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Reward offered for Black Hat Bandits

CNN - 1 hour 55 min ago
There's a $30,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of a bank robbery trio known as the Black Hat Bandits, suspected in a two-month string of robberies across Maryland and Virginia, the latest coming Monday.
Categories: National News

Nasdaq dogs: Cisco, Sirius and Yahoo got left behind

Business News - 2 hours 2 min ago
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Buffalo's $1 homes aren't as cheap as they seem

Business News - 2 hours 3 min ago
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Netanyahu to Congress: 'This is a bad deal'

CNN - 2 hours 7 min ago
The Obama administration is bracing for Benjamin Netanyahu to spill secret details of Iran nuclear talks, as both camps traded last-minute political jabs ahead of the Israeli prime minister's controversial address to Congress Tuesday.
Categories: National News

NBC News to shake up top execs

Business News - 2 hours 12 min ago
First came a series of embarrassments at one of the country's most esteemed television news entities, NBC News.

Blackstone CEO: Being nice is more important than an MBA

Business News - 2 hours 17 min ago
Wall Street is known as a testosterone-fueled industry where foul language is the norm and greed rules all.

Dodge warns that its own dealers are scamming customers

Business News - 2 hours 36 min ago
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Schaefer Earns SEC, National Honors; Three Dawgs Claim SEC Awards

Bulldog Beat - 2 hours 41 min ago
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Following a historic regular season, the Mississippi State women's basketball team piled up the SEC honors from league coaches Tuesday.

Grateful Dead tickets going for $116,000 on StubHub

Business News - 2 hours 51 min ago
If you're truckin' to see the Grateful Dead this summer, bring your checkbook.

Tinder angers swipe-happy users

Business News - 2 hours 59 min ago
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What would a nuclear deal with Iran look like?

CNN World - 3 hours 26 min ago
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 - 3 hours 26 min ago
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 - 3 hours 35 min ago
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Petraeus expected to plead guilty

CNN - 3 hours 37 min ago
Gen. David Petraeus is expected to plead guilty to federal charges under a proposed agreement to settle a Justice Department investigation into whether he provided the classified information to his biographer and mistress, according a U.S. official briefed on the proposed deal.
Categories: National News

Teacher found hanging in class

CNN - 3 hours 57 min ago
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 - 4 hours 13 sec ago
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 - 4 hours 5 min ago
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 - 4 hours 14 min ago
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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 - 4 hours 16 min ago
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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