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The Defining Moment of the 2013 Season for NASCAR's Top Stars

Link to Media<p>The 2013 NASCAR season is over, and the sport’s top stars have had defining moments throughout the year.<p>NASCAR fans saw Jimmie Johnson win his sixth title and come even closer to greatness, which helped define his 2013 season. Johnson and the 48 team were great throughout the season, …

Motorsport

NFL fines Ahmad Brooks for hit

The NFL fined San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks $15,750 for his hit Sunday on New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees.<p>Brooks' agent, Greg …

NFL

MLB responds to A-Rod's arbitration outburst

Major League Baseball responded Wednesday to accusations leveled by Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, who stormed out of the arbitration hearing …

Associated Press News

Toxic waste 'major global threat'

<b>More than 200 million people around the world are at risk of exposure to toxic waste, a report has concluded.</b><p>The authors say the large number of people at risk places toxic waste in a similar league to public health threats such as malaria and tuberculosis.<p>The study from the Blacksmith Institute …

Pollution

Dutch alcoholics paid to clean up Amsterdam streets – in beer

Instead of loitering in the streets, Dutch alcoholics clean them up – and get paid in beer.<p>Only in Amsterdam, you might say.<p>As part of a government-funded scheme, about 20 chronic alcoholics receive five cans of beer, half a pouch of rolling tobacco and the equivalent of $13 each for six hours of …

State Senator’s Son Was Talented and Troubled

Johnny Camacho was at work in Salem, Va., on Tuesday when he glanced up to see his friend’s father’s image on a television screen.<p>“I thought maybe …

Associated Press News

Iceberg the size of Singapore breaks from Antarctica to roam the ocean

NASA's Earth Observatory says that a vast chunk of ice the size of Singapore has broken away from Antarctica, and may soon start drifting in the Southern Ocean. Named B-31 by the US National Ice Center, the slab of ice is 21 miles by 12 miles in size and now floating in Pine Island Bay, south-west …

Exclusive: US May Have Let 'Dozens' of Terrorists Into Country As Refugees

Several dozen suspected terrorist bombmakers, including some believed to have targeted American troops, may have mistakenly been allowed to move to …

Al-Qaeda

Google Drive is getting another update, bringing tools to manage your files better

Tools for power users are coming to Google Drive — are you using it yet?<p>The latest in a series of updates to Google Drive will bring user-facing …

Google Drive

Google Translate for Android gets conversational

App adds ability for people who speak different languages to carry on a real-time translated conversation.<p>Google announced an update on Wednesday for its Translate app for Android that promises faster speech translation, support for more languages, and an updated user interface.<p>Perhaps the most …

Android News

Google Translate and Drive Android apps updated

Two important Google apps are in the process of receiving updates, with rollouts going out now to Google Drive and Google Translate.<p>According to a Google Plus post from the development team, Drive gained a few features that were previously only available in the Web version of Google Docs. The …

Apps

New Google Wallet Update Adds Tap & Pay Support To KitKat Devices, Even Those Running Unofficial KitKat Builds (US Only)

The new update to Google Wallet makes a big change to the app's functionality – it now supports Tap & Pay on all KitKat devices with NFC. Previously, …