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Feds seize $1.6M of pot from fake government truck in AZ

Douglas, AZ (KPHO) -- Border Patrol agents have stopped a flatbed truck in its tracks that was trying to smuggle 3,200 pounds of pot across the border using fake decals to make it look like a government vehicle, authorities said.

Woman returns $7,000 she found at Michigan bank

Saginaw, MI (WNEM) -- A Mid-Michigan resident came across $7,000 in the drive-thru station at a local bank.

Oregon community rallies to move 900 lb. woman from bedroom

Eugene, OR (KPTV) -- A woman who weighs 900 pounds left her bedroom for the first time in two years Tuesday, and it was all made possible by a community effort.

Study says food stamp soda ban can save 141K children from obesity

Banning soda and other sugary drinks from food stamps would lead to significant drops in obesity and diabetes rates among the poor, according to a new study.

Teddy bear helps GA cops arrest theif

Athens, GA (WGCL) -- Athens-Clarke County Police said Melvin Wilder Junior, 55, stole a bag of donated clothes from a bin at the Georgia Square Mall.

FL man faces fine for painting house like American flag

A Florida man says he's tired of being hounded by code enforcement about how his house looks, so he decided to make a patriotic change, by painting the home to look like an American flag.

TN boss loses job for threatening to hang worker for drinking from ‘white’ fountain

The recording sounds like something from Jim Crow days: a white supervisor threatening to hang an African-American employee for drinking water from a "white people" fountain. But it's 2014, in Memphis, Tennessee.

Rare conditions allow surfing on Colorado River

Surf’s up, on the Colorado River? The water phenomenon called "big sur" is a big draw for surfers and kayakers in De Beque, Colorado.

2 military jets crash: 1 in Pacific Ocean, other in CA neighborhood

 A U.S. Navy fighter jet crashed into the water off Southern California while approaching an aircraft carrier Wednesday night, the Navy said.

Can exercise monitors reduce obesity rates?

When several health setbacks sapped my 77-year-old dad's zest for life, I had to do something.