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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.

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.

1 out of 9 bridges in the US is in need of repair, but Congress can't agree on how to fund fixes

The Federal Highway Administration considers one out of every nine bridges in the United States structurally deficient, meaning they need significant repairs, maintenance or replacement.

NEW STUDY: Companion animals may ease anxiety in kids with autism

A new study finds companion animals may ease social anxiety in kids with autism.

Oil shouldn't spoil vacations for California beach tourists

Images of sticky black beaches and stories of the stink of oil from a broken coastal pipeline shouldn't force canceled plans for the vast majority of tourists planning ocean vacations in California.

Wal-Mart presses meat suppliers on antibiotics, treatment

Wal-Mart, the nation's largest food retailer, is urging its thousands of U.S. suppliers to curb the use of antibiotics in farm animals and improve treatment of them.

Flavor Flav arrested in Vegas, suspected of impaired driving

Authorities in Las Vegas say entertainer Flavor Flav has been arrested on allegations of driving under the influence, speeding, possessing less than an ounce of marijuana and having an open container of alcohol in the 2005 black BMW he was driving.

Red Nose Day: Comedic charity fundraiser makes its American debut tonight

Folks in the United States might still be getting used to the red noses, but "Red Nose Day" is a 30 year television tradition in the United Kingdom, an annual comedy and music event that's raised more than a billion dollars for numerous charities that assist children in poverty around the world.

Woman who said she was held captive for months found dead

A Missouri woman who authorities said had been held captive in a wooden box for months before being freed about three weeks ago has been found dead, along with her 17-year-old son.

Suit: Competitor's smiley face cookies 'confusingly similar'

The cookies may be smiling, but the restaurants are not. A Pennsylvania chain says in a lawsuit that the smiley face cookies made by a Chicago-based baker are "confusingly similar" to its own trademarked treats.

Lumber Liquidators CEO quits, catching company off guard

Lumber Liquidators CEO Robert Lynch has abruptly quit the company that is embroiled in an investigation over products imported from China.

Study: Local lockups can be more pricey to run than thought

Running a jail can be even more expensive than previously thought. A study released Thursday by the New York-based nonprofit Vera Institute of Justice examined all costs associated with operating local lockups beyond budget line items.