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Physicians group labels obesity as a disease

One word could have a big impact on the way doctors treat obesity in the United States.

Juneteenth: Oldest known U.S. celebration for end of slavery

Juneteenth is the oldest known U.S. celebration of the end of slavery. Many African-Americans mark the anniversary much like the Fourth of July, with parties, picnics and gathering with family and friends.

Filmmaker asserts new evidence on crash of TWA Flight 800

An unreleased documentary on the 1996 TWA Flight 800 explosion offers "solid proof that there was an external detonation," its co-producer said Wednesday.

Chrysler relents, agrees to recall 2.7 million Jeeps

Chrysler Group reversed course and agreed to a recall of 2.7 million Jeeps Tuesday, giving in to the government's request in the final hours before a deadline.

Blaze blamed on campfire roars near Yosemite

A campfire left untended sparked a blaze near Yosemite National Park that is threatening hundreds of homeowners -- but firefighters are starting to get a handle on it.

Police: Ohio day-care operator drugged pancakes to make children sleep

Getting children to take a nap can be hard. Getting them to eat pancakes is not nearly as difficult.

RECALL: Natura Pet Products issues voluntary recall of specialized dry pet foods due to possible health risk

Natura Pet Products is voluntarily recalling specific lots of dry pet food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Is gold losing its safe haven appeal?

The recent volatility in global financial markets hasn't done much to boost falling gold prices. Despite choppy trading in stocks and bonds, gold prices have struggled to move back above $1,400 an ounce.

Medical examiner in North Carolina hotel death cases resigns

The death of an 11-year-old boy at a Boone, North Carolina, hotel could have been prevented had police been told that the carbon monoxide that killed him was also to blame for two earlier deaths in the same room, the city's police chief sai

Man points fake grenade launcher at cars; uncle convicted of terrorism hoax

A man who paraded his cloaked 16-year-old nephew around a busy Phoenix intersection with a fake rocket-propelled grenade launcher was found guilty Monday on endangerment and terrorism hoax charges.