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Drone shows life, death of killer whales

CNN - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 12:40
Killer whale families swimming, playing and, in the sad case of two orcas, dying.
Categories: National News

Boys dressed like female celebs told to go home

CNN - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 12:37
When administrators at White Pass Jr. Sr. High School in Randle, Washington, asked students to dress up as their favorite celebrities for Spirit Week, Mason Mudge and Chandler Krueger did just that.
Categories: National News

Arizona's same-sex marriage ban ruled unconstitutional

CNN - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 12:35
A federal judge has ruled that Arizona's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional and has refused to stay his ruling. Unless the state appeals the decision, gay and lesbian couples soon will be able obtain marriage licenses.
Categories: National News

Kobani fight is an opportunity to blunt ISIS, general says

CNN World - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:32
Fevered efforts by ISIS to capture the Syrian city of Kobani have handed U.S. and allied forces a prime opportunity to deal the extremist group a bloody nose, the U.S. Central Command's top general told reporters Friday.
Categories: International News

UN's asks $1 billion fast-track fund for Ebola falls woefully short

Business News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:09
An alarmed United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in late September asked nations around the world to quickly help raise $1 billion to fight the deadly virus Ebola.

This year's 'Sexiest Woman Alive' is ...

CNN Entertainment - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:26
Keeping a sense of mystery is 2014's definition of sexy, at least according to Esquire magazine.
Categories: Entertainment News

John Grisham's child porn remarks

CNN Entertainment - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:23
John Grisham has apologized for telling a UK paper that he believes some people who view child porn are receiving punishments that don't fit the crime.
Categories: Entertainment News

Baby Boomers are overexposed to stocks in this rocky market

Business News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:07
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Be on the Lookout for These Invasive Species

Features - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 09:40
Five words or less

(NewsUSA) - Insects originating in foreign countries, commonly called invasive species, are a major concern in the U.S. because they often don't have natural predators, allowing their populations to grow quickly. The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) reminds homeowners that several of these invasive species can be a threat or a nuisance to families or properties.

According to the NPMA, here are the five most common invasive species that homeowners encounter:

1. Brown marmorated stink bugs arrived in Pennsylvania in 1996 from Asia. The stink bug earned its name from its tendency to release an odor when disturbed or when crushed. While quite harmful to the agricultural industry, stink bugs do not pose a threat to people's health, but their tendency to invade homes in high numbers can be a nuisance.

2. Red imported fire ants (also known as RIFAs) are an invasive species from Brazil that are found throughout the South and in parts of California and other western states. RIFAs will attack humans who disturb or threaten their nests, inflicting painful bites and stings. Those allergic to insect stings will react more severely.

3. Formosan termites were brought into the U.S. from China in military cargo shipments after World War II. This termite species is one of the most destructive, forming huge underground colonies, and is more aggressive in nature, consuming more wood, flooring and wallpaper at much faster rates than other species. Formosan termites are difficult to control once they infest an area and can cause severe structural damage to a home in as little as six months.

4. Rasberry crazy ants are spreading rapidly throughout the Southwest. First found in Texas in 2002, its common name comes from the workers' habit of running in an erratic, jerky manner when searching for food. The ants can bite humans and feed on plants, other insects and even small animals.

5. Conehead termites, an invasive species native to the Caribbean, were first introduced to the U.S. in 2001 and are currently found in Florida. Unlike most termites, the conehead termite does not rely on underground tunneling to travel. Instead, they forage on the ground like ants, allowing them to spread rapidly. As an extremely aggressive species, they are known to cause widespread property damage in a short amount of time.

For more information, visit www.pestworld.org.

3 black eyes in the job market

Business News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 09:27
A casual glance at the job market makes it appear that things are a lot better. The unemployment rate was 7.2% a year ago. Now it's 5.9%.

Employers measure workers' waistlines

Business News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 09:10
Your mother isn't the only one who wants you to eat right and exercise. Employers are increasingly prodding their workers to lose weight and get more active.

Les Moonves on reactions to CBS's streaming service

Business News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:37
To hear Les Moonves tell it, the biggest skeptic inside CBS Corp. about the company's Internet subscription service was Les Moonves.

U.S. man gets trapped in London bookstore

CNN World - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:24
There's nothing like getting stuck into a good book -- but getting stuck in a good book store is a different matter.
Categories: International News

Ezra Miller: Meet your new 'The Flash'

CNN Entertainment - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:24
The headlines about Ezra Miller will probably focus him being the first openly gay actor to portray a superhero in a major motion picture -- but that's probably not exactly how the actor would phrase it.
Categories: Entertainment News

New Starbucks app will have your latte waiting

Business News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:22
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Camera maps coral reefs

CNN World - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:21
The Catlin Seaview Survey is mapping Southeast Asia's Coral Triangle, home to 75 percent of all known coral species including nearly 600 species of reef-building corals.
Categories: International News

Can you protect yourself from a market crash?

Business News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:01
How can investors seek shelter from the stormy market?

Cynthia Rowley: There's never been a better time to design

Business News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 07:49
Good news for fashion entrepreneurs -- there has never been a better time to get your ideas out there.

Dozens hurt on fall foliage train ride

CNN - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 07:43
A scenic fall tour turned into a nightmare ride for passengers in northwest Arkansas on Thursday after a freight train and a passenger train collision left dozens injured.
Categories: National News

What the dying really regret

Health - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 07:15
There are many regrets patients share with this chaplain before they die; those about time wasted hating their bodies are saddest.
Categories: Health

 

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