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Apple: Systems Weren't Breached

Apple said Tuesday that hackers who posted hundreds of nude images of celebrities over the weekend didn't penetrate its systems

A burial team in protective clothing retrieves the body an Ebola victim from an isolation ward in the West Point neighborhood of Monrovia, Liberia.

CDC: Time Running Out on Ebola

The window of opportunity to stop the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is "closing quickly," a top health official said Tuesday

FILE - Michael Sam Released By St. Louis Rams

Reports: Dallas Cowboys Could Sign Michael Sam

Rookie defensive end Michael Sam could join the Dallas Cowboys if he passes a physical exam, according to several accounts. Sam, who became the first openly gay player selected in the NFL draft, is free to sign with any team

USA, Wyoming, Yellowstone National Park (UNESCO World Heritage List, 1976). Region of geysers, Castle Geyser

A Yellowstone 'Super Eruption' Could Cover Entire U.S.

An unsettling new study by a team of geophysicists used computer model of a "super eruption" and found that the resulting ash cloud, depending on wind conditions, would blanket the continental United States in ash deposits of varying thickness

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Hooray for the Mundane! Ordinary Memories Are the Best

Life's peak experiences sometimes pale in comparison to the routine business of living, a new study shows. That "what is ordinary now becomes more extraordinary in the future" can have some positive implications for our state of mind

Eric Cantor delivers a speech in Richmond, Va. on June 10, 2014.

Eric Cantor's New Job Will Make Him Very, Very Rich

The former House Majority Leader will be paid $3.4 million in his first 16 months as vice chairman and managing director of investment bank Moelis, a sum that puts his $193,400 congressional salary in stark relief

Adele attends the BRIT Awards 2012 at 02 Arena on Feb. 21, 2012 in London.

Two Gorgeous Unreleased Adele Songs Surface Online

"You'll Never See Me Again" and "Never Gonna Leave You" were originally recorded for her 2010 album 21 and surfaced online for the first time this weekend. Call it something to tide you over until the Grammy winner's long-awaited next full album

A sign stands in front of a Home Depot store on May 21, 2013 in El Cerrito, Calif.

Home Depot May Be The Latest Target Of Credit Card Breach

Multiple banks said they have spotted evidence of a new group of stolen credit and debit cards which link back to the home-repair store. Home Depot said it is working with the banks and law enforcement to investigate the data breaches

Demonstrators take part in a protest to demand higher wages for fast-food workers outside McDonald's in Los Angeles

Fast Food Workers Plan Another Strike

Fast-food workers across the country are planning another set of one-day walkouts this Thursday, with strikes set to take place in 150 cities at restaurants such as McDonald’s, Wendy’s and KFC. Workers are seeking $15 an hour

The sign for a Family Dollar store across the street from a Dollar General store, in Jackson, Miss on Aug. 19, 2014.

Dollar General Boosts Offer to Buy Family Dollar

The discount retailer sweetened its deal for Family Dollar to an all-cash offer of $80 per share, up from $78.50 and above the $74.50 cash-and-stock offer by Dollar Tree; Dollar General also promised to divest more stores in a bid to ease antitrust concerns