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Home items are getting smarter and creepier, like it or not

Home items are getting smarter and creepier, like it or not

NEW YORK (AP) — One day, finding an oven that just cooks food may be as tough as buying a TV that merely lets you change channels.
Internet-connected "smarts" are creeping into cars, refrigerators, thermostats, toys and just about everything else in your home. CES 2019, the gadget show that opened last Tuesday in ... (full story)

Is GoPro stock a go?

Dear Mr. Berko: GoPro looks like fun. Our neighbor's son showed us photos for over an hour (a little too long) of his skiing trip, and some of the video looked fantastic. He says GoPro is the latest trend, and our 32-year-old son and his wife may buy a GoPro device. What can you tell us about the stock? I'll buy 2,000 shares or so a ... (full story)

Millennial Money: How to buy happiness

Millennial Money: How to buy happiness

If you have a few extra bucks that you don't need for necessities like rent or loan payments, consider shopping for happiness.
From ancient philosophers to current experts in behavioral economics, people have been pondering the link between money and happiness. Among them is author Gretchen Rubin, who thinks about happiness for a ... (full story)


9th District affirms man’s third murder conviction for woman’s death

A Summit County jury did not lose its way when convicting a man of killing the mother of his child after his third aggravated murder trial, the 9th District Court of Appeals recently ruled.
Willard McCarley was arrested in 2004 for a murder that had occurred 12 years earlier. The victim, C.P., was the 26-year-old mother of his so ... (full story)


Ohio man on death row proclaims innocence, asks for mercy

COLUMBUS (AP) — An Ohio man sentenced to death in the fatal shooting of a volunteer addiction counselor is proclaiming his innocence and asking that his life be spared, according to arguments by his attorneys a month before his scheduled execution.
Warren Keith Henness, who goes by his middle name, was convicted of killing ... (full story)

Medieval woman's art career revealed by blue stains on teeth

Medieval woman's art career revealed by blue stains on teeth

WASHINGTON (AP) — About 1,000 years ago, a woman in Germany died and was buried in an unmarked grave in a church cemetery. No record of her life survived, and no historian had reason to wonder who she was. But when modern scientists examined her dug-up remains, they discovered something peculiar — brilliant blue flecks i ... (full story)