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  • Winter solstice: time to celebrate brighter days ahead

    Winter solstice occurred Thursday at 12:30 a.m., Eastern time. Throughout the Northern Hemisphere winter solstice celebrations help beat back winter's gloom and usher in longer days.
    12/22/2011 11:40 am

  • X-37B mystery plane: nine-month flight extended

    X-37B robot plane has its mission extended past 270 days in continuous flight. The mission of the X-37B is unknown. 
    12/01/2011 10:12 pm

  • Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez in 'The Way': movie review

    Martin Sheen gives an unshowy performance in 'The Way,' about a grieving father's pilgrimage across Spain to honor his son (Emilio Estevez).
    10/07/2011 01:35 pm

  • Culinary schools: Are some not worth the dough?

    Culinary schools reach pending settlement with dissatisfied students, who complained culinary schools lured them in with false promises.
    09/07/2011 09:51 am

  • Opinion After the debt deal: A tax reform idea

    The debt deal punts on tax reform. That's unfortunate. But when lawmakers finally get to it, this idea can garner bipartisan support and save the government serious money: Have the IRS fill out tax returns for millions of taxpayers. It's a proven concept in Scandinavia -- and California.
    08/02/2011 02:00 pm

  • Opinion Debt talks and tax cuts: Save young Americans from slavery

    Young Americans like me can't 'win the future' saddled with debt. But there's a formula that works. Reagan cut taxes and the US saw economic growth, lower unemployment, and higher revenues. Let's do that again.
    07/18/2011 03:03 pm

  • Will and Kate visit could test California's new paparazzi laws

    With Will and Kate visiting Los Angeles this weekend, the paparazzi will be clamoring for a signature photo. But local law enforcement officials have an array of laws to rein them in.
    07/09/2011 01:07 pm

  • Affordable colleges: a new tool for cost comparison

    Affordable colleges might be easier to track down now with a new online tool out from the US Department of Education, which compares the cost of attending different kinds of institutions. We put together a list of the most and least expensive 4-year or longer institutions, in three categories: public institutions, not-for-profit institutions, and for-profit institutions. Prices are based on the "net cost" of each, which is the average price after grants or scholarship aid is subtracted from the total cost of attendance. Often, the average net cost is quite different from an institution's listed tuition. The numbers here are based on costs for the 2008-2009 academic year.
    07/06/2011 03:16 pm

  • Canada Day celebrated with Prince William and Kate [VIDEO]

    Canada Day will be more boisterous than usual in Ottawa this year. More than half a million people are expected to come out to see William and Kate, who start their North American tour in Ottawa, Thursday.
    06/30/2011 02:02 am

  • Solar panels to go 3D

    Solar panels firm uses 3D technologies from fiber optics to create more efficient solar panels.
    04/25/2011 07:03 pm

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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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