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  • 10 basketball nuggets I learned from "Dr. J: The Autobiography"

    Here are 10 "windows" on the life of basketball Hall of Famer Julius Erving from gleaned from "Dr. J: The Autobiography," written with Karl Taro.

  • The 'Argo' effect: Film could stoke suspicions about Americans abroad (+video)

    The Oscar-winning film 'Argo' tells of how CIA operatives posed as a film crew to free hostages in Iran in 1979. The film could reinforce impressions in some countries that Americans are government agents.

  • Sharper, more aggressive Obama shows up to second presidential debate (+video)

    In a smaller town-hall style debate at Hofstra University in New York, the presidential candidates took the stage sometimes circling each other like prize fighters. 

  • Will Obama challenge Romney in their second debate?

    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney used the first debate to turn his campaign around, while President Barack Obama lost ground. Tuesday night's debate, the second of three, will provide Obama with the opportunity for a rematch. 

  • Presidential debate: Obama looks for turnaround in second confrontation

    Much as Obama needs to erase the memory of the first debate nearly two weeks ago, Romney will likewise need to turn in a repeat of his strong showing in their initial meeting.

  • Obama team promises to come out swinging in second debate

    Campaign advisors stated President Barack Obama was aware of his poor performance in the first presidential debate against Republican nominee Mitt Romney, and plans to show passion and energy in Tuesday's debate.

  • Bruce Springsteen rocks out for Barack Obama

    Rock star Bruce Springsteen will perform at an Obama campaign rally with Bill Clinton in Ohio next week. The race has tightened considerably in that important swing state, and Springsteen's appearance is designed to bolster Obama's image as a fighter for working class men and women.

  • Parents use spy tech to expose abuse of special needs kids

    Suspicious parents of special needs kids have recently taken advantage of advances in spy tech to plant wires on their children at school. The recordings have been used to expose abuse perpetrated by school officials; but also may raise privacy issues.

  • Hurricane watch from Surf City, N.C., to Virginia, as Irene expands reach (VIDEO)

    Coastal residents from Surf City, N.C., to the Virginia border should be ready for hurricane conditions within 48 hours, forecasters said Thursday morning. Irene is still a Category 3 hurricane, but it has broadened.
    08/25/2011 03:37 pm

  • Strauss-Kahn and five other vexing sexual assault cases

    Sexual assault cases rank among the most difficult to prosecute, as the one against ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is demonstrating. Held under house arrest since being charged with sexual assault of a maid at a New York hotel, the French politician was released on his own recognizance Friday amid questions about his accuser’s credibility. The “he said, she said” nature of such cases is one complicating factor (as is getting victims to report sexual assaults in the first place). But so are prosecutorial zeal, power politics, personal troubles of accusers, and even false accusation. Here are five high-profile sex-crime cases that fell apart, in which one or more of those factors played a role.
    07/01/2011 07:52 pm

Doing Good


What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

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