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Can drones fly?

(NBC News) Over the weekend, the FAA proposed new rules on how businesses can use unmanned drones, and President Obama weighed in on how and when the government can use them.

WWII vet receives diploma

It's never too late to graduate. A local World War II veteran missed out on walking at his high school graduation nearly 75 years ago because he decided to fight for his country.

Digital dating apps

Online dating has gone from the computer screen to your smartphone as more and more people try it out. Whiich apps are most popular? Mark Barger reports.

Obamacare deadline

Today is the deadline to get health insurance - or pay a fine. We're coming up on year two of the Affordable Care Act - "Obamacare," as many like to call it.

Hawk vs. Truck: One tough bird

(KPRC) A dramatic animal emergency happened on the streets of Houston, Texas Thursday. A red-tailed hawk got painfully trapped in the grill of a truck, and that prompted an urgent rescue operation to free the bird.

Wyoming considers firing squads

(KCWY) A bill allowing firing squads to be used as a second option after lethal injections for Wyoming's death row inmates is expected to pass.

Dog on a mission

(KWWL) If you ever doubted the connection between a dog and their human companion, you might want to think again. Nancy Francks is currently recovering from cancer surgery at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Life-saving dental visit

A routine dental checkup saved the life of a young Oklahoma girl when her hygienist spots something unusual. Adam Snider reports.

A dozen kids and counting

(WDIV) A Michigan couple who has already adopted more than a dozen children is looking to expand their family even more.

Lack of snow forces Iditarod shift

(KTUU) It's the magic of mushing that has kept veteran Iditarod racers like Jim Lanier out on the trails for decades.

Wolverines in Washington?

(KING) When a Washington state forest service biologist found some interesting tracks in the snow near Snoqualmie pass recently, he knew he was on the trail of something exciting.

Cliff crash miracle

(KSBY) A California woman is recovering after spending three nights stranded hundreds of feet down a cliff.

Out with the trash!

A garbage truck driver in Hillsborough County, Florida found out two people had been sleeping in a dumpster after mistakenly dumping them into his truck. Rod Carter reports.

76 years in love

(WMTV) A Wisconsin couple is celebrating 76 years of marriage. It was 1936 when it all began and both Donald and Veronica Harrop say it wasn't love at first sight, but they did have one thing in common.

"Beer-spitting" bill considered

Tennessee proposal would allow students under the legal drinking age of 21 to enroll in college brewing classes, but require them to spit out beer during tastings. Forrest Sanders reports.