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D.L. Stewart exclusive: Video airs a tweet wedding ceremony

Because I’m a sucker for romance, I can’t resist passing along a link to a touching video that popped up on Facebook yesterday.The scene is a wedding at an unidentified outdoor venue, possibly a Speedway gas station parking lot or somewhere equally romantic. The bride and groom are standing before ...

FTC files suits in war on mobile cramming

The Federal Trade Commission has waged a war on companies accused of “mobile cramming,” and they’ve already begun winning some battles. A day after it warned carriers such as AT&T and Verizon to crack down on cramming, officials convinced a court in California to shut down many companies that have ...

Restaurant's ban on 'noisy children' causes controversy

A popular California restaurant is defending a controversial policy that bans "noisy children," according to KTVU. Many tourists complain that the policy is unfair, but the owner at the Old Fisherman’s Grotto in Monterey says that’s not hurting his bottom line. Fisherman’s Wharf is one of the Monterey Peninsula’s biggest ...

The Blade 350 QX is one of several types of drone aircraft that will be streaming live footage of the Flying Circus onto a large, widescreen television for spectators to enjoy. CONTRIBUTED

Game of Drones

There will be a number of new features at the 2014 Flying Circus, billed as the world’s largest model airplane show, this weekend in Butler County. One will be the proliferation of drone aircraft, along with the need to distinguish these “drones” from the military devices that hunt terrorists in ...

Key making apps provide convenience, but also risks

Key making is a daily grind for clerks at Brownie's Hardware Store in San Francisco.  "On a slow day, twenty," clerk Alicia Ellis told KTVU. "On a busy day, in the hundreds easily. We do get a lot of people who say, 'Oh, I got drunk over the weekend and ...

'Holy Grail' of lithium batteries could provide 4 times the power

Stanford University researchers say they've developed a "pure" lithium ion battery, and it could have us sending emojis, streaming music and driving electric cars up to four times as long. Their work, published in Nature Nanotechnology, overcomes a problem engineers have spent years trying to solve: creating a lithium anode. Every battery ...

“The Big Book of Bread” by the editors of Betty Crocker; 336 pages, $19.99. Published by Betty Crocker, 2013.

Bread recipes for novices, experts

The book: “The Big Book of Bread” by the editors of Betty Crocker; 336 pages, $19.99. Published by Betty Crocker, 2013. What you get: Both new and expert bread bakers will find many options — muffins, scones, biscuits, quick bread loaves, doughnuts, coffee cakes, mini breads, yeast breads, pizza, focaccia ...

Breast-feeding moms take over Oklahoma park

People walking through a Tulsa park Monday might have gotten a bit of a surprise: nearly 30 moms breast-feeding their babies right out in the open. But the fact that it may have surprised them is why the moms were there in the first place.  “Get with it. Let’s realize ...

In this undated photo provided by Prifysgol Aberystwyth University researchers David Whitworth, left, and Sara Mela, pose for photo in the lab at Prifysgol Aberystwyth University in Aberystwyth, Wales. According to results published online Monday, July 28, 2014, in the American Journal of Infection Control the researchers found that the knocking of knuckles, fist bump, spreads only one-twentieth the amount of bacteria that a handshake does. (AP Photo/Prifysgol Aberystwyth University)

Could 'fist bumping' become the healthy handshake?

We already know it’s cooler than a handshake, but there’s another advantage to the fist bump: It’s also apparently more hygienic.  Or at least, those were the findings of a new study that examined which of three common greetings — the handshake, fist bump and high five — is most ...

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Jungle Jim’s introduces new festival for pets

An industry devoted to the popularity of pets — and their pampering — will be the focus of a new event this weekend in Butler County. Jungle Jim’s International Market — known not only for its unique shopping but also for its festivals celebrating everything from beer to spicy foods ...

