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  • Falling TV Injuries A Growing Problem For Children

    Many parents are diligent about babyproofing their homes, hiding cords and pointed objects and removing any sharp-edged furniture. But new figures on pediatric injuries suggest that many parents overlook a significant danger: falling TVs. Between 1990...
  • Saudi Arabia rejects Security Council seat, lashes U.N. as failure

    Saudi Arabia rejects Security Council seat, lashes U.N. as failure
    A day after the United Nations elected Saudi Arabia to a prestigious seat on the Security Council, the Saudi leadership refused to accept the position and lashed out at the world body for "double standards" and failure to protect peace. It was a...
  • Supreme Court agrees to hear greenhouse gas case

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a utility industry challenge to the Obama administration’s environmental regulations that would limit greenhouse gases coming from power plants and factories. The justices agreed to rule on...
  • New cameras capture northern lights with ease

     New cameras capture northern lights with ease
    Photographing the northern lights once was something only people with $5,000 film cameras could do, but things have changed. With film, most people were lucky to come away with a decent photo or two from days spent trying. Early digital equipment also...
  • COVER STORY: Brave Nude World: Pay TV Pushing Boundaries

    Asked about the trend toward "reprehensible protagonists" -- a la "Breaking Bad's" Walter White, "Boardwalk Empire's" Nucky Thompson or "Dexter's" serial killer -- Showtime Entertainment chief David Nevins offered a surprisingly frank answer. "It's...
  • President Obama's top environmental advisor plans to leave

    President Obama's top environmental advisor plans to leave
    WASHINGTON – President Obama’s top advisor on energy and climate issues is leaving the post, the White House said Monday, making no immediate announcement of a replacement. Heather Zichal has advised Obama since his 2008 presidential...
  • Government shutdown sidelines some U.S. data troves

    Government shutdown sidelines some U.S. data troves
    Here's another group suffering because of the partial government shutdown, now in its seventh day: stat geeks. Most federal agencies' websites carry notices that they aren't being updated during the budget impasse. But the Census Bureau, the Bureau of...
  • Exide records excess lead emissions, despite cutbacks

    Exide records excess lead emissions, despite cutbacks
    Even after being forced to cut production last month because of high lead emissions, a Vernon battery recycler has continued to violate limits on releases of the potent neurotoxin, regulators said Wednesday. A monitor on the north side of Exide...
  • Rachel Marsden: A double standard on deadly weapons

    PARIS -- It's heartbreaking that America is mourning the victims of yet another horrific shooting massacre -- this time as the result of a former Navy reservist opening fire in the Washington Navy Yard complex, killing 13 people (including himself) and...
  • Can you trust a vacation rental?

    Can you trust a vacation rental?
    The two-bedroom apartment in the trendy Tunali neighborhood of Ankara, Turkey, that Richard and Ellen Lacroix rented through Airbnb fell dramatically short of their expectations. It was, they say, infested with mosquitoes, smelled of cigarette smoke...
  • Obama's eye-candy comment leaves sour aftertaste

    Dear Barry: Ordinarily, I'd address you as Mr. Obama or Mr. President, in deference to your office. But we need to have us a guy-to-guy chat here, so I hope you'll excuse the familiarity, because I just have to ask: Barry, brotherman, bubbeleh, what the...