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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?

MN removes one of its last phone booths

Its last call for a phone booth in Minnesota, a piece of nostalgia in our cell phone world. If you're not paying close attention, you just might miss it.

New mobile payment app changes business in South Africa

The aroma of rich coffee wafts through the air as Xolile Malindi leans behind the counter of House of Machines, a hip café in the heart of Cape Town.

Oldest mayor in Iowa celebrates his 90th birthday

The mayor of the small Iowa town of McCallsburg is a celebrity. At 90-years-old, Wally Loney is the oldest mayor in Iowa.

Nicki Minaj sued for $30 million by 'wig guru'

A hair stylist is accusing former "American Idol" judge and rapper Nicki Minaj of wigging out on a deal.

GM accused of deadly recall delay

General Motors has been accused of dragging its feet for a decade on recalling popular compact cars with a defect that was involved in the deaths of at least six people.

Not-guilty plea from ex-NFLer Darren Sharper in alleged rapes of two women

Former NFL star Darren Sharper pleaded not guilty in a Los Angeles court Thursday in the alleged druggings and rapes of two women.