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  • Hurricane Sandy grounds flights in Boston, NYC, Washington DC (+video)

    Hurricane Sandy's high winds has forced the cancellation of some 7,500 flights on Sunday and Monday in East Coast cities. Hurricane Sandy is now 300 miles from land but 1,000 miles across.

  • Hurricane Sandy: how utilities are planning for power outages

    Hurricane Sandy's wide wind field could affect much of the East Coast, and utility companies are preparing for power outages. One pioneering program could help. But what about drones?

  • Can the Yankees dig out of 0-2 hole and win against the Tigers?

    Experience has shown never to count out the Yankees, but in this ALCS, New York certainly has its work cut out for it. The Tigers have home-field advantage for Game 3 Tuesday night.

  • Middle-class students are taught by parents to speak up, says study

    Middle-class parents teach kids to ask for help while working-class parents tell their children to avoid conflict and be self-sufficient, according to a new study.

  • Baseball 2012: The game's best off-beat, under-the-radar statistics and trivia

    Fascinating baseball firsts and notable statistics can easily be missed in the playing of more than 2,000 big-league games each year. Here are the most intriguing developments that possibly escaped your notice.

  • Census report finds 'pulse in the urban core' of America

    With Hispanics and young whites leading the influx, US cities of 5 million or more residents saw the population of their inner cores increase 13 percent in the last decade, the Census reported.

  • Opinion A shift away from zero tolerance will improve school discipline (+video)

    Zero tolerance for bad behavior is common in American schools, but this policy has often proved ineffective, even harmful to students and schools. The tide is turning. A method that relies on communication between students, teachers, and others improves accountability and school safety.

  • NFL referee deal reached. Back to work Thursday (+video)

    NFL referee deal is still up for a vote, but the union referees will be back officiating Thursday night's NFL game. The NFL referee deal frees the NFL from paying the referees' pensions, but includes generous 401(k) contributions and pay increases. 

  • Packers vs. Seahawks: Will this call end the NFL referee lockout? (+video)

    The Green Bay Packers lost to the Seattle Seahawks on a controversial call on the last play of the game. Interception or touchdown? The Seahawks victory is focusing fresh attention on the NFL replacement referees.

  • Five ways big banks' Libor scandal affects you

    London, this year's host of the Olympics, is also home to a bank scandal that threatens to rock the financial world as much as the Games influence the world of sports. Here's why: Libor (London Interbank Offered Rate) is a global benchmark for interest rates that reaches deep into the international financial system. Allegations that banks rigged those rates means that everyone from mortgage-holders and indebted students to cities and mutual funds may have had their interest rates unnaturally altered. Already tainted by other scandals, banks are under investigation because of charges that they profited illegally from their rate-rigging scheme. The mess further taints big banks and puts more strain on the credibility of the global financial system. Here are five ways the Libor scandal could affect you:

Doing Good

 

What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

 
 
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