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George Pataki and Rick Santorum join the crowded GOP presidential race

Former New York Governor George Pataki and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum have formally entered the already crowded field running for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

Dispute over waffle maker gets guests booted from hotel

Authorities say a dispute between two women over a waffle maker led to 30 people being booted from a western Michigan hotel.

Man convicted in killing solved via Scrooge McDuck medallion

A Connecticut man could face life in prison for a killing that police solved by tracking a gold chain and medallion featuring the Disney character Scrooge McDuck.

Taller, faster: SeaWorld Orlando plans new roller coaster

SeaWorld Orlando plans to build a 200-foot tall roller coaster that will race as fast as 73 mph when it opens next year.

Study suggests newer forms of birth control increase blood clot risk

A new study suggests newer forms of the birth control pill are more likely to cause blood clots than older versions.

STUDY: Waiting to cut the umbilical cord could have subtle benefits

Doctors and new dads take note: you may want to wait a few minutes before cutting the umbilical cord of newborn babies.

Court hearing in NYC on whether chimps have rights

Lawyers for two chimpanzees are heading to court to argue that the animals have "personhood" rights and should be freed from the Long Island university where they are kept.

Black widow spider crawls out of bag of grapes, bites woman

A Vermont woman has been bitten by a black widow spider her family says was hiding in a bag of grapes.

STUDY: Increased amounts of alcohol in elderly could lead to heart disease

New research reveals that increased amounts of alcohol in the elderly could lead to heart disease. The study tracked the weekly alcohol consumption and the size, structure and motion of various parts of the heart in elderly individuals.

Similac baby formula offers non-GMO version following consumer petitions

The maker of Similac baby formula says it'll soon offer a non-GMO version of its best-selling baby formula.

'John Wayne Day' in Texas honors actor's 108 birthday

Wearing a brown plaid coat worn by John Wayne in 1945's "Flame of Barbary Coast," Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has declared a day in honor of the quintessential screen cowboy.

TV food star Sandra Lee back home after cancer surgery

Food Network star Sandra Lee is recovering at home after being discharged from the hospital following a double mastectomy.

Security alert: Android users beware of downloading apps

A security alert for the 97 million Americans who own an Android phone.

Twelve people still missing amidst flooding in central Texas

Twelve people are still missing in central Texas after massive flooding hit over the weekend.

'Free range' parents cleared of child neglect in 1 case

Court reports and attorneys say a Maryland couple investigated for neglect after letting their two young children walk home alone from local parks have been cleared in one of two such cases.

Gunman, 1 other, killed in North Dakota Wal-Mart shooting

Police say the gunman is among the two people who died in a shooting at a Wal-Mart store in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Taco Bell, Pizza Hut: Artificial ingredients getting booted

Taco Bell and Pizza Hut say they're getting rid of artificial colors and flavors, making them the latest big food companies scrambling to distance themselves from ingredients people might find unappetizing.

Charter buying Time Warner Cable in $55.33B deal

Charter Communications will spend $55.33 billion to acquire Time Warner Cable in a cash-and-stock deal that would instantly create one of the largest pay-television and broadband operators in the U.S.

Are you among the majority when it comes to your Memorial Day plans?

Utica, N.Y. - What do you plan on doing for Memorial Day?

"Virtual dementia tour" simulates Alzheimer's symptoms for loved ones

Kentucky senior living center uses "virtual dementia tour" to simulate Alzheimer's symptoms for caregivers and loved ones to help them better relate to patients.

Authorities in multiple states search for accused murderer

Authorities in several states are searching for James Horn, accused of murdering two people, including a woman he held captive in a box for four months.