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Humbug! Disruptions to Playstation persist

Millions of kids and adults who looked forward to playing their new games this holiday have been forced to wait as a hacker group called "Lizard Squad" took responsibility for shutting down Playstation Network and XBox Live on Christmas. WTOP has the latest info, including reports of an unrelated hack that could have exposed account holders' credit card numbers.

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6 food trends you need to know about for 2015

A glimpse of the hottest food trends we’ll be tasting more of in 2015.

Holiday box office guide

What's worth seeing and what should you skip? Here’s a holiday box office survival guide of new movies arriving in theaters Christmas Day. (Videos)

Smartphone apps to improve your health

A smartphone app won’t make you well if you are sick, and it can’t magically melt away pounds. But there are some out there that can give you an assist that a lot of doctors really like.

Why we play the Military Bowl

While the College Football Playoff dominates the discussion, Saturday's Military Bowl is a good reminder of why the "other bowls" still matter.

US traveler released from East Timor jail

Stacey Addison, 41, of Portland, was arrested in September shortly after crossing the border into the Southeast Asia nation.

What to look for in a personal trainer

If you are making a New Year’s resolution to get rid of extra weight, you may be thinking of getting a little help by hiring a personal trainer. Here are some tips to get the right one.

Donations pour in for family in Gaithersburg jet crash

Donors are trying to make Christmas special for the surviving family members of a Maryland mother and her two sons killed when a jet crashed into their home earlier this month.

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