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Responsibility was the aim of the Kaine pick

MIAMI -- In another election, Hillary Clinton might have been tempted to choose a different kind of running mate.

She could have fired up the party base with a staunch progressive, or reinforced her own historic candidacy with another woman or a ...Read More

Business

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In Monterey, Calif., a battle for historic Laguna Seca raceway

A bitter fight to take control of one of the world's most iconic racetracks will come to a head next week when three competing teams of auto sports enthusiasts make their cases to a ruling panel.

At stake is the management of the Laguna Seca ...Read More

Entertainment

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35 million TV viewers watched Trump's acceptance speech at GOP convention

NEW YORK -- Nearly 35 million TV viewers watched GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump's acceptance speech Thursday night at the Republican National Convention.

Nielsen reported that an average of 32.2 million viewers watched across the ad-...Read More

Health & Spirit

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Health

Mike Pence's health policy record is a mixed bag

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is in the spotlight this week as the man Donald Trump picked to be his running mate. Pence's decisions about health and health care in Indiana have drawn attention from within and outside the state. His record could be ...Read More

Religion

Vatican emissary squashed Archbishop Nienstedt investigation, memo says

MINNEAPOLIS -- Ramsey County dropped criminal charges against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis for failing to protect three boys from an abusive priest Wednesday and released documents that disclosed a social connection between that ...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

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

In Monterey, Calif., a battle for historic Laguna Seca raceway

A bitter fight to take control of one of the world's most iconic racetracks will come to a head next week when three competing teams of auto sports enthusiasts make their cases to a ruling panel.

At stake is the management of the Laguna Seca ...Read More

Consumer

The Mortgage Professor: Should home sellers pay the settlement costs of ...

Q: In an effort to sell my house, I agreed to pay up to $8,000 of the buyer's closing costs. Is there anything I can do to keep the amount as far below $8,000 as possible?"

A: At this point, no. If you agreed to pay "up to" $8,000 of the buyer's ...Read More

Gardening

On Gardening: Variegated tapioca, an award winning landscape thriller

The variegated tapioca continues to be one of the hottest plants in the garden. First and foremost it is an incredibly showy plant, but the real impetus may have been that it was chosen as a Texas Superstar Award Winner and placed extremely high ...Read More

Parents

Doctors get creative to distract tech-savvy kids before surgery

Surgery can make anyone anxious, but it is especially hard for young children. Kids going into surgery may be separated from their parents for the first time in a frightening new environment, and they may not understand what's happening.

"For ...Read More

Pets

Knowledge

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History

Science & Technology

Dark matter eludes the world's most sensitive detector

It's official: Scientists with the Large Underground Xenon dark-matter detector have combed through 20 months of pristine data and found, buried deep in the measurements ... nothing out of the ordinary.

The findings, presented at the ...Read More

Weather

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

Politics

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Responsibility was the aim of the Kaine pick

MIAMI -- In another election, Hillary Clinton might have been tempted to choose a different kind of running mate.

She could have fired up the party base with a staunch progressive, or reinforced her own historic candidacy with another woman or a ...Read More