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Ross Ulbricht, creator of the website Silk Road, was sentenced to life in prison Friday. The website was a sophisticated criminal enterprise that specialized in selling illegal drugs.
Former House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert was paying an individual from his past to conceal sexual misconduct, according to multiple news reports.
More rain is forecast this weekend in North Texas after up to 7 inches fell last night across parts of the state, causing colonies of fire ants and snakes to take shelter in houses.
Taser International is now selling police departments the technology to stor...
Police cams have suddenly become a big business. But the real money is in selling departments a way to store each day's video. Firms are offering easy uploads to the cloud but costs are bound to grow.
Why did a deliberately bad study showing the weight-loss benefits of chocola...
John Bohannon, the man behind a stunt that bamboozled many news organizations into publishing junk science on dieting, talks to NPR's Robert Siegel about why he carried out the scheme.
The Welsh band's name is a play on that of singer-songwriter Joanna Newsom. Ken Tucker likens the group's second album to a high-wire act accompanied by "furiously strummed punk-rock guitar chords."