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how to keep your vacation scam free
Usa Today
10 min. ago

How to keep your vacation scam free

Now that we've marched through the July 4th holiday, the summertime travel and recreation spending are in full swing. But sadly, con artists aren't taking any vacation breaks. They know how to trick us with...

 
solar energy revolution: past point of no return
Usa Today
28 min. ago

Solar energy revolution: Past point of no return

When the SunShot Initiative was launched by the U.S. Department of Energy in 2011, even I thought it was a little crazy to think the goal of $1-per-watt solar energy was within reach. In this article from April 2011,...

 
energy dept. loan chief leaves a shored-up office
Usa Today
today, 07:14

Energy Dept. loan chief leaves a shored-up office

When Peter Davidson was hired as executive director of the Department of Energy's Loan Programs Office two years ago, his was not an enviable position. The controversial program had been operating without a full-time...

 
greeks vote in high-stakes referendum
Usa Today
today, 04:17

Greeks vote in high-stakes referendum

Some 22,000 Greeks for a 'Yes' outcome yelled pro-European slogans just 800 metres away from a rival 'No' rally in central Athens late Friday, two days ahead of a bailout referendum to determine the country's...

 
ford of the future: wearables, car swapping, ebikes
Usa Today
yesterday, 21:51

Ford of the future: Wearables, car swapping, ebikes

Ford's renewed focus on mobility has just taken one more step forward. With an application designed for 'wearables' or smart watches, you can be connected with your vehicle anywhere and anytime. PALO ALTO, Calif. —...

 
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Orlando Sentinel
yesterday, 18:12

Deseret plan for new metropolis draws mixed grades

The biggest development ever planned in Florida would cause no "adverse impacts" to water, wetlands and wilderness in an enormous part of Osceola County, according to a brief statement by the state's top...

 
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Alaska Dispatch
yesterday, 00:51

Walker pulls plug on ANWR lobbying effort, promises new direction

JUNEAU -- Gov. Bill Walker says his decision to veto the state grant given to the group that's been lobbying in vain to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling doesn't mean he's opposed to oil...

 
anchorage entrepreneur hopes to build zipline, adventure course at hilltop
Alaska Dispatch
Friday, 20:51

Anchorage entrepreneur hopes to build zipline, adventure course at Hilltop

An Anchorage entrepreneur is seeking approval from the city build an aerial adventure course and zipline at Hilltop Ski Area.  Scott Amy, a local pilot and paragliding instructor, has submitted a proposal to the city...

 
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Alaska Dispatch
Thursday, 01:08

Berkowitz sworn in as Anchorage mayor in downtown ceremony

Ethan Berkowitz was sworn in as Anchorage’s new mayor Wednesday afternoon in a downtown inauguration ceremony that incorporated his family and displayed the cultural diversity of the city. Jack Roderick, who was mayor...

 
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Alaska Dispatch
Thursday, 00:53

Walker's tax credit veto: Goal is to start an oil tax discussion

JUNEAU -- Alaska’s oil tax credits are threatening to overwhelm the state budget and are expected to grow to as much $1.7 billion a year, costing the state more than it spends for schools and becoming its single...

 
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Alaska Dispatch
Wednesday, 00:52

Gov. Walker uses veto to delay payment of some oil tax credits

JUNEAU -- Alaska Gov. Bill Walker signed state operating and capital budgets Monday, approving $9.8 billion in spending sought by the Legislature but vetoing a possible $200 million worth of controversial oil tax...

 
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Alaska Dispatch
Wednesday, 00:37

Walker uses veto to delay paying oil tax credits

JUNEAU -- Gov. Bill Walker signed state operating and capital budgets Monday, approving $9.8 billion in spending sought by the Legislature but vetoing a possible $200 million worth of controversial oil tax credits....

 
central florida zoo started with a rhesus monkey and sanford firefighters
Orlando Sentinel
yesterday, 19:14

Central Florida Zoo started with a rhesus monkey and Sanford firefighters

Sharon Griffin remembers visiting the Sanford Municipal Zoo as a little girl, when it wasn't much more than a few monkeys and a waterfront attraction on Lake Monroe. Fast-forward six decades to Saturday morning and...

 
women's world cup, shark week: sunday biggies
Orlando Sentinel
yesterday, 10:20

Women's World Cup, Shark Week: Sunday biggies

After fireworks, TV turns to sharks, soccer and detectives this weekend. Sunday's most-talked-about program is likely to be the final of the Women's World Cup between the USA and Japan. The game begins at 7 p.m. ET,...

