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Bill Gates gives $1M to gun control advocacy group

Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda have together donated $1 million to the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility, a gun control advocacy group, according to its most recent financial report with Washington State.

101-year-old Canadian woman is going for the gold

Feeling unmotivated for your daily workout? This will get you moving...at 101-year's-old, Florence Storch is a javelin thrower competing in the Canada 55-plus games this week.

Ban on indoor e-cigarette smoking sought

The World Health Organization is calling for major regulations on the e-cigarette industry, including a ban on indoor smoking.

Don't wait! Trade in your old iPhone now

Eagerly awaiting the new iPhone? Then sell your old one now.

Medical marijuana laws may reduce painkiller overdoses

States that have legalized marijuana for managing chronic pain have significantly fewer deaths from prescription painkiller overdoses each year, according to a new study published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine.

GM's compensation fund gets 100th death claim

General Motors executives have said the company would "do the right thing" for victims of its massive recall, and so far, 100 families are seeking money for someone who died.

AZ: New tool a success in brain tumor surgery

Phoenix, AZ (KTVK) -- It is the kind of story that makes you stop and think, "How is that possible?" Just hours after a man had brain surgery, he shared his story with us.

TX: School warns its teachers have guns

The Argyle, Texas Independent School district is putting everyone on notice that some staff members are carrying guns. The district voted in favor of school marshals back in January.

Hackers attack Sony PlayStation Network

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- A group of hackers calling themselves "Lizard Squad" has taken down several popular online video game networks and possibly diverted an American Airlines jet carrying a Sony executive.

Ebola contacts in Africa go missing

(CNN) -- Earlier this summer, Kelsey Mirkovic, a disease detective with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, entered a hut with her team in Gueckedou, Guinea, to speak with a man who had Ebola.