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One small car tested in round of "overlap front crash" tests achieves "Good" rating

The Mini Cooper Countryman was the only one out of a dozen small cars to get a "Good" rating in the latest round of "small overlap front crash" tests from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

NCAA settles $75M lawsuit, changes rules for concussions

The NCAA has decided to tackle the issue of concussions among college athletes by changing what happens immediately to a player who may have suffered one.

Surgeon General warns skin cancer is on the rise

Acting Surgeon General Boris Lushniak has issued a "call to action" to prevent skin cancer.

East Texas police say man set his girlfriend on fire

An East Texas man was arrested over the weekend for allegedly setting his girlfriend on fire.

Wisconsin library offers program to 'read your fines away'

Even with late fees from overdue books, kids at one Wisconsin library can get their hands on some of their favorite books by reading off their IOUs.

2 women trapped on bridge, lay down on tracks as train passes over them

An engineer thought he killed two people who dropped down on the railroad tracks right in front of his train, but in what some are calling a miracle, they survived. The close call was caught on video.

Officials are concerned Ebola outbreak in West Africa could make it to U.S. shores

Now that two Americans have been diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa, U.S. officials are warning anyone traveling there to steer clear of people who may be infected.

Louisiana woman allegedly kicks Texas deputy in throat during arrest

A Louisiana woman was arrested last week after she allegedly kicked a Rusk County deputy in the throat.

Running just 5 minutes a day can reduce risk of heart disease

Few Americans can find the time to work out every day, but a new study shows that just a few minutes a day can produce huge benefits for your heart.

Electronic junk gives adults with autism a career path in Colorado

Turning junk into an opportunity is all in a day's work at Blue Star Recyclers in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Mayflies cause mayhem at north end of Mississippi River

Mayfly mayhem is causing problems in western Wisconsin. Pierce County deputies say a three car crash near Hager City when a driver lost control on the slippery road covered in mayflies.

MMA fighter turned convenience store clerk thwarts Houston robbery

A Houston, Texas convenience store clerk turned the tables on a pair of accused robbers on July 10, and the entire incident was caught on camera.

With two months of summer left, the air conditioner may need a tune-up

R-22 Freon is being phased out and replaced by a new more environmentally friendly refrigerant called R-410A.

UN urge Israel & Palestine to stop violence, but neither side shows signs of stopping

Today begins a holy day in the Middle East, marking the end of Ramadan, and a meeting early this morning.

New abuse-deterrent painkiller approved

By Stephanie Smith- CNN (CNN) -- In the painkiller world, oxycodone and naloxone seem like strange bedfellows. Oxycodone is a powerful painkiller, while naloxone is used to reverse painkiller overdose.