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Synopsis: Bear-resistant trash cans put to test at testing facility near Yellowstone Natl. Park

Adorable, determined bear defeated by trash can

What better to test out your 'bear-resistant' trash cans, than with an actual bear?

Even after a very determined grizzly spent a solid hour of trying to dig his way in yesterday, this can held tight.

Alissa Chavez invents device called 'The Hot Seat' to alert parents who accidentally leave children in a hot car

Teen's invention could prevent hot car deaths

Companies are already interested in a teenager's invention that could prevent children from dying in hot cars.

Alissa Chavez’s gadget would trigger an alarm on your key chain if you walk away from your car and forget your child is still inside!

"Pinch me!" Chiney Ogwumike recalls recieving her diploma from Condoleeza Rice

My Big Moment: Making hoop dreams a reality

When Chiney Ogwumike heard her name called first at the 2014 WNBA draft in April, she felt the room go quiet just before the crowd burst into cheers. 

“To be selected No. 1 overall was just surreal,” she says. “I couldn’t even imagine a better fairy tale for a basketball player.”

New full trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey movie is out

Riding crop & ripped abs: 'Fifty Shades' trailer

The wait is over: "Fifty Shades of Grey" fans can now get a good look at Christian Grey and Anasasia Steele in all their glory.

The first full trailer for the film that features a hefty dose of S&M and other very adult themes has been posted on the film's YouTube page.

Plane disappears from radar. Air Algerie Flight AH5017 never made it to destination

Plane crashes after disappearing from Radar

Breaking news this morning: A plane in Africa that dropped off the radar 50 minutes after taking off has crashed

The Air Algerie flight was going from Burkina Faso to Algeria.

Caught on cam: Barenaked burger burglars

Caught on cam: Barenaked burger burglars

Three guys broke into a restaurant wearing nothing but their underwear -- or less -- and the whole thing was caught on camera!

The owner of Doc’s Beach House in Bonita Springs, Florida, says the guys were laughing the entire time.

GM announces 6 more recalls

GM announces 6 more recalls

GM has issued six new recalls, affecting almost 718,000 vehicles.

They're for a variety of safety issues, ranging from a loose bolt in the front seats to a problem with the power steering.

Young American pilot, Haris Suleman, has died after an attempt to fly around the world with his father. His father has not been found.

Teen's flight around the world ends in tragedy

An Indiana teenager who was trying to fly around the world in a single engine aircraft with his dad crashed his plane yesterday.

Haris Suleman was killed off the coast of American Samoa, and his dad is still missing.

Arizona Republic justice reporter Michael Kiefer describes what he saw as a witness to the execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood, which took more than an hour and a half at the state prison on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Florence, Ariz. Wood was convicted in the 1989 shooting deaths of Debbie Dietz, 29, and Gene Dietz, 55, at an auto repair shop in Tucson.

Arizona execution takes nearly 2 hours

There is an intense debate brewing after it took nearly two hours for a convicted killer to die during an execution Wednesday in Arizona.

Joseph Wood's lawyers called Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy while it was happening, but he refused to stop the execution.

The State of Arizona executed Joseph Wood on Wednesday. It took him nearly two hours to die after his veins were injected with a novel combination of two drugs.

Speed feed: Thursday, July 24, 2014

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FAA lifts ban on flights to Tel Aviv (CNN)
Israel had been lobbying Washington to reverse the decision