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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.

Banksy's latest starts online bidding war, minimum bid of $74,000

The latest piece in Banksy's monthlong street art residency in New York went up for online auction Tuesday with a starting minimum bid of $74,000.

Too far? Blackface Trayvon costume stuns the Internet

A pair of Florida men and their female friend are experiencing a backlash over their controversial Halloween costumes after a picture of them went viral online over the weekend.

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.