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AAA Mid-Atlantic: Record-Breaking Pothole Season

Posted: 03/06/2014 - AAA Mid-Atlantic saw record-breaking tire-related requests for assistance for January and February, topping out at 67,621 for their mid-Atlantic region. Nearly 9,000 of those tire-related calls came from Virginia.

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16th-Century Manual Shows 'Rocket Cat' Weaponry

Posted: 03/06/2014 - Fanciful illustrations from a circa-1530 manual on artillery and siege warfare seem to show jet packs strapped to the backs of cats and doves, with text advising military commanders to use them to "set fire to a castle or city"

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Big Fine in Coal-Tainted Water Deal

Posted: 03/05/2014 - One of the nation's largest coal producers will pay a $27.5 million fine and spend $200 million to reduce illegal toxic discharges into hundreds of waterways across five Appalachian states, according to a proposed settlement Wednesday.

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U.S. Marshals: Fugitive Sex Offender Found in Virginia

Posted: 02/28/2014 - A child rapist who became the subject of a nationwide manhunt last week after he sliced off his GPS monitor and disappeared from Denver was arrested Friday in Virginia, U.S. marshals said.

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General Motors Feeling Heat Over Recall Timing

Posted: 02/27/2014 - GM doubled a recall it had issued last week, with the recall now affecting 1.6 million cars. Those include Saturn Ion compacts, Saturn Sky sports cars, Chevrolet HHR SUVs, Chevrolet Cobalts, Pontiac Solstice and Pontiac G5s.

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'Citizen Kane' Script Up for Sale at Sotheby's

Posted: 02/27/2014 - Orson Welles' copy of draft 'Citizen Kane' script for sale as part of eclectic London auction. The script has an estimated price of $25,000 to $33,000.

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An Easy Way to Make Your Windows PC a Lot Safer

Posted: 02/25/2014 - A new study shows that 92 percent of all Microsoft vulnerabilities rated as "critical" could be disregarded if you configure your PC so that users didn't have administrator rights.

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How to Defend Yourself Against Credit Card Fraud

Updated: 02/24/2014 - Experts say about 90 percent of consumers either fail to check their payment card statements or only skim them, which means many victims of credit card fraud fail to catch fraudulent charges on a timely basis.

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Why Your Sick Co-Worker Insists on Coming In

Posted: 02/20/2014 - One-quarter of American workers say they always go to work while sick, according to a survey. Another one-third admit to waiting until their symptoms are full blown until deciding to stay at home.

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