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Twitter launches emergency notification service

A new service from Twitter allows government agencies and non-governmental organizations to send emergency messages directly to users' phones during natural disasters or times of crisis, the company announced Wednesday.

Obamacare open enrollment: Here's everything you need to know

Amy Braun-Gross is counting the hours until October 1. It's not her birthday nor her anniversary. October 1 is the day that marks the first time ever she will be allowed to buy health insurance.

Former President George H.W. Bush witnesses same-sex marriage

George H.W. Bush was an official witness to a same-sex marriage this past weekend in Maine, a spokesman for the former president told CNN.

What's the deal with the new Army tattoo rules?

In this day and age, tattoos have become commonplace.

Paul Oliver: Latest in a string of NFL suicides

Paul Oliver, a former defensive back for the University of Georgia and the San Diego Chargers, was found dead this week, apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot.

Civil rights activist Evelyn Lowery dies after stroke

Civil rights activist Evelyn Gibson Lowery, who with her husband the Rev. Joseph Lowery participated in the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery march in Alabama, died Thursday morning at her Atlanta home, a family spokeswoman said.

Ted Cruz does not, will not like Obamacare

Sen. Ted Cruz would not fund Obamacare. He will not fund it, Sam-I-am.

Burger King snipes at McDonald's with lower-fat fries

Burger King has launched the latest salvo in its French fries war with McDonald's: a new fry that it's billing as a lower-calorie alternative to its fattier rival.

As sequel is published, 'The Shining' continues to grip audiences

The 1980 cult-classic film "The Shining" could very well get a sequel now that Stephen King has published his long-awaited followup to the 1977 novel.

Group claims to have hacked iPhone 5S

A group of hackers in Germany says it has found a way to bypass the fingerprint-sensor security system on the new iPhone 5S.