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Flu epidemic seems to be slowing, but 8 more children have died

 The flu is still hitting the United States hard, but fewer people seem to be getting sick and the number of new infe

6 ways to improve odds and beat heart disease

 You can dramatically reduce your chances of having heart disease or dying from heart disease if you do six simple th

Average federal tax refund so far: $3,539

 It's still early days in the tax season, but the IRS has already received more than 14 million returns, the agen

10 ways to boost your chances of a surviving plane crash

Survival and rescue stories from the deadly crash of TransAsia Airways Flight 235 in Taiwan are inspiring as well as intri

Obama meets boy who inspired $1 million fundraiser

Middle school student Vidal Chastanet was simply stating his truth about the school principal who inspires him in his roug

Harvard tells professors: No more sex with undergrads

 If that car parked in Harvard Yard is a rockin', school officials may soon come a knockin', because hanky-pa

The NASA diet: It's food, but not as we know it

Around 400 kilometers above the Earth's surface, the International Space Station continues its orbit of the planet.

TurboTax restarts e-filing of state tax returns after fraud concerns

The popular TurboTax software restarted the e-filing of state tax returns on Friday after temporarily stopping them becaus

Detroit man who commuted by foot 21 miles a day surprised with a donated car

The world's most famous commuter thought he was meeting friends for lunch Friday to close out a wild week in the spotl

Florida woman gives birth to 14 lb. baby

A woman who didn't know she was pregnant until her third trimester had an even bigger surprise when she gave birth to record-size 14-pound baby boy.

ISIS claims Jordanian fighter jets killed American hostage

ISIS is claiming Jordanian fighter jets hit a building in the city of Ar Raqqah Friday, killing an American hostage identified as Kayla Mueller, a 26-year old aid worker from Arizona.

Wyoming deputy resigns after dress code removes cowboy hats and boots

Sublette County, Wyoming has a new sheriff and one of his first moves was to ban all western wear for deputies. The move was enough to prompt one deputy to turn in his badge.

U.S. being pushed into more conflict after wrapping up 2 wars

The U.S. has wrapped up two wars, but is being pushed into two new conflicts this morning. Under pressure from its allies, the Obama Administration is considering sending arms to Ukraine... and stepping up its game against ISIS.

Radioshack declares bankruptcy

Nearly a century after it opened its first store and sent out its first catalog, RadioShack declared bankruptcy on Thursday.

Utah boy gets 3D-printed ear

Born without a complete ear, 4-year-old Tai Medina is also deaf on his right side.