• Dogs are smarter than cats, new study finds

    Dogs are smarter than cats, new study finds

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    An global team of researchers took her work and ran with it to compare the brain size and number of neurons in a wide range of animals, including household favorites like cats and dogs, as well as bears, hyenas, lions and raccoons. It also needs energy continuously. Carnivorans are a diverse group of mammals that includes carnivorous, omnivorous and herbivorous, domesticated and wild species, with a large range of brain sizes.
  • Rep. John Conyers steps down amid sexual harassment investigation

    Rep. John Conyers steps down amid sexual harassment investigation

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    Conyers said Sunday he was stepping down because he didn't want the accusations against him to undermine his "colleagues in the Democratic Caucus". Melanie Sloan, a lawyer who worked with Conyers on the House Judiciary Committee, has also stepped forward to accuse Conyers of being "increasingly abusive" to her, behavior she says wasn't "sexual harassment" but "sexual discrimination".
  • Park Service extends comment period for proposed fee hike

    Park Service extends comment period for proposed fee hike

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    Fee increases are expected to generate an additional $70 million in park revenue per year, according to the National Park Service . Motorcycle fees would rise to $50, while individual person/bike passes would rise to $30. In addition to Yosemite, Joshua Tree and Kings Canyon National Park in California, fee increases would affect visitors at the Grand Canyon in Arizona, Glacier National Park in Montana and Yellowstone in Wyoming.
  • Three cups of coffee a day offers 'greatest benefit' to health

    Three cups of coffee a day offers 'greatest benefit' to health

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    Drinking coffee may actually be beneficial to your health, according to a new study. It also decreases the risks of liver diseases, diabetes, some cancers, and dementia. They claimed the results indicated moderate intake was safe and enjoying an espresso, cappuccino or latte could offer protection, particularly from circulatory and digestive diseases.
  • CT Christmas tree farms open this week

    CT Christmas tree farms open this week

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    Christmas tree prices may be up this year, and for years to come, all because of shortages across the country. Paula Wilson of Martinsville, Illinois, said her family "has picked out a live Christmas tree as far back as I can remember, and we have always taken our kids".
  • Hazardous toys to avoid this holiday season

    Hazardous toys to avoid this holiday season

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    Many of these toys are found in dollar stores. The report is called Trouble in Toyland , and is the 32nd annual toy safety report and is produced by the U.S. "There is nothing good about lead , which is why the federal government has worked so hard to take it out of gasoline, to take it out of paints". However, the group said none of the products include a choke hazard warning.
  • Weather: Unsettled with rain, sleet, and snow right through Sunday

    Weather: Unsettled with rain, sleet, and snow right through Sunday

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    A strong cold front is forecast to push into the area late Saturday night . It will be blustery and colder with afternoon temperatures struggling into the lower 60s. Heavy showers and embedded thunderstorms are possible especially in the afternoon today with the high in the mid 50's. Thanksgiving Day has highs in the upper 40s and there will be a mix of sun and clouds.
  • SC Department of Workforce Releases October Jobless Numbers

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    San Diego's unemployment rate in October, 3.7 percent, was lower than the statewide unadjusted unemployment rate of 4.3 percent and the nationwide rate of 3.9 percent, according to the state Employment Development Department. Nationally, the unemployment rate edged down to 4.1 percent in October from 4.2 percent in September. Government jobs, largely from seasonal gains in educational services, recorded the largest growth in employment with 7,100 jobs.
  • New families celebrate National Adoption Day at Orange County Courthouse

    New families celebrate National Adoption Day at Orange County Courthouse

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    It's one of the few times families can walk into a court room and it be the happiest day of their life. "Growing up I saw the need". What a joyous day it was to see a family finally get the happy ending they so desperately deserve. "Everything that happened with Ireland really pushed me to do better", Quinn said Friday, minutes after the adoption was finalized by a judge. "You have my respect, and I thank you".
  • Want a healthier heart? Get a puppy

    Want a healthier heart? Get a puppy

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    Scientists said the companionship was key, along with the physical activity in taking the dog for a walk. The team from Uppsala University in Sweden analysed data from 3.4 million Swedes aged 40 to 80 by combing through a national database of hospital visit records and dog ownership registrations.