• Musician Ryan Lewis is spearheading a fundraising effort to build medical centers around the world to provide comprehensive health care and specialized HIV/AIDS treatment for the needy, and it's all because of one case that hits very close to home.

    Lewis, who is one half of the hit rap duo, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, says his mother, Julie Lewis, has been HIV positive since she gave birth to her first child 30 years ago.

    After giving birth to her daughter, Teresa, in 1984, Julie Lewis needed a blood transfusion.

    "In that moment without anyone knowing it, (she) had HIV positive blood put into her body," Ryan Lewis said. "At age 25, one year younger than I am right now, her life would change forever."

    She had two other children - Laura and Ryan - before being diagnosed as HIV positive in the summer of 1990.

    "I was 32 years old, and I had three young children, ages 6, 4, and 2. I'd never thought about dying," an emotional Julie Lewis said, speaking in a YouTube video about the

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  • Hotel Industry Fighting Back Against Airbnb

    With hotel prices soaring nearly 20 percent in the last four years, websites such as Airbnb.com that offer short-term rentals, typically at a fraction of the price of hotels, are booming.

    For homeowners like Gaston and Alexas de los Reyes, it's a way to earn a little extra money. Through Airbnb, they rent out a studio in their Philadelphia home.

    "It's very reliable and significant source of income for us," Alexa de los Reyes said.

    For travelers, it's a way to save money. In New York City, a one-night stay in a one bedroom, one bath apartment runs as low as $100 through Airbnb. A hotel room in Times Square, on the other hand, could cost as much as $700 a night.

    But now some lawmakers in cities like New York, Portland and San Francisco are crying foul, suggesting these types of rentals in their towns are basically "illegal hotels."

    New York's Attorney General faced off with Airbnb in court today, alleging that many of the rentals in New York City are illegal and that they cost

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  • 5 Things to Know This Morning

    Your look at the five biggest and most buzz-worthy stories of the morning.

    1. Stephen Colbert Nearly Worked for David Letterman – Twice
    Stephen Colbert almost worked for David Letterman – twice. Colbert, who will take over for the retiring Letterman on CBS’ “Late Show” next year, discussed the duo’s missed connections Tuesday, his first appearance on the program since he was selected as Letterman’s replacement. Good Morning America co-anchor Robin Roberts also appeared on the program, discussing her medical obstacles and her new book, “Everybody’s Got Something.” Following her appearance, she had a parting message for Letterman.

    2. Jet Stowaway Undetected for Hours Before Departure
    A 15-year-old stowaway who survived a flight over the Pacific in a jet's wheel well spent seven hours undetected in what is supposed to be a highly secure area of San Jose International Airport before the flight departed, according to an official briefed on the investigation.

    3. Pujols Slugs His 500th

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  • Object of Interest Washes Ashore Amid Search for Missing Flight 370

    An unidentified object washed ashore in Australia today, and investigators are trying to determine whether it is related to missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

    The metal item washed ashore near Augusta, on the country’s southwestern coastline, according to a news release from Australian authorities.

    Search crews detected several "pings"

    The news has been shared with Malaysia officials, who are overseeing the overall search efforts.

    Authorities believe the jet landed in the Indian Ocean, but have yet to find any evidence directly connected to the doomed plane.

    Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: What Happens Now?

    The 777 jetliner was carrying 239 people when it went missing March 8.

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  • Camel maker Reynolds 1Q profit falls more than 28 pct on lower cigarette sales, higher costs

  • Procter & Gamble 3rd-Quarter Results Mixed

    Procter & Gamble 3Q results mixed, lowers full-year adjusted profit forecast

  • Robin Roberts Tells Letterman She's 'Healthier and Happier' Than Ever

    Robin Roberts has watched "Late Show With David Letterman" countless times before.

    But the "Good Morning America" co-anchor had never appeared on the program. Not until Tuesday, when she visited "Late Show" to promote her new book, "Everybody's Got Something.""

    She posted a photo while waiting backstage.

    Roberts spoke with Letterman about the medical obstacles she has faced and overcome. Roberts, a breast cancer survivor, was later diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome, or MDS, a rare blood disorder.

    She underwent a bone marrow transplant in 2012, receiving donor cells from her sister, Sally-Ann. Through it all, she has maintained a positive outlook, saying she wouldn’t change a thing.

    Read an Excerpt From "Everybody's Got Something"

    "I can look at you right now and say I am healthier and happier than I've ever been," Roberts, 53, said. "That's all that matters."

    Letterman remarked on the book's title, saying how appropriate it is. "Nobody gets a free ride," he said.


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  • Stephen Colbert Nearly Worked for David Letterman -- Twice

    Stephen Colbert almost worked for David Letterman -- twice.

    Colbert, who will take over for the retiring Letterman on CBS' "Late Show" next year, discussed the duo's missed connections Tuesday, his first appearance on the program since he was selected as Letterman's replacement.

    WATCH: Stephen Colbert Almost Worked for David Letterman

    The Comedy Central host had his first opportunity to work for Letterman in 1986. Letterman was working at NBC then, and Colbert was accompanying his then-girlfriend to New York, where she was interviewing for an internship at Letterman's show.

    Colbert was hired instead of his ex, but he turned down the job over the lack of pay.

    "It's an expensive city," Colbert said. "Dave, I gotta ask ... the next job I'm taking here, that pays, right? 'Cause I already signed."

    A decade later, Colbert and his writing partner, Paul Dinello, submitted material to the "Late Show" hoping to join the writing staff. Among the material was a mock Top Ten list, "Top Ten

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  • On her drive north from Milton, Florida to the U.S. Navy Naval Base in Norfolk, Virginia, all Robin Theriot could think about was seeing her husband Ryan Theriot. The last time she saw Ryan was 9 months ago.

    It was a long drive, but well worth it.

    "Today is day 314. We've taken day pictures every day since he left, and today is the best day," Robin said.

    Last Friday, Robin's husband - along with more than 6,000 sailors and Marines assigned to the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group - arrived back to their home port of Norfolk. Her husband Ryan is a U.S. Navy Assistant Air Operations Officer on board the USS Harry S. Truman who was deployed last July in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

    It took Robin two days to get to Virginia with her daughters.

    "The girls were super excited asking when they were going to see their daddy. How long it was going to take to get here," Robin said.

    The Theriot's have three daughters. Sara, 5, is the oldest. Lily, 3, is their middle

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  • APNewsBreak: Investigation in Gacy case helps solve Chicago man's unrelated killing from 1978


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