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Senators Strike Bipartisan Deal On VA Reform Bill

Posted On June 05, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- A bipartisan deal to start reforming the troubled Veterans Affairs Department is in the works in the Senate.   Vermont independent Bernie Sanders, who chairs the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, said the measure would also authorize the hiring of more doctors at the VA. A group of Democrats and Republicans has worked…

Study: Internet Blamed For Early "Facts Of Life" Talk

Posted On June 05, 2014

(San Francisco, CA) -- By the age of ten, most children will have had their first "facts of life" talk with their parents. That's according to a recent study by AVG Technologies, which says the talk comes an average of five years earlier than the previous generation. The majority of parents surveyed could not remember…

Sugar Substitute Kills Insects

Posted On June 05, 2014

(Undated) -- A well-known sugar substitute also kills insects. Researchers at Drexel University say that erythritol, the main ingredient in Truvia, is effective at killing flies. No other sweeteners currently on the market exhibit the same toxic effects. Now, researchers want to find out if the sweetener will kill other pests like roaches, termites and…

New York City’s Soda War Back In Court

Posted On June 05, 2014

(New York, NY) -- New York City lawyers are trying to overturn a lower court ruling saying the Health Department went too far in limiting the size of sugary drinks in restaurants in 2012. Lawyers for big beverage and grocery are trying to block Mayor Bill de Blasio from imposing new regulations, arguing City Council…

Insurance Premiums Grew Average 10% Before Obamacare

Posted On June 05, 2014

(Undated) -- Health insurance premiums went up ten-percent a year, on average, in the three years before Congress passed the Affordable Care Act, according to a new study. The author of the report, out today, says researchers found that premiums went up a lot for some people and fell for others during the three years…

  • Pet Patrol

    2 Lost Cows

    Posted on July 30, 2014
    Location: Mt. Sinai, Indiana

    2 Lost Cows in the Mt. Sinai area. Male is…