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Published: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:22:04 GMT

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When Women Wear Blue Helmets

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:18:01 GMT

Could more female U.N. peacekeepers lead to a decrease in sexual assaults?



Deal reached to keep US government running, help Flint

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:16:53 GMT

Congressional leaders have broken a stalemate over money to address the Flint, Michigan, water crisis, clearing the way for a spending bill to keep the US government open.



Afghan official: Airstrike hits house, killing 13 civilians

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:14:07 GMT

An Afghan official says an airstrike hit a residential building in eastern Afghanistan, killing 13 civilians



Lin-Manuel Miranda to host 'Saturday Night Live'

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:11:26 GMT

NBC says that Lin-Manuel Miranda, who created and starred in the Broadway sensation "Hamilton," will host "Saturday Night Live" on Oct. 8



Stage musical to be made from 1988 film 'Madame Sousatzka'

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:11:13 GMT

A musical based on the 1988 film "Madame Sousatzka" starring Shirley MacLaine is heading toward a Toronto theater with a hope it can make it to Broadway



Report: Russia Implicated in MH17 Malaysia Airline Crash Over Ukraine

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:10:01 GMT

Moscow immediately blasted investigation findings as unqualified and speculative.



The Latest: John Warner says Trump disrespects military

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:08:58 GMT

Former Republican senator John Warner is panning Donald Trump as disrespectful of the military and woefully unprepared to be commander in chief



10 Unexpected Wallet-Friendly Destination Wedding Ideas

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:08:35 GMT

Enjoy marital bliss in an under-the-radar and inexpensive hot spot.



6 Ways Being Too Nice Costs You Money

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:08:26 GMT

Don't be afraid to speak up when your money is on the line.



The Latest: Top Dem says Russia behind DNC hacking

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:05:04 GMT

A top-ranking Democratic lawmaker says intelligence officials have reached a "clear consensus" that the Russian government was behind the hack of the Democratic National Committee emails earlier this year



9 Websites to Help You Make Retirement Income

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:05:00 GMT

Try these ways to earn money without leaving your house.



10 All-Inclusive Resorts Debuting in Mexico and the Caribbean in 2016 and 2017

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:02:23 GMT

Take advantage of new bells and whistles and plenty of relaxation with an all-inclusive getaway.



Officials: US to send more troops to Iraq to help with Mosul

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:02:10 GMT

US officials says President Barack Obama is preparing to send more troops to Iraq to help reclaim the city of Mosul from the Islamic State group



Fill Out the FAFSA Early

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:00:00 GMT

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid for the 2017-18 school year will be available Oct. 1 – don't wait too long to get started.



Branch Campuses Offer International Students Access to a Global Education

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:00:00 GMT

There are advantages to staying closer to home while earning the same degree as students at the main campus.



Mickelson promises prepared US team at Ryder Cup

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:59:54 GMT

Phil Mickelson criticized another Ryder Cup captain in explaining why this American team at least will be prepared to play its best



Buckingham Palace official jailed over bribes for contracts

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:58:01 GMT

A former British royal official has been sentenced to five years in prison for taking more than 100,000 pounds ($130,000) in bribes to award contracts for work at Buckingham Palace and other royal residences



Conservative group honors officers in Freddie Gray case

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:57:51 GMT

The conservative Media Research Center has honored the Baltimore police officers who were charged but not convicted in the 2015 death of a young black man whose fatal neck injury in the back of a police van touched off riots in the city



Unheralded NC Democrat's surge threatens GOP's Burr

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:57:40 GMT

In a state split almost evenly ideologically, little-known former Democratic state legislator Deborah Ross is counting on public anger over the GOP political takeover of North Carolina to help her upset two-term U.S. Senator Richard Burr



Vermont man lost at sea was suspect in grandfather's killing

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:57:34 GMT

According to court records, a 22-year-old Vermont man who was rescued after being lost at sea for a week was a suspect in his wealthy grandfather's unsolved killing in 2013



BlackBerry Ltd Quitting Smartphone Production (BBRY)

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:56:30 GMT

This doesn’t spell the end for BlackBerry devices, however.



French government plans tax cuts in its 2017 budget

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:56:20 GMT

The French government is presenting its 2017 budget, including 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) in tax cuts that are expected to benefit 5 million low and middle-income households



Aleppo: 29 Doctors Remain, Yet ‘Thriving Nightlife’ Amid Bombings

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:53:16 GMT

For a city torn in two, half live in ruin.



