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Jul 29, 2014

Consumer Reports: Hot Car Danger

Consumer Reports: Hot Car Danger

44 children died last year from heat stroke inside cars. Accidentally leaving a child behind in a hot car has happened to parents from all walks of life—a CEO of a hospital, a vice principal, a preacher and...

Jul 26, 2014

Back to School Sales Are Here

Back to School Sales Are Here

It is already time for back to school shopping, and Consumer Reports says sales are right around the corner.

Jul 23, 2014

Consumer Reports: Amazon's First Smart Phone

Consumer Reports: Amazon's First Smart Phone

Amazon is getting ready to release its first smart phone, the Fire. Consumer Reports has started checking out the phone in its labs.

Jul 22, 2014

Consumer Reports: Natural Foods - Not

Consumer Reports: Natural Foods - Not

The term “natural” has become a big buzzword on processed food packaging. But Consumer Reports ShopSmart says, be aware it doesn’t always mean what you think.

Jul 22, 2014

Not-So-Natural Foods: Consumer Reports

Not-So-Natural Foods: Consumer Reports

The term “natural” has become a big buzzword on processed food packaging. But Consumer Reports ShopSmart says, be aware it doesn’t always mean what you think.

Jul 21, 2014

Consumer Reports: Top Laundry Detergents

Consumer Reports: Top Laundry Detergents

378 loads! That’s how much laundry Consumer Reports’ testers did to find the best laundry detergents.

Jul 22, 2014

Consumer Reports: Not So Natural Cosmetics

Consumer Reports: Not So Natural Cosmetics

Sales of cosmetics and personal care products labeled “natural” have soared recently. But “natural” on the package does not necessarily mean natural inside. This according to a year-long investigation...

Jul 15, 2014

Sunscreen for Kids: Consumer Reports

Sunscreen for Kids: Consumer Reports

When you choose a sunscreen for your child, what do you look for? According to a Consumer Reports, you don't need to buy a separate formula for babies and children.

Jul 15, 2014

Sunscreens for Kids

Sunscreens for Kids

When you choose a sunscreen for your child, what do you look for? About a third of us buy a sunscreen that claims to be for kids. And many choose one that’s doctor-recommended, according to a Consumer...

Jul 11, 2014

Choosing the Right Carry-On Luggage

Choosing the Right Carry-On Luggage

Flying with a carry-on bag can save you $50 or more per trip. But whatever kind you get, it's got to fit in the overhead bin.

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Dallas County Sheriff Collision Caught on Camera

Dallas County Sheriff Collision Caught on Camera

The accident happened in May. According to sheriff’s training academy records, the driver faulted in the crash report for causing the accident was a recent sheriff's academy graduate who had been on the...

Homeowner’s Foundation to be Repaired After Years of Denials

Homeowner’s Foundation to be Repaired After Years of Denials

A family in Anna will finally have their home’s foundation repaired after NBC 5 Investigates Consumer Unit began investigating their denied claims on their behalf.

Josh Brent Released from Rehab, Free to Play Football

Josh Brent Released from Rehab, Free to Play Football

Former Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent was released from his residential substance abuse treatment program Tuesday and is now free to pursue his football career again, sources said.

Symptoms Improving for North Texas Doctor with Ebola

Symptoms Improving for North Texas Doctor with Ebola

Volunteers with Samaritan's Purse say Dr. Kent Brantly is doing a little better Wednesday. He's still in serious condition in isolation after contracting the Ebola virus.

McDonald's Ordered to Pay $27M in Deaths of Teens

McDonald's Ordered to Pay $27M in Deaths of Teens

A Central Texas jury on Wednesday ordered McDonald's to pay $27 million in actual damages to the families of two teenagers killed in a car accident while en route to a hospital after a fight outside...

"Spiritual Healer" Arrested, Charged with Sexual Assault

"Spiritual Healer" Arrested, Charged with Sexual Assault

A "curandero," or healer, has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a client of his Haltom City business, according to police.