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The shrinking New York Times

Business News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 4:01pm
The New York Times is about to get smaller once again.

Is THIS the world's most interesting man?

CNN World - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 3:48pm
Meet the man leading the world's largest democracy. India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Categories: International News

ISIS and Kurds battle for Syrian city of Kobani

CNN World - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 3:48pm
ISIS fighters have entered the besieged Syrian Kurdish city of Kobani, a Kurdish fighter said Friday, setting the stage for a vicious street-to-street battle in the shadow of Turkey's border.
Categories: International News

Patient with Ebola-like symptoms in D.C.

CNN - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 3:46pm
A Washington hospital says they have isolated a patient with possible Ebola symptoms that recently traveled to Nigeria.
Categories: National News

Women allege sexual abuse at Texas immigrant detention center

CNN - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 3:27pm
Women detained at an immigrant holding facility in southern Texas allege workers there have sexually abused them, including by removing them from their cells at night for sex as well as fondling them in front of others, lawyers wrote in a letter to federal officials this week.
Categories: National News

Microchip helps find lost dog -- two years later, 1,000 miles from home

CNN - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 3:25pm
They've been man's best friend since the beginning of time.
Categories: National News

Smoke Alarms Save Lives -- Make Sure Yours Are Working

Lifestyles - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 3:10pm
Five words or less

(NewsUSA) - Smoke alarms save lives. Yet, every day in homes across the U.S., fire deaths still occur. By ensuring that you have working smoke alarms, you can cut your risk of perishing in a home fire by half, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

"Nearly 3,000 people continue to die in fires each year, with most of those deaths occurring in homes," said Lorraine Carli, NFPA's vice president of Outreach and Advocacy. "The vast majority of home fire deaths are preventable, and working smoke alarms play a big role in helping reduce those numbers."

This is why the theme for NFPA's Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 5 - 11) is "Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!"

"Smoke alarms can make a life-saving difference in a fire, but they need to be working," said Carli. "Unfortunately, many home fire deaths result from fires where a smoke alarm is present but does not operate. This year, we're trying to motivate people to test their smoke alarms each month to make sure they're working properly."

Since these small, unobtrusive, but life-saving devices have become such a fixture in homes across the country, it's easy to take for granted that they work properly. The following tips on testing your smoke alarms and other guidelines will help protect you and your family:

* There should be at least one smoke alarm on every level of the home (including the basement), outside all sleeping areas and in every bedroom.

* For smoke alarms that include a 10-year non-replaceable battery, replace the entire smoke alarm if it begins to "chirp," indicating that the battery is running low. For smoke alarms that use regular batteries, replacing the batteries once a year is recommended, or before then if the alarm begins to chirp.

* All smoke alarms should be replaced every 10 years or sooner if they don't respond properly when tested.

* For the best protection, smoke alarms should be interconnected, so that when one alarm sounds, they all do.

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Reality star E.J. Johnson loses 50 pounds

CNN Entertainment - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 3:06pm
Fans of the E! reality series "#RichKids of Beverly Hills" will be seeing a lot less on one of its stars.
Categories: Entertainment News

GLAAD praises networks in survey

CNN Entertainment - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 3:06pm
For the first time, three networks have rated "excellent" in an annual survey of LGBT portrayals on television, the LGBT media advocacy organization GLAAD said Wednesday.
Categories: Entertainment News

How do you get rid of Ebola waste?

CNN - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 3:02pm
A medical waste expert explains how to contain and get rid of Ebola contaminated items.
Categories: National News

Taylor Swift: Dating is last thing on my mind

CNN Entertainment - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 3:01pm
Taylor Swift has a "new sick beat." She's gone single -- and staying that way for awhile, she told British Vogue.
Categories: Entertainment News

What new's on Netflix, Amazon and Hulu

CNN Entertainment - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 3:01pm
Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and iTunes are adding titles to their streaming options in October.
Categories: Entertainment News

Family: AC/DC/s Young has dementia

CNN Entertainment - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 3:00pm
The family of founding AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young has confirmed the illness that forced the 61-year-old to quit the band.
Categories: Entertainment News

What we know about Mrs. Clooney

CNN Entertainment - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 3:00pm
Amal Alamuddin may have just accomplished what many believed was the impossible: snagging Hollywood's most notable bachelor.
Categories: Entertainment News

Aircraft carrier's 30-ton gift

CNN - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 2:49pm
The U.S. Navy's oldest nuclear aircraft carrier has given a piece of itself to one the younger carriers in the fleet.
Categories: National News

Decision will force closing of most Texas abortion clinics

CNN - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 2:48pm
A federal appeals court ruling that upholds a key portion of a Texas law will effectively close the doors on all but a handful of abortion clinics in the state, abortion rights groups say.
Categories: National News

GM stops sales of new pickups, recalls 524K cars

Business News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 2:38pm
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Friday Links

Business News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 2:25pm

Apple planning Oct. 16 iPad event - report

Business News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 2:09pm
If the iPhone 6 Plus isn't big enough for Apple junkies craving new gear, they only have to hold on just a little bit longer.

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