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Live military rounds wash up on Maryland shoreupdated: Fri Jan 06 2012 19:22:00

The U.S. military and local authorities are warning beachgoers in southern Maryland to be on alert after live military rounds were found washed ashore at Newtowne Neck State Park in Leonardtown, Maryland.

CNNMoney: Code Year draws 200,000 aspiring programmersupdated: Fri Jan 06 2012 07:05:00

"Learn to program" isn't a typical New Year's resolution, but it's one that's gone viral thanks to a clever campaign by Codecademy, a startup that helps newbies learn the basics of software coding.

Deadly mushrooms served as part of meal that kills 2, officials sayupdated: Fri Jan 06 2012 03:37:00

A meal containing the world's most deadly mushroom is responsible for killing two people and sickening another in Canberra, Australian health officials said Friday.

Navy pilot deaths ruled murder-suicideupdated: Thu Jan 05 2012 14:05:00

The killings of four people, including two U.S. Navy pilots, in a Coronado, California, apartment early New Year's Day was a murder-suicide, investigators said Wednesday.

The psychology of resolutionsupdated: Tue Jan 03 2012 14:31:00

Should auld resolutions be forgot and never brought to mind? It depends on your age.

Why bother with resolutions? Because failure inspiresupdated: Tue Jan 03 2012 06:09:00

So, why bother with New Year's resolutions? Is there a point to making the same resolutions every year? Lose weight, organize finances, spend more time with the family, blah blah blah.

New year means new youupdated: Tue Jan 03 2012 06:09:00

As we head into the new year, many people make resolutions to lose weight and get fit. Susan Hendricks reports.

Crackdown on New Year's gunfireupdated: Mon Jan 02 2012 07:23:00

CNN's George Howell reports on the crackdown on celebratory gunfire this New Year's Eve. Michael Farber: Winter Classic is NHL's little white lieupdated: Sun Jan 01 2012 16:17:00

This is the NHL's Little White Lie.

Underwear, grapes part of New Year's traditions for revelers worldwideupdated: Sat Dec 31 2011 16:41:00

What color underwear did you wear on New Year's Eve?

New Year traditions: Scotland to Spainupdated: Sat Dec 31 2011 16:41:00

CNN's Nadia Bilchik and E.D Hill discuss New Year customs from Scotland to Spain.

In the new year, shoot for the impossibleupdated: Sat Dec 31 2011 10:27:00

Did 2011 feel like a whirlwind?

Tentative agreement averts strike by New York office cleanersupdated: Sat Dec 31 2011 00:45:00

The union representing some 22,000 commercial office cleaners in New York has reached a tentative agreement with the workers' employers, averting a strike set to begin just after the stroke of midnight on New Year's Day.

CNNMoney: Minimum wage increases for workers in eight statesupdated: Fri Dec 23 2011 15:27:00

While some workers are worried about smaller paychecks next year, more than 1.4 million low-income earners will see their wages go up on New Year's Day.

Lavish New Year's Eve experiencesupdated: Fri Dec 16 2011 07:41:00

Hey, big spender. New Year's Eve is coming up fast, but there's still time to think about an unforgettable getaway to usher in 2012.

My chronic cough turned out to be adult asthmaupdated: Thu Jul 28 2011 14:48:00

Laura Finlayson, 40, from Westwood, New Jersey, just couldn't seem to shake her persistent cough. It lingered for months and was so violent that she ended up in the emergency room with bruised ribs. Stewart Mandel: Catching up on the Ohio State mess; more Mailbagupdated: Wed Jun 22 2011 11:48:00

So did anything happen while I was gone?

Rules on flying the American flagupdated: Mon May 30 2011 09:26:00

On Memorial Day, we thought it might be a good time to take a look at some of the rules for respectfully displaying the American flag, as dictated by the United States Flag Code.

6 ways to revamp your sluggish careerupdated: Wed Mar 23 2011 09:37:00

Having trouble making good on that New Year's resolution to improve your career?

Egypt church bombing heightens tensionsupdated: Sun Jan 23 2011 11:49:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman reports on the aftermath of a New Year's church bombing that rekindled sectarian tensions in Egypt.

