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Gulf of Mexico 'dead zone' is the size of Connecticut

The Gulf of Mexico has a "dead zone" the size of the state of Connecticut.

2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season Fast Facts

Here is a look at the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season. Facts: The 2014 Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. The areas covered include the North Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea.

The Pope's 10 tips for happiness

Just when I thought my amazement with Pope Francis had run its course, he did it again. In a long interview with an old friend who was writing for an Argentine magazine, the pope put forward a 10-point plan for happiness.

Scrabble dictionary adds 5,000 new words including 'selfie' and 'hashtag'

  Hashtag triple word score.

Target's rough year gets rougher

Target's rough 2014 has continued into the summer.

Lego cashes in on sexism critiques

Lego sure knows how to cash in on criticism. Seven year old Charlotte Benjamin penned a letter that went viral in January, criticizing the company for the lack of professional female Legos.

9 questions about this new Ebola drug

Two American missionary workers infected with the deadly Ebola virus were given an experimental drug that seems to have saved their lives.

'Our water is safe,' Toledo mayor says in lifting ban

A tap water ban affecting hundreds of thousands of people in Ohio was lifted Monday after tests in affected neighborhoods returned "nondetectable" levels of a algae-related toxin, Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins said.

North Carolina parents charged after baby dies in hot car

A Statesville, North Carolina, infant is dead after being left in a hot car last month, and now his parents are under arrest.

Microsoft to Samsung: Pay up!

Microsoft has filed a lawsuit against Samsung, claiming the South Korean tech giant owes it money.