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Billowing black smoke from blaze at old factory spurs warning of breathing hazard

(PARKERSBURG, W.V.) -- West Virginia residents are being warned to avoid exposure to the billowing smoke from a fire at an old tool plant now being used for storing plastics.

Firefighters r... Read More

Closing your bedroom door at night could save your life in a fire

(NEW YORK) -- Fire safety experts are urging people to close their bedroom doors before they go to sleep, saying the simple task can potentially save lives in the event of a fire.

“When you can’t get out, the most important thi... Read More

How this bride found out her husband is a real-life Ethiopian prince

(WASHINGTON) -- When one woman met a young man in a popular D.C. nightclub, she had no idea she'd go onto marry him, much less become part of a royal family.

But that's just what happened when Ariana Austin met Joel Makonnen in Pearl Night... Read More

Southwest flight celebrates 1st 'unmanned' flight with all-female crew

(NEW YORK) -- Southwest Airlines has marked their very first "unmanned" flight.

The company tweeted photos on Oct. 18 of the all-female crew posing before takeoff on the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft.


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Parents' photos show before-and-after transformation of having kids

(NEW YORK) -- Mike Julianelle, a blogger and father of two, gained internet fame by posting photos of all the things kids can ruin, like when his kids turned a coffee table into a train set.

The 41-year-old Brooklyn dad, is now sharing pho... Read More

Man overcomes paralysis to run half-marathon with his surgeon and the driver who hit him

(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) -- Dean Otto of Charlotte, North Carolina, was riding his bike one humid morning in September 2016 when the unimaginable occurred: The husband, father and marathoner was struck by a truck.

His spine was fractured. His pel... Read More

Woman carries sister's 'rainbow baby' after loss of twins: 'I'd do it for her'

(TOLLAND, Conn.) -- A selfless woman is carrying a child for her sister who experienced the heartbreaking loss of newborn twins.

Anna Howat is due to give birth to her niece, Charlotte Grace, on Feb. 2. Howat offered to carry her sister Be... Read More

11-year-old girl inspired by Flint water crisis creates cheap kit to test lead

(LONE TREE, Colo.) -- An 11-year-old girl inspired by the Flint, Mich., water crisis has been named “America’s Top Young Scientist” after she developed a device that can quickly detect lead levels in water.
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What sexual harassment is and what to do about it

(NEW YORK) -- Over the past week or so, Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has been accused of sexual harassment by a number of women.

Among them: Former "Friday Night Lights" star Minka Kelly claimed that Weinstein asked her to be his gi... Read More

How to workout like Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

(WASHINGTON) -- The longtime personal trainer of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg -- who has gained the nickname "The Notorious R.B.G." -- shared secrets for how the 84-year-old stays physically strong every day as she interprets the Constit... Read More

Man loses 100 pounds in a year, assisted by donated fitness trackers

(NEW YORK) -- A father of two said he lost 100 pounds with the help of a fitness tracker that he wouldn’t have thought to buy for himself.

The Salem, Massachusetts father of two weighed 304 pounds before he stepped into a weekly well... Read More