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    ResearchKit is a software framework to benefit medical research

    Apple unveiled ResearchKit, a software framework built to benefit medical research. The framework will benefit medical research for Parkinson’s, diabetes, breast cancer, cardiovascular asthma and other diseases. The ResearchKit will be open source. “We’re releasing ResearchKit next month,” Jeff Williams said during the Apple event on Monday. Story developing…

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    Latest closings and delays

    If you already know your code for closing or delaying your school, daycare, business or church, you can enter the closing online or call (336) 841-0808 to do it by phone. Click here to enter your closing online. To request a code to have your closing or delay published online and broadcast on FOX8, call the closings request hotline at (336) 821-1278. Codes are issued to schools, churches, large businesses (250 or more employees) and daycare centers with 50 or more […]

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    Here are the 33 richest cities in the U.S.

    Image Credit: Seattle, Washington. TomKli/Shutterstock The United States is home to great diversity—of people and beliefs; of lifestyles, dialects, and histories; and of geography. Using the FindTheHome Places Topic with data from the latest Five-Year American Community Survey (ACS) released in December 2014, we set out to identify the 33 richest cities in the U.S. In this list, a city’s wealth is ranked by the percentage of its residents earning more than $150,000. The list only includes cities with more than […]

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    The 10 baby names trending down in popularity

    Things typically change fast in the world of baby names. One year, a name could be the most popular in the country. A few years later, it’s an afterthought for new parents. FindTheBest recently looked at the 10 “fastest dropping” baby names. The names were in the top 100 in 2003, but have fallen since. FindTheBest used the slope of the line between 2003 and 2013 to determine the names trending down in popularity as we head into 2015: #10 | […]

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    Seven Dwarfs Mine Train catches fire at Walt Disney World; likely caused by firework embers

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — A small portion of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train attraction at Walt Disney World caught fire on Saturday night when embers from fireworks at Magic Kingdom landed on the exterior of the attraction. The nightly fireworks had just ended when embers landed on the building outside the attraction about 10:30 p.m., igniting the fire, a Disney spokeswoman said. The fire was first reported on social media around 10:20 p.m. Reedy Creek Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire […]

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    Tennessee toddler rescued after getting stuck inside claw toy machine

    MARYVILLE, Tenn. — Colin Lambert is a handful. His parents have to lock up cabinets around the house to keep the 18-month-old from getting into tiny spaces. On Tuesday, he found a small space filled with toys and the fire department had to come rescue him. Colin’s grandmother was watching him when he got stuck in a claw toy machine at a laundromat. “I got a text message, looked down and flicked it.  I didn’t hear the bang. With Colin you have to […]

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    ‘The Little Rascals’ recreate movie poster 20 years after film was released

    LOS ANGELES — The cast of “The Little Rascals” recently reunited to recreate their 1994 movie poster. Brian Pocrass, Producer & CEO of 22 Vision, brought all the actors together to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the film. Blake McIver (Waldo), Travis Tedford (Spanky), Kevin Jamal Woods (Stymie), Bug Hall (Alfalfa), Brittany Ashton Holmes (Darla), Courtland Mead (Uh Huh), Ross Bagley (Buckwheat), Sam Saletta (Butch) and Blake Jeremy Collins (Woim) were all on hand for the reunion and recreated some of […]

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    Chick-fil-A testing ‘Chicken and Waffle’ breakfast, 5 other new items

    ATLANTA — Chick-fil-A is testing six new breakfast options at select restaurants, including the “Chicken & Waffle” breakfast. The six new menu items are the “Chicken & Waffle” breakfast, maple waffles, multigrain oatmeal with fresh fruit, Greek yogurt parfait and an egg white chicken grill sandwich. The 440-calorie “Chicken & Waffle” breakfast includes a boneless chicken breast along with a waffle with “maple syrup baked inside.” The new items are only available in Middle Georgia, Inland Empire, Calif., Greater Philadelphia, Pa. […]

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    FOX8 Morning News goes ‘back to school’

    FOX8 is headed back to school! A few members of the morning news team decided to share their favorite “back to school” photos.

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    Don Pardo of SNL dead at 96

    Don Pardo, the voice of Saturday Night Live! for decades, died on Monday evening. He was 96. NBC Nightly News confirmed Pardo’s death early Tuesday morning. Pardo, a member of the Television Hall of Fame, worked with NBC for dozens of years and worked on The Price Is Right, Jeopardy! and NBC Nightly News. Pardo retired in 2004 but continued to provide introductions for Saturday Night Live. Pardo missed two shows during the 2013 season after he suffered a broken […]

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    VIZIO recalls 245,000 televisions due to ‘risk of injury’

    VIZIO has recalled 245,000 of its E-Series LED flat-panel televisions due to a possible risk of injury. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the stand assembly can fail and cause the TV to tip over unexpectedly. VIZIO has received 51 reports of tipovers, but no injuries. The recall involves 39-inch and 42-inch TVs. The full list of serial numbers is below. Consumers who own the recalled televisions should detach the stand, put the television in a safe location and […]

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    Like sending messages to friends on Facebook? After this week, you’ll need ‘Messenger’

    Facebook will eliminate messaging from its mobile app later this week in an effort to motivate users to download Facebook Messenger, the company’s messaging app. Users can currently chat with friends using the messages tab within Facebook’s mobile app. However, the tab will soon redirect users to download Messenger. All users will see the change later this week. Facebook told TechCrunch they are making the switch so the company no longer has to support two versions of Messenger. In an official statement […]


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