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Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Will Face Death Penalty

Prosecutors announced that they will seek the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of the two suspected Boston Marathon bombers, accused of …

College football coaching news roundup: James Franklin could replace Bill O'Brien

For a while at least, Texas isn't the biggest story in college football's coaching carousel.<p>The NFL's regular season is over, and with five head coaches fired yesterday, the coaching carousel is starting to really spin, which affects the college ranks as well. With a handful of high-profile college …

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NFL Did Not Take Away Peyton Manning's Record After Reviewing This Play

[<b>Update</b>] After reviewing the play below, Elias, the NFL's official statistician, chose not to reverse the decision of the official scorekeeper according to the NFL (via <i>ESPN.com)</i>.<p>While it is not uncommon for stats to be changed after a game, it sounds like the circumstances in this case influenced …

Florida State vs. Auburn Hype Tape: Get Ready for the 2014 BCS Championship

The last national championship of the BCS era is here with Auburn taking on undefeated Florida State. The Tigers surged in the last few weeks of the season, but the Seminoles dominated every team they played.<p>Heisman winner Jameis Winston looks to top off an incredible season with a national title, …

Houzz Helps You Make Your House a Home

Home renovation is a long, expensive and drawn-out pain in the butt. That’s a well-regarded sentiment, any way you spin it.<p>In 2009, husband-wife team …

How Coinbase Became the Top-Funded Bitcoin Startup

<i>The Launchpad is a series that introduces Mashable readers to compelling startups. If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion,</i> …

Wait, What? Holiday Gift Cards Brand Says Bitcoin Was More Popular Than Credit Cards on Black Friday

Bitcoin’s ups and downs in terms of marketplace prices have been well documented in recent weeks. But more interestingly, this holiday season, …

7 Graphs That Show the Gender Divide Young Women Are Facing in the Workplace

This month, a video by Pantene that calls out sexist double standards facing women in the workplace went megaviral. The minute long ad aims to break …

Sprint is reportedly in final stages of acquiring T-Mobile

Sprint Nextel Corp.'s Japanese parent company, SoftBank Corp., is reportedly close to acquiring rival T-Mobile from German communications company Deutsche Telekom in a deal that is expected to be worth more than $19 billion.<p>Earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal reported that Sprint was …

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Vatican: Assad Sent Private Message to Pope

Syrian President Bashar al Assad has sent a letter to Pope Francis, Vatican sources confirmed Saturday.<p>The contents of the message were not revealed …

Texas ex-prosecutor's sentence sends warning on wrongful convictions

HOUSTON — Williamson County Dist. Atty. Ken Anderson had risen to a district judge by the time a special investigation was launched this year to scrutinize a murder he had prosecuted in 1987.<p>In a rare finding, a judge determined that Anderson had intentionally withheld evidence, resulting in the …

Robin Roberts Has Come Out

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>ABC News corespondent and <i>Good Morning America</i> cohost Robin Roberts has publicly acknowledged her …

Snowden Plans to be More Active in 2014

You’re likely to see and hear more from Edward Snowden, the man who blew the whistle on the NSA’s controversial spying techniques, next year, according to one of his advisers.<p>Benjamin Wizner of the American Civil Liberties Union, an attorney working with Snowden, says we “can expect to see him …

The Best 2016 Candidates of 2013

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>It's year-end list time, being the end of the year, and one of the biggest political trends of 2013 …

Chelyabinsk meteorite hit the Earth like a warning shot fired from space

Just after sunrise on 15 February 2013, as commuters made their way along snow-covered roads to Chelyabinsk in south-west Russia, the clear blue sky was torn by a hurtling lump of space rock.<p>The meteorite appeared without warning, out of the sun, on a shallow trajectory. It thumped into the …

Poll: Obama, Clinton most admired

President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lead as the most admired man and woman in America, respectively, by wide margins, according to a new poll Monday.<p>Obama and Clinton top the Gallup poll for the sixth consecutive year.<p>Sixteen percent of Americans surveyed said they …

FAA names 6 sites for testing drones

Congress envisions unmanned aircraft sharing the skies with passenger planes by the end of 2015.<p>The Federal Aviation Administration named six teams across the nation that will host the development and testing of drones to fly safely in the same skies as commercial airliners.<p>The announcement …

The Chinese village with the secret to long life

Her T-shirted charges trailing behind her, the young guide swept into Huang Puxin's home and flicked her tour flag towards the centenarian, who was waiting on the sofa beneath a giant bas-relief inscribed with the word "longevity". "The old man is 113," she mumbled into her headset, turning …

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More "quality" jobs seen as sign of improving economy

Recent job gains and record highs in the stock market are signs that the U.S. economy is strengthening, leading many economists to believe job growth will continue into 2014.<p>"If we could maintain a 3 percent–plus pace next year … I'm thinking so far we have in the second half of this year ... then …

First legal commercial Key West–Cuba flight in 50 years lands in Havana

The first commercial passenger flight from Key West to Cuba in more than 50 years landed Monday in Havana, capping several years of efforts to reunite the two islands, though regular air service still appeared a distant prospect.<p>US customs and border protection gave the final approval for the …

ESPN Hires Tim Tebow As A College Football Analyst

He's going to be a college football analyst on the SEC Network, which launches next summer. He'll make his debut during the BCS National Championship Game.<p>He has a three-year contract, and will appear on a traveling pregame show that sounds very much like an SEC-specific "College Gameday."<p>"Tebow's …

10 Travel Apps to Give this Season

Don't be a skinflint by gifting free apps. Splurge on these hot little numbers instead. Most are actually quite affordable, and they give value far beyond the holidays. Here are 10 great apps that help even the most fumbling traveler become a sleek adventurer.<p>The iTunes store makes gifting apps …

The most commonly awarded grade at Harvard is an A

“The median grade in Harvard College is indeed an A-,” the school’s dean of education said today, according to the student newspaper. Even more stunning: “The most frequently awarded grade in Harvard College is actually a straight A.”<p>That ought to dispel any notion that Harvard is tough on its …

Wal-Mart has data on most U.S. adults, and could sell it, charges report

Groups warn of a future in which WiFi and cameras track your movements and facial expressions to customize sales<p>Wal-Mart may have consumer data on over 60 percent of U.S. adults, shares such data with over fifty third parties, and maintains a privacy policy with “extraordinarily broad latitude in …

There Are No “True” Independent Voters in American Politics

Just in case you're tempted to talk about the prospects for "independent" candidates, remember that most voters—including yourself—are partisans.<p>The …

U.S. urges China to lower tensions in East China Sea | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States urged China on Tuesday to take measures in the East China Sea to ease tensions resulting from its move in a sovereignty dispute over remote islands.<p>A group of disputed islands, Uotsuri island (top), Minamikojima (bottom) and Kitakojima, known as Senkaku in …

Pope Francis' latest cool confession: He was a bouncer

Pope Francis revealed that he once worked as a bouncer at a nightclub in Buenos Aires — and it's starting a big conversation on social media, calling Francis the coolest pope ever.<p>Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) tweeted a suggestion for an off-beat dramedy about the pope as a bouncer: "Heaven can wait, and …