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New tech gives Navy lasers, electric guns, water as fuel

Imagine ships that fire missiles at seven times the speed of sound without using explosives, or that use lasers to destroy threats at the cost of about a dollar a shot, and vessels making fuel from the very seawater in which they're floatin

Chris Brown now in a Virgina jail

Singer Chris Brown was being held in a Virginia jail Thursday while he awaits trial in Washington D.C. for misdemeanor assault, the facility confirmed Thursday. He is being held in Warsaw, Virginia.

Do opposites really attract?

We all know the saying, opposites attract, but how true is it? There are tons of movies about this very fairy tale topic. The nerdy girl falls for the popular guy or vice versa but experts say, not so fast!

Doctors collect $77 billion from Medicare

Medicare paid doctors and other health care providers $77 billion in 2012 to care for the nation's elderly, according to federal statistics.

Is the Internet killing religion? A new study says maybe

We can blame the Internet for plenty: the proliferation of porn, our obsession with cat videos, the alleged rise of teen trends like -- brace yourself -- eyeball licking.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus poses nude on Rolling Stone cover

Feel free to blame Julia Louis-Dreyfus' new Rolling Stone cover on the alcohol -- the 53-year-old has already.

Has the Roberts court placed landmark 1964 civil rights law on a hit list?

It took the assassination of a president, a ferocious legislative battle and a bloodied army of protesters filling the streets of America to get the Civil Rights Act of 1964 passed.

Heroes in all forms step up during Pennsylvania school stabbing

What do you do when terror comes to your hometown? When it walks down your school hallways and into classrooms, wielding two kitchen knives? When it leaves behind pain, suffering, chaos?

Is it ok to use expired medication?

Have you ever reached for a pain reliever or other medicine to find it has an old expiration date? Don’t throw it out just yet, it may still be ok to use.

Army's ban on dreadlocks, other styles seen as offensive to some African-Americans

The U.S. Army's new ban on many types of ethnic hairstyles has African-American women who wear their coifs in dreadlocks, braids and cornrows in a twist.