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Latest North Korean missile test ends in failure

SEOUL, South Korea -- An attempt by North Korea to launch a ballistic missile on Saturday ended in failure, South Korean media reported.

North Korea attempted to launch the missile from an area north of Pyongyang, however it exploded seconds ...Read More


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California and Iran pistachio producers pitch shells at one another in ...

WASHINGTON -- Pistachios now pose the latest flashpoint between Iran and the United States.

As the two countries struggle to redefine their relationship over weighty matters such as nuclear policy, California pistachio producers have another ...Read More


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Dodd to leave movie industry lobbying group

LOS ANGELES -- Christopher Dodd will step down as chairman of the Motion Picture Association of America after six years as the head of the lobbying arm of major Hollywood studios, according to two people familiar with the situation who were not ...Read More

Health & Spirit

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McCarthy: No health care vote Friday or Saturday

WASHINGTON -- The House will not vote on a measure to repeal and replace the 2010 health care law Friday or Saturday, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Thursday.

"We've been educating people on health care," he said. "It's not tomorrow. I...Read More


Senior Living

Social Security: Receiving housing benefits? A trip to social security ...

Social Security is constantly evolving to make your life easier. If you are currently receiving benefits from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and are reapplying for benefits, or are assisting someone with their ...Read More

Home & Leisure

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Under the Hood: Faulty transmission, floppy sun visor and more

Q: I own a 1995 Mazda MPV with an automatic transmission and 225,000 miles on it. The transmission will not consistently shift to drive. Some times -- if I'm lucky -- I can shift to drive. But then I can't shift to park or reverse. I'm wondering ...Read More


Hot Property: $14.6 million for a featured player

LOS ANGELES -- A Venice compound made famous on the series "Californication" has sold for $14.6 million, a record for the beachfront neighborhood, public records show.

The home, which sits on a lot of 7,500 square feet, consists of four permanent...Read More


On Gardening: Fuzzy deutzia, a cascade of showy spring flowers

A deutzia renaissance is how my friend Dr. Gerald Klingaman, retired horticulturist, with the University of Arkansas, wrote about this new love that is occurring for this fuzzy heirloom that has been around for ages. If you haven't discovered the ...Read More


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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A thought for the day

A thought for the day: H. Jackson Brown Jr. said, Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.

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Science & Technology

When people work together, they're literally on the same wavelength, ...

Thanks to scientists who have ventured outside the laboratory, we have learned that tight-knit groups of females experience synchronized menstrual periods over time, that cohesive groups engaged in decision-making discount dissenting viewpoints in...Read More


Wet winter sets precipitation record in Northern California

LOS ANGELES -- A series of late-season storms has vaulted this winter into the history books, making it the wettest for California's northern Sierra Nevada in nearly a century of record-keeping, according to the California Department of Water ...Read More