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New 'Potter' character finds spotlight

CNN Entertainment - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:49
To the wonderful array of characters and names in the "Harry Potter" universe -- Ron Weasley, Dolores Umbridge, Bellatrix Lestrange, Cornelius Fudge and He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named -- add yet another getting a shot at the spotlight: Celestina Warbeck.
Categories: Entertainment News

Police rescue 4 people taken hostage after robbery in Illinois

CNN - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:46
Hours after two robbery suspects shot at police and took eight people hostage, the standoff inside a suburban Chicago home continued early Wednesday .
Categories: National News

Macy's to pay $650,000 for racial profiling

Business News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:25
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What's it like in Ferguson?

CNN - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 09:57
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder plans to visit Ferguson, Missouri, today, after a night where police chased young men and bottles flew again. CNN's Eliott McLaughlin gives us an on-the-scene take.
Categories: National News

Try to watch this without laughing

CNN - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 09:49
Why is this grown man in a baby's highchair? CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on highchair hijinks.
Categories: National News

2,000 animals taken from home

CNN - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 09:49
Dogs, cats, geese, chickens, snakes, rabbits, peacocks and turtles were removed from a home in Louisiana.
Categories: National News

What hedge funds are buying

Business News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 09:37
For hedge funds, healthcare was hot, media was not lately.

'Agitators' trigger chaos and violence

CNN - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 09:17
"Agitators" triggering chaos and violence amid the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, aren't all locals.
Categories: National News

15 times nature made us go 'wow'

CNN - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 09:14
When a photographer is at the right place at the right time, a lightning show can be absolutely magical.
Categories: National News

ISIS beheads American

CNN World - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 09:10
A video released by ISIS shows the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley and threatens the life of another American if President Barack Obama doesn't end military operations in Iraq.
Categories: International News

Dov Charney is still at American Apparel. Do the numbers show it?

Business News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 09:07
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U.N. airlifts aid into Iraq

CNN World - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 09:00
The U.N. refugee agency is due to begin a massive four-day airlift of aid Wednesday into northern Iraq, where fighting between Islamist extremists and Kurdish forces has created a humanitarian crisis.
Categories: International News

Peanut butter recalled over salmonella fears

Health - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 08:50
The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that nSpired Natural Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling several lots of peanut, almond and other nut butters on fears of salmonella contamination. The company was made aware of the risk after routine testing showed a potential link between consumption of these products and four separate instances of illness.
Categories: Health

Worst foodborne illness outbreaks

Health - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 08:49
Categories: Health

Action figure not for kids

CNN Entertainment - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 08:39
Conan shows off actress Jessica Alba's sexy "Sin City 2" action figure.
Categories: Entertainment News

Branson, business leaders seek Ukraine solution

Business News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 08:24
Billionaire Richard Branson and 15 major business leaders from around the world want an end to the Ukraine-Russia conflict.

Twitter removes images of James Foley's death

Business News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 08:16
Twitter is taking down images and video of the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley by Islamic militants.

Don't Get Blindsided by the Sticker Shock of College

Lifestyles - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 08:08
Five words or less

(NewsUSA) - When it comes to paying for college education, careful planning and budgeting are musts.

Just take a look at this -- as of 2012, college tuition has increased 1,120 percent -- far outpacing the price of consumer goods, medical expenses and food since records began in 1978, according to Bloomberg. In fact, average charges (tuition, fees, and room and board) at a public four-year college were $18,391 in 2013-14, according to the College Board (Trends in College Pricing report).

"As tuition costs continue to rise, and the national student loan debt hits $1 trillion, students are left wondering how they are able to afford the college education that is so vital to their future," says Mary Johnson, director of financial literacy and student aid policy at Higher One. "Finding a tuition payment plan might be a good alternative for some students and families."

For some, using a tuition payment plan can help budget and plan for the added expense of higher education. Students at more than 400 college campuses across the U.S. use CASHNet payment plans offered by Higher One. Currently, tuition payment plans:

* Allow students and families to spread payments over a semester or whole year for a small fee;

* Help families manage their cash flow;

* Charge less than short-term, high-interest borrowing such as credit cards, personal loans, or student loans;

* Allow families to keep earning interest on their money, instead of giving it to the institution upfront;

* Allow independent students who are working, to manage their tuition payments as part of a monthly budget.

Whatever payment options you choose to use for your college education, be sure to do your homework first. Ask questions like: How much interest will I pay? How long will I be making payments? How much will I be required to pay upfront? Will my post-degree pay be enough to meet my monthly payments? When am I required to begin paying back the loan?

For more information, visit www.higherone.com/cashnet.

Can Armstrong ever be forgiven?

CNN - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 08:01
Sometimes sorry is not enough, and Lance Armstrong's "apologies" have left some of his former close friends recoiling in anger -- but others believe the disgraced cycling champion deserves a second chance.
Categories: National News

Menopause: What you're not asking (but should!)

Health - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 08:01
Menopause: the permanent end of fertility (and periods!) that commonly happens to women in their late 40s and 50s. For many women, just saying the word can increase anxiety levels.
Categories: Health
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