Uber releases safety report revealing 5,981 reports of sexual assault

Uber releases safety report revealing 5,981 reports of sexual assault

The report details the company received 5,981 reports of sexual assault in 2017 and 2018. Among those, there were 464 reports of rape.

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Gun background checks are on pace to break record in 2019

Gun background checks are on pace to break record in 2019

Background checks on gun purchases in the U.S. are climbing toward a record high this year.

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Trump administration tightens food stamp work requirements

Trump administration tightens food stamp work requirements

The Trump administration is tightening work requirements for the federal food stamp program in a move that will slash benefits for hundreds of thousands of people.

Associated Press
Giving Tuesday: Donate to your favorite charity, but beware of scams

Giving Tuesday: Donate to your favorite charity, but beware of scams

There is still time to donate to your favorite charity on this Giving Tuesday, but financial experts say scams are on the rise.

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Clean hands are a good defense against germs when traveling

Clean hands are a good defense against germs when traveling

For those getting to their holiday destinations by airplane, something else could come along and spoil the fun: germs.

Dave Goldman
House Democrats release 300-page report on findings from impeachment inquiry

House Democrats release 300-page report on findings from impeachment inquiry

Democrats crafted the report to justify the inquiry into President Trump, which is focused on the administration withholding aid to Ukraine.

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Kamala Harris ends her presidential bid

Kamala Harris ends her presidential bid

In a statement Tuesday afternoon, Harris explained she did not have enough funding to continue her run for the White House.

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7 of 24 Department of Defense agencies come back clean after audit

7 of 24 Department of Defense agencies come back clean after audit

According to the senator's office, the Department of Defense maintains $2.9 trillion in assets and $292 billion in inventory.

Jennifer Summers
New app helps lung transplant patients connect with doctors from home

New app helps lung transplant patients connect with doctors from home

A new, innovative program is helping lung transplant patients do most of their monitoring after surgery from the comfort of their home.

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Almost half of all Americans work in low-wage jobs

Almost half of all Americans work in low-wage jobs

America's unemployment rate is at a half-century low.

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Cyber Monday expected to set new record for online spending

Cyber Monday expected to set new record for online spending

Cyber Monday sales are expected to hit a record $9.4 billion this year, buoyed by a growing number of consumers making purchases over their mobile devices.

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How to protect yourself against identity theft

How to protect yourself against identity theft

The IRS wants you to know how to keep your identity safe, so it is giving out tips during the 4th Annual National Tax Security Awareness Week December 2 - 6, 2019.

Jennifer Summers
Americans weigh more this decade, but fewer adults want to lose weight

Americans weigh more this decade, but fewer adults want to lose weight

Americans weigh more this decade than they did last decade, but fewer adults say they want to lose weight.

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America's stock market is shrinking. NYSE has a plan for that

America's stock market is shrinking. NYSE has a plan for that

The New York Stock Exchange is trying to lure more companies back to the public market, even if it involves taking a less traveled route.

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Merry Clickmas: Black Friday online sales hit record $7.4B

Merry Clickmas: Black Friday online sales hit record $7.4B

This year’s Black Friday was the biggest ever for online sales, as fewer people hit the stores and shoppers rang up $7.4 billion in transactions from their phones, computers and tablets. 

Associated Press
Why Millennials are buying more Christmas trees than ever

Why Millennials are buying more Christmas trees than ever

Christmas tree sellers across the country are expecting an influx of new and returning customers this holiday season after experiencing a surge in sales last year.

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FDA issues warning for products marketed to treat opioid withdrawal

FDA issues warning for products marketed to treat opioid withdrawal

The FDA sent a warning letter to EPH Technologies, accusing it of marketing and selling unapproved drugs.

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Students around the world walk out to protest climate change ahead of U.N. summit

Students around the world walk out to protest climate change ahead of U.N. summit

Students around the world are skipping school Friday and taking to the streets to protest global warming.

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The only Thanksgiving leftovers guide you need

The only Thanksgiving leftovers guide you need

Like an inbox filled with emails about Black Friday sales, the one thing you can count on the day after Thanksgiving is a fridge packed with leftovers.

