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Obamacare: Your guide to health insurance terms

If you don't know what all those health insurance buzz-words like "co-pay" and "premium" mean, you're not alone.

Detroit to get $300 million in federal help

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Detroit will get some federal help in dealing with the largest municipal bankruptcy in the nation's history. Several Obama administration cabinet secretaries were due in town Friday with more than $300 million in federal aid

Pilots snoozed at 30,000 feet in cockpit of 300-passenger plane

Cruising at 30,000 feet, pilots snoozed in the cockpit of a 300-passenger airliner en route to Britain last August, UK aviation authorities told CNN on Thursday.

Decorate your bookcase one knickknack at a time

Once upon a time, bookshelves were just for books, a spot to proudly show off your full set of encyclopedias before the advent of Google.

Twitter launches emergency notification service

A new service from Twitter allows government agencies and non-governmental organizations to send emergency messages directly to users' phones during natural disasters or times of crisis, the company announced Wednesday.

Authorities searching nationwide for man sexually assaulting child for 8+ years

Local authorities have joined other law enforcement agencies across the nation in the search for a mysterious man who is sexually assaulting a child and using her for pornographic images.

Obamacare premium rates lower than expected

The Obamacare premiums will cost less than predicted, according to data released Wednesday by the Obama administration. The release provided the first look into rates for consumers buying individual insurance on the 36 federally run exchanges.

The Kindle's live, human, screen-controlling tech support

One of the oddest features in the new Kindle Fire tablets is decidedly retro: a button that summons a human tech support representative on your screen. When you press the Mayday button on a Kindle Fire HDX, a small box appears on the tablet.

Poachers in Zimbabwe poison 87 elephants for ivory, official says

HARARE, Zimbabwe (CNN) -- More than 80 elephants in Zimbabwe have been poisoned with cyanide -- the latest victims of poachers keen to feed soaring global demand for illegally trafficked ivory. Since May, the carcasses of 87 elephants have been di

Remains found on Costa Concordia

Human remains have been found on the wrecked Costa Concordia, possibly answering what happened to the last two missing passengers of the cruise liner that ran aground off Italy's Giglio Island in 2012, a spokesman for the head of Italy's civil protec