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  • Square logo.jpg Scientists: Americans are becoming weather wimps

    We’ve become weather wimps.

    January 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Square logo.jpg 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.

    January 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • nh-house-fire.jpg 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.

    January 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • Monday-cold.jpg 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.

    January 7, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ice 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.

    January 6, 2014 1 Photo

  • INHOFE-3.jpg 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.”

    January 4, 2014 2 Photos

  • Money-100s.jpg 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. 

    December 31, 2013 1 Photo

  • panda.jpg 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.

    December 30, 2013 1 Photo

  • 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.

    December 30, 2013

  • 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.

    December 26, 2013

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