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2015 top family vacation beaches

CAPE MAY, NJ (NBC) - Family Vacation Critic released its annual best family beaches report Wednesday.

Don't neglect your lawn: spring lawn care tips

If you neglect your lawn now, you might regret it for the rest of the year.

Religious freedom controversy: Indiana Gov. signs Religious Freedom Restoration Act

Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law Thursday, sparking an outcry from those who say it could be used to protect businesses that refuse to serve gay people.

Louisiana breast cancer survivor humiliated in restroom by Walmart workers

A Louisiana breast cancer survivor is humiliated after she was laughed at when she was mistaken for a man in a Walmart women's restroom by store employees.

Sex abuse victim in Ohio killed in fire before testifying against accused

A 10 year-old Ohio girl who was set to testify in her accusers rape trial, mysteriously dies in house fire.

McDonald's to test all-day breakfast in select locations

If you've been dreaming of eating a McMuffin for dinner, this news from Mcdonald's will have you saying, "i'm luvin' it!"

Latest on NSA shooting: Driver refused orders to stop

Authorities aren't saying yet why two men dressed as women tried to enter the National Security Agency's campus at Fort Meade, Maryland without permission shortly before 9 a.m. Monday. But the NSA has issued a statement providing a point by point description of what happened next.

Police: Missouri auditor spokesman dead in apparent suicide

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Police say the Missouri auditor's spokesman has died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, just a month after the state auditor also killed himself.

Highway Patrol: Eight dead, 10 injured when Florida van crashes

MOORE HAVEN, Fla. - The Florida Highway Patrol says eight people died and 10 others were injured when a van from a church ran through a stop sign, crossed all lanes of U.S. 27 and landed in a canal in rural southwest Florida.

Indiana governor: 'We're not going to change this law'

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is defending the new state law that's garnered widespread criticism over concerns it could foster discrimination and said it wasn't a mistake for the state to have enacted it.

Reid backs Schumer to succeed him as leader

WASHINGTON - Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is backing New York Sen. Chuck Schumer to succeed him as Democratic leader.

1 killed, 3 injured in Central Texas highway overpass collapse

Officials are investigating the collapse of a Central Texas highway overpass that killed one driver and injured three others.

Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchman" to be released this summer

A newly discovered novel by the author of the classic "To Kill a Mockingbird" will be released in July.

'Downton Abbey' to end after upcoming 6th season

NEW YORK, NY - The producers of "Downton Abbey" say the upcoming sixth season of this popular drama will be its last.

Centers for Disease Control hopes latest round of graphic ads will help prevent smoking

By now most people have seen or heard of the graphic anti-smoking ads from the Centers for Disease Control.

Army Corps of Engineers considers plan to kill number of Oregon sea birds to boost salmon population

The Army Corps of Engineers plans to kill as many as 11,000 Double Crested Cormorants on Oregon's East Sand Island at the mouth of the Columbia River.

Bomb threat at courthouse halts Aaron Hernandez murder trial

A bomb threat called in to the courthouse where former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez's murder trial is being held has temporarily halted proceedings.

Official: Pilot may have intentionally crashed Germanwings plane

The co-pilot of the crashed Germanwings plane appears to have "intentionally" forced the jet into a descent while his captain was locked out of the cockpit, prosecutors said Thursday.

One pilot was locked out of cockpit of German Jetliner

A newspaper is reporting that the voice recorder indicates that one of the pilots was locked out of the cockpit before a Germanwings jetliner plummeted into a remote Alpine mountainside.

FULL SPEECH: President's remarks on the anniversary of the Affordable Care Act

The White House released President Obama's full speech marking the fifth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act.

Oneida Nation rep speaks out against Washington’s NFL mascot

Oneida Indian Nation Representative Ray Halbritter will discuss Washington’s NFL mascot at two colleges in order to raise awareness for the name change campaign and its connection to critical Native American issues.