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Financial abuse of older adults by family members more common than scams by strangers

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 15, 2019 — Despite numerous telephone, mail and internet scams directed toward older adults, relatives may perpetrate more financial elder abuse...

How to stroke a cat, according to science

Pexels Lauren Finka, Nottingham Trent University July 30, 2019 - Many of us will have experienced that super friendly cat who seems to love being stroked...

This Shark Week, help save sharks from cruelties like finning

July 30, 2019 - There was a time when sharks were routinely portrayed by popular media as aggressive and ruthless predators — animals to...

CFA: Nation’s Top Consumer Complaints

Washington, D.C. July 30, 2019 - Auto-related problems continued to top the list of most common complaints in the latest report from the annual...

The Cheesecake Factory ‘Wins’ its 21st Xtreme Eating Award

July 29, 2019 -  Few of us would consider eating 11 Krispy Kreme Original Glazed Doughnuts in one sitting. But that’s the nutritional equivalent...

Freedom for Immigrants Featured In ‘Orange Is The New Black’

LOS ANGELES, CA, July 26, 2019 — Freedom for Immigrants is excited to be featured in the latest season of the Netflix hit show...

Congress moves to make horse soring a thing of the PAST

July 25, 2019 - We have terrific news to report in our long-running fight to protect Tennessee walking horses and related breeds from the...

Swimming at beaches across America can make you sick

CHICAGO July 23, 2019 - With summer in full swing, beachgoers should beware: It might not be safe to go in the water. Nearly...

APA Calls on Amazon’s Bezos to Resist Pressure to Resume Selling Conversion Therapy Books

WASHINGTON July 23, 2019 - Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com’s CEO, should resist calls by some members of Congress to resume selling books that promote “conversion...

AAA: Vehicle escape tools effective in breaking tempered side windows, but not laminated

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (July 16, 2019) – If you ever need to escape your car, a new AAA study on vehicle escape tools reveals...

UC’s showdown with the biggest academic publisher aims to change scholarly publishing for good

  For now, it’s going to be trickier for the University of California community to access some academic journals. Michelle/Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND MacKenzie Smith, University of California,...

What’s the difference between weather and climate?

July 16, 2019 - One day, you see a forecast calling for sun, so you don’t bother to pack an umbrella. But just your...

Screen size matters: Consumers less attentive to news content on small screens

ANN ARBOR, July 9, 2019 - If you're getting your news from a smartphone, size matters. Heart rate variability decreases and changes in sweat are...
Warrior is a new UC Davis variety bred for cooler climates from Santa Maria south along California’s coast. (Hector Amezcua/UC Davis)

UC Davis releases five new strawberry varieties

July 9, 2019 - The Public Strawberry Breeding Program at the University of California, Davis, has released five new varieties that will help farmers...

CFA Warns – July 4th Is the Most Dangerous Day for Adults and Children...

Washington, D.C. July 1, 2019 - As summer begins, and as the July 4th holiday approaches, Consumer Federation of America (CFA) is issuing an...

Live stream: The Investigation – A live reading of a play in 10 acts...

June 24, 2019 - A live reading by a cast of amazing actors of a play in 10 acts based on the #MuellerReport.

Urgent From PETA: Cruel—and Criminal—to Leave Dogs in Hot Cars

Ridgecrest, Calif. June 21, 2019– Following recent reports that a dog had to be rescued from a hot car in Ridgecrest, PETA is issuing...

What is the summer solstice? An astronomer explains

The Northern Hemisphere gets its biggest dose of daylight. Takmeng Wong and the CERES Science Team at NASA Langley Research Center, CC BY Stephen Schneider, University...

Why does the moon smell like gunpowder? (video)

WASHINGTON, June 21, 2019 -- After walking on the moon, astronauts hopped back into their lunar lander, bringing the heavenly body's dust along with...

CHP Offers Cool Tips for Safe Summer Trips

SACRAMENTO, Calif. June 19, 2019 – Summer road trips are a well-loved tradition for many. To make sure a trip is enjoyable, the California...