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Sleepy Hollow fire 'devastating and heartbreaking all at once'

SEATTLE--The only unscathed feature on Cindy Dominguez's property was a clean, white statue of St. Francis, surrounded by blackened trees. He still stood in the garden she planted after her son was killed in a car accident eight years ago.

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Donna Karan steps away from namesake label

Donna Karan announced Tuesday that she will be stepping down as chief designer of Donna Karan International to devote more time to her stand-alone Urban Zen brand, and to her charitable causes.

No successor will be named. For now, the brand has ...Read More


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Donald Trump sues Univision for dropping Miss Universe pageant

NEW YORK -- Donald Trump made good on his promise to sue Spanish-language broadcaster Univision over its decision to scrap plans to air the Miss Universe pageant on July 12.

In a suit filed Tuesday in New York State Supreme Court, Trump said ...Read More

Health & Spirit

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Pope plans to speak on immigration, religious liberty during Philly visit

PHILADELPHIA--During two whirlwind days in Philadelphia in September, Pope Francis will speak about immigration and religious liberty outside Independence Hall and visit inmates at the city's largest prison.

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput said the ...Read More

Senior Living

Social Security Q&A: How to check status of retirement benefits ...

Q: How can I check the status of a pending application for retirement benefits?

A: If you applied for retirement or disability benefits online, you can check the status of your application at by selecting "Benefits" and "...Read More


Campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Kamala Harris strikingly similar

It is one of the oddities of this campaign season: In races for two of the most sought-after political offices in the country, two Democratic women are running virtually unchallenged, their tasks boosted and complicated by the veneer of ...Read More

Home & Leisure

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FCA makes unusual move amid SUV recall

DETROIT -- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is telling the owners of 65 new 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos to immediately stop driving the vehicles and is recalling a total of 7,690 SUVs.

The automaker said it is taking the unusual step of...Read More


Average rate for 30-year mortgage edges up to 4.02 percent, Freddie Mac ...

Mortgage rates are looking stable amid an improving housing market, with Freddie Mac's latest survey showing that lenders were offering 30-year fixed-rate home loans this week at an average interest rate of 4.02 percent, up from 4 percent a week ...Read More


On Gardening: Golden thryallis a must for the long, hot summer ahead

You would think a shrub or summer annual that blooms all summer and is drought-tolerant and deer-resistant would be award-winning across the country. At least golden thryallis is a Texas Superstar winner and one you will want to grow too.

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Boise couple create app for diagnosing autism

BOISE, Idaho -- Robby Oberleitner was 18 months old when his parents noticed changes in his personality. By age 2, the boy wasn't talking. He would cry and hurt himself.

What happened over the next year would inspire his parents, Ron and Sharon ...Read More



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Science & Technology

Best Buy rolls out mini-shops for Samsung appliances

MINNEAPOLIS -- Best Buy's alliance with Samsung is getting even deeper.

The electronics retailer, based in the Twin Cities suburb of Richfield, already has two store-within-a-store spaces dedicated Samsung products; one for TVs and the other for ...Read More


Flood-scarred Central Texans brace for Tropical Storm Bill

AUSTIN, Texas -- Rain-weary and flood-scarred, Central Texans spent Tuesday bracing for a slow-moving tropical storm that promised to produce hours of heavy downpours and potentially dangerous flooding across a vast swath of the state.

Tropical ...Read More