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Here's what has to happen before Britain can leave the EU

Britain's vote to leave the European Union last week has left many people wondering how exactly that exit will take place. No nation has left the EU before, and in order for Britain to do so, it must first sort through decades of legislation ...Read More


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AMC considers abandoning Carmike deal; Carmike delays shareholder vote

LOS ANGELES -- AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. is considering abandoning its attempt to buy Carmike Cinemas Inc. and become the nation's largest movie theater chain, pushing the smaller company to postpone its shareholder vote on the deal.

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'Wreck-It Ralph' sequel from Disney set for 2018

LOS ANGELES -- On Thursday, Walt Disney Animation Studios announced it is making a sequel to "Wreck-It Ralph" -- and the news wrecked Facebook.

In an attempt to stay up to date in the world of social media, Disney took to Facebook Live to reveal ...Read More

Health & Spirit

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This Fourth of July, leave fireworks to professionals

Thousands of accidents each year underscore the danger of fireworks. In 2014, 11 people died and an estimated 10,500 were treated in emergency departments for fireworks-related injuries in the U.S. Statistics show the typical victim of a firework ...Read More


Senior Living

Social Security Q&A: Social Security survivors benefits

Q: When a person who has worked and paid Social Security taxes dies, are benefits payable on that person's record?

A: Social Security survivors benefits can be paid to:

-- A widow or widower -- unreduced benefits at full retirement age, or ...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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Fatal autopilot Tesla crash prompts 'preliminary evaluation' by federal ...

The National Highway Transportation Safety Board is opening a preliminary evaluation into Tesla's autopilot feature, after the fatal crash of a Model S that was in self-driving mode, the electric automaker said Thursday.

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The Mortgage Professor: Rent or buy? The question that never seems to go...

Should you rent or buy?

The question never goes away because it is confronted anew by every new cohort of households. The letters I receive on the topic, such as the one below, haven't changed in the last 20 years:

"I am a 48-year-old divorced ...Read More


On Gardening: Abuse-free crape myrtles

A 300-foot long crape myrtle allee is a sight to behold especially when it is in full bloom as it happens to be right now. While the visitors are shocked, if not mesmerized by the amount of blooming color, they are equally stunned to know we don't...Read More


Pregnant mom denies paternity; should dad also deny?

Dear Amy: My 26-year-old son has just been told that his girlfriend of 10 years is pregnant.

The last five years have been rocky for them, to say the least. They had agreed to split up for good just before this happened.

Now, we are all in a ...Read More



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A thought for the day

A thought for the day: If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things. -- Albert Einstein

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Science & Technology

NASA negotiates cheaper mission prices after last year's SpaceX failure

NASA negotiated discounted mission prices with SpaceX after one of the Hawthorne, Calif., company's rockets broke apart last June while laden with supplies for the International Space Station, according to a report by the space agency's office of ...Read More


At least 24 dead in West Virginia flooding

WASHINGTON -- At least 24 people have died in floods stemming from heavy rainfall in West Virginia, emergency officials said Saturday.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin declared a state of emergency and said it could be the worst flooding the state has seen ...Read More


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Trump to meet with rank-and-file Senate Republicans

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans will meet with Donald Trump on July 7, less than two weeks before the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

According to a GOP aide, the meeting with Trump, the party's presumptive presidential nominee, ...Read More