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FILE - In this April 27, 2014 file photo, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speaks during a campaign rally in West Des Moines, Iowa. Sarah Palin is starting her own subscription-based online network. The Sarah Palin Channel, which went live on Sunday, July 27, 2014, bills itself as a "direct connection" for the former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential candidate with her supporters, bypassing media filters. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Palin launches online subscription channel

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

NEW YORK — Sarah Palin has started her own subscription-based online network. The Sarah Palin Channel, which went live on Sunday, bills itself as a “direct connection” for the former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential candidate with her supporters, with “no need to please the powers-that-be,” Palin says in a video mission statement on her channel’s home page. “Are … 0

Ken Burns delves into the Roosevelt dynasty

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

LOS ANGELES — Ken Burns is used to telling stories that have been told before. That comes with the territory when you work on documentaries covering momentous points in history, including the Civil War, World War II and the Prohibition era. But for his new seven-part, 14-hour documentary “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History,” Burns and his longtime collaborator Geoffrey C. Ward have managed … 0

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Beetles devour LA tree planted in memory of George Harrison

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

In the truth is stranger than fiction department, Los Angeles Councilman Tom LaBonge told Pop & Hiss over the weekend that the pine tree planted in 2004 in memory of George Harrison will be replanted shortly because the original tree died as the result of an insect infestation. … 0

State tops in new Kids Count report

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

BOSTON — Children in Massachusetts are better off than in any other state in the nation, according to a report released Tuesday. Massachusetts was ranked No. 1 in the overall well-being of children as measured in four categories, according to the 25th annual Kids Count report by the … 0

Hysterectomy tool stirs fears; some doctors, patients call for ban

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Last year Martha Montalvo-Ariri underwent a routine hysterectomy to help treat painful uterine fibroids. During surgery, her doctor used a morcellator, a device that cuts the tissue into pieces so it can be removed through small incisions. Ten … 0

Library of Congress honors Billy Joel

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Library of Congress is honoring Billy Joel with its Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Librarian James Billington said Tuesday the singer-songwriter, whose hits include “Piano Man” and “Uptown Girl,” will receive the prize in Washington in November. The Gershwin Prize honors a living artist’s … 0

‘Fargo’ the series will return to FX with a new cold case

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Ah, geez, get that snow gear cleaned. “Fargo” the series is returning. The acclaimed TV reboot of the acclaimed Oscar-winning Coen brothers film will come back for a second 10-episode installment. Series creator Noah Hawley is working on an all-new “true crime” story that will feature an all-new … 0

ABC’s Faris gets weekend anchor job

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Paula Faris is replacing the departing Bianna Golodryga as the news anchor on the weekend edition of “Good Morning America.” ABC News said Monday that Faris will start Aug. 8. The “World News Now” anchor joined the network in 2012 from the NBC affiliate … 0

Blindsided by aneurysms, patients hail support program

Monday, July 21, 2014

Ten days after signing the lease on Resurrection Fitness, in Carnegie, Pa., Jeff Donato was found lying in a pool of blood. At a local hospital, doctors ordered a rush CT scan and, as they were wheeling him … 0

Health notes: Broccoli, measuring medicine

Monday, July 21, 2014

Fight air pollution with broccoli If you live in a region with lots of air pollution, you might not always breathe easy. So it might help to sit back, relax and enjoy a helping or two of broccoli. Better yet, have a stiff cup of broccoli-sprout tea. It … 0

Strokes increasing among adolescents, young adults

Monday, July 21, 2014

After a fun night out with her girlfriends late last year, Bianca Cooper arrived home with a “killer” headache. That wasn’t all that unusual, but she soon started to lose feeling on her left side and was unable … 0

Balancing Act: A clean break on messy room

Monday, July 21, 2014

My daughter’s room is a mess. I mean, at the moment it’s actually not. But only because I cleaned it when I could no longer find a spot on the floor to place a pile of clean laundry. Every square inch of carpet was covered in books and … 0