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Brutally Honest: Is it OK to spy on your kids?

Whether you think spying on your kids is acceptable in today's digital age or a breach of trust seems to really depend on how you define "spying" in the first place.

114th U.S. Congress starts with Republicans in control

The 114th United States Congress gets underway today in Washington. Republicans are taking over the Senate, and they're looking to put a lot of their ideas on President Obama's desk.

3 Apps that will help you keep your New Year’s resolution

Your smartphone can be a handy tool to help keep those New Year's resolutions. If you vowed to exercise more, the Pact app can provide a monetary incentive to keep your goal.

XL Pipeline top priority for Republican-controlled Congress

The newly elected Congress will begin work on Tuesday. Republicans will take control of the Senate, and plan to immediately begin work on approving the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline and making minor adjustments to Obamacare.

Vandals destroy ancient headstones in Massachusetts cemetery

Dozens of tombstones were found vandalized at a Whitman, Massachusetts cemetery Saturday.

Don't believe this Facebook hoax!

Are your Facebook friends posting some strange legalese about privacy guidelines? Yeah, that's a bunch of garbage.

Texas man calls 911 to confess to 2011 murder

After more than three years of dead ends, police in Corpus Christi, Texas finally have a suspect in the 2011 murder of Patricia Duling.

Texas man reunited with stolen home

A Texas couple have been reunited with their tiny house after it was stolen just before Christmas. "It was depressing, devastating, made me angry and shocked all at the same time," said Casey Friday.

Ohio waitress gets $2,500 tip on New Year's Eve

Customers inside Japanese steakhouses like things differently. Some like rare. Some like well done. Well, a rare event indeed happened New Year's Eve, when one family did something quite rare. And it was well done.

Man finds stray bullet in his bed after being locked out of house

A Fresno, California man is lucky to be alive after a stray bullet landed in his bed on New Year's Eve. The bullet packed enough punch to break through the roof of the home.

Jury selections begins for Boston Marathon bombing trial

Jury selection is underway in the trial of accused Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Man told his $500K winning lottery ticket is a misprint

A New Mexico man thought he won big bucks on a lottery scratcher only to find out it was a misprint.

Oklahoma state legislator proposes $500 fine for wearing "hoodies" in public

The cold weather has many sporting hoodies outside to help fight the cold, but wearing a hood in a public place in Oklahoma could soon be against the law.

Obama, Congress head back to work but with different agendas

It's back to work this week for President Obama and the new Republican-led Congress. Congress returns tomorrow. President Obama is already back in Washington for a few days.

Family fights for custody over missing Chihuahua

Easley, SC (WHNS) -- The battle over who should own a chihuahua in Easley that got loose in 2012 is now over, according to a ruling by a magistrate judge in Easley.