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BBB warning: 'Click bait' scams exploit Robin Williams’ death

Whenever a major story dominates the news, scammers take advantage of the public’s interest with online photos, stories and social media links that claim to offer sensational details.

Michael Brown suspect in robbery before he was shot to death, police say

Investigators named Michael Brown, the teen shot and killed by police in a St. Louis suburb, as a suspect in a convenience store robbery that occurred moments before the shooting, according to Ferguson police documents released Friday.

Burger King is scrapping its "satisfries"

Burger King is scrapping its "satisfries." Those are the lower-calorie fries that have been on the menu for about a year at most restaurants, but they weren't popular enough to keep around.

Coca-Cola taking gulp of popular energy drink

Coca-Cola is taking a big gulp of a popular energy drink. The company announced it is buying a 17-percent stake in Monster, and that the two will swap ownership of some brands.

McCormick recalls Ground Oregano

McCormick has issued a voluntary recall for one of their products.

"IfTheyGunnedMeDown" hashtag creator speaks out

The hashtag #iftheygunnedmedown is trending on social media following the shooting death of an unarmed teenager in Missouri.

Google snoops on Gmail to catch pedophiles

Police in Texas arrested 41-year-old John Henry Skillern last month after he allegedly sent an email to a friend containing child pornography. The tipster that blew Skillern's cover? Google.

Starbucks baristas to get schedule improvements

The story of one employee's daily struggle to plan her life around an unpredictable work schedule prompted a swift response from Starbucks.

Lt. Governor candidate calls for subsidized community college

State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor, says the state should pay college students’ tuition and fees for two years if they attend a public community college in the state.

Two El Paso schools designated as new T-STEM Academies by TEA

Commissioner of Education Michael Williams announced today that the Texas Education Agency has designated 16 new Texas Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (T-STEM) Academies for the 2014-2015 school year.

A&M not troubled by lawmakers' recommendation letters

Recommendation letters written by elected officials and submitted directly to a university president have been a source of controversy at the University of Texas at Austin.

Rio Grande Valley Mayor welcomes National Guard Troops

Rio Grande City Mayor Ruben Villarreal doesn’t mince words when it comes to the specter of National Guard troops soon descending upon his city as part of a controversial state-based border security initiative.

Albuquerque residents spooked by the Grim Reaper

A mystery sighting along the interstate in Albuquerque - on the eve of the Supermoon has many residents spooked. Eyes of passersby were drawn to a dark figure looming over the San Jose Del Rosario Cemetery on Gibson.