Honda says Takata air bag ruptured in Malaysia crash, 1 dead

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:51:04 GMT

Japanese automaker Honda says a Takata air bag ruptured in a crash in Malaysia which killed the driver



Takata sells auto interiors unit as recall costs rise

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:49:29 GMT

Troubled air bag maker Takata Corp. of Japan is selling its automotive interior trim and seating material operation, presumably to raise money to fund costly inflator recalls



The Latest: Study: Syria displacement fueled by shelling

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:48:29 GMT

An international relief NGO says bombardment is the leading cause of forced displacement in Syria



Marijuana measures on the ballot in 9 states on Nov. 8

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:47:24 GMT

A rundown of the proposals to expand legal access to marijuana that will be on the Nov. 8 ballot in nine states, including California, Arizona, Maine and Massachusetts



The Latest: Italy calls Israel's Peres a 'symbol of peace'

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:47:10 GMT

Italy's foreign minister, recalling Shimon Peres as a "tireless supporter" of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, is hailing the late Israeli leader as a "symbol of peace."



Syrian government attacks 2 hospitals, bread line in Aleppo

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:45:35 GMT

Activists and medics say government airstrikes and shelling near a bread distribution center and two hospitals in eastern, rebel-held Aleppo have killed at least seven people and put at least one of the medical facilities completely out of service



10 Colleges That Have Produced Most Active NFL Players

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:45:00 GMT

The 'U' leads the way with 52 alumni on NFL rosters.



Clinton seeks campaign lift from Sanders, Michelle Obama

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:44:03 GMT

Hillary Clinton is looking to build on her widely praised debate performance by making a direct appeal to younger voters whose enthusiasm drove Bernie Sanders' unlikely campaign



EU launches anti-trust probe into Deutsche Boerse-LSE merger

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:42:07 GMT

The European Commission is probing the planned merger of Germany's Deutsche Boerse AG and the London Stock Exchange Group over concerns the move could limit competition



22q Syndrome: What You Should Know

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:40:08 GMT

This "rare" genetic disorder is surprisingly common.



Prepare Your Credit Cards for Holiday Shopping

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:39:56 GMT

Don't let shopping for gifts ding your credit score or derail your finances.



How to Invest in the App Market

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:38:51 GMT

As the mobile market continues to grow, investors are looking at what's next on the horizon.



Tribune Media completes sale of Tribune Tower, other assets

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:37:36 GMT

Tribune Media has completed the sale of several real estate assets, including Tribune Tower in Chicago and Los Angeles Times Square



Israel mourns as preparations begin for Peres' funeral

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:36:50 GMT

Israel is mourning the death of Shimon Peres, a former president and prime minister whose life story mirrored that of the Jewish state, as the government begins preparations for a funeral that is expected to bring together world leaders and dignitaries



Separatists say Russian troops staging exercises in Moldova

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:31:37 GMT

The news agency of the Trans-Dniester separatist region in Moldova says Russian troops have begun another round of military exercises in the territory



How I Got to College: Chase Watkins

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:30:00 GMT

Learn how this Florida high schooler chose to attend the University of Florida.



How I Got to College: Catherine Cassedy

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:30:00 GMT

Learn how this Florida high schooler chose to attend Duke University.



How I Got to College: Abram Scharf

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:30:00 GMT

Learn how this Florida high schooler chose to attend Brown University.



How I Got to College: Virginia "Ginger" Paight

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:30:00 GMT

Learn how this Florida high schooler chose to attend the University of South Florida.



How I Got to College: Magnus Hanevik

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:30:00 GMT

Learn how this Florida high schooler chose to attend the University of South Florida.



How I Got to College: Marlon Ausby Jr.

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:30:00 GMT

Learn how this Florida high schooler chose to attend the University of South Florida.



How I Got to College: Ana Rescala

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:30:00 GMT

Learn how this Florida high schooler chose to attend the University of Southern California.



How I Got to College: Claire Chen

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:30:00 GMT

Learn how this Florida high schooler chose to attend Johns Hopkins University.



How to Buy Unit Investment Trusts

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:29:05 GMT

They operate like exchange-traded funds but their time is limited and brokerage fees can be high.



Ford recalls Focus hatchbacks for latch release problem

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:27:04 GMT

Ford is recalling about 74,000 Focus hatchback cars with manual transmissions in the U.S. and Canada because the hatches can be unlatched too easily while the cars are moving



The World Mourns Shimon Peres

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:26:38 GMT

Current and former world leaders mourned the passing of Shimon Peres early Wednesday, praising him as a patriot and a man of principle who was committed to pursuing peace in a region known for its violence.



Yankee Stadium Engagement: She Said Yes, Now Where Is the Ring?

