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    Popular chain buying rival Family Dollar

    Dollar Tree is buying rival Family Dollar. Dollar Tree is paying Family Dollar stockholders a combination of cash and stock in Dollar Tree. The deal is valued around eight and a half billion dollars. The deal also gives Dollar Tree more than 13,000 stores in the U.S. and Canada. According to CNN, Dollar Tree plans to continue to operate both the Dollar Tree and Family Dollar brands. Dollar Tree stores sell all items for $1 or less and CEO Bob Sasser […]

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    Recall: Thousands of cars recalled for defective air bags

    A Japanese car manufacturer is recalling 226,000 vehicles because of defective air bags. This recall combined with an earlier recall brings the total number of vehicles recalled by Nissan to over 660,000. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Nissan North America is recalling some lines in its Infiniti, Maxima, Pathfinder and Sentra models for 2002 to 2004. The problem is that the airbag’s inflator can rupture, causing metal parts to fly out if the airbag is deployed. Nissan says […]

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    Terminally ill boy receives 100,000 birthday cards and presents from strangers

    As you may remember, Danny Nickerson is a boy with terminal cancer who asked for birthday cards. He received over 100,000 cards and gifts from people across the country. Friday he celebrated his sixth birthday with the help of family, friends, police officers, and the New England Patriots. With the help of more than 100 first responders, Danny Nickerson celebrated his sixth birthday. The group of Cops For Kids With Cancer set up the birthday bash at Foxboro’s Gilette Stadium. […]

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    Your go-to-pill for lower back pain may not be as effective as you think

    Acetaminophen may not be the best way to treat back pain, according to a new study. Australian researchers had 1,600 adults take either acetaminophen or a placebo pill for about a month for their lower back pain. They found the drug wasn’t any more effective than a dummy pill in relieving pain, nor did it help improve their sleep quality. Acetaminophen is best known by the brand name tylenol. Its maker, Mcneil Consumer Healthcare, says “The safety and efficacy profile […]

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    Man files lawsuit after awaking from minor procedure to discover amputation of body part

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WVTM) – An Alabama man has filed a lawsuit against Princeton Baptist Medical Center and a number of other defendants after he says the hospital made a very big mistake. The man and his wife filed the lawsuit on Tuesday, claiming his penis was amputated without his permission. According to the lawsuit, the man was scheduled to be circumcised last month in connection with health concerns. When he awoke from the procedure, he discovered the amputation. “Needless to […]

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    American teen trying to be the youngest to fly around the world dies in crash

    (NBC News) – An Indiana teenager who was trying to become the youngest to fly around the world in 30 days in a single-engine plane died on Wednesday in a crash. Authorities say 17-year-old Haris Suleman’s body was recovered off the coast of American Samoa. The father and son team took off on their journey in mid-June to raise awareness and money for the Citizens Foundation. “It was for a noble cause, it was for building schools, for kids in […]

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    Pranksters take over neighborhood with unusual new look

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KSDK) – A Missouri neighborhood is talking about a prankster who is hitting homes left and right. However, the pranks aren’t damaging property but rather adding a few decorations. Residents say yards are being filled with pink flamingos. It started when a couple moved in and actually had a pink flamingo in their front yard. Suddenly, other homeowners woke up to find they also had the lawn ornaments. “It’s flamingo bombing. You’ll just wake up one morning and they’ll be in […]

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    Study claims the common drug you take for back pain may not actually work

    When you hurt your back, what do you usually reach for to relieve that pain? Many pain sufferers reach for acetaminophen, which is also known by the brand name Tylenol. Australian researchers had 1,600 adults take either acetaminophen or a placebo pill for about a month to treat lower back pain. They found the drugs weren’t any more effective than the dummy pill in relieving pain, nor did it help improve their sleep quality. McNeil Consumer Healthcare, the maker of […]

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    ‘He was a creep,’ Psychiatric patient allegedly opened fire in hospital, shot by doctor

    DARBY, Penn. – A psychiatric patient opened fire inside a Pennsylvania wellness center on Thursday, killing his case worker and injuring a doctor. “I seen multiple cops come in here and an ambulance. And I was scared,” said Carmella Brooks. Police say Richard Plotts was brought to the wellness center by his case worker. Once he got inside, he started yelling before allegedly pulling out a gun. “I ran down three flights of steps to go get my son,” said […]

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    Mother arrested after allegedly bringing her kids to burglary

    RACINE, Wis. – A Wisconsin mother has been arrested for allegedly breaking into a home, but officers say it is who she asked to help her commit the crime that grabbed their attention the most. Tanya Fawcett is behind bars for breaking  into an apartment on Washington Ave. Officers say she wasn’t alone in the crime. In fact, she brought along her three children, who are 11, 7 and 4-years-old. The 11-year-old told police that “her mother asked her to […]

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    Caught on camera: Couple’s bizarre crime spree comes to an end

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. – It was a dramatic ending to a crime spree in central Colorado. Two suspects were taken into custody after multiple carjackings, shootings and a chase. Police say this all started as a traffic stop on Lookout Mountain. Authorities found a man and a young woman inside a white Crown Victoria after getting a report of a suspicious vehicle in the area. An officer took the driver’s license and headed back to his car. “When he went […]