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Winklevoss twins: Bitcoins better than gold

Tyler Winklevoss, one half of the duo known in popular culture as the Winklevii, thinks that the cybercurrency Bitcoin may be a better long-term bet than gold.

'Dads' offends before it even airs on TV

Is the new Fox series "Dads" a dud? According to many of the critics who have reviewed the new sitcom from executive producer Seth MacFarlane, the answer is yes.

Untreatable infections: CDC sets threat levels for drug-resistant bacteria

Health officials have been warning us about antibiotic overuse and bacteria resistance for a long time. But today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is sounding the alarm in a new way.

Father uses a little embarrassment to teach son a big lesson

One Louisiana father used a little public humiliation to teach his son an important lesson over the weekend.

Top officials escaped blame for Benghazi, new congressional report

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A commission that investigated last year's terror attack on the U.S.

Obama pressures conservative Republicans over possible shutdown

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- With two weeks and counting until the federal government runs out of money, President Barack Obama is turning up the heat on a group of congressional Republicans threatening to shut down the government over their opposition to the

Half-mast or half-staff: Protocol in times of tragedy

Following Monday's deadly shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, President Barack Obama ordered all flags on U.S.

Navy Yard shooting: AR-15, back in the news -- briefly

It has been called the most popular rifle in America, and it briefly returned to the spotlight after Monday's shooting at the Navy Yard: the AR-15. A U.S.

Miss America crowns 1st winner of Indian descent

She's the second consecutive New York beauty queen to take the Miss America title, but she's the first Indian-American to wear the national crown -- er, tiara -- atop her perfectly coiffed head.

Russia slams U.S. on Syria chemical weapons deal as U.N. report due

The world is expected to learn details Monday of what happened the day as many as 1,400 people were allegedly gassed to death outside the Syrian capital of Damascus.