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  • Salmonella outbreaks expose weaknesses in USDA oversight

    The Agriculture Department inspector showed up at Rick Schiller's home last November to collect potential evidence from his freezer: three pounds of chicken thighs, wrapped in plastic and stamped with a Foster Farms label.

    February 7, 2014

  • What to read into nutrition labels on raw meat

    When you read a nutrition facts label for raw meat, is the fat content listed for raw or cooked weight? If it's the cooked weight, is the manufacturer assuming the meat is rare or well done?

    February 7, 2014

  • When your tour operator flakes on you

    American European Travel's nine-day ancient Turkey tour looked like the perfect birthday gift for David Olson's wife, Barbara. With stops in Istanbul, Ephesus and Pamukkale, it fulfilled a lifelong dream of visiting the old Ottoman Empire.

    February 5, 2014

  • Women's ski jumpers ready to prove their Olympic mettle

    Women's ski jumping had grown, and so had Jerome, then 23 and acutely aware of the unfairness of the fact that only men could compete for Olympic medals. Women could do no better than make sure the jumps suited their liking.

    February 5, 2014

  • Grand jury heard W.Va. DEP workers on chem spill

    February 4, 2014

  • Studies find Neanderthal genes in modern humans

    Neanderthal genes lurk among us. Small traces of Neanderthal DNA have been confirmed in the areas of the genome that affect skin and hair of modern humans, according to two new studies that also give clues as to which Neanderthal traits may have been helpful - or harmful - to the survival of our species.

    January 30, 2014

  • Archaeologists unearth the tomb of a previously unknown Egyptian pharaoh

    Archaeologists from the University of Pennsylvania announced this month that they have unearthed the tomb of a previously unknown Egyptian pharaoh.

    January 30, 2014

  • computer.jpg Pope sees Internet as 'gift from God'

    Mark Pope Francis down as an Internet optimist. He declared his unambiguous support for the Web as a tool that brings humanity closer together in a papal statement Thursday.

    January 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Money-100s.jpg Study: Money is addictive

    There's a fundamental principle in economics that applies to food, clothing and even all those shiny tech gadgets that start with the letter "i": The more of them we have, the less we value them. But that may not be true when it comes to money. 

    January 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • In major shift, Washington residents strongly support legalizing marijuana

    Support for legalizing marijuana has expanded dramatically in the nation's capital, with residents who were split evenly on the issue four years ago now favoring sales of the drug for personal use by a margin of almost two to one, according to a new Washington Post poll.

    January 16, 2014

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