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How to Make Your Garden More Environmentally Friendly

(StatePoint) Spring is here, which means it's time to slip those green thumbs into some gardening gloves. And if you want to feel truly good about what you grow, consider upgrading your garden to be more planet-friendly.

Tips for buying a home in today's market

(StatePoint) If you're considering buying a home, some experts think you should get a move on it. Interest rates are at 65-year record lows and national home prices have finally hit bottom and are on the rise.

How to manage your money better

(StatePoint) When it comes to healthy finances, periodically evaluating one's budget and savings goals is crucial. Unfortunately, most people don't do enough reflection.

House Democrats unveil gun control agenda that faces uphill battle in Congress

House Democratic leaders rolled out a wide ranging set of proposals on Thursday to address gun violence, an agenda that largely mirrored those released by Vice President Joe Biden last month but faces an uphill battle in Congress to become law.

Nationwide telemarketing scam targeting seniors

Senior citizens nationwide are reporting pushy, suspicious telemarketing calls from businesses going by the names "Senior Emergency Care," "Senior Safety Alert" or "Senior Safe Alert."

Why gas prices are rising

It's happening again. It's not even close to the summer driving season -- in fact, it's not even springtime -- but as surely as February gives way to March, gas prices have begun their annual assent.

Out with the iron, in with the cat: Monopoly has a new token

The iron's out and the cat's in Hasbro's latest update to its iconic Monopoly board game, the company announced Wednesday.

Pentagon expected to expand benefits to same-sex spouses

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is expected to announce this week that same-sex spouses of service members will be granted some benefits that they had been denied until now, according to an Obama administration official.

Details emerge in Alabama child hostage rescue

Law enforcement officers were able to see what was going on inside the underground bunker where a 5-year-old boy was held hostage for a week with a camera they somehow slipped into the hideout, a law enforcement official said Tuesday.

Local lawmaker reacts to missed budget deadline

President Obama failed to submit a budget to Congress by the February 4th deadline on Monday.