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Dying news media looks to Apple tablet for hope, release today

Struggling US newspapers and magazines may seek Internet Age resurrection in a so-called "Jesus tablet" — a computer expected to grab the spotlight Wednesday at a much anticipated Apple event here.

McDonald's worker fired over slice of cheese

The dismissal was too severe a measure," the district court in Leeuwarden, in the north of the Netherlands, said in a written judgment."It is just a slice of cheese."

'Avatar' officially overtakes 'Titanic' for global box office record

It's official - "Avatar" is the new king of the world... or at least, the worldwide box office.

School District Bans Dictionary Over 'Oral Sex' Definition

The Golden State's Menifee Union School District has yanked all copies of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary from their shelves and is investigating the classic American text for containing "age-inappropriate" words.

Dealers are still selling cars covered by the throttle recall

Toyota says it still is making cars and trucks with potentially sticking accelerator-pedal assemblies that triggered a recall last Thursday of 2.3 million Toyota-brand cars and trucks.

Police commander of World Economic Forum found dead

DAVOS - The police commander heading security at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland was found dead on Tuesday, local authorities said, adding that his death appeared to be suicide.

Filmmaker who targeted ACORN arrested in alleged Senate phone scheme

The independent filmmaker who brought ACORN to its knees last year with an undercover expose was arrested this week along with three others, including the son of a federal prosecutor, and accused of trying to interf

Hoyer: No Easy Path on Health Care

House's No. 2 Dem says party is looking at ways to pass reform, doubts Obama will lay out plan during speech

Obama to propose freeze on government spending

WASHINGTON - Under mounting pressure to rein in mammoth budget deficits, President Obama will propose in his State of the Union address a three-year freeze on federal funding that is not related to national security