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Obama: Snowden can 'make his case' in court, Olympics boycott bad idea

President Barack Obama on Friday outlined steps being taken to restore public confidence in U.S. intelligence gathering measures after leaks by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden rocked his administration and roiled U.S.

Florida man allegedly kills wife, posts confession, photo of body on Facebook

People confess to a lot of things on Facebook: their frustrations, bad habits, secret longings and new loves.

Flooding claims more lives in rain-battered states

Floodwater in Oklahoma swept away and killed a man who was trying to save his daughter from a stranded vehicle early Friday, adding to the toll from flooding and storms plaguing a number of states this week.

YouTube creators target Vine, Instagram with MixBit

The people who created YouTube are getting into the quickie-video app business ... with a twist.

New NFL bag policy to be in effect this year to enhance public safety

The NFL is enhancing its public safety policy this year to include the type of bag you can bring into the stadium. This is a league-wide policy that applies to all stadiums including the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Why more Amber alerts will be waking you up

Many Californians were startled awake Monday night and early Tuesday morning by Amber Alerts that made screeching noises on their cell phones. Some people even took to Twitter to complain. They better get used to it.

Nidal Hasan hopes for death in Fort Hood killings, lawyers say

A military judge could rule Thursday on a defense claim that admitted Fort Hood gunman Maj. Nidal Hasan is trying to force the court to sentence him to death.

Budget cuts spell end of fire-ravaged nuclear sub

Casey James Fury simply didn't want to be at work, and in the process cost the Navy nearly a half-billion dollars and one attack submarine.

Yahoo is getting a new logo

Under CEO Marissa Mayer, Yahoo might still be trying to shed its image as a relic of the 1990s Internet era. But hey, it's getting a new logo!

Music industry mourns the loss of George Duke

Jazz great George Duke, a visionary keyboardist, producer, composer and arranger, has died in Los Angeles. He was 67.