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Urbanization leads to change in type of bacteria in the home

Urbanization leads to change in type of bacteria in the home

WASHINGTON (AP) — Whether it's a jungle hut or a high-rise apartment, your home is covered in bacteria, and new research from the Amazon suggests city dwellers might want to open a window.

February 12, 2016 6:00 pmLoading…
Urbanization leads to change in type of bacteria in the home

Urbanization leads to change in type of bacteria in the home

In this photo provided by Science Advances shows microbiologist Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello, collecting temperature information of the floor at one of the Checherta huts. Whether it's a jungle hut or a high-rise apartment, your home is covered in bacteria, and new research from the Amazon s…

February 12, 2016 12:05 pmLoading…

Ash Wednesday, Lent still draw some millennials to church

Hannah Traquair, 24, splits her worship between a local evangelical church and St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church, where she grew up as the priest’s kid.

February 10, 2016 2:12 amLoading…
Scion brand taught Toyota what young buyers really want

Scion brand taught Toyota what young buyers really want

DETROIT (AP) — Toyota is killing its youth-oriented Scion brand after learning an important lesson: Young buyers simply want Toyotas.

February 03, 2016 6:00 pm Photos

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Scion brand taught Toyota what young buyers really want

Scion brand taught Toyota what young buyers really want

FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, file photo, the Scion iM concept is unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Toyota announced Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, that it is discontinuing its Scion brand, aimed at younger car buyers, after years of slumping sales. Beginning in August the MY17 Sci…

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Scion brand taught Toyota what young buyers really want

Scion brand taught Toyota what young buyers really want

FILE - In this April 1, 2015, file photo, the 2016 Toyota Scion iM appears on display at the New York International Auto Show. Toyota announced Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, that it is discontinuing its Scion brand, aimed at younger car buyers, after years of slumping sales. Beginning in August t…

February 03, 2016 2:53 pmLoading…
Scion brand taught Toyota what young buyers really want

Scion brand taught Toyota what young buyers really want

In this Sept. 9, 2015, photo, provided by Katie Seals, Seals poses next to her Scion xD, in San Diego. Seals said she bought the Scion because it was reliable and she wanted something easy to park. And she loved the xD’s sound system. On Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, Toyota announced it is killin…

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Scion brand taught Toyota what young buyers really want

Scion brand taught Toyota what young buyers really want

FILE — In this Thursday, Feb. 8, 2007, file photo, the 2008 Scion xB, foreground, is unveiled along with the xD, background right, during the Chicago Auto Show in Chicago. Toyota announced Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, that it is discontinuing its Scion brand, aimed at younger car buyers, after y…

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Scion brand taught Toyota what young buyers really want

Scion brand taught Toyota what young buyers really want

FILE — In this Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, file photo, the Scion C-HR concept car is shown at the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles. Toyota announced Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, that it is discontinuing its Scion brand, aimed at younger car buyers, after years of slumping sales. Beginning in A…

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Scion brand taught Toyota what young buyers really want

Scion brand taught Toyota what young buyers really want

While Toyota says it has achieved what it set out to do with Scion, including attracting a younger generation, the company will be rebadging its Scion vehicles as Toyotas in 2017. The oddball cars, like the xB Release Series 2.0 seen above, never connected with buyers.

February 03, 2016 2:53 pmLoading…
Study: Kansas elderly population to double, outnumber kids

Study: Kansas elderly population to double, outnumber kids

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The number of Kansas residents older than 65 is expected to double in the next 50 years, outnumbering children for the first time in state history as the population ages and more working-age families leave the state in search of better opportunities, a forecast released …

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Firefighter's death increases retirement rate in Cincinnati

CINCINNATI (AP) — Fire officials in Cincinnati say the retirement rate has increased since the death last year of a firefighter in the line of duty.

February 01, 2016 4:41 pmLoading…
Michigan's vaccination waiver rate drops after rule change

Michigan's vaccination waiver rate drops after rule change

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Fewer Michigan schoolchildren are getting immunization waivers, a drop that state health officials attribute to a year-old rule that requires parents to first talk with a local health department about the risks of not being vaccinated.

January 28, 2016 4:19 pm Related Loading…
Change in health care law to impact free flu vaccinations

Change in health care law to impact free flu vaccinations

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Health care providers worry flu vaccination rates will drop when the state Health Department stops offering free shots to about half of South Dakota children later this year.

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More employers try to help workers pay student loans

More employers try to help workers pay student loans

NEW YORK (AP) — Employers are discovering that making it easier for workers to pay off their student loans helps to attract and keep a happy workforce.

January 13, 2016 6:00 pmLoading…

University of Missouri agriculture group goes all-female

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — An agriculture leadership group at the University of Missouri is made up of all female students for the first time, reflecting a slow but steady shift in the industry.

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Minnesota's retiree population about to explode

Minnesota's retiree population about to explode

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's reputation as a good place to retire could soon be put to the test. The state's population of retirees is about to explode.

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Grizzly death count rises as Yellowstone population grows

Grizzly death count rises as Yellowstone population grows

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The number of grizzly bear deaths or removals in the Yellowstone National Park region has climbed to an all-time high this year, but biologists aren't worried about the animal's long-term survival.

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