Al Qaeda-linked group attacked church in Egypt, authorities sayupdated: Sun Jan 23 2011 11:49:00

The Palestinian Islamic Army, which has links to al Qaeda, carried out the New Year's Day attack on a Christian church in Alexandria, Egypt, that left almost two dozen people dead, Interior Minister Habib al-Adly said Sunday.

Deputy slain, another woundedupdated: Sat Jan 15 2011 21:09:00

The Clark County, Ohio, sheriff says a deputy was fatally shot, and a police officer was wounded at a mobile home park.

Trailer belonging to man accused of killing deputy is torchedupdated: Sat Jan 15 2011 21:09:00

The camper home of a man suspected of killing an Ohio sheriff's deputy on New Year's Day was destroyed after being purposefully set on fire Saturday, authorities said.

Report: 33 women raped in the Democratic Republic of Congoupdated: Fri Jan 07 2011 11:40:00

At least 33 women were raped on New Year's Day in a region in the Democratic Republic of Congo, said the medical group Doctors Without Borders Thursday.

Women raped in mass attack in Congo, humanitarian group saysupdated: Fri Jan 07 2011 06:35:00

Dozens of women were raped in a coordinated attack in the Democratic Republic of Congo on New Year's Day, Doctors Without Borders said Thursday.

Egypt beefs up security for Coptic Christmas Eveupdated: Thu Jan 06 2011 05:58:00

Egyptian authorities beefed up security Thursday as Coptic Christians warily ushered in Christmas Eve after a New Year's Day bombing in front of a church that killed nearly two dozen of their members.

Keep your New Year's resolutionsupdated: Wed Jan 05 2011 17:21:00

A new year calls for New Year's resolutions. Dr. Jeff Gardere gives tips to American Morning about keeping them.

How to let 'er rip in 2011updated: Tue Jan 04 2011 08:09:00

Normally, I am not the sort of person to "brand" my New Year's resolutions. I prefer to quietly begin a new year with a few items on my personal to-do list that I keep to myself. That way, if I don't actually pull anything off, nobody knows.

Northern Ireland water crisis down to a trickleupdated: Tue Jan 04 2011 07:58:00

Just 158 homes and businesses in Northern Ireland were without water Tuesday, indicating the crisis that has plagued the province since Christmas may be nearing an end. FIRST LOOK: Shania Twain's Wedding Photoupdated: Mon Jan 03 2011 19:30:00

The singer and Frédéric Thiébaud wed at sunset in Puerto Rico

5 free iPhone alarm clocks that workupdated: Mon Jan 03 2011 07:40:00

When Apple's alarm clock app failed, letting down a multitude of users on New Year's Day and January 2 due to the bug the company still hasn't fully explained, we started looking around for alternatives. Shania Twain Is Marriedupdated: Mon Jan 03 2011 02:48:00

The country superstar and Frédéric Thiébaud tie the knot in Puerto Rico A Star-Worthy New Year's Eve Soundtrackupdated: Sat Jan 01 2011 14:29:00

Celeb favorite, DJ Vice shares his top 10 picks to ring in 2011

Pope Benedict XVI's New Year's messageupdated: Sat Jan 01 2011 11:07:00

Pope Benedict XVI presides over the annual New Year's Day Mass in St Peter's Basilica.

Pope rallies Christians not to despair in face of recent attacksupdated: Sat Jan 01 2011 11:07:00

Pope Benedict XVI spoke out Saturday against a recent wave of religious attacks against Christians and rallied worshippers not to "cave into depression and resignation," hours after a bomb explosion outside a church in Egypt killed 21 people.

Times Square counts down to 2011updated: Sat Jan 01 2011 09:04:00

Hundreds of thousands of revelers pack Times Square for the annual New Year's ball drop.

NYC welcomes 2011 with traditional ball-drop, revelersupdated: Sat Jan 01 2011 09:04:00

An estimated 1 million people marked the passing of one year and the beginning of another in New York's Times Square with the descent of an iconic ball.

