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White House offered 'alternative facts' on inauguration crowd, adviser ...

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump's senior advisers defended White House attacks on the news media and incorrect claims about the size of the crowd at his inauguration, accusing news organizations Sunday of trying to undermine Trump's ...Read More

Business

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Gail MarksJarvis: Investment advice? Or sales pitch? New rule will make ...

Should you trust the adviser who's telling you what to do with your money?

Unfortunately, many should not. The sad story is that if you are like most Americans, you are easy prey for the money advice business that's involved with over $14 ...Read More

Entertainment

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Fox backs off rally coverage

LOS ANGELES--The three main cable news networks may have been equal in their wall-to-wall coverage of Friday's inauguration and its festivities, but during Saturday's coverage of the Women's March on Washington, the historical divide between Fox ...Read More

Health & Spirit

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Health

Trump adviser says health-law requirement to have insurance will end

NEW YORK –– The Trump administration plans to end the Affordable Care Act's requirement that most people have health insurance, an adviser to the president said.

Kellyanne Conway, in an interview with NBC, appeared to indicate that the law's ...Read More

Religion

Senior Living

Social Security's gift to children is security

This is the season of caring. No matter your religion or belief, December is also considered a time to focus on the children we love. Whether we're wrapping Santa's gifts, buying Hanukkah treats, decorating the house in celebration of Kwanzaa, or ...Read More

Home & Leisure

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Automotive

Mark Phelan: Detroit auto show hits and misses

From affordable small SUVs to all manner of family sedan, sporty and luxury cars, the soon-to-conclude 2017 North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center in Detroit embodies the variety of vehicles on sale.

There's plenty of technology, ...Read More

Consumer

Could the 30-year mortgage survive without the government?

WASHINGTON -- Republicans are raising the prospect of making the biggest change to home loans since the New Deal.

Two of President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet picks, along with Republican lawmakers, have been speaking publicly about curbing ...Read More

Gardening

On Gardening: Primulas' vibrant colors beat winter's doldrums

Forget about fake news it's fake flowers that have my attention. Actually, they are not fake; they are the brilliantly colorful primula. Recently, the astonishing color and beauty had passersby gawking in amazement.

It took about 72 hours of ...Read More

Parents

Annette Bening explores motherhood and mood swings in her latest gem, '...

'Sometimes I have an almost involuntary, intuitive reaction about a character -- a light goes off in my head," said Annette Bening, confessing that she didn't have that response when she first read Mike Mills' script for "20th Century Women."

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Pets

Knowledge

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History

A thought for the day

A thought for the day: The smallest bookstore still contains more ideas of worth than have been presented in the entire history of television. -- Andrew Ross

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Science & Technology

Earth sets heat record in 2016 — for the third year in a row

It's official: 2016 was the hottest year on record in 122 years of record-keeping, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The 1.78-degree jump over the mid-20th-century average marks the...Read More

Weather

Storms make significant dent in California drought, new federal records ...

LOS ANGELES -- A week of powerful storms in Northern California has significantly eased the state's water shortage, with a large swath of the state emerging from drought conditions, officials said Thursday.

The numbers underscore what officials ...Read More

Politics

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White House offered 'alternative facts' on inauguration crowd, adviser ...

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump's senior advisers defended White House attacks on the news media and incorrect claims about the size of the crowd at his inauguration, accusing news organizations Sunday of trying to undermine Trump's ...Read More