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by Deirdre Blake posted Mar 28 2014 8:18AM
This might make you more apt to keep all your stuff in a carry on instead of checking your bags for your next flight.
Police say a $15,000 camera, Gucci bags, name-brand clothing and jewelry are among the thousands in valuables stolen by baggage handlers at LAX. The thieves targeted bags that were traveling long distances or had multiple transfers. Six people are in jail, so far. 
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by Deirdre Blake posted Mar 28 2014 8:09AM
We're not sure how the people dolling out grants and scholarships would feel about this new class at Skidmore College in upstate New York.
This summer it starts offering a class called "The Sociology of Miley Cyrus: Race, Class, Gender and Media." The visiting professor teaching it says there won't be any required twerking in her course and students will have to learn it on their own.
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Location : New York
People : Miley Cyrus
by Deirdre Blake posted Mar 28 2014 7:48AM
As if you don't have enough to worry about making sure your credit report is right and your score is good, some people are being denied loans because their report says they're dead.
It can happen by accident when a name gets confused from a death certificate sent in. If it happens to you, send a copy of your birth certificate, drivers license and a recent bill or bank statement with activity to prove you're still breathing.
 
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by Deirdre Blake posted Mar 27 2014 7:37AM
There's an APP for almost everything and now one of them is keeping people with an alcohol problem from falling off the wagon.
Developed by University of Wisconsin Researchers, it has a panic button and sounds an alert when they get too close to taverns or bars. The folks released from alcohol treatment centers who got free sober smartphones report fewer drinking days and better results. 
by Deirdre Blake posted Mar 27 2014 7:11AM
The next time you go shopping, try not to pick up something you might like but didn't plan on buying.
A study at UCLA shows that actually holding an item makes you feel a sense of perceived ownership and need to spend money on it. If you just touch it with one finger instead, it satisfies our need to check it out and still keep the money in our wallet. 
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Topics : Human Interest
by L Jtan posted Mar 26 2014 11:24AM
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by WPXI - Pittsburgh posted Mar 24 2014 2:55PM
 
