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Twitter updates abuse rules after UK backlash over threats

 Twitter responded Saturday to a backlash in the United Kingdom sparked by recent online threats against women by announcing it had revised its rules on abusive behavior.

Your TV might be watching you

Today's high-end televisions are almost all equipped with "smart" PC-like features, including Internet connectivity, apps, microphones and cameras.

Yankees' Rodriguez: Rich contract may be adding on to woes

Alex Rodriguez says his record contract makes him an attractive target for a baseball ban or suspension, and may play a major role in his current woes.

Scheme to reel in pot at county jail hits a snag

It has to be difficult to outfit a fishing expedition when you're in jail.

Cooper excused from Eagles team activities to receive counseling

The Philadelphia Eagles announced on Friday, wide-receiver, Riley Cooper, has been excused from all team activities, so he can receive counseling in light of his recent actions.

Massive Yellowstone geyser puts on a surprise show

Everyone knows the story of Old Faithful. Here's the story of Old Unreliable. The Steamboat geyser at Yellowstone National Park is the world's tallest active geyser, but it's unpredictable, sometimes waiting months or decades between eruptions.

Cal Ripken Jr. offers $100,000 for arrest, conviction of mom's kidnapper

Baltimore Orioles "Iron Man" Cal Ripken Jr.

Dying 2-year-old to be couple's best man

Christine Swidorsky and Sean Stevenson may be counting the hours until their wedding this Saturday, but the day will be bittersweet.

Police: Mom kept autistic son in 'dungeon-like conditions'

His room smelled of urine and feces.

The end of creative mailboxes?

Dog-shaped mailboxes, Hawaiian-print mailboxes, even tiger-protected mailboxes --- such letterbox creativity could eventually disappear. As CNN Money recently reported, the U.S.