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FBI: Help identify this ISIS militant

CNN - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:05pm
The FBI on Tuesday asked for the public's help in identifying an English-speaking militant who appeared to help execute Syrian soldiers in an ISIS recruitment video released last month.
Categories: National News

U.S. officials: ISIS will capture Kobani, but it's not a big concern to us

CNN World - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:27pm
The key Syrian border city of Kobani will soon fall to ISIS, but that's not a major U.S. concern, several senior U.S. administration officials said.
Categories: International News

Supreme Court puts hold on same-sex marriage in Idaho

CNN - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:22pm
The U.S. Supreme Court has put a temporary hold on same-sex marriage in Idaho.
Categories: National News

Carlos Slim: The 3-day work week will happen

Business News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:11pm
The richest man in the world thinks you're working too much.

Who was Thomas Eric Duncan?

Health - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:09pm
Duncan left Africa for the United States, by official accounts, a healthy man. Just over two weeks later, he passed away in a Dallas, Texas, hospital with Ebola.
Categories: Health

Nobel for giving us peek at nanoworld

CNN World - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:04pm
Two Americans and a German won the Nobel Prize in chemistry this year for their work on optical microscopy that has opened up our understanding of molecules by allowing us to see how they work close up.
Categories: International News

Wal-Mart cuts health benefits for 30,000 part-timers

Business News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:03pm
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99 quarantined in Marburg virus death

CNN World - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:03pm
Three days after a fatal case of Marburg hemorrhagic fever was diagnosed in Uganda, 99 people have been quarantined in four different locations across the East African country, as field epidemiologists and surveillance officers continue to closely monitor all people who got into contact with only victim.
Categories: International News

Deficit drops yet again - sharply

Business News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:01pm
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3 biggest risks every retirement saver should know about

Business News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:59am
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American Ebola patient dies in Texas

CNN World - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:55am
Thomas Eric Duncan died this morning at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, the hospital says.
Categories: International News

Is Faith Really a Good Thing?

Lifestyles - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:54am
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(NewsUSA) - Turn on the TV, go online or stream music, and it may seem like there is no place for faith in our culture. People -- especially young people -- will share just about any detail of their personal lives, except when it comes to their faith. Many are reluctant or even embarrassed to share how their faith makes them who they are.

Despite this trend, there are tens of millions of Americans who still value their faith tremendously, and they want to make faith more visible. Thanks to a fast-growing social media movement (www.FaithCounts.net) people, regardless of their religion, are openly celebrating their faith -- because they believe faith is a very good thing. How is faith good? Let us count the ways.

1. Faith inspires, empowers and comforts billions of people the world over. And that makes people of faith happier.

2. People and organizations are motivated by their faith to help millions of people every single day, in soup kitchens, hospitals, schools and homeless shelters.

3. People of faith live longer.

4. People of faith are more engaged in civic life.

5. People of faith are more likely to be law-abiding citizens.

6. People of faith are more generous and charitable.

7. Faith has the power to add deep spiritual meaning and help people survive the most challenging times.

And last but not least, a basic teaching of every major world religion asks that we treat others as we ourselves would want to be treated. If more people followed this Golden Rule, that alone would be a positive influence on society. And that's reason enough to promote the value of faith.

What does the future hold for faith in America? Nobody knows for sure, but those who value their faith can help push back against current trends by visiting www.FaithCounts.net and sharing with friends. FaithCounts.net showcases compelling stories about faith through videos, uplifting quotes, articles and images. Hopefully, more people will feel inspired, and ultimately feel good about expressing how their faith makes them who they are.

These are small steps, but they are making a big difference, and FaithCounts.net can help restore the value of faith in America.

The mom behind Target's gun ban

Business News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:46am
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Elon Musk's $2 billion Tesla tweet

Business News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:44am
How much is one mysterious tweet by Tesla CEO Elon Musk worth? About $2 billion.

Ebola outbreak: Get up to speed

Health - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:25am
As Ebola cases rise to staggering numbers, so do the fears and concerns among nations.
Categories: Health

You can do this on a golf course?

CNN - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:54am
The foursome of chirpy college students warmed up in the River Ridge course tee box, focusing on loosening their legs before taking their first shot on a par-four hole.
Categories: National News

Are Workers Taking Enough Time to Understand Their Benefits Choices?

Lifestyles - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:47am
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(NewsUSA) - NewsusaInfographic - Choosing the right health insurance plan is one of the most important decisions Americans make, yet workers spend more time researching for a car or planning a vacation. In fact, the 2014 Aflac Open Enrollment Survey found many workers spent 15 minutes or less researching their benefits options during open enrollment last year.

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6.2-magnitude quake strikes off coast of Mexico

CNN World - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:47am
A 6.2-magnitude quake struck Tuesday northeast of San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
Categories: International News

Save Now With Proven High-Efficiency Gas Wall-Hung Boiler

Lifestyles - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:43am

(NewsUSA) - With the memory of last winter's harsh heating bills still vivid, North American property owners would do well to embrace proven cost-saving energy efficiency and conservation practices.

Space and water heating can consume up to 80 percent of a home's energy use, notably in northern climates. So, a high-efficiency combination space and domestic water heating system is the right home-heating choice for the times, according to Marathon International, the exclusive distributor of Baxi heating and renewable energy solutions in North America.

"These heating and renewable energy systems have enabled property owners throughout the U.S. and Canada to generate significant energy use and utility cost savings over the past two decades," says Marathon International president Mike Thomas.

Up to 98 percent energy efficient, combination gas boilers typically save upwards of 35 percent. On the high side, a Long Island resident is saving over 70 percent annually with a Baxi combi gas boiler, which reduced his previous inefficient oil boiler bills by $3,500. (Learn more at www.wallhungboilers.com.)

"Our retrofit applications typically cut utility costs by 35 and 70 percent," Thomas notes. "Our Energy Star-certified Luna Duo-Tec is the only boiler with gas-adaptive technology. It not only ensures proper initial set-up, but also sustains high-efficiency performance for the life of the appliance."

The boiler is so quiet that it is approved for closet installation. It has multiple built-in performance enhancement and safety components, such as gas-adaptive and self-calibration technology. It can be used in a range of applications, including in-floor radiant, hydro air, radiators, towel warmers and snowmelt systems.

Before investing in the right heating solution for their property, Thomas advises homeowners to talk first with a qualified heating and plumbing installer with gas experience. He further recommends that property owners get an energy efficiency audit, covering their older heating appliance, as well as insulation, windows and doors.

"Above all, make sure contractors are trained, certified and accomplished in the installation and servicing of the equipment they recommend," says Thomas. "Do they offer annual maintenance and an optional extended parts and labor protection? What utility rebates and other energy-efficiency incentives are available?"

Choosing the right heating appliance, properly installed and maintained, is key to achieving energy-efficiency and conservation success. Visit wallhungboilers.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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