- Monday, December 2, 2013
The strangest non-emergency 911 calls
From missing chicken nuggets to problems with math, there are some strange reasons people call 911. Here's a list of the most bizarre.Continued ...
VIDEO: Grinch not only 'rotter' at Christmas time
Christmas tree farmers fighting root rot may have found a hardy substitute. The Turkish fir is similar to Fraser fir and hails from the birthplace of Old Saint Nick himself.Continued ...
- Saturday, November 30, 2013
Happy 100th to the crossword puzzle
On a snowy evening in the early 1900s, a newspaper editor at the New York World was hunched over his desk trying to think of something special for the Christmas issue. He drew a diamond-shaped grid with numbered squares and numbered clues, creating the first crossword puzzle.Continued ...
- Friday, November 29, 2013
12 annoying songs of Christmas
It's that time of year, when Christmas songs fill shops, restaurants and your home. While anything on repeat can drive you mad, these 12 tunes are some of the most annoying.Continued ...
6 creative ways to use your Thanksgiving leftovers
The day of eating has passed and the fridge is full of leftovers. Check out our Pinterest board of recipes and creative ways to make meals from the remnants of Thanksgiving.Continued ...
5 myths about health care's 'young invincibles'
Coined by the health insurance industry, the term "young invincibles" has come to describe 18- to 34-year-olds who go without coverage because they expect to remain healthy. Here, a few myths are debunked about who these uninsured young people are and what they want from the health-care system.Continued ...
Black Friday: The best tech deals to look for
The height of the holiday shopping season is upon us, as fervor over the deals coming on Black Friday and Black Thursday (a.k.a. Thanksgiving) grows.Continued ...
- Thursday, November 28, 2013
Old-school toys dominate holiday lists
There are two requests Don Mahoney, otherwise known as Santa Claus, keeps getting day after day: Barbies and Legos.Continued ...
Turkeys are funny-looking and tasty, but can they fly?
Turkeys are an ungainly mess of a bird. Their bodies appear too big for their scrawny legs, and they are pocked with all manner of bizarre anatomical structures, including snoods (fleshy bumps on their foreheads) and a dewlap (that distinctive flappy wattle under its neck). But amazingly, the bird - at least in its wild form - can fly.Continued ...
Apple pie has no place at Thanksgiving
It's practically a law that in late November, every publication must offer a Thanksgiving guide. This year, I would like to draw your attention to two exceptional ones.Continued ...
When Black Friday madness takes a tragic turn
As Black Friday bleeds into Thanksgiving Day, the frenzy surrounding one of the busiest shopping days of the year has grown and, in some instances, led to violence or even deaths. Here is a look at some recent incidents that have marred one of the busiest shopping days of the year.Continued ...
- Wednesday, November 27, 2013
VIDEO: How to spice rub a Thanksgiving turkey
Martha Stewart and chef Tom Douglas prepare a flavorful Thanksgiving turkey with an easy homemade spice rub.Continued ...
VIDEO: How to carve a Thanksgiving turkey
Evan Lobel of Lobel's joins Martha Stewart and actor Roger Bart and teaches how to properly carve a turkey.Continued ...
VIDEO: Scary snowman prank strikes fear in shoppers
'The Scary Snowman Prank' returns for a third year to frighten people on the streets of Boston. Here's how one team of pranksters is turning the holiday season into something frightful.Continued ...
VIDEO: Controversy and helium, a look at the Macy's parade
In November 1924, a small group of Macy's employees gathered to celebrate Thanksgiving in New York City and, unbeknownst to them, established a holiday tradition that would endure for decades to come.Continued ...
Overlap with Thanksgiving prompts second look at Hanukkah
The extremely rare overlap of Thanksgiving and the first full day of Hanukkah has triggered a more deliberate look for many American Jews at a holiday that's not been considered particularly important.Continued ...
VIDEO: Holiday travelers contend with wind, rain, snow
Wind, rain and snow are expected to make travel difficult for much of the Eastern U.S. on Wednesday, as millions head out for Thanksgiving.Continued ...
- Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Man loses banana peel injury case, faces criminal charges
It was the video that did him in.Continued ...
One night in early August, Maurice Owens was riding an elevator at a Washington Metro station when, he says, he slipped on a banana peel as he was getting off, injuring his hip and leg.
Autistic people may have a tangling of the senses
People with autism experience a more extreme version of the world than the rest of us. For more than 90 percent, sounds are louder, colors are brighter, and touch can be a disturbing intrusion.Continued ...
VIDEO: Obama confronts heckler during immigration speech
President Barack Obama confronted a heckler during a speech on immigration Monday in San Francisco.Continued ...
VIDEO: Families struggle for Thanksgiving food following gov't cuts
Every Thanksgiving, millions of families find it difficult to get a turkey on the table, and this year's celebration will be even more difficult than usual for those with low incomes following government cuts.Continued ...
- Monday, November 25, 2013
VIDEO: Big storm threatens Thanksgiving travel
A major storm forced more than 300 flights to be cancelled in Dallas-Fort Worth on Sunday. It is also blamed for hundreds of traffic accidents. The storm is bringing snow, sleet and ice across the US ahead of the Thanksgiving weekend.Continued ...
VIDEO: Students rally around boy, 6, to stop teasing
Some young boys from Bridgewater show they are truly wise beyond their years when they rally around a boy who was being teased.Continued ...
VIDEO: Photographers fight following Broncos-Patriots
Following Sunday night's thrilling overtime game which saw the Patriots defeat the Broncos, star quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Tom Brady met at midfield for a quick handshake that was much more cordial than the interaction between two nearby photographers. See what happened.Continued ...
FCC chief shares pain of own proposal to allow calls on planes
The U.S. regulator proposing to end a ban on phone calls during commercial flights understands why some passengers say the change would take connectivity too far.Continued ...