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:26:13 GMT

Andrew Fox had everything he needed to make one of life's biggest decisions: the engagement ring, the perfect woman and a beautiful night at Yankee Stadium.



Goldie Hawn's key to romance with Kurt Russell? No marriage

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:26:06 GMT

Goldie Hawn says the key to her successful 33-year Hollywood romance with Kurt Russell is that they never got married



Yves Saint Laurent designer makes highly-anticipated debut

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:23:14 GMT

A giant crane _ in the colors of the French flag _ which hoisted up a giant neon YSL logo above a construction site, said it all



8 Low-Cost Products That Outperform Their Expensive Name-Brand Equivalents

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:19:14 GMT

Get more bang for your buck by opting to buy these generic items.



Katy Perry strips down at ballot box for Funny or Die

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:18:23 GMT

Katy Perry would like to remind voters it doesn't matter what you wear when you vote



Abdul-Jabbar writing book about UCLA coach John Wooden

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:06:13 GMT

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's next book will be a fond look back at his long friendship with the late John Wooden, the celebrated basketball coach at UCLA.



Germany's Lufthansa acquiring remainder of Brussels Airlines

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:04:16 GMT

Germany's Lufthansa says it is taking over Brussels Airlines, exercising its option to acquire the remaining 55 percent stake in its parent company, SN Airholding



5 of the Best ETFs to Buy for the 4th Quarter

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:00:00 GMT

These funds provide opportunities for investors as the year draws to a close.



A Vote for Gary Johnson or Jill Stein Is a Vote for Donald Trump

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:00:00 GMT

Protest votes for Gary Johnson or Jill Stein amount to votes for Donald Trump.



Homeless, Mentally Ill Youth Benefit From Housing Program

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:00:00 GMT

Over two years, they had a more stable living situation, researchers report



Secondhand Smoke More Insidious Than Thought

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:00:00 GMT

Nonsmokers can be exposed without knowing it, suffer health risks, researchers say



Your Biological Clock: Why Some Age Faster Than Others

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:00:00 GMT

New research could help explain why healthy living isn't always enough



Shimon Peres Dies at 93

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:57:45 GMT

The former Israeli statesman had recently suffered a stroke. He was 93.



Orders for US durable goods slipped slightly in August

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:51:20 GMT

Orders to US factories for durable goods edged down in August, as volatile aircraft category causes slight dip



'The Magicians' author writing novel set in post-Camelot era

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:30:48 GMT

The author of the best-selling "Magicians" fantasy trilogy will next take on the aftermath of King Arthur and Camelot



3 Questions to Ask About Age-Based 529 Plan Investments

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:30:00 GMT

Families should investigate before they 'set and forget' the investments in these tax-advantaged college savings accounts.



Polish official: Cabinet changes expected Wednesday

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:29:44 GMT

The Polish government spokesman says the prime minister will announce changes in her Cabinet following its weekly session on Wednesday



Rapper gets 15-year sentence in child porn, music video case

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:16:16 GMT

An Ohio rapper who federal authorities say recorded sexually explicit footage of teen girls and edited the footage into music videos has been sentenced to 15 years in prison



Reaction to the death of Israel's Shimon Peres

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:09:22 GMT

Quotes from around the world about the death of former Israeli President and Prime Minister Shimon Peres



Qatar Airways, BA parent IAG set up revenue-sharing deal

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:00:52 GMT

Qatar Airways and the parent of British Airways are setting up a revenue-sharing business partnership



Politics Today Makes Me Miss High School

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:00:00 GMT

Today's political antics make student government look significant and productive.



Europol: Ransomware now top cybercrime threat

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:51:38 GMT

European police agency Europol says the threat from ransomware has now eclipsed other forms of online theft, a sign of how quickly the computer-scrambling software has found favor in the electronic underworld



Health Highlights: Sept. 28, 2016

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:43:00 GMT




Moldova bans Ukraine meat over African swine fever fears

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:40:05 GMT

Moldovan authorities are banning the import of live animals and meat from Ukraine due to fears of African swine fever



Dutch investigators give results of MH17 probe to families

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:23:21 GMT

Victim relative: Investigators say Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down over Ukraine by missile launcher moved in from Russia



Donald Trump Criticizes Former Miss Universe Alicia Machado

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:23:00 GMT

GOP nominee accused of belittling woman over weight gain.



