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  • Sandy Hook: Police say shooter forced his way into school

    Police said Saturday they had found "very good evidence" they hoped would answer questions about the motives of the gunman, described as brilliant but remote, who forced his way into the Sandy Hook school, killing 26 children and adults in one of the world's worst mass shootings.

  • Sick of traffic, Kenyans on board with Nairobi's new commuter rail

    The Kenyan capital, home to some of the world's worst traffic, launched its new commuter rail this week in part of a homegrown modernization effort.

  • Elsewhere

    Richard Russo's memoir of life with his mother is a vivid if devastating portrait of the complicated relationship that overshadowed his life.

  • Market waits for election; earnings disappoint

    Stocks wobbled up and down Monday, unsure of how to turn with the presidential election looming near. One stock that jumped was Ancestry.com, the genealogy website, which announced it will be bought by European private equity firms.

  • Stocks down as weak earnings drag market lower

    Stock prices dropped Friday after the release of poor corporate earning reports from Microsoft, General Electric and McDonald's. All 10 industry groups in the S&P 500 fell, led by materials and technology stocks.

  • Decoder Buzz Unemployment rate tampering? Why conspiracy theorists went wild.

    Retired GE CEO Jack Welch saw Friday's jobs report, with its 7.8 percent unemployment rate, as 'unbelievable.' Others on the right piled on, suggesting Obama administration tampering. But the jobs number in question has been known to vary widely month to month.

  • The 20 most fascinating accidental inventions

    Most inventors strive for weeks, months, or years to perfect their products. (Thomas Edison tried thousands of different light bulb filaments before arriving at the ideal mixture of tungsten.) But sometimes, brilliance strikes by accident. Here's a salute to the scientists, chefs, and everyday folk who stumbled upon greatness – and, more important, shared their mistakes with the world.UPDATE: After great reader feedback, we've added five additional accidental inventions: Stainless steel, plastic, ice cream cones, Post-it Notes, and matches.

  • 3 lawyers test human rights cases from abroad in Supreme Court

    The Supreme Court will hear a case Monday which could determine whether cases involving foreign governments committing atrocities in their own countries should be heard in the US court system.

  • Stocks snap losing streak

    Thursday was the best day for US stocks since Sept. 13, when Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke announced further steps by the central bank to speed the economic recovery. Stocks were also helped by speculation that the central bank of China will act soon to help the world's No. 2 economy.

  • Cybersecurity bill: Why senator is taking his case straight to top CEOs

    Amid opposition from business groups to a cybersecurity bill, Sen. Jay Rockefeller is writing CEOs of the nation's top 500 companies for their views 'without the filter of Beltway lobbyists.'