2013's best cars for families
U.S. News & World Report has announced its awards for the 2013 Best Cars for Families. Check out the winners in 19 categories, from compact cars to SUVs.
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Black Friday: The best tech deals to look for
The height of the holiday shopping season is upon us, as fervor over the deals coming on Black Friday and Black Thursday (a.k.a. Thanksgiving) grows.
Overlap with Thanksgiving prompts second look at Hanukkah
The extremely rare overlap of Thanksgiving and the first full day of Hanukkah has triggered a more deliberate look for many American Jews at a holiday that's not been considered particularly important.
Man loses banana peel injury case, faces criminal charges
It was the video that did him in.
One night in early August, Maurice Owens was riding an elevator at a Washington Metro station when, he says, he slipped on a banana peel as he was getting off, injuring his hip and leg.
5 myths about health care's 'young invincibles'
Coined by the health insurance industry, the term "young invincibles" has come to describe 18- to 34-year-olds who go without coverage because they expect to remain healthy. Here, a few myths are debunked about who these uninsured young people are and what they want from the health-care system.
Turkeys are funny-looking and tasty, but can they fly?
Turkeys are an ungainly mess of a bird. Their bodies appear too big for their scrawny legs, and they are pocked with all manner of bizarre anatomical structures, including snoods (fleshy bumps on their foreheads) and a dewlap (that distinctive flappy wattle under its neck). But amazingly, the bird - at least in its wild form - can fly.
As mobile gadgets become bigger, some companies abandon websites altogether
An increasing number of companies are developing mobile-first or mobile-only strategies that prioritize customers' experience on smartphones and tablets over desktop computers, which have long been the way most people access the Internet.
A short course on the history of Thanksgiving foods
Ask the people around the table on Thursday about the history of Thanksgiving, and most will say something about the Pilgrims.
Old-school toys dominate holiday lists
There are two requests Don Mahoney, otherwise known as Santa Claus, keeps getting day after day: Barbies and Legos.
After Bieber's visit, fight over graffiti in Colombia
Mauricio Rodriguez says he and fellow graffiti artists always knew what could happen to them when they spray-painted on buildings in this bustling city: beatings by the police, nights in jail, paint cans confiscated. But then Justin Bieber came to town.
How does a Secret Service agent manage to leave behind a bullet in a hotel room?
The latest Secret Service scandal has raised an unusual question: How does an agent manage to leave a stray bullet behind?
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