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Survey: Despite shorter season, holiday shopping sales expected to increase

Survey: Despite shorter season, holiday shopping sales expected to increase

An annual survey by the National Retail Federation shows the average shopper is spending an average of $1,047.83 on gifts this season, a 4% increase over last year.

Dave Leval
Buyer beware! These are the tricks online stores use to get you buying more stuff

Buyer beware! These are the tricks online stores use to get you buying more stuff

There's a reason you fall into the rabbit hole of online shopping. A new study breaks down a few wily ways digital retailers sucker shoppers into spending more and committing to hidden costs.

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As Black Friday goes global, some want to ban it

As Black Friday goes global, some want to ban it

Black Friday, a U.S. sales phenomenon, has gone global. That is prompting a backlash among some activists, politicians and even consumers who decry the shopping extravaganza as a gimmick and out of step with the times.  

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How to avoid piling up debt during the holidays

How to avoid piling up debt during the holidays

For some, the winter holidays are the most wonderful time of the year. But all the gift-giving, entertainment and travel associated with Thanksgiving and Christmas can also bury consumers in debt before the new year has even dawned.

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Fraudulent websites are targeting holiday shoppers looking for a bargain

Fraudulent websites are targeting holiday shoppers looking for a bargain

As millions of people start to search for Black Friday bargains this holiday season, some are being targeted by scam artists.

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Travel issues continue as winter weather threatens large parts of US into the weekend

Travel issues continue as winter weather threatens large parts of US into the weekend

Two powerful storms are leaving much of the United States struggling with blackouts, whiteouts and gusty winds on Thanksgiving Day.

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Report: US lacked technology to track separated families

Report: US lacked technology to track separated families

The U.S. government separated thousands of families despite knowing it lacked the technology to document and track their whereabouts, according to a report released Wednesday by an internal government watchdog. 

Associated Press
Defense seeks to have cold case charges tossed in Alaska

Defense seeks to have cold case charges tossed in Alaska

Steven Downs, of Auburn, Maine, is charged with first-degree murder and felony sexual assault in the 1993 death of 20-year-old Sophie Sergie.

Associated Press
Melanoma cases drop among teens and young adults, but on the rise for others

Melanoma cases drop among teens and young adults, but on the rise for others

A new study shows the rate of melanoma cases in the U.S. is rising overall, but has dropped significantly among teens and young adults.

Dave Goldman
1 in 8 Americans can't afford their heart disease drugs

1 in 8 Americans can't afford their heart disease drugs

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., yet one in eight Americans who suffer from the condition can't afford to take the medication they need to stay alive.

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Ousted Navy secretary says Trump's war crimes intervention signals 'you can get away with things'

Ousted Navy secretary says Trump's war crimes intervention signals 'you can get away with things'

Ousted Navy Secretary Richard Spencer, who was forced out of his role Sunday after President Donald Trump's intervention in a war crimes case, said in an interview Monday that the President's actions send a message that "you can get away with things."

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President's order forms task force on missing and murdered Indigenous peoples

President's order forms task force on missing and murdered Indigenous peoples

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order establishing a task force to address missing and murdered Native Americans and Alaska Natives, the White House announced Tuesday.

Shayne Nuesca
These are the world's 'most excellent' airlines for 2020, according to AirlineRatings.com

These are the world's 'most excellent' airlines for 2020, according to AirlineRatings.com

Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines and All Nippon Airways top this year's list.

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Justices question Alaska $500-a-year contribution limit

Justices question Alaska $500-a-year contribution limit

The Supreme Court is raising doubts about Alaska’s $500-a-year limit on contributions to political candidates. The justices are ordering a lower court to take a new look at the issue.

Associated Press
After scrutiny, U.S. again forgiving student debt for disabled veterans

After scrutiny, U.S. again forgiving student debt for disabled veterans

The U.S. Department of Education said Friday it has resumed forgiving federal student loan debt for tens of thousands of severely disabled veterans after suspending the relief for a month.

