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Defense secretary sends Naval Academy graduating class out to fleet

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter on Friday called on the Naval Academy's class of 2016 to bolster a Pacific order based on free commerce and open seas backed by American naval might, as he sent the new officers off to work in ...Read More


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Senator calls for investigation of OxyContin's manufacturer

LOS ANGELES -- A U.S. senator on Friday called for federal investigations of OxyContin's manufacturer in response to a Los Angeles Times report that found the bestselling painkiller wears off early in many patients, exposing them to increased risk...Read More


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Justin Bieber and Skrillex sued over 'Sorry' song

Justin Bieber and his producer Skrillex have been sued over the prominent vocal hook that opens his smash hit "Sorry."

Casey Dienel, a singer/producer who records as White Hinterland, has filed suit against Bieber and Skrillex claiming that the ...Read More

Health & Spirit

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Massachusetts is the best state for senior health, Louisiana the worst

WASHINGTON -- Massachusetts has replaced Vermont as the healthiest state for seniors, while Louisiana ranks as the unhealthiest for the second-straight year, according to a new report released Wednesday by the United Health Foundation, a nonprofit...Read More


Twin Cities Archdiocese files plan to settle with abuse victims

MINNEAPOLIS--The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis filed its financial reorganization plan in bankruptcy court Thursday, offering a strategy for regaining financial stability while compensating an expected 400 clergy abuse claims.

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Senior Living

Social Security Q&A: Social Security statement

Q: What is a Social Security Statement, and how can I get a copy?

A: Your online Social Security Statement gives you secure and convenient access to your earnings records. It also shows estimates for retirement, disability, and survivors benefits...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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Google to open self-driving development center in Detroit area

DETROIT -- John Krafcik, CEO of Google's self-driving car project, said Wednesday that the tech giant will open a 53,000-square-foot development center in suburban Detroit.

Krafcik, in a Google Plus post, said the development center will serve as...Read More


The Mortgage Professor: Mortgage document deluge: Does new rule help?

For years, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau worked to integrate the mortgage loan disclosures required by the Truth in Lending Act, or TILA, and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act of 1974, or RESPA. The bureau's work, done under the...Read More


On Gardening: Dazzling daylilies showing out at a garden near you

Our American Hemerocallis Society Display Garden is in full bloom and while they all are extraordinarily beautiful there are those certain varieties that just keep me fixated. I started noticing a few similar traits and as I researched them I ...Read More




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A thought for the day

A thought for the day: If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in. -- Rachel Carson
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Science & Technology

Climate change is happening on Mars, where an ice age is coming to an end

By examining swirling patterns left in ice topping the Red Planet's north pole, scientists using radar data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have put together an unprecedented look into our rusty neighbor's most recent ice age.

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'Normal' number of storms forecast for 2016 hurricane season

MIAMI -- Normal could still be bad.

On Friday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecast an average number of storms for the Atlantic hurricane season, with 10 to 16 named storms, four to eight hurricanes and one to four major ...Read More


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Bernie Sanders: 'Billionaires are not going to run this country'

LOS ANGELES -- Although he's seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, Bernie Sanders delivered a fiery rebuke Friday of both parties as he sought to cast himself as a political outsider.

"It is too late for establishment politics, ...Read More