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Generation of tanners see spike in deadly melanoma

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds, the acting U.S. surgeon general warned in a report released Tuesday that cites an alarming 200 percent jump in deadly melanoma cases since 1973. Full Story

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Reston's link to Ebola, nearly 25 years later

Thu Jul 31, 2014

The hemorrhagic disease is half a world away, but when scientists study Ebola and how it spreads, they often look to Reston. Full Story

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Ways to save money at the grocery store

Thu Jul 31, 2014

The cost of groceries can take a bite out of shoppers' budgets, but Consumer Reports has some tips to combat rising food prices and other costs at stores. Full Story

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Island near Buffalo overrun by hundreds of cats

Fri Aug 01, 2014

A small island near Buffalo has a big cat problem thanks to people who have abandoned felines there over the years. Full Story

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The two best ways to prevent deer from eating your garden

Fri Aug 01, 2014

It's a problem growing worse in some areas where green space is becoming a thing of the past -- deer wandering into gardens and yards and making a meal of them. There are two good options that have proven to get rid of them. Full Story

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Va. mother charged after son found in street

Fri Aug 01, 2014

Police in Newport News have charged a woman whose son was found wandering in a street alone. Full Story

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Debit overdraft fees often exceed cost of purchase

Thu Jul 31, 2014

The fees that banks charge debit-card users who overdraw their accounts usually cost more than the items being bought. Full Story

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US warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries

Sat Aug 02, 2014

U.S. health officials on Thursday warned Americans not to travel to the three West African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola. Full Story

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Judge won't free Russian accused of hacking in US

Fri Aug 01, 2014

A federal judge in the U.S. territory of Guam denied a motion Thursday to release a Russian lawmaker's son accused of hacking computers inside hundreds of U.S. businesses. Full Story

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Pesky pig that scared kids on Maine trail captured

Fri Aug 01, 2014

An 80-pound domestic pig that chased children and adults on a walking trail in Maine during three weeks of freedom has been nabbed. Full Story

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Golfers to go big to support Wounded Warriors

Thu Jul 31, 2014

On Monday, Aug. 11, the World's Largest Golf Outing will be held simultaneously at more than 120 courses across 26 states, benefiting injured service men and women. Full Story

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Ebola outbreak to cast shadow over Obama summit

Fri Aug 01, 2014

Leaders from nations gripped by an Ebola outbreak are pulling out of President Barack Obama's gathering of African leaders in Washington next week, though the White House says the health crisis won't impact the three-day summit. Full Story

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Driving high questioned on busy day in Congress

Fri Aug 01, 2014

Amid rancorous debate over other weighty issues Thursday on Capitol Hill, lawmakers wondered aloud whether driving cars after smoking marijuana is dangerous. Among the unanswered questions: Would drivers who are "high" travel too fast or too slow for safety? Full Story

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Prosecutor: Peanut plant faked salmonella results

Fri Aug 01, 2014

A Georgia peanut plant linked to a deadly salmonella outbreak cut corners and sent fake lab results to customers, endangering consumers nationwide, federal prosecutors said Friday as they opened a rare case seeking criminal punishment for corporate workers over food poisoning. Full Story

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House OKs bill to address border crisis

Sat Aug 02, 2014

House Republicans passed legislation late Friday to address the crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending migrant youths back home without hearings, winning over conservatives with a companion bill that could lead to deporting more than half a million immigrants whom the Obama administration granted temporary work permits. President Barack Obama condemned the Republican action and said he'd act unilaterally, as best he could. Full Story

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Trial exposes CEO's calls, texts to Va. first lady

Fri Aug 01, 2014

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's wife exchanged 1,200 text messages and phone calls with the CEO of a dietary supplement company in less than two years, including 52 in one day, according to evidence presented Friday intended to contradict the businessman's claim their relationship was strictly business. Full Story