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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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Price of a Gallon of Milk Headed Towards Record High

Posted: 02/19/2014 - Global demand and stagnant production in other countries has led to increased exports of U.S. dairy products, generating more money for dairy farmers but resulting in likely price hikes of 10-20% at the retail level in some markets.

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Why Soldiers Are Increasingly Relying on Food Stamps

Posted: 02/17/2014 - One reason for jump in food-stamp usage among soldiers could be the relatively low pay awarded to junior members of the military, with the least experienced active duty soldiers bringing home a little over $18,300 per year.

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Bullying Duration Linked to Lingering Health Effects

Updated: 02/17/2014 - A study finds that being bullied has an impact on both the mental and physical health of a child, no matter how old they were. The longer the child had been bullied, the more harsh and lasting negative health effects they displayed.

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Verdict in Florida Again Raises Self-defense Issue

Updated: 02/16/2014 - The verdict in the city of Jacksonville is again raising the issue of self-defense and race in Florida, just seven months after George Zimmerman was acquitted of killing a black teenager, Trayvon Martin, about 125 miles south of here.

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Obama Signs Debt Ceiling Measure into Law

Posted: 02/15/2014 - President Barack Obama has signed separate measures lifting the federal debt limit and restoring full cost of living benefits for military retirees.

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