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Jun 19, 2014

Getting Passwords Under Control

Getting Passwords Under Control

Cyber thieves are always looking for a new scam to steal your personal data. One of the best ways to protect yourself online is using strong passwords.

Jun 17, 2014

Consumer Reports: How to Get Free Stuff

Consumer Reports: How to Get Free Stuff

If you think there’s no such thing as free lunch, think again. There are lots of products you can get online without having to pay a cent.

Jun 16, 2014

Tasty Salad Dressings

Tasty Salad Dressings

Summer is salad time, and supermarkets have shelf after shelf of salad dressings.

Jun 12, 2014

Consumer Reports: Portable Air Conditioners

Consumer Reports: Portable Air Conditioners

Portable air conditioners sound like an easy solution for cooling a room that can’t accommodate a window air conditioner, but many are returned by unhappy customers. So Consumer Reports tested eight...

Jun 10, 2014

Consumer Reports: Sunless Tanners

Consumer Reports: Sunless Tanners

If you’re craving a summer tan but worried about those damaging ultraviolet rays, a self-tanner might be just the thing. Consumer Reports checked out six popular self-tanning sprays and lotions ranging...

Jun 10, 2014

Sunless Tanners

Sunless Tanners

If you’re craving a summer tan but worried about those damaging ultraviolet rays, a self-tanner might be just the thing.

Jun 9, 2014

Lawn Mowers That Make the Cut

Lawn Mowers That Make the Cut

Consumer Reports has tested more than 100 lawn mowers and has some recommendations so that you’ll get a great cut.

Jun 9, 2014

Tracking Teen Drivers

Tracking Teen Drivers

Car accidents are the number one cause of death for teenagers. Teens are inexperienced drivers, and they tend to speed. Consumer Reports has tested three devices that you install in the car to keep tabs on your...

Jun 9, 2014

Top Grills

Top Grills

Fire-up the barbecue-grilling season is upon us! Consumer Reports has tested more than 100 gas grills, from brands such as Broil-Mate, Char-Broil, Kenmore, and Weber, to find the hottest choices.

Jun 9, 2014

Hacker-Friendly Hotels

Hacker-Friendly Hotels

As the travel season heats up, Consumer Reports cautions that some popular hotel and motel chains could be vulnerable to hackers because of weak security systems.

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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.