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Bernie Sanders drops lawsuit against DNC

WASHINGTON--The campaign of Bernie Sanders has dropped a lawsuit it filed in December against the Democratic National Committee, after the national party cut off its access to crucial voter data.

The move came Friday as the DNC released its ...Read More

Business

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Feds investigating payment service Venmo for possible deceptive practices

LOS ANGELES -- Popular peer-to-peer payment service Venmo is under investigation by the Federal Trade Commission in connection with possible unfair and deceptive practices.

It's the latest sign of increased regulatory scrutiny of emerging ...Read More

Entertainment

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Column: Live, from Madison Avenue, 'SNL' getting into advertising game

From the maker of Super Bass-o-Matic '76, Mom Jeans, Colon Blow cereal and the recently controversial Heroin AM comes something not entirely new and not necessarily improved: real commercials.

NBC's "Saturday Night Live" is moving beyond parody, ...Read More

Health & Spirit

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Health

Democrats increasingly want expansion of health law, poll finds

When Democrats fault the Affordable Care Act, it's increasingly because it does not go far enough, a poll released Thursday shows.

The results come as Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has repeatedly derided the law for including ...Read More

Religion

Senior Living

Social Security Q&A: Do I need a Social Security card for summer job?

Q: Do I need a Social Security card? I want to get a summer job and my dad can't find my card.

A: If you know your number, you probably don't need to get another card. If you find out that you do need a replacement card, the best place to go to ...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

Auto review: 2016 BMW X1 feels more like a crossover, less like a ...

"Is that the new BMW X5?" asked my neighbor. When I tell him it is actually the X1, two sizes smaller, he looks perplexed. "It has grown up!" Exactly. It has grown up -- casting a wider shadow from a body that's noticeably more sophisticated. It's...Read More

Consumer

The Mortgage Professor: Becoming a homeowner when you don't qualify for ...

Lease-to-own contracts and land contracts are different legal ways to transfer occupancy of a property from an existing owner who does not want to occupy it to someone else who does but cannot immediately qualify for the financing required to ...Read More

Gardening

On Gardening: Whether in the wild or your sunroom no plant thrills like ...

Hunting orchids reminds me a lot of hunting arrowheads. You have to find a couple and your eyes get trained to the goal or objective. I have treasured these moments as I climbed through rain forest or cloud forest on the Dutch island of Saba and ...Read More

Parents

Transgender kids have better mental health when free to be themselves, ...

Transgender children whose parents allow them to live out their chosen gender identity tend to do as well psychologically as other children, new research shows.

The results of the small study -- it involved fewer than 200 kids -- runs counter to ...Read More

Pets

Knowledge

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History

A thought for the day

A thought for the day: When free discussion is denied, hardening of the arteries of democracy has set in, free institutions are but a lifeless form and the death of the republic is at hand. -- William Randolph Hearst

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Science & Technology

Drinking coffee and wine good for microbes in the gut, scientists say

Scientists have some great news for those who love coffee, tea and wine: Drinking any of these beverages is associated with a healthier and more diverse community of microbes living in the gut.

The opposite is true for consuming sugary drinks and...Read More

Weather

Storm caused the worst flooding Houston has seen in 15 years

HOUSTON -- A storm that hit Houston this week caused the city's worst flooding in 15 years and left five people dead, officials said.

More than a thousand residents of apartment complexes in the northern Greenspoint area had to flee rising ...Read More

Politics

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Bernie Sanders drops lawsuit against DNC

WASHINGTON--The campaign of Bernie Sanders has dropped a lawsuit it filed in December against the Democratic National Committee, after the national party cut off its access to crucial voter data.

The move came Friday as the DNC released its ...Read More