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Santas needed nationwide to visit medically fragile, homebound kids

(NEW YORK) -- An organization that brings Santa to homebound kids is in need of more jolly St. Nicks to spread Christmas cheer around the nation this year.

The Secret Sleigh project, started by Sarah Portillo and Read More

VA took years to review complaints against doctors in some cases, watchdog says

(WASHINGTON) -- Veterans Affairs medical centers failed to report disciplinary action taken against doctors, which could have increased the risk that America’s veterans received “unsafe care,” according to a report released Monday b... Read More

Almost half of the world's busiest airports have no-smoking policies

(NEW YORK) -- Air travellers might have trouble lighting up before taking off. That's because a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds 46... Read More

Woman with Down syndrome is first to compete in Miss USA state pageant

(MINNEAPOLIS) -- Mikayla Holmgren made history on Sunday as the first young woman with Down syndrome to compete in a Miss USA state pageant.

The 22-year-old didn't need to win the crown in order to be recognized with special awards as she ... Read More

Bullied kids are more likely to bring weapons to school, study says

(NEW YORK) -- Victims of bullying appear to be much more likely to bring a weapon to school, according to a new study published on Monday in the journal Read More

Daughter receives flowers on her birthday every year from dad who died from cancer 4 years ago

(KNOXVILLE, Tenn.) -- A father of four, who died in 2013 from pancreatic cancer, thought ahead when it came to his youngest daughter.

Bailey Sellers wrote in a now-viral post on Twitter that her father, Michael, had been sending her flower... Read More

Man bitten by shark off California coast

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- A man who had been spearfishing in the waters off the California coast was bitten by a shark, officials said.

Hearing the call for help from emergency dispatchers Friday afternoon, two off-duty Monterey County deputies, ... Read More

Ill woman's wish to visit beach granted by Australian ambulance crew

(HERVEY BAY, Australia) -- A seriously ill Australian woman's wish to see the ocean came true when the ambulance transporting her to the hospital took a detour to allow her to look out upon the water at least one more time.

The moment was ... Read More

Indiana deputy saves choking woman after pulling her over for speeding

(MICHIGAN CITY, Ind.) -- A routine traffic stop turned into the opportunity to save a life for an Indiana sheriff's deputy Tuesday morning.

La Porte County Deputy Austin Wells pulled a driver over near Michigan City Tuesday morning for spe... Read More

'Nap studio' offers weary Chicagoans a place to snooze

(CHICAGO) -- Chicagoans looking for a break from the hustle and bustle of the windy city now have an on-demand nap studio where they can go for a snooze.

 Peace Power Napping, located across from Millennium Park, launched Nov. 20 and ... Read More

Expert tips for navigating Thanksgiving dinner conversation

(NEW YORK) -- Perhaps the most daunting thing about Thanksgiving is not navigating the travel, the traffic or the mountains of food, but rather navigating the dinner conversation while keeping the peace.

"Remember that you can endure just... Read More

Toddler denied father's kidney has successful transplant surgery

(NEW YORK) -- A Georgia toddler received a successful kidney transplant on Wednesday, about one month after a hospital postponed his original operation when his father -- a perfect donor match -- violated his probation.

A.J. Burgess, 2, re... Read More

Drinking three to four cups of coffee a day may have health benefits: study

(NEW YORK) -- Coffee may not only give you a morning boost -- it also may have significant health benefits.

So says a review by British scientists of more than 200 stud... Read More

6-year-old boys who met during leukemia treatment get to be 'Pilots for a Day'

(JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md.) -- Aviation buffs Jack Kirkbride and Houston Pirrung, both six years old, recently went on a "mission" with the U.S. Air Force that they will likely never forget.

Kirkbride and Pirrung, who've been dubbed the "bat... Read More