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Spanking bill in Kansas sparks controversy

 A Kansas state lawmaker says a bill she's introduced that would give school teachers and caregivers expanded rights to spank children is not "intended to legalize child abuse."

Voluntary recall of some Hot Pockets

Nestlé USA’s Prepared Foods Division today announced the voluntary recall of HOT POCKETS® brand Philly Steak and Cheese in three different pack sizes and HOT POCKETS® brand Croissant Crust Philly Steak and Cheese, in the tw

Young boy who says he doesn't want a birthday party because he has no friends gains millions on social media

A Michigan mom has taken to social media after her young son said he did not want to have a birthday party because he had no friends.

Why retailers aren't protecting you from hackers

Big American retail stores have become a top target of cybercriminals, but the retail industry has very little incentive to beef up its security.

Former Soldier has U.S. in two-man bobsled medal contention

Mired in a 62-year medal drought in Olympic two-man bobsled, Team USA was in medal contention after two of four heats in the competition Feb. 16 at the Sanki Sliding Centre.

The orphan who became a billionaire Russian 'Tsarina'

She's been dubbed the Russian "Tsarina," a former circuit-board-equipment seller who happened to sit next to one of the world's richest business moguls on a plane -- and now heads his company.

Passenger: Turbulence on United flights causes woman to crack ceiling with head

In a split second and without warning, the plane began shaking violently in the sky. Passengers panicked and screamed. One woman called out for her baby.

Iran nuclear deal commitments kept so far, U.S. official says

Iran is rolling back parts of its nuclear program and getting relief from sanctions in return as an interim agreement aimed at gauging Tehran's willingness to curb its nuclear ambitions appears to be working with global powers gearing up fo

Analysis: Congress chooses easy way out on military cuts

Back in home districts for a week and eager to tout some accomplishments in Washington, many members of Congress are praising a newly passed bill they say protects the military.