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  • UPS cuts insurance to 15,000 spouses, blames Affordable Care Act

    (CNN Money) In an undated memo to employees, UPS (UPS, Fortune 500) said it will discontinue coverage for all working spouses who are eligible for insurance with their own employer. That applies to about 15,000 spouses covered by UPS today. The internal document was obtained by Kaiser Health News. UPS told the nonprofit news agency that the policy applies only to non-union U.S. workers. It hasn’t responded to questions from CNNMoney. In the memo, UPS said it’s willing to take […]

  • Toddler’s TV time may hurt educational success

    Toddlers who watch more than two hours of television a day may face problems with math, vocabulary and physical development, according to a recent study from the American Academy of Pediatrics. The study examined the viewing habits of about 2,000 children in Quebec at the age of 29 months and looked at how the extra screen time affected them when they started kindergarten. Every hourly increase in daily TV viewing over the recommended two-hour limit at the younger age was […]

  • More than 100,000 want to go to Mars and not return, project says

    (CNN) — More than 100,000 people are eager to make themselves at home on another planet. They’ve applied for a one-way trip to Mars, hoping to be chosen to spend the rest of their lives on uncharted territory, according to an organization planning the manned missions. The Mars One project wants to colonize the red planet, beginning in 2022. There are financial and practical questions about this venture that haven’t been clarified. Will there be enough money? Will people really […]

  • Neighbors Want Family’s Handicap Ramp Removed

    A handicap ramp in front of a Fountain family’s house is in the middle of a neighborhood squabble. Vincent and Heidi Giesegh say their neighbors are threatening legal action if they don’t remove the ramp. They say the next door couple is worried that the ramp will hurt the value of their home. The Giesegh’s say they need it for their 16 year old daughter Kirsten who has Cerebral Palsy. “As she goes into her spastic modes, we could just […]

  • Hooters blackballs San Diego mayor

    By Matt Smith and Kyung Lah, CNN San Diego (CNN) — How bad has it gotten for embattled San Diego Mayor Bob Filner? Even Hooters — the restaurant chain sometimes criticized for its scantily clad waitresses — says he’s no longer welcome. The chain’s downtown location has joined a campaign by a local radio talk-show host, who’s urging businesses to post signs in their window that declare Filner persona non grata. The signs note that the mayor “will not be […]

  • Senator Leach proposes interest-free school loans; lower repayment options for graduates

    (Harrisburg) – State Senator Daylin Leach recently introduced the “Pay It Forward, Pay It Back” bill, which would dramatically change how college students pay tuition at public colleges and universities. Under the bill, qualified students would be able to borrow from a public pool of money; however, the students will not be charged interest on the loan.  Leach is also proposing that the students repay the only after graduating, but the monthly payments would vary depending on the graduate’s salary.  […]

  • 2 face charges in case of Canadian girl who hanged self after alleged rape

      By Stephanie Gallman and Phil Gast, CNN (CNN) — Two 18-year-old men face child pornography charges in connection with the case of a 17-year-old girl who hanged herself after she was allegedly gang-raped and bullied online, Canadian authorities said Thursday evening.   A police statement did not provide details, but the family of Rehtaeh Parsons has said she developed suicidal thoughts after she was sexually assaulted in 2011 and a picture of the incident was shared by phone and online.   The two men […]

  • ‘Rough rider,’ ‘ribbed’ condoms offered at NYC public schools raising eyebrows

    NEW YORK (PIX11) – The distribution of free condoms at New York City public schools is nothing new. However, the wide selection of what they offer is raising plenty of eyebrows. A recent report by the New York Daily News found that students are being treated to a surprising variety of contraceptives which ranges from “King XL” to “Ribbed for her pleasure.” The Education Department reportedly distributed nearly a million condoms during the 2011-12 school year and plans on giving out […]

  • LEGO divides fans with Simpsons set

    (CNNMoney) – LEGO has confirmed plans to launch a new set of toys based on ‘The Simpsons’ television series, angering some die-hard fans who say the characters are not appropriate for children. The Simpsons launch, which is slated for 2014, had been rumored for months and some LEGO fans initially railed against the idea, questioning the behavior of the show’s characters and its treatment of mature topics. Earlier this year, some took to LEGO’s online message board, creating a petition […]

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