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Randy Travis stuns crowd, sings at Hall of Fame induction

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country singer Randy Travis found his distinctive voice three years after a life-threatening stroke and sang "Amazing Grace" …

Country Music

Google Maps For iOS Now Shows You When Stores Are Busiest, Plus Gas Prices

Just in time for your last-minute holiday shopping plans, Google has rolled out an updated version of its Google Maps iOS application, which will now show you when stores are the busiest. Armed with this information, you can better plan when to visit the location in question in order to avoid the …

13 Packing Hacks That Will Change Your Life

HGTV star David Bromstad helps us break them down.<p>Whether you're going home for the holidays or taking a much-needed vacation, there is travel—and thus the <i>ever-daunting</i> task of packing—in your future.<p>Because every last inch of suitcase real estate counts, and you don't want to wrinkle your …

14 Creepy Abandoned Military Sites From Around the World

Training grounds, remote runways, and missile silos are a strange sight once they've been abandoned.<p>Training grounds, remote runways, and missile silos are a strange sight once they've been abandoned.

U.S. Army

Jerry Jones has allowed the Dallas Cowboys to turn into Team Dysfunction

IRVING, Texas --- Set aside Dez Bryant’s lengthy, profanity-laced locker room tirade. Set aside Greg Hardy’s sexist, flippant comments.<p>Forget for a moment Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett’s repeated attempts to address these issues, or the team’s media relations department’s inability to rein in …

NFL

Don't blame Dallas fans for cheering for Greg Hardy

When Dallas Cowboys fans cheer a Greg Hardy sack or go crazy after Hardy tips a ball that’s intercepted, do they become vile by association, having chosen to cheer for a man convicted for domestic violence and a lowlife who, rather than shutting up and trying to become a better human being, chooses …

NFL

Dallas TV Anchor Goes Off On Greg Hardy’s ‘Innocent’ Twitter Bio Claim

1,301<p>Dale Hansen doesn’t appear to like Greg Hardy or the idea of Hardy playing for the Dallas Cowboys.<p>Hansen, a sportscaster at WFAA-TV in Texas, …

NFL

Best Tiny Travel Trailers: From Airstream to Teardrop

We're rounding up some of the smallest, coolest trailers we could find. Although we would have loved to test each and every one of these, the list is …

RVs

The Best Donut Shop In Every State

<i>By: Kristin Hunt</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock/Jennifer Bui</i><p>Homer Simpson isn't exactly known for sage thinking, but he did create one important mantra: "Mmm donuts." Clearly he knew something we didn't, because 23 years after the insatiable patriarch first uttered his signature line, everyone is outright …

Want cheap airfare? This is the best day to book a plane ticket

Hoping to snag the best price on a plane ticket? Try booking almost seven weeks in advance.<p>CheapAir.com analyzed nearly 5 million trips last year and found the best prices for domestic airfarewere booked, on average, 47 days ahead of the departure date. The year before, the sweet spot was 54 …

Flying

Duck Face Is Over. The New Selfie Face Is Fish Gape.

Trade your duck lips for fish lips.<p>I remember a time when there were only two options for facial expressions in photos: smiling and accidental blinking. Nowadays, if you scroll through your Instagram feed, there's a new pose: It's open-mouthed and slightly toothy. It's the cooler, more flattering …

Selena Gomez

This Is What the Largest Hotel Penthouse in America Looks Like

The Mark Hotel's penthouse has five bedrooms, four fireplaces, six bathrooms, two powder rooms, two wet bars—and a ballroom with 26-foot ceilings.<p>Get your guest list ready—there's room for a crowd here.<p>The Mark Hotel on New York's Upper East Side recently unveiled a 12,000-square-foot penthouse, …

Stay Mosquito Bite-Free All Summer With This Natural Hack

Whether your propensity to attract mosquitoes is in your genes or not, the pesky bugs are a real summertime <i>buzz</i>kill.<p>Bug spray and citronella are effective at keeping them away, but according to a video by the San Francisco Globe, there's an even easier, more natural way to get them to leave you …

The Dirty Little Secret of Small Space Living

Maybe you've wondered, as you flipped through tours of impossibly uncluttered, impossibly small spaces on sites like ours: where is all the <i>stuff</i>? Do …

Weekend Storms Slam North, Central Texas, DFW Area

<b>Follow CBSDFW.COM:</b> <b>Facebook |</b> <b>Twitter</b><p><b>DENTON (CBSDFW.COM)</b> — Rainfall in some parts of Texas reached record levels overnight, resulting in many rivers …

Weather

How to find the cheapest possible flights

Here’s a travel tip: It’s not just Google Flights that’s revolutionizing the cheap-airfare game.<p>I was supposed to have been at a friend’s house for …

The Breathing Trick That Puts You to Sleep in Seconds

Sweet slumber can be yours in a minute or less.<p>Nothing is worse than lying awake at night, willing your brain to shut down so you can rest. Warm milk, lavender oil, and counting sheep — we've all tried them. But the new solution could be simply learning to breathe.<p>What is it?<p>The 4-7-8 breathing …

‘Damn Simple' Tiny House Costs Just $1,200 To Build Yourself

(Photo Credit: Relaxshacks)<p>If you thought you could <i>never</i> live in a tiny house, think again.<p>This tiny A-frame cabin is just 80 square feet at its base, but it packs a totally livable punch. Inside, there’s a bed, storage space, sink, mini-fridge and overhead loft. Open up the roof extension, and …

Texas ice cream maker likely aware of Listeria problems in 2013: FDA | Reuters

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries likely knew as early as 2013 of a Listeria problem at its Oklahoma plant and did not do enough to make sure its factory was sanitized, according to documents from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.<p>The documents released on Thursday and …

Is the bus finally sexy?

This is not the bus you remember.<p>Last year, a company called Vonlane started running regular bus service between Dallas and Austin, Texas. But instead of being crammed in a smelly old coach, Vonlane outfitted its buses with less than half the usual number of seats.<p>The seats themselves are leather, …

Transportation

Colleges that boost your salary the most

Where you go to school can have a huge effect on your salary.<p>Grads of California Institute of Technology increased their earnings by 49%, on average, just by attending that school, according to a new study from the Brookings Institution. The average alumni made $126,200 a year at mid-career, …

College & University

Beautiful Bookcases You Can Make Yourself

(Image credit: Nur Noch)<p>Books are a glorious albatross around the neck of any literature lover. All those hard copies are a pain to move and store, …

Why Y'all REALLY Need to Wash Your Sheets More Often

At minimum, you should wash your sheets once a week, says Philip Tierno, Jr., Ph.D., director of clinical microbiology and immunology at New York University's Langone Medical Center.<p>That’s because the second you crawl into your sheets, you’re infecting them with your constantly-shedding skin (you …

Fifty Shades of Grey

Male Hooters-Style Restaurant Tallywackers Will Serve Beefcake to Hungry Dallas Residents

Beefcake: It's what's for dinner. There's a new restaurant opening up in Dallas, Texas, and its signature dish is hot men. According to a Facebook …

Before She Died, This Mom Wrote an Incredibly Powerful Obituary for Herself

Grab some tissues before you read this.<p>Massachusetts mom Beth O'Rourke died of cancer last week, leaving behind a loving husband and two children. But before she passed away, she left behind an amazingly inspiring message about love, loss, and faith.<p>O'Rourke wrote her own obituary, which was posted …

Terrible Tuesday: April 10, 1979 in Wichita Falls, Texas