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Scientists: Americans are becoming weather wimps
We’ve become weather wimps.
Doctors say cut to food stamps could backfire
Doctors are warning that if Congress cuts food stamps, the federal government could be socked with bigger health bills. Maybe not immediately, they say, but over time if the poor wind up in doctors’ offices or hospitals as a result.
Landlord using blow torch to thaw water pipes starts house fire
Jack Webb, battalion chief of the fire department in this New Hampshire community near the Massachusetts border, said he and his fellow firefighters watching a television program Saturday morning that warned viewers about the danger of using blow torches to thaw frozen water pipes.
VIDEO: Deep freeze grips much of U.S.
Temperatures could plummet to record lows across much of the US, as a "polar vortex" brings extremely cold air and powerful winds to much of the US. Wind Chill Warnings are in effect from Montana to Alabama.
Experts warn of danger in cold
There’s cold. And then there’s subzero, frostbite cold.
Here’s a look at some of the problems that arise when temperatures plummet and how to stay safe if you venture outdoors.
Inhofe: Won't 'cave in'
Asked if he thinks there will be more of a spirit of bipartisanship in the U.S. Senate during the upcoming 2014 congressional session in Washington, Oklahoma U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe said “I hope not.”
10 easy-to-do steps to lower economic stress in 2014
Resolutions are usually a terrible way to effect change. Changing habits involves changing your lifestyle, and that requires a deep commitment that most of us lack. If you've resolved to get your financial life in order, I offer 10 important and easy-to-do steps.
Raw: Giant panda cub gets comfy in her new home
Taiwan-born giant panda cub "Yuan Zai" moves to her new home on December 24 in Taipei Zoo before making public debut on January 6, next year.
States make moves toward paid family leave
Rhode Island, where paid family leave was approved by wide margins in the state House and Senate in just one session in July, joins California and New Jersey as the only states to offer workers family leave that is paid not by taxpayers or employers but, like Social Security, out of a pool of employee paycheck contributions.
Fungus threatens global banana supply
A new article in Nature brings the alarming news that the fungus threatening the global banana supply - or at least what most Americans think of as bananas - is spreading to more counties.
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