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    PNS Weekend Update - Saturday October 3, 20150 

    Today’s rundown highlights several stories including: Americans aboard a missing cargo ship in Hurricane Joaquin’s path; new details in Thursday’s deadly shooting rampage at an Oregon college; and the effectiveness of talk therapy found to be overrated.

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Frank Abagnale, the new AARP Fraud Watch Network ambassador, travels the country to advise people about how to protect themselves from identity theft. Credit: Abagnale and Associates.

SEATTLE – Major security breaches are all too common in the retail and corporate world, but individuals can still do their part to minimize the damage to their own lives and bank accounts. That's the message from Frank Abagnale, the new AARP Fraud Watch Network ambassador. He says people are ...Read More

Para Educator Nancy Burke (r.) with student Taylor Warren. Courtesy: Massachusetts Teachers Association

BOSTON - A Massachusetts educator won national recognition this week for a garden project that enables high school students in wheelchairs to do some digging in the dirt. Nancy Burke, an education support professional at Haverhill High School, won top honors at the Bammy Awards this weekend. She s ...Read More

It is Employ Older Workers Week. In Oregon, 13 percent of the workplace civil rights complaints to the state are about age discrimination. Courtesy: AARP

PORTLAND, Ore. - This is "Employ Older Workers Week," and within five years, the U.S. Labor Department says one in four Americans on the job will be age 55 or older. Some companies are adapting to this demographic shift better than others, according to AARP. Its report on older workers released ear ...Read More

At 101, Kay Roberts still dresses up to read to students from the Cat in the Hat. After a half-century as an educator, she knows what makes a good teacher, and a good student. Courtesy: Massachusetts Teachers Assn.

BOSTON - If you want to know what makes a good teacher and a good student, you might want to ask someone with classroom experience. Now that she is 101 years of age, Kay Roberts has plenty of that. She started teaching in a one-room schoolhouse in Vermont in 1937, but it wasn't long before Kay Rob ...Read More

Congress is considering reauthorizing a fund that helps protect iconic sites such as Canyons of the Ancients National Monument. Credit: U.S. Bureau of Land Management

DENVER - It's not a household name, but The Land and Water Conservation Fund may be one of the most successful conservation programs in the nation's history, according to a new report. The fund is set to expire in 20 days unless Congress moves to reauthorize the program. David Nickum, executive d ...Read More

An online tool is helping older Americans in Arizona, like those seen here, learn more about iPhones, social media, and other technologies that continue to develop at a very past pace. Courtesy: AARP Arizona.

PHOENIX - Some older people in Arizona and across the nation may not be as tech-savvy as, say, their grandchildren, but an online tool may help to even the technology knowledge gap between generations. Cynthia Fagyas, communications director with AARP Arizona, says the AARP TEK Academy, which stands ...Read More

U-S Welcome Pavilion planned for 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. Courtesy: U.S. Welcome Pavilion

SALT LAKE CITY - A privately-sponsored U.S. Welcome Pavilion designed to promote America's people, places and culture will be open to the public at the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Maxine Turner, a caterer from Salt Lake City who founded the pavilion, says the United States ...Read More

PHOTO: Their studies of animal behavior have taken Dieter and Netzin Stecklis around the world, and they use their research to inform their UA courses on fatherhood and families. Photo courtesy University of Arizona.

TUCSON, Ariz. - Arizona ranks 42nd in a national survey by state of important factors for working fathers, including health and child-care costs. WalletHub gives Arizona low ratings for economic and social well-being, and says the state has the highest number of dads with children younger than 18 li ...Read More

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