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Known and sung all throughout the world, the "Happy Birthday to You" song is a staple of birthday celebrations everywhere.
But who owns the classic tune?
Well, according to a class action lawsuit filed today, everyone does. Or at least they should.
The suit, filed in the United States District Court Southern District of New York by Good Morning To You...Read more »
Ann Romney (@AnnDRomney) just welcomed the family's newest member to the world, via Twitter.
"The newest member of the Romney clan at just one hour old!" she tweeted.
Romney spoke about her relationship with horses after a 1998 multiple sclerosis diagnosis on "Good Morning America" last year.
"I was very, very weak and very much worried about my...Read more »
Graduating Hofstra University students wore white ribbons on their gowns Sunday to honor junior Andrea Rebello, 21, of Tarrytown, who was killed Friday in a police standoff with an armed robber.
The ceremony comes two days after Rebello, of upstate Tarrytown, was killed as police surrounded an armed robber who was holding her as a hostage during a home invasion at the off-campus rental house...Read more »
Listen to scanner dispatches as Nassau County police respond to a home invasion off the Hempstead campus of Hofstra University early Friday morning.
Police said the incident led to the death of student Andrea Rebello and gunman Dalton Smith.
This audio has been edited to remove areas of silence and discussions not related to this case. Click this link to listen to the audio: http://www.newsday.com/long-island/nassau/audio-police-scanner-dispatches-of-home-invasion-near-hofstra-1.5290803...Read more »
By now, the names Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev are commonplace, but can you pronounce them?
We reached out to Brian Glyn Williams, professor of Islamic history at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, who has become a prime source of information on Chechen history and who served as a source of information for a paper Dzhokhar Tsarnaev wrote on the subject three years ago.
Williams,...Read more »
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A runner from Florida may have captured a higher-resolution photo of one of the Boston Marathon suspects on his iPhone. David Green of Jacksonville, Fla., told CNN he took the picture and posted it to his Facebook page on Monday. CNN broadcast the photo Thursday night as Piers Morgan interviewed Green.
The image shows marathon spectators fleeing shortly after the bombs exploded. Green, who...Read more »
A factory explosion in West, Texas has left as many as 15 dead, according to police (click here for updates: http://bit.ly/11gt8mN). Below is a YouTube video that the user says shows the explosion on camera.
Mobile users, click here to watch: http://bit.ly/1014SRz...Read more »
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Today marks 10 years since then-President George W. Bush announced the beginning of the U.S.-led invasion in Iraq. CBS News has uploaded video of that address, which you can view on YouTube by clicking here: http://bit.ly/XYXlce
Smoke rises from the Trade Ministry in Baghdad after it was hit by a missile. (March 20, 2003) Photo Credit: AP
While the announcement is 10 years behind...Read more »