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Monday, Dec 5, 2016

Flower Mound Boy Battles with Hoverboard Company for Refund

Flower Mound Boy Battles with Hoverboard Company for Refund

A family in Flower Mound is fighting to receive a replacement hoverboard after purchasing a malfunctioning unit from a Flordia-based company.

Thursday, Dec 1, 2016

Should You Get Your Zs from ZzzQuil?

Should You Get Your Zs from ZzzQuil?

A recent Consumer Reports survey shows 20 percent of adults take an over the counter mediation to help get a restful night of sleep. The leader in the market is ZzzQuil.

Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016

Consumer Reports: School Nurse Shortage

Consumer Reports: School Nurse Shortage

Nationwide only about half of schools have a full-time registered nurse. Consumer Reports lists what parents can do to make sure your kids' medical needs are taken care of at school.

Thursday, Nov 24, 2016

Black Friday May Not Be Best Time to Shop For TV

Black Friday May Not Be Best Time to Shop For TV

Black Friday is a popular day to get deals on all sorts of products, especially electronics, but this may not be the best time to shop for a TV.

Wednesday, Nov 23, 2016

New Smoke Alarms

New Smoke Alarms

Consumers are encouraged to change the batteries in their smoke alarms this time of year, but more than batteries may need to be changed.

Wednesday, Nov 9, 2016

Getting the Cheapest Airfare

Getting the Cheapest Airfare

If you’re planning a flight for the December holidays and haven’t booked yet, do it soon. Consumer Reports says if you wait much longer, you’ll likely see prices jump. Here’s how to find the cheapest price.

Friday, Nov 4, 2016

Consumer Report: Obamacare Tax Scheme

Consumer Report: Obamacare Tax Scheme

Scammers are at it again, this time claiming to be from the IRS and taking aim at people who are covered under Obamacare. Consumer Reports explains how the scam works and reveals the red flags, so you're not the...

Friday, Oct 28, 2016

Consumer Reports: Laundry Pods, A Halloween Scare

Consumer Reports: Laundry Pods, A Halloween Scare

Consumer Reports advises keeping laundry-pods out of any home with children younger than 6 years old.

Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016

Consumer Reports: Concert Ticket Woes

Consumer Reports: Concert Ticket Woes

Consumer Reports explains how to get good concert seats at a decent price.

Wednesday, Oct 12, 2016

New, Safer Child Seats

New, Safer Child Seats

Consumer Reports tests four infant seats with a safety feature called the load leg that's common in Europe, but is only now becoming available in the US.

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Plano Neurosurgeon Sentenced to Life for Maiming Patients

Plano Neurosurgeon Sentenced to Life for Maiming Patients

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Fort Worth Police Arrest Person Who Fired at Officer

Fort Worth Police Arrest Person Who Fired at Officer

Police say they took a person into custody who shot at a Fort Worth police officer Monday morning.

Romo Open to Reworking Contract to Facilitate Trade: Report

Romo Open to Reworking Contract to Facilitate Trade: Report

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is open "massaging his contract" to help facilitate a trade to a contending team, according to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora.

Trump Taps Lt. Gen. McMaster as National Security Adviser

Trump Taps Lt. Gen. McMaster as National Security Adviser

President Donald Trump has picked Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster to succeed Michael Flynn as his national security adviser, Trump said Monday. He made the announcement at Mar-a-Lago, flanked by McMaster and the acting adviser, retired Army Gen. Keith Kellogg. Kellogg will stay on as McMaster's chief of staff, Trump said. "He's a man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience," Trump said of McMaster. "He is highly respected by everybody in the military." The president, who has no military experience, has shown a preference for generals in the top security roles.

Confirmed Tornadoes Leave Damage, Injuries in San Antonio

Confirmed Tornadoes Leave Damage, Injuries in San Antonio

A severe storm system spawns a possible tornado that caused minor injuries and damaged more than 100 homes in the San Antonia area.

High School Transgender Wrestler Wins Texas Regional Title

High School Transgender Wrestler Wins Texas Regional Title

A 17-year-old Dallas-area high school transgender wrestler who is transitioning from female to male has won a girls regional championship after a female opponent forfeited their match.