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    Google is looking for inventors to buy their patent, invention

    Google is setting up an experiment from May 8 to May 22 during which inventors can send pitches to sell their patents to the search company. It sounds like a radio ad from a patent troll, in which deep pocketed patent collectors offer buy intellectual property from small inventors. But Google says it is interested […]

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    Disturbing “social experiment” video going viral, sparking debate

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Video of a “social experiment” is gaining national attention and sparking an intense debate. The video shows a woman walking down the street in Myrtle Beach while wearing “stripper garb” and a reflective mask, and how people respond to the unusual sight. The uploader wrote this in the video’s description: “American […]

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    Joe’s Weather Blog: The atmosphere in 3D + earthquake info (SAT-4/25)

    Good afternoon…a look at the satellite pictures and radar images then a look at the surface weather map shows a classic example of how the atmosphere works when there is a storm. More on all that in the discussion part of the blog + some interesting information regarding the devastating and disastrous earthquake in Nepal […]

  • Community leaders offer valuable insight from experience to Raytown students

    RAYTOWN, Mo. — At least one public school system is depending on voices of experience. In Raytown, educators are asking community leaders to lend their time. The local school district is asking them to get involved in helping students absorb classroom curriculum, as teachers and business pros work together. Time might be the most valuable […]

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    Grieving father writes honest obituary after daughter’s heroin overdose

    MANCHESTER, N.H. — A grieving father wrote an honest obituary after his daughter died of a heroin overdose. Tom Parks says he hopes his daughter’s obituary highlights the dangers of drug addiction and encourages others who are fighting similar battles to find help. Parks’ daughter, 24-year-old Molly Parks, was found in the restroom at her job […]

  • Hospital tries a “mindful” approach to patients’ pain

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A metro hospital is trying a novel approach to alleviating patients’ pain and suffering. Robin Todd doesn’t carry pain medicine into rooms at the University of Kansas Hospital. She helps patients find some in their own minds. “It’s about training our brains to be in the present moment,” Todd told Donald […]

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    One dead from botulism after church potluck dinner

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — One person has died and at least 23 others were hospitalized after an outbreak of botulism following a potluck dinner at a central Ohio church, the Ohio Department of Health said Wednesday. All of the patients attended the potluck Sunday at Cross Pointe Free Will Baptist Church in Lancaster, about 30 miles […]

  • Catholics express a variety of emotions over the resignation of Bishop Finn

    BELTON, Mo. — Many Catholics say they were shocked to wake up to the news Tuesday that Bishop Robert Finn had resigned. Nearly three years after becoming the highest ranking U.S. Catholic leader convicted in the church’s sex abuse scandal, Pope Francis accepted Finn’s resignation. The embattled bishop has been under fire ever since he […]

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    Kansas City Chiefs’ regular season schedule announced

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs and fans now know where and when the team will hit the field for the 2015-16 regular season. The Chiefs will square off against all teams from the AFC and NFC North, and start with 3 of 4 games on the road. Kansas City plays against 6 teams […]

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    Will 4-year-old girl’s nightmare provide clues into mother’s untimely death?

    CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — It has been two months since 4-year-old Elisa survived a tragic car accident that claimed the life of her mother Natali Castellanos-Tyler. Castellanos-Tyler, 30, died Feb. 21 when her Ford Explorer slid off a road just a few miles from her home. Investigators said they believed the accident was a one-car collision […]

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    AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleads guilty to death threat and drug charges

    HONG KONG (CNN) — Phil Rudd, the drummer for legendary hard rock band AC/DC, has pleaded guilty to charges of threatening to kill and possession of drugs in a New Zealand court. Rudd, who previously denied all allegations, made a surprise guilty plea Tuesday before the trial began. The 60-year-old Australian was arrested in November […]

  • Shelby Offrink was diagnosed at 30 with rare inoperable brain cancer. Then, her husband, Ben, was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma, which had been in remission 15 years. The couple, who have two young daughters, are fighting for their lives, looking for clinical trials and new treatments (photo courtesy of CNN)

    Unbroken: Husband and wife, with two little girls battle rare cancers

    CALEDONIA, Michigan (CNN) — Ben and Shelby Offrink met in college. It wasn’t the most romantic setting — a study group for calculus-based physics — but Ben managed to turn it into a story worth telling by cheating. “I set up a study group and ended up telling the other people not to come so […]