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    The Best Time to Book Your Holiday Flight is…

    If you’re planning on flying over the holidays, now’s the time book your tickets. A new survey shows the lowest prices for domestic airfares are found eight weeks before the departure date, around 19% below the average fare of $496, according to the Airlines Reporting Corporation, a travel industry research group owned by the airlines. The report, which was based on ticket sales between January 2013 through July 2014, also found Sunday is the cheapest day to buy plane tickets. […]

  • Alana Thompson, better known to the world as Honey Boo Boo, featured on TLC's "Toddlers & Tiaras"

    Network Cancels ‘Honey Boo Boo’ After Disturbing Allegation

    TLC’s “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” is ending its run. On Friday, TMZ reported that the network has canceled the series in light of claims that the program’s newly separated matriarch, June “Mama June” Shannon, is dating Mark Anthony McDaniel, a man who served 10 years in prison after being convicted of aggravated child molestation in 2004 and who is a registered sex offender. Shannon said the reports that she’s dating McDaniel are “totally untrue” but confirmed that “as of […]

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    The Nurse Who Beat Ebola is Getting Back to Normal Life

    BETHESDA, Maryland — She beat Ebola. Now she’s eager to get back to normal — and reunite with her dog, Bentley. Nina Pham addressed reporters Friday at the National Institutes of Health hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, after doctors announced that she was free of the Ebola virus. “I feel fortunate and blessed to be standing here today,” she said. “Throughout this ordeal, I have put my faith in God and my medical team.” She said she believes in the power […]

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    New York Doctor with Ebola Traveled from Guinea

    NEW YORK — A Doctors Without Borders physician who recently returned to New York from West Africa has become the first diagnosed Ebola case in the city, authorities said. The doctor, identified as Craig Spencer, 33, came back from treating Ebola patients in Guinea on October 17 and developed a fever, nausea, pain and fatigue Thursday. He is isolated in stable condition at New York’s Bellevue Hospital Center, one of the eight hospitals statewide that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo […]

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    ‘I Caught a Plane by Accident’ and Other Terrible Sick Day Excuses

    Had a big night out? Don’t fancy leaving a cozy bed for the cold outdoors? Having a Ferris Bueller moment? We may not all admit it but surely everyone has done it: called in to work sick when we’re actually feeling fine. The challenge for playing hooky is always coming up with a credible excuse. But according to a survey for the online career site Careerbuilder.com, while honesty may be lacking, inventiveness is not. According to its survey, dubious excuses […]

  • Senate candidate Joni Ernst campaigns at the Iowa State Fair (WHO-HD/Sam Hoyle)

    Joni Ernst Cancels Des Moines Register Editorial Board Meeting

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst canceled a meeting with the Des Moines Register editorial board Thursday, a move that the newspaper’s publisher and president described as “rare.” Ernst was scheduled to meet with the editorial board Thursday morning and skipped out in a “last minute” move Wednesday afternoon, Des Moines Register publisher Rick Green confirmed to CNN. “I think that Iowa voters were cheated because of the fact that she didn’t appear and have more […]

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    Sears & Kmart Closing 77 More Stores, Iowa Stores on List

    Sears is closing 77 Sears and Kmart stores and cutting 5,300 jobs. And that’s not even the worst news. The fact that most of these stores will close before Christmas is akin to raising a white flag, since holiday sales are the lynchpin for any retailer’s entire year. “They’re not giving anybody confidence that they’re going to be around long-term,” said Allan Ellinger is senior managing partner at MMG Advisors, an investment bank that specializes in fashion and retailing. “It’s […]

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    Cigarette Company Bans Smoking in its Offices

    NEW YORK — Joe Camel isn’t going to be able to smoke at his desk any longer. Reynolds American, the nation’s No. 2 tobacco company, will no longer let its employees smoke in most places at work starting next year. The company, which makes Camel cigarettes, is constructing indoor smoking areas for those who do want to smoke. But smoking traditional cigarettes, cigars and pipe tobacco at desks and in conference rooms will no longer be allowed, said spokesman David […]

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    What We Know About the Canadian Shooting

    OTTAWA, Canada — A day after a gunman killed an army reservist in the Canadian capital of Ottawa, many questions remain. Why did he shoot? Why did he target Nathan Cirillo? Is he connected to the the militant group ISIS? Here’s a list of what we know — and don’t know — in the Ottawa shooting. THE MOTIVE: What we know: There have been troubling incidents in the nation recently. The attack at parliament Wednesday, which killed Cirillo, was the […]

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    Hillary Clinton to Return to Iowa

    WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton is heading back to Iowa on October 29, according to a Democratic source with knowledge of the trip. The former first lady’s visit comes just a little more than a month since she returned to Iowa after a six year hiatus. Clinton stumped for Bruce Braley, Iowa’s Democratic Senate nominee, and other Iowa Democrats at the 37th annual – and final – Harkin Steak Fry in September. She had last visited the state in 2008. Braley […]

  • Disney announced it's making another movie with a notable female protagonist. This one, "Moana," is about a girl from Oceania who goes in search of adventure. She's the latest in a long line of princesses and strong women from the studio. (Courtesy: Walt Disney Animation Studios)

    Disney to Introduce New Heroine, ‘Moana’

    Get ready for another addition to the line of Disney heroines: Moana, an ocean adventurer. “Moana,” a film about a teenage girl in “ancient Oceania,” according to the plot description, is scheduled to make its debut in late 2016. Moana, who is described as a “born navigator,” sets out on a voyage to seek a mysterious island. Her primary companion is Maui, a demigod, and together they “traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous sea creatures, breathtaking […]

  • A Canadian soldier was shot and killed as he and another soldier stood guard at Canada's Parliament war memorial Wednesday. Details are emerging as authorities try to secure the government building in Ottawa. (CNN)

    Suspected Shooter Identified in Canada Attack

    A soldier gunned down while guarding a hallowed war memorial and a shootout in the halls of Parliament left parts of Canada’s capital on lockdown for hours Wednesday. Parliament member Kyle Seeback called it a “horrific day.” And it may not be over yet. Authorities haven’t ruled out the possibility that an additional shooter could be on the loose. And Ottawa Police Constable Chuck Benoit told CNN that there was more than one person involved in the shootings. “We have […]


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