Underage drinking soars at New Year'supdated: Fri Dec 31 2010 21:38:00

The number of minors treated in hospital emergency rooms for drinking on New Year's Day 2009 was nearly four times the average daily figure, according to a federal study.

New York to welcome 2011 with traditional ball-drop, big crowdsupdated: Fri Dec 31 2010 15:43:00

Just as it has happened for more than a century as the old year ticks toward history, a large crowd will gather Friday night in New York's Times Square to mark the old and the new with the descent of an iconic ball.

CNNMoney: Blizzard is 'budget buster' for citiesupdated: Wed Dec 29 2010 12:20:00

A massive snowstorm was the last thing cash-strapped cities needed to ring out 2010.

10 New Year's resolutions NOT to makeupdated: Wed Dec 29 2010 11:46:00

Before you go making your list of resolutions for 2011, make sure you aren't setting yourself up for failure. Some resolutions, after all, are just begging to be broken by February. Here are 10 resolutions you'd be wise NOT to make this year.

Bring back glamour to the holidays!updated: Tue Dec 21 2010 11:33:00

When I was a little girl, my parents would take me every year to see "The Nutcracker." I remember practically drooling in awe as the massive Christmas tree grew out of the stage until it towered over the audience, and hiding under my seat whenever that hideous, sword-wielding, gazillion-headed rat wobbled out onto the stage.

Happy holidays, pass the scalpelupdated: Tue Dec 14 2010 07:48:00

There were hats and party blowers and papier-maché rabbits for Christine Clifford's New Year's celebration. She counted down to midnight with her husband, children, relatives and friends in the only place where she could be with them that night: her hospital room.

Florida football head coach to step downupdated: Wed Dec 08 2010 14:55:00

Urban Meyer is stepping down as the University of Florida's head football coach, according to a university statement.

CNNMoney: Foreclosure freeze coming for the holidaysupdated: Fri Dec 03 2010 15:34:00

Several of the big mortgage players are playing Santa Claus again this year, saying they will not evict borrowers in default during the two weeks surrounding Christmas. Mandel: Projecting all 35 bowl matchupsupdated: Mon Nov 08 2010 16:55:00

So you're trying to figure out where your team might be spending the holidays (or Jan. 9, as it may be)? Do you find it difficult navigating a lineup of 35 bowl games that often place more importance on number of alumni than number of wins when choosing their teams? No worries -- I'm here to do it for you. Paula Deen Named Grand Marshal of Rose Paradeupdated: Thu Oct 28 2010 11:09:00

"My sons are very impressed that I was chosen," the chef tells PEOPLE

Holiday travel 2010: 'Early bird gets the worm'updated: Tue Sep 21 2010 10:10:00

There are only 96 more shopping days until Christmas. This year, experts say, you should be shopping early for more than just gifts.

How to cheat the tax man in 2010updated: Sun Aug 15 2010 08:57:00

Want a hot tip about how to make a financial killing this year?

Myanmar calls fatal blasts a terror attackupdated: Thu Apr 15 2010 10:48:00

The government of Myanmar said three bombs caused the deadly blasts that ripped through Yangon on Thursday, an action it calls a terrorist attack.

CNNMoney: Pizza is king for Super Bowl belliesupdated: Thu Feb 04 2010 14:11:00

Super Bowl Sunday happens to be one of the hungriest days of the year for pizza-lovers, which means a nationwide windfall for pizzerias.

Do you have a great love story -- like this?updated: Mon Jan 18 2010 10:00:00

I'm sitting alone in my apartment on a rainy night. I'm restless, mildly bored, and, yes, I'll admit it, but please don't tell anyone ... lonely. PHOTO: Katy Perry Flashes Her Engagement Ringupdated: Mon Jan 11 2010 09:07:00

Returning to London, the singer shows off her sparkler from Russell Brand Is Katy Perry Dropping Pregnancy Hints?updated: Mon Jan 11 2010 00:10:00

Or just hungry? The newly engaged singer uses the term "prego-ed" and speaks of hamburger cravings

New Year's resolution: Have more sexupdated: Thu Jan 07 2010 20:29:00

Yoga instructor Sadie Nardini and her husband got an early start on their New Year's resolution: In December, the New York couple decided to have sex every day for the entire month. Ben Fowlkes: Like many MMA pioneers, Goodridge never earned much in primeupdated: Thu Jan 07 2010 18:43:00

Gary Goodridge keeps meaning to get out of the fight game. He'll be 44 years old in a couple of weeks. He's tired of getting punched in the face. He's tired of being jerked around by promoters, living one fight to the next. He's been trying to find a job, maybe something in security or protection, but it's not easy in this economy, he says.

