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Cold sores linked to cognitive decline

The virus causing your cold sore may put you at risk for something more insidious: Lower cognitive abilities.

Gun bill filibuster in the offing

A trio of Republican senators say they will block any gun control legislation that they consider a threat to Second Amendment rights.

English coroner to conduct inquest into Russian tycoon's death

English medical examiners will open an inquest on Thursday into the death of the expatriate Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky, police announced Tuesday.

Earthquake hits Mexico's Pacific coast

A 5.5-magnitude earthquake struck Mexico's Pacific coast in the southern state of Oaxaca Tuesday morning, near the city of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

Gas prices dip again in latest Lundberg Survey

U.S. gasoline prices have declined for four weeks straight and now average more than 20 cents a gallon cheaper than a year ago, according to a new nationwide survey.

Rand Paul for President in 2016?

Like father...like son? Former Congressman Ron Paul is not a stranger to the race to the White House. In fact, Ron Paul has run for president several times.

Republicans see shift in party ahead of same-sex marriage arguments

Republicans on Sunday described cracks appearing in their party's long-held opposition to same-sex marriage, an issue set to gain renewed attention when the Supreme Court hears arguments on its legality this week.

An invincible smart phone in the making

How would you like to have a scratch-proof and unbreakable screen smartphone? The next wave of smartphones  and tablets may be equipped with screens made from manufactured sapphires.

Man headed to dinner drives car on to neighbor's roof

The husband and wife left for a night on the town. They ended up with their Cadillac on the roof a house.

Pilot wannabe gets nonstop ride to jail

The angry Frenchman came upon an audacious solution when he couldn't fly business class, a plan worthy of "Catch Me If You Can."