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Real refs return to cheers

The real referees were greeted with a standing ovation Thursday night as they returned to the field after a new contract was announced less than a day earlier.

'Sons of Anarchy' actor found dead, suspected in murder

Police have identified the murder suspect found dead at a home in Los Feliz after allegedly killing an elderly woman as actor Johnny Kendrick Lewis.

Gates Foundation to award $100,000 for college apps

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is launching a competition today that will award up to 30 grants of $50,000 to $100,000 to winners who come up with apps, websites or other online tools that help high schoolers -- especially low-income stu

Jobless claims fell to lowest level since July

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The number of first-time claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, hitting its lowest level since July.

Team Romney slams Obama again on coal

Mitt Romney's campaign on Thursday released its third ad in a week targeting President Barack Obama's coal industry record, saying the Democrat was hurting job creation and issuing false attacks.

Deal ends lockout, brings real refs back to the NFL

The short and painful era of replacement referees is over after the National Football League struck a deal with the union that represents the league's referees late Wednesday night.

Five user complaints about iPhone 5

Apple's iPhone 5 broke records over the weekend, selling more than 5 million units.

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.