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Mylan shareholders back Perrigo takeover

PITTSBURGH -- Mylan shareholders on Friday approved the generic drug maker's proposed acquisition of the Perrigo Co. and authorized Mylan's plans to issue shares to complete the hostile transaction. Mylan said it soon will ask Perrigo shareholders...Read More


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Key Apple Music executive Ian Rogers is leaving the company

Ian Rogers, a key figure in Apple's new streaming music service, is leaving the company.

Rogers was the chief executive of Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine's Beats Music. He joined Apple last year when the Cupertino, Calif., tech giant bought Beats Music...Read More

Health & Spirit

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New code may make 'turning off' cancer cells possible

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Cancer researchers dream of the day they can force tumor cells to morph back to the normal cells they once were. Now, researchers on Mayo Clinic's Florida campus have discovered a way to potentially reprogram cancer cells ...Read More


Former Vatican ambassador accused of child abuse dies

ROME -- A former Vatican ambassador to the Dominican Republic who was due to face charges of sexually abusing children and possessing child pornography has died of natural causes, the Vatican said Friday.

Jozef Wesolowski was originally due to ...Read More

Senior Living

Social Security Q&A: Can my wife qualify for benefits on my record?

Q: My wife didn't work enough to earn 40 credits to qualify for Social Security retirement benefits. Can she qualify on my record?

A: Even if your spouse has never worked under Social Security, she can, at full retirement age, receive a benefit...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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Larry Printz: You don't need to spend a lot to get a great ride

You know the drill. You're out to buy a new car or truck, just aching for that new ride, but then you check your finances. Sigh. Looks like you might have to bike to work.

But don't despair. There is an answer.

Any buyer can get the essence of a...Read More


The Mortgage Professor: Choosing the best type of mortgage

Mortgage borrowers choosing between different types of mortgages face a puzzle, and that puzzle may be particularly perplexing today. Interest rates remain low by historic standards, and the spread between fixed- and adjustable-rate mortgages ...Read More


On Gardening: Beebalm species are a magnet for flying creatures

If you are into bees, butterflies and hummingbirds, then by all means put the monarda or beebalm species at the top of your must-plant list. I find it amusing that in more than 20 years of garden writing, I've never touted a beebalm. I've always ...Read More


Tantrum proof: How to raise children who don't feel entitled

No one wants to be the parent of a child going viral in a video, screaming in a restaurant or throwing a tantrum in the cereal aisle. So how can parents form a foundation that fights back against a culture in which it seems kids are entitled to ...Read More


Paw washer, other pet products come to rescue of dog, cat owners

Dog and cat owners take note: Several pet-related products have come on the market recently to make your life easier -- and cater to your favorite pet.

Paw Boss

There are certain unpleasant aspects to having a canine companion. Dog breath. ...Read More


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A thought for the day

A thought for the day: I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. -- Martin Luther King Jr.

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Science & Technology

New iPhone expected at Apple event on Sept. 9

SAN FRANCISCO -- Apple has announced plans for a new product event Sept. 9 in San Francisco, where the giant tech company is expected to show off new iPhones and other gadgets eagerly anticipated by consumers.

Invitations for the event next month...Read More


Erika weakens, aiming for South Florida

Even as Tropical Storm Erika continued to dump heavy rain in the northern Caribbean, forecasters say the storm could weaken, still packing strong tropical storm force winds but no longer becoming a hurricane.

If it makes landfall in Florida early...Read More


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Crisis, what crisis? US economy steams along

WASHINGTON -- A funny thing happened while the world financial markets shuddered in panic this week. A range of indicators about the U.S. economy, the world's largest, showed a recovery that's continuing to gain steam.

Even as stocks whipsawed, ...Read More