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VIDEO: Good Samaritan honored after turning backpack full of money in to police

A Good Samaritan was awarded a special citation today by the Boston Police Department. On Saturday night, Glen James approached officers saying he found a backpack outside of a store in Dorchester.

S&P near record after Summers' withdrawal

The S&P 500 is once again close to a record high, as investors welcomed the withdrawal of Larry Summers from the race to become next chairman of the Federal Reserve.

Ben Affleck on 'Batfleck' backlash: I'm tough

The sustained hatred for Warner Bros. recent Batman casting was hard to miss -- particularly for the actor who landed the part.

Why Occupy Wall Street fizzled

It's been two years since the launch of Occupy Wall Street, the New York-based social movement that quickly spread to encompass headline-grabbing protests around the globe.

Winklevoss twins: Bitcoins better than gold

Tyler Winklevoss, one half of the duo known in popular culture as the Winklevii, thinks that the cybercurrency Bitcoin may be a better long-term bet than gold.

'Dads' offends before it even airs on TV

Is the new Fox series "Dads" a dud? According to many of the critics who have reviewed the new sitcom from executive producer Seth MacFarlane, the answer is yes.

Untreatable infections: CDC sets threat levels for drug-resistant bacteria

Health officials have been warning us about antibiotic overuse and bacteria resistance for a long time. But today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is sounding the alarm in a new way.

Father uses a little embarrassment to teach son a big lesson

One Louisiana father used a little public humiliation to teach his son an important lesson over the weekend.

Top officials escaped blame for Benghazi, new congressional report

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A commission that investigated last year's terror attack on the U.S.

Obama pressures conservative Republicans over possible shutdown

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- With two weeks and counting until the federal government runs out of money, President Barack Obama is turning up the heat on a group of congressional Republicans threatening to shut down the government over their opposition to the