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More owners, vets claim dog deaths may be linked to Trifexis drug

WSB-TV consumer investigator Jim Strickland has discovered that hundreds more pet deaths are being blamed on Trifexis, a popular dog medicine designed to kill fleas, control parasites and prevent heartworm. Since Strickland first reported data collected by the Food and Drug Administration eight months ago, the number of death complaints is up nearly 40 percent, ...

FTC files suits in war on mobile cramming

The Federal Trade Commission has waged a war on companies accused of “mobile cramming,” and they’ve already begun winning some battles. A day after it warned carriers such as AT&T and Verizon to crack down on cramming, officials convinced a court in California to shut down many companies that have ...

Restaurant's ban on 'noisy children' causes controversy

A popular California restaurant is defending a controversial policy that bans "noisy children," according to KTVU. Many tourists complain that the policy is unfair, but the owner at the Old Fisherman’s Grotto in Monterey says that’s not hurting his bottom line. Fisherman’s Wharf is one of the Monterey Peninsula’s biggest ...

Key making apps provide convenience, but also risks

Key making is a daily grind for clerks at Brownie's Hardware Store in San Francisco.  "On a slow day, twenty," clerk Alicia Ellis told KTVU. "On a busy day, in the hundreds easily. We do get a lot of people who say, 'Oh, I got drunk over the weekend and ...

'Holy Grail' of lithium batteries could provide 4 times the power

Stanford University researchers say they've developed a "pure" lithium ion battery, and it could have us sending emojis, streaming music and driving electric cars up to four times as long. Their work, published in Nature Nanotechnology, overcomes a problem engineers have spent years trying to solve: creating a lithium anode. Every battery ...

Breast-feeding moms take over Oklahoma park

People walking through a Tulsa park Monday might have gotten a bit of a surprise: nearly 30 moms breast-feeding their babies right out in the open. But the fact that it may have surprised them is why the moms were there in the first place.  “Get with it. Let’s realize ...

In this undated photo provided by Prifysgol Aberystwyth University researchers David Whitworth, left, and Sara Mela, pose for photo in the lab at Prifysgol Aberystwyth University in Aberystwyth, Wales. According to results published online Monday, July 28, 2014, in the American Journal of Infection Control the researchers found that the knocking of knuckles, fist bump, spreads only one-twentieth the amount of bacteria that a handshake does. (AP Photo/Prifysgol Aberystwyth University)

Could 'fist bumping' become the healthy handshake?

We already know it’s cooler than a handshake, but there’s another advantage to the fist bump: It’s also apparently more hygienic.  Or at least, those were the findings of a new study that examined which of three common greetings — the handshake, fist bump and high five — is most ...

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Jungle Jim’s introduces new festival for pets

An industry devoted to the popularity of pets — and their pampering — will be the focus of a new event this weekend in Butler County. Jungle Jim’s International Market — known not only for its unique shopping but also for its festivals celebrating everything from beer to spicy foods ...

North Carolina missionary second to contract Ebola in Liberia

One of the deadliest known viruses in the world hit home on Sunday when a church congregation in Charlotte, N.C., learned one of its members and missionary, Nancy Writebol, tested positive for Ebola. “You could almost hear the congregation gasp,” said Calvary Church Pastor John Munro, who delivered the news at the ...

FILE- In this April 17, 2007 file photo, exhibitors of the Google company work on laptop computers in front of an illuminated sign of the Google logo at the industrial fair Hannover Messe in Hanover, Germany. Google’s removal of search results in Europe is drawing accusations of press censorship, as stories from some of the continent’s most prominent news outlets begin vanishing. The U.S. Internet giant said Thursday it is getting 1,000 requests a day to scrub results. The U.S. firm must comply with a May ruling from the European Union’s top court that enables citizens to ask for the removal of embarrassing personal information that pops up on a search of their names. Among links to vanish were stories on a soccer referee who resigned after a scandal in 2010, French office workers making post-it art, a couple having sex on a train and a lawyer facing a fraud trial. At least three British media, including the Guardian newspaper and public broadcaster BBC, said Google notified them search results in Europe would not contain some links to their publications.(AP Photo/Jens Meyer, File)

Google's next frontier: the human body

Google's moonshot research division Google X is now studying the human body from the inside out trying to discover what the perfect, healthy human looks like. Sound a little creepy? Well, it could have breakthrough implications.  Google calls this research its Baseline Study. The tech giant is collecting genetic and ...

