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  • Even a runner leaves a carbon footprint

    About 30,000 runners will invade Washington Oct. 28 for the 2012 Marine Corps Marathon. The race's popularity has skyrocketed since its inception in 1976, when 1,175 participants undertook the lung-busting challenge.

    October 16, 2012

  • Screen shot 2012-10-15 at 5.04.55 PM.png VIDEO: Pressure on Obama to come out punching in round two

    Following Mitt Romney's commanding performance in the first presidential debate and the bump it gave him in the polls, President Barack Obama is under pressure to perform well in debate number two.


    October 16, 2012 1 Photo

  • For police, not wearing seat belts can be fatal mistake

    By the time his police cruiser tumbled to a halt in the underbrush beside the interstate in August, the young police officer had been flung clear of the car to his death, the same fate that had been suffered by 139 other officers nationwide who were ejected from their vehicles when not using a seat belt.

    October 15, 2012

  • Screen shot 2012-10-15 at 11.46.14 AM.png VIDEO: Teen girl still bullied after suicide

    Amanda Todd, 15, is still being bullied on Facebook and YouTube, less than a week after she committed suicide after she was reportedly bullied. The Canadian teen posted a video she made on YouTube in September expressing her struggles. And it is there, and on Facebook memorial pages, where she is being bullied, even after death.


    October 15, 2012 1 Photo

  • Flipping houses is booming business again

    Not long ago, John Irvin was selling women's shoes in the Nordstrom at an Arlington, Va., shopping mall, pulling down about $20 an hour.
    Now he flips houses in Northern Virginia - scooping up short sales, rehabbing them and aiming for a quick sell. He has sold three homes so far and says he netted more than $30,000 in profit each time.

    October 15, 2012

  • Microsoft to begin rolling out Xbox music service

    Microsoft's Internet music service will roll out starting Tuesday on Xbox and next week on computers with Windows 8, as the company looks to compete against Pandora Media and Spotify.

    October 15, 2012

  • 98348_8148.jpg SLIDESHOW: America's 13 best haunted houses has released its list of the best haunted houses in America. Here are the top 13.

    October 11, 2012

  • 3-D mammograms offer new screening option

    At some screening centers, women are now being offered a 3-D technology that costs more and involves more radiation but may provide a better look.

    October 10, 2012

  • Slate: The iPhone 5 is a miracle

    The iPhone 5 is the best phone ever to grace the earth. It beats every single rival on just about every metric you can think of, including speed, battery life, and especially beauty and workmanship.

    October 9, 2012

  • 115057_5057.jpg The 10 best McDonald's meals you won't find in the U.S.

    McDonald's has over 32,000 locations in 119 countries, and part of its international success is due to clever attempts to appeal to local customers by inventing food tailored to their tastes. From Paris to Delhi, here's a list of the top ten McDonald's meals Americans are missing out on.

    October 9, 2012 1 Photo

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