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North Carolina community college shooting suspect arrested in Florida

A former student accused of shooting the print shop director at a North Carolina community college was arrested early Tuesday in Florida.<p>Goldsboro, N.C. Police Capt. Dwayne Dean told the Associated Press that Kenneth Morgan Stancil III, 20, was arrested when he was spotted sleeping on the beach in …

FHA to lower cost of mortgage insurance

In an effort to make owning a home more affordable, the Federal Housing Administration will dramatically cut the costs associated with the mortgages it backs.<p>Premiums for FHA mortgage insurance, which is designed to protect the agency in case a borrower defaults on a loan, will be cut from 1.35% of …

Real Estate

Winter may be knocking on your window, but 2014 was the warmest on record

You don't have to look hard to find evidence that the earth is warming up. In fact, you have to look pretty hard to find something that suggests that the earth isn’t warming up.<p>You have to look past the rapidly melting ice around both poles and on most of the world's glaciers. You have to look past …

Mario Draghi May Have Just Promised Quantitative Easing In Europe

In an interview with German-language newspaper Handelsblatt, European Central Bank president Mario Draghi said the ECB is making "technical" preparations for a change in its asset purchase program.<p>Draghi was asked about the ECB's goal to expand the size of its balance sheet to €3 trillion from €2 …

Economics

17 Things That Happen When You Skip Winter Entirely

People dream of living in a tropical paradise to avoid the frozen hell known as wintertime, but it's not so easy to live in an endless summer. It really plays with your mind.<p>So crank the A.C., heat up some cocoa, cuddle up to the one you love (aka Netflix), and let us commiserate with you:<p><b>1. When</b> …

The 10 Best Beauty Instagrams of the Week: Rihanna, Willow Smith, and More

There's so much to admire in a face—expression, emotion, beautiful features—and this week on Instagram, a host of selfies gave us intimate glimpses at some of our favorite personalities. **Rihanna’**s close-up gave us a bout of brow envy with her clean arches, and **Willow Smith’**s contemplative …