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New York City seeks to ban big sodas from restaurants, food carts

New York City is set to ban the sale of large-size sodas and other sugary beverages in an effort to combat rising obesity rates, city officials said Thursday.

Summer the most dangerous time for teen drivers

7 out of the 10 deadliest days for teenage drivers occur between late May and early August, according to AAA. That makes the summer the deadliest season for teens behind the wheel.

Deliberations resume in John Edwards trial after long weekend

After the long Memorial Day weekend, jurors return Tuesday for a seventh day of deliberation in the corruption trial of former presidential candidate John Edwards. The jury began its deliberations a week ago.

The newest tabloid craze: Mug shots

Imagine going to the internet to search your name only to find a mug shot from years ago posted on multiple websites. There are publications and websites whose sole purpose is to feature police booking photos.

Friendships influence kids' activity levels

While children do not make or break friendships based on physical activity, a new study suggests their social network of friends can greatly influence how much they move. The research was published in the journal Pediatrics on Monday.

Naked man shot dead after chewing victim's face

MIAMI, FL — Disturbing new details and surveillance video have been released in an incident off a Florida highway that involved naked men and cannibalism. The incident ended with an officer fatally shooting one of the men.

Baby spinach recalled over salmonella concerns

(CNN) — Consumers need to check their refrigerators because some organic baby spinach is being recalled after random testing found possible salmonella contamination in a finished package of spinach, according to a recall alert published o

DPS Joins Nationwide Effort to Protect Children

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is joining other law enforcement partners and advocates at various events around the state to promote “Take 25,” a public awareness campaign developed by the National Center for Missing &a

Hurricane Bud now a Category 2

Hurricane Bud strengthened to become a Category 2 storm Thursday as it churned toward the southwestern coast of Mexico, the National Hurricane Center said.

“SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE” premieres tonight

New season swings into auditions in Dallas and New York.  Audition episodes continue in Los Angeles, Alanta and Salt Lake City. Las Vegas Callback Episode airs Wed., June 20.