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Safety Agency Opens Probe Into Tesla Fires

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it has opened an investigation into battery fires in two Tesla Motors Model S sedans.<p>The fires — three reports in six weeks — have sparked concern about the safety of the electric cars. <i>The New York Times</i> reports:<p>"Tesla also said late on Monday …

US and Afghanistan wrangle with deal to keep troops in place after 2014

The US and Afghanistan are close to reaching a draft security agreement that would allow American forces to stay in the country past 2014, Afghan officials have claimed. The deal is critical to Afghanistan's hopes of stability after western combat troops leave next year.<p>However any deal would need …

Jameis Winston's role decided soon

The state attorney investigating Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston's role in an alleged sexual assault said his office could decide within the …

Ed Orgeron, Jack Del Rio react to USC interview report

USC's current head coach and their possible future one talk about the latter's reported interview.<p>Reports emerged Sunday that former Jaguars head coach and current Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio had interviewed for USC's head coaching job, and Del Rio has responded -- with what can …

Ed Orgeron stumps for USC job

As USC continues to enjoy its dramatic victory over Stanford, interim coach Ed Orgeron is making it clear that he wants to remain as the coach of the …

If We Knew In 2012 What We Now Know About Obamacare, Would Romney Be President Now?

<i>Answer by Gary Teal, Republican, on Quora,</i><p>Mitt Romney might be President today if the people who voted for Barack Obama had understood then what they now know about Obamacare. But they were intentionally deceived, and it worked in part because they wanted to believe what they were promised.<p>This …

Analysts Assess Salesforce’s Plan to Connect Everything

Salesforce.com triggered a lot of buzz on Twitter Monday with its new plan for a technology platform, the centerpiece of a glitzy San Francisco conference. But the significance of the new offering is also generating considerable debate.<p>The company is styling what it calls Salesforce1 as a way to …

Nearly half of University of Alabama students majoring in arts and sciences, business

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama — Nearly 50 percent of all University of Alabama students are seeking degrees in business or the arts and sciences this fall, …

7 Painless Ways To Cut Expenses In Retirement

Those of us who are retired know it's hard to live on a fixed income, especially since low interest rates have squeezed extra income from savings accounts down to a trickle. The alternative is to lower our expenses. No one wants to give up the things they enjoy, whether it’s a membership to a …

Final salary and the death of pensions the world envied

The Government’s latest plans sound the death knell for schemes once seen as unrivalled. We explain how final salary schemes were killed off<p>Generous company pensions where workers’ retirement income is linked to their last wage are “dead and gone” - and the Government’s dramatic proposals to reform …

After retiring, high earners may feel poor - Encore - MarketWatch

By Matthew Heimer<p>Most people understand, at least intellectually, that once they retire they’ll need to live on less income than they earned when …

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill: We Are 'Absolutely Not' Getting a Divorce

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill ended their Las Vegas show on Friday night the same way they always do: sealed with a kiss.<p>The couple is happy. They’re …

Obamacare's threat to liberalism

From the moment of his improbable emergence as a presidential contender seven years ago, Barack Obama has always positioned himself as something better than a politician. And he has always presented his goals for progressive change as something bigger than the bare minimum a Democrat might hope for …

There Really Are Two Americas: Republistan and Democravia

One reason for the stark divisions in Washington is that lawmakers represent two starkly different populations—with huge differences in wealth, color, and more.<p>If you've watched the high-profile legislative fights of the last few years and found yourself thinking the two parties in the House of …

The cars we’ll be driving in the world of 2050

What will the cars of 2050 look like? What will power them? Will they even have a steering wheel? Sven Beiker peers under the bonnet of tomorrow’s autos.<p>Car companies have recently been telling us what the car of 2020 will be like: autonomous is one word used, electric is another, and it will be …

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Top 10 bungee jumps in the world

"I still recall my first jump," reminisces New Zealander AJ Hackett, the man who launched commercial bungee jumping 25 years ago today. "I had the most amazing sensation."<p>At the time Hackett was running a struggling ski shop but inspired by British daredevils The Oxford University Dangerous Sports …

10 Ingenious Bike Hacks

Upgrade your cycle with some of our favorite add-onssome silly, and some essential.<p>Upgrade your cycle with some of our favorite add-ons—some silly, and some essential.

After 12 years, Starbucks loses 'Charbucks' appeal

Business News<p><b>NEW YORK</b> — Starbucks Corp. has failed to persuade a federal appeals court to stop a small, family-owned New Hampshire roaster from selling coffee known as "Charbucks."<p>Ruling in a case that began in 2001, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Black Bear Micro Roastery and its …

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Could arthritis drug combat Alzheimer's?

At the beginning of next year, Clive Holmes will attempt to do something remarkable. But you'd never guess it from meeting this mild-mannered psychiatrist with a hint of a Midlands accent. In fact, you could be sitting in his office in the Memory Assessment and Research Centre at Southampton …

Typhoon Haiyan and the language of disaster

A lie repeated often and confidently enough can become widely mistaken for the truth, becoming a belief that obscures the facts. False beliefs about disaster follow this model; their poison is concentrated in a few oft-deployed words, notably "mobs," "panic" and "looting."<p>This poison is being …

Get Mitch

How the embattled Senate minority leader explains America’s political gridlock.<p>Even in good times, his face wears an almost cartoonish expression of alarm—like that of a man who’s just remembered that he left the stove on and is miles from home. Gray, watery eyes bulging out from behind his …

Listening In: Cronkite, Lady Bird On The Death Of A President

The image of Walter Cronkite taking off his glasses as he announced President John F. Kennedy's death on Nov. 22, 1963, is one that seems seared into our collective memory — even for those of us who weren't around to see it live.<p>Nearly 40 years later, Cronkite revisited that moment and the rest of …

DC insurance commissioner fired after criticizing president’s proposed ObamaCare fix

The District of Columbia’s insurance commissioner says he was fired after questioning President Obama’s plan to fix ObamaCare and saying the city might not follow his suggestions.<p>Commissioner William White told The Washington Post on Saturday that he was called into Mayor Vincent Gray’s office the …

Cheney Sisters Take Their Gay Marriage Fight to Facebook

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The Cheneys don't see eye-to-eye on the issue of gay marriage. After Liz Cheney reiterated her …