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Last checks go out for 2 million jobless

Some 2.1 million jobless Americans are receiving their last federal unemployment checks this week if Congress doesn't extend the deadline to file for extended benefits.

Hillary Clinton hospitalized after doctors discover blood clot

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was hospitalized Sunday after doctors discovered a blood clot during a follow-up exam related to a concussion she suffered this month, her spokesman said.

Kim Kardashian pregnant with Kanye's baby

he Twitterverse exploded early Monday after everyone's favorite bad-boy rapper Kanye West announced that his girlfriend, the famous-for-being-famous Kim Kardashian, was pregnant.

Father claims Connecticut shooter Adam Lanza's body

The father of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter Adam Lanza claimed his body last week, a family spokesman said.

Doctor: Young woman gang-raped in India on bus dies

A 23-year-old Indian woman, whose gang-rape aboard a bus in New Delhi spawned days of mass protests across India, has died, according to a doctor who was treating her at a Singapore hospital.

The top 10 tech 'fails' of 2012

Well, you can't win 'em all. In 2012, we saw big tech advances. Smartphones got bigger. Tablets got smaller. Social media played a role in everything from a presidential election to disaster relief.

Former Gulf War Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf dies at 78

Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, who commanded coalition forces during the Gulf War, died Thursday, a U.S. official said. He was 78.

NRA president: Schools should have choice on how to arm

National Rifle Association President David Keene said Thursday that schools across the country should decide how best to defend students and faculty.

Newtown official: We're overwhelmed, so please stop mailing us packages

Newtown, Connecticut, has received so many gifts since the December 14 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary that a local official is kindly asking people to stop sending them. The mail office and workers just can't handle the volume.

Toyota to pay $1.1 billion in recall case

Toyota Motors agreed to pay $1.1 billion to settle a class-action suit by car owners who claimed they suffered economic loss because of unintended acceleration in its cars.