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Ford dumps Microsoft for Blackberry infotainment system

Ford is upgrading its infotainment system to make it more like a smartphone or tablet -- and it is dumping its longtime software provider Microsoft as part of the change.

Walmart cuts iPhone price by $50

Walmart is slashing prices on the latest iPhones. The iPhone 6 Plus is now on sale for $229 and the iPhone 6 sells for $129, Walmart said. Both prices are for the 16GB model and a $50 discount from the standard price.

Jessica Chambers' phone provides leads, prosecutor says

In this patch of rural Northwest Mississippi, the tire tracks stand out. They lead up an embankment to a tree, partially scorched from the car fire that would ultimately kill Jessica Chambers

Is this photograph worth $6.5 million?

Someone just dropped $6.5 million to buy this photo. Its photographer Peter Lik claimed it was the most expensive photo ever sold and declared that he had "officially made art history." But was it worth that much?

Homeowner leaves poop package for thieves

Revenge is a dish best served cold and in the case of a D.C. couple, stinky.

CIA torture report a best seller on Amazon

The best selling spy book on Amazon.com isn't some thriller from Tom Clancy or Ian Flemming. It's an electronic edition of the Senate's report on the CIA's brutal interrogation program, the so-called torture report.

Report: Non-student females face more sexual assault than students

Women not enrolled in college faced more cases of rape and sexual assault than those on campus for the period of 1995-2013, a new Department of Justice report shows.

Navy's new laser weapon is ready for action

The U.S. Navy says its new laser weapon works and it will use it if it has to.

Exposure to common household chemicals may cause IQ drop

A chemical that's in a lot of household products may be hurting children's IQ's.

Dem backlash throws spending bill in doubt

A backlash from Democrats over add-ons to a massive government spending bill is throwing passage of the measure into doubt and once again raising concerns about a government shutdown.