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Longtime NBC news anchor Tom Brokaw diagnosed with cancer

Veteran news anchor Tom Brokaw, the face of "NBC Nightly News" for more than two decades, has been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer affecting blood cells in the bone marrow, the network said on Tuesday.

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Shirley Temple Black, beloved childhood star and former ambassador, dies at age 85

Shirley Temple Black, former U.S. ambassador to Ghana, dies at her California residence from natural causes, family says.

RadioShack to close about 500 stores

Electronics chain RadioShack Corp is planning to close about 500 stores within months, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter.

45 arrested, 16 juveniles rescued in Super Bowl prostitution bust

Forty-five people were arrested and 16 juveniles rescued in a two-week crackdown on prostitution in the New York-New Jersey area leading up to Sunday's Super Bowl, Federal Bureau of Investigation officials said on Tuesday.

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Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead in NY apartment

Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead Sunday afternoon in his New York City apartment, a law-enforcement official said.

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Obama warns divided Congress that he will act alone

President Barack Obama vowed on Tuesday to bypass a divided Congress and take action on his own to bolster America's middle class in a State of the Union address that he used to try to breathe new life into his second term after a troubled year.

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BBB warns: Don't call back that number on your cell phone

The Better Business Bureau is warning cell phone users about a new scam that can result in unauthorized charges appearing on their monthly wireless statement.

Michaels arts and crafts store warns of possible security breach

Michaels, the biggest arts and crafts retailer, said on Saturday that it is working with federal law enforcement officials to investigate a possible data breach on its systems that process payment cards.

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Three dead in shooting at Maryland mall

Three people died in a shooting at a large shopping mall outside of Baltimore, Maryland, on Saturday, and one of the dead was believed to be the shooter, police said.

Jobless claims up modestly, labor market trend improving

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose marginally last week, but the underlying trend suggested the labor market continued to steadily improve.

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Justin Bieber arrested in Miami on DUI, drag racing charges

Pop star Justin Bieber was arrested in Miami Beach early Thursday on charges of drunk driving and drag racing.

Candy Crush Saga maker trademarks word "candy"

Videogame maker King, creator of the Candy Crush Saga, a game that has millions of fans around the world, said on Tuesday it had trademarked the word "candy" to protect the game from persistent intellectual property infringements.

Shooting at Indiana's Purdue University leaves one dead, man in custody

One person was shot to death on the campus of Indiana's Purdue University on Tuesday, and a male suspect was in custody, authorities said.

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Warren Buffett to pay $1 billion to anyone with perfect March Madness bracket

Mortgage lender Quicken Loans is teaming up with Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway to offer a chance at a $1 billion prize for completing a perfect NCAA Tournament bracket.

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Winter storm grips Northeast, brings chill locally

A fast-moving Arctic cold front forecast to dump up to a foot of snow on the East Coast of the United States on Tuesday shut down state and federal governments, closed schools and snarled air travel in its path. The cooler temperatures will dip all the way down into the southern states.