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Don't forget your child's back to school eye exam Video included

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Having good eye-sight is the key to kicking off each school year on the right foot.

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Getting kids on good sleep routine in time for school year Video included

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Jumping into a new school year means tackling your child's sleep schedule.

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Man named as key witness in Rory Wanner murder charged in separate case Video included

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The man named as a key witness in the Rory Wanner murder case is arraigned on separate charges Wednesday. 

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Gunshots near Lolo Peak Fire halt fire fighting operations

As if fighting major fires wasn't stressful enough, gunshots were fired in the Mill Creek area of the Lolo Peak Fire which put a halt to fire operations. Reports say it was only a homeowner that was shooting at rodents, but it still presented a threat that caused firefighters to return to safety zones.
 

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"AK-47 Bandit" to appear in court for arraignment

A Montana man known as the "AK-47 Bandit" is scheduled for arraignment before a federal judge in Nebraska tomorrow. He faces four federal charges. 

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Arby’s is selling a new menu item for the Game of Thrones finale

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Arby's has come up with a way to savor Sunday's season-finale of HBO's "Game of Thrones."  Arby's will offer the smoked turkey leg, which looks similar to the kind sold at theme parks.  The turkey leg is described as "seasoned with salt and brown sugar, smoked and slow-roasted to perfection." It's only being sold in nine cities around the US --  including Fargo, North Dakota.  The turkey leg will only be available for a limited time. More>>

ESPN radio host arrested in Wyoming for misdemeanor criminal entry

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Teton County Sheriff's Office confirms to KULR-8 ESPN longtime radio host, Ryen Russillo was arrested Wednesday.

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$30 lottery ticket worth $250,000

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If you are buying a Powerball ticket... Make sure you check your numbers carefully. Even if you don't win the big pot of money you could still come away with a nice sum of cash.

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ESPN pulls announcer Robert Lee from UVA game

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With all of the current controversy surrounding Confederate monuments, some people are now questioning a decision made by ESPN.  

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Crews prepare for potential thunderstorms as they battle the Lolo Peak fire

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Potential thunderstorms are headed for Western Montana where the Lolo Peak fire is burning at 31,000 acres. It's still unclear what this thunderstorm could mean for the battle fire crews are up against. Crews are making progress against this raging wildfire, but officials say they'll need hefty amounts of rain to really knock these flames down. They are hoping for the best, and preparing for the worst. Public Information Officer Jordan Koppen says crews are preparing by getting as m... More>>

Let's pretend you won the lottery! Now what?

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When it comes to the lottery, it's fun to dream about winning. But as the saying goes, money doesn't necessarily buy happiness. Winning the lottery can actually make your life harder.  

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It's move in day at MSU! Here's everything you need to know

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Its move in day! Montana State University will be introducing its freshman class Wednesday morning.  

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Swipe right for danger: Smart phone apps, upgrades parents need to know Video included

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It's a new school year, and that means new updates on your kid's favorite apps. They seem to always be changing, but are some recent supposed upgrades taking things too far? We went to the experts themselves, your teens, to find out.

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Back-to-School: Helping students deal with anxiety Video included

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It's understandable that many students have a few butterflies on their first few days of school. Other students go through something worse, full on anxiety.

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Safety tips for getting your children to school on the first day Video included

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Kids head back to school on Thursday for District 2 in Billings but have you talked about safety with your kids yet? Meadowlark Elementary School parents and students got to meet their teachers and tour their school on Tuesday night to help get adjusted. Building familiarity with your child's school is a big part of ensuring that everyone kicks off the new school year safely. Meadowlark principal Stacy Lemelin spoke about what parents need to do to ensure their child's safety gettin... More>>

Keeping public parks safe in Billings Video included

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Parks and Recreation have been working around the clock to keep needles out of parks.

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Powerball jackpot increases to $700 million

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Your chance to be a multimillionaire is almost here!

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Verizon tweaks prices, cuts video quality on unlimited plans

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Verizon is raising the price of its unlimited plan while introducing a slightly cheaper, more limited version as wireless carriers battle each other for customers.

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State releases long-awaited radioactive oil waste disposal rules

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The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) last week published draft rules to oversee the disposal of radioactive oil waste in the State of Montana. 

