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Maker of Candy Crush files for IPO

The maker of Candy Crush Saga and other wildly popular free video games filed for an initial public offering early Tuesday.

Tax preparer horror stories

From reporting bogus children in order to boost refunds to stealing clients' identities, many tax preparers are behaving badly.

Why retailers aren't protecting you from hackers

Big American retail stores have become a top target of cybercriminals, but the retail industry has very little incentive to beef up its security.

A close call in space: Asteroid zips by Earth

Only in space would 2 million miles be considered a close call. An asteroid with an estimated diameter of three football fields zoomed by Earth late Monday, missing our home by about that distance.

Doctor makes house calls to homeless in Pittsburgh

People ask me why a doctor would dress like a homeless person and make house calls under bridges.

MO: students keep Westboro protesters out, by forming human wall

When 14 members of the anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church showed up at the University of Missouri Saturday to protest the presence of openly gay football player Michael Sam at an NCAA basketball game against Tennessee, they were in for a bit of a

3-year-old in AZ becomes youngest member of high IQ society

 Three-year-old Alexis Martin is currently the youngest person in Arizona's chapter of Mensa. Mensa is the international club with one criterion, an IQ in the top two percent of the world.

Texas woman teaches piano for 81 years

With ease and grace Ruth Pignotti plays through Bach's chromatic fantasy and fugue. She’s played the piano for nearly nine decades, and she's not stopping any time soon.

S.C. woman jailed for not returning 2005 video rental

Kayla Michelle Finley may be wishing that services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime had been around a little earlier. The South Carolina woman spent a night in jail last week for failing to return a video she rented -- in 2005.

Food stamp use among military members rises again

More soldiers used food stamps to buy milk, cheese, meat and bread at military grocers last year.