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 In this Dec. 15, 2014 file photo, packages are sorted on a conveyer belt before being loaded onto trucks for delivery at a FedEx facility in Marietta, Ga.

It's Down to the Wire for Online Shopping

As the holiday shopping season winds down, FedEx, UPS and online retailers are using the last few days to try to avoid the problems that occurred last year when severe winter weather and a surge in late orders from shoppers caused delivery delays...



  • Crunch Time Again for Health Insurance Sign-Ups

    President Barack Obama's push to cover America's uninsured faces another big test Monday. This time, it's not only how the website functions, but how well the program itself works for millions who are starting to count on it. Midnight Monday, Pacific time, is the deadline for new customers to pick a health plan that will take effect Jan. 1...

  • Defense Satellite Launches from California Coast

    A U.S. defense satellite launched from California's central coast after weather delays caused by a major storm that drenched the state. An unmanned Atlas V rocket carrying a classified payload for the National Reconnaissance Office blasted from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 7:19 p.m. Friday and lit the dark, cloudy sky...

  • High-Speed Internet on Its Way to More Schools

    The Federal Communications Commission has agreed to boost spending dramatically to bring high-speed Internet to schools and libraries in poor or rural areas. The $3.9 billion plan would likely increase Americans' phone bills by about $2 a year...

  • This undated handout photo shows creators of the Driving While Black app in Portland, Ore., from left, software developer James Pritchett, lawyers Mariann Hyland and Melvin Oden-Orr. Driving While Black? App Developers Aim to Help

    Though the developers of the soon-to-be released "Driving While Black" smartphone application want motorists to download their product, there is a time when they definitely don't want users searching for it...

  • The image comprised of four images taken with the navigation camera on Rosetta and released by the European Space Agency ESA on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 shows comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on Nov. 17, 2014 from a distance of 42 km. The Mystery of Where Earth's Water Came from Deepens

    The mystery of where Earth's water came from got murkier Wednesday when some astronomers essentially eliminated one of the chief suspects: comets. Over the past few months, the European Space Agency's Rosetta space probe closely examined the type of comet that some scientists theorized could have brought water to our planet 4 billion years ago...








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