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Jose Antonio Vargas detained in Texas, according to reports

Prominent journalist and immigration activist Jose Antonio Vargas was detained at McAllen International Airport in Texas on Tuesday, according to Define American, an organization he founded.

Larger-format Apple iPhone could be delayed to 2015, KGI analyst says

Anyone waiting for a larger-format iPhone 6 will have to wait longer, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

Retail sales tick up just 0.2% in June

U.S. retail sales increased slightly in June, evidence that consumers remain cautious despite steady job gains this year.

Rand Paul vs. Rick Perry: Sign of nasty 2016 foreign policy debate

The sniping this week between two presumed Republican candidates for president has included cracks about hopeless naïvete, a spat over the mantle of Ronald Reagan and even an insult aimed at Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s hipster glasses.

Cleveland has been on the rebound even before LeBron James news

Two years before LeBron James decided to make "bringing one trophy back to northeast Ohio" his new priority, Roz Quarto decided to pick up and move to Cleveland for no other reason than it seemed like a nice place. Friends in her hometown of New York City all reacted as if in unison.

Iraqi Shiite fighters of Balad provide bulwark for Baghdad

The Shiite militia commander, slight of build and decked out in green fatigues, views the checkpoint that he oversees as much more than an isolated outpost amid the endless palm groves of the Tigris River valley.

Clorox, Valencia firm team up on UV device that zaps hospital bacteria

When Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital needed to disinfect its patient isolation rooms, it turned to a cleaner that only works alone and doesn't need a mask or any other protection.

Pro-Clinton group announces $2.5 million haul in second quarter

An independent group urging Hillary Clinton to run for president in 2016 announced Tuesday that it raised more than $2.5 million in the second quarter of this year. This figure brings the "Ready for Hillary" Super PAC’s fundraising haul to $8.25 million over the 18 months it has been in...

Hollywood cameraman insists he invented the celebrity selfie in 1981

In the photographs, Lester Wisbrod is a constant: He always appears on the right, with a big smile and a satisfied look about him. On the left, a cavalcade of famous faces flashes by: Clint Eastwood, Jennifer Aniston, Charlton Heston, Renee Zellweger.

Jordan Clarkson, not Julius Randle, gets winning tip-in for Lakers

That Lakers draft pick looked pretty strong out there, fluid and gifted, often with a serious look on his face, especially when he went up for that game-winning tip-in with no time left.

No flipping as Dodgers' Yasiel Puig flops in All-Star Home Run Derby

The Dodgers ought to consider a new organizational strategy for the Home Run Derby.

VA overpaid $230 million in disability claims, official tells Congress

The Department of Veterans Affairs disability system has improperly paid former service members at least $230 million over the last few years, according to the VA's inspector general's office.

Opera Software to buy Brentwood start-up AdColony

Tap to watch a TV show clip on Lifetime's iPad app, and a high-definition video ad for the Home Depot begins playing, it seems, even before your finger has left the screen.

Phil Jackson, Jeanie Buss tip caps to career of Yankees' Derek Jeter

Though Lakers owner and executive Jeanie Buss is engaged to New York Knicks President Phil Jackson, the two were recently at odds in the hunt for unrestricted free agent Carmelo Anthony.

Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'Time Scanners' and more

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Court tosses two convictions against former Bin Laden aide

A federal appeals court struck down two terrorism-related convictions Monday against Osama bin Laden's former press secretary and propagandist, Ali Hamza Bahlul, but upheld a third for conspiracy.

Even as an NFL rookie, Eric Dickerson seemed bound for greatness

Eric Dickerson didn't look all that special, not to the man in the hat.

Facebook to track users' TV habits

Deal with Nielsen aims to gauge online viewership. Privacy advocates are worried. Deal with Nielsen aims to gauge online viewership. Privacy advocates are worried.

Clayton Kershaw says Adam Wainwright deserves to start All-Star game

— If the Dodgers advance to the World Series this year, Clayton Kershaw might start the All-Star game next year.

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