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Congress OKs unlocking phones from carriers

Sick of your wireless carrier but unwilling to give up your phone to make the switch? Pretty soon you'll have other options thanks to a bill just passed by Congress. On Friday, the House of Representatives ratified the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act, passed in the Senate last week, which is now awaiting ...

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Lebanon Blues Festival preview

Every August for 16 years, Lebanon has had the blues. On Saturday the Lebanon Blues Festival welcomes seven Ohio blues musicians and one Chicago blues great. That’s Wayne Baker Brooks, son of legendary Chicago bluesman Lonnie Brooks, who continues his father’s mix of Louisiana and Windy City blues, now, with ...

Wikipedia puts Congress in time out, blocks editing

An IP address from a staff member in the U.S. House of Representatives has been temporarily blocked from making edits to Wikipedia articles after some of its changes were deemed disruptive. The Twitter bot @congressedits was created earlier this month to track what changes were coming out of congress and, well, it found some ...

Cat at shelter calls 911 because it is bored

It seems that one feline at the Cat Depot shelter in Sarasota, Florida, considered his boredom to be a local emergency. So he did what any cat would do: He called 911. KCTV reports that emergency dispatchers received a call from Cat Depot around lunchtime. When they answered, all they ...

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Flower-infused cocktails for when you're feeling fancy

Now that summer is in full bloom outside, take some time to stop and smell the roses—and then mix them into your drinks. Summer is the perfect time to spruce up classic cocktail recipes, from gin and tonic to Tom Collins, and flowers are an easy, flavorful way to feel ...

5 life skills every kindergartner needs to know

While children go to school to learn new life skills, they have a better chance of success if parents teach them critical skills before they begin school. Fox59 interviewed education expert Deb Stuart, who recommended the following five life skills that children should be taught before heading off to kindergarten. ...

Medical mystery: Baby who can’t open mouth celebrates first birthday

The Scott family is seeking help: What is wrong with Wyatt? Wyatt Scott celebrated his first birthday in June. But while guests enjoyed traditional party fare, Wyatt was required to obtain nourishment through a G-tube. Since his birth, Wyatt has not been able to open his mouth. According to “Good ...

LONDON - APRIL 23: Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) strands from a double helix model on display at the Science Museum April 23, 2003 in London. Today marks the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the double helix structure of the DNA molecule, as discovered by James Watson and Francis Crick in Cambridge, England, in 1953. DNA is now widely used in medical exploration and crime prevention. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Huge schizophrenia study finds dozens of new genetic causes

A consortium of hundreds of researchers has released what's been dubbed the largest study ever into the genetic causes of mental illness. The illness in focus: schizophrenia.   The study, published in Nature, compared the DNA of around 150,000 individuals spanning clinics all over the world.   They found 108 places on the ...

Lost deaf, blind dog rescued from ravine, reunited with owner

Two Pennsylvania police officers are being credited with rescuing a missing and injured dog in Washington County. Neighbors told WPXI-TV in Pittsburgh that they called police Monday morning after hearing painful barking coming from a ravine. “It sounded like he was dying. The barks kept getting weaker,” said C.C. Edwards, who ...

Must-see: Viral photo shows dog guarding its dying companion

A picture of a dog standing over its injured companion has gone viral – and now the dog needs a new home. According to WSB-TV in Atlanta, Georgia man Michael Mason was leaving church when he said he noticed a dog standing on the side of the road. As he ...

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