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Tiny robotic arm could operate on babies in the womb

Some birth defects in newborns could one day be a thing of the past due to new robotics technologies being developed to perform surgery on babies in the womb.

South Carolina DMV tells gender non-conforming teen to remove makeup

A transgender rights advocacy group says the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles restricted a teen's free speech rights by asking him to remove his makeup for a driver's license photo.

The Social Security cash crunch Congress can't ignore

It's highly unlikely that Congress will reform Social Security any time soon. But there is a near-term cash crunch in one part of Social Security that lawmakers must resolve in the next year or two.

Twin tornadoes tear through Nebraska town; 2 dead

Becky Hauf had always been told her little town of Pilger, Nebraska, would never see a tornado. Too close to the Elkhorn River, the folklore went. Instead, Pilger got two. At the same time.

Boy finds mummified body hanging in Dayton, Ohio, home

In an empty, dusty house, a boy stumbled upon a classic horror movie scenario this week: A mummified corpse hanging by the neck from a rope. And officials say it had been there for five years.

GM victims' families face tough choices

The families of two teenagers who died from car crash injuries in October 2006 face tough decisions about the value of their losses.

Cops can access your connected home data

Your lights are off and your doors are locked, but if you've got a "smart home" system, you may be offering cops a window into your house.

KFC accused of kicking out girl, 3, scarred in pit bull attack

The outrage came hard and fast after a 3-year-old girl badly scarred and wearing an eye patch because of a pit bull attack was apparently asked to leave a KFC restaurant because her appearance upset other customers.

Texas hoarder lives on roof for year, neighbors say

A Texas man is living on his roof after filling his home with clutter and debris. The Houston man's home was so full of clutter; he built a make-shift structure on his roof to make room for him to live.