VIDEO - Crazy costumes, major wipeouts at Seven Springs Pond Skim
 
by Deirdre Blake posted Mar 24 2014 7:55AM
 And most of us have done this...you get the fortune cookie with the numbers on the back, assume it's a sign and play them in the lottery. It you haven't won with them yet, don't lose hope. A California woman won more than $421,000 usingthe numbers she found inside a fortune cookie. If all her numbers had hit, she could have won $240 million. 
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Topics : Human Interest
Location : California
by Deirdre Blake posted Mar 21 2014 10:26AM
Kathryn and Lee Hayes are ready to roll -- with their chickens.
The semi-retired Washington state couple can now take them along when they travel in their RV to see their grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They've built a mobile chicken coop in an old trailer. It's got all the comforts of home and even a radio, to play relaxing, classical music for the one's laying eggs. 
by Deirdre Blake posted Mar 20 2014 8:24AM
If you got caught in the security breaches to credit cards at Target, Neiman Marcus or Michaels last year, new technology could help you rest easier.
A new credit card will be released later this year that's more like a computer. It has a keypad on the front where you put in a pin number. It can only be unlocked by entering it and it's durable. Dynamics Inc. says it can survive your washing machine and they last over 4 years on a single battery charge. No word on which company will pick it up.
by Deirdre Blake posted Mar 20 2014 8:19AM
Here's a warning if you're a golfer that plays with titanium clubs. Be careful how you swing if you're off the green.
After years of suspicion, the University of California did a study and has proven the titanium can cause a spark if it hits a rock. It can last for a few seconds and could catch the side course vegetation on fire. They're being blamed for burning at least 12 acres at one course a few years ago.    
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Location : California
by Deirdre Blake posted Mar 20 2014 8:14AM
The star of Animal Planet's "My Cat from Hell" will be traveling to Portland, Oregon, to work with the family trapped in their bedroom by their angry cat Lux earlier this month.
Cat expert Jackson Galaxy says cats don't become ferocious felines for no reason. He says Lux could have a tumor, an abcessed tooth, diabetes or another condition. They called 911 after they say their baby pulled the cat's tail and then Lux trapped them in the room.
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Location : OregonPortland
by Deirdre Blake posted Mar 20 2014 8:08AM
If you get scared when you have to get a flu shot, you're not alone.
A bull in Texas was apparently in no mood for vaccinations and led police on a chase down a busy Texas street. Some Waco locals says it was quite a scene to see the guys witha lasso in the back of a pickup and four cops cars behind it. Two animal control cowboys caught the bull almost an hour later.
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Location : Texas
by Deirdre Blake posted Mar 19 2014 7:56AM
If your significant other or your kids are into role playing video games, you might want to keep and eye on the character they pick.
A study of more than 200 of them shows that people who pick a good character tend to be in a better mood and do better things after they're done playing. The ones who pick the evil character tend to be a little more rude and indulge in habits like eating food that's bad for them.
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Topics : Sports
by Deirdre Blake posted Mar 19 2014 7:46AM
Do you have brothers and sisters? You might be argue about or just wonder which one of you is smarter.
Some new research says it depends on what order you were born. First born kids tend to be smartest, but also have higher rates of diabetes and food allergies. Middle kids have better teeth and stronger marriages and last born, well...they tend to have more addictive behavior.
by Deirdre Blake posted Mar 19 2014 7:43AM
Police in South Carolina are looking for a suspect who apparently doesn't tolerate bad manners.
Police say a 20 yearold man sat down with a friend at a local Taco Bell when a man in another booth asked him if he had belched without saying "excuse me." The man apparently then walked over to the victim, picked up a chair, hit him hit on the elbow, grabbed his throat and tried to head butt him before a restaurant worker told him to leave. 
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Topics : Human Interest
Location : South Carolina
People : Hit
by WFTV - Orlando, FL posted Mar 18 2014 4:05PM
VIDEO - Raw: Fish tank breaks at Disney restaurant
by KPIX-San Francisco posted Mar 18 2014 4:01PM
VIDEO - Video Surfaces Of Caltrain Rider’s Near-Fatal Close Call
by Buzz 60 posted Mar 17 2014 2:50PM
VIDEO - Whaling is the latest Internet video meme trending on Vine. LeBroning is apparently so last year. Mara Montalbano (@maramontalbano) has the story, and wonders what could be next?
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People : Mara Montalbano
by WPIX - New York posted Mar 17 2014 2:46PM
VIDEO - Brooklyn men sue NYPD officers for trying to take their White Castle hamburgers.
by Buzz 60 posted Mar 17 2014 2:43PM
VIDEO - Apparently we should be even harder on people who pee in pools. A new study is saying urine mixed with chlorine forms by-products that are very bad for our health. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) has the rest.
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People : Patrick Jones
by Deirdre Blake posted Mar 14 2014 7:57AM
Cops in New York say two students at a state college are charged with animal abuse after they held a black lab over a keg and forced it to drink beer.
The got busted when another student took a picture and posted it on a Twitter account featuring stories and pics from parties thrown by students at state colleges. The dog was rescued by local authorities. 
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Topics : EducationLaw_Crime
Location : New York
by Deirdre Blake posted Mar 14 2014 7:24AM
The first applicants arrived five hours early and by the time the marijuana industry job fair opened in Denver, the line stretched for two blocks.
O.penVAPE, which makes vaporizers and other devices, organized the fair to meet its own staffing needs and help others in the industry. Its' headquarters is Colorado, where smoking pot is now more legal.  
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Location : ColoradoDenver
by WTAE - Pittsburgh, PA posted Mar 13 2014 11:55AM
VIDEO - Pitt law grad Daniel Muessig tells Pittsburgh's Action News 4 he wanted to reach younger clients who use social media, so he tried to create a funny ad people would want to share.
by Deirdre Blake posted Mar 13 2014 8:20AM

Do you like lemon in your water or a lime in your mixed drink? If you're a germaphobe and ask for them in a restaurant, this could change your habit.
Over multiple visits, researchers swabbed the rinds and flesh of 76 lemons from different restaurants and more than 70% of them contained bacteria. Remember, the fruit travel thousands of miles, might not be washed after and employees are touching them with their hands.
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by Deirdre Blake posted Mar 13 2014 7:47AM
 Photo courtesy of: news.discovery.com 
You've heard of photobombing, now some dog owners are taking it one step further - with something called "muttbombing."
It doesn't involve sticking the real dog into someone's picture, but photoshopping it in after. Now animal shelters are using muttbombing to help find forever homes for animals in need.
by WSBTV - Atlanta posted Mar 12 2014 3:08PM
VIDEO - Family says 22-pound cat trapped them in bedroom.
by Deirdre Blake posted Mar 12 2014 7:46AM

Take a look at your hand. Is there a big difference in the length of your index finger and your ring finger? Researchers studied more than 14,000 hands to figure out that when they're close to the same length, you have a higher risk of developing osteoarthritis in your knees or hips and needing to have them replaced when you're older.  
by Deirdre Blake posted Mar 12 2014 7:40AM
When your car comes out of the "tunnel" at the car wash you better be quick on your feet to retrieve it...or someone else might.
It happened to the owner of a minivan Monday at the Crystal Car Wash on Route 1 in Fredericksburg. As the owner of a van was walking out to it, 23 year old Rajohn Robinson jumped behind the wheel and sped away. Minutes later Stafford cops caught up to it on I-95 though. He's in jail and won't be going anywhere soon.
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People : Rajohn Robinson
by Deirdre Blake posted Mar 11 2014 7:57AM

