Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin became a household name when Sen. John McCain announced her as his surprise running mate. Palin has five children: Track, Bristol, Willow, Piper, and Trig, who was born in April 2008 with Down syndrome. (Photo credit ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Palin Criticized After Son Stands On Dog

A photo of Sarah Palin’s young son standing on a dog to reach the kitchen sink is drawing sharp reaction.

01/05/2015

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Piano Stores Closing As Kids Lose Interest

Stores dedicated to selling pianos are dwindling across the country, as fewer people take up the instrument and those who do often opt for a less expensive electronic keyboard.

01/02/2015

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GM Recalls 92,000 Vehicles For Defect

General Motors is recalling 92,221 full-size trucks and SUVs for a defect in ignition lock systems that can cause safety problems in hot conditions.

01/02/2015

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“The Interview” Expands VOD Access

Sony Pictures Entertainment says it is expanding the digital availability of “The Interview” to top cable, satellite and telecom services, beginning Wednesday and increasing through the weekend.

01/01/2015

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Congress Likely To Make Key Decisions On Drones

The Obama administration is on the verge of proposing long-awaited rules for commercial drone operations in U.S. skies, but key decisions on how much access to grant drones are likely to come from Congress.

12/29/2014

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Sony Says Online PlayStation Disrupted

Sony’s online PlayStation store and Microsoft’s Xbox site suffered disruptions to users on Christmas Day in the latest possible cyberattack on the electronics and entertainment company.

12/26/2014

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Battleground Texas Runs Into State Registration Laws

The liberal-leaning group aiming to register thousands of new voters to help Democrats says Texas laws have made it harder to keep its volunteers eligible.

12/26/2014

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About 257,000 Ram Pickup Trucks Recalled

Chrysler is recalling nearly 257,000 older Ram pickup trucks because the rear axle can seize or the drive shaft can fall off. The recall covers vehicles from the 2005 model year.

12/19/2014

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Poll: Americans Skeptical Of Commercial Drones

Americans say they are skeptical that the benefits of the heralded drone revolution will outweigh the risks to privacy and safety.

12/19/2014

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Sony Hack Puts All Companies On Alert

Companies across the globe are on high alert to tighten up network security and avoid being the next company brought to its knees by hackers like those that hit Sony Pictures.

12/19/2014

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PD Wants To Increase Safety With Your Home Security Video

Eyes are on you everywhere you go now, and local police are hoping to harness the power of private cameras to keep you safe.

CBS 11–12/18/2014

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Ford Expands Air Bag Recall Nationwide

Ford has agreed to government demands to expand a driver’s side air bag inflator recall to the entire nation. The move adds 447,000 Ford vehicles to the recall list.

12/18/2014