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No leaks from grounded drill rig off Alaska, Coast Guard says

Coast Guard aircraft have found no sign of a spill from a Royal Dutch Shell oil drilling barge that ran aground off a southern Alaska island during a fierce winter storm, authorities reported Tuesday.

Doctors urged to join gun debate

The shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, on December 14 has compelled the editors of the medical journal Annals of Internal Medicine to call on other physicians to become active participants in the discussion about

Three more fiscal cliffs loom

Think the fiscal cliff is causing uncertainty and holding back the economy? How about three more cliff-like deadlines over the next three months?

It's up to the House: fiscal cliff faces Republican-controlled territory

If a Senate deal to avert the fiscal cliff becomes law, all but a sliver of the U.S.

Shooting at New Year's Eve fireworks show kill 2 in California

A shooting at a New Year's Eve fireworks show in Sacramento, California, where thousands had gathered, killed two people and wounded at least three others, police said.

Over 17.5 million mobile devices activated on Christmas day

This holiday season was a record-setting one for the makers of mobile devices.

University 'banishes' words for 2013

  Dear 2012, now that you're gone, please take these lame words with you: trending, spoiler alert, bucket list, superfood, guru and job creators. Oh yeah, and don't forget yolo.

It's gameday: LSU, Clemson set for Chick-fil-A Bowl

LSU will go after its 11th win of the season tonight when the eighth-ranked Tigers face 14th-ranked Clemson in game that will feature one of the nation's best defenses (LSU) against one of the most-high powered offenses (Clemson) in college

Zynga shuts down PetVille, 10 other apps

Struggling online game company Zynga shut down two more titles Sunday as part of an ongoing cost-cutting aimed at reversing the company's mounting losses.

Charlie Sheen apologizes for gay slur

Charlie Sheen has mostly stayed away from controversy recently, but he managed to get one last doozy in for 2012.