Three of the country’s largest cities have been installing Bluetooth-enabled devices in public places to detect simple data from users’ smartphones. The devices, called “beacons,” were installed in Los Angeles bus benches, Chicago train station and New York City phone booths all without the public’s prior knowledge, BuzzFeed reported.
It is quite possibly the most photographed cloth pattern within the last 50 years, but it wasn’t made by a runway fashion designer.
A video is making the rounds Thursday showing an incident involving an alleged fare-skipper and several NYPD officers.
The mother of the man who Canadian authorities say carried out Wednesday’s deadly shootings in Ottawa said she “wants to hate him” and that she and her husband “are both crying for” the family of Cpl.
The battle over subpoenas issued by the city of Houston for pastors’ speeches and other communications has taken yet another turn, with a member of the U.S.
A San Francisco tour guide apparently on her last day on the job was caught on video firing off an expletive-filled, racist rant about the Chinatown neighborhood that the open-top tour bus was passing through.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has written four lesson plans aimed at teaching students how to eat, and is encouraging schools around the country to teach these plans to kids in high school.
Despite both nurses who contracted Ebola after caring for the first U.S. diagnosed patient seeming to improve and no new cases yet, people seem to be avoiding the hospital in Dallas where Thomas Eric Duncan was diagnosed and died last month.
A Massachusetts school district is refusing to reverse its recent decision to change the name of its annual “Christmas Vacation” to “Holiday Break.” Photo credit: Shutterstock The battle began September 9 when Marshfield School Committee voted 3-2 to change the calendar name, drawing the ire of some local residents who have implored officials to reverse course — a request that has been denied, according to Wicked Local.
Canadian lawmakers honored Parliament sergeant-at-arms Kevin Vickers with a lengthy standing ovation Thursday morning, one day after a gunman killed a soldier at Ottawa’s war memorial and then tore through Parliament.
In the sci-fi flicks, the “pew pew” sound of a laser weapon is pretty iconic, but creative directors all have their own interpretations of what such a laser gun and its “laser bullet” looks like.
A 3-month-old baby girl was killed Wednesday when a car driven by a Palestinian man slammed into a group of bystanders at a Jerusalem light rail station, but the early headline of an Associated Press story on the incident drew criticism from pro-Israel media watchdogs who called it a perfect example of media bias against the Jewish state.
The ordained ministers locked in a legal battle with a Idaho city over their refusal to to marry gay couples at their for-profit chapel are refusing to back down, with the city of Coeur d’Alene responding to their federal lawsuit by asking that the family reconsider taking legal action.
An internal “for official use only” document leaked Thursday showing the FBI and Department of Homeland Security warning local law enforcement to remain vigilant about possible Islamic State attacks on U.S.
The pre-treating, soaking, scrubbing and hoping that those stains are gone before you put your favorite shirt into the dryer could be a thing of the past if the clothing repelled the stain in the first place.
On Thursday, Canada’s Chronicle Herald in Halifax, Nova Scotia, published a political cartoon that’s being widely praised as “powerful” across the United States and Canada.
A new university study is supporting previous findings that linked BPA exposure — a chemical that came under fire especially when it was found in plastic water bottles — to the paper receipts used in many stores.
Actress Roma Downey, known for her role in the popular TV show “Touched By an Angel” and for producing faith-based entertainment, will be heading back to the small screen next year as host of a new show about prayer and miracles.
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