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Why brides are now crowdsourcing wedding photos

When Erin and Doug Halka began planning their wedding, they also looked for ways their guests could share photos of their ceremony and reception.

How today's TV compares with the 1960s

The history of television is a history of insults. The idiot box, it's been called. The boob tube. "57 Channels (and Nothin' On)." "Kill your television" says the bumper sticker.

11 words adults have trouble spelling

While viewers and contestants of this year's National Spelling Bee will fixate on the fine points of spelling "tchotchke" or the etymology of "maculature" (it's French, from Latin), perhaps it would be a good time fo

American safaris: Best places to see wildlife in the U.S.

Many American travelers find themselves stunned by the richness of wildlife they observe abroad.

SpaceX company reveals new NASA certified spacecraft

SpaceX unveils new spacecraft to take astronauts to space station, back to Earth Space travelers, get ready for a new ride.

10 most underatted cities of the world

Perhaps because of their proximity to better-known locales, travelers too often neglect legitimately interesting cities. Call us sentimental, but it's an oversight we want to correct.

UPDATE: Sterling sues NBA for $1 billion

Los Angeles Clippers co-owner Donald Sterling made clear he wasn't going away Friday, suing the NBA for more than $1 billion for its decision to ban him for life and force him to sell the franchise.

Board reviewing if Medicare should pay for sex-change surgery

Medicare could pay for sex-change surgeries under decision by federal board

SWAT team injures toddler with grenade during GA drug raid

Members of a northeast Georgia SWAT team are "devastated" after a drug raid in which a flash-bang grenade landed in a 1-year-old's playpen, seriously injuring the child, the Habersham County sheriff said Friday.

White House press secretary Jay Carney resigns

Jay Carney is stepping down as White House press secretary, President Barack Obama announced on Friday. Obama said Carney told him of his decision in April, and Carney later said he plans to leave the position in mid-June.