delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 02:14:42 +0000 Today in the News: Death row mom gets a new trial Mon, 31 Mar 2014 19:00:00 +0000 News to know

Mississippi death row inmate Michelle Byrom will get a new trial, the state supreme court ruled today. Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood wanted the execution to take place in March, but the high court wouldn't grant the OK to go ahead, and now Byrom's case has been sent back to trial. Byrom was accused of killing her husband, [...]]]> Jim Hillibish: Grocery, restaurant prices climb Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:56:09 +0000 By Jim Hillibish More Content Now Food inflation so far is higher than the Consumer Price Index. This year's CPI is up 0.1 in two months while the price of beef and veal has jumped 4 percent at the same time.
The average wage increase for 2014 will be 3 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The beef increase is on top of a 22 percent rise last year.
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Morning Jolt: 'Obamacare' deadline is today Mon, 31 Mar 2014 08:55:51 +0000  

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Today is the deadline to sign up for "Obamacare." Last week the Obama administration said that 6 million people had signed up, short of the 7 million it had anticipated, but a relative success after the initial hiccups of the enrollment process. Officials say the success of the program won't be known, however, until after Obamacare is fully functioning.

Opening [...]]]> Today in the News: Gwyneth Paltrow says working moms have it easier than her Fri, 28 Mar 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Quote of note

"It's much harder for me. I feel like I set it up in a way that makes it difficult because ... for me, like if I miss a school run, they are like, 'Where were you?' I don't like to be the lead, so I don't (have) to work every day, you know, I have little things that I like and obviously I want it to be good and challenging and interesting, and be with good people and that kind of thing. ... I think it's different when you have an office job, because it's [...]]]> Morning Jolt: Breakfast battle - McDonald's to offer free coffee Fri, 28 Mar 2014 08:59:19 +0000 In the news

McDonald's announced today that it will offer customers a free small coffee for two weeks, starting on Monday. The move comes after Taco Bell rolled out its first ever breakfast menu. A new breakfast competitor has McDonald's worried, as it already is reporting slow sales, according to CNN.

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According to a report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 68 U.S. kids has autism. That is a rise of 30 percent from numbers two years ago, which were 1 in 88. The CDC looked at 8-year-old children in 11 states to get the numbers. Also in the report was that autism overwhelmingly affects boys: 1 in 42 boys has autism, while [...]]]> Morning Jolt: Obama meets Pope Francis Thu, 27 Mar 2014 09:01:06 +0000 In the news

President Barack Obama and Pope Francis met for the first time this morning, and they will be holding talks today. The two are at the Vatican, and a statement from the White House said the two will talk about a "shared commitment to fighting poverty and growing (income) inequality." The Affordable Care Act and contraception might also come [...]]]> News Notes Thursday, March 27, 2014 Thu, 27 Mar 2014 05:00:00 +0000 Today in the News: New dwarf planet discovered in solar system Wed, 26 Mar 2014 19:00:00 +0000 News to know

Astronomer Chad Trujillo announced today in a study published in the journal Nature that there is a dwarf planet on the edges of our solar system, the most distant object in the system found. The dwarf planet, 2012 VP113, is in a "wasteland" of the solar system, beyond Pluto, and is unusual because of its orbit, which keeps it far away [...]]]> Morning Jolt: 'Burger King baby' meets mom who abandoned her Wed, 26 Mar 2014 09:04:27 +0000 In the news

Katheryn Deprill, known as the "Burger King baby" after her mother abandoned her in an Allentown, Pa., restaurant in 1986, found her birth mother thanks to Facebook, CNN reported. Deprill posted on Facebook asking people to help find her birth mother, and sure enough, she did. The two recently met, said an attorney who arranged the [...]]]> Morning Jolt: Supreme Court to hear case against Obamacare birth control rule Tue, 25 Mar 2014 08:58:03 +0000 Happening today

The U.S. Supreme Court today will hear arguments against a stipulation in the Affordable Care Act that requires companies of a certain size to provide insurance benefits for birth control. Several companies that are religious-based have said it goes against their principles, and the Supreme Court will decide the matter. [...]]]> Today in the News: Could be years before answers in Flight 370 crash Mon, 24 Mar 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Quote of note

"We don't know how many debris fields there are." - Former National Transportation Safety Board chairman Jim Hall, commenting today after Malaysian officials said the missing Flight 370 crashed in the Indian Ocean, and there is no hope of survivors. Officials say it could be years before we get any answers into the [...]]]> Morning Jolt: Malaysian PM: Missing flight crashed in Indian Ocean Mon, 24 Mar 2014 10:59:10 +0000 In the news

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 crashed into the southern Indian Ocean, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said this morning. Razak said that data from a British satellite and British accident investigators concluded definitively that the plane crashed. A relative of one of the missing passengers told CNN, "They have told us all lives are lost. [...]]]> Today in the News: LGBT group says Fred Phelps 'will not be missed' Thu, 20 Mar 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Quote of note

"Fred Phelps will not be missed by the LGBT community, people with HIV/AIDS and the millions of decent people across the world who found what he and his followers do deeply hurtful and offensive. While it is hard to find anything good to say about his views or actions, we do give our condolences to his family members at what must be a painful [...]]]> Morning Jolt: Malaysia Airlines debris found? Thu, 20 Mar 2014 08:54:56 +0000 In the news

Australian officials reported that debris was spotted by satellite in the southern Indian Ocean, and Australian, U.S. and Norwegian planes and ships are searching the area for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane. Nothing has been found by the searchers so far, but bad weather in the area is hampering the search. It's not certain if the debris [...]]]> sNOw Thu, 20 Mar 2014 05:00:00 +0000 Daniel McGonigle News Notes Thursday, March 20, 2014 Thu, 20 Mar 2014 05:00:00 +0000 Today in the News: Sleep deprivation could hurt brain, study says Wed, 19 Mar 2014 19:00:00 +0000 News to know

According to a new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience, when you lose sleep, no matter if you "make it up" later, you may be damaging your brain. Scientists studying mice found that when sleep deprivation occurs, it damages their brains, and they believe the same thing may be happening with humans.

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Malaysian officials reported today that data had been deleted from a flight simulator found in the home of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah, CNN reported. Officials didn't say who had deleted the files or what had been deleted, but the missing information is a new key in the missing flight. CNN reported that experts said [...]]]> Today in the News: 24 minority soldiers awarded Medal of Honor Tue, 18 Mar 2014 19:00:00 +0000 News to know

President Barack Obama today honored 24 Army soldiers with the Medal of Honor for their heroic actions in World War II, Vietnam and Korea. The soldiers would have received the medals earlier if not for the color of their skin, Obama said. Only three of the soldiers are still alive.

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