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Is Apple's iPhone 5C a flop?

When Apple unveiled not one but two new iPhones last month, it was the dawning of a new strategy for the company, which for six years had championed its single iconic smartphone even as competitors rolled out an array of shapes, sizes and featu

Apparently This Matters: Wristwatch counts down to your death

Nobody wants to underwhelm when it comes to their final words on this planet. "Diane, toast me a bagel."

Facebook changes privacy settings for teens

Facebook is relaxing its rules for teenagers. The 13- to 17-year-old set now has the option to share photos, updates and comments with the general public on Facebook.

Texas woman found in controversy after stuffing a Matt Schaub dummy

A Texas woman found herself at the center of controversy for a gag that involves her favorite team, the Houston Texans.

Obama wants new approach after shutdown

President Barack Obama said Thursday there were "no winners" in the deal that ended the 16-day government shutdown and averted a possible U.S.

Another GOP Senator facing primary challenge

Add Mississippi's Thad Cochran to the list of Republican Senators up for re-election next year who are facing primary challengers.

McConnell on Kentucky Kickback, 'impossible dream' of Obamacare repeal

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell denied slipping a special provision into a deal he co-engineered to end the 16-day government shutdown and end a showdown over raising the nation's debt ceiling.

Federal workers back after Obama signs shutdown-debt ceiling bill

Mini coffee cakes from the vice president. Hugs from colleagues, along with eye-rolls about their "vacation" due to the partial government shutdown.

Police: Knife-wielding man held, children safe after Arkansas bus hijacking

A man with a knife hijacked a school bus in central Arkansas Thursday morning, taking 11 elementary school students on a wild detour that police ended after a roughly 10-mile chase, authorities said.

2 convicted murderers mistakenly freed from Florida prison

The state of Florida is asking for help in locating two former prison inmates that they realized should still be current inmates.