How to keep resolutionsupdated: Wed Jan 06 2010 14:26:00

How do you keep those New Year's resolutions? Elizabeth Cohen has some tips.

Help yourself and your kids: Don't dietupdated: Wed Jan 06 2010 13:29:00

Welcome to 2010. What is your New Year's resolution? Are you planning on investing more money into the annual $40 billion dieting industry? If so, please think again.

How Elin Nordegren spent the holidaysupdated: Mon Jan 04 2010 16:32:00

Ideally, the situation should have been relaxing: A New Year's Eve celebration coinciding with a birthday. Spent with family. In one of the most fashionable ski resorts in the world. At a favorite restaurant known for casual and informal dining. Lindsay Lohan Launches a Drama-Free 2010updated: Mon Jan 04 2010 13:24:00

The actress vows not to let detractors "tear me down" in the New Year INSIDE STORY: How Elin Nordegren Spent the Holidaysupdated: Mon Jan 04 2010 11:39:00

"She was having a good time," a friend tells PEOPLE. "Under the circumstances"

Fortune: 7 New Year's resolutions for your careerupdated: Mon Jan 04 2010 08:54:00

If you're like many of Katy Piotrowski's clients, the past year of economic chaos and workplace uncertainty has caused you to forget about career advancement and focus instead on just surviving. That's a natural response, of course. Ryan Gosling's New Year's Eve Date - His Momupdated: Sun Jan 03 2010 13:48:00

The Goslings drop in on a Vegas party hosted by Joel Madden and Nicole Richie Lady Gaga Draws Young Hollywood to New Year's Gigupdated: Sun Jan 03 2010 11:11:00

Hayden Panettiere and Kevin Connolly are seen "chatting all night" at the show Christina Aguilera's Resolution Is to Continue the Good Timesupdated: Sat Jan 02 2010 16:11:00

The joy of her son's Christmas and costarring with Cher made 2009 shine Fergie & Josh Duhamel Ring in 2010 Kissing in Vegasupdated: Sat Jan 02 2010 11:09:00

The couple smooch at midnight as the jubilant crowd roars its approval

Christina Aguilera's New Year's resolutionupdated: Fri Jan 01 2010 15:30:00

Christina Aguilera's New Year's resolution isn't new at all.

6 tips on keeping career resolutionsupdated: Fri Jan 01 2010 12:37:00

Nearly half of all Americans make New Year's resolutions each year, according to recent research.. And -- you guessed it -- more than half of those individuals forgo their resolutions within the first six months.

Follow Friday: Tweet your New Year's resolutionsupdated: Fri Jan 01 2010 10:58:00

"Probably nothing in the world arouses more false hopes than the first four hours of a diet." -- Samuel Beckett

CNNMoney: Fox stands firm in Time Warner Cable fee disputeupdated: Fri Jan 01 2010 10:51:00

A midnight deadline passed Friday, but the Fox network has still not resolved its differences with Time Warner Cable on a deal to keep its channels on the air in several major cities.

A global New Year's Eveupdated: Fri Jan 01 2010 03:01:00

Ringing in 2010 from Australia to London: New Year's celebrations around the world.

World gives hearty welcome to 2010updated: Fri Jan 01 2010 03:01:00

At least 1 million people marked the passing of another year at the iconic ball drop in New York's Times Square, despite an early morning dusting of snow and late-night freezing rain.

