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cable

Comcast cancelation nightmare goes viral

Ever tried to cancel your cable? Hopefully you had a better experience than this guy. Hear the outrageous phone call!

veterans

Report: VA needs $17.6B to clear wait times

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs needs billions in additional funding, the embattled agency's acting chief says.

fdny

FDNY calendar features first female firefighter

The Calendar of Heroes celebrates the 150th anniversary of the fire department and honors its first woman with Miss March.

Computers

House moves to maintain ban on taxing Internet access

A bill that would keep Internet connections from being taxed is heading to the Senate.

hillary

WATCH: Jon Stewart to Hillary Clinton: ‘You’ve declared already’

Hillary Clinton has faced relentless speculation over her White House aspirations, but it took "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart a matter of minutes to conclude she was campaign-ready.

transportation

House passes $10.9B transportation funding, Obama touts ‘talking’ cars

The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed an extension of transportation funding, to avert cutbacks in money for road, bridge and transit projects.

tocco

Tocco, believed to be longest-serving U.S. mob boss, dead

Jack Tocco, believed to be the last living person with first-hand knowledge of the death of Jimmy Hoffa, has died at 87.

immigration

U.S. says deportation of children a warning to illegal migrants

The White House says that Central Americans trying to cross the U.S. border should know "they will not be welcome to this country."

immigration

Arizona town protests arrival of undocumented migrants

Waving flags and playing patriotic music, protesters demonstrated against the arrival of undocumented immigrants at a processing center.

coachman

Alice Coachman, first black woman to win Olympic gold, dead

The sports legend was the first African-American to earn an endorsement deal in 1952, when she signed on to promote Coca-Cola.

retail

Retail sales, manufacturing show firming economy

From employment to manufacturing, the economy appears to be firing on nearly all cylinders.

microsoft

Microsoft expected to announce job cuts

The restructuring may end up being the biggest in Microsoft history, topping the 5,800 jobs cut in 2009.

obama

Obama tells China he wants ‘constructive management’ of differences

U.S. President Barack Obama told Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday he wants U.S.-Chinese relations defined by more cooperation.

california

Could California become six states?

A long-shot effort to break California into six separate states got a boost when supporters announced they have signatures to place it on the ballot.

This undated image provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. U.S. officials say the only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed and is in U.S. custody. The officials say Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's (boh BURG'-dahl) release was part of a negotiation that includes the release of five Afghan detainees held in the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Former POW Bergdahl transitioning to active duty

Bergdahl, who was released in May after five years as a Taliban prisoner of war in Afghanistan, is returning to active duty.

barber

The most expensive men’s haircut in America

Find out which city has the highest-priced haircuts in the U.S.

online

Web companies press FCC for net neutrality

Major U.S. companies are urging regulators to restrict the ability of Internet providers to strike deals for faster delivery of some web traffic.

citibank

Citi to pay $7B to settle federal investigation

Citigroup will pay $7 billion to settle a government investigation into mortgage-backed securities the bank sold in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis.

mccain

Republicans balk at White House border funds request

Leading Republican lawmakers balked at supporting a spending request aimed at bolstering the U.S. border with Mexico.

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in Music

Soundgarden fan sends death threats to Chris Cornell

Chris Cornell of Soundgarden performs at Rock on the Range on Sunday, May 19, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio.

An obsessed fan of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell has been arrested and charged with sending death threats to the rocker and his family.

in Music

Arcade Fire confused by fans’ love for free downloads

Win Butler and Reed Parry of Arcade Fire perform at the 2014 Big Day Out Festival.

Arcade Fire are baffled by the avalanche of online file-sharing because fans will regularly buy expensive coffee but expect to get records for free.

in Music

Lars Ulrich fuels AC/DC Glastonbury rumor

Lars Ulrich of Metallica poses for portraits at the 66th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France, Thursday, May 16, 2013. Ulrich is promoting the film Metallica Through The Never, directed by Nimrod Antal.

Metallica star Lars Ulrich has fueled rumors rock veterans AC/DC will headline Britain's iconic Glastonbury festival next year.

in Music

Evanescence’s Amy Lee gives birth to baby boy

Amy Lee of American rock band Evanescence performs during the Rock in Rio music festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, (Foto vom 02.10.11). "Jedes Mal, wenn wir ein Album machen, ist es ein grosser Meilenstein in meinem Leben", sagt die 29-jaehrige Frontfrau Amy Lee von Evanescence im dapd-Interview. "The Open Door" 2006 sei eine Art Abschied gewesen, "Evanescence" markiert nun einen Neuanfang. Die US-Rockband legt am kommenden Freitag (07.10.11) ihr drittes, selbstbetiteltes Album vor. (zu dapd-Text) Foto: Felipe Dana/AP/dapd

Amy Lee introduces her first child to the world with her Instagram account.

in Sports

Star sprinter Torrin Lawrence dies at 25

FILE - In this June 20, 2013 file photo, Torrin Lawrence reacts after his heat in the senior men's 400-meter dash at the U.S. Championships athletics meet in Des Moines, Iowa. Former University of Georgia 400-meter runner Torrin Lawrence died in a car accident early Monday, July 28, 2014 in Cordele, Ga. He was 25.

Celebrated track star Torrin Lawrence has been killed in a tragic road accident in Georgia.