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High-tech toilet seats: No hands or paper required
NEW YORK — Every so often a revolution transforms something truly basic, rendering the status quo somewhat, well, primitive. First came covered sewers, then indoor plumbing and flush toilets. Now, one bathroom at a time, another major shift in toilet hygiene is quietly underway. A new generation ...
By Katherine Roth The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Making your own laundry detergent can be easy
It’s convenient to pick up some laundry detergent at the store, but it’s not difficult to create your own. Soap and water are a time-tested duo against dirt and germs, and homemade cleaners can carry away grime without added chemicals or perfumes. All it takes are a few, simple ingredients t...
By Jennifer Forker The Associated Press FULL STORY
Backyard ponds: Bringing the resort feel home
About this time of year, Lee Neiman walks outside to his backyard every morning and impatiently counts the days. It’s not until late March or early April that the backyard paradise at his Pittsburgh home usually returns to life. The cascading waterfall starts running again and the pond catching i...
By Michelle Spitzer The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Finger-paint: Kids’ art adds personal touch
It’s a conundrum many parents face: what to do with the steady flow of drawings, paintings, collages and more that children bring home from school and camp? Which are the keepers and — besides sticking them up on the refrigerator with magnets — how can you display them creatively? “They cau...
By Melissa Kossler Dutton The Associated Press FULL STORY
This Day in History
In 1792, the national anthem of France, “La Marseillaise,” was composed by Captain Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle. In 1800, Congress approved a bill establishing the Library of Congress. In 1898, Spain declared war on the United States. (The United States responded in kind the next day.) In 19...
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Paul McCartney to close Candlestick Park with farewell concert in August
Music legend Paul McCartney will perform the final concert at San Francisco's soon-to-be-demolished ..
FDA proposes first regulations for e-cigarettes
WASHINGTON — The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and requ..
Man, 84, arrested for shooting at Daly City medical facility
Police in Daly City have arrested an 84-year-old man in connection with a shooting at a medical cent..
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