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S. Carolina couple welcomes their own Eclipse, a baby girl

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Once upon a time they were falling in love. A South Carolina couple has welcomed a baby girl whom they named for the celestial event that had millions across the country on the edge of their seats.

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Your health: New study suggests mammograms at age 40

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It's often confusing for women to know when and how often to get a mammogram. Now a new study may help clear up that debate. Researchers compared three of the most common recommendations for screening mammography. They found beginning yearly screenings at age 40 would reduce the number of breast cancer deaths by 40%. That's significantly more than guidelines that call for less frequent screenings starting at older ages.  More>>

Your money: Target debuts sensory-friendly clothing for kids

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Target has launched a line of sensory-friendly kid's clothes, catering to children with special needs. The apparel includes items with heat-transferred labels instead of tags, flat seams and one-dimensional graphic tees. In a blog post, Target says the selections are all designed to minimize discomfort when in contact with a child's skin. Target says prices range from $4.50 to $7. The company plans to expand the line this fall to include "adaptive pieces" that address the ne... More>>

Yellowstone County garbage rates could increase

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The Yellowstone County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing September 5 to determine whether to raise residential rates by five dollars. The discussion involves increasing the fee charged by the county solid waste disposal district from 15 dollars to 20. The county commission wants to increase the fee because of projected increases in the cost to dispose of the waste.

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Man who shot Ohio judge was father of player convicted of rape

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Records show an Ohio judge shot and wounded outside his courthouse was overseeing a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the man suspected of shooting him. Authorities say suspect Nathaniel Richmond was fatally shot by the judge's bailiff during the Monday altercation. The judge also fired shots. Jefferson County Judge Joseph Bruzzese (bruh-ZEEZ') Jr. underwent emergency surgery after the shooting and is expected to survive. Richmond was the father of a Steubenville High School football... More>>

People gather from all over the world to view the eclipse in Grand Teton National Park Video included

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People came from around the world to see the total eclipse in Grand Teton National Park. It was predicted to be the busiest day in the history of the park. The park was packed with eclipse watchers, who came to northwest Wyoming days ago. Grand Teton National Park has had record visitation for years. People come here to see the stunning beauty of the Tetons. But on this day, there were a lot more people than normal, by daybreak. By 7:30 a.m., all of the parking lots were full, inclu...

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Here's what you can do with your solar eclipse glasses Video included

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Now that the solar eclipse has passed over our state, you might be wondering what to do with your solar eclipse glasses.

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MSU- Billings hosted a solar eclipse viewing party Video included

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The MSUB Department of Biological and Physical Science hosted an eclipse viewing party Monday morning that was free for everyone and was full of food, science, and fun. The department passed out 250 pairs of solar glasses in preparation for the eclipse. The once in a lifetime event occurred Monday morning between 10:30 and 12:45 prompting many to head outside to take a look up at the sky.  MSUB biology professor, James Baron said, "The cool thing about this is the viewing p... More>>

Solar eclipse watchers gathered on the Rims to witness the phenomenon Video included

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Ninety-five percent of the total solar eclipse was seen in Billings Monday. Many people headed to the Rims to view the solar eclipse above the city.

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Judge orders Montana congressman photographed, fingerprinted

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Montana Rep. Greg Gianforte has lost his bid to avoid being booked, photographed and fingerprinted for assaulting a reporter the day before he was elected in May.

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Changes to evacuation orders on Lolo Peak fire as crews make progress

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Coming off a weekend which fire officials considered the most critical of the fire so far, crews make good progress on the Lolo Peak fire burning more than 31,000 acres near Missoula. Hundreds of people are still under evacuation and two homes have been lost, along with out buildings. There is still no containment and fire danger exists, but there were some changes to evacuations statuses due to hard work by firefighters. According to the Ravalli County Sheriff's Offi... More>>

Rose Park spends their last summer day with furry friends Video included

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What better way to spend a hot day with your furry pals than at the pool. .

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MontanaFair wrap up Video included

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MontanaFair is over and as MetraPark clears out all equipment and rides, general manager Bill Dutcher said we've had a successful week and we couldn't have done it without all the engineers and employees on staff.

