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Police: Conn. firefighters accused of sex slavery

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 8:16pm
A current and a former firefighter are accused of forcing a 12-year-old boy into sex slavery in Vermont until he was 25, according to a police spokesman in West Haven, Conn.

Are connected cars dangerous or a safety feature?

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 7:55pm

When 18-year-old Aaron Deveau was convicted of vehicular homicide last year, the Massachusetts jury hoped to send a message to young drivers about the dangers of texting behind the wheel. It’s not clear that’s getting across, however.

America's happiest (and most miserable) states

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 6:49pm

West Virginia, which received the lowest well-being score in 2012, has routinely been in the bottom two, and Hawaii ranked highest for the fourth year in a row, according to the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.

CSN: Ravens, Flacco agree to richest-ever NFL deal

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 6:42pm

Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco and the Ravens have reached a long-term deal that will reportedly make Flacco the highest paid player in NFL history.

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Fri, 03/01/2013 - 6:42pm

Oklahoma City bombing fund sparks outrage

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 6:20pm
A group of survivors and relatives of those killed in the Oklahoma City bombing are outraged that there is $10 million sitting in a disaster relief fund designed to help them. Meanwhile they say they’ve been denied help for years.

What now? Congress looks towards new March deadline

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 6:06pm
With the sequestration cogs now turning, in the coming weeks Congress will turn its attention to its next budget deadline on March 27, when funding for the federal government is set to expire.

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Fri, 03/01/2013 - 6:06pm

Hagel on defense cuts: 'Adjusting to the realities'

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 5:59pm
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said that the cuts under sequestration “will cause pain” and potentially impact readiness ”across our force.”

Police: Drug buyer butt-dials 911, leading to arrest

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 5:10pm
A would-be drug customer butt-dialed 911, police say, and officers were able to track down her and the dealer -- just a block from the police station.

US admits Keystone impact, says this is only option

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 4:50pm

Construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline would create "substantial" impacts on the environment, but there's no better option, the State Department says.

Cutting-edge travel: Tourists take stab at butchery

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 4:46pm

Nothing says vacation like getting elbow deep in a bloody pig carcass. At least not for the growing number of travelers looking to add butchery to the repertoire of culinary skills they've picked up around the country (or globe).

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Fri, 03/01/2013 - 4:46pm

SpaceX fixes spaceship glitch after launch

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 4:37pm

Science editor Alan Boyle's blog: SpaceX solved a problem with the thruster system on its freshly launched Dragon cargo capsule, but not before it forced at least a day's delay in the unmanned craft's arrival at the International Space Station.

Obama troll quote is greatest 'Jedi mind meld' ever

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 4:03pm

On Friday, President Barack Obama successfully distracted a tense nation from the mandatory spending cuts that are due to begin in mere hours through a sci-fi malapropism so egregious it caused the Twitterverse to explode ... metaphorically, anyway.

No 'slow track' for Lohan, trial date is set

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 3:00pm

Lindsay Lohan's attorney Mark Heller had filed a motionrequesting Lohan's ongoing probation violation case be put on the "slow track" in order for the troubled actress to pursue "certain activities which will benefit her." That was denied, and March 18 trial is set.

US criticizes N. Korea for wining and dining Rodman

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 2:50pm

The U.S. State Department is criticizing North Korea for "wining and dining" visiting ex-National Basketball Association star Dennis Rodman while its own people go hungry.

Sinkholes are common, but rarely catastrophic

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 2:48pm

A Florida man is missing after an apparent sinkhole opened in his bedroom in the middle of the night, sucking him and his bed deep into the earth. As frightening as it sounds, sinkholes happen all the time, according to geologists.

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Fri, 03/01/2013 - 2:48pm

Sexting high among black, Hispanic teens; experts disagree on impact

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 2:33pm

More than 20 percent of black and Hispanic teens say they have used their cellphones to send a "sext" message showing a nude or semi-nude photo or video of themselves to another person, and more than 30 percent say they have received such sext messages, according to a new study.