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A New York jury took a little more than three hours today to convict the San Francisco man linked to the shadowy online marketplace that had been labeled the eBay of the drugs trade.
February 04, 2015
Sweden is the first country in the world to get a remote-controlled airport. That means flights are guided by operators sitting miles away.
February 04, 2015
Thousands of people turned out to welcome the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots back to Boston on Wednesday. Fans braved cold temperatures and stood in piles of snow along the parade route. Some held up posters saying "Deflate This" in reference to allegations that the team had deflated game balls to gain an advantage in the playoff game that landed them in the Super Bowl. Team members waved to the crowd from duck boats as confetti flew.
February 04, 2015
Theoretical physicist and former high-ranking Pentagon insider Ashton Carter is fully expected to be the next Secretary of Defense. His confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee is less about him and more about President Obama's defense record, which Republicans consider feckless.
February 04, 2015
Staples is trying, for the second time, to buy its rival Office Depot. This time the landscape has changed and the company says joining forces will make for a stronger company.
February 04, 2015
This week Major League Baseball smoothed the path for Cubans to play professional ball in the United States. The change in policy follows the recent decision by the U.S. and Cuba to normalize diplomatic relations.
February 04, 2015
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush isn't an official candidate for president yet. But his speech to the Detroit Economic Club is being closely watched.
February 04, 2015
Many Jordanians opposed joining the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS. But at a funeral ceremony for the country's fallen pilot, mourners honored his sacrifice and called for the destruction of ISIS.
February 04, 2015
Apparently, making restaurant workers wash their hands before exiting the bathroom is a sign of regulation gone overboard. At least that's what Republican Sen. Thom Tillis suggested on Monday.
February 04, 2015
Nursing employees suffer 35,000 back and other injuries nearly every year. But many career-ending injuries could be prevented if hospitals brought in new technology and taught "safe patient handling."
February 04, 2015
Those great photos from your high school girlfriend's recent vacation in the Caribbean? A study says they're probably making you envious, and that envy could be contributing to feelings of depression.
February 04, 2015
President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner appeared to suggest the Chinese have trouble pronouncing their R's and L's – using the words "rice," "petroleum" and "Campora" as examples.
February 04, 2015
There are already 1,200 voting bills introduced in state legislatures this year. Many seek to expand early voting, online and mail voting.
February 04, 2015
Though much of the emphasis in this measles outbreak has been on children, most of the people getting sick are adults. That has more than a few grownups wondering if they're vulnerable.
February 04, 2015
ABC will break an important boundary in television Wednesday night with the debut of Fresh Off the Boat. It's the first network sitcom in two decades to star an Asian-American family.
February 04, 2015
Recent headlines make it sound like just because we watched a few episodes last night, we're depressed and lonely. OK, more than a few. But the science on binge-watching is just getting started.
February 04, 2015
London Mayor Boris Johnson will change some of London's busiest roads and intersections, in some cases banning all traffic except cyclists from making turns.
February 04, 2015
With help from celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, Stanford University is launching a cooking program to teach students the basics of choosing groceries, cooking and eating healthy.
February 04, 2015
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler outlined his proposal in an op-ed in Wired. The plan is backed by President Obama but strongly opposed by some cable companies and their lobbying firms.
February 04, 2015
A study, which tracked students enrolled in preschool and Smart Start programs in North Carolina, showed that the programs reduced the likelihood of ending up in special education later.
February 04, 2015

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