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Dash-cam video: Driver on cell phone hits police car

"Make sure you keep your seatbelt on..." A routine traffic stop is about to go terribly wrong.

5 myths about the ER, debunked

The hospital emergency room is the front door of the health care system. Most people will only have to visit a handful of times in their lives, but visiting an ER can be both a lifesaving and frightening experience.

Honey, I fired the kids...from a cannon

You've built a cannon. Now you just need a willing participant to crawl inside.

Habanero peppers cause school evacuation

Police cars and fire trucks surrounded Jefferson County Open School in Colorado Monday, as hazmat crews decontaminated students outside -- spraying them down, fully clothed, in cordoned-off sections under a blue tent.

In search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, two new signals buoy hope

 In a sea of uncertainty, two bits of good news emerged Wednesday.

Ukraine unrest will be resolved by force or talks in 48 hours, minister says

Ukrainian acting Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said Wednesday that the separatist protests in Ukraine's eastern region would be resolved within 48 hours -- either through negotiations or the use of force.

Army's ban on dreadlocks, other styles seen as offensive to some African-Americans

The U.S. Army's new ban on many types of ethnic hairstyles has African-American women who wear their coifs in dreadlocks, braids and cornrows in a twist.

States work around Obamacare to help undocumented immigrants

Saira Murillo is just one of 11 million undocumented immigrants in the country who was specifically excluded from signing up for the Affordable Care Act, but it wasn't until recently that she found a way around the system.

Male stripper goes to nursing home, elderly resident's son goes to court

Somebody at a New York nursing home apparently thought it would be a great idea to bring in a young hard body for the elderly residents to watch dance. In other words, a male stripper.

20 injured in Pittsburgh-area high school stabbings, authorities say

A male sophomore went on a stabbing spree at his Pittsburgh-area high school early Wednesday, an emergency management agency spokesman said.