WASHINGTON - Mortgage rates shot up this week with 30-year mortgages climbing to the highest level in nearly a year, reflecting concerns in financial markets about the troubles at corporate giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Actress Candice Bergen said, "I used to believe that marriage would diminish me, reduce my options, that you had to be someone less to live with someone else. When, of course, you have to be someone more."
If you are bored or disenchanted with your lifestyle, the year ahead will be the perfect time to make productive changes. But unless you do, don't expect anything to change. Life will be what you make of it -- all by yourself.
WASHINGTON - It's so easy to fabricate the medical certificates required to operate commercial trucks on the nation's highways that there's almost no incentive for truckers to obtain a legitimate document, according to a congressional study.
FORT STANTON CAVE, N.M. - Hundreds of feet beneath Earth's surface, a few seasoned cave explorers venture where no human has set foot. Their headlamps illuminate mud-covered walls, gypsum crystals and mineral deposits.
WASHINGTON - Sixteen years after Barbie dolls declared, ''Math class is tough!'' girls are proving that when it comes to math they are just as tough as boys.
WASHINGTON - The towering trucks that give U.S. troops the best protection against roadside bombs and enemy bullets also make them vulnerable to routine hazards like sharp turns, rutted roads and rickety bridges.
SAN DIEGO - The Marine Corps said Thursday that charges were dismissed against a Camp Pendleton Marine sniper accused in the shooting deaths of two Syrians in Iraq.
PHOENIX - Officials say three people were shot Thursday afternoon at South Mountain Community College in Phoenix, and two of them were critically injured.
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If you vote by mail, but die before Election Day, does your vote count? It depends on where you lived.
ATLANTA - More older children are being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder while the rate is holding steady for children under 12, according to a government report released Wednesday.
DEAR ABBY: My wife thinks I have a problem because I do not have a close relationship with my mother. We go for weeks without talking or seeing each other, and it doesn't bother me. Since I was about 13, my parents were hardly ever around. My mom was a workaholic, and my dad was an alcoholic, so I became totally self-sufficient.
HONOLULU - All six crew members aboard a B-52 bomber that crashed off Guam were killed, the Air Force said Wednesday as the search effort shifted focus from rescue to recovery of the crew and pieces of the wreckage.
WASHINGTON - About 2 million Americans get a raise Thursday as the federal minimum wage rises 70 cents. The bad news: Higher gas and food prices are swallowing it up, and some small businesses will pass the cost of the wage hike to consumers.
Healthcare is more complicated now more than ever.
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