Flushing drugs down the toilet could lead to 'meth-gators,' Tennessee police department warns

iStock(LORETTO, Tenn.) -- Police in Tennessee are warning residents against flushing drugs down the toilet in the event of a potential drug bust, saying that animals could ingest the substances and wreak havoc on the...

Spontaneous combustion of tempura flakes blamed for sushi restaurant fires

iStock(MADISON, Wis.) -- A popular sushi ingredient is believed to be the cause of seven restaurant fires across the country, after officials discovered the product could self-heat and spontaneously combust. The fires,...

HIV, AIDS-related deaths down since 2010, but more work needed: UNAIDS

LOVE_LIFE/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS says Tuesday that while progress in reduconing the spread of HIV/AIDS and increasing access to treatment continues, the improvements have...

Sisters read live on Facebook so kids have a bedtime story to listen to

@ZariaxHailey/Instagram(NEW YORK) -- Got books? These girls sure do. Sisters Zaria, 13, and Hailey Willard, 8, from Dover, Delaware, are sharing their love for books with kids across the globe by hosting a live bedtime...

USWNT used innovative period tracking to help player performance at World Cup

(NEW YORK) -- Bruce Bennett/Getty ImagesThe U.S. Women's National Team (USWNT) delivered a history-making performance at this year's World Cup, and now we know more about a new training tool that helped the soccer stars...

Ed Sheeran on his social anxiety: 'I don't like large groups of people'

Mike Marsland/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Four-time Grammy-winning artist Ed Sheeran is opening up about his struggle with social anxiety. "I don't like large groups of people, which is ironic given I play to thousands,"...

Granger Smith's wife reveals late son River's organs saved two lives

Rick Kern/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Granger Smith and his wife Amber continue to give back to others in the wake of losing their 3-year-old son River to a drowning accident earlier this year. In an Instagram post Sunday,...

How these Native American women found the strength to heal through running

Courtesy Alicia Kozlowski(DULUTH, Minn.) -- At 29, Sarah Agaton Howes weighed over 200 pounds and was told by doctors that she could be at risk for diabetes if she didn't adopt a healthier lifestyle. She had also just...

Ada Valley raw beef recalled due to possible contamination with broken metal bits

iStock(NEW YORK) -- Ada Valley Gourmet Foods Inc. has recalled nearly 3,500 pounds of frozen raw ground beef that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically broken metal bits, the U.S. Department of...

After losing husband to rare neurological disease, a widow tries to raise awareness

Debbie Feldman(AVON, Conn.) -- Debbie Feldman lived the American dream for most of her adult years -- she married her best friend (a prominent attorney), succeeded in her career working as an accountant and raised their...

Migrant children in detention facilities could face long-term health struggles: Pediatrician

Saul Schwarz/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Migrant children living in U.S. Customs and Border Protection facilities will likely face long-term physical and mental health challenges, a top pediatrician told ABC News. Sally...

Teen shark attack victim opens up about 'healing' after losing a leg

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The North Carolina teen who was bit by a shark earlier this summer is now out of the hospital after losing her leg and two fingers, but maintaining a positive attitude, saying "I'm not forgetting my...

Study: Cutting only 300 calories a day can cut your risk of diabetes, heart disease

AndreyPopov/iStock(NEW YORK) -- It’s no secret -- watching what you eat can help keep your heart healthy. But new research published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology has reached a surprising conclusion:...

Hilary Duff mom-shamed for baby having pierced ears: Here's what parents should know

ArtShotPhoto/iStock(NEW YORK) -- A seemingly innocent moment Hilary Duff thought she was sharing with fans has ignited unexpected controversy on Instagram. The actress-singer recently posted a photo of herself holding her...

Mom who investigates drownings posts viral plea to parents on water safety

Courtesy Natalie Livingston(NEW YORK) -- A mother who investigates drownings is raising awareness with her viral tips on water safety. Natalie Livingston, vice president of Oostman Aquatic Safety Consulting (OoASC) in...

Nearly 120 people in Minnesota reportedly became sick after boating on July 4th weekend

studiodr/iStock(MINNEAPOLIS) -- July 4th weekend often brings an influx of people to large lakes across the U.S., but celebrations took a turn for some people who went to Lake Minnetonka in Minnesota. An investigation was...

Win for pregnant women! Moms ask city to issue 'Baby on Board' buttons to remind subway riders to offer their seats

Courtesy Megan Nufer(CHICAGO) -- Moms who have had enough of being forced to stand on the subway while pregnant instead of being offered a seat have inspired a new campaign that could transform transportation for pregnant...

Girl who beat rare bone marrow disorder now fighting cancer

Hallies Heroes/Facebook(NEW YORK) -- A girl who beat a rare bone marrow disorder is now facing bone cancer. Hallie Beatrice Barnard, known to loved ones as Hallie Bea, hasn't lost her sparkle as she continues fighting for...

Couple sues saying fertility center error led to painful and costly cross-country fight for infant son

abezikus/iStock(LOS ANGELES) -- A couple in California is suing a fertility center in Los Angeles after they say they were forced to go to court to get custody of their baby from a woman across the country who had given...

Reefer madness? Study appears to dispel theory of spike in teen marijuana use in states where it's legal

boonchai wedmakawand/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Fears of a jump in U.S. high school students using marijuana in states where recreational cannabis has beenj legalized appears to be contradicted by a new study. The study...

Gibbon resident guts house for second time after repeat flooding

Gibbon resident guts house for second time after repeat flooding

WATCH: hotel owner Linda Younes gives an update on flood recovery

WATCH: hotel owner Linda Younes gives an update on flood recovery

CCC Continuing To Prioritize Workforce Development In Central Nebraska

CCC Continuing To Prioritize Workforce Development In Central Nebraska

Gibbon Begins to Recover From Flooding

Gibbon Begins to Recover From Flooding

UPDATE: Suspect who fled traffic stop in Central City found with stolen car in Madison County

UPDATE: Suspect who fled traffic stop in Central City found with stolen car in Madison County

11-year-old Norfolk girl trains for National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships

11-year-old Norfolk girl trains for National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships

Nebraska City likes where they're at in district tournament this weekend

Nebraska City likes where they're at in district tournament this weekend

Golf notes: Omahan Alex Schaake comes close, but locals shut out at Pinnacle Bank Championship qualifying

Golf notes: Omahan Alex Schaake comes close, but locals shut out at Pinnacle Bank Championship qualifying

Former Storm Chaser Peter O’Brien seals Baby Cakes’ comeback over Omaha

Former Storm Chaser Peter O’Brien seals Baby Cakes’ comeback over Omaha

Tuesday's local scoreboard, July 16

Tuesday's local scoreboard, July 16