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States hold onto federal dollars meant for needy families

WASHINGTON -- Vanessa Mccrickard, a single mother of two from Woodbury, Tenn., is the sort of person welfare is designed to help.

Mccrickard says she can't find reliable child care in her town of roughly 3,000, which is about 50 miles from ...Read More


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Microsoft makes small strides in hiring women and minorities

SEATTLE -- Microsoft Corp. released a report that showed the company has hired more women and minorities, but highlighted persistent diversity challenges facing the world's largest software maker.

The number of female employees grew by 12% in ...Read More


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Movie review: Kristen Stewart gives divinely comedic performance in woke...

Good news, movie fans: If you've ever wanted to see Kristen Stewart as a slightly randy, very random, butt-kicking international dirtbag of mystery, you're in luck. Even if you never knew you wanted that, you're still in luck, because that is ...Read More

Health & Spirit

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Fact check: Warren says out-of-pocket health spending will total $11 ...

Promoting her much-discussed plan to create a single-payer "Medicare for All" health system, Sen. Elizabeth Warren emphasized a striking figure.

"If we make no changes over the next 10 years, Americans will reach into their pockets and pay out ...Read More


LA archbishop, an immigrant from Mexico, becomes first Latino to lead US...

Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez, the highest-ranking Latino in the U.S. Catholic Church, was elected president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on Tuesday, marking the first time that a Latino bishop has held the position.

Gomez's ...Read More

Senior Living

Susan Tompor: Scammers are fooling millennials out of millions of ...

Stefanie Rinna, 26, initially was pretty happy to get a text from a prospective employer who said she spotted the young woman's information on the job site So Rinna jumped on the chance in September to do an interview via Google ...Read More

Home & Leisure

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Chrysler prodded dealers to absorb glut of 40,000 unordered cars

NEW YORK -- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has been manufacturing more cars and trucks than its U.S. dealers are willing to accept, at one point creating a nationwide glut of about 40,000 unordered vehicles and stoking tension with some of its ...Read More


Carla Fried: High-deductible health plans: How to think about your true ...

If you have health insurance through an employer, chances are the premiums are a big -- and growing -- line item in your household budget. The independent, non-profit Kaiser Family Foundation reports that the average household with family coverage...Read More

Fashion Daily

Deals & Steals: Best Buy Black Friday ad has cheap HDTVs and Apple ...

Best Buy will open at 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Thanksgiving, offering hundreds of smokin' hot deals on HDTVs, electronics and other sought-after tech items. Stores will reopen at 8 a.m. on Black Friday.

Best Buy's Black Friday ad, at homeandleisure/fashiondaily/fashiondailynews/s-2294474">Read More



How parents and teachers can calm kids' fire anxiety

LOS ANGELES -- During this Santa Ana wind season, 12-year-old Nicholas Ladesich tends to go to bed worrying about what might burn overnight. He often has dreams of waking up in his old house that burned down in the Woolsey fire last year.

But he ...Read More


Is man's best friend the key to battling cancer? New UC Davis study aims...

A new joint study by UC Davis, the University of Wisconsin and Colorado State University is looking for healthy canines to participate in a study that may benefit man and man's best friend alike.

According to Dr. Jenna Burton, Associate Professor...Read More


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A thought for the day

A thought for the day: Resolved, that is the duty of the women of this country to secure to themselves their sacred right to the elective franchise. -- American suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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Science & Technology

University of Missouri loses suit over records of dogs and cats used in ...

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Boone County, Mo., judge has ruled that University of Missouri violated the state's open records law by placing an exorbitantly high price tag on records sought by a California animal rescue group.

When the Beagle Freedom ...Read More


A little snow causes a big mess, more than 100 crashes on Minnesota roads

MINNEAPOLIS -- A snowfall of a mere one-tenth of an inch caused way more than its share of damaged cars and rattled drivers early Saturday, with 118 crashes reported between 6 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

Another ...Read More


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Trump declares economic 'boom' underway as CBO sounds slowdown alarms

NEW YORK -- Despite warning signs of an economic slowdown, President Donald Trump on Tuesday told an audience of wealthy and influential New York players that the U.S. economy is booming -- almost exclusively because of his stewardship.

"Today, I...Read More