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The f-word is everywhere

Not long ago I received a complaint from a co-worker that I had used the f-word in a tweet.

POLICE: Detective who fatally shot mentally ill teen acted justly

A North Carolina detective justifiably shot a schizophrenic 18-year-old because he believed another officer's life was in danger, a group representing police officers said, offering an account vastly different from that of the late teen&#39

Pulitzer Prize winning author's ex-wife arrested after pulling gun from privates during argument over aliens

Jennifer McCarthy, the ex-wife of Pulitzer Prize winning author Cormac McCarthy was arrested by Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Deputies Saturday afternoon following a bizarre domestic disturbance with her current boyfriend.

Market has #jitters about Twitter

Twitter is off to a terrible start in 2014 after bearish reports from several Wall Street analysts have made investors jittery.

Samuel L. Jackson in new childhood cancer PSA

Actor Samuel L. Jackson has played a mob hit man and a Jedi master, among other roles. His newest role: Fighting childhood cancer.

Poll: Majority support for extending jobless benefits

As a push to extend unemployment benefits for the long-term unemployed faces an uncertain future in Congress, a new national poll indicates majority support for a three-month extension.

Helping teens build a healthy body image

Six years ago, Dawn Larkin-Wallace, a mom of three, took up running to lose that 10 to 20 pounds of baby weight that just wouldn't go away. She figured once she dropped the weight, she'd be off the treadmill.

'Gravity' leads BAFTA nominations

Acclaimed space drama "Gravity" leads the nominations for this year's British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) with rival movies "12 Years a Slave" and "American Hustle" close on its heels.

Detained Americans Fast Facts

Here's a look at what you need to know about some recent cases of foreign governments detaining U.S. citizens. Cuba:

Dennis Rodman 'playing games' with imprisoned American's life, family says

Dennis Rodman is "playing games" with the life of jailed American Kenneth Bae, the imprisoned man's sister said Wednesday.