Gas prices are still relatively high: Here’s how to save on that road trip
Whether you’re trying to plan a safe and affordable road trip before the school year starts or just looking for ways to cool your car without wasting fuel -- we found out everything you need to know from the auto experts at Consumer Reports.
Tumbling temperatures may have you reaching for the thermostat
Have you made the seasonal switch yet? You know, AC to heat. The next round of cold weather may have you reaching for the thermostat. Increasing wind Tuesday and Wednesday will make it feel colder. Open window weather returns Thursday after a chilly start.
An Illinois school board member said she resigned after finding 4 dead rodents in front of her home: 'I was afraid on a day-to-day basis'
Carolyn Waibel, who is a moderate, told Insider she was the subject of "unrelenting harassment" from a small, but volatile group of community members.news.yahoo.com
Final Defendant Pleads Guilty in Drug Conspiracy Involving Aryan Circle
A Louisiana man pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiring with members of the Aryan Circle (AC) and others to sell methamphetamine. He is the fourth and final defendant charged in the conspiracy to enter a guilty plea. While Louque himself is not known to be an AC member, the drug conspiracy was uncovered as part of Operation Noble Virtue, an investigation into the AC that has targeted AC leadership. Previously entering guilty pleas as part of this conspiracy were Jeremy Klintman, 38, of Texas; Eulalio Torres-Cadenas, 43, of Mexico; and Breanna Beckley, 40, of Texas. OCDETF identifies, disrupts and dismantles the highest-level criminal organizations that threaten the United States, using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach.justice.gov
Twenty-Four Defendants, Including Alleged Aryan Circle Gang Members and Associates Indicted on Racketeering, Firearms, and Drug Charges in Multiple States
Five indictments in three different states were unsealed today indicting a total of twenty-four defendants, including alleged Aryan Circle (AC) gang members and associates, on charges of racketeering conspiracy, violent crimes in aid of racketeering, drug conspiracy, and unlawful firearms trafficking. One of the indictments in the Eastern District of Texas charges six alleged AC members and associates with a racketeering conspiracy that includes acts involving murder, five alleged AC members with assault resulting in serious bodily injury in aid of racketeering, and two alleged AC members with kidnapping and conspiracy to commit kidnapping in aid of racketeering. That indictment also charges Daniel Wade Holler, aka “Knucklehead,” 34, of Texas, with accessory after the fact relating to the same attack. In recent years, the AC’s structure and influence expanded outside of prisons to rural and suburban areas in numerous states. Members, and oftentimes associates, are required to follow the orders of higher-ranking members without question.justice.gov
How the midlife crisis for women has gotten worse
"Sometimes, I think I'm falling apart," she began an article on Oprah.com called "The New Midlife Crisis." The story, which soon went viral, described the "hallucinatory panic about money" experienced by women in their 40s and 50s today. This year, Calhoun has published a book expanding on that article, titled, "Why We Can't Sleep: Women's New Midlife Crisis. AC: Women felt like they'd grown up with these really high expectations for what they'd be able to achieve. A lot of women felt if they weren't taking advantage of all the opportunities they had, they were letting down womanhood, or their mothers, or themselves.cnbc.com
Coolest you should keep your home is 78 degrees, federal program recommends
Federal program Energy Star did not have Floridians in mind when it made recommendations for in-home air conditioners. The program recommends to help keep costs down, you might try to skimp on the AC but that can create squabbles in the family over which temperature setting is more comfortable. Energy Star, a joint federal program run by the DOE and the Environmental Protection Agency, recommends that for optimal cooling and energy efficiency, the coolest you should keep your house is 78 Fand thats only when youre at home and awake. If you arent comfortable at 78 F, lower the temperature a degree at a time and let your system reach the new setting before ratcheting it down further. If you find these temperatures appalling, Florida's Public Service Commission also recommended keeping your thermostat at 78 degrees and raising it a few degrees when you leave for the day.
Keeping your cool with your air conditioner, avoiding costly bills, repairs
freeimages.comJACKSONVILLE, Fla. - When temperatures get dangerously hot, as they have been this summer in Jacksonville, it's the busiest season for air conditioning companies. Experts say there are ways to help protect your air conditioning unit even though it's working overtime. You probably know someone whose air conditioner has gone out this summer or maybe your unit has broken down. Stefan Schuler's family owns Climate Masters air conditioning business in St. Augustine and says business is booming. But if your AC unit is broken, Schuler strongly suggests buying a system from a local dealer that is certified with warranty.
High tech lighting and AC system protects Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel masterpiece
High tech lighting and AC system protects Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel masterpiece Michelangelo painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel by the light of the sun coming through small windows, and now 450 years after his death, his masterpieces are being seen in a whole new light provided by 7,000 LEDs. The chapel is also getting a new ventilation system. Allen Pizzey reports.cbsnews.com