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Meteor shower will light up night sky for just a few hours

Skywatchers will be setting their alarm clocks for the early morning hours Thursday when the annual Quadrantid meteor shower peaks.

Shooting at New Year's Eve fireworks show kill 2 in California

A shooting at a New Year's Eve fireworks show in Sacramento, California, where thousands had gathered, killed two people and wounded at least three others, police said.

Doctors urged to join gun debate

he shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, on December 14 has compelled the editors of the medical journal Annals of Internal Medicine to call on other physicians to become active participants in the discussion about g

Back to work! Re-entering the job market in the New Year

"He doesn't remember you wearing a T-shirt and yoga pants covered in baby spit-up."

Five tech trends to watch in 2013

2013 will be a year of harsh change for the tech industry. We've just experienced five years of rapid, messy and disruptive innovation, and smartphones and tablets aren't the future any longer -- they're the present.

Hugh Hefner weds ex-fiancee Crystal Harris

If at first you don't succeed... Hugh Hefner tied the knot on New Year's Eve with playmate Crystal Harris. In typical Hef fashion, the Playboy founder tweeted about the nuptials.

3 more fiscal cliffs loom

Think the fiscal cliff is causing uncertainty and holding back the economy? How about three more cliff-like deadlines over the next three months?

Lovie Smith fired by Bears

The coach from Big Sandy has been sacked in Chicago. Lovie Smith has been fired after nine seasons as the head coach of the Bears.

'Skyfall' surpasses billion dollar mark

The team behind the latest James Bond movie can pop bottles for more reasons than the new year.

10 states to boost minimum wage

Nearly 1 million minimum-wage workers in 10 states will get a pay boost come New Year's Day.