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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

Man linked to Nazi police dies in Michigan at 93

Thursday, July 10, 2014

A man under a deportation order for serving in a Nazi-controlled police force during World War II has died in Michigan at age 93 after years of denials that he shot at Jews. John Kalymon of Troy died … 0

Maine police get Facebook boost with stuffed duck

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Police officers in a Maine city believe they have quacked the code for finding followers on social media. The 80-officer Bangor Police Department, which serves a city of about 33,000, has attracted more than 20,000 likes on its … 0

Scientists turn to public to help pay for research

Thursday, July 10, 2014

In more than three decades of studying ferns, Duke University professor Kathleen Pryer has received her share of grant money. But for her newest project, she’s getting help from a retired nurse in Canada and a 17-year-old in … 0

Improper payments by federal government top $100B

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Tax credits for families that don’t qualify. Medicare payments for treatments that might not be necessary. Unemployment benefits for people who are secretly working. Federal agencies reported making $100 billion in payments last year to people who may … 1

VA apologizes to whistleblowers facing retaliation

Thursday, July 10, 2014

A top official at the Veterans Affairs Department said he is sorry that VA employees have suffered retaliation after making complaints about poor patient care, long wait times and other problems. James Tuchschmidt, the No. 2 official at … 2

Utah to appeal gay marriage ruling to high court

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Utah is going directly to the nation’s highest court to challenge a federal appeals court ruling that gay couples have a constitutional right to marry, the state attorney general’s office announced yesterday. The state opted to appeal the … 0

New York police see risks with drones’ popularity

Thursday, July 10, 2014

One private drone crash-landed in midtown Manhattan. Another caused alarm by hovering over Times Square amid tight security during Super Bowl week. Most recently, authorities said, another had a close brush with a police helicopter near the George … 0

U.S. students in middle of pack on financial knowhow

Thursday, July 10, 2014

In an increasingly global economy, just 1 in 10 teenagers around the world is able to make some key – but complex – financial decisions, including choosing among various loans or analyzing invoices and pay slips. The picture … 0

Iraqi leader accuses Kurds of hosting militants

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The ethnic and sectarian tensions that threaten to tear Iraq apart flared yesterday as the prime minister accused the Kurdish self-rule region of harboring the Sunni militants who have overrun much of the country, and 50 bodies were … 0

Donetsk primed for siege as Ukraine army hems in fleeing rebels

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Donetsk is steeling itself for a siege as troops encircle separatists who have pulled back to the biggest city in Ukraine’s conflict zone after months of bloody unrest. “I feel it will be the end of Donetsk soon – all life will stop,” said Oleksandr, 32, after hundreds … 0