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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...

Apr 24, 2015

Beauty in a Box

Beauty in a Box

Consumer Reports ShopSmart signed up for eight services that deliver samples of makeup and skin-care products every month.

Apr 22, 2015

Gas Grill Poses Safety Risk

Gas Grill Poses Safety Risk

Consumer Reports has uncovered a potential safety problem with a small Brinkmann grill sold at Home Depot and Hy-Vee stores.

Apr 21, 2015

Using Juicers to Make Healthy Drinks

Using Juicers to Make Healthy Drinks

Consumer Reports tested more than a dozen juicers to find out which are worth trying and which you should forget.

Apr 19, 2015

Is High-Res Audio Worth It?

Is High-Res Audio Worth It?

High-definition video has taken over TVs, phones and tablets. But sound quality is worse than it was 10 or 15 years ago. New hi-resolution audio promises to change all that.

Apr 16, 2015

Top Blood Pressure Monitors

Top Blood Pressure Monitors

There’s a good chance that you or someone you care about has high blood pressure. One in three American adults does –– facing an increased risk of heart attack, stroke and premature death.

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Man Dies After Panicked Encounter Inside Dallas Jail

Man Dies After Panicked Encounter Inside Dallas Jail

Authorities say a panic-stricken man who dashed into a Dallas County jail lobby shouting that his wife was chasing him to kill him has died after being handcuffed and losing consciousness.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Indicted, Sources Say

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Indicted, Sources Say

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has been indicted on three charges by a grand jury in Collin County, two people close to the case told NBC 5 on Saturday.

Decades Later, Vietnam Vets Welcomed Home

Decades Later, Vietnam Vets Welcomed Home

Vietnam veterans watched as hundreds lined the streets in White Settlement for a "Welcome Home" parade decades after their return to American soil.

Dallas Police Officer Arrested for DWI

Dallas Police Officer Arrested for DWI

Dallas police say one of the department's officers was arrested for driving while intoxicated on Saturday.

Advocates Want More Done to Curb Hot Car Deaths

Advocates Want More Done to Curb Hot Car Deaths

Hot car deaths are down for the year, but that isn’t stopping parents from looking for long-term solutions to an all-too-familiar situation. On the eve of National Heatstroke Prevention and Awareness Day...

Fatal Shooting Leaves 1 Dead in Frisco

Fatal Shooting Leaves 1 Dead in Frisco

A man who was rushed to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the chest has died, according to Frisco police.