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Judge in Stanford sex trial to no longer hear criminal cases

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- The Santa Clara County judge who faces a recall threat for giving a light sentence to a Stanford student convicted of sexual assault will no longer handle criminal cases -- at his own request.

Judge Aaron Persky asked to be ...Read More

Business

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The Week Ahead: A lagging economic indicator could be leading

A common axiom among investors is that the stock market is a leading economic indicator. Traders and shareholders buy and sell stock based upon how they expect a company's business to perform several months down the road.

Employment data, like ...Read More

Entertainment

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HLN drops Dr. Drew from its prime-time lineup

The doctor is out at HLN.

CNN's sister cable channel is dropping addiction expert Dr. Drew Pinsky's nightly prime-time show, "Dr. Drew," on Sept. 22.

The program, which has aired on HLN since 2011, is the latest casualty of an overall revamp at ...Read More

Health & Spirit

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Health

Not so sweet news: Doctors set new limits for kids' sugar intake

A group of heart doctors is calling on parents to stop indulging children's sweet tooths by curbing the amount of added sugars in their kids' diets.

The American Heart Association (AHA) is recommending that children under 2 consume no added ...Read More

Religion

Senior Living

Social Security Q&A: Social Security number

Q: Can I refuse to give my Social Security number to a private business?

A: Yes, you can refuse to disclose your Social Security number, and you should be careful about giving out your number. But, be aware, the person requesting your number can ...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

Amazon launches car-browsing tool

SEATTLE -- Amazon.com now wants you to shop for vehicles on its site -- except it won't sell you a car.

On Thursday, the Seattle e-commerce juggernaut launched Amazon Vehicles, a destination on its online store that will house car specifications ...Read More

Consumer

The Mortgage Professor: Do large principal payments reduce monthly ...

On home mortgages, a large payment to principal reduces the loan balance and with it the fully-amortizing monthly payment, or FAMP. FAMP is the level of monthly payment required to repay the mortgage fully over its remaining term. Many borrowers ...Read More

Gardening

On Gardening: Copper worth every penny in the summer landscape

This morning in Savannah, the heat and humidity were simply staggering but as I drove into the garden there they were, two acalypha plants, the tropical troopers of the landscape. What I was looking at were Java White and the bright red cat tail ...Read More

Parents

Where millennials are more likely to live with their parents

WASHINGTON -- By now, Karen Wilk thought she would have sold her five-bedroom house in Colts Neck, N.J., and downsized to a smaller home. But she has had to put those plans on hold because her 23-year-old daughter, who is finishing her college ...Read More

Pets

Knowledge

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History

A thought for the day

A thought for the day: The moral test of a government is how it treats those who are at the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the aged; and those who are in the shadow of life, the sick, the needy and the ...Read More

Science & Technology

Weather

Tropical wave threatens flooding in South Florida, forecasters say

MIAMI -- Regardless of whether a tropical wave threatening South Florida actually musters the strength to become a more fierce storm, forecasters say the region is in for a soggy, wet weekend, with possible flooding. The wave weakened slightly ...Read More