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AOL CEO: Firing employee for taking a photo was a mistake

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- AOL CEO Tim Armstrong told employees Tuesday that he's sorry for publicly firing an employee for taking a photo during a conference call.

2 dead in Alabama crash of UPS cargo plane

The pilot and co-pilot of a UPS cargo flight died Wednesday when the Airbus A300 they were flying crashed on approach to the Birmingham, Alabama, airport, Mayor William Bell said. The plane, which took off from Louisville, Kentucky, went down arou

As haze clears, are American opinions on marijuana reaching tipping point?

The question has dipped in and out of the national conversation for decades: What should the United States do about marijuana?

Winning suit won't put Paula Deen back in the money

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- A federal judge threw out a racial discrimination lawsuit against Paula Deen, but the financial damage resulting from the celebrity chef's admitted use of a slur has already been done. The Southern cuisine expert still has a

82-year-old man arrested after stabbing 73-year-old niece

According to Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator, an 82-year-old Shreveport man was arrested by Caddo deputies this morning for stabbing his 73-year-old niece with a steak knife.

Hyperloop isn't the only transportation idea out there

With his Hyperloop proposal, Elon Musk isn't the only entrepreneur proposing ways to rev up American transportation. The man who brought us sleek, clean electric Tesla cars and SpaceX -- a private space program that successfully sent a payload to

Autism linked to induced or augmented labor, study says

As scientists struggle to understand the causes of autism, a potential new pattern has emerged: The condition is associated with induced or augmented labor, according to a new study. Induction means stimulating contractions before spontaneous labo

Suddenly, Google is making great hardware

Here's a brief history lesson for you. Three years ago, Google was where you turned to look up a recipe. To check your e-mail.

Hospital tech David Kwiatkowski, accused of multi-state hepatitis outbreak, to plead guilty

David Kwiatkowski, a hospital worker accused of causing a multi-state outbreak of hepatitis C last year, will plead guilty to all 14 charges in exchange for a prison term of 30 to 40 years. Kwiatkowski agreed to plead guilty to seven counts of tam

Army social worker thought Nidal Hasan's shooting was exercise, she tells court

An Army social worker who was preparing to deploy to Afghanistan in 2009 told a military court Monday that she thought the shooting at Fort Hood was a training exercise. She comforted a soldier who later died, she said. Capt.