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Judge in hot water: Allegedly said minorities are prone to violence

Civil rights groups filed a complaint this week against a federal judge in Houston after she allegedly said during a lecture that some minorities are prone to violence.

Verizon has no comment on rumored NSA probe

In a message to Verizon employees, Verizon Executive Vice President and General Counsel Randy Milch wrote that the company has "no comment on the accuracy of The Guardian newspaper story" that said a secret court order requires Verizo

Tropical Storm Andrea drenches Florida's west coast

Heavy rains and 60 mph winds pounded the west coast of south Florida from the Keys to the Tampa area Thursday morning, the National Hurricane Center reported.

Judge dismisses Penn State anti-trust suit against NCAA

A federal judge in Pennsylvania has dismissed Gov. Tom Corbett's antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA over its sanctions against Penn State University following the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

Costly courtesy in Powerball line

"Everything happens for a reason," the saying goes. But when the little old lady who cuts in front of you in the lottery line wins the biggest Powerball jackpot ever, what good reason can be behind that?

N.Y. high school names same-sex couple as 'cutest' in yearbook

It's typical for high school students to encourage their classmates in competition with "you guys are going to win."

Report: Some 20 major league baseball players may face suspension in doping scandal

Major League Baseball is set to suspend some 20 players in the coming weeks due to a scandal involving performance-enhancing drugs, according to an ESPN report that said a key figure in the case is now ready to cooperate with investigators.

Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens visit White House

The 2013 Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens took to the streets of Washington D.C., on Wednesday.

Verizon inks deal to live-stream Sunday afternoon NFL games

Verizon extended its exclusive deal with the National Football League yesterday, which for the first time will include the ability for subscribers to stream Sunday afternoon games and playoffs on their phones.

Are you paying the iTunes tax?

That $1.29 iTunes song or $9.99 e-book may be more expensive than you think.