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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
Five words or less

(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

Do you see the Lewinsky dress in this portrait?

CNN - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 11:27am
Categories: National News

Building a Better Bridge From Hospital to Home Health Care

Lifestyles - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 11:26am
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(NewsUSA) - There are many things that American health care professionals do well, but transitioning patients from hospital to home still isn't one of them.

From anxiety about at-home care to confusion with instructions and medications, to lack of appropriate equipment, coupled with little to no communication between doctors and patients, it's no wonder that hospital readmission rates remain at an all time high, according to a 2012 report from the Alliance of Community Health Plans.

A Pittsburgh-based health care services company, however, believes this doesn't have to be the case. Instead, a new program by AdvaCare is helping patients and doctors come together.

"By becoming an advocate for both patients and physician's, AdvaCare has found a way to bridge treatment for patients from hospital to home and help reduce overall health care costs," said AdvaCare Home Services President Tammy Zelenko.

Zelenko noted that the Patient Partner Program, which recently launched, decreases health care costs for patients by reducing the number of hospital readmissions, emergency room visits, and additional health complications that can occur during the hospital-to-home transition.

No small undertaking, but a necessary one since, according to the report, the U.S. loses $26 billion annually in Medicare readmissions, which means that AdvaCare's program could be just what the doctor ordered.

And if insurance won't cover the cost of a home health care provider, be prepared for some sticker shock. According to disabled-world.com, depending on what city you live in, the average out-of-pocket expense of hiring a home health care aide is $29 an hour or $18,000 a year for someone to come in three times a week for 12 months. In Los Angeles, the price tag goes up to $50 per hour.

For its part, AdvaCare helps patients with the transition from hospital to home by monitoring its patients and providing detailed, individualized patient care plans and in-home assessments.

"The program offers physicians and doctors an additional route that helps save lives and money," Zelenko said. "The focus is not only to help patients adjust to their diagnoses, but to make lifestyle changes, and educate them on their chronic diseases. Through this level of dedication, AdvaCare is helping hospitals avoid costly readmission penalties, allowing more involved patients to better manage their healthcare," she said.

For more information, visit www.advacarehsppp.com.

Rapist on victim: 'She should just be silent and allow rape'

CNN World - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 11:24am
The father of a New Delhi gang rape victim, whose shocking attack on a public bus provoked outrage around the world, is calling for the immediate execution of the convicted rapists after one of them blamed the dead woman and told documentary filmmakers that "she should just be silent and allow the rape."
Categories: International News

Iran: Netanyahu trying to disrupt nuclear talks

CNN World - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 11:22am
As much as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants to convince U.S. politicians to be wary of a nuclear deal with Iran, he has two other big players he also wants to sway -- Iranian officials and his own people.
Categories: International News

Over 500 Pakistani parents arrested for ...

CNN World - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 11:16am
Police have arrested at least 513 parents in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar for not allowing their children to get the polio vaccine, an official said Tuesday.
Categories: International News

Best Buy is not the next RadioShack

Business News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 11:09am
Best Buy is not RadioShack. It's turnaround is legit.

Bulldogs Travel To Vanderbilt Looking For Sweep

Bulldog Beat - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 11:00am
STARKVILLE, Miss. – With the 2014-15 campaign nearing an end, Mississippi State plays its final road game Wednesday at Vanderbilt before playing host to Missouri Saturday in the regular-season finale at Humphrey Coliseum.

Mystery grave at Richard III burial?

CNN World - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 10:58am
Categories: International News

iPhone is back to being the world's top selling smartphone

Business News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 10:50am
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Zakaria: Netanyahu sets a bad precedent

CNN World - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 10:48am
CNN's Fareed Zakaria explains the issues surrounding Benjamin Netanyahu's upcoming speech at congress.
Categories: International News

Deposits Being Accepted Now For New Dudy Noble Field

Bulldog Beat - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 10:47am
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Seat and premium area deposits can now be made toward the new Dudy Noble Field as Mississippi State Athletics unveiled pricing information for fans on Tuesday. The new $40 million project aims to remake the Bulldogs' home ballpark into the finest in college baseball.

'Orange Is the New Black' returns

CNN Entertainment - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 10:40am
Netflix announced the return of "Orange is the New Black" in June. If you're new to the show, allow us to catch you up on who's who in the Litchfield Correctional Facility.
Categories: Entertainment News

The disturbing consequences of ultra-connectivity

Business News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 10:23am
Smartphones and mobile devices have given each of us a 'second brain,' allowing us to navigate new cities without getting lost and speak fluently in different languages.
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