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4-H kids say goodbye to their animals Video included

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Over the last week, KULR 8 introduced you to some amazing 4-H kids. Now, those kids who have proudly shown their animals, have to part with them.

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Filling firefighters' boots for a cause Video included

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Billings firefighters and IAFF local 521 have partnered with the muscular dystrophy association for their annual fill the boot campaign.

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Woman stuck in swimming pool turns to Facebook for help

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A New Hampshire woman who became stuck in a swimming pool after the ladder broke turned to Facebook to ask for help getting out.

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Griz offense shines in second scrimmage of fall camp

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The Montana Grizzly defense might have stolen the show last week in the first scrimmage of fall camp. But the offense would not be denied Saturday as they racked up 24 first downs and nearly 400 yards of total offense.  

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Bowling Green kicker drills 53-yard field goal to earn scholarship Video included

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An Ohio college football player kicked his way onto a full ride scholarship. Bowling Green State University sophomore Jake Suder was set to play this upcoming football season without a scholarship. Head coach Mike Jinks said he could earn one if he made a 53-yard field goal. Suder drilled it through the uprights, earning a full ride scholarship for the rest of his time at school. In 2016, Suder was the team's primary kicker, making 9-of-12 field goal attempts and 35-of-38 extra points. More>>

Crow Tribe members celebrate 99th Crow Fair

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"Crow tradition and our family is all we got," said event organizer Seth Whiteclay. 

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Partially nude photos result in educator's license suspension Video included

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As students embark on their next school year, questions are finally being answered as to why former assistant principal Sarah Sheldon stepped down unexpectedly last December.

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No reported cases of canine influenza in Montana despite fears

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Reports of several cases of canine illnesses with similar symptoms to canine influenza spread through Montana causing pet owners to be alarmed. 

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Gov. Bullock announces Montana’s unemployment rate remains at ideal levels

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Governor Steve Bullock today announced Montana’s unemployment rate remained at 3.9% in July. The U.S. unemployment rate declined by 0.1 percentage point to 4.3% after a slight uptick last month.

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Vietnam wall replica leaves Will James Middle School Sunday Video included

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A traveling Vietnam Memorial exhibit is on display at Will James Middle School now through Sunday.

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White House strategist Steve Bannon is out

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White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is leaving his White House post. That's according to two people familiar with the decision who demanded anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss private conversations.

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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

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A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media.

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Cops: Mom burned son, put him on leash, locked him in cage

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A Pennsylvania mother is accused of burning her 3-year-old with chemicals, putting him on a leash and keeping him in a dog cage.

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Missoula Animal Control helping place animals during evacuations

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The Lolo Peak Fire raging on at 15,000 acres and in close proximity to Highway 93 is putting hundreds of people out of their homes. For people with pets, this puts them in a tough spot. Animal Control has stepped up and is offering shelter options. The staff there have been working extremely long hours as they've been flooded with calls from residents wondering what to do with their pets and livestock. Animal Control is housing cats and dogs at their facility. Fo... More>>

High school girl plays running back for football team

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One Iowa high school is excited about a freshman running back playing for its football team this year. But this player stands out from the rest. 

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Can you take pictures of the solar eclipse? Yes, but take proper precautions

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As you may know, if you look at a solar eclipse without proper eye wear it can do serious damage to your eyes. 

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Man uses solar eclipse glasses as a fundraiser for Billings rocket camps

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CEO of Big Sky Science Education Enhancement, Henry Lafever decided to jump on the solar eclipse glasses early.

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Eclipse safety for your pets

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We all know that humans need special protection to view the solar eclipse, but what about your pets? 

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Montana's ties to the Barcelona attack Video included

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At least 13 people are dead and 100 others injured after a van plowed through a crowded Barcelona street today. 

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Watch: Bear takes a dip in Lockwood woman's koi pond Video included

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When a bear in Lockwood found life in the wild too stressful, he sought serenity and bliss in a koi pond.

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Eddie Sanchez Arrested

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A press release from Helena Police Department said that Eddie Sanchez was arrested in Salt Lake City by the SLC Police Department on his outstanding warrants. 

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  • CMR Girls Soccer Focusing on Working Hard This Season

    CMR Girls Soccer Focusing on Working Hard This Season

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 9:08 PM EDT2017-08-24 01:08:45 GMT

    The C.M. Russell girls soccer team has a lot more seniors than last year. The Rustlers return six, which head coach Willie Pyette says four will actually see the field a lot this season.

