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A 70-year-old Houston grandmother from the Philippines has been charged with being the ring leader of a codeine distribution ring. The woman, Lucita Uy, banked at least $10 million and used her own renegade pharmacies to purchase 97,000 pints of prescription-strength cough syrup and smuggle them from California to Houston to make a deadly potion wildly popular […]

VIA:  Health.Com By:  Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter Studies have proven that teenage girls who drink more than once a week are more likely to develop non-cancerous breast disease in their 20’s and breast cancer later in life.  Catherine Berkey, a biostatistician at Harvard Medical School in Boston, said that benign breast disease is known to […]

Online shoe store Zappos has been hacked, exposing the names, e-mail addresses, addresses, phone numbers and partial credit card numbers of its 24 million customers, the company said late Sunday night. Citing an “illegal and unauthorized access” to customer account information, the company reset its customers’ passwords. Zappos then urged customers to change their login […]

Betty White kicked off her 90th birthday celebration with the world watching – or, at least, the 14 million who tuned in to NBC at 8 p.m. The celebrated “Golden Girl” officially enters her ninth decade today, and NBC threw her a birthday party during primetime Monday that featured guest appearances from other funny folks […]

The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected an appeal from a North Carolina county that had regularly opened its public meetings with Christian prayers. The church-state dispute is a victory for two Forsyth County residents who brought suit against the Board of Commissioners. Janet Joyner and Constance Lynn Blackmon were represented in their court challenge by […]

The hospital that welcomed Beyonce and Jay-Z’s new baby Blue Ivy into the world is under new scrutiny after reports that a lavish suite was built for the couple. “A month ago, [workers] tore down 6-8 rooms and turned them into 2 suites,” US Weekly quoted a Lenox Hill hospital source as saying. The couple […]

A good teacher not only improves a child’s test scores in the classroom, but also enhances his or her chances to attend college, earn more money and avoid teen pregnancy, according to a new seminal study. The study, conducted by economists Raj Chetty and John N. Friedman of Harvard and Jonah E. Rockoff of Columbia, […]

Nintendo’s Wii U is a next-generation gaming console that comes with a large touchscreen controller — which changes how the games are played. CNNMoney got its hands on the highly anticipated device. The demo took place at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. At first glance, the Wii U console looks almost exactly […]

A man who’s suing for part ownership of Facebook has been fined $5,000 by a federal judge for failing to fully comply with an order to turn over his e-mail account information. Paul Ceglia was also ordered to pay some of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg‘s legal expenses. The sanctions are a setback for Ceglia’s claim […]

It was only Gayle King’s second day on the job at CBS This Morning, but she snagged a big “get.” First lady Michelle Obama talked to Gayle on Tuesday and the subject of New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor’s new book, The Obamas, came up. In it, Mrs. O. is characterized as a behind-the-scenes force […]

The Supreme Court appeared ready to give government regulators the continuing authority to regulate profanity and sexual content on broadcast television after a lively hour of arguments Tuesday. The justices and lawyers all stayed polite, not actually using any obscene words, preferring the legally acceptable “f-bomb” or “s-word” to describe the controversial content at issue […]

Let me begin by saying that if Mr. Martin so much as breathes a word about George Blanda, Earl Campbell or Warren Moon, I win this debate. Seriously, they are Tennessee Titans (aka ex-Houston Oilers) and, thus, completely off limits when speaking of the Houston Texans. You may be thinking, “That’s an unsporting way to […]