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Fireworks: How to play it safe this July 4th

(NBC News) Many Americans are stocking up on fireworks and sparklers in preparation for a 4th of July celebration, but new government statistics show a recent rise in fireworks-related injuries.

TN 12-yr-old invents tool to save babies

12-year-old Andrew Schuler has been inventing things for years.

Police say former GA Tech football player locked son in room for 2 years

Citing "disciplinary reasons," a Georgia couple told authorities they locked their 13-year-old son in a small basement room with nothing but a mattress, a box spring and a bucket for a toilet, police said.

MO Police: man throws ex-girlfriend's dog to its death

A Springfield, Missouri man is facing burglary charges after allegedly breaking into his ex-girlfriend's apartment and tossing her dog to its death from her window.

Dog digs up doll, human remains in California backyard

A dog digging "obsessively" in its Yuba City, California backyard tipped off its owner to a number of unusual items, including doll fragments and a ceramic pot, along with human and animal skeletal remains, police said Thursday.

Michigan man claiming to be from planet "Zoltron" jumps onto moving cop car

A man, apparently on drugs, jumped onto the windshield of a Michigan sheriff's department cruiser Sunday.

Expert cookout tips help you to fill up while keeping costs down

The trip down the grocery aisle this 4th of July is set to be a pricey one.

12-year-old FL boy steals school bus, goes for joy ride

(WJHG) A 12-year-old boy who reportedly stole a school bus and took a joy ride is facing some very serious charges.

Lawmakers are frustrated that immigration reform will likely not pass

One year ago a group of four Democrats and four Republicans came up with what they thought would be the grand compromise on immigration. Now key lawmakers admit immigration reform probably isn't going to happen.

LATEST in hot-car toddler death: Incriminating search history on father’s computer

By Ben Brumfield, Eliott C. McLaughlin and Ralph Ellis- CNN (CNN) -- [Breaking news update, Thursday, 4:20 p.m.]

10 Least Stressed Out Cities

By Melanie Hicken- CNNMoney (CNNMoney) -- Want to get away from it all? These cities offer shorter workdays, a low cost of living, sunshine and healthier living. 1. Salt Lake City

Flying this summer? Expect higher fees

By Jeanne Sahadi NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Come July 21, passenger security fees will be going up at U.S. airports.

CA: Robbery Gone Wrong at Pot Shop Near LAX Leaves Gunman Dead; Accomplice Sought

By MELISSA PAMER AND CHRISTINA PASCUCCI Los Angeles, CA (KTLA) -- A suspected robber was dead and his accomplice was being sought by police after robbery gone wrong at a pot shop near LAX on Wednesday, authorities said.