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It's here! The hoverboard (Well, sort of)

 If you're looking for that cool gift to get your tech-savvy significant other this Christmas, here's a pretty attractive contender: a hov

Social Security benefits will increase by 1.7% in 2015

Social Security checks will rise by 1.7% -- which translates into $22 more each month for the average retired worker.

This Halloween costume costs $1.6 million

 What does a million-dollar Halloween costume look like? Hint: It gives new meaning to the phrase "dripping with diamonds."

'Avengers: Age of Ultron' trailer is "Hulktastic"

 The new trailer for "Avengers: Age of Ultron" is, in a word, "Hulktastic."

Six ways to straighten out smartphone slump with yoga

 As you cradle your smartphone or lean into your laptop to read this, what's your posture like?

Are obese crash test dummies the key to preventing road deaths?

 Car safety testing has come a long way since the days of dropping cadavers down unused elevator shafts in the 1930s.

The wit and wisdom of Eleanor Roosevelt

 Politician, human rights campaigner and longest-serving first lady; Eleanor Roosevelt was a force to be reckoned with.

Latest White House fence jumper has mental problems, father says

 A man who jumped the White House fence Wednesday night suffers from mental problems, and has been arrested there before, according to his father.

Jury: Ex-Blackwater contractors guilty in 'outrageous' Nusoor Square shooting

 After marathon deliberations, a federal jury found four ex-Blackwater Worldwide contractors guilty Wednesday in a deadly 2007 mass shooting in Ba

UNC report finds 18 years of academic fraud to keep athletes playing

 For 18 years, thousands of students at the prestigious University of North Carolina took fake "paper classes," and advisers funneled at