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UPS Malware Security Breach Affects 51 Stores.

Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores in 24 states. A spokeswoman for UPS says the information includes names, card numbers and postal…
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HP recalls 6 million power cords.

HP is warning customers: Check your laptop charging cord to see if it's at risk of overheating. Hewlett-Packard (HPQ, Tech30) and federal regulators on Tuesday recalled 6 million power cords sold between September 2010 and June 2012 with…
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SC ranks in top 10 of states with most domestic violence.

More than 300 women were shot, stabbed, strangled, beaten, bludgeoned or burned to death over the past decade by men in South Carolina, dying at a rate of one every 12 days while the state does little to stem the carnage from domestic abuse. More…
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Over 2 million bean bag chairs recalled.

After recent reports of two child deaths, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission and New Orleans-based Ace Bayou Corp. have issued a recall of nearly 2.2 million bean bag chairs. Company and federal safety officials warn that the zippers…
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Filing a Workers Comp Claim.

You generally can file a workers compensation claim after a slip-and-fall injury in the workplace. Workers compensation benefits are notoriously difficult to obtain, but if you file the proper type of claim under the proper circumstances,…
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Study finds Heavily Armored Police may provoke violence.

The violence that turns a small-town protest into a fiery national spectacle like the one that has played out this month in Missouri is often unwittingly provoked by police, say researchers at the University of California at Berkeley, reports…
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New Law Expands Access to Social Media Accounts of Deceased.

As policymakers wrestle with how to handle the digital remains that people leave behind on sites like Google and Facebook after they die, a new state law expanding access to the deceased’s accounts could set a national trend. Delaware…
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Hobby Lobby Candles Recalled

CoScentix has issued a recall on DD Tin Candles, sold exclusively at Hobby Lobby stores, because the candle’s flame can catch the surface of the wax and tin container on fire. The recall includes approximately 126,000 4-ounce candles in…
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School Bus Safety

With kids being back in school here are some important bus safety tips to keep in mind.  * Arrive at the bus stop about five minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive. * Never sit on the roadway or the curb while waiting for your bus;…
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Water Safety Tips

Water Safety Facts and Tips In 2010, drowning claimed the lives of 3,600 people. Although all age groups are represented, children four years old and younger have the highest death rate due to drowning, representing more than 14 percent.…
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FDA Investigating Caffeine Powder After Overdose Deaths

The Food and Drug Administration is investigating the safety of unregulated caffeine powder that has caused fatal overdoses in teens. Due to the fact that caffeine powder is sold as a dietary supplement, it is not subjected to the federal…
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How Social Media Can Sabotage Your Personal Injury Claim

Social media can be a great tool for sharing your emotions to the world, but it can also end up sabotaging your injury claims. Just last week, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson posted a photo of the car crash his mother and cousin survived on…
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Social Media VS. Traditional Media When it Comes to Portraying Police Brutality Victims.

If you were shot by police, what sort of profile photo would the media choose? The Root, Mashable and more traditional media outlets are reporting that thousands of young African-Americans are posting twin photos of themselves--one looking…

How Wisconsin is Measuring Courts Performance

A pilot program in Wisconsin is the first in the country to review county courts statewide and measure how they perform under the strain of large caseloads. The study also tracked the impact of deferred sentencing, how long cases take to get…
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Who Pays for What After a Car Accident?

After a car accident, many people wonder who actually pays for car damage. It depends on who caused the accident and, as a practical matter, on the insurance coverage that each driver has -- or doesn't have, as the case may be. If Another…
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A Timeline for a Personal Injury Lawsuit

  If you think you might have a personal injury claim, you might be wondering what goes on in a typical case, and how long it takes. This article will walk you through the standard events and timeline of a personal injury claim and lawsuit.…
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Should Google Delete Auto-complete Suggestions?

Is Google responsible for the suggestions of its “autocomplete” search tool? The company says no, but courts in two countries have suggested otherwise, potentially creating another legal and technical challenge for the search giant. A Hong…
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Can You Get Back to %100 After a Serious Brain Injury?

Traumatic brain injury is appropriately named traumatic, as it is an extremely serious injury from which there is no predictable recovery time. The best answer to the question, “How long will it take me to get better?” is “It depends.”  In…
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T-Mobile Lawsuit can Lead to Big Trouble for “Un-Carrier”

Allegations that T-Mobile made millions off scam text messages could tarnish its consumer-friendly 'Un-Carrier' image. T-Mobile has spent the last year and a half telling us again and again that it’s not like the other wireless carriers.…
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Arizona Inmate Injected 15 Times With Lethal Injection Drugs

Joseph R. Wood, the convicted murderer put to death on July 23 in Arizona, was injected with far more of each of the two drugs used by the state than is called for in the state’s lethal injection protocol, according to notes released…
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How Smartphones May Make the College Campus Safer.

Technology – and particularly smartphones – could reshape safety efforts on college campuses. At least that's the hope of some developers. Several new apps offer quick ways for college students facing unsafe or uncomfortable situations…