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American Cancer Society encourages colon cancer screening

Bottom, bum. tuchus, rump. there are a lot of different names for the rear-end. Whatever you call it, it's important to have it checked as part of a colon cancer screening.

Study: 1 in 25 patients gets infection in hospital

Here are the results of an interesting study: About one in 25 U.S. hospital patients get an infection during their stay. That's according to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

At least 2 firefighters killed in Boston blaze

A nine-alarm fire broke out Wednesday at a brick brownstone in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood, killing at least two firefighters and injuring more than a dozen people, officials said.

Charlotte mayor accused of bribery, extortion

FBI agents on Wednesday arrested the mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, for allegedly taking tens of thousands of dollars worth of bribes "in exchange for the use of his official position," the U.S. attorney's office said.

Pearce, O'Rourke introduce bipartisan legislation to improve border patrolling accountability

Party lines were put aside Wednesday with a bi-partisan bill introduced in Congress that would enhance training for Customs and Border Protection officers and also increase transparency

Facebook, Candy Crush lead markets down

The markets played their own version of Candy Crush today with an emphasis on the crush part. All the major US indices ended lower Wednesday, with shares of big technology companies and other momentum stocks bearing the brunt.

Lollapalooza 2014 announces lineup

 It might feel like a throwback to the 1990s at this year's Lollapalooza.

Study: Can stress lead to infertility?

A new study links stress to infertility. Researchers from Ohio State University followed about 400 couples for up to a year as the couples tried to conceive.

Monopoly is adding new house rules

Do you play Monopoly with your own set of rules? Hasbro wants to know. The game maker is adding a new house rules version of the game. Monopoly fans can debate the 10 proposed house rules on Monopoly's facebook page until April 3, 2014.

Malaysia Airlines may need government rescue

Even before Flight 370 disappeared, Malaysia Airlines was neck-deep in financial trouble.

FBI shooting after Boston bombing was justified, investigator says

The shooting death of Ibragim Todashev, an associate of the alleged mastermind of the Boston Marathon bombing who was killed in a scuffle with FBI agents, was justified, Florida's Ninth Circuit State Attorney Jeffrey L.

Investigators: Speed -- not drugs, racing or mechanical failure -- killed Paul Walker

Speed killed "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker, according to the investigation of the fiery car crash that ended the actor's life last year.

Optimism is back on Wall Street

Confidence returned to Wall Street today. Investors shook off two days of losses as a new report showed consumer confidence reached its highest level in six years. Even some mediocre housing data didn't damper the markets much.

Authorities find about a dozen razor blades glued to playground equipment

It's perhaps the last thing you'd expect to find at a playground. Authorities say they found razor blades glued to playground equipment at a park in East Moline, Illinois.

Supreme Court case could add women's health hurdles

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday is poised to hear two cases that could add additional hurdles for women seeking reproductive health coverage in Texas.