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South Korean cars arriving from the Kaesong joint industrial complex in North Korea

N. Korea warns foreigners in South to evacuate

A new warning from North Korea:

It is telling foreigners in South Korea to have an evacuation plan, in case of war.

A woman wears a mask on the Metro underground system in Shanghai on April 9, 2013 as the H7N9 avian influenza has killed seven people and sickened 24 in the country. The World Health Organisation said on April 8 there is no evidence China's new H7N9 strain of bird flu is spreading between humans, as the death toll rises and airline and tourism shares slumped.

New bird flu claims more victims

The outbreak of a new kind of bird flu, designated H7N9, is spreading.

Seven people in china have now died, 24 people have gotten sick.

 Injured guard Kevin Ware #5 of the Louisville Cardinals celebrates after he cut down the net after Louisville won 82-76 against the Michigan Wolverines during the 2013 NCAA Men's Final Four Championship at the Georgia Dome on April 8, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.

NCAA champs: Cards cut down the nets!

For the second game in a row, Louisville had to battle back to get a win, but win they did over Michigan, 82-76, in the NCAA men's Division I basketball championship Monday night in Atlanta.

Louisville's Rick Pitino becomes the first head coach to win a national championship with two different schools. He led Kentucky to a title in 1996. Now the state of Kentucky can claim the last two college basketball championships, with another Kentucky Wildcats win last year. 

Cole and Chase Hakken may have been kidnapped and taken to Cuba by their parents

Search for kidnapped kids turns to Cuba

Authorities say a couple, who allegedly kidnapped their two young sons in Tampa, put them on a sailboat and took them to Cuba. 

4-year-old Cole and 2-year-old Chase Hakken were living with their grandmother, after their parents lost custody. 

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Who will own Casey Anthony's life story?

Casey Anthony could lose the rights to her own life story.

On Tuesday, a bankruptcy trustee will ask a judge for those rights, which, he says, could be sold to pay Anthony's debts.

File photo: Megachurch pastor Joel Osteen

Elaborate online Joel Osteen hoax goes global

Megachurch pastor Joel Osteen is trying to assure everyone that he is still a Christian and not leaving his church. 

Osteen was the victim of an elaborate online hoax that used counterfeit websites to announce he had lost his faith.

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FDA brings back morning sickness drug

Expecting moms with morning sickness -- A medication your mom might have taken to treat it is coming back.

The FDA has approved Diclegis.

Fire burns two homes in Fillmore, California grows to 170 acres

Fire threatens hundreds of homes in California

Hundreds of people, forced to evacuate a fire, are wondering if they still have homes this morning.

Powerful winds are driving a brush fire in Fillmore, California, north of Los Angeles.

Handbag designer employs unlikely workforce

Handbag designer employs unlikely workforce

One California handbag designer has a unique business model that not only helps her small business but also her community.  She employs seniors from The Redwoods, a retirement community outside of San Francisco, to knit her bags.

“The bags are all hand knit, and because I couldn’t keep up with the demand, I hired seniors in a retirement home,” explains Sarah Oliver, owner of sarah oliver handbags.

Staff Sgt. Brian Burkey

Soldier salutes family, friends

Tell us about a military man or woman in your life on our special Salute to Troops iReport assignment page: iReport.com/Salute.  You could see your hero on Morning Express with Robin Meade!

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