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'X-Men: Days of Future Past': What's the verdict?

"X-Men: Days of Future Past" has stars aplenty, but does it have what it takes to make it a summer blockbuster?

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban: I have prejudices; everyone does

Mark Cuban is known for making pointed statements. Usually they are directed at the NBA brass or referees. Or contestants on the TV show "Shark Tank."

Meteor shower approaches in time for holiday weekend

The cosmos has aligned, quite literally, for families, space geeks and insomniacs alike, as the Earth is set to intercept a new meteor shower late Friday into Saturday.

Meteor shower approaches in time for holiday weekend

The cosmos has aligned, quite literally, for families, space geeks and insomniacs alike, as the Earth is set to intercept a new meteor shower late Friday into Saturday.

Ideal wildfire conditions make battle harder for Arizona firefighters

The deck appears stacked against 840 firefighters trying to wrangle an Arizona forest fire as it roars through thousands of acres of park land.

Two big Dem candidates want VA chief out

Two Democrats in high-profile 2014 races are calling for embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign over a scandal that has rocked his agency and again placed the spotlight of scrutiny on the Obama administration.

At baseball Hall, Obama holds 'Joltin Joe's' glove, talks tourism

President Barack Obama stopped by a Little League game earlier in the week -- clearly a warm-up for his visit to the baseball shrine in Cooperstown.

U.N. Security Council slaps Boko Haram with sanctions

The U.N. Security Council approved sanctions Thursday against Nigeria's Boko Haram.

Facebook privacy now defaults to friends only

Facebook privacy just got a little more private.