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Shift workers beware: Sleep loss may cause brain damage, new research says

Are you a truck driver or shift worker planning to catch up on some sleep this weekend? Cramming in extra hours of shut-eye may not make up for those lost pulling all-nighters, new research indicates.

Report: Alzheimer's more likely than breast cancer in women over 60

Women age 60 and older have a 1 in 6 chance of getting Alzheimer's disease in their lifetime, and are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer's compared with breast cancer, according to a report from the Alzheimer's Association.

Toyota to settle Justice Department probe over unintended acceleration

The Justice Department is set to announce as soon as Wednesday a billion-dollar agreement with Toyota to settle a federal probe of the automaker's handling of customer complaints related to unintended acceleration, people familiar with the

Polish students break world record for largest domino chain

College students in Poland now hold the world record for the largest domino chain. Students from the Czestochowa School of Economics created the chain by arranging 4,998 books like dominoes.

Fish tank bursts at Downtown Disney restaurant

A Downtown Disney restaurant in Florida sprang a leak Monday as diners were enjoying their meals. A fish tank in the dinosaur-themed T-Rex Cafe's aquatic-themed area suddenly sent water spewing toward guests.

Wal-Mart wants your used games

Can you beat "call of duty" in your sleep? Then it's time to trade in your old video games. That’s what Wal-Mart is hoping you'll do.

Mom who drove into ocean is silent during FL bond hearing

The woman accused of trying to kill her three kids by driving a minivan into the ocean appeared in court Monday for a bond hearing.

Pranksters in OKC turn waterways green for St. Patrick's Day

Pranksters in Oklahoma City turned waterways green for Saint Patrick’s Day. Officials at myriad gardens are concerned that the dye in the water could harm the animals in the park

Tax season unleashes cyberscams

As if tax season isn't stressful enough, cybercriminals are also out in full force, looking to unleash attacks against unsuspecting small businesses.

Steve-O faces TX fine after jumping off bridge into 4 ft deep water

Steve-O of "Jackass" fame made a splash in San Antonio, Texas, by jumping from a bridge into the San Antonio River. But he could end up getting a slap on the wrist for the stunt.