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Technology (New) Constantly changing online prices stump shoppers
Online shopping has become as volatile as stock market trading. Wild, minute-by-minute price swings on everything from clothes to TVs have made it difficult for holiday shoppers to "buy low."
National & World Sony film took aim at North Korea's biggest taboo (Photo Gallery)
If the U.S. government's claim is correct that North Korea was involved in the unprecedented hack attack on Sony Pictures that scuttled Seth Rogen's latest comedy, no one can say they weren't warned. The movie, "The Interview," pushed all of North Korea's buttons.

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Local & Regional How accurate is that gas pump? How accurate is that gas pump? (Video)
Dave Coleman says when the pump read 2 gallons, the fluid in the can was below the 2-gallon mark. Kern County officials quickly came out to check the pump in question, and they find it's accurate.

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National & World Putin: West is trying to 'defang' the Russian bear
Vowing never to let the West defang his proud nation, President Vladimir Putin promised Thursday to fix Russia's economic woes within two years by diversifying and voiced confidence that the plummeting ruble will soon recover.

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Sports Pump fake still an old standby tool in QB's belt
"You've just got to have great eyes. Don't look at the quarterback. He's like Medusa. He turns you into stone," Minnesota cornerback Captain Munnerlyn said, using Greek mythology to explain how to avoid getting beat by it.
Sports Painkillers lawsuit against NFL dismissed; may be appealed
A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit by 1,300 former players against the NFL, writing that the collective bargaining agreement between the league and the union was the appropriate forum to resolve claims that teams damaged the players' by routinely dispensing painkillers.
Sports Rivers doesn't practice, expects to play vs 49ers
Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers didn't practice Wednesday, although he participated in a morning walkthrough and said he expects to play Saturday night against the San Francisco 49ers.

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Home Mall has child-birth simulator for men Mall has child-birth simulator for men (Video)
The pain of child birth is something only a woman can understand, at least it was, until now. A hospital in china is hooking men up to a simulator to mimic women's labor pains. David McKenzie, who's about to become a father for the second time, agreed to give it a try.

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Technology BlackBerry launches Classic in last-ditch effort
BlackBerry is returning to its roots with a new phone that features a traditional keyboard at a time when rival Apple and Android phones - and most smartphone customers - have embraced touch screens.
Technology Apple wins class-action lawsuit over iPod prices
A federal jury decided Tuesday that Apple didn't compete unfairly when it sold music players and songs with copy-protection software that was incompatible with rival devices and music from competing online stores.

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Business (New) Why the Fed thinks U.S. economy still needs its help
The Federal Reserve made clear Wednesday that it's eyeing economic improvements with caution. The Fed isn't yet convinced it can start to pull away its stimulus of record-low interest rates.
Business (New) Apple CEO donating to gay rights campaign in South
Apple chief executive Tim Cook, the first openly gay CEO of a Fortune 500 company, is donating money to help fund a gay rights initiative in his native Alabama and two other Southern states, organizers said Thursday.
Business U.S. travel industry carefully eyeing Cuba tourism
Cuba was once a haven for sun-seeking American tourists. Beautiful beaches, lively casinos and late-night dancing made it the perfect getaway, only an hour's flight from Miami.

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Health State retiree health care gap reaches $72 billion
California's unfunded obligation to pay for the health and dental care of retired state government workers grew by 11 percent in the most recent fiscal year to nearly $72 billion.
Health California battles whooping cough epidemic
California officials are battling the worst whooping cough epidemic to hit the state in seven decades as a recent rebound in cases raises questions about the effectiveness of the pertussis vaccine.
Health CDC: Brace for bad flu season (Video)
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a recent report that suggests we may be in for a severe flu season, making it even more important to get your flu shot.