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  • In Pictures Remembering Steve Jobs

    The main Apple Inc. website featuring Apple co-founder and former Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs is seen on an iPhone in Sydney, Australia, on Oct. 6. Mr. Jobs, the Silicon Valley entrepreneur who reinvented the world's computing, music, and mobile phone industries and changed the daily habits of millions around the globe, died on Oct. 5.

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  • "Henrietta Lacks" author Rebecca Skloot writing new book

    Chapter & Verse "Henrietta Lacks" author Rebecca Skloot writing new book

    Bestselling author Rebecca Skloot will release a book about humanity's relationship with animals

  • In Pictures Remembering Steve Jobs

    The main Apple Inc. website featuring Apple co-founder and former Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs is seen on an iPhone in Sydney, Australia, on Oct. 6. Mr. Jobs, the Silicon Valley entrepreneur who reinvented the world's computing, music, and mobile phone industries and changed the daily habits of millions around the globe, died on Oct. 5.

  • '50/50' cast discusses new comedy in roundtable

    Culture Cafe '50/50' cast discusses new comedy in roundtable

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard and writer Will Reiser talk about their movie about two friends dealing with cancer, out today.

  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen in 50/50: movie review

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen in 50/50: movie review

    In the comedy '50/50,' Seth Rogen plays a social misfit trying to comfort a friend (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) with a tough medical diagnosis.

  • Venezuela sets date for 2012 presidential election

    Latin America Monitor Venezuela sets date for 2012 presidential election

    With the vote scheduled for Oct. 7, Hugo Chávez looks set to face the toughest presidential election of his tenure, as a recent poll has him neck-and-neck with likely challenger Henrique Capriles.

  • World's cheapest gas: Top 10 countries

    World's cheapest gas: Top 10 countries

    While Americans and Europeans  bemoan the cost of gasoline at the pumps, people in some other parts of the world enjoy filling up their tanks cheaply thanks to subsidies provided by wealthy, oil-rich governments. But fuel subsidies tend to benefit the rich (who own motor vehicles) more than the poor. The IMF estimated that 65 percent of the fuel subsidies in Africa benefit the richest 40 percent of households (2010). Only 8 percent of the $410 billion in government fuel subsidies worldwide went to the poorest 20 percent of the population (International Energy Agency - estimates, 2010). The British insurance firm Staveley Head has released the latest list of the world’s gas pump prices. Here are the 10 cheapest countries on Earth to fill a gas tank.

  • Social Security benefits? Not for this daughter.

    Social Security benefits? Not for this daughter.

    Social Security benefits from deceased dad won't go to daughter conceived after his death through artificial insemination. Appeals court rules that she didn't meet Social Security eligibility requirements.

  • Should the Lockerbie bomber go back to jail?

    Should the Lockerbie bomber go back to jail?

    US and British politicians want Libyan rebels to extradite Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, the Lockerbie bomber released by Scotland in 2009 after doctors gave him three months to live.

  • Latin America Monitor Hugo Chávez no longer lying low

    Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez's silence during his initial trip to Cuba for cancer treatment raised speculation about his future. Now he is trying to remain in the public eye.

  • In Pictures Betty Ford remembered

    The memorial program for the funeral of former first lady Betty Ford is seen in front of St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Palm Desert, Calif., on July 12. Betty Ford, whose triumph over drug and alcohol addiction became a beacon of hope for addicts and the inspiration for her Betty Ford Center in California, died on July 8.