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  • Veterans Day 2013: Sincere thank you's, freebies and a simple doodle

    Veterans Day 2013: Sincere thank you's, freebies and a simple doodle
    Veterans Day 2013 is ushered in online Monday with a starkly simple Google Doodle and coast-to-coast freebies -- small but symbolic ways to thank the nation's veterans for their service to the United States. The Veterans Day doodle is a bit of a...
  • Obama joins 2 other world leaders for a selfie at Mandela's memorial

    Obama joins 2 other world leaders for a selfie at Mandela's memorial
    We've all seen selfies taken in questionable places. During a school lockdown. In front of a man attempting suicide. At Auschwitz. Now, some people are adding President Obama to the list of people with poor selfie judgment after the leader of the free...
  • Batkid, 5, wows San Francisco; Obama tweets the superhero

    Batkid, 5, wows San Francisco; Obama tweets the superhero
    As many as 12,000 people in San Francisco are helping to make superhero dreams come true Friday for Batkid, age 5. Miles has been fighting leukemia since he was 18 months old.  "He likes to be a superhero," his mom told the local NBC affiliate -- and he...
  • Microsoft mood bra: Embedded sensors may keep you from pigging out

    Microsoft mood bra: Embedded sensors may keep you from pigging out
    A bra that helps stop you from pigging out when you’re an emotional mess. An uplifting experience? That’s what Microsoft is going for with its prototype “smart bra.” A team of researchers at Microsoft developed the smart bra that...
  • The science of selfies is serious business -- and seriously revealing

    The science of selfies is serious business -- and seriously revealing
    After combing through 656,000 photos on Instagram from five global cities, a team of data researchers has come to a conclusion: Selfies say more about you than you think. The science of selfies is serious business, says Lev Manovich, project coordinator...
  • Singles at sea

    Singles at sea
    The night before the Carnival Imagination was to set sail from here on a four-day Labor Day cruise to Key West and Cozumel, Mexico, the 233 people who had signed up for the organized “singles cruise,” part of the general 2,000-passenger cruise...
  • Mom creates Facebook page to show boy he's not alone

    Mom creates Facebook page to show boy he's not alone
    A Michigan 10-year-old told his mom not to give him a birthday party because he had no friends. So she has created a Facebook page to show him he's not alone. Don't tell him. It's a birthday surprise. Colin, diagnosed with an Asperger-like disorder,...
  • U.S. sprinter Tyson Gay tests positive for banned substance

    U.S. sprinter Tyson Gay tests positive for banned substance
    Just weeks before the world championships in Moscow, the sport of track and field has suffered a major blow with three marquee sprinters testing positive for banned substances. American 100-meter record holder Tyson Gay and Jamaica's Asafa Powell and...
  • Salinas Valley -- Steinbeck country -- celebrates the author

    Salinas Valley -- Steinbeck country -- celebrates the author
    The faces might be browner, the language might be different and the clothing is probably more colorful. But the bent backs and weary expressions found in the agricultural fields around Salinas, Calif., still evoke the same compassion and empathy that...
  • Shane Mosley, Johnny Tapia among promoter Roy Englebrecht's favorites

    Shane Mosley, Johnny Tapia among promoter Roy Englebrecht's favorites
    Fight club Roy Englebrecht's career as a fight promoter spans four decades. Here's his top-10 list of fighters who have appeared in his shows: Johnny Tapia: The late, legendary brawler fought first seven bouts for Englebrecht. Shane Mosley:...
  • One Hollywood sign, many views

    One Hollywood sign, many views
    Living in the shadow of an iconic landmark that evokes the glamour of a bygone era must be a dream, right? Not if you ask those who live near the Hollywood sign. The Times' article Wednesday on the latest salvo by residents in their struggle with...