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Study says buying tablets, laptops for students is money well spent

The National Retail Federation predicts parents will be spending close to $75-billion this year to equip their kids for the return to school.

FL church cancels man's funeral after learning he was gay

Julie Atwood was standing at her son's casket when the phone rang.

Summer's brightest supermoon rises August 10

The second installment of this summer's season of supermoons is happening Sunday. Stargazers who missed the July 12 supermoon will have another chance to see the bright lunar phenomenon from all around the world.

T.S. Iselle bears down on the big island of Hawaii; residents grab last minute supplies

Hurricane Iselle was downgraded to a tropical storm as it neared Hawaii early Friday, but still packed winds of up to 70 mph and heavy rains that left thousands of people on the Big Island without power.

Scientists test new anti-mosquito app in FL

A mosquito control center in Pinellas County, Florida is helping put a new app called 'The Anti-Mosquito Sonic Repeller' to the test.

FL bureau suprises woman with $40,000 check

An Orlando, Florida woman received a big check because of unclaimed property that she didn't even know existed. Florida's Bureau of Unclaimed Property gave Teresa Tran, 26, a check for over $400,000 on Thursday.

Oklahoma teacher shows up drunk, without pants on first day of school

A new school teacher is missing her first week on the job after police say she showed up drunk to school. Lorie Hill was arrested Monday, the first day back at school for teachers at Wagoner High School in Oklahoma.

18-year-old college freshman running for legislature in Kansas

Austin Harris has a lot on his plate. He's preparing to move into his college dorm in a week. His class load for a major in history and minor in leadership studies at Washburn University is intense

Hattiesburg Girl Scouts use TV news to sell surplus of cookies

A cookie surplus is dwindling after the Hattiesburg Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi announced they had too many on hand.

OR family creates healty vending machines to benefit schools

If you ever find yourself feeding money into a vending machine because you missed lunch, you know how hard it can be to find a healthy snack.

Growing fire near Rowena, Oregon forces families to evacuate

Firefighters told residents of 70 homes in Oregon's Columbia Gorge community of Rowena to evacuate on Wednesday. Another 100 homes in the area were on notice to be ready to go.

Lawmakers get an update from CDC, the State Department & others on Ebola outbreak

Today lawmakers hear from the CDC the State Department and others, including Samaritans Purse - the relief organization whose two American Ebola patients are in Atlanta being given an experimental treatment.

WA residents unhappy with state's decision to kill nutria

If you hear gunshots around Olympia, Washington's Capitol Lake this week, don't worry. Unless you are a nutria.

Russian hackers steal 1.2 billion internet user names & passwords

A Russian crime ring has stolen 1.2 billion internet user names and passwords. It's not clear what the hackers will do with all the private information, but experts warn you should change your passwords now, and frequently.

Party host says 2,000+ rave 'worth it' despite overdoses, sexual assault

It was a lot quieter Sunday night outside James Taylor's Mecosta County home than it was just hours before. Taylor, 20, calls the farm house that's been in the family for 100 years his party house.