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5 things to keep in mind when driving during a flood — We've all watched footage of fast-moving flood waters, but do you know what to do if you're caught walking or driving in it? There are several things to do if you find yourself stuck in a flooded area. 1. It only takes a few inches to get stuck or swept away.
Sep 16, 2014

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Obama: Ebola outbreak 'spiraling out of control' — ATLANTA - President Barack Obama says the world is looking to the United States to address the deadly outbreak of Ebola in West Africa. Obama says the U.S. embraces that responsibility. The president is outlining new U.S. efforts to respond to the outbreak during a visit to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

'Dancing with the Stars': Who's leading so far? — "Dancing with the Stars" got off to a fresh start Monday with actor Alfonso Ribeiro taking the lead in the season 19 premiere. The episode was the debut of the new cast, which includes "Fresh Prince" star Ribeiro, comedian Tommy Chong, athlete Lolo Jones, "Duck Dynasty" star Sadie Robertson and more.

Judge accepts guilty plea by car wash chain owner — PHOENIX - A federal judge has accepted the guilty plea of the owner of a Phoenix-area car wash chain who acknowledged turning a blind eye to illegal hiring at his business. U.S. District Judge Neil Wake on Monday accepted Daniel Lewis Hendon's guilty plea in July to a felony charge of identity fraud.

FBI finishes $1B facial recognition system — It's a program that still sounds futuristic, even today. The FBI announced its facial recognition program is finally up and running - and it has some privacy advocates a little concerned. Labeled as the "Next Generation Identification System," or NGI, the $1-billion program has been in development since at least 2008 when the FBI announced it was granting Lockheed Martin a contract to start building it.

Sun City girl starts nonprofit to benefit homeless — SUN CITY, AZ - A Sun City girl is asking for the public's help so she can help the homeless. Kaylee Hooley, 10, started a nonprofit last month called reKindle when she and her father, Chris, drove around Phoenix giving cold drinks to homeless people, according to their website.

Sandbags hot commodity ahead of Valley storms — Valley residents are filling sandbags to prepare for possible rainfall from what is now Tropical Storm Odile. Free sand locations in multiple cities have run out of bags; residents are asked to bring their own bags and a shovel.