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Letter that inspired Kerouac found

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's been called the letter that launched a literary genre — 16,000 amphetamine-fueled, stream-of-consciousness words written by …

5 can't-miss apps: Carousel, Cheezburger, Next Glass and more

5 can't-miss apps: Carousel, Cheezburger, Nextglass and more<p>Carousel<p>Cheezburger<p>My Asics<p>Next Glass<p>Things<p>With Uber enraging users and sparking a Senate …

Peggy Lee seduced millions with her sultry, sophisticated purr

In 1957, singer Peggy Lee recorded the Jerome Kern-Oscar Hammerstein II tune "The Folks Who Live on the Hill." Though others had performed the song too, Lee's soulful interpretation of the dreamy lyrics connected with audiences.<p><i>"Someday we'll build a home on a hilltop high</i><p><i>You and I, shiny and new</i><p><i>A</i> …

Loneliness

This Week's Top Downloads

Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.<p>Not every app …

Why haven't we heard from Ferguson grand jury?

The signs pointed to the grand jury drawing near a decision as to whether Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson will be charged with a crime for fatally shooting Michael Brown.<p>But word leaked out Saturday that when the Missouri grand jury wrapped up its session Friday, it hadn't wrapped up the …