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Aug 15, 2014

Help My Cell Phone Battery Died

Help My Cell Phone Battery Died

Consumer Reports tested four smart phone cases with a built-in battery made for popular phones and found they all work well.

Aug 19, 2014

Amazon's 1st Smart Phone

 Amazon's 1st Smart Phone

Amazon has just released its first smart phone, the Fire. Consumer Reports has started checking out the phone in its labs.

Aug 12, 2014

Better-For-You Foods

Better-For-You Foods

Making smart food choices when you shop can be very confusing. Consumer Reports ShopSmart Magazine tells us how to decode sound-alike food labels.

Aug 11, 2014

Back-to-School Laptops

Back-to-School Laptops

Back-to-school shopping is the second biggest spending spree of the year, according to the National Retail Federation.

Aug 19, 2014

Top Laundry Detergents

Top Laundry Detergents

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

Aug 19, 2014

What to Buy at Costco

What to Buy at Costco

Looking to load up on bargains at a warehouse store? Joining Costco can lead to big savings in your household budget, but it’s important to know what to get and what to forget when you’re filling your

Aug 19, 2014

HD TVs

HD TVs

Just when you thought you had the sharpest picture possible on your high-definition television manufacturers are promoting ultra high-definition, also called ultra HD, UHD or

Aug 19, 2014

Appliances for Back to College

Appliances for Back to College

Heading back to college? Consumer Reports tests loads of appliances that can help stock your new digs.

Aug 19, 2014

Deadly Pain Pills

Deadly Pain Pills

Prescription painkillers like OxyContin, Percocet and Vicodin can make days bearable if you’re suffering, but they can be as addictive as heroin and just as deadly. Prescriptions have soared 300 percent in...

Aug 19, 2014

Hot Car Danger

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...

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Fiery Crash Closes I-35E at Belt Line Road

Fiery Crash Closes I-35E at Belt Line Road

A tractor-trailer crash and fire in Lancaster has closed the northbound and southbound lanes of Interstate 35E near Belt Line Road.

University Park Police Release Sketch of Suspected Rapist

University Park Police Release Sketch of Suspected Rapist

University Park police released a sketch Monday of a man who reportedly assaulted a Southern Methodist University student earlier this month.

Teen Accused of Rubbing Genitals on Pizza

Teen Accused of Rubbing Genitals on Pizza

An 18-year-old pizza store employee in Texas has been charged with a felony after police say he rubbed his genitals on food he was preparing for a customer.

Another Dallas Home Falls to "Operation Crackdown"

Another Dallas Home Falls to "Operation Crackdown"

More than 30 Dallas homes will be demolished to the ground by the end of the September as part of a blitz effort called "Operation Crackdown."

"Played Out": Final Moments as Latest Atlantic City Casino Folds

"Played Out": Final Moments as Latest Atlantic City Casino Folds

The final blackjack hand dealt before the Trump Plaza casino closed its doors in Atlantic City Tuesday morning was a 21, for the house. That luck came too late for the casino, which shut for good just before 6...

Dallas Police Association Reveals Reform Plan

Dallas Police Association Reveals Reform Plan

The Dallas Police Association presents a 10-point reform plan for the Dallas Police Department on Tuesday.