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US service member killed by bomb blast in northern Iraq

WASHINGTON -- A U.S. service member was killed Thursday by a roadside bomb blast while aiding the Iraqi-led operation to recapture the city of Mosul from Islamic State militants, the Pentagon said.

The incident marks the first American death ...Read More


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American Airlines third quarter profit drops in half

FORT WORTH, Texas -- American Airlines said its profit dropped in half for the third quarter as planes weren't as full and income taxes were up.

The Fort Worth-based carrier reported net income of $737 million, down 56 percent from the $1.7 ...Read More


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Can 'Manchester by the Sea' Gotham nominations lead to awards season ...

Kenneth Lonergan's acclaimed drama "Manchester by the Sea" was the leader Thursday morning in the 26th annual Gotham Awards nominations.

The film earned four mentions, for feature, screenplay, actor (Casey Affleck) and breakthrough actor (Lucas ...Read More

Health & Spirit

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An idea borrowed from South Africa: Ordinary citizens fill gaps in ...

NEW YORK -- Destini Belton isn't a doctor or a nurse. She's a trained health coach, and as a trusted neighbor in Harlem, she goes where clinics and hospitals can't -- into patients' homes to understand the mundane but vital details of their lives....Read More


Priest accused of attempted rape pleads no contest, gets probation

PHILADELPHIA -- An Archdiocese of Philadelphia priest accused of trying to rape a teenage boy will receive probation after pleading no contest Monday.

Jury selection had been set for Monday for the Rev. James J. Brennan's retrial on charges of ...Read More

Senior Living

Social Security Q&A: Supplemental Security Income

Q: I know you need to have limited resources to receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI). But what is considered a resource?

A: Resources are things you own that you can use for support. They include cash, real estate, personal belongings, bank...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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Germany tells Tesla to stop using 'Autopilot' in its sales pitch

Germany's transport minister told Tesla to cease using the Autopilot name to market its cars in that country, under the theory that the name suggests the cars can drive themselves without driver attention, the news agency Reuters reported Sunday. ...Read More


The Mortgage Professor: Is the annual percentage rate a useful disclosure?

When the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau substantially changed mortgage disclosure rules last year, it did not change the status of the annual percentage rate, or APR, as the system's disclosure centerpiece.

The reason for the central role ...Read More



Scarcity of mental health care means patients — especially kids — ...

On any given day, pediatrician Lindsay Irvin estimates a quarter of her patients need psychiatric help. She sees teens who say they are suicidal, and elementary schoolchildren who suffer chest pains stemming from bullying anxiety.

Though she does...Read More



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Bill Clinton derides Trump's view of election results

Former President Bill Clinton mocked Donald Trump's refusal to commit to accepting the election results unless he won.

"We'd all like that if life were like that, wouldn't we? If we won every moment of every day," Clinton said Thursday while ...Read More