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@HiddenCash lines pockets, warms heart of anonymous California philanthropist

It's a scavenger hunt for cash through the most modern of means: social media.

Legendary author Maya Angelou dies at age 86

A literary voice revered globally for her poetic command and her commitment to civil rights has fallen silent.

Legendary author Maya Angelou dies at age 86

Maya Angelou, a renowned poet, novelist and actress, has died at age 86, her literary agent, Helen Brann, said Wednesday. She died at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Brann said.

Whole Foods stock takes a dip

 You may still need your Whole Paycheck to shop at organic food giant Whole Foods. But you only need a fraction of it to buy the stock.

Police equip officers with heroin overdose antidote

The New York Police Department, the largest police force in the United States, announced Tuesday that it has received funding to equip close to 20,000 officers with naloxone, a heroin antidote that can instantly reverse the effects of an overdo

Fisherman catches ultra-rare fish in Florida

A Florida man has quite a fish tale to tell. He reeled in a whopper off Boynton Beach and has the pictures to prove it.

Obama: Almost 10,000 troops to remain in Afghanistan next year

With combat operations in Afghanistan ending this year, President Barack Obama will announce Tuesday his plan for almost 10,000 American troops to remain in the country through 2015 if the Afghan government signs a security agreement.

Stores may have received tainted beef

Check your ground beef before you grill this Memorial Day weekend. The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service says stores in at least 15 states may have received beef contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

An empty Everest: Perfect time to climb?

At Camp 3 of Mount Everest at an altitude of 7,200 meters, an American woman, 50-year-old Cleonice Pacheco Weidlich, sits in a solitary tent. Outside, fierce winds of more than 50 knots are raging. She waits.

Diet soda helps weight loss, industry-funded study finds

 Most people choose artificially-sweetened soda over regular soda to avoid packing on extra pounds. But what if you already choose diet? Would it be helpful to quit that too?