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The Alaskan winter in 7 pictures

In a few months, temperatures in the Alaskan interior near the town of Fairbanks will rise into the 70s and 80s Fahrenheit (mid- to high-20s Celsius).

The real billion dollar bracket winners of 2014

No one is likely to win the Warren Buffett-backed $1 billion prize offered by Yahoo and Quicken Loans to whoever can pick a perfect NCAA bracket. But there will still be big-dollar winners after this year's tournament.

Amazon working on device to rival Apple TV

 

How to stay fashionable without damaging your health

Many women want to keep up with the latest fashion and look attractive. But sometimes we have to tailor what we wear to ensure we stay healthy.

Sacramento wants cab drivers to have basic hygiene, other regulations

Sacramento city officials want cabbies to clean up their act. They are proposing new regulations for drivers, but not everyone is happy about it. Sacramento cabbie Ahmid Mahmoud is fired-up:

Scientists call dinosaur species 'chicken from hell'

  For a Tyrannosaurus rex looking for a snack, nothing might have tasted quite like the "chicken from hell."

Singles make up majority of tax filers in U.S.

Too bad taxes aren't romantic. If they were, April 15 would make for the world's biggest singles mixer.

Sony announces new virtual-reality gaming system: 'Project Morpheus'

Virtual reality gets a new player with Sony's 'Project Morpheus' Virtual reality, the emerging 3D technology many expect to be the next quantum leap in the video gaming world, just got a little more real.

Subprime mortgages making a comeback

Borrowers with bad credit were shut out of the mortgage market after the housing bubble burst, but now a handful of small lenders are starting to offer subprime loans again.

Kids who don't cry: New genetic disorder discovered

What do you do when your baby lies limp in your arms, staring blankly into the distance while never crying?