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Arctic waters may hold secret to creating life-saving drugs

TROMSO, NORWAY (CNN) — It is early afternoon on board the "Helmer Hanssen," and the Arctic sun is already starting to set. Near the back of the ship, two people dressed in orange rain slickers are anxiously waiting.

5 killed as ice, snow glaze highways across Northeast

After freezing rain and snow glazed roads across the Northeast, leaving five dead, more misery awaits Monday.

Schlumberger announces plan to cut 9,000 jobs

(KMSS) — In a Schlumberger press release, the company announced a major cut in their workforce numbers. The company stated they recorded a $296 million charge associated with a headcount reduction of approximately 9,000.

'Selma' screening at White House on Friday

CNN — It seems President Barack Obama is siding with the movie critics, not the Academy, when it comes to the movie "Selma."

Star Wars wedding photo goes viral

CNN — Apparently "The Force" is with a happy couple from Australia. Here you see a picture taken at Carrie and Cory Shields' 2012 wedding. As you can tell, there was a "Star Wars" theme.

Falling oil's next victim: banks

Big energy companies aren't the only ones losing out on the dramatic fall in oil prices. Banks are in the hot seat, too.

Seattle suburb bans cheese ahead of NFL showdown with Green Bay

(CNN) — On Sunday the NFL's Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers will face off in the NFC Championship Game.

Group makes last-ditch effort to save 'Top Gun' aircraft carrier

(CNN) — In the climactic final battle in the 1986 movie "Top Gun," an officer tells Stinger, the battle commander, that the aircraft carrier's catapults are broken and it's unable to launch planes.

Parents of teen accused of ISIS support: 'He was brainwashed'

Zarine and Shafi Khan saw their son growing distant for months. But they say they didn't realize what was happening -- until it was too late.

Utah AG takes down child sex trafficking ring in secret trip to Colombia

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes quietly made a trip to Colombia to participate in the takedown of a child sex trafficking operation.