Florida to require mental health courses in public schools beginning in sixth grade

recep-bg/iStock(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) - Florida public schools will now be required to offer at least five hours of mental health instruction to all students in sixth through 12th grades every year. The state Board of...

How to keep your pets safe and cool in a heat wave

Chalabala/iStock(NEW YORK) -- With an extreme heat wave set to bake the U.S. from New York City all the way to Kansas City for the next few days, here are some ways to keep your four-legged and furry family members safe...

Carrie Underwood opens up about her workout routine after giving birth

John Shearer/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Between her family, her music career and her clothing brand, country superstar Carrie Underwood definitely keeps busy. And just months after having her second child, her life is back in...

Feds charge pharma execs, pharmacists with conspiring to distribute controlled substances

Darwin Brandis/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Two former pharmaceutical executives and two pharmacists were charged on Thursday by federal prosecutors in Ohio with conspiring to distribute controlled substances. Anthony Rattini, the...

200Th New York firefighter dies from 9/11 illness as funding debate rages on

FDNY(NEW YORK) -- As 9/11 first responders push Congress to extend funding for their care, a grim new marker was reached with the death of the 200th member of the New York City fire department from World Trade Center...

Working women may have slower memory loss later in life than stay-at-home moms, research finds

pixdeluxe/iStock(LOS ANGELES) -- New research found that working mothers had a slower rate of memory decline and loss later in life compared to non-working mothers. The research from a team at the University of...

Year after John McCain's death, July 17 designated Glioblastoma Awareness Day

Movus/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Nearly a year after the death of longtime senator and former presidential candidate John McCain, authorities are calling attention to the disease that claimed his life. Last month, the U.S....

Teen with cancer to wed high school sweetheart

Mollie Landman(MT. PLEASANT, Pa.) -- A Pennsylvania teen won't let a rare form of bone cancer stop him from saying "I do" to his high school sweetheart. Brady Hunker says he was "instantly drawn" to Mollie Landman the...

Wine down in this yoga class that combines vino and vinyasa

fizkes/iStock(LOS ANGELES) -- Un-wine with a yoga class that's all about adding a little flavor to the practice. Vino Vinyasa Yoga, a unique studio in Los Angeles, New York City and Austin, Texas, offers the opportunity...

Social media, screen time linked to depression in teens, study says

Alex Potemkin/iStock(NEW YORK) -- For today's youth, taking a selfie is like second nature. But their connections with social media may be skewing their view of their world. Being a teenager is tough already -- is too...

Cow cuddling is a thing and it costs $75 an hour

Mountain Horse Farm(NAPLES, N.Y.) -- If you love to connect with canines, you'll probably also enjoy cuddling with cows. The practice is fairly common in the Netherlands but far less so in the U.S. Mountain Horse Farm, a...

Ground bison meat responsible for E. coli outbreak in 7 states: CDC

HPhotoswpg/iStock(ATLANTA) -- Ground bison meat has been linked to an E. coli outbreak in seven states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Twenty-one people in Connecticut, Florida,...

Pita Pal Foods hummus products recalled over possible Listeria contamination

TheCrimsonMonkey/iStock(HOUSTON) -- A Houston-based hummus company has recalled nearly 100 products over concerns of a possible Listeria contamination, the company announced. Pita Pal Foods LP issued the voluntary recall...

Child gun deaths lower in states with stricter gun laws

Kameleon007/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Children living in states with stricter gun laws have fewer gun-related deaths, according to a new study in Pediatrics. This was the first study to look at gun laws exclusively in relation...

Why knowing the type of car windows you have could save your life

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- This summer as you hit the road, you might want to check out your car windows. The American Automobile Association (AAA) is out with a new report that says just knowing the type of windows you have in...

New York woman who turns 114 continues to inspire

Courtesy Visiting Nurse Service of New York(NEW YORK) -- Alelia Murphy just made history. On July 6, while wearing a long, elegant yellow dress, white gloves and a tiara, she celebrated her 114th birthday, becoming the...

Eating sugar will actually make you want to eat more sugar

HandmadePictures/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Sugar is addicting -- and science definitely agrees. That's why decreasing your sugar intake or quitting it altogether can be very difficult. Dr. Jennifer Ashton, ABC News' chief...

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...

No injuries at a reported structure fire at a Kearney apartment complex

No injuries at a reported structure fire at a Kearney apartment complex

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

Complete schedules for American Legion Area baseball tournaments

Complete schedules for American Legion Area baseball tournaments

Storm Chasers walk off New Orleans for third straight one-run victory

Storm Chasers walk off New Orleans for third straight one-run victory

Friday's local scoreboard, July 19

Friday's local scoreboard, July 19

Byron Meth takes first-round lead at PBC, but Nebraska natives are in the hunt

Byron Meth takes first-round lead at PBC, but Nebraska natives are in the hunt

Syracuse and Imperial open Class C Junior Legion State Baseball Tournament at Tri County

Syracuse and Imperial open Class C Junior Legion State Baseball Tournament at Tri County