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Drew Peterson gets 40 extra years for plot to kill prosecutor

CHICAGO -- In a 25-minute address to the court Friday, Drew Peterson said he never wanted prosecutor James Glasgow killed and claimed to know all along that a fellow inmate was recording their conversations.

Peterson was sentenced to an ...Read More

Business

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MillerCoors announces another craft beer deal

CHICAGO -- MillerCoors continues to make moves in craft beer, announcing Friday it reached an agreement to take a majority stake in the Eugene, Ore.-based Hop Valley Brewing Co.

This comes just about a week after Chicago-based MillerCoors said it...Read More

Entertainment

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Hillary Clinton's acceptance speech ratings will fall below Donald Trump's

NEW YORK -- Early ratings for Hillary Clinton's acceptance speech Thursday at the Democratic National Convention show that it will fall short of Donald Trump's audience from July 22.

The 10 p.m. ET slot that featured Hillary Clinton's speech, a ...Read More

Health & Spirit

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Health

Deep space travel might blow your mind, but it could be bad for your heart

Bad news would-be astronauts: Traveling into deep space could be bad for your heart.

In a study published Thursday in Scientific Reports, researchers found that astronauts who went to the moon were almost five times more likely to die of ...Read More

Religion

Vatican emissary squashed Archbishop Nienstedt investigation, memo says

MINNEAPOLIS -- Ramsey County dropped criminal charges against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis for failing to protect three boys from an abusive priest Wednesday and released documents that disclosed a social connection between that ...Read More

Senior Living

Viral Hepatitis Kills -- A Lot

Tuberculosis, malaria and HIV/AIDS are global scourges, killing millions of people worldwide each year. Viral hepatitis is worse. A report published in the Lancet looked at death data from 183 countries and found the mortality rate for viral ...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: Historians record every bolt, every curve on classic cars

ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- The first Camaro Chevrolet ever built sits on a turntable in a photographically perfect white room devoid of right angles and shadows.

After a long strange trip that began in a secret corner of General Motors' Norwood, Ohio, ...Read More

Consumer

The Mortgage Professor: Is making extra mortgage payments better than ...

Many mortgage borrowers at some point consider making extra payments or refinancing but are confused as to which would serve them better. This article is directed to them.

EXTRA PAYMENT DECISIONS VERSUS REFINANCE DECISIONS

While borrowers ...Read More

Gardening

On Gardening: Cora Cascade vinca spreading color and happiness

The last time I reported on the Cora Cascade was in 2010; so much has changed with this trailing beauty, it's now even better than we knew it then, so I thought I'd write an update.

Cora Cascade vinca has been beating the brutal summers in simply...Read More

Parents

CDC urges doctors to aggressively test pregnant women for Zika

WASHINGTON -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is calling on doctors to more aggressively screen pregnant women for the Zika virus and to take advantage of new testing technology to improve the diagnosis, follow-up and monitoring of ...Read More

Pets

Knowledge

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History

A thought for the day

A thought for the day: Samuel Davies, 18th-century American educator, said, Intolerance has been the curse of every age and state.

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Science & Technology

Lake Tahoe: Warmest water temperatures ever recorded threaten famed ...

Lake Tahoe's average surface temperature last year was the warmest ever recorded, the latest evidence that climate change is altering California's iconic Sierra Nevada landmark.

In a report released Thursday by the University of California, Davis...Read More

Weather

At least 24 dead in West Virginia flooding

WASHINGTON -- At least 24 people have died in floods stemming from heavy rainfall in West Virginia, emergency officials said Saturday.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin declared a state of emergency and said it could be the worst flooding the state has seen ...Read More

Politics

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2 conventions, 1 vast gulf: Republicans and Democrats appear to be ...

PHILADELPHIA -- One night this week, the Democratic convention featured eight black women whose children had died in shootings or at the hands of police. A week earlier, Republicans repeatedly paid tribute to law enforcement.

In Philadelphia, the...Read More