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U.S. Economy Is Doing Well, but Few Think It Will Last

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Americans feel pretty confident about where the economy is right now, but they have no idea where it's going.
That's the trend Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen pointed out onstage at the National Retail Federation trade show in New York City. The head of America's biggest grocery chain said if you ask Americans questions about the present, they feel confident, but “if you change the question a little to 'where do you think things are going,' there's a lot of uncertainty.”
That sense of uncertainty might be amplified by the government shutdown. The Wall Street Journal reports that the shutdown is...
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Opioid Overdoses Now Claim More U.S. Lives than Auto Accidents: Report

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Think you're likely to die in a plane crash or train wreck?
Think again. According to a new report on preventable deaths from the National Safety Council, Americans are more likely to die from an accidental opioid overdose than either of these outcomes - and it's even more likely than a motor vehicle accident or simply falling over.
For the first time in U.S. history, Americans now have a 1 in 96 chance of accidentally dying from an opioid overdose, making it the leading cause of preventable death in the nation. The second leading cause meanwhile, motor vehicle crashes, has a probability...
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Feds: Georgia Man Was Plotting White House Attack

Feds: Georgia Man Was Plotting White House Attack

A 21-year-old Georgia man has been arrested for allegedly plotting to attack the White House and other federal buildings, CNN reports. Authorities say Hasher Taheb planned to... Read more ...

'Frosty had the last laugh': Vandal tries to run over giant snowman, hits...

'Frosty had the last laugh': Vandal tries to run over giant snowman, hits tree stump instead

A would-be vandal was stumped after they tried to run over a 9-foot snowman in Kentucky, only to find it had been built over a large tree stump. Read more ...

On-demand, self-driving vehicles to bring groceries right to your doorstep

On-demand, self-driving vehicles to bring groceries right to your doorstep

Run out of milk or eggs? On-demand, self-driving grocery vehicles could soon be making the next trip to the store. Read more ...

'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' is latest Disney live-action remake

'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' is latest Disney live-action remake

Because Disney nostalgia never ends. Read more ...

Jack Bogle, Father Of Simple Investing, Dies At 89

Jack Bogle, Father Of Simple Investing, Dies At 89

Bogle, the founder of Vanguard who created the first index mutual fund, died Wednesday, the firm said. He said investors should own a mix of bonds and stocks but shouldn't pay... Read more ...

Couple who called 911 says Wisconsin teen, not them, should get $50,000 reward

Couple who called 911 says Wisconsin teen, not them, should get $50,000 reward

The couple who dialed 911 says they don't want the $50,000 reward. They say Jayme Closs should get it because "She got herself out." Read more ...

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'It's time to raise the stakes': Nonprofit aims high to help families in need

One in three families struggles to provide enough diapers for their children. Nonprofit ShareBaby wants to change that. Read more ...

Kia to recall vehicles to fix problem that can cause spontaneous fires

Kia to recall vehicles to fix problem that can cause spontaneous fires

Kia also says it will do a "product improvement campaign" to install sensors in 1.7 million vehicles. Read more ...

YouTube bans dangerous pranks and challenges

YouTube bans dangerous pranks and challenges

It cited examples like the Tide Pod challenge. Read more ...

MSU Interim President Resigns Amid Anger Over Remarks About Sex Assault Victims

MSU Interim President Resigns Amid Anger Over Remarks About Sex Assault Victims

Interim president John Engler's efforts to try to shepherd the school through a turbulent time have been undercut by a year of scandal. Read more ...