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Roger Tsien, who shared Nobel Prize in chemistry, dies at 64

SAN DIEGO -- Roger Tsien, the exuberant and resourceful University of California, San Diego researcher who shared the 2008 Nobel Prize in chemistry for helping to find a more effective way to peer inside cells and organisms, died on Aug. 24. He ...Read More


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Toys R Us to carry selection of American Girl dolls

For years, an American Girl's standalone store has been the only place in the U.S. where people could show up and buy the dolls.

The stores are positioned as places not just to shop, but also to experience. Many have eateries where girls can dine...Read More


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Husband of Heart singer is charged with assault

SEATTLE -- The husband of Heart singer Ann Wilson was charged with two counts of assault Wednesday in connection with a backstage attack on two young male relatives at the group's White River Amphitheatre concert on Friday.

Dean Stuart Wetter, 65...Read More

Health & Spirit

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Clinton's mental health plan shares goals with Hill effort

WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton's plan for mental health care has a lot in common with proposals in Congress to improve mental health treatment and expand access, including potential hurdles -- namely, how to pay for it.

The Democratic presidential...Read More


Senior Living

Cancer now kills more people than heart disease in 22 states

Cancer has surpassed heart disease as the leading cause of death in California and 21 other states, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

That total is in stark contrast to the situation at the start of ...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

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Tesla Autopilot upgrade is imminent, Elon Musk says

Tesla Motors Inc. will announce "major improvements" for its Autopilot semi-autonomous driving system Wednesday, according to Chief Executive Elon Musk.

The improvements will come "primarily through advanced processing of radar signals," Musk ...Read More


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


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


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