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Abdominal fat linked to high blood pressure

People with excess fat in their abdominal area have the greatest chance of developing high blood pressure. Obesity is a known risk factor for hypertension, but researchers wanted to see if the location of fat impacted that risk.

ISIS publishes video showing beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff

The ISIS terror group has published a video titled "A second message to America," showing the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff. The video also threatens the life of British captive, David Haines.

Woman who was texting while driving is impaled by light pole in the buttocks

Many people know the dangers of texting while driving, but they do it anyway. A Colorado woman is lucky to be alive after she was in a serious accident while texting, Meagan Fitzgerald has the story.

Restaurant bans kids

(KSBW) One of the busiest restaurants on Old Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey, California has offended some parents when it posted a sign prohibiting strollers, high chairs, booster seats, loud kids, and crying babies.

School zone safety

(NBC News) There's reason to believe the problem of distracted drivers around school zones and school buses is getting worse.

Preparing for "The darkest day"

A small Kentucky town is preparing for it's "darkest day". Hopkinsville will be ground-zero for the longest solar eclipse in nearly a century on August 21, 2017. Brian Goode reports.

Leg room argument diverts flight

(WHDH) An alleged fight over an airplane's reclining seats landed a Paris man in front of a judge in Massachusetts earlier this week. Edmund Alexandre was arrested while on an American Airlines flight from Miami to Paris.

Police say 37-year-old Missouri man shot child multiple times, then hid body

(KSDK) A 37-year-old Fulton, Missouri man has been charged with the murder of a 6-year-old child left in his care.

Mystery crater: No firm answers

(KSL) Farmers in southern Utah are scratching their heads and trying to figure out what caused an unusual phenomenon in an irrigation pond.

Pizza parlor drops "F-bomb"

(WBBH) A Cape Coral, Florida restaurant is cooking up some controversy over a sign on their door. Nice Guys Beer and Pizza Lounge was using not-so-nice language to display their hours.

Is "Vampire Power" sucking you dry?

(NBC News) As taxed as air conditioners were this summer, running up electric bills across the country, there's something else Americans now need to pay attention to year-round if they're interested in cutting energy costs.

Ape goes under the knife

(KPRC) The oldest orangutan at the Houston Zoo is recovering after being treated by doctors at the Texas Medical Center.

Virginia woman receives $91,000 monthly power bill

(WWBT) Imagine opening up a bill and seeing a near-six digit number.

Seven injured in salon crash

(KING) A car crashed into a Seattle, Washington hair salon Thursday afternoon, injuring seven people and severely damaging the building.

"Ferguson five" sue police

Five people claiming they were brutalized by police during recent protests in Ferguson, Missouri file $40-million lawsuit. Mike Rush reports.