- Monday, February 24, 2014
VIDEO: Bird smashes through airplane's windshield
A cockpit video camera captured the moment when a bird smashed through the windshield of a small plane.Continued ...
VIDEO: Remembering Harold Ramis
The comedy legend, best known for his role in the "Ghostbusters" films, has passed away.Continued ...
- Friday, February 21, 2014
Roughly 200 animals, dead and alive, hoarded at Iowa home
Animal rescuers laid out dozens of dead animals into neat rows Friday, while a police officer chipped away at ice chunks containing frozen animal carcasses, in what authorities said may be one of the largest animal hoarding cases in the state.Continued ...
VIDEO: Figure skating's scoring system stirs debate
AP sports writer Barry Wilner weighs in on the controversy over figure skating's complex and subjective scoring system, which triggered debate after Russia's Adelina Sotnikova outscored defending champion Yuna Kim to win the gold in Sochi.Continued ...
In minimum wage debate, Wal-Mart poised for a Ford moment
One hundred years later, U.S. companies including Gap and Wal-Mart Stores are caught up in the debate over raising pay - this time an increase in the federal minimum wage. President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats want to raise it to $10.10 an hour from $7.25, saying doing so will bolster the economy and reduce income inequality.Continued ...
VIDEO: Bay Area Girl Scout sells cookies outside marijuana dispensary
After setting up to sell Girl Scout cookies outside a marijuana dispensary, the Internet is hailing one California scout as the "smartest girl in the world."Continued ...
Benefits of hiking minimum wage are an illusion
The president's latest economic fantasy says raising the minimum wage will incentivize work, lower unemployment, juice the economy and may even lower taxes. All while businesses swallow billions of dollars more in labor costs.Continued ...
Get ready for spring with these 3 apps for gardening
Even if it's still cold out, it's almost time to start planning a spring garden. Whether you have a full backyard garden you eat from all summer or just a few tomatoes and herbs on the porch, these apps will have you make the most of your gardenContinued ...
- Thursday, February 20, 2014
VIDEO: Canada women beat USA for hockey gold
Marie-Philip Poulin scored twice for the second straight Olympic gold medal game and Canada beat the United States 3-2 in overtime on Thursday for its fourth consecutive title.Continued ...
Sex isn't the political killer it used to be
Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford survived trying to cover up his infidelity with a tall tale about hiking the Appalachian Trail and returned to Congress. Bill Clinton, who was impeached for his transgressions, left office with a 68 percent approval rating, and his wife is the leading candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination.Continued ...
Is the NFL ready for Michael Sam?
After the University of Missouri defensive lineman announced he is gay, many within the NFL publicly supported the All-American, who's expected to join a team following May's college draft.Continued ...
Why binge-watching old shows is more fun than binge-watching new ones
But binge-watching "House of Cards" the weekend it comes out does not feel like a relaxing reward. It has nothing to do with reclaiming time and everything to do with time being dictated to you.Continued ...
Sure, in theory, you can watch whenever you want.
- Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Missouri committee recommends $8 for tin foil hats
According to a summary sheet, the tin foil hat money is part of an amendment removing language prohibiting the state from accepting federal money to implement Common Core education standards.Continued ...
Jelly doughnut on Mars mystery solved
It appeared in front of the Opportunity rover as if it had fallen from the sky, and its resemblance to a jelly-filled doughnut stoked the media's interest all the more.Continued ...
The science of workout music
You're bundling up for a chilly morning run. Or about to climb on the elliptical for a high-energy workout. Or warming up before a weightlifting session.
What's the first thing you reach for?Continued ...
Your earbuds, naturally.
VIDEO: Recall issued on Hot Pockets
Nestle has issued a recall of two varieties of Philly Steak and Cheese Hot Pockets because they may contain meat that's been recalled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.Continued ...
Homeland Security sets sights on national database of license plates
The Department of Homeland Security wants a private company to create a national license plate tracking system that would give the agency access to vast amounts of information from commercial and law enforcement license plate readers, according to a government proposal that does not specify what privacy safeguards would be put in place.Continued ...
New study: Elephants console each other
Scientists have shown that Asian elephants do indeed get distressed when they see others in trouble, and they reach out to console them — just as humans tend to do when we see someone suffering.Continued ...
- Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Limiting college football's offense creates clear winners and losers
The rules of college football could soon change to limit teams from snapping the ball until 29 seconds or less remain on the play clock. The rule would handicap quick offenses and benefit teams with deep defenses. What does it mean for fans? That depends on what kind of football you like to watch.Continued ...
VIDEO: Beam falls from ceiling of Assembly Hall
Tuesday night's Big Ten basketball game between Iowa and Indiana was postponed after a piece of metal fell from the ceiling onto seats at Assembly Hall. Here is a video showing the beam falling.Continued ...
The Swiss Air Force is only available during office hours
The Swiss Air Force is only available during office hours. These are reported to be from 8am until noon, then 1:30 to 5pm.Continued ...
The rise of the hotel bakery
One of the key trends in hotel design in recent years has been a sharp focus on creating a hotel lobby that is a destination, not just a pass-through.Continued ...
VIDEO: Groupon claims 'President Hamilton' promotion an intentional mistake
Groupon says a President's Day promotion mis-identifying Alexander Hamilton as a U.S. President was an "intentional" humorous mistake.Continued ...
Will smart guns transform the gun industry?
One of California's largest firearm stores recently added a peculiar new gun to its shelves. It requires an accessory: a black waterproof watch.Continued ...
Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show' debut: Social media reacts
Jimmy Fallon kicked off a new era on "The Tonight Show" Monday night and garnered mostly positive reviews. Here's a sampling of reaction on social media.Continued ...