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McDonald's recalls 2.3 million Hello Kitty whistles that pose choking hazard

McDonald's is recalling about 2.3 million Hello Kitty toys that came with some of its Happy Meals because they pose a choking risk.

2 contestants live in new car for 19 days in hopes of winning it

Things are getting a little harder for two New Mexico residents competiting to win a new Dodge Dart. Randy Willig and Barbara Whitehead have been sitting inside the car inside a Hobbs dealership for 19 days.

Mother of Washington high school shooting victim speaks out

Zoe Galasso was killed in the school shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School on October 24. The 14-year-old freshman never made out of the cafeteria after she was shot and killed by her classmate, Jaylen Fryberg.

Big changes are headed to the VA

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald has announced a series of sweeping changes at the scandal-plagued agency.

New VA secretary plans to overhaul medical services for veterans

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald has announced a series of sweeping changes at the scandal-plagued agency.

Gun sales spike as Ferguson braces for grand jury decision

Lately, Dan McMullen has been bringing an extra gun to his office in Ferguson, Missouri.

Bitter cold snap to chill most of the U.S.

The winter pros in Minneapolis often make it until a few days before Christmas before the first 4-inch snowfall of the season.

Owl attacks 5 children, 1 adult in FL neighborhood

Residents in Jacksonville Beach, Florida say an owl is terrorizing their neighborhood.

Hot car mom misses deadline for children's trust funds

Shanesha Taylor, the woman whose mugshot photo went viral after she left her young children in a vehicle during a job interview, failed to meet Thursday's deadline to deposit $40,000 in her children's trust funds.

ND mother auctions off wedding ring to pay for second adoption

Having children has been very difficult for Zaundia Klingbeil of Fargo, North Dakota. "If I had another baby that I loved half as much as I love our son, all the pain would be worth it, all of it," she says.

Detergent pods expose toxic chemicals to children, according to research

Every single hour in this country a child swallows, inhales or is otherwise exposed to the toxic chemicals inside laundry detergent pods.

Obama heads overseas as lawmakers try to hammer out agenda they can all agree on

President Obama is at the Asia-Pacific economic summit in Beijing this morning, leaving a divided congress back home to sort out issues like jobs, energy and immigration.

Seeing double: Identical twins elected sheriffs in neighboring counties

Seattle, WA (KCPQ) -- The Nov. 4 election made history in Washington state — identical twins became the sheriffs in Thurston and Lewis counties.

5 things you didn't know about 'Toy Story'

(CNN) -- It's been almost 20 years since the first "Toy Story" debuted in 1995, but the franchise is still going strong.

'Charmed' actress apologizes to gay community for remarks

(CNN) -- "Charmed" actress Rose McGowan has a bone to pick with the gay community -- but first she has an apology to make.