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Iraq war veteran risks life to save injured beagle in MO

Lee's Summit (WDAF) -- A U.S. Army Reserve Iraq war veteran risked his own life again on Tuesday to save a stray dog.

8 simple tips to avoid getting hacked

With all the recent news about government surveillance, corporate cybersecurity failures and large-scale hacks, the task of keeping yourself safe online can seem daunting.

NASA's Hubble Telescope captures timelapse of exploding star

Ever wonder what an exploding star looks like up close? NASA has released some incredible time lapse video. It’s from a star called V838 Monocerotis, which is 20,000 light-years away from earth.

Bachelor party finds 3 million-year-old mastodon fossil in NM

Elephant Butte, NM (KTSM)-More than 100 miles away from El Paso, smack dab in the middle of a New Mexican desert, lies a great big body of water, sandy beaches, and miles of trails.

1 in 10 U.S. cars and trucks have been recalled

Roughly one out of every 10 of passenger cars and trucks on the road in the U.S. has been recalled this year.

Why are oil prices rising?

The Islamist advance this week across northern Iraq has yet to have a major affect on the country's oil exports, so why are world prices rising?

Bowe Bergdahl returns home -- to a long road ahead

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the last American prisoner of war, returned home early Friday morning, his hero's welcome supplanted by a controversial prisoner swap and his reputation tarnished by accusations he was a deserter.

Priest killed, another one injured in attack at Catholic church in Phoenix

A priest was killed and another critically wounded in an attack at a Catholic church in Phoenix, police said early Thursday.

A closer look: How many school shootings since Newtown?

After Tuesday's shooting at an Oregon high school, many media outlets, including CNN, reported that there have been 74 school shootings in the past 18 months.

Hidden cost of retiring early: $51,000 in medical bills

 Retiring early may sound really tempting. But leaving the workforce just a few years early can saddle you with tens of thousands of dollars in additional medical costs.