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Firefighters’ thoughtful act goes viral

What could have been a routine emergency call turned into something special. Baytown, Texas, resident John McCormick had a heart attack while mowing his lawn. McCormick had a history of cardiac issues, according to a local news report. EMT units and a fire truck arrived at the scene after McCormick’s ...

Swanky apartment building bans dogs from walking on lobby floor

The “no paws” rule at one New York City luxury apartment building has dog owners howling. The New York Post reports that management at Hawthorn Park has ordered residents to carry their dogs across the lobby floor of the building, which is made of marble. In addition to not allowing ...

FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2010 file photo, President Barack Obama greets supporters before speaking on the economy at the Milwaukee Laborfest in Henry Maier Festival Park in Milwaukee. The last time President Barack Obama came to Wisconsin to celebrate workers' rights on Labor Day, there was barely a hint of the turmoil that was to come just months later as public employees fought unsuccessfully to retain their ability to collectively bargain. Now, four years later, as the architect of the law that stripped unions of that power faces re-election, Obama is coming back to Milwaukee for an event also featuring Gov. Scott Walker's Democratic challenger Mary Burke. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Wages still at heart of Labor Day protests 100+ years later

Labor Day is more than just a random day of the year to close shop, take a three-day weekend and head to the pool for one last trip of the summer. It's also a day to pat yourself on the back about all the hard work you've put in.  That's what the ...

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Video: Dogs perplexed by puppet dog guarding bone

Sure, dogs are smart. They can learn commands, be trained as working and service dogs, and even save their families from fires and other disasters. But that doesn’t mean dogs can’t be fooled now and then. The Canadian comedy group, Just for Laughs Gags, normally perform pranks on human victims. ...

SANTA MONICA, CA - SEPTEMBER 6:  The Amazon logo is projected onto a screen at a press conference on September 6, 2012 in Santa Monica, California.  Amazon unveiled the Kindle Paperwhite and the Kindle Fire HD in 7 and 8.9-inch sizes. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Amazon chases Netflix and HBO with five new pilots

Amazon has just released another slate of show pilots, and Amazone viewers now have the chance to help decide which shows will make it to the company's video streaming service. The most recent crop, with three comedies and two dramas, marks the third time Amazon's reached out to its viewers for input about their ...

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Apple wants your iPhone to become your wallet

A new rumor suggests Apple will soon announce a feature for the next iPhone — one that allows phones to act as a credit card in brick and mortar stores. Re/code reports that Apple is in private talks with American Express on partnering to bring this feature to the next model, the iPhone ...

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Remains of WWII soldier returned home almost 70 years later

The remains of a U.S. soldier who went missing in France during World War II were finally returned home to Tennessee on Wednesday.  Almost 70 years ago in 1945, the German military was pushing against Allied forces stationed in France in “The Battle of the Bulge.” That’s when Pfc. Cecil Harris disappeared without ...

Protesters march from City Hall to the federal courthouse a few blocks away Aug. 26, 2014, in St. Louis. About 100 protesters marched as they continue to press for broader reforms to local and federal law enforcement following the shooting death of Michael Brown by police. They were calling attention not only to Brown's death but also the fatal shooting of 25-year-old Kajieme Powell by St. Louis police 10 days later.

Ferguson protesters plan to halt St. Louis Labor Day traffic

While the violence seems to have died down in Ferguson, Missouri, protests calling for civil disobedience continue.  During a peaceful protest march Saturday, organizers shared plans to halt St. Louis traffic on Labor Day.  At the march, organizers asked supporters to drive onto local highways around 4:30 p.m. Monday and stop their cars ...

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Stars show their support for Joan Rivers on social media

Friends, celebrities and others share their well-wishes to Joan Rivers at Mount Sinai Hospital <div class="storify"><iframe src="//storify.com/cmgnationalnews/stars-show-their-support-for-joan-rivers-on-social/embed?border=false" width="100%" height=750 frameborder=no allowtransparency=true></iframe><script src="//storify.com/cmgnationalnews/stars-show-their-support-for-joan-rivers-on-social.js?border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/cmgnationalnews/stars-show-their-support-for-joan-rivers-on-social" target="_blank">View the story "Stars show their support for Joan Rivers on social media" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div>

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Snoop Dogg dresses in whiteface, confuses everyone

He's had many names over the years. Snoop Doggy Dogg. Snoopzilla. Snoop Lion. DJ Snoopadelic. Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. Now, the 42-year-old musician and weed advocate has adopted another new name: Todd. "Hi, I'm Todd. I like to paintball, crochet and a little spoken word in my free time." Now, don't be confused ...

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Thousands raised for gay teen beaten, disowned by family

Earlier this week a video of a Georgia teen's family disowning him for being gay went viral. Now, a GoFundMe campaign has raised thousands of dollars in his name. The BBC reports 19-year-old Daniel Pierce came out to his family last October and at the time he said they were supportive. But ...

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Thousands raised for gay teen beaten, disowned by family

Earlier this week a video of a Georgia teen's family disowning him for being gay went viral. Now, a GoFundMe campaign has raised thousands of dollars in his name. The BBC reports 19-year-old Daniel Pierce came out to his family last October and at the time he said they were supportive. But ...

Even if Prop. 1 passes, thick reusable plastic bags are still allowed for a 20-cent fee at stores such as Safeway.

California passes plastic bag ban

California's legislature has passed a ban on single-use plastic bags. It could soon be the first ban of its kind implemented at a state level. State lawmakers passed the bill along with a host of other measures during a late-night session Friday, after initially failing to clear the legislature in an earlier vote. ...

Actor Tom Cruise attends the "Edge Of Tomorrow" red carpet repeat fan premiere tour at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on May 28, 2014 in New York City.

Summer movies ratings slump for 2014

Seen any good movies lately?  If your answer is no, you're not alone.  The North American film industry has had its worst summer since 1997, with ticket sales declining by 15 percent since last summer. (Video via Sony Pictures) To put things into perspective, this graph from box office tracking company, Rentrak, shows ...

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Baby flashes thumbs-up sign in ultrasound photo

It might be one of the coolest ultrasound images ever taken. The ultrasound captured the baby flashing a thumbs-up sign. The photo went viral after a proud uncle posted the ultrasound image on Reddit. Some have nicknamed the baby the “Fonzie fetus,” after the iconic cool guy character in the ...

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