday as an overnight rally in U.S. markets helped by the European Central Bank's decision to extend its bond-buying economic stimulus program faded. South Korea's benchmark slipped as lawmakers prepared to vote on whether or not to impeach President Park Geun-hye.

Business

Port Authority split on 10-year plan, New York bus terminal

Another board meeting of the region's major transportation agency on Thursday produced few answers and continuing uncertainty over how the agency will spend its money over the next decade, particularly on a replacement for the nation's busiest bus terminal, a battleground pitting New York and New Jersey factions.

Nation & World

Alleged Chicago gang boss denies ordering hit on informant

The purported leader of Chicago's notorious Hobos street gang took the stand Thursday at his racketeering trial — one of the biggest in recent city history — to insist he didn't order a deadly hit on a gang associate-turned-informant to stop him from providing evidence that could put the gang leadership behind bars for life.

Videos

Don't let a text wreck your life

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. This new spot from NHTSA examines the impact a simple text can have on you and those you love. Drivers are encouraged to join the conversation by using the hashtag #justdrive. "If you're texting, you're not driving."
US Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Don't let a text wreck your life 1:01

Don't let a text wreck your life

Dance helps D'Iberville boy overcome ADHD 2:17

Dance helps D'Iberville boy overcome ADHD

Cop pulls over driver with tree embedded in grille of car 0:44

Cop pulls over driver with tree embedded in grille of car

Watch baby polar bear Nora grow up fast 2:12

Watch baby polar bear Nora grow up fast