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Scott Walker's foreign trade missions cost taxpayers $150,000

MADISON, Wis. -- A pair of international trade missions headed by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker this year cost taxpayers nearly $150,000, and Walker's political groups are reimbursing the state $125,000 for separate costs for his security team's ...Read More


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Haggen workers' union calls for slowdown in sell-off of stores

SEATTLE -- The union for most Haggen workers, objecting to the haste with which the struggling grocer wants to liquidate the bulk of its footprint, asked a bankruptcy judge Friday to slow the process so more stores could be sold relatively intact....Read More


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Column: Why N.W.A belongs in the Rock Hall

"F -- tha Police." One song. Ten years ago, there would have been a different argument for why N.W.A should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and 10 years from now, there could be a better reason.

But this song does a lot of work in a small ...Read More

Health & Spirit

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Senior Living

Social Security Q&A: When should I apply for my benefits?

Q: How far in advance should I apply for Social Security retirement benefits?

A: You should apply three months before you want your benefits to start. Even if you aren't ready to retire, you should still sign up for Medicare three months before ...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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UAW releases details of new contract with FCA

DETROIT -- The UAW union's national council has approved a proposed tentative agreement and it will be up to workers now to approve a deal that sets a clear path to full wages for entry-level workers while promising not to outsource work over the ...Read More



On Gardening: New-generation abelia shrubs put on quite a show

Move over Edward Goucher, there is a new abelia in town. Actually there are several abelias that will absolutely take this from a ho-hum shrub to one that is dazzling in the landscape. All of a sudden you will find yourself looking at abelias ...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



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A thought for the day

A thought for the day: We all should rise above the clouds of ignorance, narrowness and selfishness. -- Booker T. Washington

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Science & Technology

Mars had a long-lasting series of lakes, NASA's Curiosity rover finds

LOS ANGELES -- The dry, dusty crater that NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is exploring was once filled with a series of lakes that may together have lasted for millions of years, scientists at Jet Propulsion Laboratory say.

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El Nino: When will it start raining in California?

SAN JOSE, Calif.--One of the strongest El Nino winters ever recorded since modern records first began in 1950 continues to grow in the Pacific Ocean, federal scientists reported Thursday.

So, with the likelihood for a wet winter increasing across...Read More


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Obama heads to Roseburg, a community divided over his visit

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- Eight days after the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College, President Barack Obama has come to Oregon, where he'll meet privately with victims' families and survivors for the massacre that rocked the town of Roseburg.

A ...Read More