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NASA eyeing Mars after successful Orion test flight

NASA is back in the space race. The Orion rocket blasted off from Kennedy Space Center just after sunrise Friday for it's first test flight.

Woman accused of faking cancer, collecting more than $18,000

A woman is being accused by her friends of collecting more than $18,000 for terminal cancer that she never had. Erin Talpey claimed to have terminal brain cancer with just months to live and asked people for help on Facebook.

NASA's Orion space capsule successfully completes 1st test flight

NASA is back in the space race. The Orion rocket blasted off from Kennedy Space Center just after sunrise Friday for it's first test flight.

Town of Sunnyside declares war on crows

Thousands of crows swoop into the small eastern Washington town of Sunnyside every night. They have for years, and the town of Sunnyside is putting up a fight.

Social media websites test ‘buy’ button

The "Like" button on Facebook and the "Follow" button on Twitter have some company. The social media titans are test driving "Buy" buttons.

British team designs 1000 mph supersonic car

Talk about a need for speed. A former wing commander in the Royal Air Force is spearheading efforts to build a car that can travel faster than 1,000 mph, Nick Glass checks in with the team working on the Bloodhound Project.

Obama nominates Ashton Carter to Secretary of Defense

President Barack Obama formally nominated Ashton Carter to succeed outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.

RNC Chairman campaigns for Cassidy, says Bill's absence is right

The head of the national Republican Party came to Baton Rouge to campaign for Garret Graves and Rep. Bill Cassidy on Thursday.

Pentagon says reported sexual assault cases increase within the military

The Pentagon revealed Thursday that reported sexual assaults in the military rose again to nearly 6,000 this year.

New video surfaces in Eric Garner's death

There are new videos showing police reaction following the choke hold blamed for Eric Garner's death. They aired Thursday on CNN's legal view with Ashleigh Banfield.

Dog finally gets adopted after spending 400 days at a shelter

A dog who spent months in a Massachusetts shelter now has a new home. His new owner found him on Facebook, Tim Caputo reports. One picture changed two lives. For 456 days Hubert could only call an animal shelter his home.

CDC: Flu shot less effective due to virus mutation

Your flu shot may not work as well as doctors had hoped this year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports the dominant flu virus circulating right now has changed and mutated, making the vaccine less effective.

Volunteers build mobile huts for homeless in Pacific Northwest

A group of volunteers wants to end homelessness on the Washington coast, one hut at a time. The group, headed by Pvgzly Addams, are building what they call a "Homeless Hut."

VIRAL VIDEO: Adorable little girl explains how cow got in home

CUTE ALERT! An absolutely adorable video of a little girl explaining to her mother how the cow got into her home has gone viral.

Protests erupt after NYPD officer is not indicted for Eric Garner's death

Protesters streamed into the streets of New York and other cities across the country Wednesday evening following a grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer in the choke-hold death of Eric Garner.