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Avoid the 'back-to-school plague'

As a first-grade teacher, Julie Miller is exposed to a horrifying number of germs on a daily basis.

Burger King buying Tim Hortons

Burger King announced that it has reached a deal to buy Canadian doughnut chain Tim Hortons and base itself in Canada, a controversial transaction that raises questions about business taxes and corporate patriotism.

Caught on Cam: Vehicle runs over child, boy walks away okay

A 6-year-old boy in China miraculously survived being run over by an SUV. The boy was playing with toys near his home when a red SUV drove over him. Immediately after, he stands to his feet and walks!

Massachusetts beach evacuated after great white shark spotted nearby

 More than 1,000 people were pulled out of the water and off the beach Monday after a great white shark was spotted off the coast of Duxbury, Massachusetts.

Squiggly road striping leaves drivers confused at rush hour

Peeling lane stripes caused some confusion on I-66 in Virginia Monday morning. State transportation officials say temporary tape striping peeled up and shifted.

Bill Gates and his wife give $1 million to gun control push

Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda have together donated $1 million to the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility, a gun control advocacy group, according to its most recent financial report with Washington State.

Neighbors find newborn in garbage, Utah mother being questioned

Authorities are investigating after an infant was found in a garbage can at a Kearns home Tuesday morning.

Cellphone captures terrifying video of boat crash

Two men are recovering after a high-speed crash during a boat race in Missouri. Authorities say the wind caused them to lose control and go airborne.

Texas school warns of gun-toting teachers

The Argyle, Texas Independent School District is putting everyone on notice that some staff members are carrying guns. Argyle I.S.D. voted in favor of school marshals back in January.

K-9 with cancer takes final ride to vet

A veteran K-9 officer takes his last ride. Rocky has been with the Rocky Hill Police Department in Connecticut for nine years. Last week, he was diagnosed with cancer.