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New John F. Kennedy stamp marks centennial of his birth

BOSTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service has unveiled a new stamp to mark the 100th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's birth.<p>The Forever stamp was released Monday during the annual Presidents Day family festival at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston.<p>Among those attending were …

Finance

How to connect wireless headphones to any TV

Use one of these methods to connect headphones to your TV and enjoy listening at full volume without disturbing others.<p>So you want to watch television at night without disturbing others trying to sleep. Or maybe you prefer to block out the noise of your surroundings -- like that annoying dog next …

Headphones

Could U.S. Endangered Species Rules Go Extinct?

A 43-year-old law protecting wildlife is vulnerable to opponents under the new administration, conservationists warn.<p>Once nearly extinct, gray wolves have rebounded in recent years under the Endangered Species Act. In Wisconsin, their numbers grew to around 900 in 2016—a 16 percent increase over …

Endangered Species

Despite Trump, Ford moves ahead with plans for Mexico plants

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> Reminder: Ford is expanding its Mexican operations.<p>Ford Mexico CEO Gabriel Lopez said at a company event in Mexico City Thursday that it's going ahead with plans to expand two of its plants -- an engine plant in Chihuahua and a transmission plant in Irapuato.<p>These plans aren't new …

Markets

California, Parched for 5 Years, Is Now Battered by Water

A powerful storm with near hurricane-force winds swept through Southern California on Saturday, killing at least two people and causing widespread disruptions, but providing a definitive respite from five years of drought.<p>Amid one of the wettest winters in decades, more heavy rainfall was due to …

Water

Superbugs, Climate Chaos Have Bill Gates and the UN Worried - Bloomberg

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates joined the United Nations to warn world leaders about a new series of threats shaping up as megatrends, led by global …

Climate Change

Follow These Rules And You Will Never Look Back In Life With Regrets

You are responsible for your life, for your feelings, for you actions, and for every results you get. You are in control of your thoughts. You have …

Think empathy makes the world a better place? Think again...

The renowned psychologist’s new book is overturning received wisdom. Here, he explains the flaws in feeling others’ pain<p>It is often said the rich don’t make enough effort to appreciate what it is like to be poor and if they did we would have more equality and social justice. It’s said that whites …

Empathy

The 1% May Not Be All That Confident in Donald Trump

Broadly speaking, American confidence in the U.S. economy soared after Donald Trump won the presidential election. It now appears that upswing wasn't …

Elections

Stocks inch to new records; S&P 500 up 4 straight weeks

HONG KONG (AP) -- Asian stocks were mixed in early trading Monday as investors looked for fresh leads while they awaited economic and corporate earnings reports and Fed meeting minutes due out this week.<p>KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index lost 0.1 percent to 19,207.30 and South …

Oil

Australia’s new normal … as city temperatures hit 47C people shelter from the deadly heat

In Sydney’s baking suburbs, fans have sold out – and fears about the effects of climate change are mounting<p>Nahid is resting on a bench outside a Target clothing store, her groceries beside her. A cheery, middle-aged woman with a soft Egyptian accent, she is eating a cone of bubblegum ice-cream as …

Climate

Lawsuit alleges sixth death linked to Pittsburgh hospital mold outbreak

<b>(CNN) —</b> A third wrongful death lawsuit was filed Tuesday in connection to a University of Pittsburgh Medical Center mold outbreak.<p>This is the latest death in the wake of five other known deaths since October 2014 linked to heavy mold growth found in the linens at two University of Pittsburgh …

Health Care

10 Styling Ideas for Small Rental Bathrooms

Many aspects of a rental home are transformable, yet the rental bathroom tends to be a 'you-get-what-you-get-and-you-don't-get-upset' zone because …

House Design

9 furniture pieces to deck out your living room

Coffee tables, sectionals, and more living room furniture pieces that add a stylish statement to your nest<p>Mary Costa<p>Thomas J. Story<p>Courtesy of …

Interior Design

How to Plan the Perfect Laundry Room

Carrying loads of dirty laundry from the bedroom down to the basement or utility room is a cumbersome task at best. So if your washer and dryer are …

Consumer Reports

Brilliant tiny house features $500 DIY elevator bed built with free plans

The ethos of doing-it-yourself in a resourceful, space-saving way is at the root of the tiny house movement. That said, one of the most amazing …

Houses

Smart Cities: Newcastle, Australia

With handmade craftsmanship and cutting-edge technology innovations, Newcastle is redefining itself in big ways.<p>It takes a strong city to reinvent itself. When the recession forced Newcastle’s steel, coal, and copper industries to downsize or close, the city took a creative approach to the problem. …

Travel

Has this year’s record rain finally ended California’s epic drought? Not really.

