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Starbucks: We fixed app that left passwords vulnerable

Starbucks said it has fixed its mobile app that left customers' passwords open to attack.

The smart politics of Snapchat

When Rand Paul, a likely Republican presidential candidate, signed up for the photo-sharing app Shapchat on Wednesday, it set off a predictable round of mockery about the Kentucky senator.

Adviser defends Clinton amid Benghazi criticism

A top adviser and longtime confidant to Hillary Clinton is defending the former Secretary of State against renewed attacks from Republicans over her leadership during the deadly 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi.

Putin says gays 'can feel safe' at Sochi Winter Olympics

Russia's Vladimir Putin again sought to downplay fears that gay visitors will be discriminated against as he paid a visit to the Sochi area Friday, exactly three weeks before the Winter Olympics get under way.

MLB gets instant replay reviews

The 30 Clubs of Major League Baseball have unanimously approved the expansion of instant replay, which will be in effect for the 2014 Championship Season and the 2014 Postseason.

Best Buy hit by holiday sales slump

Best Buy reported disappointing holiday sales Thursday, sending shares plunging in early trading.

CNN tests at 2 W.Va. sites show acceptable chemical levels in water

Independent tests commissioned by CNN of water supplies from a hotel and home in southwest West Virginia showed the presence of a chemical after a leak in the area last week, but both samples were within levels believed to be acceptable for con

U.N. committee on sexual abuse grills Vatican officials

A senior Vatican official acknowledged Thursday there is "no excuse" for child sex abuse, as he and others were grilled by a U.N. committee about the Catholic Church's handling of pedophile priests.

Former RNC Chair Gillespie to launch Republican Senate bid Thursday

Former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie Thursday will launch his campaign to try to unseat Democratic Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, two sources with knowledge of Gillespie's plans confirmed to CNN.

2014 Oscars: The nominees' list

"Thor" star Chris Hemsworth joined Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, on Thursday to announce the nominees for the 2014 Academy Awards.