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Pope to visit Philadelphia next year for conference

Pope Francis accepted the invitation of Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput to attend the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia next year, the Catholic News Service reported Friday.

What? I'm not overweight

Many overweight kids don't seem to see themselves that way, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Shop now if you want to save on back to school items

So have you done your back to school shopping yet? Retail experts say now is the time to get it done if you want to save some money.

Dunkin brand earnings dropped

U.S. sales for Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins are not as sweet as expected.

Would you quit your job if you hit it big?

If you won the lottery today, would you keep working or quit your job?

Texas delays rollout of new teacher evaluations

 

Dolls resembling girls placed in front of homes

Four families in San Clemente have been targeted in a disturbing pattern under investigation by authorities: porcelain dolls have been left at their homes resembling young girls who live there.

Report: New law led to statewide drop in abortions

The number of abortions in Texas decreased by about 13 percent statewide and 21 percent in the Lower Rio Grande Valley following the passage of strict abortion regulations that went into effect last November, according to a report that academic

Family of 17 to share $20 million lottery jackpot

The Endreson family lottery pool -- a tradition born out of their mother's long-term dreams -- finally paid off when the 17 siblings won a $20 million jackpot, New Jersey lottery officials said Thursday.

Darth Car unveiled at Comic-Con

The Force is strong with this one.

2 dead, 25 hurt after powerful storm hits campground

(CNN) -- A powerful storm that ripped through a Virginia campground on Thursday killed two people and injured at least 25, including three in critical condition, according to police and hospital officials.

Study: Gay marriage would boost the Texas economy

 

Apple sued by employees over labor issues

Apple has another employee class-action lawsuit to contend with. In the suit, employees say they were denied meal breaks and rest periods which is in violation of California Labor Law.

General Motors to pay victims $400 million to $600 million

General Motors announced Thursday that it expects to pay between 400-to-600 million dollars to compensate victims of a faulty ignition switch tied to at least 13 deaths. The automaker listed the figure in its quarterly results.

Fruit recall: what you should know

One company is voluntarily recalling many of it's fruits due to possible listeria contamination. It is a nationwide recall and affects many top grocers and many favorite summer fruits.