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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.

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.