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FILE - In this Saturday May 2, 2015 file photo, women and children rescued by Nigeria soldiers from Islamist extremists at Sambisa forest arrive at a camp for the displaced people in Yola, Nigeria. All 275 women, girls and children rescued from Boko Haram and taken to the safety of a northeast Nigerian refugee camp have been taken into military custody amid suspicions that some are aiding the Islamic extremists, a camp official and a Nigerian military intelligence officer said Wednesday May 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba File)

Military Holding Ex-Boko Haram Captives

Friday, May 22, 2015

Yola, Nigeria — The accusations against a woman who was rescued from Boko Haram abductors came from fellow former captives during a group counseling session. Why had she received preferential treatment and better food while they were held? Wasn’t she married to a fighter from the Islamic extremist group? As scores of young Nigerian women and children are rescued from …

6 Baltimore Police Officers Indicted in Death of Freddie Gray

Friday, May 22, 2015

Baltimore — Six Baltimore police officers were indicted Thursday on various charges related to the arrest and death of Freddie Gray. Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby announced the indictments at a late-afternoon news conference at her downtown office. The indictments came nearly three weeks after Mosby announced criminal charges against the officers. Some charges were slightly different than what Mosby announced on …

Congress Can’t Agree on NSA Data Collection

Friday, May 22, 2015

Washington — The National Security Agency’s power to collect Americans’ phone records is on the verge of at least temporarily expiring, as the House of Representatives left Thursday for a 10-day Memorial Day break without an agreement on the controversial issue with a sharply divided Senate. The House last week overwhelmingly passed a bill that would change the NSA data collection program while …

To Your Good Health: Mold And Mildew Exposure Can Have Consequences

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Dear Dr. Roach: I lived in southwest Florida for 13 years and was exposed to heavy mold and mildew due to heat and humidity from a leaky roof. About a year ago, I gradually became quite ill — fatigue, weakness, irritable bowel symptoms, insomnia and symptoms of a …

Startups Want in on Drone Industry

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Miami — Step inside Animusoft’s offices, and you’ll see drones everywhere — large ones, little ones, drones that inspect, drones that pick fruit, and a few just for fun. Some are half-built; 3-D printers are working 24/7 to …

Chase Debit Cards To Be Reissued With Microchips

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Chicago — Chase officially said last week it plans to reissue all its debit cards to include embedded microchips aimed at helping to reduce fraud. The Chicago Tribune first reported the move last month. Such technology is prevalent in many other countries and is expected to become the …

CDC: Food-Borne Illnesses Down, But Risk Remains

Sunday, May 17, 2015

The risk of infection from eating food tainted with a common type of Salmonella or a dangerous strain of E. coli fell significantly in 2014, according to a report published Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s the good news. The bad news is …

Money Talk: Tips for Finding a Financial Adviser

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Question: We recently inherited some money. We’ve never had much. We want to invest our inheritance for our kids’ college education. We asked around to find investment firms that people have had a good experience with. But how do we know they are honest and make sound investment …

Bird Flu Increases ‘Breaker Egg’ Price

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Chicago — Joe Greco, who’s been churning out cookies and cakes for 27 years, usually uses about 600 pounds of liquid eggs a week at his bakery near Chicago. Now, his freezer has seven times that amount because Greco worries that record prices are about to go even …

The Modernizing of a Classic

Sunday, May 17, 2015

The 50th anniversary Ford Mustang GT is a fastback — and a throwback. It’s an homage to Ford’s glory days, when gas was cheap and custom pony cars dueled at the drag strip with Corvettes, Camaros and GTOs. …

Extend the Life of Home Appliances

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Show your workhorse appliances a little TLC, and they may stick around a bit longer. ∎ Replacing a refrigerator or oven range can take a bite out of your budget, as can buying a new washer or dryer. To make sure your appliances stand the test of time …

Stock End Higher; S&P Hits 2nd Record

Sunday, May 17, 2015

U.S. stock indexes spent Friday mostly drifting between tiny gains and losses, but the small moves were enough to nudge the Standard & Poor’s 500 index to its second record high in two days. The Dow Jones industrial average also notched a gain for the second day in …

Why the Sluggish Economy?

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Washington — Like an underachieving student, the U.S. economy isn’t living up to the high hopes it began the year with. Consumers have been uncharacteristically frugal, even as the country added jobs and a sharp drop in gas prices over the past year left them more money to …