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Can I cut my bills by turning my fridge off at night?

With energy bills steadily rising over the past year, one reader asks if he could cut his costs by turning off his fridge freezer overnight.
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Danica Patrick broke down in tears Friday as she announced she will retire from full-time racing next year after running the Daytona 500 and then the Indianapolis 500, closing her career at the st
Mexico is signaling both flexibility and doubt about the latest demands from Washington as the fifth round of talks on the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement formally opened Friday
He left USC as a question mark, an enormously talented player who needed to mature. Eight years later, Everson Griffen is a grown up and one of the NFL’s most dynamic pass rushers. The Minnesota
A onetime home of actress Halle Berry is for sale in Hollywood Hills West for $3.795 million. Berry bought the Mediterranean villa in 1994 with her husband at the time, baseball player David Justi
Sledgehammer fights, machine gun massacres, bodies disposed of in cement mixers. “Marvel’s the Punisher” has it all in this New York City-based drama where sorta good meets super evil. The N
As Americans gather around the dinner table this Thanksgiving, the food on their plates will differ — except for stuffing; nearly everyone eats stuffing. We looked at Google search trends of hol
Between rehearsals for the American Music Awards, where she will be feted with the Lifetime Achievement award and perform, Diana Ross discussed her career, longevity and life off the stage.
Alton Butler II went from playing football to nightclub dancing to acting in low-budget productions before he found success supplying Hollywood. Now he runs Line 204, which rents out studio space
One of the great advantages to living in the 21st century is that Maria Bamford’s “Lady Dynamite,” a giddy comedy of mental challenges and spiritual optimism, is on TV. To remind you of this
During his political career, Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) seemed to balance a biting, sometimes off-color sense of humor with personal moral decency so adeptly. Or so we thought. The revelation Thurs
Mass murderer Charles Manson remained alive Friday, authorities said, but details of the illness that brought him to a Bakersfield hospital remain unclear. Vicky Waters, a spokeswoman with the Cal
Comcast Corp. has joined the pursuit of Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox entertainment assets, expressing interest in acquiring Fox’s Los Angeles-based movie studio, sports networks, cable ch
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When the Oakland Raiders and New England Patriots play in Mexico City on Sunday, Spanish-language commentators will refer to "bloquear" and "el lanzador." Here's a guide to some American football
Rose McGowan surrendered Tuesday to law enforcement in Virginia in response to a warrant for her arrest on a drug-possession charge stemming from a January incident at Dulles International Airpor
Is there a play-doctor in the house? A concerned onlooker would have reason to make this plea during “Chasing Mem’ries: A Different Kind of Musical.” Unfortunately, there’s not much anyone
Not knowing this answer could cost you more than $350,000.        
A popular technology called Kodi is causing growing anxiety among major Hollywood studios and technology companies.

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