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Missouri teen gives toddler away to heroin user

St. Charles, MO (KTVI) -- A St. Charles teenager is accused of giving away her toddler to a heroin user and then claiming it was kidnapped.

N.Y. lady turns 100-years-old, still teaching math

Brooklyn, NY (WPIX) -- For most of us, hearing about your birthday on the radio is a seldom occurrence. However, in the case of Brooklyn math teacher Madeline Scotto, it's pretty much warranted.

K.C. fans willing to pay big bucks for World Series

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Kansas City Royals fans, eager to watch their team play in the World Series for the first time in 29 years, are paying top dollar for the first two games of the Series.

Starbucks announces its pre-order, prepay services for 2015

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- For those of you who just can't wait to spend $4 for your Venti latte, Starbucks is about to allow customers to pre-order and prepay for their daily caffeine hit.

3 types of frustrated job seekers in America

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- A casual glance at the job market makes it appear that things are a lot better. The unemployment rate was 7.2% a year ago. Now it's 5.9%.

More people prefer male bosses over female

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- In the 1950s, Americans were asked, "If you were taking a new job and had your choice of a boss, would you prefer to work for a man or a woman?"

U.S. Ebola breakdown update of cases, precautions

(CNN) -- As of Friday, eight confirmed cases of Ebola have been or are being treated in the United States, and one U.S. citizen died abroad having never returned to the States.

Many U.S. children are growing up in poverty

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Over 48 million Americans live in poverty, according to a special report by the Census Bureau Thursday.

Google expects technology to guide people in making smarter decisions

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Google's chairman says the search giant can create your ideal artificial personal assistant. The catch? You need to give up more and more of your personal information.

52 million vehicles have been recalled in the U.S. for 2014

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- There have been 52 million car and truck recalls in the United States so far this year.

Social media may cause anxiety in teens

Editor's note: Kelly Wallace is CNN's digital correspondent and editor-at-large covering family, career and life. She is a mom of two girls.

Iowa man driving wife in labor gets stopped by police spike strips

Ben and Rachel Kohnen were heading to the hospital in Fort Dodge, Iowa about 4:00 a.m. Tuesday morning, in a race against time. Rachel was in labor, and the baby was coming fast.

Pumpkin carving apps will take your Jack-O-Lantern to the next level

Why settle for the same old carved face this year? Before you start carving that pumpkin, check out Extreme Pumpkins, a website that has photos on some pretty amazing designs.

City of Dallas asks hospital staff who treated Ebola victim to sign isolation agreement

The city of Dallas is asking hospital employees who dealt with the first patient diagnosed in the United States to sign an agreement promising to stay away from the public.

Survey: Americans will spend $7.4B on Halloween in 2014, the most ever

Consumers are on target to spend $7.4 billion on everything from candy and costumes to decorations this year, making Halloween bigger than ever.