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Suicide attacker kills 10 civilians in Kabul

KABUL -- At least 10 people were killed by a suicide attacker who targeted a vehicle carrying provincial court staff near the Afghan capital Wednesday, an official said.

The attacker was waiting for the bus in the Kabul suburb of Shahrak-e ...Read More

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Tech Q&A: Helping an iPad find a better Internet connection

Q: We have two PCs and two iPads, but only my iPad 2 is having trouble doing Internet searches and playing streaming videos. I get error messages that say Apple's Safari Web browser can't find the server or that there's a "playback error" on a ...Read More

Entertainment

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Redbox's Top 10 DVD rentals

The Top 10 DVD rentals at Redbox kiosks for the week of May 16:

1. The Revenant (2015) -- Fox

2. Dirty Grandpa -- Lionsgate

3. The 5th Wave -- Sony

4. The Witch -- Lionsgate

5. Sisters (2015) -- Universal

6. Daddy's Home -- Paramount

7. The...Read More

Health & Spirit

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Health

Obamacare is helping millions get health care, survey finds

More than 60 percent of working-age Americans who signed up for Medicaid or a private health plan through the Affordable Care Act are getting health care that they couldn't previously get, a new nationwide survey indicates.

And consumers are ...Read More

Religion

Pastor at Saddleback Church turned his life around while serving 25-to-...

LAKE FOREST, Calif. -- Danny Duchene dropped to his knees as pastor Rick Warren led a prayer over him, the recently named pastor for Saddleback Church's prison ministry.

"The greatest feeling in life is being used by God for something larger than...Read More

Senior Living

Social Security Q&A: Social Security statement

Q: What is a Social Security Statement, and how can I get a copy?

A: Your online Social Security Statement gives you secure and convenient access to your earnings records. It also shows estimates for retirement, disability, and survivors benefits...Read More

Women

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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Automotive

Toyota invests in Uber

DETROIT -- Toyota said Tuesday it is investing in Uber, the nation's largest ride-hailing service, and the companies will explore new leasing options for Uber drivers.

Neither company disclosed the size and scope of the investment. The companies ...Read More

Consumer

The Mortgage Professor: Borrower decisions on a HECM reverse mortgages

When a borrower is weighing whether or not to take out a home equity conversion mortgage -- the reverse mortgage offered through the Federal Housing Administration -- there are three key decisions to consider.

The first applies to the draw ...Read More

Gardening

On Gardening: Bananas in containers offer thrilling tropical foliage

When it comes to selecting a thriller plant for your mixed container, I would like to put forth the idea of using a banana. They have the ability to instantly capture the imagination of all who gaze upon them and there is an immediate sense of ...Read More

Parents

Pets

Henrietta the hog comes home

SILER CITY, N.C. -- Henrietta's home.

The pig found earless and with a big, bony mass on her foreleg in Sampson County earlier this year has moved to Pig Pals of NC, a sanctuary for miniature pigs.

At 400 pounds, there's nothing miniature about ...Read More

Knowledge

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History

A thought for the day

A thought for the day: When men reach their 60s and retire, they go to pieces. Women just go right on cooking. -- Gail Sheehy

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Science & Technology

Tech Q&A: Helping an iPad find a better Internet connection

Q: We have two PCs and two iPads, but only my iPad 2 is having trouble doing Internet searches and playing streaming videos. I get error messages that say Apple's Safari Web browser can't find the server or that there's a "playback error" on a ...Read More

Weather

150,000 homeless in Bangladesh after cyclone hits

DHAKA, Bangladesh-- Twenty-four people died and nearly 150,000 were rendered homeless in Bangladesh after a tropical cyclone from the Bay of Bengal pounded the coastal districts of the South Asian country, officials said Sunday.

Those who lost ...Read More

Politics

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Bernie Sanders: Disney is not such a happy place for its workers

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Bernie Sanders, darting across Southern California on Tuesday, used Disney, a company renowned for evoking happiness, to rail against a decidedly bleak topic: economic inequality.

The Vermont senator accused the Fortune 500 ...Read More