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Pope's blunt words break new ground - again

Unorthodox pope makes news with his most comprehensive interview since he was elected in March.<p>ROME - His first order of business as pope was to pay his hotel bill and move into a Vatican guest house instead of the sprawling papal apartments.<p>Then Pope Francis, who has made helping the poor a …

NASA Declares End to Deep Impact Comet Mission

Communication cutoff leads to loss of comet hunter, say space officials.<p><b>NASA officials declared the Deep Impact mission lost on Friday, after a computer glitch doomed the comet-smashing spacecraft.</b><p>Launched in 2005, the spacecraft memorably smashed a copper-jacketed probe into the comet Tempel 1 at …

Colorado town unlivable for months after flooding, residents are told

Severe damage from the deadly floods that swept Colorado could keep residents of one town out of their homes for up to six months, officials said.<p>E. coli bacteria contaminated the drinking water system for Lyons, and the wastewater system suffered at least $1 million in damage, town administrator …

Brazil's controversial plan to extricate the internet from US control

President Rousseff expected to bring the conversation about the continued role of US-based supernetworks to the UN this month<p>When Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff postponed her official visit to the US in protest of National Security Agency spying activities on Tuesday, it seemed like a routine …

iPhone 5S Touch ID hacked by fake fingerprints

Hackers claim to have beaten Apple's Touch ID fingerprint security already, using movie-style fake fingerprints to break into the iPhone 5S.<p>The …

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What's Next In The Congressional Budget Showdown?

The House has passed a stopgap spending bill that would keep the government open through Dec. 15. It passed almost entirely along party lines: In addition to funding the government, it calls for defunding of the Affordable Care Act.<p>The White House has said President Obama would veto the bill, were …

Kenya official says 2 or 3 Americans among attackers

Authorities say they are "very certain" that all but a few hostages have been freed.<p>Kenya's foreign minister says two or three Americans were among the Islamic extremists who attacked an upscale shopping mall in Nairobi where at least 62 people died in a three-day siege of terror.<p>Kenya's security …