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Restaurants experimenting with pay-in-advance tickets

With restaurant patrons increasingly jumping on the Internet to make reservations, some high-end eateries here and across the country are adding a new tech wrinkle: having their clientele pay for... Read more »

Published 7 hours ago

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WHO: West Africa Ebola death toll rises to 1,350

Riot police and soldiers acting on their president's orders used scrap wood and barbed wire to seal off 50,000 people inside their Liberian slum Wednesday, trying to contain the Ebola outbreak that... Read more »

Published 10 hours ago

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Jackie Chan expresses shame over son's drug arrest

Jackie Chan apologized to the public Wednesday over his son's detention on drug charges in Beijing, saying he's ashamed and saddened. Read more »

Published 19 hours ago

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Liberian security forces seal slum to halt Ebola

Security forces blocked off a seaside slum in Liberia's capital Wednesday, stepping up the government's fight to stop the spread of Ebola, unnerving residents and reportedly sparking a protest. Read more »

Published 20 hours ago

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MAC Commissioner: ESPN deal brings stability

Mid-American Conference Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher says the league's new 13-year media rights agreement with ESPN provides long-term stability to the conference at uncertain time for college athletics. Read more »

Published yesterday

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Ring, ring: London statues want to talk to you

Calling all London tourists: Peter Pan, Sherlock Holmes and Queen Victoria want to have a word with you. Read more »

Published yesterday

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Liberia: 3 receiving untested Ebola drug improving

Three Liberian health workers receiving an experimental drug to treat Ebola are showing signs of recovery, officials said Tuesday. Read more »

Published Aug. 19, 2014

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Want to increase attraction in your relationship? Talk about money

al planning may seem like an unlikely source of romance. Read more »

Published Aug. 18, 2014

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100,000 elephants killed in Africa, study finds

Poachers killed an estimated 100,000 elephants across Africa between 2010 and 2012, a huge spike in the continent's death rate of the world's largest mammals because of an increased demand for... Read more »

Published Aug. 18, 2014

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McDonald's confronts its junk food image

At a dinner McDonald's hosted for reporters and bloggers, waiters served cuisine prepared by celebrity chefs using ingredients from the chain's menu. Read more »

Published Aug. 18, 2014

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McDonald's confronts its junk food image

At a dinner McDonald's hosted for reporters and bloggers, waiters served cuisine prepared by celebrity chefs using ingredients from the chain's menu. Read more »

Published Aug. 18, 2014

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Some who fled Liberia Ebola clinic re-hospitalized

Some of the people who fled an Ebola quarantine center in a Liberian slum when it was looted over the weekend are again under observation at a hospital Monday, a health official said. Read more »

Published Aug. 18, 2014

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Middle-class shoppers more sensitive to back-to-school supply costs

The giant pencil cutouts screaming “One Big Sale Here” throughout the Target store are a dead giveaway: This is the country’s second-biggest shopping season. Read more »

Published Aug. 18, 2014

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Music project strikes a chord with Alzheimer’s patients

Irene Wade doesn’t always remember her name, or her birthday, or her children’s faces. She’ll often stumble in the middle of a sentence and then burst into tears. Read more »

Published Aug. 18, 2014

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Kids' brains reorganize when learning math skills

Sometime in elementary school, you quit counting your fingers and just know the answer. Now scientists have put youngsters into brain scanners to find out why, and watched how the brain reorganizes... Read more »

Published Aug. 18, 2014

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Balancing Act: Following 7-step path to parenting Zen

If you have school-age children, you probably know that Stephen Covey’s “7 Habits” series has been modified and monetized for youngsters. Read more »

Published Aug. 18, 2014

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Ebola health workers battle death, heat, rumors

Doctors and nurses fighting Ebola in West Africa are working 14-hour days, seven days a week, wearing head-to-toe gear in the heat of muddy clinics. Agonizing death is the norm. The hellish... Read more »

Published Aug. 18, 2014

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'Ninja Turtles' tops 'Expendables 3,' 'Let's Be Cops' at box office

“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” ruled the box office for the second week and “Guardians of the Galaxy” was runner-up in its third week, leaving three very different new... Read more »

Published Aug. 17, 2014

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As many doctors retreat, ebola fight grows harder

When people started dying of Ebola in Liberia, Clarine Vaughn faced a wrenching choice: Should she send home, for their own health and safety, four American doctors working for HEARTT, the aid... Read more »

Published Aug. 16, 2014

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Candlelight vigil marks Elvis' death in Memphis

Holding flickering candles, fans of Elvis Presley made a slow, nighttime walk past his gravesite at Graceland on Friday, marking the anniversary of his death 37 years ago. Read more »

Published Aug. 15, 2014

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Depression colony cashing in on Johnny Cash's fame

Money and memorabilia from Johnny Cash's family and friends have helped historians restore a significant part of the Historic Dyess Colony, a government collective built to pull Depression-era... Read more »

Published Aug. 15, 2014

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Aid group: W. Africa Ebola outbreak like 'wartime'

The Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 1,000 people in West Africa could last another six months, Doctors Without Borders said Friday, and an aid worker acknowledged that the true death toll is unknown. Read more »

Published Aug. 15, 2014

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Aid group: W. Africa Ebola outbreak like 'wartime'

The Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 1,000 people in West Africa could last another six months, Doctors Without Borders said Friday, and an aid worker acknowledged that the true death toll... Read more »

Published Aug. 15, 2014

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Broadway stars sleep rough to help homeless

The kids at the Covenant House homeless shelter are always looking for somebody to lean on. They got it one summer night last year, along with a lullaby sung by some of Broadway's best. Read more »

Published Aug. 15, 2014

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Ebola puts focus on drugs made in tobacco plants

It's an eye-catching angle in the story of an experimental treatment for Ebola: The drug comes from tobacco plants that were turned into living pharmaceutical factories. Read more »

Published Aug. 15, 2014

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