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9 months 2 weeks ago

Do you use the internet to relieve stress?

More and more Americans are looking for stress relief through the internet. According to a survey from Aetna called "What's Your Healthy," 33% of Americans surf the internet to relax. That beats out spending time with family and friends and exercising. Of those surveyed, 42% also said they...

10 months 2 weeks ago

Benefit concert for Oklahoma will air tonight

As the recovery from last week's devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma continues, relief efforts will get a helping hand tonight. The "Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert" will air tonight. Oklahoma native and country music star Blake Shelton and his wife Miranda Lambert are heading up the show...

2 years 10 months ago

Colorado sends helicopter to Nebraska floods

DENVER (AP) - Colorado is sending an Army National Guard Blackhawk helicopter with a crew of three to support flood relief operations in Nebraska. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed an executive order allowing the deployment at the request of Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman. The soldiers will support sandbagging...

2 years 10 months ago

FEMA asks for relief money back

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Nearly six years after Hurricane Katrina drowned New Orleans in misery, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is reminding storm victims why they cursed the agency for its sluggish response to the disaster. As a new hurricane season begins Wednesday, FEMA is working on a long-delayed...

2 years 11 months ago

Conn. to help inmates pare child-support bills

ENFIELD, Conn. (AP) - Authorities in Connecticut are taking steps to help prison inmates cope with a problem that affects them and inmates around the nation: child-support debts that mount while they're behind bars. The state's Judicial Branch says 36 percent of its open child-support cases involve more than...

3 years 7 months ago

Otero County gets disaster designation

Gov. Bill Ritter announced Tuesday that Otero and Montrose counties have been designated primary federal disaster areas due to severe frost, freezing temperatures, and high winds that caused significant damage to melon and cherry crops. Ten other counties were designated contiguous disaster areas. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack approved the disaster...

3 years 8 months ago

Testing almost finished on BP top kill

Sometime later today, officials are expected to deliver the verdict on whether BP's problem oil well in the Gulf of Mexico is permanently plugged. Test results will determine if the BP gusher has been sealed well enough to declare the operation complete. National Incident Commander Thad Allen says the...

4 years 2 months ago

Health crisis in Haiti enters a deadly new phase

Diarrheal illnesses, acute respiratory infections and malnutrition are beginning to claim the lives of dozens of Haiti's earthquake victims. Health officials fearful of contagious disease outbreak are rushing to vaccinate more than half a million children against measles, diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough. Some 300,000 people are injured. And the...

4 years 2 months ago

Simon hopes his song beats 'We Are the World'

Not even a good cause can quell Simon Cowell's competitive drive. The "American Idol" judge and music exec recently coordinated an all-star single to benefit Haitian earthquake victims. Now he's ready to take on his next challenge: ensuring that his production of R.E.M.'s "Everybody Hurts," featuring Susan Boyle, Mariah Carey,...

4 years 2 months ago

Haiti from eyes of local relief workers

Each day gets a little better, but the scope of the devastation in Haiti remains too massive to describe. That's the word from a local doctor and a missionary who have joined the ongoing relief efforts there. Dr. Tiffany Willard and a team of surgeons from Memorial Hospital are...

4 years 6 months ago

Mortgage relief plan hits goal early

The government's mortgage relief program has hit its goal of helping 500,000 borrowers, almost a month ahead of schedule. The government in July gave the lending industry a Nov. 1 deadline to meet that goal for the $50 billion program, which is designed to reduce foreclosures by lowering borrowers' monthly...

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