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California school district hires firm to monitor students' social media

A suburban Los Angeles school district is now looking at the public postings on social media by middle and high school students, searching for possible violence, drug use, bullying, truancy and suicidal threats.

Hubble uncovers largest known group of star clusters, clues to dark matter

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered the largest known population of globular star clusters, an estimated 160,000, swarming like bees inside the crowded core of the giant grouping of galaxies known as Abell 1689.

Picture of soldier goes viral

A picture of a soldier holding a flag has gone viral.

REPORT: Man plotted to kill and eat children

A Boston-area man, who was planning to kidnap children, lock them in a basement dungeon, rape and eat them, should be imprisoned for at least 27 years, federal authorities said in court documents filed this week.

Man distributes nude videos of victim, charged with extortion

A man has been placed behind bars after he threatened a victim that he would distribute nude videos of her, then actually did distribute the aforementioned videos.

Missouri lawmakers fail to override governor's gun bill veto

A controversial gun measure won't become law in Missouri after a push to override the governor's veto fell one vote short of approval in the state's Senate on Wednesday.

New iPhone hardware, software a boon for gamers

The new iPhone 5S's performance upgrades and 64-bit processing chip will make the smartphone more responsive and faster. And mobile game developers are excited about the possibilities they see opening up with that newfound power.

89 reported sickened by Chobani yogurt

The United States Food and Drug Administration reported Tuesday that it has received at least 89 reports of people getting sick after consuming Chobani Greek yogurt that may have been contaminated by mold.

More than 1,100 have cancer after 9/11

More than 1,100 people who worked or lived near the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, have been diagnosed with cancer, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

9/11 observances: Moments of silence to start 12th anniversary of terror attacks

For the 12th consecutive September 11, many Americans will fall silent at 8:46 a.m. Wednesday.