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'Explicit' category rumoured to be coming to App Store

Apple is thought to be considering introducing a new category to its App Store, as the row over 'overtly sexual' apps rumbles on.

All teachers fired at underperforming school in Rhode Island

CENTRAL FALLS, Rhode Island — The blue-and-white banner exclaiming "anticipation" on the front of Central Falls High School seems like a cruel joke for an institution so chronically troubled that its leaders decid

Dick Cheney released from hospital

WASHINGTON - Former Vice President Dick Cheney was released from a Washington hospital Wednesday morning, his office said.

New home sales hit record low in January

WASHINGTON - Sales of new homes plunged to a record low in January, underscoring the formidable challenges facing the housing industry as it tries to recover from the worst slump in decades.

Senate votes 70-28 to approve $15 billion jobs bill

WASHINGTON — The Senate today easily approved a $15 billion Democratic plan to try to spur job creation, as lawmakers hastened to demonstrate that they were taking steps to improve the nation’s employment picture.

Real betting is on the way

People in the industry like to place little wagers on the weekend boxoffice. They’re probably nothing more than five bucks, or a coffee shop lunch if “x” beats “y” this weekend. That sort of thing.

Dalai Lama says 'no problem' ending his position

LOS ANGELES – The Dalai Lama said Monday he would have no misgivings ending his centuries-old spiritual position if Tibetans so choose amid worries that China would try to pick a pliant successor.

Hospitalized Cheney 'feeling good,' source says

Washington - Former Vice President Dick Cheney was "feeling good" a day after being hospitalized with chest pains, a source who spoke to Cheney said Tuesday.

New credit card rules in place

A new federal credit-card law that takes effect Monday could erase billions of dollars a year in fees and interest charges paid by consumers.