North Carolina missionary second to contract Ebola in Liberia

One of the deadliest known viruses in the world hit home on Sunday when a church congregation in Charlotte, N.C., learned one of its members and missionary, Nancy Writebol, tested positive for Ebola. “You could almost hear the congregation gasp,” said Calvary Church Pastor John Munro, who delivered the news at the ...

Beware of ‘crunch time’ while riding ATVs

We are right in the middle of what the Consumer Product Safety Commission calls “crunch time.” May through September is when ATV riding, and consequently ATV-related injuries, are at their peak. The month of August typically claims the most casualties. While deaths and injuries from ATV accidents have been declining ...

FILE- In this April 17, 2007 file photo, exhibitors of the Google company work on laptop computers in front of an illuminated sign of the Google logo at the industrial fair Hannover Messe in Hanover, Germany. Google’s removal of search results in Europe is drawing accusations of press censorship, as stories from some of the continent’s most prominent news outlets begin vanishing. The U.S. Internet giant said Thursday it is getting 1,000 requests a day to scrub results. The U.S. firm must comply with a May ruling from the European Union’s top court that enables citizens to ask for the removal of embarrassing personal information that pops up on a search of their names. Among links to vanish were stories on a soccer referee who resigned after a scandal in 2010, French office workers making post-it art, a couple having sex on a train and a lawyer facing a fraud trial. At least three British media, including the Guardian newspaper and public broadcaster BBC, said Google notified them search results in Europe would not contain some links to their publications.(AP Photo/Jens Meyer, File)

Google's next frontier: the human body

Google's moonshot research division Google X is now studying the human body from the inside out trying to discover what the perfect, healthy human looks like. Sound a little creepy? Well, it could have breakthrough implications.  Google calls this research its Baseline Study. The tech giant is collecting genetic and ...

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Congress OKs unlocking phones from carriers

Sick of your wireless carrier but unwilling to give up your phone to make the switch? Pretty soon you'll have other options thanks to a bill just passed by Congress. On Friday, the House of Representatives ratified the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act, passed in the Senate last week, which is now awaiting ...

Human Race will stage Festival of New Musicals

Those who were blown away by the recent theatrical production of “Play it By Heart” at the Loft Theatre now have some idea of what Dayton’s professional regional theater company can do when it sets about developing new musicals. You’ll get that opportunity again Aug. 1-2 when the Human Race ...

The Wayne Baker Brooks Band will play at 8 p.m. at the Lebanon Blues Festival. CONTRIBUTED

Lebanon Blues Festival preview

Every August for 16 years, Lebanon has had the blues. On Saturday the Lebanon Blues Festival welcomes seven Ohio blues musicians and one Chicago blues great. That’s Wayne Baker Brooks, son of legendary Chicago bluesman Lonnie Brooks, who continues his father’s mix of Louisiana and Windy City blues, now, with ...

Windows 8 tips and tricks

You have probably heard horror stories about Windows 8 and all the changes Microsoft made. Personally, I find some of the new functionality annoying and rather puzzling as well. However, there are ways around most of these so you can have pretty much the same experience you would have with ...

Wikipedia puts Congress in time out, blocks editing

An IP address from a staff member in the U.S. House of Representatives has been temporarily blocked from making edits to Wikipedia articles after some of its changes were deemed disruptive. The Twitter bot @congressedits was created earlier this month to track what changes were coming out of congress and, well, it found some ...

Cat at shelter calls 911 because it is bored

It seems that one feline at the Cat Depot shelter in Sarasota, Florida, considered his boredom to be a local emergency. So he did what any cat would do: He called 911. KCTV reports that emergency dispatchers received a call from Cat Depot around lunchtime. When they answered, all they ...

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Jessica Garringer’s Couponing Deals of the Week

Coupon availability and coupon values may vary within different regions or neighborhoods.Bic RazorThis week at Rite-Aid, Bic disposable razors are on sale for $5.99. Use the $3 off of one Bic disposable razor coupon found in most of today’s SmartSource inserts. In addition, when you checkout you will get $2 ...

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