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U.S. Marine charged with murder in death of transgender woman

CNN World - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 12:15
A U.S. Marine has been charged with murder in the death of a transgender woman who was found strangled in a Philippines hotel room in October, a prosecutor said.
Categories: International News

Room for only one black actress?

CNN Entertainment - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 12:06
Viola Davis received nods for her performance in the new ABC drama "How to Get Away With Murder," but "Scandal" actress Kerry Washington was nowhere to be found.
Categories: Entertainment News

Famed model says Bill Cosby drugged her

CNN Entertainment - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 12:05
In an essay for Vanity Fair, famed model Beverly Johnson accuses Bill Cosby of drugging her in a meeting at his Manhattan residence in the 1980s -- adding herself to the list of women who have made accusations against the comedian in recent weeks.
Categories: Entertainment News

Beyonce's latest surprise gets personal

CNN Entertainment - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 12:05
In honor of the one-year anniversary of her groundbreaking self-titled work, Beyonce has taken us by surprise yet again.
Categories: Entertainment News

France wants to ban uberPOP from January 1

Business News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 12:03
France is planning to ban Uber's ride-sharing service uberPOP from January 1.

Angelina Jolie's chickenpox explained

Health - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 11:59
Angelina Jolie missed the premiere of her new film because of chickenpox. This is why it's good she stayed home.
Categories: Health

R&B singer arrested trying to board plane

CNN Entertainment - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 11:55
Once your airplane's flight crew has shut the cabin doors in preparation for departure, don't open the door for a late-arriving boss. R&B singer Jeremih was arrested after allegedly asking his bouncer to open a closed airplane door to let him board.
Categories: Entertainment News

Chickenpox keeps Angelina Jolie from premiere

Health - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 11:54
Angelina Jolie delivered a special message to fans in a video posted to YouTube: She's got chickenpox.
Categories: Health

Sony hackers: ask nicely and we'll offer mercy

Business News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 11:52
The Sony hacking saga continues.

PetSmart acquired in $8.7 billion deal

Business News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 11:44
Woof woof! PetSmart has agreed to be acquired for $8.7 billion in the largest private equity deal so far this year.

Now only 5 left in the world

CNN - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 11:32
A northern white rhino has died at a San Diego zoo, leaving only five worldwide and bringing the species closer to extinction.
Categories: National News

Cleveland police slam NFL player's protest over Tamir Rice death

CNN - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 10:49
Cleveland police have slammed Cleveland Browns player Andrew Hawkins for wearing a T-shirt calling for justice in the police shooting of Tamir Rice during a warm-up before Sunday's NFL game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Categories: National News

10 Sandy Hook families sue Bushmaster

Business News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 10:42
Read full story for latest details.

Cosby accusations eerily similar

CNN - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 10:29
Hear from several of the women who have spoken out and brought allegations against Bill Cosby.
Categories: National News

Confirm new surgeon general

CNN World - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 10:27
David Gergen says Dr. Vivek Murthy is eminently qualified for confirmation by the Senate today as surgeon general.
Categories: International News

Conserve Energy This Winter by Choosing the Right Windows

Features - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 10:23
Five words or less

(NewsUSA) - Winter is upon us, but the window hasn't closed for homeowners to keep their heating bills from going through the roof.

While exploring tactics for cutting energy costs, there might be no more critical consideration than windows. A home with inefficient windows is almost like a home with a hole in the wall -- and installing energy-efficient windows can shave up to 15 percent off heating and cooling bills, according to estimates based on data set forth in the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Star Savings Estimates (www.energystar.gov/windows).

Numerous factors determine a window's energy efficiency. Windows with a lower "U-Factor," for example, are preferable in colder regions because they allow less heat to escape.

"Each homeowner's needs are unique, and it's important to choose windows that make the most sense for your home and environment," said Christine Marvin of Marvin Windows and Doors, a manufacturer of premium, made-to-order windows and doors. "To find out which product and glass solution might be right for you, we always suggest you visit your local dealer."

Here are some other tips to find the best windows for your home:

* Consider your conservation goals. One homeowner may simply want greater energy efficiency. Another may be drawn to "passive" or "net zero" building practices -- whose requirements are designed to maintain comfortable temperatures with incredibly minimal heating and cooling systems.

"At Marvin, our robust product offerings help homeowners achieve whatever type of solution they seek," said Marvin, who also pointed out that Marvin is the only major American window manufacturer to offer Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) certified options in the U.S.

* Don't sacrifice beauty for efficiency. Windows should be beautiful, functional, durable and energy efficient, says Marvin, whose company offers more than 150,000 energy-efficient options, including many standard product solutions that meet new Energy Star criteria that take effect in 2015 and 2016. "Rest assured -- there's a solution that fits both your design and efficiency needs."

* Add window treatments. Certain window treatments also can help maintain comfortable temperatures in a home. For example, homeowners can program Marvin's automated exterior shading system to provide the optimal amount of light, 24 hours a day.

* Consult an expert. Marvin suggests homeowners speak with a professional, when selecting windows, to explore and identify solutions for their home and climate.

For more information, visit marvin.com/green or Marvin.com.

Helping Golfers Stay in the Swing With Chiropractic Care

Features - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 10:19
Five words or less

(NewsUSA) - It takes years of practice to become a great golfer and to hone your swing. But to reach that level, your body has to be up to the task. Well, it turns out chiropractic care can help golfers treat injuries and restore balance. For more information, visit www.F4CP.org/findadoctor.

Watch the video at: http://youtu.be/cGWPeSV4VKQ

Oil is the Federal Reserve's 800-pound gorilla

Business News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 10:18
For months the Federal Reserve has been fixated on jobs, jobs, jobs. Is hiring strong enough in the U.S.? And what about wages? But now there's another wild card in the mix as the Fed considers when to raise interest rates: oil.

Brian Williams renews with NBC for five more years

Business News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 10:03
Brian Williams, the anchor of the "NBC Nightly News" for the past 10 years, has agreed to extend his contract, NBC said Monday morning.

Vacationing with grandma and grandpa is all the rage

Business News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 10:01
Thanks to generous grandparents, multi-generational family getaways have become a major trend in travel.

 

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