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Legendary comedian Joan Rivers dead at 81

Joan Rivers, the sassy comedian whose gossipy "can we talk" persona catapulted her into a career as a headlining talk-show host, best-selling author and red-carpet maven, has died. She was 81.

Oregon dog eats 43 socks, still alive

It's a frustrating, centuries-old conundrum for every man, woman and child: "What happened to that missing sock?"

Why it's risky to invest in pot stocks

Many investors have the munchies for the exploding marijuana industry. But it's best to pass on the pot stocks.

Third volunteer to receive experimental Ebola vaccine

Tests of an experimental Ebola vaccine began this week at the National Institutes of Health, amid mounting anxiety about the spread of the deadly virus in West Africa.

Help wanted: College degree not needed

It's getting tougher for recent grads to land a job worthy of their college degree.

Gun violence costs U.S. taxpayers $500M a year

Gunshot wounds are costing the American taxpayer half a billion dollars a year, according to a study from the Urban Institute.

MI: father upset child’s bus stop in front of sex offender’s house

Another school year is upon us and for thousands of kids, that means riding the bus. But one dad noticed something that he calls scary about his daughters' new stop.

Why Colorado is missing $21.5M in marijuana taxes

Colorado is missing $21.5 million in pot taxes.

32 teens escape Tennessee detention center

Authorities near Nashville, Tennessee, are still searching Tuesday for the remaining teenagers who escaped a detention center the night before.

Dollar General raises bid for Family Dollar

There's a new skirmish in the fierce takeover battle among dollar-store rivals. Dollar General, the industry leader, has raised its bid for Family Dollar slightly, to about $9.1 billion from its prior $9 billion offer.