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South Korea ferry disaster may cloud Obama visit

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Barack Obama stepped into the familiar role of chief consoler Friday as he arrived for meetings in South Korea, a …

Smartphones need kill switches: Our view

Carriers resist sensible plan to curb epidemic of robberies.<p>If you got a new smartphone for Christmas, congratulations. You'll probably love it. And sorry to be the Grinch, but so will criminals, who stole an estimated 1.6 million smartphones last year, making them one of the riskier things you can …

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Don't let vacation sabotage your workout: Try these tips<p>What is Parkinson's disease?<p>American Society of Plastic Surgeons issues new warning over butt …

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Target Offers Mea Culpa to Guests With Discount

The CEO of Target apologized to the public for slower call center and website access and is now offering a 10 percent discount to all customers after …

Rogue Online Pharmacies Prey on U.S. Patients

The Washington D.C. apartment where Vassilios Stassinos was found dead looked more like a pharmacy than a residence in the nation's …

Not Even The Experts Detected This $80M Art Fraud

Art buyers are constantly being warned of the dangers of fraud in the art world. They’re exhorted to carefully vet the provenance of any potential purchase, not to buy really big ticket items without first seeing them in person, and when in doubt, to consult an art adviser or other seasoned art …

Schindler Documents Go for $122,000

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Heavy rains trigger flash flooding in the Northeast<p>Video raises questions about shooting by off-duty NYPD officer<p>Suspect in murder of prominent …

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Facebook May Be Making You Sad

Sure, Facebook can make you feel as if you've got all the friends in the world, but some days it can also make you feel as if the world is out to get …

A New Study Says Twitter Can Predict US Elections

The more a candidate is mentioned on Twitter, the better. (After you control for a lot.)<p>Political consultants, university sociologists, and amateur statisticians are now one step closer to using data from Twitter like they use polling data.<p>An Indiana University study has pulled, from the noise and …

Amazon CEO, Founder Buys The Washington Post Newspaper for $250 Million

Amazon CEO Jeffrey Bezos is buying The Washington Post newspaper, which broke the Watergate scandal and drove a president out of office, and its …

Google Co-Founder: The Man Behind the $300K Test-Tube Burger

If you are going to spend thousands of dollars on a burger made not out of meat but of bovine stem cells, you've got to have a huge passion for …

Hackers' Mysterious Death Prompts Conspiracy Theories, Concerns About Pacemakers

The mysterious death of a San Francisco "ethical hacker," who was set to give a speech on infiltrating wireless implantable medical devices, has …

Texting Nearly As Dangerous While Walking As Driving

Much has been discussed regarding the dangers of text messaging while driving. As it turns out pedestrians who are too busy looking at their phones to watch where they’re walking can be an equally serious traffic hazard.<p>According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, texting …

UC Riverside Co-Ed Allegedly Asked Boyfriends to Help Her Kill Her Exes

A University of California at Riverside co-ed is accused of asking two former boyfriends to kill two other of her ex-boyfriends in a bizarre …

Ridiculously brawny Mets fan can't open a water bottle, needs help

This fan’s biceps are the size of Matt Harvey’s head, but despite his brawn, he couldn’t generate the force necessary to open a water bottle at Citi Field during the Royals-Mets game. Let’s take a look at his struggle, frame by frame.<p>The standard twist doesn’t work, so he uses his pants to combat …

Soldier Devastated to Find His Dog Given Away During Deployment

When First Lt. Brandon Harker returned home from his deployment to Afghanistan, he says he was speechless to find that his dog and best friend, a …

Amazon delivers hiring boom

SAN FRANCISCO -- Profits be damned, Amazon is going gangbusters on a hiring spree.<p>Retail juggernaut Amazon said Monday it plans to add 7,000 jobs in an effort to meet growth demands. The company plans to add 5,000 full-time jobs across its U.S. fulfillment centers. It also is adding 2,000 customer …

Couple accused of stealing luggage after Asiana tragedy

A United Airlines employee and his wife face grand theft and burglary, accused of stealing luggage of passengers whose flight was diverted away from San Francisco International Airport because of the Asiana Airlines crash, the <i>San Francisco Chronicle</i> reports.<p>The newspaper cites prosecutors who say a …

FBI Rescues 105 Kids From Forced Prostitution

A nationwide effort over the weekend, led by the FBI, has rescued more than 100 children--some as young as 13--from forced prostitution, according to …

Don't Expect Christian Bale In The Big Batman / Superman Movie

According to the press release, Bats' big return to the big screen alongside the Man of Steel will release summer 2015. That will position it to go head-to-head with Marvel's highly-anticipated "Avengers" sequel due out May that year.<p>We don't know much about the film — other than two suspected …

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Student Loan Deal Is Set To Become Law

Folks, it looks like we finally have a student loan deal.<p>The Senate passed a bill Wednesday evening that would tie federal educational loans' …