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Ted Cruz doesn't see abortion link in shooting at Planned Parenthood

Sen. Ted Cruz said Sunday he wasn't convinced the shooter who opened fire at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colo., was motivated by an animus toward abortion rights.

"You know, the media promptly wants to blame him on the pro-...Read More


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Last Boeing C-17 built in Long Beach takes flight as California ...

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- The last Boeing C-17 Globemaster III cargo plane built at the company's Long Beach plant departed from the facility Sunday, ending production -- at least for now -- of the last military or civilian aircraft to be built in ...Read More


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'Hunger Games' finale retains top spot over newcomers 'Good Dinosaur,' '...

LOS ANGELES -- Thanksgiving audiences stuffed themselves with helpings of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 2" at the weekend box office. The finale of the young adult movie series led ticket sales for a second weekend, beating out newcomers "...Read More

Health & Spirit

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Study: A single energy drink may increase heart disease risk in young ...

ORLANDO, Fla. – New research shows that drinking one 16-ounce energy drink can increase blood pressure and stress hormone responses significantly. This raises the concern that these response changes could increase the risk of cardiovascular ...Read More


Pope Francis stuns Kenyans by traveling in a Honda — with windows down

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Almost as soon as Pope Francis alighted from his flight to Kenya's capital on his first trip to Africa, he sent a powerful message of humility and equality.

The pope stunned Kenyans not only because of the modest ...Read More

Senior Living

Social Security Q&A: What is the maximum benefit I can receive?

Q: I'm planning my retirement. What is the maximum Social Security benefit I might receive?

A: The maximum benefit depends on the age you retire and how much you earned in your lifetime. For example, if you retire at age 62 in 2015, your maximum ...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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Motoring Q&A: More on downshifting

Q: I always enjoy your columns, but the recent one on downshifting confused me a little. We have a 2013 Toyota Corolla with 7,000 miles and a 2012 Toyota Sienna with 44,000 miles. Both have automatic transmissions. When we bought the cars, the two...Read More


The Mortgage Professor: Selling a house to buy a house

Homeowners sell their homes and buy other homes for a variety of reasons, including a need to live closer to a place of employment, to be closer to family, to enjoy a better climate, or simply to upgrade. This article is about finding the best ...Read More


On Gardening: This advices contains some great possibilities for winter ...

The last few weeks I have touting if not celebrating the arrival of pansy and viola planting season. No matter where you live there is a season for pansies and other cool season flowers. There are, however, those neighborhoods where the deer ...Read More


Raising screen-free kids: If 2 hours a day is the norm, some parents say...

For Katie Silberman, the turning point came when a house painter accidentally ripped out the TV cables.

Silberman and her husband, never big TV fans, had fallen into the habit of letting their sons, Lincoln, then 7, and Haven, 4, watch television...Read More



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Science & Technology

Many smaller animals clean themselves to survive, study finds

Going without a shower for a few days might make you feel gross, but for small animals like bees and houseflies, keeping clean is a matter of life or death.

A mosquito flying through the fog of the early morning may find its wings so weighed down...Read More


California freeze: Minus-11 degrees in Sierra amid snow and ice

A deep freeze in California's Sierra is continuing, with one spot east of Redding recording minus-11 degrees.

According to the National Weather Service, the Bogard Rest Area in the Lassen National Forest recorded that frigid temperature between ...Read More