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Google to make smart contact lenses

Google is developing smart contact lenses that measure the glucose levels in diabetics' tears.

Controversial execution in Ohio uses new drug combination

Ohio inmate Dennis McGuire appeared to gasp and convulse for roughly 10 minutes before he died Thursday by lethal injection using a new combination of drugs, reporters who witnessed it said.

850,000 may have $90 less in food stamps

A deal on food stamps in Congress could trim as much as $90 a month from 850,000 of the nation's poorest who seek help to buy groceries.

OR hunter saves cougar cubs

Three newborn cougar cubs have a new home after a hunter killed their mother. For now, they're being cared for at the Oregon zoo. The hunter rescued them after realizing the cougar he killed had cubs.

VIDEO: UK busts global online child sex abuse ring

A wide-reaching pedophilia ring has been broken up, in a global operation. Officials say people were paying to watch the sexual abuse of children, live online.

The Academy announces 2014 award nominees

The nominees for the 86th annual Academy Awards have been announced. Hollywood was up early to see who received the coveted Oscar nominations.

World's toughest bike race: 12,000 km across Africa

 A group of international cyclists gathered around in the restaurant of Khartoum's old Accropole Hotel and listened attentively to an orientation by the tour's chief coordinator.

U.N. committee on sexual abuse grills Vatican officials

A senior Vatican official acknowledged Thursday there is "no excuse" for child sex abuse, as he and others were grilled by a U.N. committee about the Catholic Church's handling of pedophile priests.

Wanted: Young adults enrolling in Obamacare

Still missing from Obamacare? Enough young people.

Union vote fails at Amazon warehouse

Workers at an Amazon warehouse in Delaware rejected a proposal Wednesday evening that would have created the retailer's first union organization in the United States.