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Fantasy football's chic alternative: Battleshop

  NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Prefer heels to cleats? A new startup offers the competition of fantasy football -- brackets, voting, prizes -- for those whose sport of choice is, well, shopping.

IN: 'Inmates With Talent' takes reality competition behind bars

Putnamville, IN (WXIN) -- Indiana inmates are showcasing their talent on a reality film.

Samsung reveils smart necklace, smart watch

While rumors are heating up that Apple may debut the long-rumored iWatch at a big event (that it finally officially announced) on Sept. 9, the maker of iEverything is late to the wearable party.

8 must-have travel apps

(CNN) -- Whether you've got wanderlust or an airline grievance, here are some apps to pack onto your phone. 1. AirHelp

CDC compares validity of autism, vaccine study in young children

(CNN) -- A study published earlier this month on an alleged link between vaccines and autism has been removed from the public domain pending further investigation, according to Translational Neurodegeneration.

John Lennon's killer denied parole, despite claim he found Jesus

(CNN) -- The bullets that killed Beatle John Lennon were given to Mark David Chapman by an Atlanta police officer who was his friend, Chapman told a parole board as he made his case -- for an eighth time -- to be freed.

Why ab workouts are a waste of time

 

Hackers hit major banks: What you need to know

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Hackers have managed to break into 7 of the top 15 banks. Here's what you need to know. What happened?

CT: Bus driver drove students while intoxicated 3 times over limit

Farmington, CT (WFSB) -- A bus driver in Farmington was arrested for being three times the legal limit while driving students to school.

USC Josh Shaw's fabricated rescue story leads to indefinite suspension

Los Angeles, CA (KTLA) -- USC senior cornerback Josh Shaw was suspended Wednesday after admitting that he concocted a story about rescuing his nephew from drowning to explain injuries to his ankles, the university's sports spokesman said.

Apple may unveil iWatch on September 9

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Tick-tock! Clear up some space on your wrist. It might finally be iWatch time on September 9.

The people who create their own 'countries'

(CNN) -- Scotland will next month decide in a referendum whether it wants to go it alone as an independent country and split away from the United Kingdom.

Quilt project shares rape survivors' stories

(CNN) -- Rocio Moreno says it took more than five years to leave her abusive husband.

How Chelsea Handler said goodbye

(CNN) -- Chelsea Handler has made a clean break from E!. Or at least we assume it was clean, since Handler's final "Chelsea Lately" episode Tuesday included one of her infamous celebrity-accompanied shower scenes.

LEGO bricks help solve 23-year-old murder case in Utah

Holladay, UT (KSL) -- Jerry Johnson remembers heading home from Cedar City more than 23 years ago on Feb. 1, 1991, when he heard his mother's address announced on the radio.