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Winter Will Be Powerful, But Delayed, Says AccuWeather

(1020 KDKA) - Accuweather's just released long range forecast predicts the worst of winter will be late in coming, but when it gets here, look out. Long range forecaster Paul Pastelok says November temperatures should be slightly above normal, close to normal in December , with below average...
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It's National Pancake Day! How Flapjacks Have Evolved Over the Last 30,000 Years

We can all appreciate a plate of delicious, fluffy pancakes, especially on National Pancake Day, which is on Sept. 26. But this simple breakfast delight has a complicated history. The first clues that people ate flour mixed with water was around 30,000 years ago. National Geographic says remnants...
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Wendy's Launches the Menu We've Always Wanted

Wendy’s wants to make you breakfast. For those that may not be aware, the fast-food chain currently only serves breakfast in approximately 300 of its 6000 locations. Wendy's will start serving breakfast across the United States next year. It's a big undertaking for the fast food company, which said...
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Marriage Rates Are Going Down Because of Broke Men: Study

Women looking for suitable male partners are having more problems than just a bunch of swipes left. Turns out, there aren’t enough rich men to go around. According to a study in the Journal of Family and Marriage , the lowering of marriage rates in the US is due to a lack of “economically...
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Find Out What’s the World’s Safest City

Many things go into picking the ultimate vacation, such as budget, weather, local attractions, and dining options. But regardless if you’re spending a week on the beach or traipsing through one of the biggest cities in the world, everyone wants to feel safe when they’re playing tourist. With that...
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Florida Baby Born During Dorian Named After Hurricane

A Florida couple will always remember the power of Hurricane Dorian. Kay Lisa McCloud and Anthony Davis weren’t expecting their baby to arrive until September 14 th . But as Hurricane Dorian was making its way towards the east coast of Florida, McCloud went into labor. On Monday at 11:07 am, she...
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Mattel Releases Iconic Barbies for Women's Equality Day

( KNX ) - In conjunction with Women's Equality Day, Mattel honors civil rights icon Rosa Parks with a Barbie in her likeness. Known as the mother of the modern civil rights movement, in 1955 Parks became a symbol of civil disobedience by refusing to give up her seat on a bus. Her stance launched...
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Cats Know Their Name and Ignore You Anyway: Study

If you ever thought your cat was being aloof because it didn’t know its own name when you called them then you are in for quite the shock. A new study has found that our feline friends can actually distinguish their names from other sounds, so your kitty may just be ignoring you when you call for...
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Should Halloween Date Be Moved?

( WBBM NEWSRADIO ) -- There's a push to make Halloween a "safer, longer, stress-free celebration." A Change.org petition to change the date of Halloween is continuing to grow, nearing its goal of 75,000 signatures. The Halloween & Costume Association started the national petition last year on...
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Target Launches Halloween Costumes for Kids with Disabilities

( WBBM ) -- We have seen pictures out there of some hero parents who go out of their way to create Halloween costumes for their children with disabilities; but now a big-name store is making things easier and launching a selection of Halloween costumes adapted for kids with disabilities. Target's...
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