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Massive Tax Scam: Thieves Posing as IRS Agents

Mar 5
There's a new alert about a massive scam involving criminals posing as IRS agents. The people behind the scam are calling at least 10,000 Americans every week, and federal investigators say they are absolutely ruthless.

Second Los Angeles Hospital Reports 'Superbug' Infections

Mar 5
A second hospital in Los Angeles says several patients have been infected with a "superbug" tied to a medical scope similar to a recent outbreak at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

Samsung's New Mobile Pay: Here's What's We Know

By Anick Jesdanun | Mar 4
Last fall, Apple launched Apple Pay, bringing mobile-payment technology to the iPhone. Samsung now wants to get that on Android phones - at least the ones it makes. The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge phones announced they will come with mobile-pay capabilities.

Visa, MasterCard Moving into Mobile Pay in Africa

By Ken Sweet | Mar 4
Americans may just be getting used to mobile pay, but consumers in many African countries have been paying with their phones for years. Now payment processors Visa and MasterCard want to get a slice of that market.

The Special Art of Sound Effects

Mar 4
Marko Costanzo is what is called a Foley artist - someone who reproduces sounds for movies and television that microphones barely pick up when they're recording dialogue.

Samsung Ditches Design, Adds Mobile Pay to New Phone

By Anick Jesdanun | Mar 3
Samsung, locked in a tight race with Apple to be the world's biggest smartphone maker, has unveiled an important new phone that ditches its signature plastic design for more stylish metal and glass.

Smartphones Could Tell Consumers What's In Food

By Mary Clare Jalonick | Mar 3
In the ever-complicated debate over labeling of genetically modified foods, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says he has an idea: use your smartphone.

Google Selling Wireless Plans to Get More People Online

By Joseph Wilson, Michael Liedtke | Mar 3
Search giant, self-driving car developer, smartphone and tablet maker. Turned data plan provider? Google wants more people to get online so they can search around and click on its ads. And it's shaking up the telecom world to do it.

Will Apple "Spring Forward" with Smart Watch

Mar 3
Apple announced it will release new details about its smart watch in an upcoming event dubbed "spring."

DNA Tool Helping Biologists Find Elusive or Invasive Species

By Phuong Le | Mar 3
Biologists are using new tools to help look for reclusive or rare imperiled species, monitor unwanted creatures or gauge the overall biodiversity of a lake or stream.

NASA Caught on Video: Giant Fireball over Pittsburgh

Mar 2
NASA cameras captured a very bright meteor at the Allegheny Observatory near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The fireball was seen over New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Viral Vids: Stunt Driver Pranks Her Online Dates

Mar 2
Nick Dietz compiles some of the week's best viral videos, including a dog that lets himself in a car, a teen achieving his dunking dream and five years of stunning sun images. Plus, a Ford Mustang speed dating prank.

How to Find Out if a Used Car has an Unrepaired Recall

Feb 28
About 5 million used cars under recall were sold last year before the recalled parts were fixed. No matter the problem, if you're shopping for a used car, you want to make sure a recalled part has been repaired. Here's how to protect yourself.

Did 'Sexually Graphic Photos' Lead to WhatsApp Suspension?

By Stan Lehman | Feb 27
A judge says he has ordered the suspension of the globally popular instant messaging system WhatsApp across Brazil because it has allegedly failed to help in an investigation.

Barnes & Noble to Keep Nook Digital Business After All

Feb 27
Barnes & Noble is keeping its Nook Media digital business after all. The bookseller had planned to combine Nook and its college bookstores into a single company separate from its retail operations.

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