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Officer saves man during traffic stop

Not many people can say they owe their lives to a near speeding ticket. But 86-year-old Gavin Falconer can.

Young cancer patient just wants mail for birthday

A 5-year-old Massachusetts boy who turns six on Friday, isn’t asking for what most kids ask for on a birthday — he just wants some birthday cards.

Soaring shark sightings driving Cape Cod tourists

Great white sharks are having an unusual effect on Cape Cod this summer, and many a merchant is going to need a bigger wallet. The sharks being spotted in growing numbers are stirring curiosity and a buying frenzy for shark-related merchandise.

Sharp increase reported in teen use of HGH

Experimentation with human growth hormones by America’s teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their looks, according to a new, large-scale national survey.

Albuquerque police investigate teens linked to homeless killings

Police were investigating whether three teenagers suspected of beating two homeless men to death with cinderblocks, bricks and a metal fence pole were responsible for dozens of other attacks on transients in recent months.

Sonic’s roller-skating carhops zip and zoom

The Route 44. It’s the uber-refresher at Sonic Drive-Ins, packing 44 ounces of carbonated goodness into a tallish cup that tapers at its bottom so as to fit perfectly into a cup holder.

Pit bull saves deaf teen from house fire

A pit bull named Ace is being hailed as a hero for licking the face of a sleeping, deaf 13-year-old Indianapolis boy to alert him that the house was on fire.

Dad’s plea after baby dies gets heartwarming response on social media

Just days after his infant daughter’s death, Nathen Steffel asked strangers on the Internet for only one thing: He and his wife wanted a photo of their daughter without the breathing tubes and tape that masked her little face.