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Hearing set for Fort Hood shooting suspect over refusal to shave

The beard that has stalled the court-martial of accused Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan will be discussed at a hearing next week, military officials said.

Don't expect cheap knockoffs of Apple's iPhone 5 chargers

Apple's pricey iPhone chargers have traditionally been the target of a thriving black market, with knockoff versions of the easy-to-copy cables available online for mere pennies.

October is National Chili Month

Some like it hot - October is National Chili Month!

Did Apple's fanboy fever peak with Steve Jobs?

Apple Store employees, dressed in matching blue T-shirts, clapped and sang and made intermittent "woo!" cheers as they walked past John H., who was waiting in line to buy the iPhone 5 in Atlanta last month.

Popcorn recalled; possible Listeria contamination

Dale and Thomas Popcorn is voluntarily recalling bags of its flavored, ready-to-eat Indiana-brand products due to a possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

Judge lifts ban on sale of Samsung tablet

A judge ruled Monday that Samsung should be allowed to sell its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet computer in the U.S., the latest development in a long-running patent dispute between the electronics maker and Apple.

The pope's former butler to testify in 'Vatileaks' trial

Paolo Gabriele, former butler to Pope Benedict XVI, will take the stand in his own trial Tuesday to answer to criminal charges of stealing hundreds of secret papers from the pope's personal apartment and leaking them to an Italian journalis

Judge to rule on Pennsylvania voter ID law

A Pennsylvania judge is expected to rule Tuesday on a new state law requiring every voter to present a photo ID at the polls.

Don't buy a Chevy Volt, lease it

If you're considering buying General Motors' plug-in Chevrolet Volt, forget it. You're much better off leasing the car, experts say.