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23,000 now expected to lose jobs after shuttle retirement

VIERA — The local economic forecast tied to President Barack Obama's proposed NASA budget keeps growing bleaker. Revised projections now show that about 23,000 workers at and around Kennedy Space Center will lose their jobs because of the shuttles

Teammate says Ohno will retire after Vancouver Games end

VANCOUVER - Apolo Anton Ohno has kept information on his post-Vancouver future closer to his chest than any of his Winter Olympic medals, but finally it appears his golden career is about to end. Ohno's Team USA colleague Simon Cho let things slip

Petra sets record, sells diamond for $35 million

LONDON – Petra Diamonds sold a 507-carat diamond for $35.3 million on Friday, breaking a record as the highest price ever paid for a rough diamond. Analysts had estimated the value of the stone, one of the 20 biggest high-quality rough diamonds, a

Caught in the Web: Church members let loose for worship

Here are some stories we found tonight, "Caught in the Web": Church members in Virginia worship in the nude: http://www.wvec.com/news/local/INSIDE-A-NAKED-CHURCH-85062392.html Aquarium at a Dubai mall springs a leak: http://www.dailymail.co.u

Judge OKs child support for Bristol Palin's son

PALMER, Alaska – A judge on Thursday approved child support for Bristol Palin and set a trial date to force the issue along, while urging her and the father of her son to work out a resolution outside of the courtroom. Judge Kari C.

Disgraced snowboarder speaks out

Almost immediately after winning the bronze medal in halfpipe, Scotty Lago left Vancouver because of his bronze medal. After a night of partying, pictures surfaced on TMZ of Lago and his medal in some compromising positions.

SeaWorld says whale grabbed ponytail, pulled trainer into tank

Whale shows at SeaWorld were canceled Thursday, and officials were re-evaluating safety procedures a day after a 12,000 pound killer whale grabbed a trainer's ponytail, dragged her under water and killed her in front of shocked onlookers at Shamu Sta

Prosecutor's will not file charges against former Cowboy Irvin

MIAMI - South Florida prosecutors say they won't file criminal charges against former Dallas Cowboys star Michael Irvin after investigating a woman's allegations that she was sexually assaulted by him.

'Explicit' category rumoured to be coming to App Store

Apple is thought to be considering introducing a new category to its App Store, as the row over 'overtly sexual' apps rumbles on. Several developers have reported seeing a new category appearing in the drop-down menus of iTunes Connect, the platfo