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@HiddenCash Twitter scavenger hunt leads to New York City

NEW YORK (CNN) -- Sonia Lemel and Rachel May Adams were running a 10K race at Manhattan's Central Park Saturday when they heard about the "@HiddenCash" scavenger hunt.

Local expert and an Iraqi war veteran weigh in on terror group taking over Iraq

After more than a decade of war, billions of dollars spent, lives lost, and millions of people displaced, it seems as though Iraq is falling in the hands of a very dangerous terrorist group.

Local expert and an Iraqi war veteran weigh in on terror group taking over Iraq

After more than a decade of war, billions of dollars spent, lives lost, and millions of people displaced, it seems as though Iraq is falling in the hands of a very dangerous terrorist group.

FCC to investigate Netflix-Verizon spat

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Verizon and Netflix have been feuding in recent weeks over which company is to blame for slow streaming speeds. Now, government regulators are stepping in to figure out who's really at fault.

Man cuts open truck to save kitten

(CNN) -- A hitchhiking feline in Florida has a 50-year-old truck owner to thank for her unusual rescue.

Obama increases support to American Indians

President Barack Obama made his first trip as President to an Indian reservation on Friday and attended a traditional pow wow to signify his commitment Native Americans.

Daniel's journey: How thousands of children are creating a crisis in America

Daniel Penado Zavala was 17 when he made a heart-wrenching decision to leave his family behind in San Salvador and try to make a new life where it was safer.

Solar storms! Full moon! Must be Friday the 13th

 Common Western superstition says Friday the 13th is unlucky. But what does it say about a Friday the 13th with a full moon and solar flares that could create geomagnetic storms large enough to disrupt Earth's atmosphere?

Autopsy: IV wasn't properly set in OK botched execution

A preliminary autopsy report gives a better idea of what went wrong during a botched execution of an Oklahoma inmate earlier this year. On April 29, Clayton Lockett was scheduled to die by lethal injection.

Solar storms! Full moon! Must be Friday the 13th

Common Western superstition says Friday the 13th is unlucky. But what does it say about a Friday the 13th with a full moon and solar flares that could create geomagnetic storms large enough to disrupt Earth's atmosphere?

Ex-Boy Scout leader, roommate accused of child sex abuse

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President Obama in tip-top shape

(CNN) -- President Barack Obama is in tip-top shape, according to a physical exam released this week by the White House.

Escalating violence in Iraq could drive gas prices up

The escalating conflict in Iraq could drive gas prices higher. Militant Isla mists have captured several major Iraqi cities and are trying to push into Baghdad. As the violence increased Thursday, oil futures climbed to 106-dollars a barrel.

Back to Iraq: What can -- and should -- the U.S. do now?

For better or worse, Iraq and the United States have been attached at the hip for decades.

Declassified report: Two nuclear bombs nearly detonated in North Carolina

On a January night in 1961, a U.S. Air Force bomber broke in half while flying over eastern North Carolina. From the belly of the B-52 fell two bombs -- two nuclear bombs that hit the ground near the city of Goldsboro.