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Virginia Tech shooting survivor calls for stricter gun laws after Roanoke shooting

A Virginia Tech massacre survivor is among those calling for stricter gun laws in the wake of the deadly shooting that played out on live TV. “You could hear people screaming, you could hear gun shots. That's what shootings are really like,” said Colin Goddard, recalling the April 2007 day when ...

USDA: Don't call raisins 'midgets'

The USDA proposes a ban on the word "midget" when describing raisins.

The app that may end robocalls forever

Ethan Garr and Bryan Moyles may have the cure for unwanted robocalls infecting mobile phones. They created a mobile app so promising that the Federal Trade Commission awarded them $25,000 this week to further invest in the development of RoboKiller. “I do believe we solved the problem of robocalls,” Garr ...

The Gr8 Exchange initiative in Gwinnett - rest of Atlanta take note

What the Gr8 Exchange is, why it's good, and why more areas should do the same.

Comparing 2015 El Nino to others of similar measure: note list is inverse so 1997 is closest followed by 1991 etc. to 1957. Using other measures would change the order or even add or drop years from this list.

King Kong or Godzilla Monster El Nino

There is a "monster" El Nino and it can only mean one thing, right? Wrong.

The FDA not among Kim Kardashian's 400,000 likes

A picture and post by celebrity Kim Kardashian got nearly half a million Instagram likes, but not from the FDA.  Kim Kardashian, pregnant with her second child, turned to social media to endorse a morning-sickness pill she's paid to promote. Her Instagram post read "OMG have you heard about this?” Kardashian said she ...

The least popular airline in America right now

The U.S. transportation department tracks complaints filed against airlines.

Luke Bryan and Jason Derulo Covers Jason's Song 'Want To Want Me'

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Legislation coming to permanently allow vets to see private doctors

It was supposed to be a temporary solution to what’s become a long term problem at veterans hospitals of long wait times for vets to get appointments. Last year, Congress passed a law temporarily allowing vets to see private doctors, but when Congress returns from the summer recess, a bill will be introduced ...

SST vary daily. Weekly and monthly levels and trends are more important.

El Nino weather update

El Nino moderate to very strong depending on method used to measure.

You've got booze: Congress considers alcohol mail delivery

A law from the Prohibition era forbids the postal service from delivering wine, beer and spirits.

NAPA, CA - AUGUST 24:  A worker looks at a pile of wine bottles that were thrown from the shelves at Van's Liquors following a reported 6.0 earthquake on August 24, 2014 in Napa, California. A 6.0 earthquake rocked the San Francisco Bay Area shortly after 3:00 am on Sunday morning causing damage to buildings and sending at least 70 people to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Why we still don’t have earthquake warning alerts

The U.S. Geological Survey is working on a ShakeAlert system to give people advanced warning about an earthquake. Developing the technology is expensive, and Congress is cutting budgets.

Republicans back bill to 'protect' religious adoption groups

More Republican members of Congress are backing a bill to give new protections to religious adoption groups. The proposed Inclusion Act would keep faith-based adoption agencies from losing federal money if they refuse to work with gay parents and others who violate their closely held religious beliefs.  U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly ...

Average precipitation for all winter El Nino events.

El Nino impacts differ

The weather impact of El Nino differs from event to event.

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FDA gives food nutrition labels a makeover

A move by the Food and Drug Administration could soon change what you see on food labels. The FDA plan would include percent daily value for sugar, like it does for carbohydrates, fat, cholesterol and sodium. The percent daily value reflects how much of a certain nutrient you should consume ...

But no two El Nino winters or summers are alike, other factors come into play.

Record El Nino or New Ice Age

Lots of Buzz about a "Super El Nino" and "Ice Age by 2040"

The cereal in trouble with the food police

The Center for Science in the Public Interest says it's "commencing an investigation" of Cheerios Protein cereals.

Defective cars could be available for rent

Cally Houck’s daughters Raechel and Jacqueline died in a crash while driving a rental car in California 10 years ago. The Chrysler PT Cruiser had a power steering defect.  Houck now fights for a law to prevent rental car companies from renting or selling recalled cars. “It's common sense,” said Houck. “Don't put people in ...

The good, the great, and the ugly on Turkish traffic

How traffic and transit in Turkey shape up compared to Atlanta.

Not a lot of extreme heat in past July El Nino years, cooler trends in green.

Not run of the mill summer weather

Abnormal weather for July but not for El Nino summer.

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