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Repeat DUIs lead to tragedy

When Robert Landis, a 50-year-old construction worker from Chester County, drove drunk on April 26, 2013, crashing his pickup truck into a motorcycle and killing a 24-year-old volunteer firefighter, it was not his first DUI offense. In fact, it was his eighth. At the time of the crash a year ago, Landis was...

thereporteronline.com (29 minutes ago)

Roger Federer Beats Novak Djokovic To Reach Monte Carlo Final

Roger Federer Beats Novak Djokovic To Reach Monte Carlo Final

MONACO (AP) - Roger Federer ousted defending Monte Carlo Masters champion Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-2 on Saturday to set up an all-Swiss final against Stanislas Wawrinka. Djokovic complained of soreness in his right wrist at the start of the week and took to the court with it heavily strapped. Although he seemed to be...

huffingtonpost.com (34 minutes ago)

The One Thing Most Desired By Chinese Consumers Is...

Hint: it's not designer clothes, shoes, bags or watches. And some additional explanation from the World Gold Council: The Chinese traditionally regard gold as a form of money. Indeed, the character for gold in Mandarin (jin) is also a synonym for money. This is an important fact when it comes to the motivations...

zerohedge.com (1 hour ago)

Tom Cruise may be dating Laura Prepon

Tom Cruise may be dating Laura Prepon

There has been a great deal of controversy surrounding the affiliation of Tom Cruise with Scientology. In fact it was rumored his devotion to Scientology may have caused his split with Katie Holmes due to Cruise's desire to...

examiner.com (2 hours ago)

Bangalore doctors' bloodless coup in operation theatre

What makes Ganesh’s story special ahead of World Liver Day (April 20), apart from the cadaver transplant, is the fact that it was a bloodless transplant. For the first time, the surgery was conducted without using extra blood or blood transfusion.

indiatimes.com (2 hours ago)

Not All Women Get to Decide Between Opting Out and Leaning In

Not All Women Get to Decide Between Opting Out and Leaning In

The Pew Research Center released a report showing that, following a long-term decline, the number of stay-at-home moms is on the rise. Nearly 30 percent of American mothers with children under 18, Pew found, do not hold a job outside the home, up from 23 percent in 1999. On the surface, these findings would seem to...

huffingtonpost.com (3 hours ago)

The World's Best Destinations For Solo Travel

The World's Best Destinations For Solo Travel

Travelling alone is no longer taboo. In fact, it's trendy to go alone out of choice. Celebrated as a way to learn about oneself, more people are discovering the freedom of exploring a new place on their own terms. From the frozen heartlands of Iceland to the sultry beaches of Belize, many destinations are...

huffingtonpost.com (3 hours ago)

Moore Equals Less in Global Warming Denial

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- "There is no scientific proof that human emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) are the dominant cause of the minor warming of the Earth's atmosphere over the past 100 years." That statement is from Senate testimony from Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore, a scientist himself, albeit one in the...

thestreet.com (4 hours ago)

Mark Jackson's game of thrones

Watching and listening to Mark Jackson lately reminds me of Ned Stark near the conclusion of the first season of "Game of Thrones." There's an air of resignation to him, an acceptance of the fact that this won't end well for him. On the night the Golden State Warriors secured their second consecutive playoff berth,...

abcnews.com (5 hours ago)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Why Equal Pay Is Worth Fighting For

Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Why Equal Pay Is Worth Fighting For

When I started teaching elementary school after college, the public school district didn't hide the fact that it had two pay scales: one for men and one for women. Women have made incredible strides since then. But 40 years later, we’re still debating equal pay for equal work.

abcnews.com (5 hours ago)

Fact-Checking the Bible

Is the Bible Fact or Fiction? This question has been debated for centuries. So far, no definitive answer has been given -- here are some of the more contentious issues in the Bible that may or may not stand up to historic and scientific scrutiny.

discovery.com (5 hours ago)

Lofoten Just Might Be The World's Most Beautiful Archipelago

Lofoten Just Might Be The World's Most Beautiful Archipelago

It's pretty much an undisputed fact that we think Norway is the greatest place on Earth. But there's one part of Norway we can't seem to forget -- Lofoten, one of the world's most beautiful archipelagos. You can get to the archipelago by plane, but it's way more fun to take an undersea tunnel if you decide to island...

huffingtonpost.com (5 hours ago)

S.F.'s 19th century Russian battle over bigamy, child abuse

For four years in the late 19th century, a lurid controversy racked the small Russian community of San Francisco - one that featured a pair of strong-willed antagonists hurling accusations of bigamy, arson, murder conspiracy and child abuse. There was overwhelming evidence to support it, but a combination of factors...

sfgate.com (9 hours ago)

Tomato-tossing techies, don't take protesters' bait

Purple-shirted SEIU workers protested in front of the building, railing against the tax break the city has given companies to induce them to move to the chronically underdeveloped neighborhood. The protest was well covered by the media, but late this week a tweeter named Jeremy (JspiderSF) wanted to know: "Why...

sfgate.com (9 hours ago)

Frontier Stone renews effort for quarry in Shelby

Frontier Stone’s nearly decade-long effort to open a 215-acre stone quarry in the Orleans County Town of Shelby will be the subject of a public hearing April 30.The state Department of Environmental Conservation will be taking opinions on a draft environmental impact statement for the proposed quarry, 3.7 miles...

buffalonews.com (12 hours ago)

Radical Ideology Run Amok

Radical Ideology Run Amok

Pope Francis, your honeymoon with the Western press is over. Of course, media accolades and praise were never his motivation. In fact, he's directly warned against the cult of celebrity that is in danger of missing the point: the Gospel of Christ he teaches.

