HONOLULU — Two wildlife issues have collided in Hawaii, pitting one group of animal defenders against another in an impassioned debate. The point of contention? Deadly cat poop and the feral felines that produce it.
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Expect to pay more to heat your home this winter than you spent last year.
That’s the message from government analysts who sifted through forecasts for a colder winter and slightly higher energy prices.
The Energy Department said Thursday that household bills are likely to be higher for all four main heating fuels ‚Äî natural gas, electricity, heating oil, and propane.
WASHINGTON — More young blacks and Latinos feel that they can’t depend on family to help them with financial needs, from big-ticket items like college tuition to smaller expenses, than do whites or Asians, according to a new GenForward poll.
NEW YORK — Unlike baby boomers, television has no birth certificate.
TV’s arrival, depending on how you see it, can be marked at any of a number of moments in the last century.
Maybe 1927, when 21-year-old Philo Farnsworth transmitted the image of a horizontal line to a receiver in the next room of his San Francisco lab.
WASHINGTON — An ultrasound showed one of Sarah Gray’s unborn twins was missing part of his brain, a fatal birth defect. His brother was born healthy but Thomas lived just six days. Latching onto hope for something positive to come from heartache, Gray donated some of Thomas’ tissue for scientific research his eyes, his liver, his umbilical cord blood.
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. — Visitors to a central Kentucky farm may do a double-take when they see the newest addition: a two-faced calf.
Stan McCubbin of Campbellsville told WDRB-TV (http://bit.ly/2cT1RoQ) that he thought he had twins when he first saw the calf on Friday, but quickly realized he had something far more unusual.
WINNIPEG — Health officials are warning consumers to be on the lookout for worn-out wire barbecue brushes, noting the grill-scraping implements need to be replaced regularly.
Blair Thiessen of Winnipeg ended up in an emergency room after a wire from a bristle brush lodged in his tongue.
LINTHICUM, Md. — Victor DaRosa stands under a scorching afternoon sun, loading bags onto a jet heading to Detroit.
As each suitcase climbs up the conveyor belt into the plane, a small computer verifies that it actually belongs on that flight. If one bag didn’t, a red light would flash and the belt would stop until somebody acknowledges the mistake and reroutes the luggage.
STERLING, Mass. — Nothing quite measures up to the latest tribute to retiring Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz.
A corn maze dedicated to the player known as Big Papi was unveiled at a ceremony Tuesday in Sterling, Massachusetts.
Ortiz had a message for his legions of fans at the unveiling: “I love corn.”
BERLIN — Scientists have found evidence to support what many dog owners have long believed: man’s best friend really does understand some of what we’re saying.
Researchers in Hungary scanned the brains of dogs as they were listening to their trainer speaking to determine which parts of the brain they were using.