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Prison riot leaves several inmates in hospital

Officials from High Desert State Prison in Susanville, Calif., are still trying to determine what prompted a riot Friday that sent several inmates to hospitals.

The riot broke out about 10:30 a.m. and involved 65 inmates, according to a statement...Read More


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Wall Street pushes Dodd-Frank changes in spending bill

WASHINGTON –– A spending bill that funds agencies that oversee the financial industry will offer Congress one of its last opportunities to undercut President Barack Obama's financial overhaul before the November elections.

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Judge grants Amber Heard a domestic violence restraining order against ...

LOS ANGELES -- Amber Heard was granted a restraining order against husband Johnny Depp on Friday, after appearing at the courthouse with a bruised face and alleging the "Alice in Wonderland" actor had physically abused her prior to her filing for ...Read More

Health & Spirit

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Massachusetts is the best state for senior health, Louisiana the worst

WASHINGTON -- Massachusetts has replaced Vermont as the healthiest state for seniors, while Louisiana ranks as the unhealthiest for the second-straight year, according to a new report released Wednesday by the United Health Foundation, a nonprofit...Read More


Amid growing tension, Muslim convention aims to dispel 'destructive ...

BALTIMORE -- Amid a presidential campaign season that has seen increased anti-Muslim rhetoric, and in the wake of Islamic State-inspired attacks in California and abroad, a national Muslim-American organization is bringing its annual convention to...Read More

Senior Living

Social Security Q&A: Social Security statement

Q: What is a Social Security Statement, and how can I get a copy?

A: Your online Social Security Statement gives you secure and convenient access to your earnings records. It also shows estimates for retirement, disability, and survivors benefits...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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Google to open self-driving development center in Detroit area

DETROIT -- John Krafcik, CEO of Google's self-driving car project, said Wednesday that the tech giant will open a 53,000-square-foot development center in suburban Detroit.

Krafcik, in a Google Plus post, said the development center will serve as...Read More


The Mortgage Professor: Mortgage document deluge: Does new rule help?

For years, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau worked to integrate the mortgage loan disclosures required by the Truth in Lending Act, or TILA, and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act of 1974, or RESPA. The bureau's work, done under the...Read More


On Gardening: Dazzling daylilies showing out at a garden near you

Our American Hemerocallis Society Display Garden is in full bloom and while they all are extraordinarily beautiful there are those certain varieties that just keep me fixated. I started noticing a few similar traits and as I researched them I ...Read More




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Science & Technology

Climate change is happening on Mars, where an ice age is coming to an end

By examining swirling patterns left in ice topping the Red Planet's north pole, scientists using radar data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have put together an unprecedented look into our rusty neighbor's most recent ice age.

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Storm, moving north toward S. Carolina, expected to strengthen

A storm moving north along the Florida coast has strengthened to a tropical depression, the National Hurricane Center said Friday.

It was expected to become Tropical Storm Bonnie in the next day or so.

With sustained winds of 35 mph about 450 ...Read More


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Presidential candidates weigh in on the feud over Norwegian Air

Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton has jumped into the dispute over whether Norwegian Air International is competing fairly against its U.S.-based rivals -- and she is taking a position critical of the Obama administration.

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