 
'big brother' offers 'parent trap' wackiness
Orlando Sentinel
Friday, 10:40

'Big Brother' offers 'Parent Trap' wackiness

"Big Brother" has morphed into a reality sitcom this summer. The CBS series revealed Thursday that Liz Nolan of Miami is actually switching off in the game with identical twin Julia. The two women, who are...

 
ted cruz, women's world cup: sunday topics
Orlando Sentinel
Friday, 09:34

Ted Cruz, Women's World Cup: Sunday topics

Here's an early look at the Sunday morning guests. I'll update the list when I have more names: Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who is running for president, talks to NBC's "Meet the Press" at 9 a.m. on WESH-Channel...

 
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Orlando Sentinel
Thursday, 12:17

'Big Brother': No. 1 and puzzling

Audrey Middleton made history as the first transgender house guest on CBS' "Big Brother." But now she is confounding viewers with a playing style that baffled her alliance. She started reaching out,...

 
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Orlando Sentinel
Thursday, 12:17

Orlando Eye hopes to turn heads with well-timed colors

Two months after opening, the Orlando Eye will be spinning out a new feature. The 400-foot-tall attraction is equipped with 64,000 programmable LEDs. The design work has been done inside an electrical-control room at...

 

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nascar drivers council: no new packages expected for chase races
Usa Today
today, 02:05

NASCAR drivers council: No new packages expected for Chase races

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR's drivers council held its second meeting Saturday at Daytona International Speedway, with aerodynamic rules packages at upcoming races one of the hot topics. NASCAR will try a...

 
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Orlando Sentinel
today, 01:07

NASCAR in safety scramble to protect drivers from catastrophe

DAYTONA BEACH - Kyle Busch was at a nearby hospital, still withering in pain, when Daytona International Speedway president Joie Chitwood offered up a powerful mea culpa in February: "We're going to fix this. And...

 
complete 2015 mount marathon results
Alaska Dispatch
today, 00:43

Complete 2015 Mount Marathon results

Girls1. Riana Boonstra, Ninilchik 32:38 2. Molly Gellert, anchorage 34:00 3. ruby lindquist, moose pass 34:12 4. Hannah Booher, Chugiak 34:54 5. Annie Connelly, Chugiak 36:00 6. Briahna Gerlach, Gakona 36:30 7. Clare...

 
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Alaska Dispatch
today, 00:43

Great and gracious, Kilian Jornet conquers Mount Marathon in record fashion

SEWARD -- The race was on Saturday afternoon when the top three men summited Mount Marathon in a conga line of sorts -- a “little pain train,’’ Alaskan Jim Shine called it -- and began the harrowing, high-speed...

 
magic will sign c.j. watson to deal worth up to $15 million over 3 seasons
Orlando Sentinel
today, 00:42

Magic will sign C.J. Watson to deal worth up to $15 million over 3 seasons

The Magic finalized a free-agent deal with point guard C.J. Watson on Saturday. Watson should help improve the Magic's perimeter shooting. He's a career 38.3 percent shooter from three-point range. Last season, Watson...

 
kyle o'quinn will join the new york knicks in a sign-and-trade deal
Orlando Sentinel
today, 00:42

Kyle O'Quinn will join the New York Knicks in a sign-and-trade deal

The Orlando Magic on Saturday agreed to a sign-and-trade deal that will send big man Kyle O'Quinn to the New York Knicks in exchange for cash and the right to swap second-round picks with the Knicks in 2019, a source...

 
 

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