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Defense Department will reduce Army to pre-WW II size

The Department of Defense plans to scale down the nation's Army to its pre-World War II size and do away with an entire class of Air Force attack jets in an attempt to cut military spending, which mushroomed after the attacks of September 1

NYPD arrest actor Sam Worthington for punching photographer

Actor Sam Worthington, best known for his leading role in the 2009 blockbuster "Avatar," was arrested Sunday after getting into an altercation with a photographer, New York City police said.

Ad agency drops 'Got Milk?' tagline after 20 years

 "Got Milk?" is one of the most recognizable ad campaigns of the past 20 years. But the iconic ads are getting axed as the industry looks for a new hook to increase milk consumption amid declining sales.

Coast Guard continues response to oil spill on lower Mississippi River

The Coast Guard Unified Command continues response operations to the E2MS 303 incident on the Mississippi River, near Vacherie.

Nokia unveils first Android phones

Just months after being sold to Microsoft, Nokia is planning to release a wave of Android smartphones -- with a difference.

Fitbit recalls activity tracker due to skin rashes

Complaints of of itchy, irritated wrists have prompted Fitbit to voluntarily recall all of its Fitbit Force wristband activity trackers.

Google's Schmidt to give the world a $1 million tech upgrade

Google co-founder Eric Schmidt plans to dole out $1 million to companies around the world to help them upgrade their communication technology.

Mysterious polio-like illness found in 5 California children

A mysterious polio-like illness has been found in five children in California, researchers said.

Winter is worse time for people with asthma

Asthma affects more than 22 million Americans of all ages. It can be challenging, even dangerous, for asthmatics who don't take proper care of themselves. And the wintertime poses its own set of triggers.

UK company delivers beer to the office

In a world focused on making life easier, it seems you can have almost everything delivered. From groceries to books, you don't have to go far to get what you want. But what about the Friday beer?