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Mom creates app to control child's phone

Mom creates app to control child's phone »Play Video
For parents of teenagers, not knowing where your child is can be frustrating, even frightening, and giving them a cell phone doesn't always mean they'll answer. That's why a Texas mom took control, and invented an app that her kids and yours can't ignore. Ilona Carson has the story.

Police vs. kids dance-off in the street

Police vs. kids dance-off in the street »Play Video
Some teens in Kansas City had a run in with cops, but it's not what you think. Add officers and some good moves, and you have a dance off. Cynthia Newsome has the story.

Girl reunited with family 10 years after tsunami

Girl reunited with family 10 years after tsunami »Play Video
An Indonesian girl -- feared dead when she was swept away by the 2004 tsunami is reunited with her family almost a decade later. Jannah, named Winni by her adoptive grandmother, was spotted on the streets by a family member. Aryadita Utama reports.

Woman banned from Little League in 1950s honored

Woman banned from Little League in 1950s honored »Play Video
She was banned little league baseball in the 1950's for being a girl. But now the organization that barred her from playing -- is paying tribute to her at the little league world series. Kathryn Johnston will be throwing out the first pitch. As Rob McAllister reports, she had to sneak onto her neighborhood team all those years ago.

Teen accused in 6-year-old girl's death to be tried as adult

Teen accused in 6-year-old girl's death to be tried as adult »Play Video
Jenise Wright
A 17-year-old boy arrested in the death and sexual assault of a 6-year-old Bremerton girl will be charged and tried as an adult, Kitsap County Prosecutor Russ Hauge said Monday.

Car thief rocks out in bait car

Car thief rocks out in bait car »Play Video
It's no secret that Albuquerque police plant bait cars throughout town, enticing thieves to try to steal one. Well, last week a man was caught swiping one while a very ironic song was playing on the radio. And yep, it's caught on camera. Matt Howerton explains why the suspect is now likely singing a very different tune.

Mail carrier dumps mail in dumpster?

Mail carrier dumps mail in dumpster? »Play Video
A postal worker is now on the receiving end of a message -- you never know who's watching. A witness captured cell phone video of what appears to be the postal worker tossing an armful of mail into the trash in Cincinnati. Evan Millward has the video.

Why is it 'Hurricane' and not 'Typhoon' Iselle?

Why is it 'Hurricane' and not 'Typhoon' Iselle?
Left: Photo of Typhoon Halong, courtesy of astronaut Reid Wiseman on the International Space Station. Right: Satellite image of Hurricane Iselle near Hawaii.

With the tropical paradise of Hawaii bracing for Hurricane Iselle later Thursday, I've had quite a number of people email and ask why we're not calling the storm "Typhoon Iselle." After all, there's a similar storm just a bit farther west across the Pacific called "Typhoon Halong."

The reason is simple: Geography.

Love letters delivered 70 years later

Love letters delivered 70 years later »Play Video
Love letters sent by a navy man to a girl back home didn't arrive for a very long time. Now, nearly 70 years after they were sent, Courtney Gousman reports the letters have finally reached the woman they were intended for.

President seeks emergency funding for flood of immigrant children

President seeks emergency funding for flood of immigrant children »Play Video

A system handling just 6,000 illegal immigrant minors a decade ago is now flooded with more than 57,000 since last October, most from Central America.

President Obama wants $3.7 billion dollars in emergency funds for the final two months of this fiscal year: $1.8 billion of that to feed and house the minors. $1.2 billion for processing.

The poodle who paints

The poodle who paints »Play Video
It's the dog's honest truth. We've found a painting poodle. Scott Adkins explains.