VIDEO: 'Gravity', 'American Hustle' top Oscar nominees
The president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and actor Chris Hemsworth announce the major category nominees for the 86th annual Academy Awards.
VIDEO: Flu spreads across Midwest
Flu numbers are up for this time of year across Missouri, Illinois and other parts of the Midwest.
Four ways to tell if Affordable Care Act is working
We are now days into the health-care law's insurance expansion, which began at midnight on Jan. 1. And it is, alas, far too early to tell if the nation's new health-care reform is working.
Which celebrities, politicians had the best and worst 2013?
What do the cast of Duck Dynasty, Jennifer Lawrence and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie have in common? How about Paula Deen, President Obama and Anthony Weiner?
In technology, 2013 was a more amazing year than you think
If you go by the headlines, the iPhone 5S and Google Glass were the big technology stories of 2013, and Twitter's IPO was the event of the year. But look again, at the stories we missed. So much happened, in fact, that I believe we have set the stage for the transformation of entire industries.
Science's top 10 breakthroughs of 2013
Every year, the editors of Science huddle together and pick an outstanding scientific achievement as the Breakthrough of the Year.
VIDEO: Busy season at the post office
The post office faces the year's busiest days as it delivers billions of pieces of mail and millions of packages during the holiday season. Monday was expected to be the busiest mail day. It's expected to handle the most packages on Thursday.
AAA expects U.S. holiday travel to reach record high
U.S. travel during the Christmas and New Year's holidays will rise for a fifth straight year to reach a record, boosted by more automobile trips, AAA said.
Federal budget deal would have new hires pay more into pensions
Federal employees hired after Jan. 1 will make higher contributions toward their retirement benefits than current workers under a budget deal announced Tuesday night.
VIDEO: Obama urges world to act on Mandela's legacy
President Obama spoke of former South African President Nelson Mandela's legacy of making peace by getting them to trust each other. Obama spoke at the memorial for Mandela in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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