After praying for rain over five dry years, Californians are now praying for a break.<p>The state is being soaked. Its biggest reservoirs, once at record lows, are at capacity or overflowing from record-setting rain and snow. That includes the Oroville Lake reservoir behind the Oroville Dam, where …

Drought

'Extremely High Levels' Of Toxic Pollutants Found In Deepest Parts Of World's Oceans

There's literally no escaping mankind's mess.<p>Not even the very deepest, darkest depths of Earth’s oceans can escape mankind’s legacy of toxic pollution.<p>In a shocking discovery highlighting the interconnectedness of our planet, scientists have detected “extremely high levels” of organic chemicals in …

Oceans

India’s Air Pollution Rivals China’s as World’s Deadliest

NEW DELHI — India’s rapidly worsening air pollution is causing about 1.1 million people to die prematurely each year and is now surpassing China’s as the deadliest in the world, a new study of global air pollution shows.<p>The number of premature deaths in China caused by dangerous air particles, …

Environment

Australia is failing to improve indigenous lives, report shows

<b>Australia is not on track to close the gap in life expectancy between its indigenous and non-indigenous people, a major report card has found.</b><p>The annual Closing The Gap report determined Australia is failing six of seven key measures aimed at reducing indigenous disadvantage.<p>PM Malcolm Turnbull …

Ebola epidemic fuelled by 'super-spreaders': study

Scientists say small percentage of people were the cause of most cases of Ebola virus that ravaged West Africa in 2014.<p>Most of the people who were infected with Ebola in the 2014 West Africa epidemic contracted the viral disease through "super-spreaders", researchers say.<p>According to a study …

Ebola

Saying mining is 'raping' us, Philippines minister continues crackdown

The world's largest nickel ore supplier, the Phillipines, has extended a crackdown on mining. The government says the move will protect the nation's unique biodiversity and ecosystems.<p>The Philippines' environment minister on Tuesday ordered the cancellation of 75 mining contracts, two weeks after …

Philippines

Congress to Grill Yellen Amid Uncertainty Over Trump Plans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen faces two tasks when she delivers her semiannual testimony to Congress starting Tuesday:<p>As …

Janet Yellen

20 of the Best Landscape Photographers You Need To Check Out Today

Landscape photography is a wonderful art, but also extremely difficult. Instead of working with models or objects that you can manipulate and move …

Photography

Bill Gates: “If anybody says we don’t need the media, that’s a little scary”

The US news media are suffering from low levels of public trust and ongoing attacks from the reigning Republican party and White House. US president Donald Trump has called journalists “among the most dishonest human beings on earth,” saying he’s in “a running war” with them. Chief White House …

Bill Gates

New super-thin film acts like "air conditioner" for buildings

Engineers at the University of Colorado Boulder have developed a thin, artificially structured “metamaterial” that can cool objects without the use …

Domestic Technology

Rolls-Royce posts biggest loss in its history

Currency costs from Brexit vote and bribery case settlement force record £4.6bn statutory pre-tax loss for 2016<p>Rolls-Royce has suffered the biggest loss in its history due to the cost of settling corruption charges and the impact of Brexit on the value of sterling.<p>The engine-maker reported a £4.6bn …

Rolls-Royce

Multivitamins a waste of money and just create 'very expensive urine'

Australian Medical Association president says there is a lack of evidence showing multivitamins work<p>Vitamins are useful for treating specific deficiencies but most people who use multivitamins just have very expensive urine, the Australian Medical Association president, Michael Gannon, says.<p>Seven …

Health Information

Astronomers Were Able To Capture A Supernova Mere Hours After It Exploded

Stars flung out of their parent galaxies are condemned to lead a lonely life, and, when they eventually run out of fuel, to an even lonelier death in …

Astronomy