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May 22, 2015

Can You See Me Now?

Can You See Me Now?

Cars kill more than 5,000 pedestrians, bicyclists, and joggers each year. A vast majority of those accidents happen after the sun sets. Special reflective clothing is supposed to make you easy to spot.

May 21, 2015

Consumer Reports: Fantastic Freezers

Consumer Reports: Fantastic Freezers

How crammed is the freezer in your refrigerator? A separate freezer lets you take advantage of big sales on meat and frozen vegetables. Consumer Reports tested dozens of chest freezers and uprights.

May 15, 2015

Confusing Car Designs

Confusing Car Designs

For decades, traditional automatic shift levers had park at the top, down to reverse and drive at the bottom. You could see and feel the shifter go into position. Now, newer designs give you electronic...

May 13, 2015

Safer, Effective Insect Repellents

Safer, Effective Insect Repellents

Consumer Reports tested 15 sprays to find the safest, most effective repellents.

May 12, 2015

Samsung Galaxy S5 Beats S6

Samsung Galaxy S5 Beats S6

Consumer Reports has put Samsung’s new flagship smartphone through extensive testing.

May 10, 2015

Stopping Annoying Robo Calls

Stopping Annoying Robo Calls

Robocalls, those marketing junk calls you get on your phone, are getting worse.

May 7, 2015

Can Your Car Get Hacked?

Can Your Car Get Hacked?

Most of the systems in your car are actually controlled by a computer, the engine, the suspension, the seats, the mirrors even the air-conditioning

May 5, 2015

How Safe Are Your Shrimp?

How Safe Are Your Shrimp?

Consumer Reports tested 342 packages of shrimp, farmed and wild, raw and cooked. The shrimp was purchased in large chain supermarkets, big-box stores and “natural” food stores in 27 cities across the country.

Apr 30, 2015

Apple Watch: Initial Consumer Reports Tests

Apple Watch: Initial Consumer Reports Tests

While you can try on the watches at the Apple store, they are only being sold online. Consumer Reports has gotten six of the eight it purchased and immediately began testing.

Apr 28, 2015

Get Your Free Flights

Get Your Free Flights

Americans have accumulated billions of frequent-flyer miles. But often they’re stymied when they try to redeem them for free flights. Consumer Reports did some exhaustive research and has insider tips on how to...

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Chase Ends in Crash With FW SWAT

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Divisive Anti-Gay Marriage Bill Falls in TX Senate

Divisive Anti-Gay Marriage Bill Falls in TX Senate

Texas Republicans have stopped legislative efforts that sought to defy the U.S. Supreme Court if same-sex marriage is legalized this summer.

Parker County Urges Evacuations Along Brazos

Parker County Urges Evacuations Along Brazos

Parker County officials are asking residents in flood prone areas near the Brazos River to voluntarily evacuate before the river crests overnight.

Body Pulled Out of Lake Ray Hubbard: DFR

Body Pulled Out of Lake Ray Hubbard: DFR

Dallas Fire-Rescue and police are investigating a body pulled out of Lake Ray Hubbard Wednesday afternoon.

Indians End Rangers' Winning Streak, 12-3

Indians End Rangers' Winning Streak, 12-3

Carlos Santana capped and eight-run third inning with a three-run homer, leading the Cleveland Indians past Texas 12-3 on Wednesday to end the Rangers' seven-game winning streak.