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Beware of holiday credit card scams

It's every shopper for themselves this holiday season. With millions of credit card numbers already compromised this year through breaches of major retailers, consumers are advised to be on the lookout for scams that can leave them feeling anything but jolly.

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Bicycling and Texting, A Problem

In addition to distracted drivers and pedestrians, motorists also have to worry about an increasing number of bicyclists texting and pedaling.

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What do drivers fear most? See this survey

What's you're biggest fear when driving?

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Homework Time Again

Our kids spend a third of their day in school, but the work doesn't stop there. Perhaps the most dreaded part of back-to-school, for both students and their parents, is the return of homework.

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Amber Alert canceled for Philly brothers

An early morning Amber Alert has been canceled for two boys from suburban Philadelphia after they were found, safe, outside a CVS on Staten Island.

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Too Much Pressure?

A number of parents think their child is competitive enough to continue playing sports in college or even on a professional level, when in reality a very low percentage of athletes are actually good enough to make it beyond high school.

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Can’t Pay, Can’t Play

More kids and adolescents are getting sidelined by the price tag for youth sports, studies suggest, and critics worry that one day, organized leagues will only be an option for upper-class families.

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Defiant IRS head, skeptical GOP interrogators

WASHINGTON (AP) — A defiant head of the IRS is refusing to apologize for lost emails that might shed light on the tax agency's targeting of tea party and other groups.

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Taliban Video Shows Handover of Bergdahl

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The Taliban have released a video showing the handover of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to U.S. forces in eastern Afghanistan.

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Obama: Congress Consulted on Exchange

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended his decision to release five Afghan detainees from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for freeing an American soldier, saying his administration had consulted with Congress about that possibility "for some time."

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Steam rises from cooling towers at the Neurath coal-fired power plant on near Grevenbroich, Germany. (Sascha Schuermann/Getty Images)
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EPA Seeks to Cut Power Plant Carbon by 30%

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants blamed for global warming, the Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday that cuts carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third over the next 15 years, but pushes the deadline for some states to comply until long after President Barack Obama leaves office.

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Hagel: Captive’s Life Was in Danger

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Sunday the military operation to free Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from the Taliban in exchange for the release of five Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detainees was not relayed to Congress because officials believed the soldier's life was in danger.

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