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4 Saints players suspended without pay for bounty program

Four players – Scott Fujita, Anthony Hargrove, Will Smith, and Jonathan Vilma – were notified today that they have been suspended without pay for conduct detrimental to the NFL as a result of their leadership roles in the New Orlean

Diabetes getting worse in young people

TYLER — There's Type 1 Diabetes that used to be called "Juvenille Diabetes" and there's Type 2 that used to be called "Adult-Onset Diabetes."

5 arrested in alleged plot to blow up Cleveland-area bridge

CLEVELAND, OHIO — A mohawk-wearing anarchist nicknamed "Cyco" was among five men arrested after allegedly conspiring to blow up a bridge about 15 miles south of Cleveland, the FBI said Tuesday.

Study: Common pesticide affects kids' brain development

Chlorpyrifos, a common pesticide, may be subtly influencing brain development in children, according to a new study.

Pet Insurance: Worth the cost?

It's no secret that pet ownership is expensive, an average of $60 a month per pet, according to the Census. Even in tough times, though, people are still willing to shell out for Fido and Fluffy.

Soft drinks: Public enemy No 1. in obesity fight?

Pushing her meal cart into the hospital room, a research assistant hands out tall glasses of reddish-pink liquid, along with a gentle warning: "Remember, you guys have to finish all your Kool-Aid."

Data show most firearms recovered at Mexican crime scenes originate in U.S.

WASHINGTON --- Nearly 70% of guns recovered from Mexican criminal activity during the past five years and traced by the U.S.

Class of 2012 looks to uncertain job market

As the class of 2012 prepares to graduate, it's facing some pretty bleak statistics.

Law enforcement worries of Bin Laden anniversary retaliation

WASHINGTON — Law enforcement issued an intelligence bulletin late Wednesday saying there is "no credible information" that terror groups will try to mount attacks to coincide with the upcoming one-year anniversary of the U.S.

Federal judge issues injunction against drug testing state employees

Florida — A federal judge has issued a permanent injunction against Florida Gov. Rick Scott's order to test most state employees for drug use, according to a ruling filed Thursday.