townhall.com (12 hours ago)

Some countries get Obama, but some want his wife, too

WASHINGTON - When President Barack Obama travels abroad, sometimes it’s not enough for just the leader of the free world to show up. People in other countries want the first lady, too. But Michelle Obama won’t join her husband when he heads to Asia next week, and her absence is likely to sting, especially in...

savannahnow.com (12 hours ago)

Now Android fans can play one of the greatest computer games ever on their tablets

Now Android fans can play one of the greatest computer games ever on their tablets

Old-school RPG fans still get nostalgic when you bring up Baldur’s Gate, the classic Bioware D&D-based adventure that set the standard for computer RPGs when it was released all the way back in 1998. In fact, the Balur’s Gate series’s popularity has been so enduring that studio Beamdog has overhauled it with...

yahoo.com (13 hours ago)

The Sales Of The Week Will Make You Forget That It's 30 Degrees In April... Or At Least We Hope So

The Sales Of The Week Will Make You Forget That It's 30 Degrees In April... Or At Least We Hope So

Depending on where you live, we know you're reeling over the fact that it still feels like winter. But perhaps a little retail therapy this weekend can lift your spirits? For some glorious reason, retailers take the calendar more seriously than the weather report, and their spring sales are in full swing. Check out...

huffingtonpost.com (15 hours ago)


The fact is, marriage has been treated shabbily by today's politicians, says LORD CAREY

The fact is, marriage has been treated shabbily by today's politicians, says LORD CAREY

The Coalition Government has paid lip service to its importance but seems to penalise couples rather than support them

dailymail.co.uk (15 hours ago)


John Stones: I snubbed Roberto Martinez's Wigan... but he bears no grudge

John Stones: I snubbed Roberto Martinez's Wigan... but he bears no grudge

DOMINIC KING: John Stones has revealed Everton manager Roberto Martinez bears no grudge despite the fact the young defender turned down the opportunity to join the Spaniard at Wigan last season.

dailymail.co.uk (16 hours ago)

Planting Roots in the Homes of Others: Couch-Surfing in LA

Planting Roots in the Homes of Others: Couch-Surfing in LA

A journey begins when we become present and start looking at the world. Kids always look at the universe with this sense of childlike wonder, a talent we adults seem to have forgotten. For me, travel always offers the chance to become awed, inspired and truly here in this place. Right now. Well, right now, I sit in...

huffingtonpost.com (16 hours ago)

Op-ed: This injustice would make Kafka blush

No one disputes this fact: Ceasar Huerta Cantu was wrongly sentenced to 3 ½ extra years in federal prison because of a typo on a court document. Not his lawyer, not the prosecutor, not the judge. And yet it still took President Barack Obama’s intervention to fix the error - six years after Cantu himself discovered...

sltrib.com (17 hours ago)

Intertwingled: The Work and Influence of Ted Nelson

Intertwingled: The Work and Influence of Ted Nelson

Forty years ago Ted Nelson published a book called Computer Lib. In it he wrote:EVERYTHING IS DEEPLY INTERTWINGLED. In an important sense there are no "subjects" at all; there is only all knowledge, since the cross-connections among the myriad topics of this world simply cannot be divided up neatly.Ted Nelson wanted...

huffingtonpost.com (17 hours ago)

World Leaders, Intellectuals React To Gabriel García Márquez's Death

World Leaders, Intellectuals React To Gabriel García Márquez's Death

Reaction to death of writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez: ___ "A thousand years of loneliness and sadness for the death of the greatest Colombian of all time!" - Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos. ___ "With the passing of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the world has lost one of its greatest visionary writers - and one of my...

huffingtonpost.com (17 hours ago)

Google Sent Out Broken Glass to Try on "For Look Purposes Only"

Google Sent Out Broken Glass to Try on "For Look Purposes Only"

Is the only thing holding you back from entering the world of Glass the fact that you can't decide which color best brings out your eyes? Worry no more. Google's fixed the problem by sending potential Explorers all four colors of Glass' Titanium Collection . And because this is just about about how great(?) you'll...

gizmodo.com (18 hours ago)

Illinois farmers host inquisitive consumers

Chicago-area residents participate in program to learn more about food production, have process demystifiedThe sows were due to give birth in a matter of days or even hours, a fact betrayed by their strained facial expressions and plump bellies. As a group of Chicago-area women walked through the Kane County hog...

chicagotribune.com (18 hours ago)

Happy Easter and Happy Birthday, Thornton Wilder!

Happy Easter and Happy Birthday, Thornton Wilder!

Jesus spent three hours on the cross on Good Friday, a day when we all awakened to front-page tributes to Gabriel Garcia Marquez. The Nobel laureate passed away on April 17, Maundy Thursday, the day, according to tradition, that Jesus enjoyed the Last Supper. But what struck me more about Marquez's passing was that...

huffingtonpost.com (19 hours ago)

Nespresso Agrees to Stop Hating on Competitor’s Single-Serve Coffee Pods

Nespresso Agrees to Stop Hating on Competitor’s Single-Serve Coffee Pods

Invasion of the pod people. The most significant barrier to entry in the single-serve coffee game right now is probably the fact that its two largest companies - Nespresso and Keurig - manufacture machines that reject competitors' pods. Yesterday, however, a French court sided with with two of those rejects, D.E....

nymag.com (20 hours ago)

100 Days to Define Branding

100 Days to Define Branding

"What is that?" -- or a polite nod -- are common reactions when I explain that over the past eight months I've been working toward my Master's in Branding at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City. I get it; the word "branding" has become business jargon. It is a misunderstood discipline that is, in fact,...

huffingtonpost.com (20 hours ago)

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