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  • 20140614-AMX-RETIRE-GENX14.jpg Lean retirement looms for Generation X

    When their working years end, Gen-Xers might have to live on just half of their pre-retirement income, compared with 60 percent for the Baby Boom generation, Pew said last year.

    June 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Study: Kids gain weight more quickly over summer break

    Any parent or teacher can tell you that schoolchildren tend to slip back a bit academically over the long summer break. But now a Harvard University study has come up with troubling indications that they also gain weight more quickly during those months when, traditionally, we hope they're outdoors much of the time, enjoying the summer sun.

    June 16, 2014

  • screenshot starbucks.jpg Starbucks to pay part of college tuition for US store workers

    Starbucks, which has offered company stock for store workers for more than two decades, will now begin picking up most of the college tab for its employees.

    June 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • 20140612-AMX-FATHERS-CARDS123.jpg Father's Day cards make subjects the targets of jokes

    There's a good chance if you receive — or give — a Father's Day card this weekend, Dad will be portrayed as a flatulent, beer-obsessed, tool-challenged buffoon who would rather hog the remote, go fishing or play golf than be with the kids.

    June 13, 2014 3 Photos

  • On the Southern Baptist agenda: Get the evangelizers evangelizing

    From Billy Graham's roadside tent revivals to Jerry Falwell's TV ministries to Rick Warren's 20,000-member megachurch, Southern Baptists dominate the evangelical brand in America.

    June 13, 2014

  • Facebook places multiple bets to win messaging wars

    Facebook is adopting a multifront strategy to woo fickle smartphone users who crave a variety of ways to send messages to friends.

    June 13, 2014

  • Deadly guardrails spearing drivers is whistleblower's crusade

    Harman is suing Trinity Highway and its Dallas-based owner, Trinity Industries Inc., alleging that it made quiet design changes that transformed guardrail systems across the U.S. into potentially deadly hazards.

    June 13, 2014

  • Texting while driving is latest teen risk as smoking declines

    While smoking among American teens has fallen to a 22-year low, most adolescents admit to engaging in a new type of risky behavior: texting while driving.

    June 12, 2014

  • No one is against devoted dads

    Father's Day is Sunday, which means that it's time for pundits and politicians to scold the American public - with special ire reserved for black members of the American public - for our supposed indifference to the wonder and awe of fatherhood.

    June 12, 2014

  • Jeffrey Land mg.jpg Tough scrape: Inmate faces new charges after failed escape try

    An inmate at a Georgia detention center could spend more time behind bars after officials said he tried to use a piece of metal to cut through his cell wall in an apparent escape attempt.

    June 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • facebook.png Facebook making big changes to its advertisements

    Facebook is making significant changes to the advertisements on its network, and said Thursday that it will give users more control over which ads they see on its network.

    June 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • Is the FDA waging a war on artisanal cheese?

    Is the Food and Drug Administration waging a war on artisanal cheese?
    The answer depends on your perspective. But this much is certain: The agency's answer to New York regulators about using wooden boards to age cheese has caused an uproar in the domestic industry and raised questions about the status of imported cheeses that use the same process.

    June 11, 2014

  • VIDEO: Man attracts attention of local officials after feeding, swimming with alligators

    Home video from a recent swamp boat tour in Louisiana shows a guide in the water feeding chicken and marshmallows to two alligators. The video has attracted the attention of local and state wildlife officials.

    June 11, 2014

  • Cantor's historic House election defeat by the numbers

    Eric Cantor's historic election loss, with voters in his Virginia district unseating the second most powerful leader of the House, can be read in a series of odds-defying numbers.

    June 11, 2014

  • Avery Johnson.jpg Assault suspect loses college baseball scholarship

    The investigation into an alleged sexual assault at a alcohol-fueled post-prom party in Georgia has led to at least one suspect losing a college baseball scholarship.

    June 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • google-seo-search-results-screenshot.jpg Your new boss is going to Google you, so make sure she likes what she sees

    This is what a professional online reputation management "campaign" looks like: four people — one patched in via video — around a conference room table, jotting notes on laptops, carefully examining every trace of a client's digital existence and plotting a strategy to improve it.

