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Oct 9, 2019

Football Star Pays for 500 Mammograms to Honor Mom Who Died

Football Star Pays for 500 Mammograms to Honor Mom Who Died

Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams is still dedicated to fighting breast cancer. The star running back, who played college football at the University of Memphis, started covering the cost...

Oct 8, 2019

An 8-Year-Old Girl Was Denied a Class Picture Because of Her Hair

An 8-Year-Old Girl Was Denied a Class Picture Because of Her Hair

Latoya Howard’s 8-year-old daughter Marian couldn’t wait to show off her red extensions at school. “Marian had been wanting colorful braids for a long time,” Howard, 35, told TODAY Parents.

Oct 9, 2019

Teacher Who Died From Cancer Penned Her Own Inspiring Obit

Teacher Who Died From Cancer Penned Her Own Inspiring Obit

A Pennsylvania teacher who fought laryngeal cancer for two years penned an obituary before her death last month urging people to enjoy life and "let go of the insignificant things." Ashley Ann Kuzma, of Beaver...

Oct 5, 2019

Gaslighting: Hidden Abuse That Can Hurt Your Mental Health

Gaslighting: Hidden Abuse That Can Hurt Your Mental Health

Domestic abuse is a leading problem in American homes and it can take many different forms. When the abuse leaves no physical marks, outsiders may not recognize when all is not well and the abused person...

Sep 29, 2019

John Cena Surprises Police Officer Who Was Shot in Head

John Cena Surprises Police Officer Who Was Shot in Head

An injured Colorado Springs police officer and his family received the surprise of their lives Friday morning when John Cena showed up at their home. Back in 2018, Cem Duzel was shot in the head and critically...

Sep 24, 2019

Arthritis Group Offers First Guidelines for Patients Who Use CBD for Joint Pain

Arthritis Group Offers First Guidelines for Patients Who Use CBD for Joint Pain

CBD has exploded in popularity over the last year, with countless numbers of people trying it as a sleep aid or relief for pain and anxiety. One concern is, there's been no guidance on how to use CBD, or...

Sep 18, 2019

Sandy Hook Promise Releases Shocking New 'Back to School' PSA

Sandy Hook Promise Releases Shocking New 'Back to School' PSA

A chilling new PSA by Sandy Hook Promise that debuted on TODAY Wednesday depicts students showing off their new school gear like backpacks, binders and jackets as a school shooting erupts, prompting the items to...

Sep 17, 2019

Why Oakland A's Pitcher Mike Fiers Played With Unusual Beard

Why Oakland A's Pitcher Mike Fiers Played With Unusual Beard

There are many ways to keep the attention of fans while on the ball field. Apparently, wearing a very weird beard is one of them. Meet Oakland A's starter Mike Fiers, who on Saturday night showed up at...

Sep 17, 2019

Kale Candy Canes Are Here to Ruin Christmas — and Everything Else

Kale Candy Canes Are Here to Ruin Christmas — and Everything Else

For anybody with a sweet tooth who is completely over traditional candy canes, there's a new flavor hitting store shelves ahead of the holidays that will really give your taste buds a kick ...

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FIRST ALERT: Strong Storms Slamming Southern New England
FIRST ALERT: Strong Storms Slamming Southern New England

A rapidly developing storm is bringing a slug of torrential rain and powerful winds to New England overnight, knocking out power to some just before midnight with damaging winds expected hours later. Heavy rain...

1 Dead After Being Stabbed in Chest on Cape Cod, DA Says
1 Dead After Being Stabbed in Chest on Cape Cod, DA Says

A person is dead after being stabbed in the chest Wednesday afternoon in Barnstable, Massachusetts. Officers responded to the 330 block of Yarmouth Road in Hyannis, where the victim was stabbed around...

Scientists Discover Big Storms Can Create 'Stormquakes'
Scientists Discover Big Storms Can Create 'Stormquakes'

Scientists have discovered a mash-up of two feared disasters — hurricanes and earthquakes — and they're calling them "stormquakes." The shaking of the sea floor during hurricanes and nor'easters can rumble like...

Gunfire Brings Out SWAT in Plymouth, But No One in Custody
Gunfire Brings Out SWAT in Plymouth, But No One in Custody

No one is in custody and a manhunt is ongoing after gunfire rang out at a housing complex in Plymouth, Massachusetts, on Wednesday morning. A second housing complex nearby was evacuated amid the search...

Trump Dismisses Syria Concerns; Dems Walk Out of WH Meeting
Trump Dismisses Syria Concerns; Dems Walk Out of WH Meeting

Washing his hands of Syria, President Donald Trump declared Wednesday the U.S. has no stake in defending the Kurdish fighters who died by the thousands as America's partners against IS extremists.

Graffiti Stings Vt. City With Newly-Remade Main Street
Graffiti Stings Vt. City With Newly-Remade Main Street

A vandalism spree in a northwestern Vermont city has community members calling on their neighbors to step up and ensure better treatment of their prized downtown district. “It hurts morale,” Sgt. Paul Talley of