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  • traffic-light-red.jpg Red-light cameras click less as towns get Orwell off roads

    The shutters clicked, the grainy photos were sent to the red-light violators and St. Louis raised $4.1 million last year. Now the vehicular version of "Candid Camera" may be ending, as it has in other U.S towns and cities.

    February 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lindley, Tom.jpg Good luck throwing the flag on racial slurs, profanity in football

    The vernacular of football assaults the ears. And while the NFL should clean it up - especially intimidation, harassment and racial slurs - rules on language will be hard to enforce.

    February 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • VIDEO: Canada women beat USA for hockey gold

    Marie-Philip Poulin scored twice for the second straight Olympic gold medal game and Canada beat the United States 3-2 in overtime on Thursday for its fourth consecutive title.

    February 21, 2014

  • lp.jpg Homeland Security sets sights on national database of license plates

    The Department of Homeland Security wants a private company to create a national license plate tracking system that would give the agency access to vast amounts of information from commercial and law enforcement license plate readers, according to a government proposal that does not specify what privacy safeguards would be put in place.

    February 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • The science of workout music

    You're bundling up for a chilly morning run. Or about to climb on the elliptical for a high-energy workout. Or warming up before a weightlifting session.

    What's the first thing you reach for?
     Your earbuds, naturally.

    February 21, 2014

  • Screen shot 2014-02-13 at 2.40.11 PM.png VIDEO: Spectacular ice caves on Lake Superior

    Droves of people are braving the cold to hike a frozen Lake Superior to see dramatic ice caves in northern Wisconsin. Since the caves were deemed accessible in January, more than 35,000 have hiked to see the ice formations.

    February 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lindley, Tom.jpg Winter Olympics mystify American sports fans

    What's a halfpipe and why would somebody want to slide down one? How do judges score figure skating? Unless you live next to a ski resort, the Winter Olympics sure are hard to love.

    February 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • olympics_warmtemps.jpg VIDEO: Olympics turn hot, cold in Sochi

    It is extraordinarily warm at the Sochi Olympics, but Team USA is running cold in all events but snowboarding.

    February 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • news_icestorm.jpg VIDEO: Winter storm returns chaos to South

    Drivers got caught in monumental traffic jams and abandoned their cars Wednesday in North Carolina in a replay of what happened in Atlanta just two weeks ago.

    February 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Don't let ice, snow damage your home

    The recent frigid weather has brought homeowners a host of problems. Many friends and neighbors (including me) have come home in freezing temperatures to an ice-jammed gutter or the dreaded sound of dripping water because of a burst pipe.

    January 31, 2014

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