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FAA proposes penalty for US Airways over maintenance issue

Federal officials have proposed penalizing US Airways $354,500 because, they say, the airline flew a jet 916 times after failing to perform required tests and an inspection on an engine repair.

Student, 17, arrested in Jessica Ridgeway murder

Austin Reed Sigg, 17, been arrested in the murder of 10 year old Jessica Ridgeway, according to Westminster, Colorado, police.

Sandy packs punch as a strong Category 2 hurricane, claims 2 lives

Hurricane Sandy churned over eastern Cuba early Thursday as a Category 2 storm with winds of 105 mph, slipping a bit in strength since making landfall, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said.

Tuition at public colleges rises 4.8 percent

Tuition hikes, stagnant growth in federal aid and increases in other expenses have pushed public college costs to new heights yet again this year, according to a College Board report out Wednesday.

AT&T's 1.3 million iPhone5s double Verizon's tally

AT&T activated about 1.3 million iPhone 5s last quarter, double Verizon's totals.

African-American homecoming queen breaks barriers at Ole Miss

On a September day this year, Courtney Pearson stood anxiously on the steps of the Lyceum, the famed old Greek Revival building on the University of Mississippi campus.

Report: Unsafe food putting lives at risk

Despite sweeping reform of food safety laws intended to make what we eat less dangerous, the number of Americans falling ill or dying from contaminated food has increased 44 percent in the past two years alone, according to a report released We

Six destinations with a dark side

The "official" night set aside for ghosts and goblins is nearly here, but if you're bewitched by the macabre and the supernatural, there are plenty of places that provide spooky sensations year-round.

Armstrong report vindicates those who raised doping alert

For years, as Lance Armstrong basked in the glow of an adoring public, his critics frequently were banished to the shadows, dismissed by the cycling legend and his coterie as cranks or worse.

Do people really want a smaller iPad?

OK, so you probably own a smartphone. If you're a student or someone who travels a lot for work, you almost certainly have a laptop.