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The House has passed a bill to increase oversight of veterans' hospitals under construction, following a report that some medical centres take three years longer to complete than estimated and cost an extra $366 million per project. Republican congressman Mike Coffman of Colorado says the Veterans Affairs Department's oversight of construction projects is dysfunctional and leads to delayed health care.
5 hrs ago | San Bernardino County Sun
When the nights grow chilly and leaves begin to fall, our thoughts turn to Halloween. People love to be scared, even if it's only a little bit, and the theme parks in our area are ready to help with creepy offerings for families or the most daring individuals.
9 hrs ago | Press-Telegram
Then head over to Wienerschnitzel and pick up a corn dog because the hot dog chain has brought back its “Cash in on a Corn Dog” sweepstakes. This year's grand prize is $1 million.
13 hrs ago | KMIR 6
Captain Citrus was born in 2011 as a big, fat talking orange wearing a green cape. Now he's being transformed into a buff Marvel Comics superhero who will fight evil alongside the likes of Captain America.
16 hrs ago | WISH-TV Indianapolis
Indiana's conservation officers are urging the state's deer hunters to donate some of the venison they take in the upcoming hunting season to programs that help feed low-income families. The Department of Natural Resources says the Sportsmen's Benevolent Fund program provided nearly 270,000 high-protein venison meals to hungry families during the 2013-2014 deer season.
The new ABC comedy “black-ish” partially came out of a conversation Anthony Anderson had with his son a couple of years ago. The actor-writer says that one day his then-12-year-old told him, “Dad, I don't feel black.” Taken aback, he let his son explain that his world was very different than the one in which Anderson grew up - “in the hood, in Compton.” “The existence that my son knows is nothing short of privilege, being in private school since the age of 4, and his surroundings in that environment is what he was referring to,” Anderson says.
More must be done to curb the nation's sugar intake to reduce the "costly burden" of tooth decay, experts have said. Current World Health Organisation recommendations state that adults should get no more than 10% of their daily calories from "free" sugars.
Stars including Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood are getting their teeth into a fundraising challenge as they are pictured filling their faces for a good cause. Former Girls Aloud singer Nadine Coyle and Blue's Simon Webbe - a contestant on the new series of Strictly - have also posed with tasty treats ahead of the annual World's Biggest Coffee Morning, which takes place for Macmillan Cancer Support later this month.
Two Vietnam War soldiers - one still living, one killed in action - received the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony on Monday, nearly 50 years after they threw themselves into harm's way to protect their brothers in combat. President Barack Obama praised the soldiers as patriots whose sacrifices had never been fully realized by a nation divided over the legacy of the Vietnam War.
Marc Winocour and his two sons have enjoyed some success transforming the family farm into a field-to-table company that includes bread ovens, delivery trucks and a boutique. Revenues are climbing more than 50 percent a year.
Womersley Fruit & Herb Vinegars won the Nigel Barden Heritage Award at the Great Taste Awards for its golden raspberry and apache chilli vinegar. The company, based in Park Road, Chipping Norton, was recognised for using rare breeds of heritage varieties of fruit and vegetables.
The personal identifying information of thousands of New Mexico veterans may have been compromised because of a misplaced folder, New Mexico Veterans Affairs officials said Saturday. Agency officials said they are notifying more than 2,600 veterans that a folder with their names and Social Security numbers was found in a women's restroom July 30 at the Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center in Albuquerque.
A chance to buy the candy empire of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is the kind of opportunity in a fast-growing market that would normally have multinational confectioners - like Nestle or Cadbury's parent Mondelez - drooling at the prospect. But despite owning factories in four countries and making $1.2 billion in annual sales, Ukraine's "chocolate king" may have a hard time finding a buyer for his company, now that its founder is the leader of a country at war.
Saying that the United States is at war with ISIS, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough expressed confidence in the Iraqi army to take on the militant Islamic group even though it has failed to do so effectively in the past. "There is now a new multi-ethnic government in Baghdad.
For Statton Furniture's third-generation president and the Hagerstown manufacturer's craftsmen and customers, it was a sad time in late 2008 when the 82-year-old company sold off its machinery and tools, and shut its doors. Who would guess that just a few months later, the venerable Statton name would be back in the furniture-making business? Bounce back it did during the winter of 2009 when Eben Conner, who owns a custom woodworking company called The Master's Woodshop, struck a deal with former Statton president Hunt Hardinge to begin production again.
Straight up, over ice, or frozen, daiquiris are just as good now as when Hemingway drank them. Of course, like many classics, the daiquiri is easy to make and easy to get wrong.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 08:04 pm
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