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President Obama pushes for equal pay for women

President Barack Obama's latest push in his much touted "Year of Action" is to help women get on an equal playing field with men.

Flood Partners: National Flood Safety Awareness Week Day 5

The National Weather Service works with and relies on strategic partners involved in river observations, reservoir management, floodplain management, flood hazard mitigation, and flood preparedness and safety to reduce the loss of life and prop

Woman loses her pants while trying to steal meat from Arkansas grocery store

Cell phone video shows a woman making a scene at a Little Rock, Arkansas grocery store as she tries to escape with packages of meat.

Teen accused of making terror threats to schools already hit with tragedy

A teen from Michigan has been charged with terrorism for allegedly making threatening phone calls to schools across the country that have been sites of shootings.

Is homework making your child sick?

New research shows that some students are doing more than three hours of homework a night -- and that all that school work may be literally making them sick.

Ohio SPCA rescues 6 horses abandoned by owners in winter

Six emaciated horses are being cared for in Grove City, Ohio after rescue workers say they were left outside, uncared for, during the harsh winter.

Mystery officer plays basketball with San Antonio kid

A San Antonio mom is speaking out after capturing a heartwarming video that went viral. It was only meant to be shared with friends and family, but the San Antonio police department got wind of it too.

Return of March Madness means renewal of lost workplace productivity

In what's become a March tradition along with the NCAA basketball tournament, the Chicago outplacement firm Challenger, Gray, and Christmas has released an estimate of what March Madness could cost employers in lost worker productivity.

Rough weather hampers search for possible pieces of Malaysia Airlines jet

 Search and rescue experts are "throwing everything" at the hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, Australia's prime minister said Friday.

Flood Resources: National Flood Safety Awareness Week Day 4

There are many different resources to receive information about flooding. From river levels to forecast rain totals, multiple government partners provide data on a daily basis. Here are some links to flood resources:

Nation’s first transgender mayor sells shoes to raise cash for city

The nation's first openly transgender mayor is now opening his closet doors to get cash for his city.

Sour Note: NY music teacher busted for pawning school instruments to fund heroin addiction

A New York school music teacher and her boyfriend are facing charges after state police say they were stealing musical instruments and selling them at pawn shops.

Gay Arkansas student says his profile was pulled from yearbook, supporters rally

An Arkansas student says his high school is "history" after school officials pulled a profile of him from the school yearbook because he is openly gay.

OR prisoners organize for chance to donate organs

On Monday Kevin Gray stood on a street corner in Newberg, Oregon holding a sign. It said, "Living Kidney Donor Needed. Please help."

VA 6th grader suspended for taking razor blade from student found cutting himself

The mother of a Virginia Beach middle school student says a "zero tolerance" policy was taken too far when her daughter did what she thought was right to help a classmate.