New Year's revelers have a blastupdated: Fri Jan 01 2010 02:07:00

At least 1 million people marked the passing of another year at the iconic ball drop in New York's Times Square, despite an early morning dusting of snow and late-night freezing rain. POLL: Which Star Would You Kiss on New Year's Eve?updated: Thu Dec 31 2009 15:13:00

As the clock strikes midnight, would you rather lip-lock with Rachel McAdams, Lady Gaga or John Mayer? Celebs Reveal Their New Year's Resolutionsupdated: Thu Dec 31 2009 14:13:00

Adam Lambert, Julianne Hough and more stars tell what they want to achieve in 2010 Nick & Vanessa's Low-Key Flight - in Coach!updated: Thu Dec 31 2009 12:49:00

• Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo racked up some frequent flyer miles recently, hopping a flight from the singer's hometown of Cincinnati to N.Y.C. The couple sat together in coach, "and were very low-key," says a source, who noted they were both in jeans and cozy tops. Minnillo ordered a cocktail, and a flight attendant politely asked for their autographs, but otherwise, the duo kept to themselves. They'll be a little more public tonight, though: They're celebrating New Year's Eve in Times Square on the NIVEA Kiss Platform.

CNNMoney: Stocks poised for early popupdated: Thu Dec 31 2009 08:58:00

Stocks were poised to open the final trading session of 2009 with modest gains after a report on initial jobless claims came in better than expected, giving investors even more reason to celebrate a year of solid market advances.

U.S. Embassy warns of possible New Year's attack on Baliupdated: Thu Dec 31 2009 05:47:00

The U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, warned Thursday of an indication of an attack to Bali on New Year's Eve.

Blue moon to shine on New Year's Eveupdated: Wed Dec 30 2009 09:26:00

It happens only once in a blue moon -- and scientists say a blue moon is exactly what we'll see in the skies this New Year's Eve.

Apps of the week: surviving New Year'supdated: Wed Dec 30 2009 08:42:00

New Year's Eve is a logistical nightmare. There are just so many decisions to make: which party to attend, how to entertain guests, where to catch a cab, who to kiss at midnight -- what to resolve NOT to do at this time next year.

CNNMoney: Stocks break six-day win streakupdated: Tue Dec 29 2009 17:46:00

Stocks churned Tuesday, ending a choppy session barely lower as the Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq broke a six-session winning streak.

Fantastic New Year's Eve destinationsupdated: Tue Dec 29 2009 10:46:00

A couple million people will hit Brazil's Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro as the final minutes of 2009 are counted down, ready for a mix of spiritual observances, fireworks and full-tilt partying.

CNNMoney: Stocks set to start the week higherupdated: Mon Dec 28 2009 08:02:00

U.S. stock markets are expected to open slightly higher Monday as they begin the final trading week of 2009 Monday, with all three of the major indexes at their peaks for the year.

CNNMoney: Wall Street counts down to a new yearupdated: Sun Dec 27 2009 14:19:00

Wall Street is gearing up for an unpredictable week amid light trading volume, with many market participants on vacation and traders focused on the upcoming new year.

Holiday snowstorm hits much of central U.S.updated: Fri Dec 25 2009 17:48:00

The dream of a white Christmas was turning into a nightmare for some as forecasters predicted a heavy snowstorm would continue on Friday across parts of the central United States.

Midwest's white Christmasupdated: Fri Dec 25 2009 17:48:00

More than a foot of snow ensured a white Christmas for much of the country. CNN's Samantha Hayes has this report.

Muslim Turks celebrate Christmasupdated: Thu Dec 24 2009 09:27:00

Predominantly Muslim country embraces some traditions of the Christmas holiday. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.

Santa movie spotlights Turkey's east-west divideupdated: Thu Dec 24 2009 09:27:00

It may be the first modern Christmas movie ever made for audiences in Turkey, a mostly Muslim country that does not celebrate Christmas.

Attaining those 'six-pack' abs is only half the battleupdated: Wed Dec 23 2009 14:28:00

For the first half of 2009, Jason Dinant morphed into a gym rat. He worked out four times a week in a gym cycling on a stationary bike, lifting dumbbells and doing hundreds of sit-ups to attain his New Year's resolution of having "six-pack" abs. Adam Lambert to Return to ABCupdated: Sun Dec 06 2009 19:29:00

The singer will join The View for a pre-taped performance and interview

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