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Americans are warming to self-driving cars

Self-driving cars are coming, and Americans are getting on board. That's a conclusion of a new study from the University of Michigan.

Scrabble dictionary adds new words including 'selfie' and 'hashtag'

Hashtag. Selfie. Geocache. Those are just a few of the new words that will appear in the new edition of Scrabble's official dictionary.

NY patient being tested for Ebola, recently returned from West Africa

New York health officials said they will not know for at least a day whether a man tested for Ebola actually has the virus. They said he went to the Mt. Sinai Hospital Monday morning with high fever and a stomach illness.

Anne Frank's final entry

On Friday, August 4, 1944 -- a beautiful summer morning, not unlike the one on which I am writing this now -- a car pulled up in front of a spice warehouse at 263 Prinsengracht in Amsterdam.

Low-speed chase ends with police nabbing tortoise

"Slow and steady wins the race" may be the moral of a children's tale, but the adage didn't hold up over the weekend in the case of Clark the tortoise vs. California police.

Mudslides trap Southern California town, stranding thousands

Torrential rain and rapid mudslides have shut down a Southern California town, stranding thousands of people and trapping 500 children and adults at a church camp.

Water in Toledo, Ohio, remains undrinkable pending more tests

Residents of Ohio's fourth-largest city will have to wait a little longer to use their tap water.

McDonald's begins its China comeback

McDonald's is starting to come back in China.

Barcelona to host world's first sports theme park

Fitness isn't usually a requirement for theme parks -- standing in lines, climbing into rides and screaming in abject terror require only basic levels of stamina.

Poll: Only 3% of voters think Congress is very productive

Democrats are fond of labeling the 113th Congress "the least productive Congress in modern history." And according to a new poll, a strong majority Americans agree with them.

Needles in the meat

An Illinois man is in jail, accused of sticking sewing needles into packages of meat in a Belleville grocery store.

U.S. Marine jailed in Mexico expected in court

A U.S. Marine, held in a Mexican prison for more than three months, has another court appearance today. Andrew Tahmooressi was detained by Mexican officials in March when he crossed the border with weapons in his vehicle.

Fruit & veggie servings can help save lives

Just five servings of fruits and vegetables a day can help reduce the risk of early death.

Think twice before sharing flash drives

You may want to think twice before sharing those flash drives with someone. New research shows the USB port on your computer can be directly used to steal your information or infect your computer.

Happy Birthday President Obama

Happy Birthday President Obama! He turns 53 today, Monday August, 4 2014. The President celebrated this weekend by playing a few rounds of golf with some of his childhood friends, but today, it's back to business.