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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.

GM axes 15 over botched recall

The delayed recall by General Motors that led to the deaths of at least 13 people was due to both the misconduct of about 20 employees, as well as "a pattern of incompetence and neglect" throughout the company, according to an interna

FDA approves drug to treat MRSA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug to treat bacterial skin infections like Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, also known as MRSA .

MO - PD: Woman faked cancer for $$$

St. Louis, MO (KTVI) -- A woman that the Belleville community rallied around, during what she claimed was her battle with cancer, is not sick at all.