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CONSUMER WATCH: rent or buy?

Mortgage rates have remained low and  as the housing market continues its recovery rents have been creeping upward, and many may be wondering - should I continue renting, or should I buy a home?

Birds swarm CA home like in classic Hitchcock film

A California woman describes the scene inside her home as a real life version of the Alfred Hitchcock classic, "The Birds."

How test-tube meat could be the future of food

In a nondescript hotel ballroom last month at the South by Southwest Interactive festival, Andras Forgacs offered a rare glimpse at the sci-fi future of food.

7 fascinating cities of destruction

The world tends to celebrate the ingenuity and strength of great civilizations that have flourished by successfully subduing nature.

How to keep kids safe on the playground

With the weather heating up, the playground is often where kids spend a majority of their time. Playing is fun and doctors encourage the physical activity.

10 oddest artifacts in the U.S.

Wherever you go in the United States, you'll find monuments and reminders of America's history.

8 tourist traps that are still worth visiting

  Tourist traps -- overcrowded, over-hyped and, of course, overpriced. Yet we keep going. By the millions. Why?

NY coach dedicates life to helping disabled find ‘strength’

Ned Norton professionally trained Olympic athletes and bodybuilders, until one day, a young man with a spinal cord injury wheeled into his gym asking for help.

How the 1% roll at the Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky Derby means big money. And, it's bigger than ever now, especially for the opulent class. Take a look at Millionaires Row, the most exclusive area of the Churchill Downs racetrack.