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    Recall: Children’s water bottles sold at Wal-Mart, Target recalled

    A children’s water bottle that was sold a retailers across the country is being recalled because it could injure kids. Brita is recalling 242,000 children’s water bottles because of a possible laceration hazard. The company says the bottle’s lid can break into pieces with sharp edges. So far, it has received 35 reports of lids breaking or cracking. The 15 ounce bottles are six inches tall with characters like Dora the Explorer, Hello Kitty, SpongeBob Square Pants and Teenage Mutant […]

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    Twitter cracking down on Internet bullies after Robin Williams’ daughter received horrifying messages

    Twitter is taking action against internet bullies after Robin Williams’ daughter quit Twitter this week. Williams’ daughter left the social network after she was harassed following her father’s death. Zelda Williams received taunting messages from anonymous users who sent her grisly, photo-shopped images of her father. In response, Twitter issued the following statement: “We will not tolerate abuse of this nature on Twitter. We have suspended a number of accounts related to this issue. We are in process of evaluating […]

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    Money, money, money: 1962 Ferrari GTO breaks record for most expensive car sold at an auction

    A new record was set Thursday for the highest price ever paid for a car at auction. This 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta fetched a winning bid of just over 38 million dollars. The GTO is one of the only 39  made by Ferrari. The bid smashed the previous auction record of 30 million dollars paid last year for a 1954 Mercedes-Benz race car. Following the standard auction rules, the international winning bidder’s name was not revealed.

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    Scientists say they have developed a vaccine against mosquito-borne illness

      Scientists believe they’ve developed a new vaccine against the Chikungunya virus. The mosquito-borne illness showed up in the United States for the first time this year. It causes debilitating joint pain, headache and fever. Researchers say trials show the vaccine appears to be safe, and test volunteers actually built up anti-bodies to the virus. No word on when the vaccine will be able to everyone. Experts say more studies need to be done.

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    Study: Depression and Parkinson’s disease can go hand in hand, make symptoms worse

    Robin Williams was struggling with depression when he committed suicide earlier this week. Yesterday, we learned he was also in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease. While there is no information about William’s specific case, experts say the two conditions are often linked. A diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease can leave patients reeling. The neuro-degenerative disorder causes involuntary muscle movements. Now, a new study confirms depression is more common among those newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. “If you’re visiting with someone […]

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    Check your spice rack; oregano recalled for risk of salmonella

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A popular spice company is recalling one of America’s favorite ingredients because of a possible contamination. McCormick & Company announced that it is recalling .75 oz. bottles of ground oregano. The company says containers with an Aug. 21 or Aug. 22 ‘best by’ date could possibly be contaminated with salmonella. The recall affects just over 1,000 cases of ground oregano. The affected products were sent to the following states: Alabama Arizona California Colorado Florida Georgia Hawaii Iowa […]

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    Bus rear-ended in NE Oklahoma, 14 injured

    PRYOR, Okla. – More than a dozen people were injured early Thursday when a bus was rear-ended on Highway 69 just south of Pryor. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the bus was carrying 40 Mexican nationals when it stopped at a railroad crossing around 3:20 a.m.  Officials say it was then hit from behind by a semi truck. The truck’s driver was taken by helicopter to a Tulsa hospital in critical condition. Fourteen passengers on the bus were transported […]

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    Photo of baby with duct-taped pacifier sparks outrage

    Photos of a 2-month-old girl with duct tape across her pacifier are sparking outrage. bit.ly/1sJc7hN http://t.co/IKfKbYj4sj— nbc4i.com (@nbc4i) August 11, 2014 FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ohio. – Authorities are investigating after photos of a two-month old Columbus, Ohio girl with duct-tape across her pacifier has sparked outrage on social media. The pictures have caused an uproar on Facebook. Commentators shared the photo saying Child Protective Services should step in. According to WCMH, the photos were posted to Facebook Thursday, and by Friday, […]

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    Strange figure in cemetery causes traffic jam on interstate

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – While a lot of people look to the sky during a supermoon, a strange figure in a cemetery was drawing a different type of attention. “Everybody was freaked out. Everybody wanted to know what it was,” said Michelle Gonzales. Gonzales was driving on the interstate when traffic came to a halt. She thought it was a crash that caused the backup but realized it was something different. “I actually was gonna try and walk up and see […]

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    Mother charged with neglect blames young children for deplorable living conditions

    CABELL COUNTY, W.V. – A West Virginia mother is facing several charges after investigators say her children were living in deplorable conditions. Authorities say 27-year-old Amanda Hatfield is charged with four counts of child neglect. Investigators say the children’s bedrooms were in horrible condition. Officials say one bedroom had insect eggs matted into the carpet, cockroaches in the drawers and rotten food. Her children range in ages from 4-years-old to 8-years-old. When investigators asked Hatfield about the conditions, she said […]

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    Researchers: Sharks could hold key to fighting cancer

    SARASOTA, Fla. – A group of researchers in Florida say one of the world’s most feared creatures could save millions of lives in the future. Researchers at Mote Marine Laboratory say sharks may contain the secret to curing cancer. Dr. Carl Luer has been studying the creatures for years and says it is very rare for a shark to become ill. “Sharks have a low incidence of disease in general, and what’s interesting is they have a low incidence of cancer,” […]