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Package containing dog poop shuts down Sacramento County tax board

A supposed prank on the Franchise Tax Board in Sacramento prompted a very serious response.

Dallas children's hospital gets 'Robot Doctor'

You've got to admit, robots can do a lot of cool stuff. But have you seen a robot doctor? Folks at Children's Medical are doing the robot. Meet RP-VITA, or as the kids call him, 'Zippy.'

Family finds massive pot stash in van after driving it for 13 years

A family in Alamogordo, New Mexico made a shocking discovery over the weekend when they went to repair a door in their van. Inside the door panel they found 13.5 pounds of marijuana.

Oregon brewers make beer with reclaimed waste water

Oregon is known for specialty beers, but what about a beer made with sewer water? It's what some local home-brewers will be doing this summer.

'Historic' blizzard strikes Northeast

Snow continues to pile up across the Northeast. In Massachusetts some cities have gotten nearly 30 inches of snow. Schools, businesses and governments offices are all closed.

VIDEO: Time-lapse of blizzard over Statue of Liberty

Video (above) shows snow falling on Statue of Liberty in New York from 8 a.m. January 26 through 8 a.m. January 27, 2015.

Man loses Super Bowl pass because of Facebook post

It was a dream job for longtime Arizona sports fan Russ Knight - a chance to work at the Super Bowl. But that dream turned into nightmare, because of a seemingly innocent Facebook post on the Internet.

‘Historic’ winter storm to hit Northeast

Snow is falling across the Northeast, where a massive storm is expected to dump several feet of snow over the next 48 hours. Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker says the threat can't be overstated.

Security increases after drone crashes in White House lawn

The Secret Service says this morning's drone crash at the White House appears to be accidental. The remote-controlled "quad copter" was found on White House grounds early Monday morning.

‘Deflategate’ controversy looms as Super Bowl hype builds

As the hype builds ahead of the Super Bowl, questions surrounding the New England Patriots and under-inflated balls still linger.

U.S. deficit to 'hold steady' until 2018

Solid economic growth over the next few years should help keep the annual federal deficit at a very modest level until 2018. But after that, the deficit will start growing again.

Woman finds kidney donor in checkout line

Michelle Davis and Lorene Hansen are happy and recovering just one week after a kidney transplant. The two met while Davis was working at the Lee County Publix grocery store.

Study: e-cigarettes contain more formaldehyde than cigarettes

E-cigarettes have exploded in popularity and are generally promoted as being safer than smoking, but a new study out of Portland State University has linked high levels of formaldehyde to "vaping".

Woman gets probation after trying to cut off her husband's penis

A California woman who pleaded guilty to assault after attempting to cut off her husband's penis using a pair of scissors won't face jail time.

Mississippi fugitive found in Utah after 35 years on the run

A man who escaped from a Mississippi prison in 1980 and has lived in Utah under an alias for more than 20 years has been arrested.