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Jobless claims up 20,000 since last week

First-time claims for unemployment benefits rose last week, according to a government report that showed continued weakness in the job market.

Josh Hamilton chose his own path in calling out Rangers fans

Gil Lebreton writes for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Here's his opinion on Josh Hamilton.

Vatican: Pope may change rules to allow replacement vote sooner

Pope Benedict XVI is considering changing the Vatican constitution to allow a vote for his successor to begin before March 15, Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi said Wednesday.

Supreme Court sides with dog, law enforcement in search case

Aldo the German shepherd and his human companions in law enforcement won an important Supreme Court appeal on Tuesday over vehicle searches for drugs and contraband.

Police: Man raped woman he met on Christian dating website

A California man is accused of raping a woman he met on a Christian dating website -- and police fear there may be other victims.

Los Angeles Lakers owner Buss dies at age 80

Basketball Hall of Fame member Jerry Buss, who had owned the Los Angeles Lakers since the National Basketball Association franchise's resurgence and dominance began in 1979, died in Los Angeles on Monday morning, a Cedars-Sinai hospital spo

Republicans still question Hagel's nomination

Sen. John Barrasso said Sunday that when Republicans held up a vote last week on Chuck Hagel's nomination to be defense secretary, it wasn't a political ploy, but a sign of serious questions about the nominee.

Comeback kid Nadal takes Brazil title

Rafael Nadal's rivals take note -- the Spaniard is on his way back and he's ready to fire on all cylinders.

How Samsung is out-innovating Apple

There's no arguing that Apple set the standard for modern mobile devices with the iPhone and the iPad. It didn't take long after those two products launched for competitors to rush out their own copycat devices.

Sold! JFK's Air Force One bomber jacket fetches $629,000 at auction

Half a century after the heyday of Camelot, a treasure trove of John F. Kennedy personal items now belongs to a bevy of JFK fanatics.