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Social Security benefits up only 1.5% in '14

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Social Security benefits will rise only 1.5% next year, one of the smallest increases ever in the program's annual cost-of-living adjustment.

Congress readies hot seat for Sebelius over Obamacare

They want her fired and the health care reforms she champions dismantled, and now Republicans will finally get their chance to question Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

Human remains found in California treatment plants

Human remains have been found in two separate treatment plants in Los Angeles County, authorities said Monday. An upper torso of a female, possibly Hispanic, was discovered in a waste treatment plant in Bassett.

Judge blocks parts of Texas abortion law

A federal judge struck down key parts of a new Texas abortion law, considered among the most restrictive in the country, on Monday, one day before they were scheduled to take effect.

Cell phone stops bullet aimed at Florida gas station clerk

A gas station clerk's smartphone may have saved his life Monday by blocking a bullet fired at his chest in an attempted armed robbery.

Dressed in pink, hundreds mourn Colleen Ritzer, slain Massachusetts teacher

The church where Colleen Ritzer's family worshiped was filled with mourners for the slain Massachusetts math teacher's funeral Monday.

More than 22,000 pounds of meat recalled for possible Listeria contamination

UPDATE: More tainted chicken, ham and beef have been recalled due to possible Listeria contamination.

Penn State paying $59.7 million to settle Sandusky cases

Penn State University reached settlements over the past few months with what it calls 26 victims of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky -- settlements that will cost the university a total of $59.7 million, the school announced Monda

Report: Dolphins' Pouncey gets subpoena in Hernandez case

Massachusetts State Police served Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey with a subpoena relating to an investigation into former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez on Sunday, shortly after the Patriots beat the visiting Dolphins in Fox

5 people, 2 dogs dead at Phoenix condo complex

Police in Phoenix, Arizona, found a horrific scene Saturday morning at a condominium complex, where five people and two dogs were dead of gunshot wounds, a police spokesman said. The dead included the apparent shooter.