February 25, 2010 RSS feed / Features

New Jolt For Healthcare Reform? Insurer Hikes Rates 39 Percent

Has a cost hike by a health insurer in California given new life to the Democratic healthcare reform legislation in Washington? Maybe not directly. More...

Female's Burned Body Found In Suburban N.Y. Park

MONSEY, N.Y. (AP) – Police say a female's burned body was found at the scene of a fire in a Rockland County park. Detective Lt. More...

Python Hunting Season Set For South Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – State wildlife officials have created a special python hunting season to try to stop the spread of the nonnative snakes throughout the Everglades. More...

Energysavers.gov Offers Cash For More-efficient Appliances

In the market for a new washing machine? How about a refrigerator? Now’s the time to buy, says Uncle Sam. The government is unveiling its latest version of “cash for clunkers,” this time for energy-efficient kitchen appliances. More...

College Costs Reach All-time High

Millions of Americans hope to boost their education level, especially in today’s troubled economy – but their frustration with the seemingly outof control costs of college is reaching new heights. More...

Smoke-free Coalition Pushes Smoking Ban

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Anti-smoking advocates are expressing support for legislation that would eliminate smoking rooms in restaurants. More...

Fort Campbell Unit Mourns Death Of Mascot

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) – A key member of the 101st Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team has passed away. The brigade announced that their mascot, a large white bulldog named “Bastogne,'' died from cancer on Jan. 30. More...

Guinness: Arizona Great Dane Is Tallest Dog Ever

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) – A 250- pound blue Great Dane from Arizona gives new meaning to the term “big dog.'' Guinness World Records says Giant George from Tucson is the tallest dog ever on record. More...