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Odile slams Mexican resorts

CNN World - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 2:52pm
The once-powerful Hurricane Odile weakened to a tropical storm as it worked its way across the Baja California peninsula early Tuesday.
Categories: International News

Adrian Peterson causes chaos for fantasy football

Business News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 2:42pm
The Adrian Peterson scandal isn't just sending shockwaves throughout the NFL and its sponsors. It's also causing chaos in the lucrative world of fantasy sports.

Cranston's one-man show

CNN Entertainment - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 2:23pm
Bryan Cranston performs a one-man show for TBS MLB Postseason. See more here: http://www.youtube.com/user/BleacherRepor
Categories: Entertainment News

A BlackBerry ... designed by Porsche

Business News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:58pm
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Top 20 colleges with most billionaire alumni

Business News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:53pm
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Labor gets rare South win at American Airlines

Business News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:52pm
Organized labor has won a rare victory in the South.

Grandparents, Keep Your Meds Up and Away From Young Children

Lifestyles - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:32pm
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(NewsUSA) - Grandparents love spending time with their grandchildren. Grandbabies bring so much joy. However, it's not unusual for the curious, tiny fingers of youngsters to end up in places they shouldn't. Putting precious or breakable objects out of reach is important, and so is keeping medicines and vitamins up and away and out of sight of young children.

More than 70,000 children end up in emergency departments each year after getting their hands on medicines left within reach. That's 165 kids -- or roughly four busloads of kids -- per day. Far too often, that medicine belonged to a grandparent.

Where are young children getting their hands on medicines? From countertops and bedside tables, purses and pockets, and loose pills on tables or floors. Weekly pill minders can help you keep track of multiple medications, but they rarely have child-resistant features so a curious child can't get into the colorful medicines stored inside.

"Grandparents and parents may not be aware of the danger posed by leaving medications where young children can reach or see them," says Dr. Dan Budnitz, director of the Medication Safety Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "A few simple steps -- followed every time -- can protect our children."

So, grandparents, enjoy your precious time with your young grandchildren. But whether hosting them in your house or visiting at theirs, remember to store your medicines in a place they cannot access. Here are some tips from CDC's "Up and Away and Out of Sight" initiative:

* Keep all medicines and vitamins up and away and out of sight in a high cabinet or other place inaccessible to your grandchildren. If you think you may forget to take your medicines if they are not in sight, leave yourself a reminder on the refrigerator or somewhere you check daily.

* Never leave medicine or vitamins out on a counter or bedside table, even if you have to take the medicine again in a few hours.

* Always relock the safety cap on a medicine bottle. If it has a locking cap that turns, twist it until you hear the click.

* Never tell children medicine is candy so they'll take it, even if your grandchild does not like to take his or her medicine.

* Keep purses, bags or coats that have medicines or vitamins in them out of reach and sight of young children.

* Program the Poison Help number (1-800-222-1222) into your phone so you have it in case of emergency.

Visit UpandAway.org for more tips on safe medicine storage.

Smartphone to Become Wallet -- Are Customers, Businesses Ready?

Lifestyles - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:30pm
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(NewsUSA) - Much is being made of Apple's announcement of the iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch. Overshadowed by this, however, was the introduction of Apple Pay -- a technology touting an easier way to pay for goods and services using mobile devices. But is this too much too soon -- even for Apple?

Coming on the heels of this month's massive credit card breach at Home Depot, it is clear that credit card companies need to rethink how consumers' personal information is handled.

Relying on near field communication (NFC), Apple Pay will link a consumer's mobile phone with retail stores that are NFC-enabled. NFC technology has been praised for its security and convenience, but analysts argue that mobile payments will suffer because consumers are not yet comfortable paying with their phone, and merchants are finding that using NFC technology is more expensive than the traditional debit and credit card system.

For concerned individuals, they need only look to the horizon. Launching on Nov. 15, a company called MovoCash will address the gaps left by NFC technology.

"MovoCash is a transformative way to think about payments," says Eric Solis, CEO and founder of the company. "What we're doing is serving as a convergence technology designed to help consumers bridge the gap between old-world payment systems and new technological advances."

MovoCash, according to Solis, is a bank-agnostic payments platform that allows consumers to link their bank accounts to their MovoCash account for mobile payments with no limitation on the number of supported banks. Any bank account or credit or debit card in your wallet can be used to load a MovoCash account, eliminating the direct link required by conventional NFC technology.

What this means is that there is no direct link between the merchant and consumers' personal credit or banking information. Should the MovoPlastic card get hacked, the dummy number on the card will not reveal any personal information. It can be loaded with as much (or as little) money as desired. Additionally, the company's redemption technology differentiates it from Venmo and PayPal by unlocking P2P (peer to peer) payments for immediate merchant purchases.

"We believe MovoCash addresses consumers' desire for a more integrated payment experience using a mobile device without changing their comfort level of using a mag stripe on the back of a plastic card," says Solis.

For more information on this innovative technology, visit www.movocash.com.

IOS 8 is here: How to get it -- and whether you should

Business News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:07pm
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China blacks out CNN's report

CNN World - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:57pm
The Chinese government blacked out CNN's signal during a report on a crackdown on Christians in Eastern China.
Categories: International News

Judging by inflation, it's good to be American

Business News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:55pm
Here's one thing Americans can cross off their worry list: inflation.

See biker get revenge on litterbugs

CNN - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:49pm
Biker throws trash at litterbugs caught red-handed. But is her story garbage? CNN's Jeanne Moos sorts through the trash.
Categories: National News

Kanye fires back over wheelchair incident

CNN Entertainment - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:44pm
Kanye West has fired back at those criticizing him for an awkward incident involving a wheelchair-bound concertgoer.
Categories: Entertainment News

'DWTS' axes first star

CNN Entertainment - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:43pm
"Dancing with the Stars" is down from 13 competitors to 12 after season 19's first elimination on Tuesday.
Categories: Entertainment News

Wildfires threaten thousands in Northern California

CNN - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:42pm
Wildfires raced across Northern California overnight, charring at least 9,000 acres and forcing thousands from their homes, fire officials said.
Categories: National News

Source: Joan Rivers' doctor took selfie before biopsy

CNN - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:41pm
The cardiac arrest leading to Joan Rivers' death happened as the comedian's personal doctor began performing a biopsy on her vocal cords, a source close to the death investigation told CNN.
Categories: National News

Peterson will get $691,176.50 a week not to play

Business News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:16pm
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FedEx, Kohls going on a holiday hiring binge

Business News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:12pm
More good news for people looking for work this holiday season.

70 die in church collapse

CNN World - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:11pm
The death toll in last week's collapse of a guesthouse at a church run by a famous Nigerian preacher has risen to at least 70, a rescue agency official said Wednesday.
Categories: International News

Bulger facts and figures

CNN - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:06pm
Here's a look at the life of longtime fugitive James "Whitey" Bulger, who was found guilty of racketeering and involvement in 11 killings.
Categories: National News
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