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A crippling heat wave that has held large swathes of the United States hostage gave way slightly on Sunday -- but not before leaving dozens dead in several states, officials and local media said.
Tens of thousands of people around the world whose computers were infected with malware may lose their Internet access Monday after the expiry of a US government fix.
Two scientific papers published Sunday disproved a controversial claim made by NASA-funded scientists in 2010 that a new form of bacterial life had been discovered that could thrive on arsenic.
The United States on Sunday sent its congratulations to South Sudan as the African nation was set to mark its first year of independence, but said "significant challenges" lay ahead for Juba.
Veteran actor Ernest Borgnine, the star of dozens of films and television shows who won an Oscar for his portrayal of a shy butcher in love in "Marty".
Babies who spend time around pet dogs have fewer ear infections and respiratory ailments than those whose homes are animal-free.
Weak jobs data threw President Barack Obama on the defensive Friday, as Republican White House hopeful Mitt Romney told America's middle class it did not have to put up with such misery.
Teen heartthrob singer Justin Bieber was pulled over and cited for speeding "like a maniac" to shake off paparazzi Friday near Los Angeles.
Facebook and Yahoo! announced Friday a new advertising partnership as the two tech giants settled a court dispute over patents.
An Ohio woman collapsed and died hours after serving US President Barack Obama breakfast at her restaurant on Friday.
A US civil rights advocacy group has launched a free mobile phone application that allows users to record police activity discreetly, saying it will help boost police force accountability.
The United States has designated Afghanistan a major non-NATO ally, giving the war-torn country special privileges as the US prepares to pull its troops out in 2014.
President Barack Obama hailed the selfless dedication of the US military's "9/11 generation," on a scorchingly hot July 4 holiday Wednesday as Americans gathered to celebrate Independence Day.
Japanese electronics giant Toshiba said Tuesday a jury has ordered it to pay $87 million in a price-fixing case on LCD displays, but that it ultimately may not end up paying damages.
World champion hot dog eater Sonya Thomas crushed her previous record Wednesday in the annual showdown, wolfing down 45 dogs and buns in 10 minutes, to the cheers of an entranced crowd.
A one-time anorexic from Toronto turned world-class competitive eater clinched his fourth straight hamburger title in Washington on Tuesday on the eve of New York's iconic hot dog classic.
Google said Tuesday it was discontinuing its iGoogle page designed as Web "portal," saying it had become less relevant in the age of the mobile Internet.
The prescription drug methadone is linked to over 30 percent of painkiller overdose deaths, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention Tuesday.
Pakistan agreed to reopen key supply routes into Afghanistan Tuesday, ending a bitter stand-off after US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she was sorry for the loss of life in a botched air raid.
Tom Cruise was named the highest paid actor in Hollywood on Tuesday, on his 50th birthday -- but the "Mission Impossible" star has little to celebrate.
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