What the forecast means for your heating bills this winter

Some U.S. households can expect to save hundreds of dollars this winter with a drop in heating bills, the U.S. Energy Department predicted Tuesday. Get a breakdown by heating fuel of what’s expected for households this winter.

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“These are trained mariners," a Coast Guard captain says of the crew of the El Faro, who disappeared in Hurricane Joaquin. "Those are challenging conditions to survive.”

Mexico City investigates reports of dog poisoning at park

A popular dog run in a picturesque Mexico City park remained closed Tuesday following reported cases of dog poisoning.

From prison to published: Street Sense vendor writes first book

“The first thing you hear when you hit the Metro is, ‘good morning, good morning.’ They love when I say that,” says Gerald Anderson.

Oscar-winner Guggenheim talks ‘He Named Me Malala’

The world will hear from the world’s youngest Nobel Peace Prize recipient, 18-year-old Pakistani native Malala Yousafzai, in a new documentary.

Teams worth rooting for in a Nats-less postseason

The Nationals are not in the playoffs, but that doesn’t mean baseball fans can’t pick another team to root for. Here are a few contenders for Nats fans' cheers.

New auto safety technologies leave some drivers bewildered

The features hold tremendous potential to reduce deaths and injuries by eliminating collisions or mitigating their severity, safety advocates say.

Feds turn to Google to solve stubborn management problems

In recent years, the U.S. government has sought Silicon Valley's technical expertise when its websites fail. Now it's looking to tech's biggest player to help solve a stubborn problem of another kind: bad bosses.

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