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Colder winter will increase heating costs

Heating costs are likely to significantly rise this winter, due primarily to much colder weather rather than higher prices, according to a government report released Wednesday.

Led Zeppelin not reuniting anytime soon, but fans can catch band at the movies

This week's New York premiere of Led Zeppelin's forthcoming concert film, "Celebration Day," may have brought out both fans and rock stars, including Mick Jones, Stevie Nicks and Paul Stanley of Kiss, but beyond the 2007 reuni

EBay unveils major redesign and same-day delivery service

EBay is pulling its old clunky site into the modern age with a major redesign and new features inspired by its younger, buzzier tech rivals.

Evidence of Armstrong doping 'overwhelming,' agency says

Cyclist Lance Armstrong was involved in "the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen," the U.S.

'Webster' star Alex Karras dead at 77, family says

Alex Karras, the burly defensive lineman turned actor in the ABC sitcom "Webster," died Wednesday surrounded by his family in their Los Angeles home following a hard-fought battle with kidney disease, heart disease, dementia and stoma

Cash-strapped farmers feed candy to cows

Cattle farmers struggling with record corn prices are feeding their cows candy instead.

A profile of ex-student who's challenging university's affirmative action policy

The young woman at the center of the Supreme Court challenge to the University of Texas' affirmative action policy was a good high school student, an accomplished musician and a frequent volunteer, according to information released by her l

Army to Congress: Thanks, but no tanks

If you need an example of why it is hard to cut the budget in Washington look no further than this Army depot in the shadow of the Sierra Nevada range.

Teaching jobs finally coming back

After four years of layoffs, teaching jobs are finally coming back. Public school hiring rose this summer to its highest level in six years.

Mexico confirms death of feared Zetas cartel leader

Mexico confirmed Tuesday that its forces killed Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano, reputed boss of the ruthless Zetas cartel, but it remains uncertain what effect, if any, the killing will have on the larger scourge of drug trafficking and violence.