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Pepsi phasing out controversial chemical

Pepsi says it is phasing out a caramel coloring called 4-methylimidazole, or 4-MEI. 

The state of California says it causes cancer in mice.

Tropical storm Chantal forms

Chantal could soak Florida by Friday

The third named storm of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season is racing toward the Lesser Antilles.

Chantal should breeze through the region Monday night with winds near 50 mph. It is a fast mover, rushing to the west at around 25 mph.

Runaway train demolishes Canadian town

Runaway train demolishes Canadian town

Dozens of homes in a small town in Canada were destroyed and thousands had to run from their homes when a train derailed and exploded.

This was the scene in southern Quebec on Saturday.

Egyptian supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood rallying in support of deposed president Mohamed Morsi clash with police outside the elite Republican Guards base in Cairo early on July 8, 2013.

Egyptian military fires on Morsy supporters

Egyptian soldiers opened fire on supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsy.

The health ministry says at least 42 people were killed and more than 300 people were wounded in Cairo.

10 killed when air-taxi burns in Soldatna, Alaska

Air taxi fire kills 10 in Alaska

An air taxi burst into flames in southern Alaska at the Soldotna airport Sunday.

All 10 people on board were killed.

There's a treat in store for anyone in Britain whose baby arrives on the same day that Prince William and his wife, Catherine, deliver a royal heir -- the gift of a coin from the Royal Mint to celebrate the birth. The silver penny will be dated 2013 and come in a blue pouch for a boy or a pink one for a girl.

Pennies for babies born same day as royal heir

In Britain, any baby born the same day as the royal heir or heiress will get a silver penny.

The royal mint is making 2,013 of the coin -- because it's the year 2013 -- to commemorate the birth of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge's first baby.

Eliot Spitzer speaks during Dish Network War Of The Words press conference at Hammerstein Ballroom on September 13, 2012 in New York City.

Spitzer getting back into politics?

Former New York Governor Elliot Spitzer wants back in the political ring.

This time as comptroller of New York City.

Teresa Heinz Kerry listens as her husband US Senator John Kerry(D-MA), US President Barack Obama's nominee for Secretary of State, testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations committee during his confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on January 24, 2013.

John Kerry's wife hospitalized

The wife of secretary of state John Kerry was rushed to the hospital Sunday.

We don't know what happened to 74-year-old Teresa Heinz Kerry, except that she apparently became sick.

'Age-progressed' image of what missing British girl Madeleine McCann might look like today. McCann disappeared while on a family vacation in Portugal 6 years ago.

Is Madeleine McCann alive? New evidence

Police have new evidence that suggests Madeleine McCann could still be alive.

She's the British girl who disappeared in Portugal six years ago.

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