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Drought leads to rising prices, shrinking lakes

Just how bad is the drought in California? It's so bad, that in some extreme cases, thieves are stealing water.

Unlimited vacation days and other perks you don't get

How does this sound? On top of your regular two weeks of paid vacation plus holidays, your employer lets you take as much summer vacation as you like, and pays you for all but one-quarter of the time.

Tropical Storm Bertha forms in the Atlantic

Tropical Storm Bertha formed in the Atlantic late Thursday, according to the National Hurricane Center. The storm has maximum sustained winds of 45 mph and was moving west-northwest at 20 mph.

West's drought leads to rising prices, shrinking lakes

With water sources drying up, farmers are looking for underground springs to support their livelihoods. Steve Arthur works in California's San Joaquin Valley, drilling for water wells on drought-ravaged farms and ranches.

From convicted sex offender to millionaire, man gets new life

Michael Phillips has been spending most of his time these days living in a tiny room in a no-frills northeast Dallas nursing home.

Nine popular, but unhealthy restaurant meals

Warning: These meals are hazardous to your health. Delicious, perhaps, but hazardous.

CO: Couple hit by car after reporting child locked in car

Tammy Vigil (KDVR) -- A concerned couple calls police about a young boy left in a hot car. But when the cops arrived, it's the good Samaritans who needed an ambulance.

MO: Man caught breaking into lingerie store

St. Louis, MO (KTVI) -- Police are searching for a man in connection with a "smash and grab" robbery of a south St. Louis adult store, Tuesday morning. It happened at Patricia's, on the corner of Gravois and Grand.

Baylor students die in crash while headed to perform at LSU

Baylor University is mourning the tragic deaths of a student and a recent graduate who were involved in a one-car accident Tuesday, while on their way to perform at LSU.

FL man charged with infecting woman with HIV

Riviera Beach, FL (WPTV) -- A Riviera Beach man has been arrested and charged with infecting a woman with HIV..