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Op-Ed: A tale of two 'classic' movies about teenage angst

John Hughes' beloved 1980s teen drama “The Breakfast Club” turned thirty years old last weekend, while the iconic James Dean flick “Rebel without a Cause” will be sixty later this year. Which movie holds up better today? You may be surprised.

Relax — marijuana doesn't lower IQ after all

Oxford - Despite several hyped headlines to the contrary, a large new study proves that marijuana use does not lower IQ in teens one bit.

Girl who sued parents accuses boyfriend of domestic violence

Morristown - Rachel Canning, 18, took her boyfriend Lucas Kitzmiller, also 18, to court accusing him of choking her. Authorities are taking note that this is the same boyfriend her parents were asking Canning to dump.

Insurance premiums skyrocket when teens sit behind the wheel

According to a recent report issued by, the insurance policy premium for a married couple jumps by a national average of 79 percent when adding a teenage driver to the roster.

Israel accuses six of roles in brutal slaying

Jerusalem - Israel said Sunday that it had arrested six Jewish suspects in the slaying of a Palestinian teen abducted from an East Jerusalem street on July 2.

Bodies of missing Israeli teens found near Hebron

Jerusalem - Three Israeli teens who vanished from the West Bank and were feared kidnapped more than two weeks ago were found murdered Monday in a field near Hebron.

Study: Teen smokers favor flavored 'cigarillos'

Advertising smoking products for kids has long been banned in North America. Despite that a new study found that teens greatly prefer flavored smoking brands to unflavored ones.

Gunfire rings out as Israel searches West Bank for missing teens

Ramallah - Gunfire rang out in the streets of Jenin on Wednesday as militants opened fire on Israeli troops conducting house-to-house searches for three teenagers believed kidnapped from near a settlement last week.

Israel wants Palestinian Authority to help find missing teens

Hebron - Israel has asked the Palestinian Authority to help locate three teenagers believed abducted near a Jewish settlement near Hebron.

'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother'- 14yo carries 7yo brother 65 km

A 14-year-old Michigan teenager raised awareness about cerebral palsy by walking 65 kilometers or 40 miles with his seven-year-old brother strapped to his back. Hunter Gandee carried Braden, who has cerebral palsy from Bedford to Ann Arbor.

Op-Ed: Your teen has 78 friends they’ve never met. Here’s why

Well, if there’s one thing your trope-of-a-teen is, she’s social. And “social media,” that nondescript phrase we plaster on everything from Snapchat to Facebook, is a teen’s hive.

Two teens arrested in attack on driver who struck boy

Detroit - Two teens have been arrested in Detroit for beating a man who allegedly struck a boy with his vehicle. A 17-year-old and a 16-year-old were taken into custody Saturday as the leaders of a mob that attacked the man according to authorities.

Mexican teen stabs best friend over naked 'selfies'

A 16-year-old Mexican girl is dead after posting provocative photos she took with her best friend online, and that best friend is accused of the crime.

Is the Facebook WhatsApp buy about defense in emerging markets?

Facebook's $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp appears to be a defensive move among teen users and the broader mobile environment, but is it really about international and emerging markets?

With data breaches hitting SnapChat, a new rival emerges in Wickr

As security issues continue to plague the SnapChat mobile photo sharing application, a rival service appears ready to exploit the weakness.

New video game tries to combat cyberbullying

A new simulation video game from Pixelberry Studios is teaming up with The Cybersmile Foundation to battle many issues a typical high school student goes through, including bullying.

Bored Oklahoma teens kill baseball player

Three Oklahoma teens are charged with the murder of an Australian baseball player. the teens claimed they were, "bored" and "wanted to see someone die."

Teens hate Facebook but can't leave

While the number of Facebook accounts continues to grow, interest continues to decline among teens who have started turning to Twitter and Instagram.

One in 10 U.S. teenagers uses 'study drugs'

A new report indicates that one in ten teenagers in the U.S. are using "study drugs" (stimulant medicines). Many of these drugs are not designed or approved for keeping someone alert or even awake.

New trend: Photos of Japanese teens devouring humans

A new anime called Shingeki no Kyojin or Attack on Titans sparks a new trend for memes in Japan. Inspired by the concept of the anime, Japanese teens are utilizing camera angles to portray themselves as giants.

Link between teen moms and obesity

New research, conducted by the University of Michigan, has discovered a probable link between teen moms and a higher risk of obesity later in life.

Teens allegedly tried to poison teacher with sanitizer

Newport News - Two teens in Virginia are currently under investigation after it was alleged they tried to poison their teacher. The students have been arrested and reportedly admitted to the crime.

Teens unearth ancient skull in Kansas City

Kansas City - Two teens in Kansas City found what experts believe to possibly be a prehistoric skull. The teens had been walking along a creek bed when they'd uncovered the bones and then found a tooth.

Homicide: Number Two Killer of Teens in America

Homicide and teens are two words which are being used together at an alarming rate. With school shootings or attempted shootings reported daily, parents and officials struggle to understand this tragic trend.

Video: Chicago teens start wild brawl outside Ford City Mall

Chicago - A video posted to YouTube shows part of a wild brawl outside Ford City Mall, Chicago involving scores of teenagers. Police arrested nineteen teenagers during the brawl that shut down the shopping mall and left two people with minor injuries.

Half of Toronto 2013 homicides are teens

Toronto - On Family Day in Toronto too many parents are mourning their lost children. This year in Toronto there have been eight homicides. Of those homicides eight of the victims have been teenagers.

Video: 200+ teen flash mob at mall transforms into 'flash brawl'

Baton Rouge - What was supposed to be a Saturday night flash mob at a mall in Louisiana turned into a "flash brawl" where a mass fight took place with around 200 teenage participants.

Teen girls drug parents' milkshakes to use Internet

Rocklin - Trying to circumvent a strict Internet usage policy, two Northern California teenagers drugged one of the girl’s parents’ milkshakes. The parents regularly shut off the Internet at 10 p.m. so the girls came up with a plan to extend the curfew.

Presence of specific gene triggers alcohol abuse in teenagers

A research team reveals that the presence of a specific type of gene in an individual could cause them to binge drink by boosting levels of a happy brain chemical triggered by alcohol.

U.K. considering minimum alcohol pricing

A U.K. government agency has come out in support of proposals for a minimum price for alcoholic drinks. The idea is that by stopping alcoholic drinks from being sold too cheaply, this will deter vulnerable people.
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