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Johnny Carson On 'The Tonight Show'

Johnny Carson Reigns America's Late Night, Poll Finds

Twenty-three years after retiring from The Tonight Show — and a decade after his death — Johnny Carson remains the most popular late-night TV host, and it's not even close, according to the results of a poll released on Tuesday

Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple Inc., listens during a Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations hearing in Washington, D.C., in 2013.

Apple Boss Accuses Companies of Violating User Privacy

Apple's Tim Cook lashed out at Internet giants and government Tuesday, calling them out for undermining constitutionally-guaranteed rights to privacy. He stressed that Apple is a company “that doesn’t want your data”

James Holmes sits in court for an advisement hearing at the Arapahoe County Justice Center in Centennial, Colorado June 4, 2013.

Gunman: I Tried Calling Crisis Line Before Theater Shooting

James Holmes lingered outside a Colorado movie theater in 2012, thinking someone at a mental-health hotline might talk him out of killing strangers, he told a psychiatrist last year. But his call was disconnected after nine seconds, before anyone answered

Passengers wearing masks to prevent contracting Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) walk past a thermal imaging camera (unseen) at Incheon International Airport in South Korea, June 2, 2015.

MERS Is Going to Spread in South Korea, the WHO Says

The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that South Korea could expect further cases of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome. The disease has killed two people, and the number of cases in the country now stands at 30 — the largest outside of Saudi Arabia

Striding youth silhoutted in dimly lit c

Top Oxford Academic Says the U.S. 'Overreacted' to 9/11

Incoming Oxford University vice chancellor Louise Richardson said this week that the U.S. overreacted to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, thanks in large part to the American populace’s lack of exposure to violent extremism

Jennifer Martinez filled a shopping cart with toys at the Toys R Us store on County Line Road in Arapahoe County Thursday night, November 28, 2013.

Study Finds Minority Retail Workers Get Lower Pay

A new report by public policy group Demos and the NAACP finds retailers pay black and Hispanic full-time salespeople about 75% of what they pay white workers in the same positions. Black and Hispanic cashiers make about 90% of what their white colleagues earn

China Boat Sinks

Hundreds Feared Dead in China River Boat Tragedy

More than 150 Chinese divers plumbed the murky depths of China's turbulent Yangtze River on Wednesday, as hopes began to wane that 437 missing passengers aboard the river cruiser that capsized on Monday night would be found alive

Why Caitlyn Jenner's Name Doesn't Start With a K

Jenner "went back and forth about how it would be spelled," Vanity Fair reports, only to decide to break the tradition of spelling family forenames with a K — "and the media associations that went with it" — and settle on Caitlyn with a C