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New study: Poor eating habits blamed on DNA

Are you a junk food junkie? Maybe you can blame your parents.

Hookah use increasing among high school seniors

A new study in the Journal Pediatrics shows Hookah smoking is gaining popularity among high school seniors. The study say nearly one out of five used the water pipe device sometime within the last year.

New report: NSA data collection included selfies and resumes

Heaps of baby photos, fitness selfies, medical records and resumes are among thousands of private communications scooped up and stored by NSA spy programs.

Foster Farms recalls dozens of chicken products

A California company is recalling an unknown amount of boneless chicken sold in eight states over salmonella fears, federal officials said.

Nathan's Famous Hot Dog eating contest today

It's July 4th and that means fireworks, picnics and feats of food! The annual "Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest" happens later today, Friday.

Apparently it pays well to work for the White House

It apparently pays well to work for the White House. The average salary for an employee there is 83-thousand-dollars. That's 32-thousand dollars more than the typical U.S. households annual income.

New study: Lack of sleep can age brain

A new study suggests that a lack of sleep for older people makes their brains age faster. Researchers at the Duke- NUS Graduate Medical School in Singapore conducted the study.

Some infant car seats recalled

Graco has agreed to recall 1-point-9 million infant car seats under pressure from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Don't toss out good eating habits aside during vacation

If you're traveling for the July 4th holiday, you don't have to toss your good eating habit aside.

Congressman Beto O'Rourke hosts town hall meeting Tuesday

If you have questions about immigration reform, Congressman Beto O'Rourke wants to hear form you.

Beyoncé named Forbes' Most Powerful Celebrity

Queen B is music royalty for a reason. Beyoncé has been named Forbes' Most Powerful Celebrity of the year. The singer knocked Oprah Winfrey from the number one spot.

President Obama to nominate Bob McDonald to head VA Department

President Barack Obama will nominate Bob Mcdonald to head the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to the White House.

If you're planning July 4th getaway, you're not alone

If you're planning an Independence Day getaway, you're not alone. Triple-A projects 41-million Americans will travel 50 miles or more for the Fourth of July holiday weekend. That's up nearly two-percent from last year.

Get ready to pay more when you board a plane

If your summer vacation plans involve flying, you'll be spending a little more. Starting July 21, 2014, passenger security fees will increase at U.S. airports.

El Paso County fireworks ban reminder

As the Fourth of July approaches the El Paso Fire Department would like to remind the public that the use and possession of all fireworks are illegal in the city and county.