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Amazon sues over $10 billion Pentagon contract awarded to Microsoft

Amazon sues over $10 billion Pentagon contract awarded to Microsoft

Amazon Web Services has filed a lawsuit contesting the Pentagon's decision to award a cloud computing contract to rival Microsoft in late October.

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Report: Worldwide, young people aren't getting enough exercise

Report: Worldwide, young people aren't getting enough exercise

A new report finds most young people aren't moving enough, and experts say it's detrimental to their health in more ways than one.

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AG Barr to unveil plan on missing, murdered Native Americans

AG Barr to unveil plan on missing, murdered Native Americans

Attorney General William Barr is announcing a national plan to address cases of missing and murdered indigenous people as concerns mount over the level of violence they face.

Associated Press
Restaurants worldwide fighting climate change through food

Restaurants worldwide fighting climate change through food

Restaurants across the country are taking part in the Zero Foodprint initiative.

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Bills aim to fight violent crimes against Alaska Native women

Bills aim to fight violent crimes against Alaska Native women

Two bills led by Alaska's Sen. Lisa Murkowski and aimed at helping prosecute crimes against Alaska Native women are headed to the Senate for consideration.

Jennifer Summers
American Heart Association questions benefits of marijuana

American Heart Association questions benefits of marijuana

According to two recent studies, marijuana use may be linked to strokes and irregular heartbeats in young people.

Dave Goldman
Person of interest in triple homicide indicted on federal ammunition charge, detained

Person of interest in triple homicide indicted on federal ammunition charge, detained

Federal prosecutors pushed to keep Juan Camarena in custody because of his lengthy criminal history that includes convictions of assault, possession of meth and evading a peace officer.

Heather Hintze & Daniella Rivera
Men's stress jumps if their wives earn more than 40% of household income

Men's stress jumps if their wives earn more than 40% of household income

The research indicates that traditional views of gender roles 'can be dangerous for men's health.'

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Health Over Hair: Doctor suggests addressing barrier for African American women

Health Over Hair: Doctor suggests addressing barrier for African American women

A new study finds hairstyles can be a major barrier to exercising for many African American women, and health care providers are not addressing the issue.

Jennifer Summers
California teacher says changing classroom decor can create a positive learning environment

California teacher says changing classroom decor can create a positive learning environment

Painted in bright colors and decorated with accents and comforts of home, her classroom isn't what you typically see at schools across the country.

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Tom Hanks discovers he's related to Mister Rogers days before 'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood' released

Tom Hanks discovers he's related to Mister Rogers days before 'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood' released

Tom Hanks bears a shocking resemblance to children's television star Fred Rogers, who he plays in the upcoming film "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood."

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NTSB urges Boeing to redesign engine part on thousands of jets after deadly midair explosion

NTSB urges Boeing to redesign engine part on thousands of jets after deadly midair explosion

The April 2018 incident on board Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 involved a Boeing 737 New Generation jet. Thousands are in service across the U.S. and some 6,800 are in service worldwide.

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Salvation Army to debut cashless 'Kettle Pay' donation option

Salvation Army to debut cashless 'Kettle Pay' donation option

Those who wish to make a donation will now be able to use digital payment systems including Apple Pay and Google Pay when Salvation Army bell-ringers hit the streets starting the day after Thanksgiving. 

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Trump intervenes in military justice cases, grants pardons

Trump intervenes in military justice cases, grants pardons

President Donald Trump has pardoned a former U.S. Army commando set to stand trial next year in the killing of a suspected Afghan bomb-maker and a former Army lieutenant convicted of murder for ordering his men to fire upon three Afghans, killing two.

Associated Press
Qantas Airlines 'Project Sunrise' takes off as longest nonstop flight

Qantas Airlines 'Project Sunrise' takes off as longest nonstop flight

Passengers were in it for the long haul, with nearly 20 hours and 11,000 miles between take-off and landing.

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Researchers: E-cigarettes 'might be worse' than traditional cigarettes

Researchers: E-cigarettes 'might be worse' than traditional cigarettes

Recent studies are shining a light on the increasingly negative effects of electronic cigarettes and vaping.

