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The 'Worst Toys' for the Holidays, According to Safety Group

The 'Worst Toys' for the Holidays, According to Safety Group

By Philip Marcelo | Nov 15
A Black Panther "slash claw" and a plastic Power Rangers sword are among the items topping a consumer safety group's annual list of worst toys for the holiday season.

Whitaker Abandoned Taxpayer-Funded Project in Iowa in 2016

Whitaker Abandoned Taxpayer-Funded Project in Iowa in 2016

By Ryan J. Foley and David Pitt | Nov 15
While in private business, acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker walked away from a taxpayer-subsidized apartment-rehabilitation project in Iowa after years of cost overruns, delays and other problems, public records show.

Liz Weston: Smart Ways to Rein In Holiday Spending

Liz Weston: Smart Ways to Rein In Holiday Spending

By Liz Weston | Nov 14
Keeping the holiday joyous and less stressful means keeping a firm rein on our spending. Here's what we do, as well as smart frugal tips from others:

D-Day for May as She Seeks Backing for Draft Brexit Deal

D-Day for May as She Seeks Backing for Draft Brexit Deal

By Jill Lawless | Nov 14
British Prime Minister Theresa May will try to persuade her divided Cabinet on Wednesday that they have a choice between backing a draft Brexit deal with the European Union or plunging the U.K. into political and economic uncertainty.

Transatlantic Budget Flying Gets a Reality Check

Transatlantic Budget Flying Gets a Reality Check

Nov 13
For those hoping for ever cheaper fares on long-haul flights, this month's takeover of Icelandic airline Wow is not good news.

Southern California Wildfire Slows; 177 Homes Destroyed

Southern California Wildfire Slows; 177 Homes Destroyed

By Christopher Weber | Nov 12
Relief and heartache await those starting to return home to a Southern California wildfire zone.

Death in the Final Minutes of WWI Highlighted Folly of War

Death in the Final Minutes of WWI Highlighted Folly of War

Nov 11
With the clock ticking down to mere seconds in a four-year conflict that had already killed millions, the folly of death and destruction in World War I became ever more incomprehensible. Yet, even then it could not be stopped.

Medicare Expands Access to In-Home Support for Seniors

Medicare Expands Access to In-Home Support for Seniors

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Nov 10
In a harbinger of potentially big changes for Medicare, seniors in many states will be able to get additional services like help with chores, safety devices and respite for caregivers next year through private "Medicare Advantage" insurance plans.

Letter Shows A Fearful Einstein Long Before Nazis' Rise

Letter Shows A Fearful Einstein Long Before Nazis' Rise

By Aron Heller | Nov 10
More than a decade before the Nazis seized power in Germany, Albert Einstein was on the run and already fearful for his country's future, according to a newly revealed handwritten letter.

Michigan Eyed As Bellwether for Legal Pot in Midwest

Michigan Eyed As Bellwether for Legal Pot in Midwest

By Jeff Karoub | Nov 9
Michigan is aiming to build a potentially lucrative industry from the ground up with passage of a ballot initiative to legalize recreational marijuana. It could do more by serving as a model for the rest of the Midwest.

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