Indonesia evacuates tourists after Mount Barujari eruption

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:21:39 GMT

Indonesian authorities say they have evacuated most tourists from Mount Barujari on Lombok island after it spewed a massive column of ash into the atmosphere



UK judge bans publication of hacked Pippa Middleton photos

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:21:31 GMT

British judge has imposed a publication ban on photographs of Pippa Middleton after allegations that 3,000 personal images were stolen in a hacking attack on her iCloud account



Russian man suspected of breaking law with drone in Warsaw

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:16:25 GMT

Warsaw prosecutors have officially informed a Russian citizen that he is suspected of violating Polish aviation law by flying a drone over Polish government buildings in Warsaw



Coast Guard suspends search for missing Cuban migrants

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:08:54 GMT

The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the search for a group of Cuban migrants reported missing from a makeshift vessel that capsized off the Florida Keys



Shimon Peres witnessed Israel's history, and shaped it

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:03:57 GMT

Shimon Peres, a young aide to Israel's founders in 1948, witnessed and shaped the country's history



Health Tip: Add Veggies to Most Any Meal

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:00:00 GMT

Suggestions for sneaking them in



Health Tip: Let Kids Make Breakfast

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:00:00 GMT

Here are some healthy options



Two Biggest Brewers, SABMiller and Anheuser-Busch Inbev, Merger Clears Final Hurdle

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:26:29 GMT

Budweiser maker Anheuser-Busch InBev's 79 billion pound ($103 billion) takeover of SABMiller has cleared its final hurdle after investors approved plans to merge the world's two biggest brewers.



Deutsche Bank shares stabilize as unit sale raises cash

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:17:33 GMT

Deutsche Bank shares have stabilized after the lender announced it had concluded the sale of a life insurance subsidiary, which appeared to calm investor jitters over its finances



NAACP head says shooting victim's history doesn't matter

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:11:51 GMT

The head of the local chapter of the NAACP says the history of a black man shot to death by a North Carolina police officer doesn't matter because the officers didn't know about it



5 Under the Radar Fruits and Vegetables to Try This Fall

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:00:00 GMT

Check out these fresh seasonal produce picks, with recipes.



Doctors Often Neglect Their Own Mental Health

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:00:00 GMT

Perceived stigma, fear of career repercussions hinder treatment, study suggests



Food Flavors May Come From Surprising Sources

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:00:00 GMT

If you're looking for real, rather than artificial, tastes, be sure to check food labels



FDA's Cancer-Drug Reviewers Often Join Industry Later: Study

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:00:00 GMT

Analysis raises concerns about regulators' ability to serve the public interest, researchers suggest



The Latest: Pope Francis condemns Syria bombing

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:50:00 GMT

Pope Francis has decried the assault on the Syrian city of Aleppo, saying those responsible for the bombing must answer to God



Black Man Shot and Killed by Police Near San Diego Tuesday, Protesters Gather

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:49:57 GMT

A black man reportedly acting erratically at a strip mall in suburban San Diego was shot and killed by police after pulling an object from his pocket, pointing it at officers and assuming a 'shooting stance,' authorities said.



Old rivalries seen blocking OPEC deal to support oil price

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:34:42 GMT

Prospects are dim for a deal among OPEC countries on Wednesday to freeze production and support oil markets amid disagreements between rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran



Global Stocks Have Mixed Performance After Wall Street Gains, Clinton-Trump Debate

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:46:07 GMT

Global markets were mixed after investors were reassured by trade-friendly Hillary Clinton's performance in a U.S. presidential debate against Donald Trump.



German consumer confidence falls amid Brexit, terror fears

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:11:29 GMT

A closely watched survey shows German consumer confidence has dropped slightly as Brexit fears and terror threats have dampened the mood



California blaze burns aggressively across steep terrain

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:07:42 GMT

A blaze in a rugged area about 30 miles south of San Jose that destroyed at least one home and charred more than 3 square miles of dry brush and timber, continued to burn aggressively across steep terrain



Future of New Orleans Confederate monuments argued in court

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:52:33 GMT

A court is expected to hear arguments on whether New Orleans should be able to remove four Confederate monuments



Yellen likely to face questions about Wells Fargo

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:17:45 GMT

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is likely to face sharp questions from a House committee over whether there was a failure in oversight by federal banking regulators involving Wells Fargo



Williams writes she 'won't be silent' about police killings

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:15:56 GMT

Star tennis player Serena Williams says she 'won't be silent' about the killing of black men by police officers



WHY IT MATTERS: Guns

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:15:13 GMT

America's Second Amendment _ and just what rights it bestows _ is under the microscope as the 2016 election approaches



Senate poised to override Obama veto of 9/11 legislation

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:13:08 GMT

The Senate is poised to reject President Barack Obama's veto of a bill that would allow the families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia