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  • Multiple Injuries Prompt Jeep Stroller Recall

    Multiple Injuries Prompt Jeep Stroller Recall
    These Jeep Liberty Strollers by Kolcraft are being recalled. According to a press release from the Consumer Product Safety Commission: The inner tube of the tire on the stroller can rupture causing the wheel rim to fracture and fly off as a...
  • Toys R Us Recalls Remote-Controlled Helicopters

    Toys R Us Recalls Remote-Controlled Helicopters
    Toys R Us is recalling these remote-controlled helicopters. According to the press release from the CPSC: The rechargeable battery inside the helicopters can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers or nearby items.  This recall involves...
  • Modifications in maintenance practices helping drivers get more from their vehicle

    We’re only one full decade into the 21st century but there have already been plenty of changes in the way we treat our vehicles. Much of the conventional wisdom from years past in respect to vehicle maintenance has fallen by the wayside, as...
  • Low voter turnout could erode Japan PM Abe's call for fresh mandate

    By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese voters, puzzled as to why Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is calling an election now and unimpressed by opposition alternatives, may shun a Dec. 14 election in record numbers. That could help Abe's ruling coalition win...
  • District 64 proposes slight budget increase

    District 64 proposes slight budget increase
    The public will get a chance next month to weigh in a proposed Niles Park Ridge District 64 budget that is up almost 5 percent over 2013. The $66.9 million plan was unanimously approved by the school board at a recent meeting. A public hearing has...
  • Politics as Usual

    Bigger checks coming for state officials It's that time again, when Pennsylvania elected and appointed officials get an extra chunk of change added to their paychecks. The annual cost-of-living adjustment — based on changes in the consumer price...
  • Pent-up travel demand could make Thanksgiving busy in Orlando area

    Pent-up travel demand could make Thanksgiving busy in Orlando area
    Thanksgiving is a time for traditions: watching big football games, eating homemade pumpkin pie and, of course, enduring travel headaches and traffic snarls. Some 2.3 million Floridians are expected to travel between Wednesday and Sunday, according to a...
  • Tech industry must lead privacy fight

    The following editorial appeared in the San Jose Mercury News on Thursday, Nov. 20: The Senate charade this week allowing the National Security Agency to continue spying on Americans' phone records would be laughable if it didn't have such dangerous...
  • Cost-of-living raises boost pay of top Pennsylvania officials

    Cost-of-living raises boost pay of top Pennsylvania officials
    It pays to be on the payroll of Pennsylvania state government. An automatic 1.6 percent cost-of-living increase will boost salaries of lawmakers, judges, the governor and his cabinet. That means the base salary in one of the nation's largest state...
  • More Americans to travel for Thanksgiving

    This year's throng of Thanksgiving travelers will be the largest in seven years, AAA Travel says. Some 46.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home this year, a 4.2 percent increase from last year, AAA forecast Thursday, Some 2.3...
  • Best Buy can grow sales after all

    MINNEAPOLIS The nagging question about Best Buy has been whether it was slowly fading driving profits by cutting costs but not able to build sales. On Thursday, the Richfield-based electronics retailer showed it can do both. It reported its first sales...