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Buying breast milk online? Beware

Donated breast milk is "liquid gold at our house," says Stacy Richards, 37.

And the endorsement goes to: No one

The right-leaning Richmond Times-Dispatch decided to endorse no candidate in the Virginia gubernatorial race, a little more than two weeks before Election Day.

Starbucks in hot water over China prices

Starbucks is under fire in China over how much it charges for coffee as a wave of criticism of Western companies' business practice continues.

S&P 500 pauses at record high

The S&P 500 inched further into record territory Monday as investors shift their focus from Washington to corporate earnings and the economy.

Hogwarts fan? Follow the trail of real witches

Of the many ghouls that we associate with Halloween, few reign as supremely in our imaginings as witches.

Obama in weekly address: Frustration with Washington understandable

President Obama used his weekly address on Saturday to once again address Americans' frustration with policymakers in Washington, saying, not for the first time, that "there were no winners" in the protracted conflicts over the de

5 things that have happened since Obamacare launched

Obamacare has survived a Supreme Court appeal, a government shutdown and ongoing challenges by opposing politicians. With few exceptions, every American must have health insurance by March 31 or pay a penalty fee.

A history of fright: Why we love haunted houses

When we look for fun things to do for Halloween, haunted houses are inevitably part of the list. With their costumed players, spooky music and darkened rooms, they present a great way to get the daylights scared out of you.

Four things we learned from government shutdown

Whew, it's all over, folks -- the twin crises of government shutdown and national default countdown. At least for now. This one wasn't easy. And we'll be talking about it for a while.

Is Apple's iPhone 5C a flop?

When Apple unveiled not one but two new iPhones last month, it was the dawning of a new strategy for the company, which for six years had championed its single iconic smartphone even as competitors rolled out an array of shapes, sizes and featu