delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Sat, 08 Mar 2014 20:08:53 +0000 Morning Jolt: U.S. adds 175,000 jobs in February Fri, 07 Mar 2014 06:57:07 +0000 In the news

The U.S. economy added 175,000 jobs in February, more than was expected, according to the Department of Labor. The numbers top January's as well. The unemployment rate in February was 6.7 percent.

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The big movies opening this weekend are "300: Rise of an Empire," an R action movie that is a sequel [...]]]> Today in the News: House approves $1B in aid for Ukraine Thu, 06 Mar 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Quote of note

"We must remember that the purpose of our pressure on Russia is not simply to punish aggression — and certainly it is not to escalate the confrontation — but instead to move (President Vladimir) Putin toward a resolution that protects the territorial integrity of Ukraine." - Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., who co-sponsored a resolution [...]]]> Silvio Calabi: Toyota 4Runner is the world’s 44 Thu, 06 Mar 2014 08:14:34 +0000 By Silvio Calabi More Content Now It was sometimes true too, mostly because a lot of cars weren't that sophisticated back then either. Now, though, as far as cars have come in 25 [...]]]> Greg Zyla: The AMC French connection Thu, 06 Mar 2014 08:11:00 +0000 By Greg Zyla More Content Now I want to also say that AMC was once a partner with Renault before it was sold to Chrysler. Some of the Renault cars were good, others not so good. Just wanted to write you a letter letting [...]]]> Today in the News: Man comes back to life in body bag Mon, 03 Mar 2014 17:37:06 +0000 Quote of note

"It [his pacemaker] could've kicked in, started his heart back. The bottom line is it's a miracle." - Coroner Dexter Howard of Holmes County, Miss., talking about an 78-year-old who was declared dead and then woke up in a body bag. Workers at a funeral home saw that the body bag was moving and found the man alive.

News to [...]]]> Today in the News: Other states pushing 'beliefs' bill like Arizona's Thu, 27 Feb 2014 17:00:00 +0000 News to know

The bill that Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed last night is about to come up in several other states, in different forms. The Arizona bill would let businesses deny service to gays and lesbians because of their religious beliefs. Similar bills are moving through the system in Georgia, Missouri, Idaho, Mississippi and other states. [...]]]> Morning Jolt: Armed men seize government building in Ukraine Thu, 27 Feb 2014 06:55:51 +0000 In the news

Armed men stormed the regional government administration building and parliament in Ukraine's southern Crimea region today, and they raised a Russian flag. The move comes about a week after the ouster of President Viktor Yanukovych, who was in favor of siding with Russia over the European Union. Yesterday Russia conducted military exercises near [...]]]> Today in the News: Federal judge strikes down Texas gay marriage ban Wed, 26 Feb 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Quote of note

"One of the court's main responsibilities is to ensure that individuals are treated equally under the law. Equal treatment of all individuals under the law is not merely an aspiration it is a constitutional mandate." - Judge Orlando Garcia, ruling today that Texas' ban on gay marriage isn't legal. Same-sex couples in Texas won't be able to get married just yet, [...]]]> Obama seeking $300 billion for roads, railways Wed, 26 Feb 2014 07:53:16 +0000 By Nedra Pickler The Associated Press Obama plans to make the proposal today at the Union Depot rail and bus station in St. Paul, Minn.
The Highway Trust Fund finances federal highway and transit programs but is forecast to go broke as early as August.
The fund needs $100 billion over the next six years just to maintain current spending levels. But Obama and Congress don't want to raise gas taxes to make up [...]]]>
Morning Jolt: Data breach hurt Target sales, according to new numbers Wed, 26 Feb 2014 06:58:35 +0000 In the news

Target reported its fourth-quarter earnings for last year, a period that included the massive data breach, and the numbers weren't good: Net income fell 46 percent from the year before, the company said. Sales also fell 5.3 percent.

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The Commerce Department this morning will release information on January [...]]]> Today in the News: Report says Arizona governor likely to veto anti-gay bill Tue, 25 Feb 2014 17:00:00 +0000 News to know

NBC News reported today that Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is likely to veto the state's anti-gay bill, which would allow businesses to refuse to serve gays and lesbians. A person close to Brewer told NBC, "She doesn't want to take any actions that could jeopardize the economic momentum we've seen here in Arizona." Republican Sen. [...]]]> On Computers: How to fortify your password defenses Tue, 25 Feb 2014 09:41:57 +0000 By Jim Hillibish More Content Now These thieves download programs off the Internet that automatically run combinations of numbers and letters until they find your combination. Many can run 6.4 million passwords per second. It's called a "brute force" attack.
About the only thing we can do is make it as hard as possible for them. But hard in the password world is [...]]]>
Morning Jolt: Ugandan newspaper prints names of alleged homosexuals Tue, 25 Feb 2014 07:02:28 +0000 In the news

One day after Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed an anti-gay bill into law, a top newspaper in the country listed names of 200 alleged homosexuals. The new law tightened anti-gay laws, including making it a crime worthy of life in prison in some cases. The 200 names were accompanied by several photos as well.

Happening [...]]]> Today in the News: Harold Ramis remembered for his comedy classics Mon, 24 Feb 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Hot video: Harold Ramis dies at age 69

Harold Ramis, star of "Ghostbusters" and "Stripes" and director of "Caddyshack" and "Groundhog Day," dies in his Chicago home at the age of 69.