Dave Goldman
Survey looks at package theft ahead of holiday season

Survey looks at package theft ahead of holiday season

Slightly over half of Americans are fearful they'll have a package stolen over the holidays.

Bryan Dunagan
Sen. Murkowski addresses youth vaping at committee hearing

Sen. Murkowski addresses youth vaping at committee hearing

Sen. Lisa Murkowski spoke on e-cigarette use among youth at a Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing Wednesday. 

Shayne Nuesca
FBI releases study on domestic terrorism, insights on lone offenders

FBI releases study on domestic terrorism, insights on lone offenders

The FBI released a report Wednesday with findings from a study looking into domestic terrorists who carried out attacks in the United States without direction from a terrorist group or organization.

Shayne Nuesca
House holds first public hearings in impeachment probe

House holds first public hearings in impeachment probe

The House is kicking off the first public hearings of the impeachment probe, with two key diplomatic officials testifying before the Intelligence Committee.

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'This is my home': Anchorage woman awaits Supreme Court's DACA decision

'This is my home': Anchorage woman awaits Supreme Court's DACA decision

Immigration advocates and young people descended on the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday to advocate for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program known as DACA.

Lauren Maxwell
How to understand grocery store food labels

How to understand grocery store food labels

During a trip to the grocery store, you'll find all kinds of claims and seals on food packaging. But the labels don't always mean what you think.

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New program helps veterans build resilience, while combating substance abuse and suicide

New program helps veterans build resilience, while combating substance abuse and suicide

The five-day intensive program encourages veterans to share their traumatic experiences with other veterans through storytelling, writing, and art.

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Google reportedly mining millions of Americans personal health data

Google reportedly mining millions of Americans personal health data

Google has partnered with one of the nation's largest health care systems to collect millions of Americans' personal health data in an effort to design an artificial intelligence-powered health care service.

CBS News
Sens. Murkowski and Sullivan honor Veterans Day

Sens. Murkowski and Sullivan honor Veterans Day

Alaska Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan sent Veterans Day messages for those who have served the country.

Jennifer Summers
As tariffs soar, retailers wrestle with raising prices

As tariffs soar, retailers wrestle with raising prices

The U.S. collected a record $7 billion in tariffs in September. Some retailers say they have no choice but to pass on part of those costs to consumers. Shipme

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Millennials' declining health could sicken U.S. economy

Millennials' declining health could sicken U.S. economy

Millennials are in bad shape, and their poor physical and mental health carries serious adverse economic consequences, according to a new report. 

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Mushroom farming goes hi-tech

Mushroom farming goes hi-tech

Former college roommates, Adam DeMartino and Andrew Carter started Smallhold three years ago and farm 10 varieties of mushrooms inside their Brooklyn, New York warehouse.

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Studies show home health care in US continues to grow in popularity and importance

Studies show home health care in US continues to grow in popularity and importance

Many people see home health care as way to stay in a more comfortable setting.

Dave Goldman
The dangers of using digital wallets like Apple Cash

The dangers of using digital wallets like Apple Cash

Experts warn that digital wallet services like Apple Cash and Venmo are prime targets for scammers.

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Many stressed before going to work due to long commutes, survey finds

Many stressed before going to work due to long commutes, survey finds

Jobs can be stressful and a new survey finds many people are stressed out before they even get to work.

CBS News
Innovative food tour gets kids to eat healthy

Innovative food tour gets kids to eat healthy

A New York City based charity is teaching kids how to reach their full potential with a new twist. A former football player and a familiar face from "The Bachelorette" teamed up to start ABC Food Tours.

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Nestlé Toll House cookie dough recalled for possible rubber pieces

Nestlé Toll House cookie dough recalled for possible rubber pieces

Nestlé USA is recalling some of its ready-to-bake refrigerated Toll House Cookie Dough products due to the potential presence of rubber pieces.

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House Democrats release transcripts of two key figures in impeachment inquiry

House Democrats release transcripts of two key figures in impeachment inquiry

House Democrats have released transcripts of the testimony of two key figures in the impeachment inquiry of President Trump, former U.S. special envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker and U.S. Ambassador to the E.U. Gordon Sondland.

