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Aug 19, 2014

Dishwashers That Deliver

Dishwashers That Deliver

Looking for a new dishwasher? You might feel "overloaded" with all of the choices. Consumer Reports says job one of any dishwasher is clean dishes!

Aug 19, 2014

Stroller Poses Safety Risk

Stroller Poses Safety Risk

Double strollers are a great option for parents with two kids, especially convertible models that hold children of different sizes and ages. But Consumer Reports says a double stroller, Graco’s...

Aug 19, 2014

No-Contract Cell Service

No-Contract Cell Service

Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile now all offer cell-phone service without a two-year service contract. It may sound like a good deal. With no-contract deals you usually get lower monthly charges, but the plans...

Aug 19, 2014

Protecting Electronics on Vacation

Protecting Electronics on Vacation

Vacation coming up? Chances are you’ll be packing a lot of electronics like smart phones, tablets, e-readers, laptops, GPS devices, cameras, iPod and speakers. They practically need their own suitcase! But...

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.

Aug 19, 2014

Portable Air Conditioners

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

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.

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Teen Escapes Serious Injury; Car Crashes Into Home

Teen Escapes Serious Injury; Car Crashes Into Home

Fort Worth police are investigating how a car ended up crashing into a home Saturday afternoon.

Texas Man Jumps Fence, Enters White House

Texas Man Jumps Fence, Enters White House

A man jumped over the fence of the White House on Friday and made it into the presidential residence before officers managed to apprehend him, the U.S. Secret Service said.

Randy Travis Appears at Event Year After Stroke

Randy Travis Appears at Event Year After Stroke

Country legend Randy Travis has not been seen in public since a devastating stroke lat year, but this week the North Texan was spotted at a charity banquet in Denison.

Abbott, Davis Debate in the Rio Grande Valley

Abbott, Davis Debate in the Rio Grande Valley

Friday's debate between Abbott and Davis is the first gubernatorial debate on the border since 1998.

Missing Travis County Deputy's Body Found

Missing Travis County Deputy's Body Found

The Travis County sheriff says dive teams have recovered the body of a deputy whose patrol car was swept away by floodwaters as she checked roadways during heavy rains this week.

North Texas Dominates Nicholls 77-3

North Texas Dominates Nicholls 77-3

Dajon Williams threw for three touchdowns and ran for two more as North Texas overwhelmed Nicholls 77-3 on Saturday.