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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.

Mila Kunis: Esquire's sexiest woman

Mila Kunis is taking the sexy crown away from Rihanna, as Esquire magazine has named the 29-year-old actress the new "Sexiest Woman Alive."

Sandusky sentenced

Former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky was sentenced Tuesday to no less than 30 years and no more than 60 years in prison with credit for time served.

Florida man dies after winning roach-eating contest

A 32 year old man downed dozens of roaches and worms to win a python at a Florida reptile store, then collapsed and died outside minutes later.

Facebook reaches one billion users

It's finally happened: Facebook exceeded 1 billion users. Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg announced Thursday that his social media site had hit the milestone.

The new American job: part-time?

Michelle Asci dreamed of capturing life through her camera lens. Asci had her sights set on being a photographer as she graduated with a bachelor of fine arts degree from Georgia State University in December.

Supersonic dive from edge of space put on hold

A skydiver's historic free-fall from the edge of space was put on hold Tuesday morning amid concerns about the weather, raising the possibility that it could be put off to another day.