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Republicans hit Landrieu over climate change talk-a-thon

Nearly 30 senators staged an overnight debate on the Senate floor Monday night through Tuesday morning, trying to bring attention to what they say is a dire need to combat climate change with legislative action.

Report: Cancer will be No. 1 killer in U.S.

In 16 years, cancer will become the leading cause of death in the United States, surpassing heart disease, according to a new report from the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

FBI offers $20,000 for return of missing toddler Myra Lewis

More than a week ago, a 2-year-old girl with a wide grin and butterfly barrettes in her hair vanished in Mississippi. Authorities hope she's still alive, and are offering a $20,000 reward for her return.

Colorado gets $2 million from marijuana taxes in January

 Colorado raked in about $2 million from taxes on recreational marijuana in January, the first month it was legal to sell non-medicinal pot in the state. State officials say the numbers came in as expected.

How deep is the 'Deep Web'?

What we commonly call the Web is really just the surface. Beneath that is a vast, mostly uncharted ocean called the Deep Web.

'Cosmos' dazzles viewers during debut

The "ship of the imagination" is roaring ahead into its second voyage.

AZ man gets arrested 66 minutes after prison release

Sixty-six minutes. That's the time it took for a man just released from an Arizona prison to get a ticket back to a cell.

Edward Snowden urges SXSW audience to fix government surveillance

In a rare public talk via the Web, fugitive NSA leaker Edward Snowden urged a tech conference audience Monday to help "fix" the U.S. government's surveillance of its citizens.

How to easily save money at the supermarket

We all have to do it, and many of us find we spend too much. Consumers are always looking for new, and especially quick, ways to save while grocery shopping.

Elderly woman lives with husband's corpse for weeks in AL

An elderly Alabama woman, suffering from Alzheimer’s, lived in a home with her deceased husband for weeks.