How a pit stop ended lives of thousands of snow geese
Several thousand snow geese may have died after landing in a former open-pit copper mine in Montana that is now filled with highly acidic water.
A Nov. 28 snowstorm forced the migrating geese to take refuge in the Berkeley Pit, a 900-foot-deep ...Read More
Black workers file suit against Turner, CNN
ATLANTA -- Former and current black employees on Tuesday filed a class-action lawsuit against Atlanta-based CNN, Turner Broadcasting System and New York-based parent company Time Warner Inc. for racial discrimination.
"We have uncovered stories ...Read More
Free clinics aim to fill VA's shortfalls in mental health
Elenilson Franco, who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety, first sought mental health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs nearly four years ago.
He is still waiting. The VA lost his original paperwork and ...Read More
While shopping online, visit Social Security
"Black Friday" is the busiest shopping day of the year, with people lining up at midnight for deals as they begin the busy holiday shopping season. More people than ever are taking advantage of online holiday deals. "Cyber Monday" is the day ...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
Mark Phelan: 48 volts power up cars for fuel economy, new features
The tipping point for cars to adopt more powerful 48-volt electric systems may be near as automakers turn to small electrically powered superchargers and other systems to deliver more performance from smaller engines.
"The initial conversion will...Read More
Mortgage applications jump, possibly from fear of a bump in interest rates
The fear of rising mortgage interest rates may have nudged people into action on homebuying in November.
Mortgage applications are down 0.7 percent from a week ago, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported Wednesday. But over the last month, ...Read More
On Gardening: The brassicas are taking center stage along with kale, ...
The brassicas are taking center stage! In the fall and winter season, we have always dabbled in flowering kale and cabbage but it seems in the last couple of years things are changing. The cruciferous crops are doing their part to create the WOW ...Read More
Holiday movie preview: What to see over Thanksgiving weekend and beyond
The mix of movies opening between the Thanksgiving holidays and the end of the year is as varied and diverse as can be, from heartfelt, hard-hitting human drama to screwball comedy to factory-honed sequels, sci-fi thrillers and big-budget animated...Read More
Cat assists in capture of Pennsylvania fugitive
EPHRATA, Pa. (UPI) -- A crime-fighting cat in Pennsylvania helped local police in tracking down a man with an outstanding bench warrant.
Ephrata Police Department shared a photo of a black cat who officers said helped lead them to capture 23-year...Read More
Science & Technology
Pitt develops potential antidote to carbon-monoxide poisoning
PITTSBURGH -- Carbon-monoxide poisoning kills about 430 people nationwide each year and that doesn't even include CO fatalities from fires or suicides.
The gas, commonly described as the "invisible killer," has no odor, color nor taste. It also ...Read More
Judge denies Jill Stein's request for audit of Philly voting machines
PHILADELPHIA -- A Philadelphia judge has denied Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein's request for a forensic audit of voting machines used in the city.
Common Pleas Court Judge Abbe Fletman, in a written opinion issued Wednesday, said ...Read More