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Dec 29, 2013 11:06AM ET
Healthcare.gov, the struggling federal healthcare startup, finally cleared 1 million users in the month of December, federal officials announced Sunday morning, acknowledging a milestone that falls short of original goals.
Dec 29, 2013 10:07AM ET
Just 40 days before the Sochi Olympics, a female suicide bomber detonated an explosive inside a train station in Volgograd, killing at least 14 people and injuring many more, and raising safety concerns leading into the games.
Dec 28, 2013 5:44PM ET
A desire to play professional basketball would seemingly be a very important part of a professional basketball player's successful career. But, you know, maybe not.
Dec 28, 2013 5:09PM ET
New York City mayor-elect Bill de Blasio may not have the glitz and glamour of outgoing billionaire bad boy Michael Bloomberg, but that doesn't mean he can't attract star power.
Dec 28, 2013 3:24PM ET
An investigation just released from The New York Times' David Kirkpatrick paints the best picture yet of what led to the attack on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya last year that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.
Dec 28, 2013 2:23PM ET
Unemployment benefits dried up for an estimated 1.3 million Americans on Saturday as politicians let the recession-era holdover federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation program expire.
Dec 28, 2013 1:01PM ET
Once again, Y Combinator cofounder Paul Graham's mouth has landed him in hot water. The loose-lipped Silicon Valley power broker said some dumb stuff about women.
Dec 28, 2013 11:15AM ET
The Secretary of State returns to the Middle East shortly after the holidays end to continue pursuing his White Whale.
Dec 28, 2013 9:47AM ET
The search wasn't the most successful ever, especially considering gunshots may or may not have been fired while the four U.S. military personnel were at a routine checkpoint.
Dec 23, 2013 2:50PM ET
Year's end is upon us, therefore we must go back and watch as many Saturday Night Live sketches as possible.
Dec 23, 2013 10:48AM ET
Banks are imposing tight debit card restrictions during the last minutes of the holiday shopping season — which surely won't infuriate parents, travelers and last minute shoppers — because of Target's recent massive data breach.
Dec 22, 2013 4:50PM ET
Welcome to the Box Office Report, where — by the beard of Zeus! — we're wondering how Anchorman 2 somehow did not earn the top spot at the box office this weekend.
Dec 22, 2013 3:09PM ET
IMF chief Christine Lagarde warns against another debt ceiling fight; Joe Manchin talks gun reform, Big Brother constantly watching us all and the perils of Obamacare.
Dec 22, 2013 12:46PM ET
We knew what was coming when Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake were announced as host and musical guest for Saturday Night Live's holiday special — a whole lotta' bromancing and big guest appearances.
Dec 21, 2013 1:32PM ET
At one point Johnny Depp was known for his skills as a thespian, not his ability to wear too much eyeliner and mumble with a drunken grace. Seems like Depp wants to remind us that he can be great in the trailer for his latest movie, Transcendence.
Dec 21, 2013 12:28PM ET
Late Friday afternoon before boarding her long flight to South Arica from London's Heathrow airport, InterActiveCorp communications director Justine Sacco tweeted a "joke." It went over poorly.
Dec 18, 2013 2:14PM ET
The Federal Reserve just announced a $10 billion taper from its economic stimulus programs, citing an "improvement" in labor market conditions and "cumulative progress" towards maximum employment.
Dec 18, 2013 1:10PM ET
Jay Leno is nearly done with NBC and The Tonight Show after over 20 years, and CNN president Jeff Zucker is rumored to be ready to pounce once the Great Chinbino is free from Burbank.
Dec 18, 2013 10:46AM ET
The guy who's best known for orchestrating the creation of the first Hollywood super agency just out did himself.
Dec 18, 2013 8:39AM ET
The BBC set about asking innocent British citizens for their opinions when they stumbled on the king of cool, the sultan of smooth — they asked The Fonz.
Dec 17, 2013 6:16PM ET
Federal prosecutors have a Harvard student over yesterday's bomb threats that cancelled the semester's first morning of exams.
Dec 17, 2013 4:50PM ET
Think about every time on twitter when you make a typo, or you use the wrong word, or your syntax sucks. An edit button would make life so much easier, but don't expect one to show up under your Christmas tree.
Dec 17, 2013 12:55PM ET
Tonight's Mega Millions draw has been boosted to an astonishing $636 million, the second largest prize ever in the U.S., and is threatening to go higher.
Dec 17, 2013 10:48AM ET
North Korea threatened major harm on a South Korean island Tuesday, adding to a flurry of suspicious activity that has some experts worried about the embattled regime in Pyongyang.
Dec 16, 2013 6:09PM ET
Regis Philbin, Twitter's newest celebrity newbie, had a somewhat baffling first tweet on Monday.
Dec 16, 2013 3:24PM ET
Vitali Klitschko, also known as "Dr. Ironfist," a professional boxer and leader in the pro-West revolution in Ukraine, has retired from fighting and forfeited his heavyweight title.
Dec 16, 2013 11:53AM ET
Uncles aren't the only thing being purged from North Korea these days. It now appears most of the country's state-run news archive has gone missing.
Dec 16, 2013 10:15AM ET
Shortly after Sunday night's episode of 60 Minutes aired, Page Six's Richard Johnson reported that John Miller was leaving the network to rejoin the NYPD.
Dec 15, 2013 7:07PM ET
For some reason the Des-Moines Register wants to know how people feel about potential 2016 presidential candidates despite the fact that the election is three years away.
Dec 15, 2013 5:14PM ET
Welcome to the Box Office Report, where we always considered Smaug an upstanding citizen who did not deserve to be desolated.