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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.

Flu season: Worst may be over

 The current flu season, which began early and has been more severe than last year's, is slowing down, health officials say

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  A man who was carjacked by renegade former Los Angeles police officer Christopher Dorner says he deserves the $1 million reward in the case because his information helped end the manhunt.

Fifth-grade boys' plot to kill a classmate thwarted

Two fifth-grade boys armed with a stolen semi-automatic gun, ammunition clip and knife plotted to kill a classmate in Washington state but were thwarted when another student informed a school employee, authorities said Thursday.

Penny costs more than its worth

President Barack Obama has weighed in with his two cents on the 1-cent coin. But penny pinchers looking for a plan to make the penny less expensive may be disappointed.

Russian meteor causes blast; hundreds injured

A meteor streaked through the skies above Russia's Urals region Friday morning, before exploding with a flash and boom that shattered glass in buildings and left hundreds of people hurt.

San Bernardino Sheriff's Department: Charred body confirmed as Christopher Dorner

Medical examiners have positively identified the body of the renegade former Los Angeles police officer Christopher Dorner, the man authorities say killed four people and wounded three others in a vendetta against his old comrades.

Idol Across America

AMERICAN IDOL will kick off IDOL ACROSS AMERICA, a cross-country relay of the IDOL microphone, traveling from New York City to the IDOL stage in Los Angeles.