    June 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • ericcantor.jpg VIDEO: House Majority Leader loses in primary

    David Brat, an economics professor with Tea Party backing, shocked the Republican party on Tuesday by defeating House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a primary in their suburban Richmond, Virginia district. See reaction from both candidates.

    June 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • MAP: Here are the 74 school shootings since Newtown

    The incident at an Oregon high school is the 74th school shooting since the Newtown massacre in 2012. Everytown for Gun Safety, a gun control action group, keeps a rolling list of the shootings, defined as an incident where "a firearm was discharged inside a school building or on school or campus grounds, as documented in publicly reported news accounts."

    June 10, 2014

  • 20140610-AMX-MARS10.jpg How do you change a flat on Mars? NASA learning as it goes

    When the Curiosity rover set out last July on its much-anticipated drive to the Mars mission's ultimate destination — the three-mile-high science prize called Mount Sharp — everyone knew the going might get rough. Indeed, Mars had other plans for the rover, and they weren't cordial.

    June 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • 6-8-14 ricin.jpg Oklahoma man accused of plotting to poison pregnant girlfriend with ricin

    Preston H. Rhoads, who was charged in April with two counts of solicitation of murder and two counts of attempting to kill another person, is accused of producing the deadly poison ricin and asking a former co-worker to help poison his girlfriend, Shanisty Whittington.

    June 10, 2014 4 Photos

  • HillaryClinton_2326613b.jpg Hillary Clinton defends comments on her struggle with finances

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton defended her remarks about the financial struggles she and Bill Clinton experienced, including mortgages they needed for "houses."

    June 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • APTOPIX Police Shot Las Vegas [Duplicate] Suspect in Vegas rampage lived in Indiana

    Jerad Miller, who, along with his wife, killed two Las Vegas police officers and a bystander in a shooting spree Sunday, briefly lived in Indiana in the early 2000s. Miller and his wife, Amanda, have been identified as the couple who shot two policemen at a Cici's Pizza and a third man at a Wal-Mart before killing themselves.

    June 10, 2014 3 Photos

  • Family Dollar adopts poison pill

    Family Dollar Stores Inc., facing a threat from billionaire activist Carl Icahn, adopted a shareholder-rights plan that will limit investors from acquiring more than 10 percent of the company.

    June 9, 2014

  • Social networks are the new matchmakers

    With studies showing that one-third of married couples started their relationships online, finding romance via URLs is no longer as novel - and creepy - as it seemed when dating sites launched in the mid-1990s.

    June 9, 2014

  • Why Africa's militaries are so bad

    The optimistic "Africa Rising" slogan has been looking a little tired of late, as its critics point out that higher growth rates do not necessarily deliver either jobs or poverty alleviation. There's been less focus on another area where the "Africa Rising" narrative also seems to be failing to deliver: improved security for the continent's 1.1 billion inhabitants.

    June 9, 2014

  • $15 minimum wage puts Seattle in uncharted waters

    Depending on which pundit is nattering away, this means Seattle is either going to fall off the map and become a "Mad Max"-style economic wasteland or transform into an egalitarian utopia that inspires sweeping pro-labor activism nationwide.

    June 6, 2014

  • Amazon's drone dream sets off race to build better sensor

    In the quest to build drones that can help companies like Amazon.com make door-to-door deliveries, engineers are racing to overcome a fundamental challenge: helping unmanned, suitcase-sized aircraft see where they're going.

    June 6, 2014

  • It's back! The world's cheapest airline flies again

    his week the relaunched version of People Express, the somewhat iconic 1980s-era discount carrier, began selling tickets for the first time in more than two decades for flights in markets that the major carriers have abandoned.

    June 6, 2014

  • This is why it's so hard to define unemployment

    Calculating the number of people who are unemployed seems like a pretty straightforward task. But the years since the Great Recession have highlighted the complexities of one of the country's the most critical economic indicators.

    June 5, 2014

  • iphone4.jpg Five major new features in iOS 8

    Apple has taken the wraps off its latest mobile operating system, iOS 8, introducing a suite of new features to users aimed at streamlining some of their most annoying daily tasks.

    June 5, 2014 1 Photo

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