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  • California saw 163 new wildfires last week, most sparked by lightning

    California saw 163 new wildfires last week, most sparked by lightning
    California firefighters responded to 163 new wildfires last week, most of them sparked by lightning in parched forest lands. The wildfires further stretched firefighting resources that have already been spread thin by fire activity across the state that...
  • Get details about controlling, managing Type 2 diabetes

    The University of Florida/Marion County Extension Service will present "Take Charge of Your Diabetes," a 9-part series about controlling and managing Type 2 diabetes in adults, at On Top of the World's Master the Possibilities Learning Education Center,...
  • Schools facing more restrictions on snack foods

    Schools facing more restrictions on snack foods
    There's nothing yummier than a carton of veggie juice to wash down your whole grain Rice Krispies Treat, right? Students are about to find out as tighter federal regulations kick in on snack foods in school cafeterias. Sweetened teas and greasy chips...
  • Cost to raise a child rises to more than $245,000

    Cost to raise a child rises to more than $245,000
    The cost for a middle-income family to raise a child born in 2013 to age 18 rose to $245,340, up 1.8 percent from the previous year, according to a government report released Monday. Housing comprised the largest expense at 30 percent, followed by child...
  • Illinois' would-be farmers learn from the ground up

    Illinois' would-be farmers learn from the ground up
    Shea Belahi worked in information technology until last year, when she escaped her crowded, windowless office to follow her childhood dream of being a farmer. Now she runs a 1-acre farm in Champaign, but her dream has brought troubles as well as joys....
  • Hopkins medical school criticized for using pigs as part of training

    Hopkins medical school criticized for using pigs as part of training
    Using live pigs to train future doctors in surgery is unethical and unnecessary, members of a health and animal rights group said Thursday during a protest of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The Physicians Committee for Responsible...
  • Cost of raising a child in U.S. tops $245,000, USDA says

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An average middle-income family in the United States can expect to spend about $245,000 over 18 years to raise a child born in 2013, the U.S. government estimated on Monday. The Department of Agriculture's annual "Cost of Raising a...
  • Emerald ash borers invade Baltimore

    Emerald ash borers invade Baltimore
    A voracious Asian beetle that's killed millions of ash trees across North America has finally been spotted in Baltimore, posing a costly and difficult challenge for a city that stands to lose more than 200,000 of its most common trees to the exotic pest's...
  • Louisiana grocery workers plead guilty in $7 million food aid fraud

    NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Three workers at a Louisiana grocery store pleaded guilty this week to participating in a $7 million scheme to exchange food assistance benefits for cigarettes and cash, federal prosecutors said on Wednesday. The fraud scheme,...
  • Cost of raising a child tops $245,000, U.S. report shows

    Cost of raising a child tops $245,000, U.S. report shows
    Middle-income parents can expect to spend more than $245,000 to raise a child born in 2013, according to an annual federal report aptly titled the "Cost of Raising a Child."  If it's any comfort to those of us in Florida, costs are slightly lower in the...
  • Climate change reflected in altered Missouri River flow, report says

    Montana farmer Rocky Norby has worked the land along the Missouri River for more than 20 years, coaxing sugar beets and malted barley out of the arid ground. "Every year it gets worse," he said. "There's not enough water to get through our pumps."...