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Red Lobster goes vertical on plate to push quality

Red Lobster wants to be seen as a purveyor of quality seafood, so it's getting rid of some of its promotional discounts and stacking the food higher on plates, as is the style at fancier restaurants. Read more »

Published 6 hours ago

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New fears about Ebola spread after infected man flies from country to country

No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in... Read more »

Published 6 hours ago

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House bill lets airlines advertise pre-tax fares

In a victory for airlines and their workers' unions, the House rejected consumers' complaints and passed legislation Monday letting airline advertising emphasize the base price of tickets, before... Read more »

Published 6 hours ago

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Virus drugmaker fights pediatricians' new advice

A costly drug given mostly to premature babies is at the center of a clash between the manufacturer and the nation's leading pediatrician's group, which recommends scaling back use of the medicine. Read more »

Published 6 hours ago

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'Sharknado' sequel has bite and lots of laughs

Don't worry about me. The Sharknado Evacuation map supplied by Syfy network places me, as a resident of Lower Manhattan, smack in the zone most in peril this sharknado season. But I'll be ready. Read more »

Published 6 hours ago

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Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17 billion

A bipartisan deal to improve veterans' health care would authorize at least $17 billion to fix the health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays,... Read more »

Published 6 hours ago

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Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel

The Sarah Palin Channel, which went live on Sunday, bills itself as a "direct connection" between the former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential candidate and her supporters, with "no need to... Read more »

Published 6 hours ago

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Medicare hospital fund to last 4 years longer

Medicare's finances are looking brighter, the government said Monday. The program's giant hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until 2030 — four years later than last year's estimate. Read more »

Published 8 hours ago

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Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B

A bipartisan deal to improve veterans' health care would authorize at least $17 billion to fix the health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays, the bill's chief supporters said Monday. Read more »

Published 8 hours ago

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Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says

When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps. Read more »

Published 8 hours ago

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All families need to have the financial 'talk'

It's the conversation that many families put off. And then put off some more. Read more »

Published 9 hours ago

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Liberia president orders new anti-Ebola measures

Liberia's president has closed all but three land border crossings, restricted public gatherings and quarantined communities heavily affected by the Ebola outbreak in the West African nation. Read more »

Published 12 hours ago

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Liberia president orders new anti-Ebola measures

Liberia's president has closed all but three land border crossings, restricted public gatherings and quarantined communities heavily affected by the Ebola outbreak in the West African nation. Read more »

Published 12 hours ago

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Medicare hospital fund to last 4 years longer

Medicare's finances are looking brighter, the government said Monday. The program's giant hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until 2030 — four years later than last year's estimate. Read more »

Published 21 hours ago

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Ebola kills Liberian doctor, 2 Americans infected

One of Liberia's most high-profile doctors has died of Ebola, officials said Sunday, and an American physician was being treated for the deadly virus, highlighting the risks facing health workers... Read more »

Published 21 hours ago

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Kevin Bacon brings his 'Six Degrees' to Comic-Con

Kevin Bacon's "Six Degrees" world got even bigger Sunday at Comic-Con. Read more »

Published 22 hours ago

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'Sons of Anarchy' book announced at Comic-Con

"Sons of Anarchy" is revving up for its final season but the outlaw motorcycle club will live on in books. Read more »

Published 22 hours ago

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Tentative deal reached on VA reform

The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a plan to improve veterans' health care. Read more »

Published yesterday

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Comic-Con's dark side: Harassment amid the fantasy

Amid the costumes and fantasy of this weekend's Comic-Con convention, a group of young women drew widespread attention to a very real issue — allegations of sexual harassment at the annual... Read more »

Published yesterday

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'Lucy' tops 'Hercules' with $44M at box office

Luc Besson's "Lucy" proved mind can overpower muscle, topping a remake of "Hercules" by director Brett Ratner at the box office on the weekend. Read more »

Published yesterday

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'Lucy' tops 'Hercules' with $44M at box office

Luc Besson's "Lucy" proved mind can overpower muscle, topping a remake of "Hercules" by director Brett Ratner at the box office on the weekend. Read more »

Published yesterday

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Effectiveness of whooping cough vaccine is studied

Scientists and public health officials are studying a Vermont whooping cough epidemic to determine if the current vaccine is less effective against a new strain sweeping the country. Read more »

Published yesterday

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Bills aim to bring marriage, family law into 21st century

California lawmakers will consider updating family law and parental rights to keep up with the evolving nature of families when they return from summer break. Read more »

Published yesterday

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'Avengers' unleash 'Ultron' footage at Comic-Con

Several members of "The Avengers" descended on Comic-Con to debut the first footage from the upcoming superhero sequel. Read more »

Published July 26, 2014

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Ebola outbreak spreads to 4th West African country

An Ebola outbreak that has left more than 660 people dead across West Africa has spread to the continent's most populous nation after a Liberian man with a high fever vomited aboard an airplane to... Read more »

Published July 25, 2014

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