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Dead whale floats onto Oregon beach

Authorities are trying to figure out how to get rid of a 40-foot dead and decomposing gray whale that floated onto the beach in Seaside, Oregon Tuesday.

Obesity during pregnancy raises stillbirth risk

Pregnant women who are obese or overweight have an increased risk of delivering a stillborn baby, according to a new study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Teen basketball player from MN cuts MVP trophy to share with other players

) Dave Giles is not only the girls' basketball coach at Lac qui Parle Valley High School in Madison, Minnesota, but also teaches in the wood shop for the school.

Caught On Cam: Boy brought to tears when soldier-father surprises him at NBA game

There was a special moment at the Phoenix Suns basketball game Monday night. It was bigger than the playoffs or any win or loss. An eight year old boy was reunited with his dad.

MN students get real-world lesson in wildlife research

Students at Blaine High School in Blaine, Minnesota took "hands-on learning" to a whole new level.

New York's hottest nightclub is for kids

The dance floor was thick with the smell of sweat and alcohol, and tattooed arms waved neon glow sticks through the dark as a remix of Miley Cyrus's "Wrecking Ball" filled the club.

WWI love letters uncovered in Indiana home

Love letters from World War I were found hidden away in a Jasper, Indiana home during a remodel. Those letters, dated July 1918, were found tucked away inside insulation of Phil Mathies' attic.

Casual marijuana use may damage your brain

If you thought smoking a joint occasionally was OK, a new study released Tuesday suggests you might want to reconsider.

‘Killer Sponges’ found off the CA coast

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute discovered new species of sponges living in the deepest depths of the Monterey Bay and marine biologists described them as "killer sponges."

AZ cops unleash crime-fighting car, James Bond style

Law enforcement officials in Pinal County, Arizona have a new weapon. It's designed by law enforcement but looks like something straight out of a James Bond movie or Robo-cop.

Carriage horse takes passengers on wild ride through Savannah, GA

A carriage horse takes off through downtown Savannah, Georgia plowing into parked cars and scaring pedestrians.

TX church sets world record for Jesus chalk drawing

In celebration of Easter, a church in Texas sets a world record with this giant drawing of Jesus. It’s a chalk drawing measuring 17,000 square-feet.

K.C. police say they have man responsible for highway shootings

Drivers around Kansas City are feeling a little safer today after police there arrested someone suspected of randomly shooting at vehicles over the last month or so.

Obama says it's time to end fight over Obamacare

President Obama says it's time to end the fight over Obamacare. Republicans figure the issue can win them more power in Congress in November.

Last minute preparations underway for Boston Marathon

An emotional week in Boston continued, as the community gathered to honor and remembers MIT police officer Sean Collier, who died trying to stop the alleged marathon bombers a year ago today.