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Shutdown: Are Social Security payments at risk?

Many federal payments will be delayed indefinitely if the federal government shuts down next Monday night.

Biological dad returns 4-year-old Veronica to adoptive parents

The 4-year-old girl at the center of a lengthy, high-profile custody dispute between her Native American father and her adoptive parents has been returned to the couple, an attorney for the biological father said Monday. Earlier in the day, the Ok

'Outrageous': Field trip re-enacts slavery using kids

"You're not a person, you're property." "You're an animal working in the fields the rest of your life." "You don't have any rights, we own you."

2013 Emmys: The winners list

Between "Breaking Bad," "House of Cards," "Homeland" and its respective stars, the 2013 Emmys race was tight.

Apple sells record 9 million iPhones in opening weekend

Apple on Monday announced it sold 9 million of the new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C models since the went on sales Friday -- a record opening weekend for the iPhone.

Ariel Castro's son describes personal torment after father's crimes

Grappling with the fact that his father was a convicted rapist and kidnapper was difficult enough.

Microsoft beams Internet into Africa -- using TV 'white spaces'

Step into any major urban center across Africa and you'll have no problem accessing your favorite websites, catching the latest news online or sending your friends an e-mail.

Photos show North Korea likely testing more rocket engines

North Korea more than likely tested a long-range rocket engine late last month, according to analysis of new satellite imagery over the site.

In new book, Paul Ryan to ask 'Where do we go from here?'

Another potential 2016 contender landed a book deal, this one to come out next year just ahead of the midterm elections.

More gunfire after Kenyan forces assault Nairobi's Westgate mall

Heavy gunfire sent aid workers and journalists scrambling outside Nairobi's Westgate Shopping Mall on Monday afternoon, more than an hour after a Kenyan government official said security forces had taken full control of the four-story build