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TSA on pace to break record of firearms uncovered at U.S. airports

If you think that in the 14 years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Americans have learned that commercial airline passengers are not allowed to carry on board a weapon — think again.<p>In the week that ended Sept. 18, the Transportation Security Administration collected 67 firearms from airline …

State solar users would lose savings if proposal is OKd; SolarCity describes 'catastrophic' future

Tired of growing electricity bills, Miguel Espinoza decided to turn to the sun, rather than the grid, for power.<p>The Inglewood resident signed in March with solar leasing giant SolarCity to fix his electric bills at $130 a month — down from the $250 to $300 he had been paying.<p>Those savings, however, …

Aspirin can double life expectancy of those with common cancers

Major study finds those taking aspirin live twice as long after a diagnosis with some of the most common forms of cancer<p>Aspirin can double the life expectancy of patients with some of the most common cancers, a major study has found.<p>Men and women with a range of cancers who took the …

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ISIS has a money problem

A widening income gap between ISIS fighters and regular civilians has resulted in resentment among people under the group’s control, <i>Business Insider</i> …

Tony Stewart to Retire After 2016 Season: Latest Details and Reaction

Tony Stewart, the author of one of the best NASCAR careers in the history of the sport, announced his Sprint Cup career will come to an end after the 2016 season.<p>"Next year will be my last year in the Sprint Cup Series," Stewart said Wednesday, according to Jeff Gluck of <i>USA Today</i>. He added, "I am …

This week, credit cards with chips are to become the standard

Starting Thursday, most shoppers will no longer be swiping their new credit and debit cards into merchants' card readers to make purchases. They'll be inserting them instead — chip side first.<p>The new pieces of plastic that banks and other card issuers have been sending to customers contain a tiny …

Donald Trump is facing a new type of threat from 2 surging candidates

But since last week, two surging White House hopefuls are taking a markedly different approach: former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida).<p>Rather than regularly berating the GOP front-runner or pretending he doesn't exist, Fiorina and Rubio have been biding their time …

Seattle duck boats to suspend operations pending inspection

A Seattle duck boat that swerved wildly into an oncoming charter bus last week, killing five people and injuring dozens, did not have an axle repair that was recommended for at least some of the amphibious vehicles in 2013, the National Transportation Safety Board said Sunday.<p>Ride the Ducks …

Syria conflict: Russia wants 'co-ordination' against IS

<b>Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for a regional "co-ordinating structure" against jihadist militant group Islamic State (IS).</b><p>Mr Putin reiterated his support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who Western countries and the Syrian opposition have said must go.<p>The crisis is expected to …