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House Republicans Choose Their Leader

November 14, 2018 |

The race for House minority leader was Kevin McCarthy’s to lose on Wednesday, and lose it he did not. Politico reports the Republican successfully fended off a challenge from conservative Freedom Caucus member Rep. Jim Jordan, with Republican sources saying the final count was 159 to 43. The remainder of…
Newser

As RVs regain popularity, younger fans seek out ways to rent their joyride

November 12, 2018 |

Somewhere in Colorado, between the Grateful Dead concert at Red Rocks and the drive through Telluride, Mike Lawson and his son, Nainoa, became converts to the #GoRVing movement.

It wasn’t a change Lawson, 49, ever expected to make. Like many Gen Xers, he once viewed recreational vehicles as dinosaurs…


L.A. Times – Business

American Airlines will allow fliers with nut allergies to board early to wipe down their seating area

November 10, 2018 |

Passengers with nut allergies soon will be able to board American Airlines flights early to give them time to wipe down their seats and tray tables to get rid of nut crumbs or dust.

Food allergies have become a growing concern in the airline industry. In August. Southwest Airlines stopped serving…


L.A. Times – Business

NRA: ‘Anti-Gun’ Doctors Should ‘Stay in Their Lane’

November 9, 2018 |

The NRA apparently doesn’t like doctors weighing in on gun violence and gun control. On Wednesday—just hours before news of the Thousand Oaks, Calif. , broke—the gun lobby nonprofit voiced its displeasure with the medical community’s assessments via a reprimanding tweet, reports USA Today . “Someone should tell self-important anti-gun…
Newser

TMZ

Danielle Staub Blindsided to Learn Estranged Husband Put Their Home Up for Sale

November 8, 2018 |

Imagine finding out your estranged spouse put your house up for sale without telling you, and if not for a friend’s phone call … you’d never know it — well that’s exactly what happened to Danielle Staub.  Sources tell TMZ … the ‘Real…

TMZ.com

The School Led the Students Up Mount Hood, to Their Deaths

November 7, 2018 |

The second-deadliest alpine accident in North American history claimed nine lives. Of those who died on Mount Hood in May 1986, seven were students, all of whom attended Portland’s Oregon Episcopal School. At the time, the school ran a program called Basecamp that was Outward Bound-like and required all sophomores…
Newser

CNN

South Koreans are working themselves to death. Can they get their lives back?

November 5, 2018 |

It takes Park Hyun-suk, a widow who lost her husband to gwarosa — the Korean word for death by overwork — a long time to find a photo of them together.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – World

Man Kills Wife, Self as Their Kids Wait to Go Trick-or-Treating

November 2, 2018 |

Authorities say a Florida man killed his wife and himself as his children waited to go trick-or-treating, the AP reports. A Polk County Sheriff’s Office news release says 40-year-old Antero Araujo Quintana shot his wife, 42-year-old Beatriz Araujo, and then himself Wednesday evening at the family’s Lakeland home. Witnesses say…
Newser

Stocks Claw Their Way Higher

October 31, 2018 |

Stocks are closing solidly higher on Wall Street as the market claws back a small part of the ground it has lost this month, the AP reports. Several companies gained ground Tuesday after reporting results that pleased investors. Oreo maker Mondelez International climbed 5% Tuesday, and athletic clothing maker Under…
Newser

Americans Are Sticking With Their Old Phones

October 31, 2018 |

Americans are holding onto their smartphones for longer than ever.
WSJ.com: US Business