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TxDOT announces free, year-round safety seat inspections to help protect children

In an effort to help Texas drivers keep their child passengers properly secured, the Texas Department of Transportation today announced it is offering free, year-round child safety seat inspections conducted by certified technicians.

VIDEO: 'Hiccup girl' now on trial for murder

The "hiccup girl" is on trial in Florida for first degree murder charges. Jennifer Mee, 22, who made national news after she hiccuped continuously for five weeks is accused of murdering Shannon Griffin in 2010.

Emmys 2013: Bryan Cranston, man of the moment

Right now, Bryan Cranston is The Man.

U.S. court says 'liking' something on Facebook is free speech

A U.S. court of appeals gave Facebook a thumbs up on Wednesday when it ruled that "likes" on the social network are protected as free speech under the Constitution.

Houston DB fined for hit on NFL star Kendall Wright

Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson has been fined $42,000 by the NFL for his hit on Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kendall Wright during Sunday’s 30-24 victory at Reliant Stadium.

'Facebook murder' suspect surveillance video

There's new video, released by the Miami Herald, from inside the home of Derek Medina who is accused of killing his wife and posting about it on Facebook, John Zarrella has the details.

VIDEO: Creepy clown appears in town, beep beep!

It's the nightmare of many children and adults. A creepy clown and it's spooking a quiet English town.

ONE DAY THIS WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE: 11-year-old boy donates money to police department

Most 11-year-olds spend their money on candy and video games. But there's a young man from Wisconsin who decided to do a good deed with his cash.

VIDEO: Good Samaritan honored after turning backpack full of money in to police

A Good Samaritan was awarded a special citation today by the Boston Police Department. On Saturday night, Glen James approached officers saying he found a backpack outside of a store in Dorchester.

S&P near record after Summers' withdrawal

The S&P 500 is once again close to a record high, as investors welcomed the withdrawal of Larry Summers from the race to become next chairman of the Federal Reserve.