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Obama says government should stop collecting, holding bulk phone data

The federal government must get out of the business of collecting bulk data about Americans' telephone calls, President Barack Obama said Thursday, saying the information should instead be held by phone carriers who would then provide the m

Slow down! A ticket hikes up your insurance

If you get a ticket for even the most minor driving violation, you'll not only have to pay a fine but are also likely to see a significantly higher insurance rate.

Boy, 4, stays calm as rescuers pull him from mudslide

Four-year-old Jacob Spillers was trapped in mud so thick it was like freshly poured concrete.

Labor board: Northwestern University football players can unionize

The National Labor Relations Board in Chicago has ruled that football players at Northwestern University are employees and can unionize, the school said Wednesday.

'Duck Dynasty' star stands by beliefs

As season 5 of "Duck Dynasty" wraps up, co-star Willie Robertson is not backing down from either his faith or the controversy those beliefs helped stir.

Windows XP's open invitation to hackers

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The death of Windows XP is just days away, and experts say businesses that don't upgrade are basically sending an open invitation to cybercriminals.

Colleges that offer the best return on your investment

At a time of rising tuition and soaring college debt, the school students choose can make a big difference to their long-term financial health, according to a report on which colleges offer the best return on investment.

Washington mudslide's grim toll: 16 dead, perhaps 176 missing

A handful of people were miraculously pulled from the wreckage in Washington right after a mountain of mud rolled over two towns there Saturday. But no one has been found alive since, and the grim toll rises by the day.

Gwyneth Paltrow splits with husband Chris Martin

  Gwyneth Paltrow and husband, singer Chris Martin, have split, the couple announced in a joint statement on Tuesday via her website, Goop.

Nebraska shelter teaches sign language to deaf dogs

It's a rare problem for one central Nebraska shelter: trying to communicate with two deaf dogs. For one pit bull mix, that means learning sign language. That’s right, signing!