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SpaceX launches Falcon 9 rocket carrying 10 communications satellites

LOS ANGELES -- A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off successfully Sunday afternoon from Vandenberg Air Force Base's Western Range in California, carrying a payload of 10 commercial communications satellites in an important test of the company's ...Read More

Business

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No. 1 'Transformers' hits new low with $69 million domestic debut, but ...

LOS ANGELES -- "Transformers: The Last Knight," the fifth installment in the blockbuster franchise from Michael Bay, may have topped the weekend, but all that robot-smashing has gotten a bit rusty at the box office.

The Paramount film, which ...Read More

Entertainment

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No. 1 'Transformers' hits new low with $69 million domestic debut, but ...

LOS ANGELES -- "Transformers: The Last Knight," the fifth installment in the blockbuster franchise from Michael Bay, may have topped the weekend, but all that robot-smashing has gotten a bit rusty at the box office.

The Paramount film, which ...Read More

Health & Spirit

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Health

Rival Senate factions push competing agendas as health care measure ...

WASHINGTON -- Heading into a week of intense jockeying and arm-twisting over the Senate's polarizing health care plan, the rift appeared to widen Sunday between moderates who consider the measure too punitive and conservatives who want to see the ...Read More

Religion

How Ruth Graham shaped the ministries of Billy Graham – and their son ...

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Ruth Bell Graham died 10 years ago this month. But her influence lives on.

It's there in the ways scholars are retelling the story of her famous evangelist husband, Billy Graham, now 98. In new books, they credit her with key ...Read More

Senior Living

Social Security: On vacation? Social Security is still here for you.

Summer is here and millions of vacationers are packing their bags to visit a new locale and soak up some sunshine. You might be traveling quite a ways. You're used to staying connected to important information like your bank accounts and social ...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

Mark Phelan first drive: 2018 Toyota Camry boasts fuel economy, safety ...

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The all-new 2018 Toyota Camry will hit the road with class-leading fuel economy, a long list of safety features and prices starting at $23,495 when it goes on sale in July.

The '18 Camry proved quiet and comfortable in a day ...Read More

Consumer

Gail MarksJarvis: Paying off student loans? Avoid these four deadly ...

If you've just finished college and are spooked by your student loans, you probably don't have to be.

Assuming you haven't already committed a big student loan borrowing mistake, like piling up loans without finishing college or borrowing ...Read More

Gardening

On Gardening: Pineapple lily easy to grow, exotically beautiful

Once you start growing the pineapple lily, you'll wonder why you haven't been growing it for years. Sparkling Burgundy was the first one to intrigue me at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens as it was thriving in what I might normally consider ...Read More

Parents

Common Courtesy 101: How to travel with kids

A few weeks ago, I was headed home from Jamaica with my family in tow. We had just spent an exhausting week laying around on the beach, drinking Red Stripe and searching for crabs. With a four-hour flight ahead of us, we were ready for some R&R.

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Pets

Knowledge

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History

A thought for the day

A thought for the day: You will never understand bureaucracies until you understand that for bureaucrats procedure is everything and outcomes are nothing. -- Thomas Sowell

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Science & Technology

Travis Kalanick is no longer Uber's CEO, but drivers still want him on ...

SAN FRANCISCO -- Recent scandals have put Uber on such shaky ground that a lawyer representing aggrieved drivers has filed a lawsuit against Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp -- the ride-hailing firm's co-founders -- in case the company doesn't ...Read More

Weather

California's 'flex alert' sends electricity prices skyrocketing. Was it ...

LOS ANGELES -- As record-setting temperatures surged into the triple digits in parts of California this week, the manager of the state's electrical grid put out an urgent plea: Turn down the AC and conserve power to avoid rotating outages.

The ...Read More

Politics

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Trump to call for US 'dominance' in global energy production

WASHINGTON –– President Donald Trump will promote surging U.S. exports of oil and natural gas during a week of events to highlight the country's growing energy dominance.

Trump also plans to emphasize that after decades of relying on foreign ...Read More