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Chinese army flexes its muscles

CNN World - 1 hour 2 min ago
Gunfire rattled, humvees roared and Chinese soldiers dove through flaming hoops in a show marking the anniversary of Hong Kong's return from British rule.
Categories: International News

Declaration of Independence smudged

CNN - 1 hour 8 min ago
It's one of the nation's most important founding documents but the Declaration of Independence -- the document that paved the way for the creation of the United States -- hasn't always been treated with the care you might expect.
Categories: National News

Alamo, missions get World Heritage status

CNN - 1 hour 11 min ago
The Lone Star State isn't quite so lonely after earning a spot on an elite list kept by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
Categories: National News

Will these Massachusetts killings ever be solved?

CNN - 1 hour 12 min ago
It's been more than 10 years since Shirley Reine was found dead in her Falmouth, Massachusetts, home.
Categories: National News

Debt crisis: View from a Greek island

CNN World - 1 hour 13 min ago
CNN's Richard Quest travels to a Greek island to see how the debt crisis is affecting tourism.
Categories: International News

Princess Charlotte makes second public appearance

CNN World - 1 hour 14 min ago
The royal baby made her second public appearance as her family made their way to her christening at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene in Sandringham, England.
Categories: International News

See F-16 fighter blast flying drone from sky

CNN World - 1 hour 15 min ago
The Royal Danish Air Force released video of an exercise involving an F-16 fighter jet shooting an unmanned aerial drone with guided missiles.
Categories: International News

Shark tosses fisherman overboard

CNN - 1 hour 27 min ago
A fisherman caught more than he gambled for off the Florida coast. Thankfully, he lived to tell the tale.
Categories: National News

Independence Day celebrations across U.S.

CNN - 1 hour 27 min ago
Across the U.S. fireworks lit up the skies in celebration of Independence Day.
Categories: National News

Man shoots firework from top of head, dies

CNN - 1 hour 28 min ago
A 22-year-old Maine man was killed when he attempted to light a firework on top of his head. CNN affiliate WABI reports.
Categories: National News

Reddit's back, 150,000 petition for Ellen Pao's ouster

Business News - 2 hours 6 min ago
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Why I cried the day my son turned 6

Health - 2 hours 7 min ago
Categories: Health

What you need to know about dog flu

Health - 2 hours 8 min ago
Categories: Health

Avoiding pool bacteria, other summer health concerns

Health - 2 hours 9 min ago
From bacteria in the pool to sunburns, we've got you covered.
Categories: Health

What remains unsaid about assisted suicide

Health - 2 hours 9 min ago
Categories: Health

Prevent Water Damage And Cut Insurance Costs

Lifestyles - 3 hours 22 min ago
Five words or less

(NewsUSA) - Water damage is the second most common reason for homeowners to file claims with their insurance companies; only home fires are associated with more damage and more claims. Water damage can stem from a variety of sources, including leaking water heaters, ruptured washing machine hoses, leaky pipes and failed plumbing systems. These leaks can cause flooding that can stain ceilings, warp floors and destroy personal property anywhere in the home.

Another consequence of leaks and water damage: mold. Indoor mold is an additional source of damage that, according to the Insurance Information Institute, costs the average $3,000 to $4,000; while water damage combined with mold yields homeowner insurance claims ranging from $15,000 to $30,000.

Mold can damage walls, stain ceilings, ruin carpeting and damage home ventilation systems.

Mold also has the potential to damage personal items, including personal electronics, clothing with sentimental value (such as a wedding dress) and fine art.

Not only is mold almost impossible to remove, it contributes to poor air quality in the home, which can cause health problems for homeowners with allergies or asthma. Even non-allergic individuals may experience skin and eye irritation or respiratory problems in moldy environments. Although visible mold can be cleaned from walls, and moldy rugs can be replaced, homeowners with mold problems must consider how to reduce or control the moisture content in the home.

An automatic water shut-off system can help stop mold before it starts by identifying leaks before they lead to major water damage. One example of such a system, FloLogic, acts as a circuit breaker for home plumbing. The System shuts off the water when it detects a leak, whether it is a pinhole leak, running faucet or malfunctioning appliance causing a flood. The FloLogic System automatically shuts off the water and alerts the homeowner with an alarm so the leak can be identified and repaired as soon as possible, limiting the water damage.

Homeowners who install and use a system such as FloLogic may be able to avoid the costly insurance claims associated with water damage. Some homeowners' insurance companies recognize the benefits of such systems and may offer discounts to homeowners who install devices to protect against water damage.

Visit www.flologic.com for more details about how the FloLogic System works.

How to Sit Through a Movie in Comfort

Lifestyles - 3 hours 26 min ago
Five words or less

(NewsUSA) - Movies have always fascinated Americans. They are a way to escape reality (if only for a couple of hours), a place to stay cool on hot summer days, a typically pure, unadulterated enjoyment.

Cinemas are now capitalizing on this from of entertainment by boasting reserved seating, fancier food than your standard popcorn and soda, and best of all, adult beverages -- all for a high-end price.

The rise of "dine-in" theaters aims to put the traditional dinner-and-a-movie all in the same place, instead of making people rush from one venue to another.

"It's a way for theater owners to capture that revenue and keep it there instead of seeing it go down the mall," Patrick Corcoran, vice president and chief communications officer for the National Association of Theatre Owners, told USA Today in an interview.

However, even with all the bells and whistles that are part and parcel of many movie theaters, there are still things you may want to bring to make your experience that much more pleasurable, as well as do's and don'ts to attending your favorite flick.

Do Bring an Extra Sweater

Movie theaters tend to get cold (which is why they're a great place to go in the summer), so bringing a long-sleeve shirt, or light sweater or jacket, is never a bad idea. You can also forego it if the theater temperature suits you.

Silence Your Phone

Out of respect to those around you, don't forget to turn your phone to vibrate, or better yet, turn it off completely. This way, you won't be tempted to see if anyone has texted you.

Don't Start a Conversation

While people have their thoughts on any given movie or scene, or want to opine with their date about whodunit, keep the chit-chat to a minimum. Even over the superior sound systems used in movie theaters today, voices still carry.

Portable Accessories

If you are a smokeless tobacco user, you might want to consider purchasing a portable spittoon. Look at it this way: taking a bottle or cup to a luxury theater is not a viable option (especially if it's a first date). But portable spittoons, such as those created by FLASR (OTCQB:FLSR), are discreet and, according to Everett Dickson, CEO of FLASR, "allows users to enjoy smokeless tobacco in public unobtrusively, without unwanted attention." To this end, the company's new 4-ounce pocket spittoon lets users open and shut it with just one hand. And FLASR's original tobacco flask has an advanced closing mechanism, ensuring that it stays closed when not in use, eliminating the possibility of spills and leaks.

For more information, visit www.flasr.com. Market listing: FLASR (OTCQB: FLSR).

Deadly weekend in Chicago

CNN - 3 hours 28 min ago
Categories: National News

Burt of Burt's Bees dies at 80

Business News - 3 hours 44 min ago
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