    The C.M. Russell girls soccer team has a lot more seniors than last year. The Rustlers return six, which head coach Willie Pyette says four will actually see the field a lot this season.

  • GFCC Volleyball Motto: Relentless Pursuit

    GFCC Volleyball Motto: Relentless Pursuit

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 9:07 PM EDT2017-08-24 01:07:36 GMT
    Last season, the Great Falls Central Mustangs volleyball team took second place in the both the 7-C District and Northern C Divisional Tournaments. It was also the first time in ten years that GFCC competed in the Class C state tournament. Head coach Danielle Baeth says the end goal for her team is to get back to that same post-season spot. The Lady Mustangs say they've learned that last year's competitors at the state tourney were taller than them. Senior Sara Tarum says the team ha...
    Last season, the Great Falls Central Mustangs volleyball team took second place in the both the 7-C District and Northern C Divisional Tournaments. It was also the first time in ten years that GFCC competed in the Class C state tournament. Head coach Danielle Baeth says the end goal for her team is to get back to that same post-season spot. The Lady Mustangs say they've learned that last year's competitors at the state tourney were taller than them. Senior Sara Tarum says the team ha...
  • Hellgate Football is Back

    Hellgate Football is Back

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 8:18 PM EDT2017-08-24 00:18:05 GMT
    The Hellgate Knights had to take the 2016 season off because of a lack of numbers, but now the varsity squad is back and led by new Head Coach Mick Morris.  “You know I like a challenge the last couple schools I’ve been at have been similar situations I like the excitement of building something especially Hellgate it's something fresh," said Morris.  "I think for the most part for us it's understanding our goal our goal isn’t to win a state cham...
    The Hellgate Knights had to take the 2016 season off because of a lack of numbers, but now the varsity squad is back and led by new Head Coach Mick Morris.  “You know I like a challenge the last couple schools I’ve been at have been similar situations I like the excitement of building something especially Hellgate it's something fresh," said Morris.  "I think for the most part for us it's understanding our goal our goal isn’t to win a state cham...
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  • Arby’s is selling a new menu item for the Game of Thrones finale

    Arby’s is selling a new menu item for the Game of Thrones finale

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 6:35 PM EDT2017-08-23 22:35:08 GMT
    Arby's has come up with a way to savor Sunday's season-finale of HBO's "Game of Thrones."  Arby's will offer the smoked turkey leg, which looks similar to the kind sold at theme parks.  The turkey leg is described as "seasoned with salt and brown sugar, smoked and slow-roasted to perfection." It's only being sold in nine cities around the US --  including Fargo, North Dakota.  The turkey leg will only be available for a limited time.
    Arby's has come up with a way to savor Sunday's season-finale of HBO's "Game of Thrones."  Arby's will offer the smoked turkey leg, which looks similar to the kind sold at theme parks.  The turkey leg is described as "seasoned with salt and brown sugar, smoked and slow-roasted to perfection." It's only being sold in nine cities around the US --  including Fargo, North Dakota.  The turkey leg will only be available for a limited time.
  • Swipe right for danger: Smart phone apps, upgrades parents need to know

    Swipe right for danger: Smart phone apps, upgrades parents need to know

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 12:55 AM EDT2017-08-23 04:55:52 GMT

    It's a new school year, and that means new updates on your kid's favorite apps. They seem to always be changing, but are some recent supposed upgrades taking things too far? We went to the experts themselves, your teens, to find out.

    It's a new school year, and that means new updates on your kid's favorite apps. They seem to always be changing, but are some recent supposed upgrades taking things too far? We went to the experts themselves, your teens, to find out.

  • Verizon tweaks prices, cuts video quality on unlimited plans

    Verizon tweaks prices, cuts video quality on unlimited plans

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 2:45 PM EDT2017-08-22 18:45:06 GMT

    Verizon is raising the price of its unlimited plan while introducing a slightly cheaper, more limited version as wireless carriers battle each other for customers.

    Verizon is raising the price of its unlimited plan while introducing a slightly cheaper, more limited version as wireless carriers battle each other for customers.

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