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Vitamin pill cuts skin cancer risk

Vitamin pill cuts skin cancer risk

People who took a single vitamin pill twice a day cut their risk of the two most common forms of skin cancer by nearly a quarter, Australian researchers reported Wednesday.

Jury sentences Boston Marathon bomber to die

Jury sentences Boston Marathon bomber to die »Play Video
This file photo released Friday, April 19, 2013 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

The jury sentenced Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to die.

Amtrak train going 100+ mph at time of crash

Amtrak train going 100+ mph at time of crash »Play Video
Aerial footage of the wreckage

Mangled rail cars still littered the tracks Wednesday, evidence of the horror that unfolded here overnight.

Sources close to the investigation tell NBC News that Amtrak train 188 was traveling at more than 100 miles an hour when it derailed along a curve during its regular Washington-to-New York run.

Man says neighbor spied on son with drone

Man says neighbor spied on son with drone »Play Video
Re-enactment of alleged drone image.

A local father says a neighbor was caught spying on his 7-year-old son with a drone, while the neighbor, a recreational drone pilot, says the situation is being blown out of proportion.

Solution to drought-affected lawns? Paint them green

Solution to drought-affected lawns? Paint them green »Play Video
California is in the middle of one of its most historic droughts. And with mandatory water reductions in place -- it's nearly impossible to water a lawn. So, one Sacramento man has come up with a way to make California lawns green, even in the midst of a devastating drought.

A daring duo wearing jetpacks that pack a punch

A daring duo wearing jetpacks that pack a punch »Play Video
It's a stunt so stunning, you'll feel like you've strapped on wings and came along for the ride. CNN's Jeanne Moos has the story of a daring duo wearing jetpacks that pack a punch.

Storm chaser gets shot of tornado and rainbow

Storm chaser gets shot of tornado and rainbow
Tornado and rainbow during storm near Wiley, Colorado on May 8, 2015. (Photo and copyright: Benjamin Jurkovich)

Benjamin Jurkovich of Snohomish, Wash.,  has been out storm chasing in the Midwest for the past few weeks. But shot he got near Wiley, Colorado, Saturday afternoon might be the most unique in his portfolio -- a tornado at the same time as a rainbow.

Name that Princess

Name that Princess »Play Video
The latest royal baby gets a name fit for a princess, not to mention a Sex and the City star, and a spider known for a legendary web. CNN's Jeanne Moos plays name that princess.

Rescue helicopter crashes beach wedding

Rescue helicopter crashes beach wedding »Play Video
A bride and groom were enjoying a picture-perfect ceremony in Malibu, California when a rescue helicopter crashed the wedding. Cynthia Newsome has the story.

Name of Britain's new princess revealed

Name of Britain's new princess revealed
Britain's Prince William, right, and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, show off their newborn daughter outside St. Mary's Hospital's exclusive Lindo Wing, London, Saturday, May 2, 2015.
Britain's newborn princess has been named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, royal officials said Monday.