Are you one of the doting dog owners that let yours lick your ice cream, eat from your bowl or lick you on the mouth?
You might have heard a dog's mouth is cleaner than ours, but doctors say it's just not true. People and animals all have different bacteria that affect each other differently. Dogs saliva can carry the salmonella virus and don't forget all the stuff they might eat while you're out of a walk or they're in the yard.
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Topics : Human Interest
by Deirdre Blake posted Mar 11 2014 7:44AM
There's a time to take a selfie and not to, but some crooks just aren't getting it. A man was caught last month after he took one at a church he's accused of robbing and posted it online. Now cops are investigating whether a man who snapped one of himself with an iPad, that was reported stolen, took it from a gym. He appeared in the pic on the businesses iCloud account. 
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by Deirdre Blake posted Mar 11 2014 7:21AM
This wedding crasher was after more than free drinks.
A suburban Philadelphia man has pleaded guilty to stealing cash and gifts from wedding receptions. Authorities say Joseph Patrick Franzone Junior swiped thousands of dollars in gifts from a reception in July and another nine-grand worth from a June reception. He's pleaded guilty to theft and attempted theft charges, and remains jailed without bail. A sentencing date has yet to be set.
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Topics : Law_Crime
Location : Philadelphia
by Deirdre Blake posted Mar 10 2014 9:36AM
Fights happened for it in Fredericksburg during last year's Black Friday sales, but the latest parking space dispute in New Jersey is crazy. Police say three women got in a verbal and then physical fight outside one mall's Nordstrom's store. One of the women is accused of biting and almost severing one of the other women's fingers. She was taken to the hospital. The biter is still on the loose and could face an assault charge.
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Location : New Jersey
by Deirdre Blake posted Mar 10 2014 9:33AM
We know that you might be more apt to reach for junk food, have a wreck or  make bad decisions when you're tired, but apparently you might waste time too. Researchers say this Monday after daylight savings time also causes a spike in what they call "cyber loafing." More folk apparently spend time on social media and trolling the web that working.
by Deirdre Blake posted Mar 10 2014 9:29AM
 Would you run in your underwear for a good cause? It's what happened yesterday at a 5K run in one Michigan town, but the underwear were over people's clothes.
About 300 folks raised money for the FUNderwear Run. Despite the misty conditions and a 21-degree temperatures, they raised lots of money for Gilda's Club Grand Rapids. It's a support community where people can find laughter in the face of serious illnesses, like cancer.  
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Location : Grand Rapids
by Deirdre Blake posted Mar 7 2014 11:22AM
For many of us, waking up to the smell of bacon cooking on the stove might be the best part of the day. There's only one problem, somebody else has got to be awake to cook it.
A new App for your smart phone can fix that though, created by Oscar Mayer. The Wake Up and Smell the Bacon device plugs into the headphone jack of an iPhone, and when the alarm goes off, the device emits a small puff of the scent of bacon, with the accompanying sizzle sound. You can take a quiz to try and win one of the plug in devices through April 4th on the website of the Oscar Mayer Institute for the Advancement of Bacon at www.wakeupandsmellthebacon.com. You can download the App on the iTunes store. 
by KCPQ - Seattle posted Mar 5 2014 4:20PM
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by Deirdre Blake posted Mar 5 2014 10:33AM
If you want to get healthy, you might work out or change your diet, but you might or might not approve of this Maryland man's plan.
Dan Janssen decided to be a vegetarian when he was 14, but then realized he hated veggies, but did like cheese pizza. So that's what he's eaten for breakfast, lunch and dinner for 25 years, expect for a bowl of raisin bran a week and that peach about 4 years ago. He is a diabetic, but bike 30 or 40 miles at a time. He says the doctor says he's really healthy. The only problem here and there is the diabetic blackout. 
by Deirdre Blake posted Mar 5 2014 10:30AM
Research has been released saying U.S. women post more selfies than men, but if you're a real animal lover in the U.S., you might be in the wrong place.
A Three UK study says in Britain people share almost four million cat-related photos and videos every day, triple the selfies. Around 40% of them use their smartphones and about 350,000 cat owners have made their pet their own media account. 
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Topics : Human Interest
by Deirdre Blake posted Mar 5 2014 9:34AM
Do you have a fear of things that creep and crawl?
A new App made with the help of psychiatrists is designed to help folks get rid of their fear of spiders by introducing them to a "cute" cartoon arachnid and building up to a real life tarantula. Phobia Free uses "exposure therapy" to slowly desensitize people to spiders. 
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Topics : Human Interest
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