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Some New PCs Infected Before Boxes Even Opened

Posted: 09/13/2012 - A customer in Shenzhen, China, took a brand new laptop out of its box and booted it up for the first time. But as the screen lit up, the computer began taking on a life of its own. The machine, triggered by a virus hidden in its hard drive, began searching across the Internet for another computer.

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New York Health Board Approves Ban On Large Sodas

Posted: 09/13/2012 - New York City's Board of Health voted Thursday to ban the sale of sugary drinks in containers larger than 16 ounces in restaurants and other venues, in a move meant to combat obesity and encourage residents to live healthier lifestyles.

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BPI Sues ABC News For 'Pink Slime' Defamation

Posted: 09/13/2012 - Beef Products Inc. sued ABC News, Inc. for defamation Thursday over its coverage of a meat product that critics dub "pink slime," claiming the network misled consumers into believing it is unhealthy and unsafe.

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U.S. Launching Apparent Terrorist Hunt In Libya

Posted: 09/12/2012 - The FBI has opened an investigation into the deaths of four Americans in Libya, including the U.S. Ambassador. The U.S. Navy is positioning two destroyers armed with cruise missiles off the coast of Libya.

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Film Sparks Debate On Free Speech, Hate Speech

Posted: 09/12/2012 - The deaths of the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans amid protests against a film that denigrates Islam has sparked global discussion and debate about whether there is a line between free speech and hate speech and, if so, where it lies.

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U.S. Eyes Terror Link to Libyan Embassy Attack

Posted: 09/12/2012 - Glass, debris and overturned furniture are strewn inside a room in the gutted U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, Sept. 12, 2012, after an attack that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, inset. (AP Photo/Ibrahim Alaguri)

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Farm Bill Backers Rally On Capitol Hill

Posted: 09/12/2012 - Backers of a comprehensive new farm bill held a campaign-style rally Wednesday on Capitol Hill, cranking up the political heat on House GOP leaders struggling to balance competing election year and ideological pressures.

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Talks Resume In Day 3 Of Chicago Teachers' Strike

Posted: 09/12/2012 - Negotiations resumed on Wednesday between Chicago's school board and striking teachers with both sides apparently far apart on a deal to get 350,000 students back to class.

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Prosecutors: Police Won't Face Criminal Charges In Michigan Death

Posted: 09/12/2012 - Saginaw County Prosecutor Mike Thomas told reporters on Wednesday that investigators reviewed police reports, several pieces of evidence -- including audio recordings of phone calls made to police -- and interviewed several witnesses at the scene.

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Obama, Romney Run Misleading Medicare Ads

Posted: 09/12/2012 - Both the Obama and the Romney campaigns on Wednesday released TV ads attacking each other over Medicare, and both are somewhat misleading.

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Prince William Says He And Kate Want 2 Children

Posted: 09/12/2012 - Prince William says he wants to have two children with his wife Kate. The British royal has spoken often in the past about wanting to start a family but had not given specific numbers.

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What to Expect On Apple's iPhone Announcement Wednesday

Posted: 09/11/2012 - On the rumor front, an iPhone 5, or "new iPhone" is practically a sure thing. Larger display, new connector and 4G capability are also considered likely. iPods probably will be freshened up, but with no major overhauls to be announced Wednesday.

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Where's Is China's Vice-President? His Disappearance Fuels Intrigue

Posted: 09/11/2012 - Xi Jinping hasn't been seen in public for more than a week and speculation is growing. He is expected to succeed President Hu Jintao to become the next president of China. His absence, including missing a meeting with Hillary Clinton, has stoked rumors.

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