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Online viewers ditch slow-loading video after 2 seconds

Two seconds. That's when Internet users start ditching online videos if they're not loading properly, according to a new study from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Akamai Technologies.

Texans Improve to 8-1

Texans leave the Monsters of the Midway black and blue as they grind out a 13-6 victory on a soggy Soldier Field Sunday night in Chicago.

Lance Armstrong quits Livestrong entirely

Lance Armstrong has quit the board of his namesake foundation, the latest fallout from allegations of doping that brought about the cycling icon's epic downfall.

Republicans and Democrats proclaim optimism on fiscal cliff deal

Republicans and Democrats alike voiced confidence Sunday that a deal could be struck to avoid tumbling over the so-called "fiscal cliff," though specifics on such a deal remained vague.

Greece passes budget, gets closer to bailout

Greece's parliament approved the nation's 2013 budget Sunday, a big step toward unfreezing international bailout funds, even though disagreement among its creditors could push back the timetable for when that aid will resume.

Video, police reports shed little light on pilot's aim in swiping empty plane

Dramatic surveillance camera video shows a Skywest pilot running to a jet that, once set in motion, clips an airport building in last July's bizarre incident involving pilot Brian J.

Spokesman: House majority leader knew of Petraeus matter in October

House majority leader Eric Cantor talked to an FBI official in late October about former CIA Director David Petraeus' involvement in an affair, a spokesman for the congressman told CNN Sunday.

Veterans Day parade a rally for Sandy victims

Throngs crowded the streets of Manhattan Sunday, as they do each Veterans Day, celebrating and remembering Americans who served their country, often enduring extreme hardships.

Miley Cyrus talks new album

When she's not guest starring on "Two and a Half Men," or planning her wedding to Liam Hemsworth, Miley Cyrus is recording her fourth studio album.

Hard ciders to try now

I became a big fan of hard cider on a trip to England in 2000 with a group of brewers from Goose Island. We visited several breweries on the trip, but the highlight was visiting a pub called The Maltings in York.