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Making the indoors safer for allergy sufferers

Making the indoors safer for allergy sufferers

Although the thought of sleeping with millions of dust mites — microscopic arachnids that feast on flakes of skin — is just plain gross, it's something most people can handle without worry. After all, our bodies are inhabited by multitudes of bacteria, to which we seldom give a thought.

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Extended warranties a big sell. Are they worth it?

Extended warranties a big sell. Are they worth it?

Offers of extended warranties or service contracts are becoming the norm, whether you buy a big-ticket item like a car or kitchen appliance or a less expensive one like a television or phone.

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TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS: Rising to the top

TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS: Rising to the top

Michigan City-based Rockzip Highballoons recently earned a second-place finish at the 2014 Lightning Pitch Space Competition.

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Once-troubled reverse mortgages poised for rebound

Once-troubled reverse mortgages poised for rebound

Advertised as a path to an affordable retirement, federally insured reverse mortgages are showing signs of a rebound, drawing the scrutiny of regulators seeking to reduce historically high default rates that have cost the government billions.

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Teams assess damage as California wildfire burns

POLLOCK PINES, Calif. (AP) — Assessment teams hope to get an idea Saturday of just how many structures have been damaged or destroyed by a massive wildfire that threatens thousands of homes in Northern California.

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Jailed Venezuelan police chief freed

Jailed Venezuelan police chief freed

Appearing before journalists, Ivan Simonovis, former Caracas police chief, left, kisses his daughter Ivana, center, as his wife Bony smiles, while standing on the balcony of their home in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Simonovis whose decade-long imprisonment had rallied Venez…

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Jailed Venezuelan police chief freed

Jailed Venezuelan police chief freed

Ivan Simonovis, former Caracas police chief, left, waves to the media from the balcony of his home, accompanied by his daughter Ivana, center, and wife Bony, in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Simonovis whose decade-long imprisonment had rallied Venezuela’s opposition has been …

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Jailed Venezuelan police chief freed

Jailed Venezuelan police chief freed

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A former Caracas police chief whose decade-long imprisonment had rallied Venezuela's opposition has been released from jail on humanitarian grounds to continue serving a 30-year sentence at home.

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New Indiana Toll Road operator due amid bankruptcy

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The private company running the Indiana Toll Road intends to transfer its operations to a new entity under a prepackaged bankruptcy filing.

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GOP's Roberts heads to swing-voting east Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kansas (AP) — U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas is taking his conservative re-election message into the state's swing-voting east in his campaign against independent candidate Greg Orman.

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Investigators at loss to explain Air Algerie crash

Investigators at loss to explain Air Algerie crash

Bernard Boudaille from France’s accident investigation authority, BEA, speak during a news conference in Bamako, Mali, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Investigators probing the crash of an Air Algerie jet in July that killed everyone on board say they have no solid leads on the cause of the accide…

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Investigators at loss to explain Air Algerie crash

Investigators at loss to explain Air Algerie crash

Bernard Boudaille, right, from France’s accident investigation authority, BEA, during a news conference in Bamako, Mali, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Investigators probing the crash of an Air Algerie jet in July that killed everyone on board say they have no solid leads on the cause of the acci…

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Investigators at loss to explain Air Algerie crash

Investigators at loss to explain Air Algerie crash

PARIS (AP) — Investigators probing the crash of an Air Algerie jet in July that killed all 116 people on board say they have no solid leads on the cause of the accident.

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Polly Bergen, versatile actress, singer dies at 84

Polly Bergen, versatile actress, singer dies at 84

FILE - In this July 18, 1963, file photo, actress Polly Bergen works on a scene during the filming of “Move Over, Darling,” in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. Bergen, an Emmy-winning actress and singer, who in a long career played the terrorized wife in the original "Cape Fear" and the…

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Polly Bergen, versatile actress, singer dies at 84

Polly Bergen, versatile actress, singer dies at 84

FILE - In this April 15, 1958, file photo, writer Carl Reiner and actress Polly Bergen pose with their statuettes at the Emmy Awards presentations in New York. Reiner won for best continuing supporting performance by an actor in a dramatic or comedy series for "Caesar's Hour." Bergen won bes…

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Polly Bergen, versatile actress, singer dies at 84

Polly Bergen, versatile actress, singer dies at 84

FILE - In this Oct. 3, 1984, file photo, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, left, speaks with actress Polly Bergen at a National Women's Forum dinner in Washington. Bergen, an Emmy-winning actress and singer, who in a long career played the terrorized wife in the original "Cape …

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Polly Bergen, versatile actress, singer dies at 84

Polly Bergen, versatile actress, singer dies at 84

FILE - In this July 18, 1963, file photo, actress Polly Bergen and actor James Garner go through a scene during the filming of “Move Over, Darling,” in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. Bergen, an Emmy-winning actress and singer, who in a long career played the terrorized wife in the ori…

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Polly Bergen, versatile actress, singer dies at 84

Polly Bergen, versatile actress, singer dies at 84

NEW YORK (AP) — Emmy-winning actress and singer Polly Bergen, who in a long career played the terrorized wife in the original "Cape Fear" and the first woman president in "Kisses for My President," died Saturday, according to her publicist. She was 84.

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Georgia's ex-president exiled in trendy NYC area

NEW YORK (AP) — Georgia's former president is spending his self-imposed exile in one of New York City's hippest neighborhoods.

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MADE IN NORTHWEST INDIANA: B Nutty, Valparaiso

MADE IN NORTHWEST INDIANA: B Nutty, Valparaiso

VALPARAISO | Consumers may not consider peanut butter an exciting treat, but most world likely change their minds once they’ve tasted the types sold by B Nutty, said its producers .

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Chicago Croatians 'ecstatic' about next archbishop

CHICAGO (AP) — The Croatian community in Chicago is "very ecstatic" about the naming of a Roman Catholic archbishop who shares their heritage, one of its leaders said Saturday.

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AP Interview: El-Sissi ready to back anti-IS fight

AP Interview: El-Sissi ready to back anti-IS fight

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi speaks to The Associated Press during an interview at the presidential palace in Cairo, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. In his first interview with foreign media since taking office in June, el-Sissi has told AP he is prepared to give whatever support is ne…

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AP Interview: El-Sissi ready to back anti-IS fight

AP Interview: El-Sissi ready to back anti-IS fight

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi speaks to The Associated Press during an interview at the presidential palace in Cairo, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. In the background is a 1930s era carpet depicting a map of Egypt. In his first interview with foreign media since taking office in June, …

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AP Interview: El-Sissi ready to back anti-IS fight

AP Interview: El-Sissi ready to back anti-IS fight

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi confers with an aide before an interview with The Associated Press at the presidential palace in Cairo, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. In his first interview with foreign media since taking office in June, el-Sissi has told AP he is prepared to give whatev…

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AP Interview: El-Sissi ready to back anti-IS fight

AP Interview: El-Sissi ready to back anti-IS fight

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi listens during an interview with The Associated Press at the presidential palace in Cairo, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. In his first interview with foreign media since taking office in June, el-Sissi has told AP he is prepared to give whatever support is…

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