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Google releases Nexus 5 phone with Kit Kat

Google on Thursday released its latest candy-themed mobile operating system: Android 4.4, more deliciously known as Kit Kat.

Cuts will take food off the table for 47 million Americans

In the last few weeks, the media has been ablaze with news of the government shutdown, the debt limit and health care reform.

Federal court reinstates key part of Texas abortion law

A federal appeals court Thursday reinstated a key part of a new Texas abortion law, considered to be among the most restrictive in the country.

Three detained after 'sophisticated' San Diego-Tijuana drug tunnel found

The passageway that zigzagged underground between San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico, was so sophisticated that officials call it a "super tunnel."

Social Security Announces 1.5 Percent Benefit Increase for 2014

Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 63 million Americans will increase 1.5 percent in 2014, the Social Security Administration announced today.

IRS warns of pervasive telephone scam

The Internal Revenue Service today warned consumers about a sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, throughout the country.

Is this Beijing building really haunted?

In recent years Halloween has become a big deal in Beijing, with locals and foreigners hitting up dozens of themed parties around the city in their wackiest costumes.

NYC Council gets tough on tobacco, approves raising purchase age to 21

The New York City Council voted on Wednesday night to approve an anti-tobacco law that will raise the tobacco-purchasing age from 18 to 21.

Zombie eyes, sick dogs and weight gain: 5 ways to avoid an unhealthy Halloween

Watching your health this Halloween doesn't have to be scary. Here are five easy things to keep in mind for you and your family to stay happy and healthy this Halloween. 1. Eat before you (trick or) treat

'Highly sophisticated' drug tunnel found linking San Diego, Tijuana

Investigators have shut down a newly-completed, "highly sophisticated" drug tunnel running under the border between San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said.