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World's first Braille smartphone in development

For all of their advantages, smartphones still fall a little short for some --- specifically, for those living with visual impairment.

Akin expresses remorse over rape comment

Nearly six months after losing a Senate race and becoming a political punch line, former Rep.

Disaster donations: Texas lags way behind Boston

As millions of dollars flood into relief efforts for the Boston bombing victims, donations to devastated West, Texas, are lagging far behind.

Latest developments in the Boston bombing investigation

Here are some of the latest developments in the Boston Marathon bombing investigation:

Swedish police: Small amount of drugs taken from Bieber's bus

Swedish police found illegal narcotics on Justin Bieber's tour bus as it was parked outside Stockholm's Globe Arena, where he was performing, a police spokesman said Thursday.

Fifteen-year mortgage rate hits record low

Mortgage rates continued to drop, with the 15-year fixed-rate loan hitting a record low, according to a weekly report from mortgage financier Freddie Mac.

Apple hints at 'exciting new product categories'

Gadget fans eagerly awaiting the next wave of Apple products just got some good news, and some bad news.

Jobless claims fall, point to improving job market

Amid a slew of gloomy economic news, here's a bright spot: Claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, pointing to slight improvement in the job market.

Suspects' mother says bombing was staged with paint instead of blood

The mother of the two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing says she believes the tragedy that killed three people and injured dozens more was staged, that the bombing was fake.

Obama to attend memorial for victims of Texas plant explosion

In a central Texas town still looking for answers, President Barack Obama will join the community of West on Thursday for a memorial service for the 14 people killed in a fertilizer plant explosion last week.