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By ABC News

Nation
Nov 26, 2014 6:43pm

Boy Scout Tops Dad’s Total, Earns Most Merit Badges

Josh McCoy has earned a whopping number of Boy Scout merit badges. It took him three years but in November, the 14-year-old from Alexandria, Virginia, collected his 135th merit badge, the most a scout can currently get. Obese Boy Scouts banned from Jamboree. Boy Scouts… Read More »

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Advice
Nov 26, 2014 5:41pm

5 Fire-Safety Tips to Keep in Mind This Thanksgiving

The kitchen is where the holiday meal magic happens, but it can also be a danger zone, especially on Thanksgiving. Steven McGill, the battalion chief of Engine Company 9 in Jersey City, New Jersey, said Thanksgiving is typically the most dangerous day of the year…. Read More »

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Medical Unit
Nov 25, 2014 8:04pm

‘It’s Magical’: Tot Hears After Getting Cochlear Implant

For the last six months, 2-year-old Asher Goldberg has been adjusting to sound, learning about his world, picking up words and even dancing to music. After he was born, his parents endured several months of testing before doctors confirmed that he was deaf. “It was… Read More »

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Consumer Report
Nov 22, 2014 7:42am

3 Secrets to Shopping at Outlet Stores This Holiday Season

With exactly one week until Black Friday, shoppers are trying to get a jump on their holiday shopping and hitting the stores this weekend. According to the NPD Group, nearly a quarter of shoppers will be out and about looking for name-brand products at discount… Read More »

By ABC News

Nation
Nov 19, 2014 3:42pm

Watch: Man Holding Toddler Allegedly Steals Box of Toys

As authorities in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, search for a man captured on a home surveillance camera carrying a toddler in his arms as he allegedly steals a package off someone’s porch, consumers are being reminded about the risks of shipping packages this holiday season. “The… Read More »

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Nation
Nov 18, 2014 5:40pm

Couple Unhurt After Plane Crashes Inches From Where They Slept

The elderly couple who were woken from sleep when a small plane crashed into their Chicago home early this morning are baffled by what happened, but are safe, their son said today. The couple is now staying with a neighbor. “They’re okay, a  little confused… Read More »

Consumer Report
Nov 14, 2014 5:39pm

Stick to a Holiday Budget With These Savings Secrets

With a wife and three young children, including a 5-week-old baby girl, Joel Steinhaus has a mighty long shopping list this holiday season. According to the National Retail Federation, the average US family will spend $804 on gifts this holiday season and the Steinhauses plan… Read More »

Nation World
Nov 13, 2014 4:06pm

Russian Tanks in Ukraine, but US Won’t Say ‘Invasion’

MOSCOW -  Thousands of Russian troops have crossed into eastern Ukraine in recent days, along with columns of tanks, artillery and air-defense systems, according to NATO’s top commander. By nearly every definition – indeed, according to the Oxford dictionary – the act of armed forces… Read More »

By ABC News

Nation
Nov 12, 2014 6:43pm

Pair Sought in Daring Midday Armed Jewelry Heist in NYC

New York investigators are pouring over surveillance tapes looking for clues that will help them identify two heavily armed men who allegedly robbed a jewelry store in the city’s busy Diamond District, escaping with more than half a million dollars in jewelry and $6,000, according… Read More »

By ABC News

Nation
Nov 11, 2014 7:15pm

Family Chases Alleged Phone Thieves Despite 911 Dispatcher’s Protests

When thieves smashed a car window in Seattle last month and snatched a purse with a cellphone inside, Danny Westneat and his family took matters into their own hands. Using the “find my phone” feature, which allows a person to see where their phone is… Read More »