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Google Glass adds style, prescription lenses

Google Glass's vision for its future is coming into focus.

Obama to raise minimum wage for federal contractors

While President Barack Obama's attempts to increase the nation's minimum wage through legislation have stalled in Congress, the White House announced plans on Tuesday to use the president's executive powers to partially address the

H7N9 bird flu resurges in China ahead of Lunar New Year

When Mr He, a 39-year-old furniture factory owner came down with flu symptoms late last year, he wasn't worried. According to his family, the man, who worked in Guangdong province in southern China, had always been healthy.

VIDEO: Student sets self on fire in school cafeteria

A Colorado High School student is in critical condition after setting himself on fire in the cafeteria.

Stocks tumble as techs get hit hard

Stocks tumbled again Monday, with tech companies getting hit particularly hard.

Olympic torch moves through Dagestan amid new threat

The Olympic torch has wound its way through more than 100 cities in the relay leading up to next month's Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. But the turn it took Monday highlighted a fear held by many people across the globe.

Avalanches cut road travel to Valdez, Alaska

Avalanches have blocked the only highway to Valdez, Alaska, cutting off all motor traffic to the coastal town of about 4,000 and leading town officials to urge voluntary evacuations of residences.

New hope for some of Syria's trapped and suffering

It's considered the capital of the Syrian uprising. It's been one of the most beleaguered cities in the nearly three-year conflict.

Flush of a different kind lands poker player in jail, police say

One poker player gave new meaning to the saying "throwing money down the drain."