Health News: Diabetes and the Holidays

(CNN) — The holidays are packed with so many great foods, but that could mean trouble if you’re diabetic. So, here are some things to keep in mind when you’re preparing a holiday meal. Count your carbohydrates. Carbs raise blood sugar, so look at the total carbohydrates on the label, not just the sugar. Watch … Continue reading »

Sony Hackers Promise More Information

(CNN) — Things could get worse for Sony Pictures. The group behind the recent hacking is promising to release more sensitive data from last month’s cyber break-in. In a message posted online, the group said: “We are preparing for you a Christmas gift. The gift will be larger quantities of data. And it will be … Continue reading »

Senate Passes Spending Bill

(CNN) — Saturday the Senate voted in favor of a $1.1 trillion spending measure. It will keep funds slowing through most of the government for much of 2015. Had the measure not been reached, funding for the government would have ended Saturday evening. The vote, which passed by¬†56 to 40, came about an hour after … Continue reading »

Government Inches Toward Spending Deal

WASHINGTON — Congress is now past eleventh-hour negotiations for the $1.1 trillion spending bill that will keep the government running until September, running on borrowed time thanks to a two-day extension the president signed. “There isn’t a lot of time. Government funding runs out at 12 midnight on Saturday,” said Sen. Harry Reid, (D) Majority … Continue reading »

Delta Airlines Adding More Fare Options

(CNN) — Coach or first class–it’s a common decision air travelers have to make. At Delta, you’re about to have a little more choice. That’s because the airline is splitting its aircraft into five classes. Starting in March, Delta will begin offering three main cabin options and two high-end options. At the low end of … Continue reading »

New Rape, Sexual Assault Report Released

(CNN) — A study by the Department of Justice finds 80 percent of rape and sexual assaults of female college students are not reported to police. The findings, released Thursday, also found that non-students were victims of rape and sexual assault more than twice as often as students were. In about 80 percent of rape … Continue reading »

Kohl’s to Stay Open for 5 Days Straight

(CNN) — Kohl’s is doing its part to help last-minute Christmas shoppers. The retailer will keep all of its stores open around the clock for the five days leading up to Christmas. You can shop till you drop from Dec. 19 through the evening of Christmas Eve. That includes the final weekend before Christmas, which … Continue reading »

Senator Wyden Speaks on Social Security

WASHINGTON — Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) was at the Capitol Tuesday saying more needs to be done for retired women. Wyden says women’s savings are often lower than men’s, and Social Security should do more to support them. He says women earn about 78 cents on the dollar compared to men, making it harder to … Continue reading »

New Grand Jury Documents Released

(CNN) — Weeks after a grand jury chose not to indict the officer who shot Michael Brown, officials have released a new stack of grand jury documents. The newly-released records include: the federal autopsy report, audio of gunshots, police radio traffic from the day of the shooting and hundreds of pages worth of witness interviews. … Continue reading »

CIA Torture Report Released

(CNN) — There’s heightened security at U.S. facilities around the world Tuesday, ahead of the release of a long awaited report on CIA torture tactics. The Senate Intelligence Committee investigation details how the U.S. interrogated terror suspects after 9/11. “Our own intelligence community has assessed this will cause violence and deaths,” said Rep. Mike Rogers, … Continue reading »

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