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Army's ban on dreadlocks, other styles seen as offensive to some African-Americans

The U.S. Army's new ban on many types of ethnic hairstyles has African-American women who wear their coifs in dreadlocks, braids and cornrows in a twist.

2 arrested after Facebook video shows 11-year-old being beaten for punishment

Police in Flint, Michigan have made two arrests and two children are in protective custody after video of a brutal beating was posted on Facebook.

Montana man arrested after threatening President Obama

HAMILTON, MONTANA - A Darby man has been arrested for making threats against President Barack Obama. Dan Rachell, 43, was arrested last week on two charges of making threats against President Obama and his family.

School Makes Students Take Down Confederate Flags

WALDRON, ARK. (5NEWS-KFSM) -- Three Waldron High School students were threatened with suspensions this week and forced to remove Confederate flags from their pickup trucks.

FL deputies leap into action to stop suicide attempt

Florida sheriff's deputies saved a suicidal man who was trying to jump off a bridge, and it was all caught on camera.

Neighbors find 9-year-old MS girl’s body in flood waters

The body of a missing 9-year-old Yazoo City, Mississippi girl missing since Sunday night has been found. Petruna Hudson's body was discovered around seven Monday evening, just a few blocks from where she lived.

New procedure helps paralyzed patients regain use of their legs

Researchers at the University of Louisville say four paralyzed men are now able to move certain muscles in their legs thanks to a new implant. An electrical stimulator implanted on the spinal cord makes it possible.

Today Obama will sign some equal pay executive orders

Today is equal pay day. That means the average woman has to work through the eighth of April - plus all of last year - to earn what the average man earned last year.

Satisfaction for U.S. airlines at all-time high

The annual Airline Quality Ratings Report released Monday shows a dramatic drop in complaints from the flying public last year, even though more flights ran late and more bags were mishandled or lost.

Health Minute: weekly exercise

Ok, we've said it before and we'll say it again: exercise is good for you.

New research says childhood obesity rates remain steady, if not gone up

Just a few months ago a report from the Centers for Disease Control suggested obesity rates in young kids have plummeted, but that study only looked at the past decade.

Plane crashes killing 2, during zombie movie shoot in FL

(WESH) Two people are dead after a plane crash during a movie shoot in Summerfield, Florida.

PD: Stepdad pleads not guilty to beating Arizona boy with pipe

Phoenix, AZ (KPHO) -- A Phoenix stepfather accused of striking his girlfriend's 7-year-old son with a metal pipe pleaded not guilty to felony child abuse Monday.

2 smuggling tunnels found near CA border

San Diego, CA (KSWB) -- Federal agents working with Mexican authorities uncovered two sophisticated tunnels from Mexico to warehouses in Otay Mesa, federal officials said Friday.