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If you're interested in getting a local perspective on the big picture in news, then our National & World News will give you just what you're looking for. This section covers all the big stories that matter to the nation – from the perspective of a local like you.

Movie Roundup: Guardians of the Galaxy Adds Highest Grossing U.S. Release of the Year to Its Track Record

Over the Labor Day holiday weekend, 'Guardians of the Galaxy' not only maintained the title of highest-grossing film for the summer, but it adds highest grossing for the year!

Joan Rivers Stops Breathing during Surgery, Rushed to NYC Hospital

Long-time comedian Joan Rivers was rushed to a hospital this morning after she stopped breathing during a minor surgery.

HP Recalls 6 Million Notebook Computer Power Cords, Fire and Burn Risks

HP and Compaq notebook and mini-notebook computer users beware of this latest recall concerning fire and burn risks.

Update: American Airlines Tickets Return to Orbitz and Other Travel Sites

A deal has been reached to resume the sale of American Airline tickets on Orbitz websites.

Majority of Americans Traveling this Labor Day Before Summer Comes to an End

Labor Day holiday travel is expected to reach a historic high since 2008, according to AAA. Cost of gas, car rental, airfare and hotel...

Twitter to Delete Images & Video of the Deceased

Twitter has released a new policy concerning tweets containing pictures and videos of the deceased.

How Well Can Your Child Draw? It Can Be an Indicator for Later Intelligence

Take a closer look at the next drawing your child makes. It can be an indicator of intelligence at a later age.

What the Ice Bucket Challenge is Actually Doing for ALS

The social media craze has raised millions for ALS research.

Instant Noodles Satisfy the Hungry Stomach but Study Reveals Health Implications to the Heart

A new study reveals how consuming instant noodles may be hurting the heart, especially in women.

Increasing Cases of Meat Allergy Triggered by Tick Bite

Watch out for those blood-sucking ticks, especially the Lone Star tick! One bit may trigger meat allergy.

Famed Actor and Comedian, Robin Williams, Found Dead in Apparent Suicide

Actor and comedian Robin Williams was found dead in his home on Monday due to an apparent suicide.

Infection Risk with Certain Tattoo Inks and Kits, FDA Warns

Before going for that tattoo, check that the ink used is not under recall. The FDA has reported cases of infection with certain tattoo inks.

Mount Sinai Patient with Symptoms of Ebola Virus Tests Negative

Test results for the patient who's been isolation since Monday at Mount Sinai for symptoms of Ebola are out. The patient recently returned from travel to West Africa.

Bromance, Selfie, Hashtag among the 5,000 Words Added to Scrabble Dictionary

The last update was in 2005. Now Scrabble players can refer to 5,000 new words added to the latest edition of the game's dictionary to score.

Movie Roundup: Summer Box Office Slump Revived, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Takes in $94M

After several months of slumping numbers at the box office, the start of August is faring much better. New releases like 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' 'Lucy,' 'Get on Up' and 'Hercules' topped the weekend box office.

Summer Meteor Showers: Looking Out for the Perseids

Look up and gaze at the sky as the awe-inspiring Perseids meteor shower passes overhead.

Summer Just Got Better with Ice Cream that Changes Color with Every Lick

Ice cream just got better! A Spanish scientist has created ice cream that can change color just by licking it.

Mystery Ship Found under WTC is Traced Back to 1770s

Four years after a mystery ship was unearthed at the site of the WTC during excavation, there are now answers to its age and origin.

Ebola Outbreak a Threat to the U.S.?

Since March the largest Ebola outbreak in history has infected at least 1,200 people and killed more than 670 of them, including two Americans. What's the chance of it spreading to the U.S.?

Facebook Ending Message Support on Mobile App, Forces Users to Download Separate Messenger App

In a move liable to frustrate many mobile users, Facebook is discontinuing its messaging service through its primary app.
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