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End of mortgage-fix break could mean big tax bills

A tax break for struggling mortgage borrowers ends Jan. 1 and that could mean big tax bills -- and financial hits for their neighbors.

Healthy eating costs you $1.50 more a day

Eating nutritional foods is one of the best ways to reduce obesity. But following a healthy diet isn't always easy, especially for lower socioeconomic groups.

It's a winter mess from the Southwest to the Northeast

No matter how you spell it, ice is a four letter word Friday. Just ask folks living anywhere from Texas to Tennessee.

Nelson Mandela dies in South Africa

Nelson Mandela, the revered statesman who emerged from prison after 27 years to lead South Africa out of decades of apartheid, has died, South African President Jacob Zuma announced late Thursday. He was 95.

Washington woman unknowingly live-tweets husband's death

Trooper William Finn, a spokesman with the Washington State Patrol, was tweeting Wednesday under the handle @wspd5pio about an accident on Vancouver's Interstate 205.

Obamacare: You're not insured until you pay

Just because you've picked an Obamacare insurance policy doesn't mean you've got coverage.

Who are the best tippers?

Think you tip better than the next guy? A new survey will show you how you compare. Those making more than $100,000 tip taxi drivers the most generously of all income groups, paying roughly 15% on top of a cab fare.

CDC: 6% of teens take psychotropic drugs

The debate around adolescents and psychotropic drug use may be quieted -- ever so slightly -- by new data.

Living without a pulse: Engineering a better artificial heart

The human heart beats 60 to 100 times a minute, more than 86,000 times a day, 35 million times a year. A single beat pushes about 6 tablespoons of blood through the body.

Obama to push for minimum wage hike in economy remarks

The growing gap between rich and poor, and its effect on Americans' ability to achieve their goals, will be President Barack Obama's focus Wednesday as more attention falls on the plight of low-wage workers, according to White House off