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  • Change we can believe in: Scrap the dollar bill

    Change we can believe in: Scrap the dollar bill
    Americans embrace innovation. It is in our DNA. We are always on the lookout for new ways to do something faster, cheaper, better. From the horse and buggy to the automobile; from the rotary telephone to the iPhone, we're always willing to embrace...
  • Relabeled Roll-Your-Own-Tobacco Costing Feds, States $1.3 Billion in Lost Revenues

    Relabeled Roll-Your-Own-Tobacco Costing Feds, States $1.3 Billion in Lost Revenues
    Tobacco manufacturers that re-label roll-your-own cigarette tobacco as pipe tobacco are cheating federal and state authorities out of an estimated $1.3 billion in lost state and federal tax revenues, according to a report released Wednesday by the Centers...
  • Kirwan says UMUC academically sound when president resigned

    University of Maryland University College was academically sound on the day President Susan Aldridge resigned, according to the chancellor of the state university system. That assurance, conveyed by Chancellor William E. Kirwan in an interview last week,...
  • Mendte On Chewing Tobacco

    Mendte On Chewing Tobacco
    Four U.S. senators and health officials from the cities hosting theWorld SeriesĀ are urging the baseball players union to agree to a ban on chewing tobacco at games and on camera. The senators, including No. 2 Democrat Dick Durbin of Illinois, and...
  • USS Iowa Opens as a Public Museum

    USS Iowa Opens as a Public Museum
    SAN PEDRO, Calif. (KTLA) -- After more than 50 years in service, the public can now walk aboard the decks of the USS Iowa. The ship opened as a floating museum Saturday at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro. General admission ticket cost $18....
  • Federal center pays good money for suspect medicine

    Federal center pays good money for suspect medicine
    Thanks to a $374,000 taxpayer-funded grant, we now know that inhaling lemon and lavender scents doesn't do a lot for our ability to heal a wound. With $666,000 in federal research money, scientists examined whether distant prayer could heal AIDS. It could...
  • How we got details on questionable federal health research funding (You can look, too)

    How we got details on questionable federal health research funding (You can look, too)
    On Sunday and Monday of this week, we published a series examining 12 years of spending at one of the centers at the National Institutes of Health -- the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, also known as NCCAM. Sen. Tom Harkin...
  • Iowa Gov. Hospitalized After Choking on Carrot on USS Iowa

    Iowa Gov. Hospitalized After Choking on Carrot on USS Iowa
    SAN PEDRO (KTLA) -- Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has been released from the hospital after choking on a carrot while taking part in the re-dedication ceremony of the USS Iowa. According to his spokesman, the 65-year-old choked on a carrot and vomited and...
  • Changes in chemical safety law getting bipartisan support

    Changes in chemical safety law getting bipartisan support
    The first signs of bipartisan support for overhauling the nation's chemical safety law emerged Monday, as three Republicans joined 23 other senators calling for tough restrictions on toxic flame retardants. Citing the Tribune's Tribune's "Playing With...
  • Letters: Many views of 'alternative' treatment

    Letters: Many views of 'alternative' treatment
    The recent series of articles by Trine Tsouderos in the Los Angeles Times misrepresents the scientific contributions and future research agenda of the National Institutes of Health and its National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine ["New...
  • COINS Act would kill the dollar bill

    COINS Act would kill the dollar bill
    Two U.S. senators have proposed getting rid of the dollar bill -- an act that is sure to enrage strippers everywhere. John McCain (R- Arizona) and Tom Harkin (D- Iowa) presented Congress with the COINS Act (Currency Optimization, Innovation and...