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Ask the Weather Guys: Is there energy in snow?

Q: Is there energy in snow? A: Snow is a form of solid water, and water is the only substance that occurs naturally in all three phases — solid, liquid and invisible gas — in the Earth’s atmosphere. Of course,…

USDA proposes allowing 'more flexibility' in school lunches

The US Department of Agriculture on Friday announced two new proposals that would give school nutrition professionals "more flexibility" in what they serve to students. The Washington Post reports the proposals would allow schools to reduce the amount of vegetables…

Celebrity Birthdays: Jan. 17

Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Betty White, James Earl Jones, Maury Povich, Steve Earle, Steve Harvey, Jim Carrey, Michelle Obama, Kid Rock, Zooey Deschanel, Kelly Marie Tran and more.

Celebrating 98 years of Betty White, in photos

Betty White just turned 98. Here's a look at the life of the Emmy-award winning actress. Personal Birth date: January 17, 1922 Birth place: Oak Park, Illinois Birth name: Betty Marion White Marriages: Allen Ludden (June 14, 1963-June 9, 1981,…

Couple sought to be summer caretakers on Irish island

If your sweetheart turns to you tonight and whispers "shall we try for a little one?", don't dismiss the question out of hand. It could be he or she is talking about an Irish island. Great Blasket, on Europe's Atlantic…

How do universities rate? Find your perfect college

The College Scorecard database was released as a way to show who gets into what school, and what they do after they graduate. Use this data to help find the college that's perfect for you. For example, you can search…

Thunderstorms bring some relief in wildfire-ravaged Australia

Severe thunderstorms are pelting some regions of Australia suffering from historic wildfires with powerful rain and large hail. The storms could bring some much-needed relief to the firefighters battling some of the worst blazes the country has seen in decades.…

Celebrity Birthdays: Jan. 16

Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including A.J. Foyt, Dr. Laura Schlessinger, John Carpenter, Sade, Kate Moss, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Nick Valensi, Joe Flacco and more.