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Howard students will get paid to graduate on time

Business News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 3:04pm
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Cops: Teen's texts encouraged friend to commit suicide

CNN - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 3:03pm
A Massachusetts teenager faces a pretrial hearing in April on involuntary manslaughter charges for allegedly sending text messages urging a friend to commit suicide, even after he expressed second thoughts, authorities said Saturday.
Categories: National News

Wynn Resorts wants Steve Wynn's ex-wife off the board

Business News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 3:01pm
Wynn Resorts is trying to kick a namesake off its board.

Jury selected in Boston Marathon bombing trial

CNN - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 2:52pm
A jury has been selected in the Boston Marathon bombing trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, and opening statements will begin Wednesday
Categories: National News

Will the Attorney General sue Ferguson's police?

CNN - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 2:44pm
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is expected to reveal the outcome of an investigation into the Ferguson Police Department. CNN's Evan Perez has more.
Categories: National News

This is one senior prank the principal doesn't mind

CNN - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 1:54pm
Wichita high school Principal Sherman Padgett was reluctant to play along last week when a student showed up and told him to stand in the hallway holding a bucket.
Categories: National News

Nasdaq dogs: Cisco, Sirius and Yahoo got left behind

Business News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 1:43pm
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Buffalo's $1 homes aren't as cheap as they seem

Business News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 1:42pm
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Blackstone CEO: Being nice is more important than an MBA

Business News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 1:27pm
Wall Street is known as a testosterone-fueled industry where foul language is the norm and greed rules all.

Schaefer Earns SEC, National Honors; Three Dawgs Claim SEC Awards

Bulldog Beat - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 1:04pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Following a historic regular season, the Mississippi State women's basketball team piled up the SEC honors from league coaches Tuesday.

What would a nuclear deal with Iran look like?

CNN World - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 12:19pm
CNN's Jim Sciutto explains the ongoing nuclear negotiations with Iran.
Categories: International News

Netanyahu: Deal will pave Iran's path to the bomb

CNN World - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 12:19pm
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a joint meeting of Congress that the world is "better off without" a bad deal when it comes to nuclear talks with Iran.
Categories: International News

This should be your first investment

Business News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 12:10pm
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Teacher found hanging in class

CNN - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 11:47am
A photography teacher at a Southern California high school appears to have committed suicide by hanging herself in a classroom.
Categories: National News

Kim Jong Un preps for U.S. war

CNN World - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 11:45am
CNN's Brian Todd reports on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordering his country to prepare for war with the U.S.
Categories: International News

Lamborghini unveils fastest car

CNN World - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 11:40am
Stephan Winkelmann, CEO of Lamborghini, talks about the growth of the ultra-luxury car market.
Categories: International News

8 Tips to Selecting Colors for Your Home's Exterior

Lifestyles - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 11:31am
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(NewsUSA) - You've no doubt driven down a street, seen a house, and thought, "Yikes! What were they thinking?"

Colors can evoke a visceral response, especially on home exteriors. At once both personal and public, colors make a first impression, can accentuate attributes and soften flaws and offer a glimpse into your personality.

"Homeowners can be influenced by many sources -- friends and neighbors, magazines, TV shows or the guy at the hardware store -- so you'll need to be careful you're not just chasing the latest trend; otherwise, your house might be the one that people end up rolling their eyes at," says PBS home improvement expert Vicki Payne.

Payne says you'll be happy for years to come by following eight tips on selecting colors for your home's exterior:

1. Deciding between bright and cheerful colors or deep, rich earth tones will influence all other decisions.

2. Pick colors that will blend in with your surroundings.

3. Make sure your choices in siding and trim don't clash with materials you are not going to replace, such as roof shingles, brick, stone and tile.

4. The size and lot location of your house matter. Light colors can make a house look bigger, and dark colors can make it look smaller.

5. Landscaping will continue to grow and change colors as the seasons change, so trees, shrubs and flowering gardens need to be considered.

6. Use neutral colors to de-emphasize things such as an air conditioning unit or gutters and downspouts, and use contrasting or accent colors to highlight things such as architectural detailing, porch railings, windows and front doors.

7. Computer visualizers can give a general idea of what colors will look like, but large swatches (about 2 by 3 feet) give a truer look at what colors might actually look like on your home. (Take a look at the swatches at different times of day. The colors will look different as the intensity of the sunlight changes.)

8. Make it last. Who wants to invest thousands of dollars every few years to re-paint? An alternative is pre-painted planks, but their finishes degrade just like paint. Better are cladding products that are certified and warranted to retain their color over their lifespan. Vinyl and other polymeric siding manufactures incorporate color at the front end of production -- actually blending the pigment into the formulation. The color can't chip, pit or peel, giving homeowners peace of mind that they won't have to paint or repair the finish. And just like the leading paint manufactures, vinyl siding, soffit, trim and accessories come in an enormous number of colors -- from classic lighter colors to deep barn reds, hunter and sage greens, deep blues and more.

"Keeping your home's exterior looking fresh and timely doesn't have to be challenging," Payne says.

For more information about certified vinyl siding, visit www.vinylsiding.org.

One of FBI's most wanted terrorists captured in Somalia

CNN World - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 11:29am
A Somali-American on the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorists list has been captured, Somali intelligence officials said Tuesday.
Categories: International News
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