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Mobile payment technology has steadily gained immense popularity from businesses and customers looking for a convenient way of making and receiving payments. While there are several forms of mobile payments, the term “mobile payments” refers to transactions done from mobile devices. This payment allows businesses to receive payments from apps, such as Samsung Pay, Apple Pay, and Google Pay, which customers download on their smartphones.

Most readers will be surprised by these statistics: 75 to 90% of adult visits to primary care physicians are for stress-related problems and 89% of adults describe experiencing "high levels of stress." One million employees are absent on an average workday because of stress-related problems.

July 14th — today our oldest son and fourth child turned 22 years old. How the years fly by. Happy birthday Benjamin! I had Benjamin at home with Joe’s aunt as my midwife. Benjamin weighed only 4 pounds, 13 ounces and was doing pretty good until he was 2 weeks old. He caught the flu and started dehydrating so we ended up taking him to the hospital for a few days. After that he seemed to gain and never had many health problems. By the time he was a year old he had easily passed the weight of the girls at age 1.

During times of heightened stress, a person can quickly become overwhelmed and even struggle to do things that might be considered simple or obvious. It can be helpful to focus on the things you can control, to identify actions that you can take and to complete those action steps.

In 'Space Jam: A New Legacy,' Lebron James teams up with Bugs Bunny and the Looney Tunes gang for a high stakes basketball showdown. Rick Damigella has the play by play.

The annual event celebrates the game and its players with a music festival-themed event this weekend. Rick Damigella catches 'em all.

For the last week, a bear has been wandering around near Boulder, Colorado, with a chicken feeder stuck on its head, but with the help of two men who spotted the yearling, the bear has been rescued. CNN affiliate KMGH reports.

The legendary swimmer Mark Spitz is best known for winning seven golds at the 1972 Munich Olympics. He reflects on his incredible achievements and the state of swimming post-Michael Phelps.

If your order isn’t already in for the new Vette, as my uncle Tony would say, fuhgeddaboudit. This year’s Vette is sold out and orders for the ’22 Vette begin in July so plan accordingly if you want this jet fighter.

I like to use symbolism and metaphors when I work with both my clients and my students. I’m sure I get an eye roll every now and then with, “Here she goes again.” But it offers an opportunity to visualize our experience of life in a way that may seem less abstract, more solid or relatable and understandable.

It has cooled down a little, but the thermometer still shows 78 degrees at 9:45 p.m. It was a warm, humid day. One thing I do appreciate is our battery-operated fans. That was something I grew up without.

Burmese pythons are not naturally found in Florida. But the non-native pests reproduce -- and kill other species -- so frequently the state takes extraordinary measures to combat them. CNN's Victor Blackwell and Alisyn Camerota speak with state-licensed python hunter Donna Kalil about her ef…

Vaccinated teachers and students don't need to wear masks inside school buildings, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday in relaxing its COVID-19 guidelines. The changes come amid a national vaccination campaign in which children as young as 12 are eligible to get shots,…

SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — The discovery of four more victims in the rubble of a collapsed Florida condominium building raised the death toll to 32, officials said Tuesday as a ramped-up search effort faced new threats from severe weather with Tropical Storm Elsa.

The novelist Chuck Wendig once told me that ideas are like beach glass: They’re nice to look at, but they don’t really do anything on their own. Anyone can get an idea, and anyone can tell you about that idea in a way that makes it sound intriguing and like something that would make a great movie. The story that follows the idea is the trick, and if you’re not careful even the most earnestly executed story can eventually scrub the original idea of all its shine.

Today is Sunday, July 4, the 185th day of 2021. There are 180 days left in the year. This is Independence Day.

Bill Burt and George Bremer discuss how teams are approaching the NFL offseason and training camp, while Kevin Brockway, Elton Hayes and Clay Horning weigh in on the NCAA and name, image and likeness issues.

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania’s highest court overturned Bill Cosby’s sex assault conviction Wednesday after finding an agreement with a previous prosecutor prevented him from being charged in the case.


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin has been sentenced to 22 1/2 years in prison for the murder of George Floyd, whose dying gasps under Chauvin’s knee led to the biggest outcry against racial injustice in the U.S. in generations.

GENEVA (AP) — President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin concluded their summit on Wednesday with an agreement to return their nations' ambassadors to their posts in Washington and Moscow and a plan to begin work toward replacing the last remaining treaty between the two countr…

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