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Sports Illustrated investigates Tyrann Mathieu's rise and fall

Sports Illustrated Senior Writers Thayer Evans and Pete Thamel get inside the world of former LSU defensive back Tyrann Mathieu, one of college football’s most exciting players last season who was kicked off the team in August for multipl

Mercier: 'U.S. Postal doping predates Armstrong'

The systematic use of performance enhancing substances within Lance Armstrong's former U.S. Postal Service team has been detailed by one cyclist who resisted the temptation to dope.

Move over Tatooine! Amateur astronomers discover new planet with four suns

Thirty five years ago, a scene in the first "Star Wars" film captivated movie-goers: Luke Skywalker peering across the landscape of Tatooine -- a desert planet dominated by a pair of setting suns.

Pirate costumes seized due to high levels of lead

Authorities have seized more than 1,000 pirate costumes made in China and destined for sale in Washington state because they contained high levels of lead, officials said.

Social Security benefits up 1.7% next year

Social Security benefits will rise by 1.7% next year to help retirees deal with higher prices, the government announced Tuesday.

Romney tax plan: Two big unknowns

The nature of campaigning is to make promises. The nature of governing makes it hard to keep all those promises. And so do unforeseen events, like recessions.

National chicken cacciatore day

Catch this food holiday while you can - October 15 is National Chicken Cacciatore Day!

Space Shuttle Endeavour rolls into new home as crowds cheer

The space shuttle Endeavour's journey of 123 million miles ended Sunday afternoon when it rolled into its final resting place at the California Science Center in Los Angeles, where it will go on public display later this month.

Bloomberg taps fortune to back Maryland's gay marriage vote

New York City's billionaire three-term mayor has tapped into his personal fortune to further the cause of same-sex marriage, donating $250,000 to support the issue in Maryland where voters will get the chance to weigh in at the ballot box c

Chuck Yeager retraces history in the sky, breaking the speed of sound -- again

Chuck Yeager retraced history on Sunday -- 65 years to the minute -- as the first test pilot to break the sound barrier, taking to the skies once again to fly faster than the speed of sound.