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Convicted Murderer Sues State Over Prison Porn Ban

By Pat Eaton-Robb | Oct 21
A convicted murderer sentenced to more than a half-century behind bars is suing the state of Connecticut, saying its ban on pornography in prison violates his constitutional rights.

Proseutor: No Sex Harassment Charges for DeMaio

By Elliot Spagat | Oct 21
Prosecutors on Monday declined to charge Republican congressional candidate Carl DeMaio over allegations that he sexually harassed a former campaign aide and said they were not charging the former aide with breaking into DeMaio's office.

Kansas Governor, Challenger Discuss Gay Marriage

By Roxzna Hegeman | Oct 21
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback vowed Monday to defend Kansas' ban on same-sex marriage, while Democratic challenger Paul Davis said during a debate Monday that there's nothing either of them can do at this point.

Wyoming Prepares to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

By Bob Moen | Oct 21
Wyoming stood poised Tuesday to become the latest state to allow gay marriage

No Time to Cook? Hire a Cyber Sous Chef

By Michele Kayal | Oct 21
If the only thing standing between you and a home cooked meal is the time and energy to shop and prep, a new breed of would-be cyber sous chefs wants to help get you cooking.

Senators Ask Why Gov't Allows Regional Car Recalls

By Tom Krisher | Oct 21
Two U.S. senators are questioning why auto safety regulators are letting car companies recall vehicles only in limited regions when a safety problem could happen anywhere.

Kyle Busch, Wife Expecting 1st Child in 2015

Oct 21
NASCAR driver Kyle Busch and his wife are expecting their first child. They made the announcement Saturday on Twitter with a professionally done photograph. The couple called it: "Now announcing our plans for the 2015 race season!"

IBM 3Q Disappoints as it Sheds 'Empty Calories'

By Michelle Chapman | Oct 21
IBM disappointed investors, reporting weak revenue growth again and a big charge to shed its costly chipmaking division as the tech giant tries to steer its business toward cloud computing and social-mobile services. Shares fell more than 7 percent.

At A Glance: The Cost of Cable vs. a la Carte

Oct 21
Is a la carte streaming a better deal? Combining current streaming services including Netflix, Hulu, CBS All Access and the expected price of HBO's service, which starts next year, would run you about half of the average price of monthly cable.

Paris Catacombs Welcome Visitors

By Sylvie Corbet | Oct 21
As if visiting the Paris Catacombs in the daytime wasn't creepy enough - you can now visit the underground maze of skeletons after nightfall, too. That is if you dare defy the warning at the entrance: "Stop, this is the empire of Death."