U.S. & World News

05 September 2014

"Shame suit" angers parents

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Orange Park, Fla. --- (WTLV)  An Orange Park, Florida mother claims Oakleaf High School forced her daughter to swap her too-short skirt for what she calls a "shame suit." On the third day of school ...

05 September 2014

Study shows increase in adult obesity

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Adult obesity rates in the U.S. remain high and even increased in six states over the past year.That's according to a new report from the Trust for America’s Health, which tracks obesity trends in ...

05 September 2014

Fast food protest

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Fast food workers across the nation protested Thursday calling for higher pay.In some cities, protesters blocked streets in "non-violent civil disobedience" and were arrested. Fast food workers in m ...

04 September 2014

Fed launch Ferguson police probe

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Ferguson, Mo. --- (NBC News)  Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday that the Justice Department will investigate the Ferguson, Missouri Police Department.Federal investigators will look a ...

04 September 2014

BP found guilty, grossly negligent for gulf oil spill

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(NBC News) A federal judge has found oil giant BP Plc "grossly negligent" for its role in the 2010 spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a ruling that could add billions of dollars in fines to the more than ...

04 September 2014

#HITCHED: Wedding tech getting 'extreme' with drones, robot officiants

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(NBC News) Technology has long been enmeshed in the age-old ritual of saying “I do” -- and now, wedding tech has moved well past hashtags to include Google Glass-wearing brides, drone photograph ...

04 September 2014

Trapped in a washing machine

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Pasadena, Texas --- (KPRC) A 5-year-old girl remained in the hospital Wednesday, recovering from injuries sustained after getting stuck inside an operating washing machine Tuesday night in Pasadena, ...

04 September 2014

Comedy queen turned fashion critic Joan Rivers dies at 81

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(KGW) -- Joan Rivers, the pioneering queen of comedy, who overcame tragedy and disappointment to transform herself in late life into a comic scourge of the red carpet, has died, according to her da ...

04 September 2014

Private schools begin drug testing

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Cleveland, Ohio --- (WKYC)  For some, drug testing kids is a controversial issue, but several Cleveland, Ohio area schools have adopted the practice.St. Edward's, St. Ignatius and Gilmour Academy w ...

04 September 2014

"Gender neutral" restrooms?

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N.C. --- (WECT)  North Carolina's Cape Fear Community College has added a dozen new gender neutral restrooms to its campuses.According to CFCC Director of Marketing and Public Relations, David Hard ...