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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.

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.

Miss America crowns 1st winner of Indian descent

She's the second consecutive New York beauty queen to take the Miss America title, but she's the first Indian-American to wear the national crown -- er, tiara -- atop her perfectly coiffed head.

Russia slams U.S. on Syria chemical weapons deal as U.N. report due

The world is expected to learn details Monday of what happened the day as many as 1,400 people were allegedly gassed to death outside the Syrian capital of Damascus.

SENIOR NAVY OFFICIAL: At least 4 dead in Washington Navy Yard shooting, gunman on the loose

Shots were fired Monday morning inside the Washington Navy Yard, the U.S. Navy tweeted.

Reports: Shots fired at Washington D.C. Navy Yard

Shots were fired Monday morning inside the Washington Navy Yard, the U.S. Navy tweeted. According to NBC News, at least one person was shot. That person's condition is not known.