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Americans wary of futuristic science, tech

Americans are generally excited about the new technology they expect to see in their lifetimes. But when confronted with some advances that already appear possible -- from skies filled with drones to meat made in a lab -- they get nervous.

Nearly 2 million homeowners no longer 'seriously' underwater

Surging home prices have helped nearly two million homeowners get back above water on their mortgages over the past year.

What does your sleeping style say about your relationship?

A new study, presented this week at the Edinburgh International Science Festival in Scotland, suggests your preferred sleeping habits may reveal a lot about your relationship.

Former hospital technician behind bogus mammogram results gets jail time

A former Georgia hospital technician was sentenced to up to six months in prison after pleading guilty to manipulating the mammogram records of 1,289 patients.

Obama, Biden announce millions for job training

OAKDALE, Pennsylvania (CNN) -- Hoping to help close the gap between workers' skills and the needs of businesses, President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced he's putting hundreds of millions toward job training programs that produce h

Corps of Engineers shares 'Nation's T. Rex' with Smithsonian Natural History Museum, public

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History welcomed the arrival of a nearly complete Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton to the facility here, today.

Boston bomb suspect can see autopsy photos

 Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be allowed to view autopsy photos of the attack's victims and meet with his si

Boston bomb suspect can see autopsy photos

 Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be allowed to view autopsy photos of the attack's victims and meet with his si

Bail set at $100,000 for man accused of Boston bomb hoax

A judge on Wednesday set bail at $100,000 for a man accused of carrying a fake bomb near a Boston crowd that was marking the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings.

Business savior or a sin? Jesus smokes weed in Seattle burger ad

The advertisement inevitably raised some eyebrows. Heck, it was intended to.

Ebola goes viral in city with 2M residents, experts hope it doesn't go global

It took only moments to feel the impact of what was happening here.

4 dead, almost 300 missing after South Korean ship sinks

Rescue boats and helicopters scrambled Wednesday to find almost 300 passengers, including scores of high school students, missing after a ferry sank off the southwest coast of South Korea.

New Banksy street art appears, disappears

Now you see it, now you don't. New street art by famously anonymous graffiti artist Banksy has been removed from a wall just hours after it was tracked down to a street in the British city of Bristol.

Facebook to make mobile users download Messenger

Mobile users who have gotten used to chatting with their friends via Facebook will soon have to make sure they've downloaded the social-media giant's app designed specifically for that.

'A scammer stole my tax refund'

Pamela Knighton, a 51-year-old social worker from Cuthbert, Ga. who earns less than $25,000 a year, had been really looking forward to her $4,300 tax refund last year.