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Purdue pharma resists data request

The top law enforcement official in New Hampshire, a state ravaged by the opioid epidemic, accused the manufacturer of OxyContin on Friday of stonewalling demands for information the company collects about suspected criminal trafficking of its ...Read More


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Here's how Mexican journalist avoided iPhone spyware hack

WASHINGTON -- Mexican investigative journalist Rafael Cabrera didn't take the bait.

Mysterious text messages would pop into his iPhone but he refrained from clicking on the links they contained. It saved his phone from turning into a surveillance...Read More


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Fast-moving 'Hands of Stone' light on its feet

You can measure the progress of immigrants in American society by the names of boxing champions. The Irish ruled at the start of the 20th century: Sullivan, Corbett, Ryan, Jeffries. Then came the Jews: Rosenbloom, Leonard, Baer. They were followed...Read More

Health & Spirit

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Not so sweet news: Doctors set new limits for kids' sugar intake

A group of heart doctors is calling on parents to stop indulging children's sweet tooths by curbing the amount of added sugars in their kids' diets.

The American Heart Association (AHA) is recommending that children under 2 consume no added ...Read More


Senior Living

Cancer now kills more people than heart disease in 22 states

Cancer has surpassed heart disease as the leading cause of death in California and 21 other states, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

That total is in stark contrast to the situation at the start of ...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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Amazon launches car-browsing tool

SEATTLE -- now wants you to shop for vehicles on its site -- except it won't sell you a car.

On Thursday, the Seattle e-commerce juggernaut launched Amazon Vehicles, a destination on its online store that will house car specifications ...Read More


The Mortgage Professor: Do large principal payments reduce monthly ...

On home mortgages, a large payment to principal reduces the loan balance and with it the fully-amortizing monthly payment, or FAMP. FAMP is the level of monthly payment required to repay the mortgage fully over its remaining term. Many borrowers ...Read More


On Gardening: Copper worth every penny in the summer landscape

This morning in Savannah, the heat and humidity were simply staggering but as I drove into the garden there they were, two acalypha plants, the tropical troopers of the landscape. What I was looking at were Java White and the bright red cat tail ...Read More


Where millennials are more likely to live with their parents

WASHINGTON -- By now, Karen Wilk thought she would have sold her five-bedroom house in Colts Neck, N.J., and downsized to a smaller home. But she has had to put those plans on hold because her 23-year-old daughter, who is finishing her college ...Read More



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A thought for the day

A thought for the day: The moral test of a government is how it treats those who are at the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the aged; and those who are in the shadow of life, the sick, the needy and the ...Read More

Science & Technology

Meet Octobot, a soft-bodied robot that moves like an octopus

Our future robot overlords never looked so squishy. A team of scientists led out of Harvard University have managed to build an entirely soft robot -- one that's inspired by an octopus.

The octobot, described this week in the journal Nature, ...Read More


South Florida will see only rain, wind from tropical system this weekend

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Showers and thunderstorms increased Friday in the tropical system approaching Florida, but it appears South Florida will see nothing this weekend but some gusts and heavy rain.

The National Hurricane Center's forecast ...Read More


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Domestic violence allegations surface against head of Trump's campaign

Donald Trump's effort to overcome his deep unpopularity among female voters was dealt a setback Friday as decades-old domestic violence allegations surfaced against Stephen Bannon, the controversial new chief executive of his campaign.

In January...Read More