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A closer look: How many school shootings since Newtown?

After Tuesday's shooting at an Oregon high school, many media outlets, including CNN, reported that there have been 74 school shootings in the past 18 months.

Hidden cost of retiring early: $51,000 in medical bills

Retiring early may sound really tempting. But leaving the workforce just a few years early can saddle you with tens of thousands of dollars in additional medical costs.

MA Serial tickler strikes Boston neighborhood

Police say a "serial tickler" has been sneaking into houses in Boston and accosting people while they're sleeping. The bizarre home invasions don't involve any theft -- just tickling.

Nashville teen discovers, reunites with egg donor

Nashville, TN (WSMV) -- A 16-year-old Nashville girl decided she wanted to find out more about her own conception, specifically the identity of the egg donor. After tireless work, she's found that and much more.

California Pet hospital loses dog ashes- pet owner devastated

Los Angeles, CA (KTLA) -- The loss of her beloved lab was devastating enough for Isabel Upegui, but learning that the pet hospital she trusted to cremate his remains had lost his ashes was beyond heartbreaking.

Swim ban lifted after shark swarm shuts down Alabama beach

It's finally legal to swim off the shore of Orange Beach, Alabama, after a crowd of sharks dispersed into deeper waters Tuesday, officials say.

Tennessee man accused of chopping up woman and eating her remains

It wasn't enough for Gregory Scott Hale to kill his victim, authorities say.

New front in Amazon kerfuffle: Warner movies

Hachette books aren't the only products that are now harder to order on Amazon -- the online retailer is going after movies, too.