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ISAF chief Gen. John Allen under investigation amid Petraeus probe

The spiraling scandal that took down former CIA Director David Petraeus has apparently ensnared another powerful general, as authorities announced that Gen.

Voice of Elmo on leave after denying 'underage conduct' with teen

The puppeteer who provides the voice of Elmo is on a leave of absence from Sesame Street after denying he had an inappropriate relationship with a teenage boy.

Target's Black Friday to start at 9 p.m. Thanksgiving Day

Target announced Monday it will open at 9 p.m. Thanksgiving evening, the earliest it's ever started its Black Friday sales. Last year, Target opened at midnight on Thanksgiving night.

RIM's BlackBerry 10 to launch Jan. 30

Research In Motion announced Monday that BlackBerry 10 will finally debut on Jan. 30, a year after the company's next-generation smartphones and software were slated to go on sale.

Toys R Us to open early on Thanksgiving

Toys R Us is joining the slew of stores that will open increasingly early this Thanksgiving. The toy store chain will open at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22. Last year, Toys R Us opened at 9 p.m.

Pace of storm recovery in NY, NJ leave some 'frustrated, emotionally drained'

The outward signs of recovery across the Northeast nearly two weeks after Superstorm Sandy struck were everywhere Monday: Power restored to tens of thousands, bridges and tunnels reopened and limited train and ferry service up and running.

Sears will offer Black Friday deals 5 days early

In an effort to be first to offer Black Friday deals this year, Sears announced on Thursday that customers can shop the store's "doorbuster" discounts online starting Nov. 18, five days before the retail holiday.

Here comes the Windows Phone Hail Mary

Microsoft's latest effort to elbow its way into the U.S. smartphone market begins on Friday, when the first Windows Phone 8 devices go on sale.

Hazing victim's parents not interested in FAMU's $300K offer, lawyer says

Florida A&M University has offered $300,000 -- the maximum it says it can offer without state legislative action -- as a settlement to the family of Robert Champion Jr., the drum major who died after a hazing ritual last year, a university