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SodaStream ad keeps ScarJo, drops Coke and Pepsi

SodaStream tweaked its rejected Super Bowl ad at the request of Fox. Scarlett Johansson gets to stay, but references to competitors Coke and Pepsi are out.

Sudden sisters: Tulane pals learn they share sperm-donor dad

Looking at them, you can see the similarities: the nose, the cheekbones, the dimpled chin and long, brown curls.

Closed doors for jury selection in ex-New Orleans mayor's trial on bribery charges

Closed courtrooms. No laptops, phones or Wi-Fi. Bathrooms closed off by marshals.

Cold, snow will blast Southeast; arctic temps to remain in Midwest

It's time to bundle up in the sunny South. A wave of arctic air that settled over the Midwest and the Plains is expected to spread into the Southeast late Monday, bringing a chance of snow to several major cities by Tuesday.

Super Bowl ads, then and now

While Americans are anticipating the biggest day in the NFL season, the Super Bowl, some are also excited to see what advertisers will dish out during commercial breaks.

Marine surprises daughter as mascot at basketball game

A college student in North Carolina got an unforgettable surprise at a basketball game when her father, who was supposed to be in Afghanistan, showed up. It takes a special individual to put on a mascot suit.

Study: Texting while walking, affects your balance

You've seen this person. Maybe you've even been this person.

NASA: 2 places on Mars could have been habitable

Two NASA rovers are about 5,200 miles apart on the surface of Mars and will likely never meet.

Hardest part of being the boss: firing people

No question, firing people is hard. "It's the management duty I hate most," entrepreneur David Robins said.

Guns in home increase suicide, homicide risk

Proponents of stricter gun laws have another headline to bolster their efforts: Access to firearms in the home increases the risk of violent death.