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Tips for preventing child deaths in hot cars

Sunday, July 13, 2014

More than three dozen children die of hyperthermia in cars annually in the United States, and since 1998 more than 500 children have died in hot cars. Heatstroke can happen when the temperature is as low as 57 degrees, and car interiors can reach well over 110 degrees even when the outside temperature is in the 60s. ∎ Here are some tips from safety advocates on avoiding accidental deaths in hot … 0

How to lose weight: Eat like a man; don’t diet; eat steak and not just salad.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

It’s a cliche that it’s easier for men to lose weight than it is for women. And while testosterone has a lot to do with that, registered dietitian Jim White says another big reason is how men approach food. In an article on Fitness magazine’s website, he suggests seven “dude-style habits” that might help women shed a few pounds, including: ∎ Don’t always order … 0

10 business books for summer reading

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Planning on doing some summer reading? Throw one of these books into your beach tote at the suggestion of the experts at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. These reads are meant to help you get ahead in your career, better manage teams, sharpen your leadership skills or just … 0

Should teachers be paid for degrees?

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Efforts to eliminate extra pay for teachers who earn advanced degrees are gaining momentum in a small but growing number of U.S. schools, stirring a national debate about how best to compensate quality educators and angering teachers who … 0

FCC approves plan to subsidize Wi-Fi upgrades in schools, libraries

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Regulators approved a big package of federal aid for schools and libraries so they can upgrade their Wi-Fi networks, part of a larger effort to modernize the way educators connect their charges to the Web. In a 3-2 vote along party lines Friday, the Federal Communications Commission gave … 0

Deadliest, rarest form of plague contracted by man near Denver

Saturday, July 12, 2014

A Colorado man is infected with the rarest and most fatal form of plague, an airborne version that can be spread through coughing and sneezing. It is the first case of pneumonic plague seen in the state since 2004, said Jennifer House, a spokeswoman for the Colorado Department … 0

Inventor pushes solar panels for roads, highways

Saturday, July 12, 2014

The solar panels that Idaho inventor Scott Brusaw has built aren’t meant for rooftops. They are meant for roads, driveways, parking lots, bike trails and, eventually, highways. Brusaw, an electrical engineer, said the hexagon-shaped panels can withstand the … 0

Teacher tenure fight gains momentum with ruling

Saturday, July 12, 2014

A month after a California judge ruled that job protections for teachers violated children’s constitutional rights, one lawsuit making the same claim has been filed in New York, another has been announced and critics of teacher tenure in other states say they are preparing litigation as well. The … 0

Backlogged immigration courts face new deluge

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Adolescent girls in braids and pigtails and teenage boys wearing jeans and sneakers sat alongside their parents in the courtroom of Immigration Judge Frank Travieso to hear how long they might be allowed to stay in the United … 0

Merkel says U.S. Cold War methods won’t end German partnership

Saturday, July 12, 2014

German Chancellor Angela Merkel accused the United States of using outdated Cold War intelligence methods even as she pledged not to allow the clash over espionage to get in the way of joint projects between the two NATO allies. Merkel, speaking yesterday in a live interview with German … 0

Migrant boy buried in Guatemala hometown

Saturday, July 12, 2014

A 15-year-old Guatemalan migrant was buried in his hometown yesterday, nearly a month after he became a symbol of the perils facing unaccompanied children who have been flooding illegally into the United States Residents of Gilberto Francisco Ramos … 0

U.N. warns Iraq of ‘chaos’ if no political progress

Saturday, July 12, 2014

The U.N. urged Iraq’s leaders yesterday to overcome their deep divisions and move quickly to form a new government that can unite the country and confront a surging militant threat, warning that failure to do so “risks plunging … 0

Wal-Mart faces Morgan negligence suit over turnpike crash

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan sued Wal-Mart for negligence over a New Jersey Turnpike accident last month that left him critically injured after a company truck driver went at least 24 hours without sleep. Wal-Mart “knew or should have known” … 0