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Pharmacy exec tied to deadly meningitis outbreak sentenced to nine years

iStock/Thinkstock (BOSTON) -- Barry Cadden, the owner and head pharmacist of the now-defunct New England Compounding Center (NECC), has been sentenced by a federal judge to 9 years in ...

US stocks edge higher with tech losses

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- U.S. stocks closed mostly higher on Monday, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite shed most of its recent gains.The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 14.79 (+0.07 ...

New island in North Carolina has locals and tourists excited

Chadonka/Instagram (CAPE POINT, N.C.) -- A new island that has appeared off the coast of North Carolina is exciting water-loving locals and tourists alike.It's being called Shelly Island. And ...

'Harry Potter': 10 things you never knew about the books and films

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images (LONDON) -- It's been 20 years since "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" arrived in U.K. bookstores.Four years later, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and the gang ...

Watch a gator bite a GoPro on a man's head

TheGatorCrusader (ORLANDO, Fla.) -- Here is one man who doesn't take his moniker "the Gator Crusader" lightly.Michael Womer of Orlando, Florida, who calls himself "the rock star of the ...

Snapchat's new Snap Map feature raises privacy concerns

Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- A new update to the popular social networking app Snapchat that allows certain users of the app to track down your ...

New gadget lets you carry sandals hands-free

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- While there's nothing like feeling your toes in the sand or grass in the summer, it's a bit of a drag to have to carry ...

Airbag-maker Takata files for bankruptcy in Japan, US

KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- Takata Corp. filed for bankruptcy protection in the U.S. and Japan on Sunday. The Japanese auto parts maker has struggled to stay afloat amid ...

FareCompare CEO Rick Seaney shares five things infrequent fliers need to know

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Flying can be costly, especially for those who don't do it often. FareCompare CEO Rick Seaney sat down with ABC News to tell us what ...

Al Capone's diamond pocket watch fetches over $84K at 'gangster' auction

Donaldson Collection/Getty Images (CAMBRIDGE, Mass.) -- Capone's watch as well as a musical composition he handwrote behind bars in Alcatraz were among the items up for bid in the ...

‘Flower man’ steals the show at cousin’s wedding

Erin Moore (NEW YORK) -- Weddings usually include something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue -- but for one bride, there was something funny, too.Bride Andria Farthing ...

Energy shares rebound, Wall Street closes mostly higher

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Although the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed flat, U.S. stocks finished mostly higher on Friday with energy companies rebounding from earlier this week.The Dow Jones ...

Texas police officer sues Ford, claims his squad SUV made him sick

iStock/Thinkstock (AUSTIN, Texas) -- A Texas police officer has filed a lawsuit against Ford Motor Company, claiming that his squad car literally made him sick. Austin Police Sgt. Zachary ...

Study: Gunmakers ramping up production, focusing on 'freedom and security' message

Photodisc/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Gun makers have boosted production in recent years, focusing on more high-caliber pistols and rifles designed for self-defense and shifting away from recreational firearms used ...

Michigan grandmother's cherry-infused vodka hits the market

Courtesy Kyle Miller (LANSING, Mich.) -- Hedy Steinbart, 92, learned how to make cherry-infused vodka from her parents in Germany in the 1940s.Today, Steinbart can go to her local ...

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