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Majoring in Marijuana: Pharmacy school launches first medical cannabis master's program

Majoring in Marijuana: Pharmacy school launches first medical cannabis master's program

This fall the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy launched the first program in the country to offer a master's degree in medical cannabis and therapeutics.

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More than 140 vegetable products recalled by Fresh Del Monte Produce Mann's brands due to listeria fears

More than 140 vegetable products recalled by Fresh Del Monte Produce Mann's brands due to listeria fears

More than 140 vegetable products made by a Fresh Del Monte Produce subsidiary and sold at supermarkets across the U.S. and in Canada have been recalled due to concerns they might be contaminated with listeria.

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Whistleblower willing to answer Republicans' questions in impeachment probe, lawyer says

Whistleblower willing to answer Republicans' questions in impeachment probe, lawyer says

A lawyer for the whistleblower who reported concerns about the president's dealings with Ukraine told CBS News he offered to have Republicans on the House Intelligence Community submit questions to his client directly.

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Nestlé Toll House cookie dough recalled for possible rubber pieces

Nestlé Toll House cookie dough recalled for possible rubber pieces

Nestlé USA is recalling some of its ready-to-bake refrigerated Toll House Cookie Dough products due to the potential presence of rubber pieces. 

CBS News
Alaska's Sen. Sullivan frustrated about military spending bill 'filibuster'

Alaska's Sen. Sullivan frustrated about military spending bill 'filibuster'

Republican Sen. Dan Sullivan was obviously upset on the Senate floor in Washington D.C. on Thursday over what he called a Democratic filibuster when it comes to military spending.

Joe Vigil
Agencies still looking for answers in marine mammal die-off

Agencies still looking for answers in marine mammal die-off

Scientists have yet to find a reason why marine mammals are dying in Alaska.

Lauren Maxwell
House votes to formalize impeachment inquiry procedures

House votes to formalize impeachment inquiry procedures

The House of Representatives on Thursday approved a resolution to formalize the procedures of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, marking a significant step in the ongoing investigation and setting the stage for the next phase.

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GM recalling more than 600,000 trucks and SUVs

GM recalling more than 600,000 trucks and SUVs

A software error has caused General Motors to recall more than 600,000 four-wheel drive trucks and SUVs.

KTVA Web Staff
World's largest bat colony in Texas are more than just spooky night fliers

World's largest bat colony in Texas are more than just spooky night fliers

You may think of bats as spooky creatures that fly in the dark of night, but it turns out they have a major impact on agriculture and tourism in Texas.

CBS News
Sens. Murkowski, Sullivan sponsor bill for Defense Department Arctic research center

Sens. Murkowski, Sullivan sponsor bill for Defense Department Arctic research center

Senators Murkowski, Sullivan sponsor a bill to establish a DoD Regional Center in Alaska and the Arctic.

Bryan Dunagan
President Trump tweets support for Gov. Dunleavy amid recall effort

President Trump tweets support for Gov. Dunleavy amid recall effort

President Donald Trump says Gov. Mike Dunleavy is being treated unfairly by Democrats.

Shayne Nuesca
Twitter bans all political advertisements

Twitter bans all political advertisements

Twitter is banning all political advertising from its service, saying social media companies give advertisers an unfair advantage in proliferating highly targeted, misleading messages.

Associated Press
S&P 500 hits new highs as investors brush aside slowdown fears

S&P 500 hits new highs as investors brush aside slowdown fears

The index added 17 points, or 0.6%, to end at 3,039, topping the previous high of 3,027 on July 26.

CBS News
Xanax batch recalled nationwide due to 'potential presence of foreign substance'

Xanax batch recalled nationwide due to 'potential presence of foreign substance'

The drug manufacturer cited a small chance of infection in recalling the batch of Alprazolam, the prescription drug sold under the brand name Xanax, according to a recall notice posted Saturday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Military commercial driver program launches new job website

Military commercial driver program launches new job website

The Under 21 Military Driver Pilot Program is open to service members and reservists 18 to 20 years old. Those looking for trucking jobs can now apply online.

