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Coroner reports pneumonia, drugs killed Brittany Murphy

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County coroner says Brittany Murphy died from pneumonia but prescription drug intoxication was also a factor.The coroner released its results Thursday.

Google teams up with NSA to ward off cyberattacks

UNDATED - The world's largest Internet search company and the world's most powerful electronic surveillance organization are teaming up in the name of cybersecurity.

Tiger Woods set to make return in upcoming tournament

UNDATED - Tiger Woods could be out of sex rehab and back on the links in two weeks, an Australian newspaper reported Wednesday.

Brown demands to be sworn in earlier than planned

BOSTON – Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown changed course and demanded he be sworn in to replace the late Sen. Edward M.

Scott Brown to be sworn in Feb. 11

BOSTON - Massachusetts officials are planning to formally certify the US Senate election results Wednesday, allowing Senator-elect Scott Brown to be sworn in at any point afterward.

Court rules sex-change costs are tax-deductible

WASHINGTON - Costs incurred in sex-change operations and procedures are tax-deductible, the U.S. Tax Court ruled.

Planes take flight regardless of problems

Alerted by a brake warning light in the cockpit, the captain on a U.S. airline flight last August warned passengers he was making an emergency landing and called for firetrucks to be standing by.

Leach-Tech headed to mediation

Former Texas Tech football coach Mike Leach and the school are headed to mediation Friday in Lubbock, Texas, sources with knowledge of the situation told ESPN.com on Tuesday.

Canadian Premier shuns own health care; comes to U.S. for surgery

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland Premier Danny Williams will undergo heart surgery later this week in the United States.

Backdoor taxes to hit middle class

The Obama administration's plan to cut more than $1 trillion from the deficit over the next decade relies heavily on so-called backdoor tax increases that will result in a bigger tax bill for middle-class families.