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Steve Ballmer now owns NBA's Clippers for record $2 billion

LOS ANGELES (CNN) -- Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer became the new owner of the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday, concluding a public saga in which the league expelled one of the prior co-owners for racist comments. The sale marks the e

Protests over Michael Brown shooting end with flying bottles and teargas

FERGUSON, Missouri (CNN) -- Late night protests in Ferguson, Missouri, over the shooting death of Michael Brown, dispersed after bottles flew at officers, who answered with tear gas, police said Wednesday. Protesters gathered in the St.

Famed actress Lauren Bacall dies at 89

Actress Lauren Bacall, the husky-voiced Hollywood icon known for her sultry sensuality, died Tuesday.

Restoring her kimchi connection

For Hannah Chung, at least one element of her parents' culture was something of an acquired taste.

Japan GDP growth collapses amid sales tax shock

Japan's economy suffered its worst contraction since 2011 in the second quarter as the threat of higher tax payments put consumers off major purchases.

You can't change the color of Facebook - it's a virus

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- A scam app claiming that it can change the color of your Facebook profile page actually loads malware onto your smartphone or computer. More than 10,000 people around the world have been duped into downloading the malware,

How Ballmer's $2 billion Clippers deal could pay off

Steve Ballmer's $2 billion deal to buy the Los Angeles Clippers dwarfs the previous $550 million record price for an NBA team the way a basketball center towers over a jockey.

What we know about Michael Brown's shooting

It's a case of he said, he said. The accounts of why a police officer fatally shot Michael Brown on a street in Ferguson, Missouri, this weekend couldn't be more disparate.

Officials release Robin Williams' cause of death

Robin Williams apparently died of asphyxia due to hanging, Marin County Sheriff's Lt. Keith Boyd said Tuesday.

Your gun is lost in the mail? The government wants to know

When guns go missing in the mail, there's no requirement to tell the law.