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Are you a heavy drinker? You'd be surprised

Sheldon Shiraki sits at the bar in the trendy Fritti restaurant in Atlanta, happily sipping an ice cold cocktail. Asked how many drinks it would take for the government to consider him a "heavy drinker," he laughs.

10 least stressed cities in the U.S.

Want to get away from it all? These cities offer shorter workdays, a low cost of living, sunshine and healthier living. 1. Salt Lake City Zen factor: Plenty of jobs, low cost of living

Federal, TN authorities bust multi-state heroin ring, indict 22

Nashville, TN (WSMV) -- Federal and local officials have busted a national heroin distribution ring after a one-year investigation, officials announced Friday at a press conference.

Debate heats up on 6 month anniversary of legal pot in Colorado

Denver, CO (KDVR) -- It's been nearly six full months since Colorado opened the door to recreational marijuana, and its impact depends upon who you ask.

Obama calls himself 'The Bear' as criticism mounts

His poll numbers are in the basement. Chaos is erupting in the Middle East. And as President Obama's second term wanes on, his critics are already dubbing him a "lame duck".

Tea party leader dies from apparent suicide in Mississippi

A tea party leader tied to alleged political dirty tricks that rattled Republicans in Mississippi and beyond is dead -- shot once in the head in an apparent suicide, according to police.

Shia LaBouf disrupts Broadway show, gets arrested in NY

Actor Shia LaBeouf has literally made an art of apologizing for a chain of ill deeds. He added a link to that chain late Thursday when, police said, he lit up a cigarette in a Broadway theater.

Does cereal have too many vitamins for kids?

Most parents are concerned about their kids getting enough vitamins. Should they also worry about giving their kids too much?

NASA prepares new deep-space craft for December 2014 launch

The U.S. space shuttle program retired in 2011, leaving American astronauts to hitchhike into orbit. But after three long years, NASA's successor is almost ready to make an entrance.

Mexican man tries to smuggle $13K of meth inside accordion

Phoenix, AZ (ABC15) -- A man tried to smuggle more than $13,000 worth of methamphetamine inside an accordion across the border at Nogales, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.