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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.

Benghazi hit by blast on anniversary of U.S. Consulate attack

A car bomb exploded outside a Foreign Ministry building in the Libyan city of Benghazi Wednesday, state media said, on the anniversary of an assault on the U.S.

Man arrested after punching 85-year-old family member in the face

A Vinton man has been arrested on battery charges after striking an elderly family member.

Obama readies Syria address amid shifting sands

What the United States and its allies should do about Syria is taking shape as President Barack Obama prepares to give a prime-time address to the nation, a senior administration official involved in Syria policy said Tuesday.

Man convicted in Connecticut home invasion: 'I just snapped'

More than six years have passed since Steven Hayes broke into the Cheshire, Connecticut, home of the Petit family, setting off a deadly chain of events that ended in the death of a woman and her two daughters.

The legacy of Danny Lewin, the first man to die on 9/11

n by MIT standards, says Tom Leighton, Danny Lewin was special.

Syria's al-Assad warns against strike in television interview

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad took his case against a U.S. military strike to the American people Monday, arguing in a CBS television interview that such an attack would only benefit al Qaeda-linked terrorists.