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Stores may have received tainted beef

Check your ground beef before you grill this Memorial Day weekend. The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service says stores in at least 15 states may have received beef contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

An empty Everest: Perfect time to climb?

At Camp 3 of Mount Everest at an altitude of 7,200 meters, an American woman, 50-year-old Cleonice Pacheco Weidlich, sits in a solitary tent. Outside, fierce winds of more than 50 knots are raging. She waits.

Diet soda helps weight loss, industry-funded study finds

 Most people choose artificially-sweetened soda over regular soda to avoid packing on extra pounds. But what if you already choose diet? Would it be helpful to quit that too?

'Friends' actor David Schwimmer helps police solve stabbing

 The lyrics to the "Friends" theme song "I'll Be There For You" proved to be more than just words this week when actor David Schwimmer helped cops solve a stabbing near his building.

'Friends' actor David Schwimmer helps police solve stabbing

The lyrics to the "Friends" theme song "I'll Be There For You" proved to be more than just words this week when actor David Schwimmer helped cops solve a stabbing near his building.

Rolling Stones back on tour 2 months after death of Jagger's girlfriend

Ladies and gentlemen, the Rolling Stones are back on tour.

Why #YesAllWomen took off on Twitter

No, not all men channel frustration over romantic rejection into a killing spree. But yes, all women experience harassment, discrimination or worse at some point in their lives.

School on Memorial Day: LA dad protests to show concerns

Many school students had the day off today, but classes were in session in Livingston Parish. I caught up with one parent who says, his kid shouldn't have been in class because it's disrespectful.

Extreme weight loss: 5 key strategies

You see it on TV all the time: People losing hundreds of pounds, going from couch potatoes to athletes, transforming themselves into different (and happier) human beings.

Home prices remain on the rise

U.S. home prices remain on the upswing at the start of 2014, as a slow recovery from the bust that led to the financial crisis continues.