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Missing hiker found injured but alive after 9 days lost in Sierra

FRESNO, Calif. -- Miyuki Harwood, who was lost in the Sierra east of Fresno for nine days before she was found Saturday, survived with no food and only a water filter that allowed her to drink from a creek, Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims said...Read More


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NLRB ruling on third-party employers could be a game changer for unions

Unions and other labor advocates are brainstorming strategies after a National Labor Relations Board ruling that could strengthen the hand of those at the lowest level of such industries as warehousing, construction, fast food and home health ...Read More

Health & Spirit

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New code may make 'turning off' cancer cells possible

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Cancer researchers dream of the day they can force tumor cells to morph back to the normal cells they once were. Now, researchers on Mayo Clinic's Florida campus have discovered a way to potentially reprogram cancer cells ...Read More


Former Vatican ambassador accused of child abuse dies

ROME -- A former Vatican ambassador to the Dominican Republic who was due to face charges of sexually abusing children and possessing child pornography has died of natural causes, the Vatican said Friday.

Jozef Wesolowski was originally due to ...Read More

Senior Living

Social Security Q&A: Can my wife qualify for benefits on my record?

Q: My wife didn't work enough to earn 40 credits to qualify for Social Security retirement benefits. Can she qualify on my record?

A: Even if your spouse has never worked under Social Security, she can, at full retirement age, receive a benefit...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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Larry Printz: You don't need to spend a lot to get a great ride

You know the drill. You're out to buy a new car or truck, just aching for that new ride, but then you check your finances. Sigh. Looks like you might have to bike to work.

But don't despair. There is an answer.

Any buyer can get the essence of a...Read More


The Mortgage Professor: Choosing the best type of mortgage

Mortgage borrowers choosing between different types of mortgages face a puzzle, and that puzzle may be particularly perplexing today. Interest rates remain low by historic standards, and the spread between fixed- and adjustable-rate mortgages ...Read More


On Gardening: Beebalm species are a magnet for flying creatures

If you are into bees, butterflies and hummingbirds, then by all means put the monarda or beebalm species at the top of your must-plant list. I find it amusing that in more than 20 years of garden writing, I've never touted a beebalm. I've always ...Read More


Tantrum proof: How to raise children who don't feel entitled

No one wants to be the parent of a child going viral in a video, screaming in a restaurant or throwing a tantrum in the cereal aisle. So how can parents form a foundation that fights back against a culture in which it seems kids are entitled to ...Read More


Paw washer, other pet products come to rescue of dog, cat owners

Dog and cat owners take note: Several pet-related products have come on the market recently to make your life easier -- and cater to your favorite pet.

Paw Boss

There are certain unpleasant aspects to having a canine companion. Dog breath. ...Read More


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Science & Technology

New iPhone expected at Apple event on Sept. 9

SAN FRANCISCO -- Apple has announced plans for a new product event Sept. 9 in San Francisco, where the giant tech company is expected to show off new iPhones and other gadgets eagerly anticipated by consumers.

Invitations for the event next month...Read More


Erika winds down, no longer threatens Florida

South Florida and the rest of the state are off the hook.

Tropical Storm Erika dissipated into an open wave Saturday while in the Caribbean near Cuba. Strong wind shear and the system's interaction with the mountainous areas of Hispaniola led to ...Read More