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Health Insurance Ads Range From Weighty To Whimsical

States are taking very different marketing tacks to get residents to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. In their own ways, they're trying hard to make insurance appealing to uninsured young people.

Even When Told True Risks, Kids Often Misjudge Them

Ask a 9-year-old how likely it is that his bike will be stolen, and he'll probably lowball the risks — even after you tell him the odds. Researchers say children and teens aren't very good at applying data about on dangers, which may explain their seemingly irrational decision-making.

Used-Car Impresario Cal Worthington Dies At Age 92

Cal Worthington, a man whose used-car ads rose to the level of a cultural phenomenon, has died at age 92. He was a fixture on televisions in California for decades, with zany sales pitches that drew both customers and fame.

New York Man Killed By Attacker In Possible Hate Crime

The possibly disturbed attacker said he was going to "punch the next white person he saw," witnesses said.

U.S. Defends Warrantless Searches Of Electronic Devices At Border

Documents released this week show how U.S. border agents can seize laptops, cameras, cellphones and other digital devices, then download data before returning them. The practice raises questions about invasions of privacy and civil liberties.

A Viewer's Guide To Obama's Syria Speech

The president's prime-time speech Tuesday is probably his last, best chance to win support for his plan to launch a military strike against Syria.

New Survey Gives U.S., U.K. Universities Top Rankings

MIT, Harvard and the U.K.'s University of Cambridge dominated the top of the QS World University Rankings for a third straight year.

Alcoa's Out & Nike's In As Dow Industrials Gets A Facelift

Also being removed from the widely watched index: Hewlett-Packard and Bank of America. Being added: Visa and Goldman Sachs. The changes reflect not only the companies' fortunes, but also the changing nature of the U.S. economy.

Obama's Toughest Audience: His Die-Hard Supporters

They're struggling to reconcile the man they see presiding over the herky-jerky move to military action in Syria with the young anti-war senator they worked tirelessly to put in office. And they'll be watching his speech Tuesday night.

World's Largest Ferris Wheel Takes Shape In Las Vegas

Las Vegas is adding an eye-catching tourist attraction, in the form of a huge wheel that can take more than 1,000 people on a ride 550 feet into the sky over the city's famed Strip. The main construction of the wheel, called the High Roller, is nearly finished; it is expected to open in early 2014.