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Bumpy start for new Obamacare insurance markets

WASHINGTON – The online insurance marketplaces created by President Obama's healthcare law got off to a bumpy start Tuesday as some consumers were kicked off web portals and several states reported glitches that slowed enrollment on the first day Americans were supposed to be able to sign up for …

Health Care

Congress misses deadline, sending government into partial shutdown

Congress blew by a midnight deadline to pass a crucial spending bill, triggering the beginning of a partial government shutdown – the first in 17 years.<p>The failure means the gears of the federal government will start to slow down on Tuesday, though hundreds of thousands of federal workers will …

Obama: 'Congress has not fulfilled its responsibility'

The White House called it at 11:30 p.m.<p>The administration issued the order late Monday to begin shutting down the government — the first in 17 years — following a day of brinkmanship, blame and failed efforts by President Barack Obama, the House and the Senate to break the impasse.<p>At midnight, …

House, Senate parry on 'Obamacare' as shutdown imminent

Neither side budges as Congress engages in late night clash over health care law<p>WASHINGTON —The federal government was poised to shutdown for the first time in nearly two decades following more than a week of legislative jockeying by House Republicans to extract concessions from President Obama and …

Obamacare exchanges still set

It’s looking more and more like Tuesday will be a split-screen day: The government will shut down, and Obamacare will open for business.<p>That’s going to annoy a lot of Republicans because the ones who are pushing the shutdown are doing so precisely because they want to halt Obamacare.<p>Barring some …

Hiking With Dogs: Tips For Taking A Nature Walk With Your Pet

<i>From Vetstreet's Arden Moore:</i><p>Eager to amp up your daily walks and expose your dog to new sights, sounds and smells? Take a hike!<p>Hiking offers many benefits to both dog and owner, including a great cardiovascular workout and a healthy way to combat stress.<p>In the past few years, my dogs, Chipper and …

11 Riskiest Dog Breeds for Homeowners and Renters

Your next-door neighbor’s yippy Bijon Frise — who clearly has a serious Napoleon complex and a seemingly endless desire to draw blood from people’s ankles — may be far more likely to bite someone than your cuddly Pit Bull, but that doesn’t mean your insurance company cares. If you own one of the 11 …

Which breed is America's top dog of 2012?

The athletic Labrador retriever has once again been named America’s most popular dog, continuing the breed’s 22-year streak at the top.<p>But even though Labs have held the title since 1991, they might want to watch out: Golden retrievers are climbing the ranks. The friendly, stick-fetching breed …

American Dog Breeds Hail From Pre-Columbian Times

Researchers find limited European influence on dog breeds native to America.<p><b>The tangle of questions regarding the ancestry of dog breeds indigenous to the Americas is slowly unraveling.</b><p><b>Unlike the poodles that populate many a household, native American dog breed lineages originated from East Asian</b> …

RANKED: The 11 Best Dog Breeds

<i>Editor's note: Due to some technical difficulties yesterday, we were unable to post this list on August 26, National Dog Day. But we couldn't resist posting it today. Enjoy!</i><p>Dogs are the best.<p>Incredibly loyal, they comfort, protect, and love their humans unconditionally, making dogs superior to any …

Should You Upgrade to iOS 7? A Guide

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>For those of you opting out of buying one of the two new iPhones coming out this week, there's still …

15 Tricks to Sleep Better

Need sleep? Learn how you can get more sleep with these 15 restful sleep tricks

Commuting

Fatigue Facts: 5 Things That Make You Tired

Your extreme fatigue might be coming from one of these energy suckers

Energy

Heart Attacks In Young Women Don't Always Cause Chest Pain

When you think of the signature symptom of a heart attack, chest pain probably comes to mind. But according to a new study, when some young and middle-aged women have a heart attack, they won't experience this tell-tale sign.<p>"We need to move away from the image of an older man clutching his chest, …

Cinnamon Layer Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Cinnamon is a delicious spice that, like vanilla, is often used in conjunction with other flavors and rarely gets the spotlight all to itself. It is …