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Barnes & Noble unveils $199 Nook HD

The tablet field is one of tech's hottest battlegrounds, with new players and new devices popping up every week. The latest is Barnes & Noble's new Nook HD line, which offers beefed-up hardware and a new 9-inch tablet size.

Muggle moms await first adult J.K. Rowling book

It's J.K. Rowling's first foray into fiction for adults. And thanks to her Harry Potter fame, her new novel, "The Casual Vacancy," is already a best-seller, even before its release Thursday.

Idaho fisherman finds human finger in belly of a fish

It's a fish tale almost impossible to believe. A fisherman found a human finger in the belly of a trout caught in a remote northern Idaho lake. And detectives located the owner, who delivered a surprising message.

Reid calls out Romney on their shared Mormon faith

The nation's highest ranking Mormon in elected office said Monday that Republican presidential candidate is "not the face of Mormonism."

American and its pilots head to negotiating table

American Airlines and its pilots union are heading back to the negotiating table as the airline struggles with flight delays and cancellations in the wake of pilot anger over their contract situation.

Scam targets seniors' Social Security benefits

In a new scam targeting seniors and the disabled, identity thieves are fraudulently rerouting Social Security benefits to their own bank accounts and prepaid debit cards.

Chris Brown fails drug test, faces probation hearing in November

Singer Chris Brown tested positive for marijuana use and will have a probation violation hearing on Novermber 1, a judge ordered Monday.

Police to Fiona Apple: 'Just shut up and sing'

Fiona Apple recently spent a night in a jail in Texas. She apparently was a little ticked off at the behavior of some of the folks who watched over her stay.

High school soccer players accused of hazing, sexual assault

Three teenage soccer players have accused teammates at a Los Angeles-area high school of luring them into a ritual of hazing and sexual assault to initiate them into the varsity soccer team.

New York program allowing teens to get Plan B pill draws critics, defenders

A 15 year old girl goes to the clinic in her New York high school -- perhaps confused, perhaps unprepared, perhaps scared that she may become pregnant.