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Thursday, Mar 23, 2017

Is Your Kid's Slime Safe?

Is Your Kid's Slime Safe?

The latest online kids’ craze - slime! The do-it-yourself project has reportedly caused some glue shortages in stores but Consumer Reports says a bigger concern is one of slime’s key ingredients, borax -...

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017

Spring Clean Your Medicine Cabinet

Spring Clean Your Medicine Cabinet

Consumer Reports says the risk of accidental poisoning for kids increases with every bottle of pills you keep and recommends getting rid of unused medication.

Thursday, Mar 16, 2017

Using Home Insurance More Effectively

Using Home Insurance More Effectively

You probably never think about your homeowners insurance. But Consumer Reports says you should and not just when disaster strikes. There are new twists to homeowners insurance that can save you money and...

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017

Using Video for Homeowners Insurance

Using Video for Homeowners Insurance

Financial Experts at Consumer Reports say one of the best ways to document your belongings for insurance purposes is with a video.

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017

Carbon Monoxide Alarms Pose Safety Risk

Carbon Monoxide Alarms Pose Safety Risk

Consumer Reports warns about carbon monoxide alarms that could put your family at risk.

Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017

When Travel Goes Wrong

When Travel Goes Wrong

Airline disruptions seem to happen more often these days –– but if you find yourself caught in flight delays, cancellations or overbookings, it’s up to you to know what your rights are and request compensation.

Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017

Don't Bring Bed Bugs Home from Vacation

Don't Bring Bed Bugs Home from Vacation

With Spring Break coming up the experts at Consumer Reports share some tips to keep the bed bugs away during your next hotel stay.

Friday, Mar 3, 2017

Buying a New Mattress

Buying a New Mattress

From innerspring to memory foam, new shopping tips and ratings are revealed to help you get a better night's sleep.

Wednesday, Mar 1, 2017

Consumer Reports: Top Car Picks for 2017

Consumer Reports: Top Car Picks for 2017

In the market for a new ride? Consumer Reports is out with its annual auto issue that includes a list of top car picks. These are the top-performing models that are reliable, safe and satisfying.

Wednesday, Mar 1, 2017

Gear Shift Designs Could Be Dangerous

Gear Shift Designs Could Be Dangerous

For decades, cars with automatic transmissions had a simple, straightforward shifter. Some newer cars have shifters that look or function differently. Car makers say the new designs can set their models apart or...

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Two Children Dead After Found in Hot Car in Parker County
Two Children Dead After Found in Hot Car in Parker County

The Parker County Sheriff's Department is investigating the deaths of two young children, a brother and sister, found inside a locked car outside their home Friday afternoon.

Man Arrested in FW Murder Killed Woman Found in Lake: PD
Man Arrested in FW Murder Killed Woman Found in Lake: PD

Reginald Gerard Kimbro now faces capital murder charges in the death of Megan Getrum, her body was found in Lake Ray Hubbard in April. He also is charged with killing Molly Matheson in Fort Worth.

TX AG's Office Will Not Allow DCS to Restructure Bond Debt
TX AG's Office Will Not Allow DCS to Restructure Bond Debt

The Texas Attorney General's Office has informed Dallas County Schools it will not be allowed to restructure its bond debt.

After Trip's Final Day, Trump to Return to Tumult at Home
After Trip's Final Day, Trump to Return to Tumult at Home

Down to the final day of his lengthy first international trip, President Donald Trump will lift off for Washington having rattled some allies and reassured others, returning to a White House that sits under...

George W. Bush and Bono Hang Out at the Crawford Ranch
George W. Bush and Bono Hang Out at the Crawford Ranch

Before he performs with his band Friday night in Arlington, the lead singer of U2 was busy visiting a former president earlier in the day.

Mansfield School Evacuated After Student's Phone Explodes
Mansfield School Evacuated After Student's Phone Explodes

Firefighters say a middle school in Mansfield was evacuated after a student's phone exploded Friday morning.