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  • Report reveals inmates suffer high levels of sexual abuse from guards

    A new report by the Justice Department found prison inmates in Indianapolis, Baltimore, St. Louis, and Philadelphia suffered a higher-than-average rate of sexual abuse at the hands of guards.

  • Plane makes belly landing at Newark airport (+video)

    Plane makes belly landing Saturday with no injuries. A US Airways flight from Philadelphia made an emergency belly landing in Newark when the landing gear could not be lowered.

  • Stocks fade in late trading

    Stocks fell on Wall Street Thursday on signs of a slowing economy mixed with indications the Federal Reserve would end its bond-buying program this year. Wal-Mart stocks sank after warning of weaker earnings ahead. 

  • USA Update How deal was struck for abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell to serve life sentence (+video)

    A jury on Monday found Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell guilty of first-degree murder in the deaths of three babies. He's waived his right to appeal the verdict, and prosecutors are dropping the death penalty.

  • Gosnell found guilty: Will he get death penalty?

    Gosnell found guilty:  Dr. Kermit Gosnell was convicted Monday of three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of three babies.

  • USA Update Abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell guilty of murdering three babies

    After 10 days of deliberations, a jury found Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell guilty of three counts of first-degree murder. He was accused of performing illegal late-term abortions.

  • American moms: What makes a mom in the US? Take our quiz

    Mother's Day began on May 10, 1908, as the project of Anna Jarvis. Observed only in Grafton, W. Va., and Philadelphia at first, Ms. Jarvis asked Congress to set aside a day to honor mothers. It took four years, but finally in 1914, little over a month before Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Mother's Day proclamation on May 14. What made a mom then is certainly different than what makes a mom now. In the pursuit of understanding who our mothers are in America today — their age, their marital status, how many babies they have — take our quiz and expand your understanding of the American Mom. 

  • Mike Jeffries wants no fat customers at A&F. Bad business?

    Mike Jeffries, CEO of Abercrombie & Fitch, has been accused by critics of excluding plus-sized customers from his stores. Unapologetically targeting thin, attractive customers is nothing new for Jeffries and Abercrombie, but can retailers afford to ignore a growing number of plus-sized shoppers? 

  • Wearable computers: Marty McFly, meet your jacket

    Clothing will not just be embedded with devices, but actually will be devices, from belly band fetal monitors to shirts that charge your cell phone to dresses that release insecticide on command.

  • Telecommuting: Is this working?

    Cover Story Telecommuting: Steady growth in work-at-home culture, Yahoo or not

    Telecommuting is a rapidly growing work-life style. Yahoo's recent ban of remote work sent a wave of concern through white-collar legions who consider themselves fortunate – and more productive – working in pajamas at home or holed up in a Starbucks cafe.