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Facebook becomes bigger hit than Google

Social networking website Facebook has capped a year of phenomenal growth by overtaking Google’s popularity among US internet users, with industry data showing it has scored more visits on its home page than the search engine. In a sign that the w

U.S. plans to boost Internet speed

The United States has big problems with broadband access, speed and cost, but the Federal Communications Commission's solutions may be too weak to have any lasting impact. The FCC on Tuesday announced its proposal to bring affordable high-speed In

Bankruptcy Is Blockbuster's only hope

Blockbuster's (BBI) warning that bankruptcy might be looming is a scare for investors who are worried about the value of their stock — but restructuring could ultimately be a smart move for the company. The video rental store declared in a S

Tehran aiding al Qaeda links, Petraeus says

Iran is assisting al Qaeda by facilitating links between senior terrorist leaders and affiliate groups, the commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East told Congress on Tuesday. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of the U.S.

Kucinich will support Obama health overhaul

WASHINGTON – Liberal Rep. Dennis Kucinich says he will support President Barack Obama's health care overhaul bill when the House considers it. The Ohio Democrat opposed the bill when the House voted on it last year.

Immigrants making a landmark shift

Los Angeles – US immigrant populations are spreading out, a study released Monday found. New immigrants and their US-born descendants are expected to grow by 117 million by 2050, making up 82 percent of the US population growth over that period, a

Hawaii considering law to ignore Obama 'birthers'

HONOLULU – Birthers beware: Hawaii may start ignoring your repeated requests for proof that President Barack Obama was born here. As the state continues to receive e-mails seeking Obama's birth certificate, the state House Judiciary Committee hear

When tweets can make you a jailbird

WASHINGTON – Maxi Sopo was having so much fun "living in paradise" in Mexico that he posted about it on Facebook so all his friends could follow his adventures.

'Transformers' star slams Khloe Kardashian

In the April issue of GQ, the always candid Shia LaBeouf lets it be known that he's still bitter about the way the media handled his widely-publicized car crash in 2008.

Dems consider non-direct health care vote

WASHINGTON – Days away from critical decisions on President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, Republicans assailed Democratic plans to push the massive legislation through the House without a direct vote. "Anyone who endorses this strategy will