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When it comes to what she deems the American "obesity crisis," Sarah Varney says, it's easy enough to focus on the raw numbers: Sixty-nine percent of Americans are overweight, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and 35.1% of those people are obese. In 2008, medical care costs related to obesity were as high as $147 billion, and an obese person's annual medical bill was $1,429 higher than that of a normal-weight person.
A 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire between Israel and Hamas started Saturday morning as diplomats worked to create a longer truce in the conflict that has killed more than 900 people -- mostly civilians.
About 150 personnel, including 80 U.S. Marines were evacuated from the embassy in Libya and were driven across the border into Tunisia, U.S. officials confirm to CNN.
Long lines of cars jammed the roads leading south out of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine Saturday, as residents attempted to flee the city center after a night of heavy shelling on the city's northern outskirts.
Pope Francis has accepted the invitation of Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput to attend the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia next year, Catholic News Service reported Friday.
The 25-year-old airline passenger whose dramatic arrest by a SWAT team was captured by a cell phone was due in court Saturday.
Mariam Yehya Ibrahim, the Sudanese Christian woman sentenced to death in Sudan because of her faith, meets Pope Francis.
A 13-year-old boy is recovering after a barracuda jumped into his boat and struck him. WKMG has more.
The General Manager for a baseball team got a prostate exam in the press box while singing to the crowd before a game.
A huge crater that has popped up in remote Siberia has scientists baffled. CNN's Ralitsa Vassileva reports.
Travelers tell of raw sewage, rape and death aboard cruise ships at a hearing for a Cruise Passenger Protection bill.
There's a famous scene in the movie "Titanic" where Rose turns to Jack and says, "I want you to draw me like one of your French girls."
Actor Stephen Moyer from HBO's "True Blood" tells Conan O'Brien how things got sexy at a Rolling Stone cover shoot.
Seems NASA's fascination with the moon is in the past. It's focused on something far more menacing: incoming asteroids.
Natalie Portman talks about growing up juggling her education at Harvard and working on blockbuster films.
A U.S. Marine Corps reservist held in a Mexican prison for more than three months on a weapons charge could have been released within days of his detention if not for "missed opportunities" by his original legal counsel, his attorney told CNN.
For the past week, the mystery surrounding the killing of a nationally renowned law professor has baffled family and friends from Florida to Canada.