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'Serial' podcast subject Adnan Syed asks for release from prison

BALTIMORE -- Adnan Syed, the "Serial" podcast subject whose murder conviction was overturned this summer, is asking for a judge to grant his release as he awaits a new trial.

The petition filed Monday by his defense team says Syed would be no ...Read More


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Madea scares away all rivals from top box-office spot

LOS ANGELES -- With Halloween just days away, the box office took a turn to the supernatural, with "Tyler Perry's Boo! A Madea Halloween" taking hold of the top spot and leaving other new releases and holdovers behind.

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Music legend Bobby Vee dies after Alzheimer's battle

MINNEAPOLIS -- Bobby Vee's storied career involved a who's who of rock 'n' roll heroes, including Buddy Holly, Bob Dylan and the Beatles. Even after those ties and his own Billboard chart success, though, he famously remained a humble, hard-...Read More

Health & Spirit

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Belly up to the TV: Binge watching could lead to more stomach fat

Binge watchers, you may want to hit the pause button for this: watching TV has been linked to more belly fat -- even for people who exercise regularly and maintain a healthy weight.

For every hour and a half spent watching TV, abdominal fat ...Read More


Priest accused of attempted rape pleads no contest, gets probation

PHILADELPHIA -- An Archdiocese of Philadelphia priest accused of trying to rape a teenage boy will receive probation after pleading no contest Monday.

Jury selection had been set for Monday for the Rev. James J. Brennan's retrial on charges of ...Read More

Senior Living

Social Security Q&A: Manage benefits with 'my Social Security' online ...

Q: Why should I sign up for a "my Social Security" online account?

A: "my Social Security" gives you a personal online account you can securely use to check your Social Security information and do business with us. With a "mySocial Security" ...Read More


My Pet World: Kathy Ireland extending her passion for fashion to pets

Kathy Ireland's Worldwide brand is 28th most powerful brand in the nation, according to Forbes Magazine, topping $2 billion in licensed products in 2013. When it comes to home decor, the one-time super model is a superstar and more ...Read More

Home & Leisure

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Auto review: The Alfa Romeo 4C's faults make it an intoxicating, ...

Want to buy a new car that's both exclusive and a bargain?

Alfa Romeo has your answer: the 4C Spider.

Where else can you buy a mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive sports car built with a carbon fiber monocoque tub for less than six figures? And, oh yea...Read More


The Mortgage Professor: Is the annual percentage rate a useful disclosure?

When the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau substantially changed mortgage disclosure rules last year, it did not change the status of the annual percentage rate, or APR, as the system's disclosure centerpiece.

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Scarcity of mental health care means patients — especially kids — ...

On any given day, pediatrician Lindsay Irvin estimates a quarter of her patients need psychiatric help. She sees teens who say they are suicidal, and elementary schoolchildren who suffer chest pains stemming from bullying anxiety.

Though she does...Read More



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Republicans tout work with Obama in campaigns

WASHINGTON -- With presidential nominee Donald Trump becoming a weight on down-ballot Republicans, they're tying themselves to an unlikely leader: President Barack Obama.

On Monday, Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, released three radio ads with African-...Read More