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Germ killing ATM screens could be next big thing

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- ATM screens are notorious germ collectors. People with disgusting, sticky hands touch them all day, and banks probably rarely clean them -- if ever.

Real life Peter Griffin crashes New York Comic-Con

(CNN) -- If you've always wanted to have a beer with "Family Guy's" Peter Griffin in real life, give Robert Franzese a call.

Free college tuition plan could benefit Louisiana, if logistics, politics line up

President Barack Obama wants to make it easier for students to gain a college education. His plan would seem to have tremendous potential for Louisiana, should Congress and state politicians agree to finance it.

Thieves buy cars, breasts implants with stolen credit cards

Police and U.S. Postal Inspectors are accusing five Houston, Texas men of using other people's identities to purchase hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of cars and breast implants...for themselves.

1 dead after 2 massive car pileups on Michigan Interstate

Interstate 94 was closed Friday afternoon west of Battle Creek, Michigan due to two pileups including as many as 150 vehicles and one fatality according to Michigan State Police.

Ice dunes appear on Lake Erie

The snow and bitter cold are transforming the Lake Erie shoreline at Presque Isle, Pennsylvania.

Oil tycoon's ex accepts $975 million after all

Sometimes, $975 million really is enough. Sue Ann Arnall, the ex-wife of oil tycoon Harold Hamm, has cashed her huge divorce check after claiming earlier this week that the settlement was unfair.

2014 was America's best year of job growth since 1999

Last year was America's best year of job growth since 1999. More than 2.95 million jobs were created last year, according to the latest figures from the Department of Labor.

Grieving dog refuses to leave side of dead puppy

A picture really says a thousand words: a golden retriever is grieving over the loss of her puppy in Laurel Grove Cemetery North.

Court rules teen must undergo chemotherapy against her will

Connecticut's Supreme Court has ruled that a teen cancer patient must continue to receive chemotherapy treatment against her will.

Family's minivan dragged 16 miles by semi

A Michigan family is safe after the minivan they were in became lodged underneath a semi-trailer truck and dragged for 16 miles through a snowstorm.

Boa constrictor slinks out of San Diego toilet

It rose up from the sewer, but it was more eeeeek! than eeeew! It's hard to explain how a 5-foot boa constrictor nosed its way up into a toilet through the down-pipe in a San Diego office building Wednesday.

Fourth graders plot to poison teacher

A group of fourth graders in Elba, New York are accused of trying to poison their teacher.

Did you visit HuffPost last week? You might have a virus

This past week, The Huffington Post and several major websites displayed malware-laced advertisements that infected computers and locked them down.

Florida dad accused of throwing 5-year-old daughter to her death

A 5-year-old girl is dead after police say her father threw her over the side of a St. Petersburg, Florida bridge early Thursday morning.