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850,000 may have $90 less in food stamps

A deal on food stamps in Congress could trim as much as $90 a month from 850,000 of the nation's poorest who seek help to buy groceries.

Obama signs $1.1 trillion spending bill

 President Barack Obama signed into law on Friday a $1.1 trillion spending bill that will fund the government through the end of September.

ICE issues alert for man wanted for multiple counts of sodomy, sex with minor

ICE has issued an alert for a man wanted for lewd and lascivious acts and unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor

Starbucks: We fixed app that left passwords vulnerable

Starbucks said it has fixed its mobile app that left customers' passwords open to attack.

The smart politics of Snapchat

When Rand Paul, a likely Republican presidential candidate, signed up for the photo-sharing app Shapchat on Wednesday, it set off a predictable round of mockery about the Kentucky senator.

Adviser defends Clinton amid Benghazi criticism

A top adviser and longtime confidant to Hillary Clinton is defending the former Secretary of State against renewed attacks from Republicans over her leadership during the deadly 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi.

Putin says gays 'can feel safe' at Sochi Winter Olympics

Russia's Vladimir Putin again sought to downplay fears that gay visitors will be discriminated against as he paid a visit to the Sochi area Friday, exactly three weeks before the Winter Olympics get under way.

MLB gets instant replay reviews

The 30 Clubs of Major League Baseball have unanimously approved the expansion of instant replay, which will be in effect for the 2014 Championship Season and the 2014 Postseason.

Best Buy hit by holiday sales slump

Best Buy reported disappointing holiday sales Thursday, sending shares plunging in early trading.

CNN tests at 2 W.Va. sites show acceptable chemical levels in water

Independent tests commissioned by CNN of water supplies from a hotel and home in southwest West Virginia showed the presence of a chemical after a leak in the area last week, but both samples were within levels believed to be acceptable for con