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Chan wants to be better father after son’s arrest

BEIJING (AP) — Jackie Chan has pledged to become a better father after his son Jaycee was arrested on drug charges. The film star said in his first comments in person after the arrest: “I am always a father. I used to be an unqualified father. Now, after this event, I want to be a qualified father.” Jaycee Chan was ...

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Don’t Hide From MBA Admissions Background Checks

Business schools aren’t trying to nail applicants on every application detail – they simply want to see that potential students are being truthful. ​Background checks in MBA admissions are more common for some schools than others, but their overall use is growing. Some programs vet every admitted applicant, others randomly select a percentage of candidates and still others delve further ...

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WHO: 5 more Ebola vaccines to be tested in March

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Can’t Afford Obamacare? Consider a Health Care Sharing Ministry Instead

Health care sharing ministries offer another insurance option for people who find plans on the marketplace too costly. As many as 2.6 million families lost their chosen health insurance plan in 2013, since their plans did not meet standards required by the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, according to an analysis by the Urban Institute. And according to ...

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Frugal Alternatives to Traditional Financing

Credit cards usually come with high interest rates. After glancing at the topic of this post, you might be thinking, “Financing is never frugal!” And in a way, you’d be right. Because financing comes with interest, which is going to make your final cost more expensive than the original price. But you know what reallyisn’t frugal? Credit card debt. The ...

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5 Open Office Nightmares and How to Survive Them

Between the constant chitchat and swarm of germs, you may want to run and hide. But these tips can help you keep calm and carry on. This one item will change your life. It’s a productivity hack and a stress buster. It’s a privacy protector and a work-life balancer. It’s a buzzword-loaded beauty, and if you’re fancy, it’s made of ...

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Tunisia militant shootouts kill 2 people

Members of the Tunisian National Guard take positions as they secure the scene of a shooting in the Oued Ellil suburb of Tunis, Tunisia, Thursday. A Tunisian official says a security officer has been killed in a shootout that began when a suspect’s home was surrounded near the capital. Interior Ministry spokesman Mohammed Ali Aroui says the exchange of fire ...

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Giants’ Hudson to face Royals’ Guthrie in Game 3

FILE – At left in an Aug. 23, 2014, file photo, Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Jeremy Guthrie throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, in Arlington, Texas. At right, in a Sept. 19, 2014, file photo, San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Hudson throws against the San Diego Padres during the first inning ...

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Ice cream truck hits, kills boy; driver attacked

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 7-year-old boy riding a motorized bike was hit and killed by an ice cream truck in South Los Angeles and residents then attacked the driver, authorities said. The truck struck the child shortly after 7 p.m. Wednesday, and he later died at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, said Officer Nuria Venegas, a Los Angeles police spokeswoman. “I ...

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France reclaims title: world’s largest wine maker

PARIS (AP) — France has reclaimed its crown as world’s biggest wine producer after a poor 2014 harvest saw Italy’s wine production plunge 15 percent. French vignerons will produce around 46.2 million hectoliters of wine — about 6.16 billion bottles — this year, up 10 percent from a year earlier. Italy, whose winemakers have out-produced France’s for the last two ...

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