Shayne Nuesca
Coworking space companies find new niche with women entrepreneurs

Coworking space companies find new niche with women entrepreneurs

More and more entrepreneurs are setting up shop in shared work spaces like "WeWork," but now there are a number of new offices offering space marketed to women.

CBS News
New research finds 50% of kids aren't getting adequate sleep

New research finds 50% of kids aren't getting adequate sleep

Researchers found only 48% of U.S. children ages 6 to 17 are getting the recommended minimum of 9 hours of sleep most weeknights.

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'This sentence was not my idea': Ousted judge discusses Schneider plea deal on Dr. Phil

'This sentence was not my idea': Ousted judge discusses Schneider plea deal on Dr. Phil

Former Anchorage Superior Court Judge Michael Corey appeared on an episode of Dr. Phil on Friday, defending his actions in the case that spurred his ouster by voters last November. 

Daniella Rivera
Nordstrom opens 7-story store in NYC, banking on brick-and-mortar sales

Nordstrom opens 7-story store in NYC, banking on brick-and-mortar sales

In recent years, department store sales dropped almost 50% while online sales went up 300%, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.

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90% of employees admit to going to work sick, study finds

90% of employees admit to going to work sick, study finds

New research finds 90% of employees admitted they've gone to the office with cold or flu symptoms.

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Pebble opponents, backers take their case to Congress

Pebble opponents, backers take their case to Congress

A House Transportation subcommittee listened to disparate arguments over whether Pebble Mine can be safely built in a Bristol Bay watershed.

Steve Quinn
New report guides pediatricians on how to care for kids' mental health

New report guides pediatricians on how to care for kids' mental health

It’s estimated that one in every five children suffers from a mental disorder such as anxiety and depression that could impact their health into adulthood, yet few kids receive the treatment and services they need.

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Survey finds nearly 80% of parents still financially support their adult children

Survey finds nearly 80% of parents still financially support their adult children

Despite a strong economy and low unemployment many adult children are leaning on their parents for financial support.

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Washington state growers introduce a new apple: The Cosmic Crisp

Washington state growers introduce a new apple: The Cosmic Crisp

The new variety is called the Cosmic Crisp because of the starburst-like skin. Growers hope consumers will think the taste is out of this world.

CBS News
More than 6,000 pounds of frozen meat sold at Walmart is recalled for possible salmonella contamination

More than 6,000 pounds of frozen meat sold at Walmart is recalled for possible salmonella contamination

More than 6,400 pounds of a Walmart brand's frozen meat have been recalled for possible salmonella contamination.

CNN News
Consumer groups: Outdated FAA evacuation standards put passengers at risk

Consumer groups: Outdated FAA evacuation standards put passengers at risk

Travel and consumer advocates say safety tests don't account for growing passengers and shrinking seats.

KTVA Web Staff
Oregon man arraigned in Alaska for 1978 cold case murder of Shelley Connolly

Oregon man arraigned in Alaska for 1978 cold case murder of Shelley Connolly

An Oregon man accused of killing 16-year-old Shelley Connolly in 1978 appeared in court in Anchorage Monday for an arraignment.

Daniella Rivera
Child cancer drug shortage, after pharmaceutical company halts production

Child cancer drug shortage, after pharmaceutical company halts production

A life-saving drug for children is in short supply. Health officials say shortages will force doctors to make tough choices.

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Health officials recommending vaccine schedule for 16-year-olds

Health officials recommending vaccine schedule for 16-year-olds

Several leading medical groups are urging to establish a 16-year-old immunization visit.

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Are social media companies really spying on users?

Are social media companies really spying on users?

Many people believe social media companies are spying on our conversations and targeting ads based on what we say out loud. A British security company is trying to get to the bottom of it.

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Club helping visually impaired people stay active by biking

Club helping visually impaired people stay active by biking

A group in California is bringing the joy of cycling to the blind and visually impaired.

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Start-ups seeing green selling less than perfect produce

Start-ups seeing green selling less than perfect produce

10 million tons of cosmetically imperfect or unharvested food are lost each year, according to food nonprofit ReFED.

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