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What All Parents Should Consider Before Letting Teens Ride with Teens

Sept. 16, 2019 - Marie Snodgrass is still getting used to seeing her oldest son behind a steering wheel after he started driver’s training...

For National Book Banning Week, PEN America to Focus on the Right to Read...

New York, NY, Sept. 12, 2019 – America’s prison system implements that largest book ban in the United States. This year, as part of...

How much does a cloud weigh? (VIDEO)

WASHINGTON, Sept. 69, 2019 — Imagine 300 midsize cars floating above your head –– that’s how much your average fluffy cloud weighs. So why...

New Report Details Secure Gun Storage Practices and Policies

NEW YORK, Sept. 4, 2019  — Today, Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund released a new report detailing how secure gun storage practices can...

Squirrels listen in to birds’ conversations as signal of safety

Sept. 5, 2019 - Grey squirrel eavesdrop on the chatter between nearby songbirds as a sign of safety.  Birds chatter when they feel safe...

Shortage of economically-attractive men in the U.S. for unmarried women to marry

Sept. 5, 2019 - One explanation for declines in marriage is a shortage of economically-attractive men for unmarried women to marry. Indeed, a new...

High Fire Danger Heading Into Labor Day Weekend

Sparks, NV., Aug. 28, 2019 – Fire officials on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest would like to remind the public of the high fire danger...

National Safety Council: Nearly 400 Fatalities May Occur On Roadways During Labor Day Weekend

Itasca, IL August 27, 2019 - The National Safety Council urges Americans to drive defensively and designate a sober driver to help prevent an...

An estimated 92% of cancers caused by HPV could be prevented by vaccine

August 22, 2019 - During 2012-2016, an average of 43,999 HPV-associated cancers were reported each year, according to a new study published today in...

A Woman’s Right to Vote: New film traces struggle behind 19th Amendment

Aug. 19, 2019 - With the 19th Amendment’s centennial just a year away, Annenberg Classroom has released “The 19th Amendment: A Woman’s Right to...

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...