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Lake Palestine Palooza benefiting Pets Fur People

 Hundreds of East Texans and pets filled the Villages Marina at Lake Palestine on Saturday, May 24th for the 7th Annual Lake Palestine Palooza.

Bill Murray crashes bachelor party

Your outing is destined to be second-class unless Bill Murray joins the festivities.

Google self-driving car has no steering wheel or brake

If you're uneasy at the idea of riding in a vehicle that drives itself, just wait till you see Google's new car. It has no gas pedal, no brake and no steering wheel.

@HiddenCash lines pockets, warms heart of anonymous California philanthropist

It's a scavenger hunt for cash through the most modern of means: social media.

Legendary author Maya Angelou dies at age 86

A literary voice revered globally for her poetic command and her commitment to civil rights has fallen silent.

Legendary author Maya Angelou dies at age 86

Maya Angelou, a renowned poet, novelist and actress, has died at age 86, her literary agent, Helen Brann, said Wednesday. She died at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Brann said.

Whole Foods stock takes a dip

 You may still need your Whole Paycheck to shop at organic food giant Whole Foods. But you only need a fraction of it to buy the stock.

Police equip officers with heroin overdose antidote

The New York Police Department, the largest police force in the United States, announced Tuesday that it has received funding to equip close to 20,000 officers with naloxone, a heroin antidote that can instantly reverse the effects of an overdo

Fisherman catches ultra-rare fish in Florida

A Florida man has quite a fish tale to tell. He reeled in a whopper off Boynton Beach and has the pictures to prove it.

Obama: Almost 10,000 troops to remain in Afghanistan next year

With combat operations in Afghanistan ending this year, President Barack Obama will announce Tuesday his plan for almost 10,000 American troops to remain in the country through 2015 if the Afghan government signs a security agreement.