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'One Blow Could Change.. Life': Boxer Overcame Rough Childhood To Become Inspiring Athlete

Kimberly Yam | September 16, 2014 | Good News
This boxer's strong will and spirit both inside and outside the ring pushed him to shatter expectations and become a winning athlete. Bobby Hornsby, 24, of Atlanta, Georgia, was confronted with a host of challenges growing up. When he was 2 years old, his mother left his physically and verbally...

Severe Respiratory Virus Now Seen In 12 States

Amanda L. Chan | September 16, 2014 | Healthy Living
NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say 12 states now have respiratory illnesses caused by an uncommon virus — enterovirus 68. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials say Alabama, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, New York, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania together have 130 lab-confirmed cases. All are...

Walmart Allegedly Levied A Nonexistent 'Sugar Tax' On New York Shoppers

AP | September 16, 2014 | Business
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's attorney general has settled a false advertising investigation at Wal-Mart, saying some store personnel were citing a nonexistent "sugar tax" on soda. The attorney general's office says the retailer launched a national sale in June advertising Coca-Cola 12-packs for $3, but consumers at 117...

Americans' Bellies Are Expanding Fast, Study Shows

Amanda L. Chan | September 16, 2014 | Healthy Living
CHICAGO (AP) — The number of American men and women with big-bellied, apple-shaped figures — the most dangerous kind of obesity — has climbed at a startling rate over the past decade, according to a government study. People whose fat has settled mostly around their waistlines instead of in their...

Anheuser-Busch, Visa Voice Disapproval Of NFL

Benjamin Hart | September 16, 2014 | Sports
Major sponsors including Anheuser-Busch are adding to the chorus of disapproval over the National Football League's recent scandals, but the companies are stopping short of pulling advertising. Anheuser-Busch said Tuesday that it has spoken with the NFL about concerns related to recent incidents that are sparking outcry from fans, including...

How A Custodian Taught This Veteran Nonprofit Exec A Crucial Lesson In Fundraising

Robbie Couch | September 16, 2014 | Impact
I have a confession to make. It isn’t pretty and I know better. I thought I would share my failing with you to serve as an example of what not to do. I tend to judge people by their appearance or job title. I have read and constantly recommend The...

American Airlines, US Airways Workers Vote Overwhelmingly To Join Union

Dave Jamieson | September 16, 2014 | Business
WASHINGTON -- Thousands of service agents at American Airlines unionized with their new colleagues at U.S. Airways on Tuesday, making the most of last year's airline mega-merger. In a combined union election, airline employees voted on whether to join CWA-IBT, a joint union of the Communications Workers of America and...

Abandoned Pup Recovering From Mange Couldn't Be More Excited To Reunite With His Rescuer

Alena Hall | September 16, 2014 | Good News
It's those who help us during our darkest hours that we love and remember most. And Mojo, a pit bull Amstaff mix who is now just shy of his 2nd birthday, looks to Joey Wagner of the Baie Ste Marie Animal Society in Nova Scotia with this exact...

'Dancing With The Stars' Contestant Alfonso Ribeiro Proves Carlton Still Got It

Bill Bradley | September 16, 2014 | Entertainment
Forget "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air." Alfonso Ribeiro is "King of the Night." Ribeiro, known by '90s kids everywhere as Carlton Banks, capped off the "Dancing with the Stars" premiere on Monday with a performance that did not disappoint. The actor danced jive to universal praise from the judges...

Obama Takes Center Stage In Kentucky's Senate Race

AP | September 16, 2014 | Politics
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — President Barack Obama is playing a starring role in Kentucky's fierce Senate race, with new ads putting him at the center of the contest for Republican Mitch McConnell's seat despite Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes' explicit effort to distance herself from the unpopular president. "I'm not Barack...

16 'New Girl' Facts That'll Make You Love It Even More

Leigh Blickley | September 16, 2014 | Entertainment
We kick off the return of all our favorite shows with "New Girl." There is literally no better way to start the fall season than with Jess, Nick, Schmidt, Winston, CeCe and Coach (Actually, "The Mindy Project" airing right after "New Girl" really solidifies Tuesdays as the best TV day).

Todd Johnson Accused Of Attacking 4 Women In Montana Since April

Michael McLaughlin | September 16, 2014 | Crime
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man assaulted four women in five instances over the past six months, causing injuries that required medical care and left one woman hospitalized for six days with a brain injury and a collapsed lung, prosecutors said. Todd Michael Johnson of Billings faces eight felony...

James Van Der Beek Says 'Dawson's Creek' Seems Like 'Another Lifetime'

Leigh Weingus | September 16, 2014 | Entertainment
It's been 11 years since "Dawson's Creek" ended, but as far as fans are concerned, James Van Der Beek will always be Dawson Leery. Though he has no problem playing along -- his entire character in 2012's "Don't Trust The B---- In Apartment 23" parodied the public's...

Billy Crystal Reminds Us All Of The Great Big Hole Robin Williams Left In Our Hearts

Leigh Blickley | September 16, 2014 | Entertainment
The amazing Billy Crystal discussing the also amazingly Robin Williams is enough to break your heart and leave you crying for the rest of the afternoon, but you know what? You still need to watch this video.

See Who Got Married This Weekend!

Kelsey Borresen | September 16, 2014 | Weddings
Love is love! This week, we received several gorgeous same-sex wedding submissions and we couldn't be happier about it. Check out some of the wonderful photos below: If you go to a wedding or get married yourself, tweet a photo to

Taylor Swift And Her Cat Are Officially Twinsies

Lauren Zupkus | September 16, 2014 | Entertainment
You know how people say that pets tend to look like their owners? We're no experts (that's all you, "My Cat From Hell" guy), but it doesn't take a pro to see that Taylor Swift and her cat are totally riding the same waves. On...

Every Day Is Thanksgiving With This Gobbling Kitten

Alena Hall | September 16, 2014 | Good News
Our favorite fall holiday is still a couple of months away, but this little lady seems to celebrate at every meal. Listen as Turkey, an aptly named black kitten at Orange County Animal Services in Orlando, Florida, makes strangely adorable gobbling sounds as she eats -- just like our poultry...

Witnesses To Michael Brown Shooting Tell The Same Basic Story About His Death (VIDEO)

Ryan J. Reilly | September 16, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- The people who saw Michael Brown die all tell a similar story. Several named witnesses have said that Brown was fleeing when Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson fired several shots and that the 18-year-old had turned around and had his hands up when the officer...

15 Things You Should Never Say To Someone Considering Divorce

Brittany Wong | September 16, 2014 | Divorce
There are some things you probably wish someone had told you during the divorce process: "Don't treat your lawyer like your therapist -- it's costing you big time," for instance, or "always be the bigger person... even if your ex is dead-set on dragging on the divorce as long as...

David Latham Allegedly Killed Neighbor's Dog

Michael McLaughlin | September 16, 2014 | Crime
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state man fed up with barking fatally shot his neighbors' dog in front of them. But the corgi apparently wasn't the one barking, authorities said. Now David William Latham, 55, faces charges of felony animal cruelty, among others. His attorney, Adrian Madrone, said his...