• Liz Lane Jul 2, 2020

    Colorado School District Introduces 4-Day Weeks to Cut Costs

    Hate Mondays? Maybe you should consider moving to Colorado. A school district in the Centennial State has cancelled school on Mondays in favor of a four-day school week. But Garfield-like attitudes is not why school district 27J, located outside Denver, made the decision. The district, which serves 18,000 students in Brighton, Commerce City, Henderson, Thornton and Aurora, believes that the...

  • Maryland Jan 29, 2020

    How Maryland Are You? Take This Quiz

    How well do you know Maryland? We’re talking Ocean City, Old Bay and the Orioles.

  • United States Apr 18, 2019

    Ex-Trump Campaign Chief Manafort, Deputy Indicted on 12 Charges in Russia Probe

    President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and a deputy campaign official, Rick Gates, have been indicted on 12 charges in an alleged money-laundering and influence-peddling scheme involving the government of Ukraine and conspiracy against the United States. A third member of the Trump campaign was charged with lying to FBI agents in the probe and pleaded guilty. The...

  • Amazon Jan 5, 2019

    As More Media Companies Start Online Video Services, Streaming Could Get Expensive for Consumers

    Streaming TV may never again be as simple, or as affordable, as it is now. Big media companies such as Disney and WarnerMedia are creating their own streaming services in an effort to shoulder aside more inclusive video services such as Netflix. They’re expected to launch later in 2019. That doesn’t just mean additional competition. The new options will also...

  • Japan Jan 5, 2019

    Behemoth Bluefin Tuna Sells for $3M at Famed Tokyo Market in 1st 2019 Auction

    A 612-pound (278-kilogram) bluefin tuna sold for a record 333.6 million yen ($3 million) at the first auction of 2019, after Tokyo’s famed Tsukiji market was moved to a new site on the city’s waterfront. The winning bid for the prized but threatened species at the predawn auction Saturday was more than double the 2013 annual New Year auction. It...

  • United States Jan 4, 2019

    Mexico Urges Thorough Probe Into Border Tear Gas Incident

    Mexico’s foreign affairs ministry has formally asked the United States government to conduct a thorough investigation into a Jan. 1 incident in which U.S. agents fired tear gas into Mexico to stop crossing migrants. In a statement Thursday, the ministry said through its embassy that it lamented any violent acts along its border. It reiterated its commitment to the safety...

  • Donald Trump Dec 30, 2018

    N. Korean Leader Calls for More Talks With South in New Year

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sent a letter to South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Sunday calling for more peace talks between the leaders in the new year following their active engagement in 2018, South Korea’s presidential office said. Moon’s office said Kim also expressed regret that he couldn’t make a planned visit to Seoul, South Korea’s capital, by...

  • actor Dec 28, 2018

    Report: Actor Frank Adonis, Known for ‘Goodfellas,' Has Died

    Frank Adonis, an actor best known for his roles in Martin Scorsese films including “Goodfellas,” ”Raging Bull” and “Casino,” has died. He was 83. His wife, Denise, told TMZ and Fox News that he died Wednesday in Las Vegas after several years of illness, mostly from kidney problems. She said he’d been on dialysis and was on a ventilator for...

  • CEO Dec 28, 2018

    Sears Likely to Liquidate If No Bid Comes Friday for the Iconic Retailer

    Sears, the 125-year-old icon, has 24 hours to survive. The employer of more than 68,000 filed for bankruptcy in October. Its last shot at survival is a $4.6 billion proposal put forward by its chairman, Eddie Lampert, to buy the company out of bankruptcy through his hedge fund, ESL Investments. ESL is the only party offering to buy Sears as...

  • Liz Lane Dec 27, 2018

    New Year's Eve Preparations Underway as Times Square Ball Gets New Crystals

    Preparations for New Year’s Eve in Times Square are taking shape, and some of those shapes are 192 new crystal triangles on the famous ball. The new Waterford crystal triangles will join about 2,500 others Thursday on the big, sparkling sphere. Some new crystals are swapped in every year. This year’s additions feature rosette cuts designed to make them appear...

  • Donald Trump Dec 27, 2018

    Triple balacera

    U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said there will not be a military operation or mass deportations of immigrants, despite President Donald Trump calling deportation attempts a “military operation” earlier in the day.

  • NBC NEWS Dec 27, 2018

    Ex-CEO of Insys to Plead Guilty in Major Opioid Case

    The former CEO of a drug company that produced a powerful and addictive painkiller containing fentanyl for cancer patients has agreed to plead guilty in connection with a scheme in which the firm’s leaders bribed doctors in return for their prescribing the drug, court documents filed Wednesday show. Michael Babich, a former president and CEO of the Arizona-based Insys Therapeutics...

  • Liz Lane Dec 26, 2018

    1st Elephant Born at Columbus Zoo in Nearly 10 Years Dies of Sudden Illness

    The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium says an elephant born three weeks ago has died. The zoo says the female Asian elephant died Wednesday after a sudden illness. The zoo’s veterinary team says that the elephant appeared sluggish Wednesday morning and was found to have an infection. The team gave her fluids, antibiotics and blood plasma from her mother. She initially...

  • Donald Trump Dec 26, 2018

    Dow Rallies 1,000 Points in Biggest Single-Day Point Gain

    Stocks posted their best single-day performance in nearly a decade on Wednesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average notching its largest one-day point gain in history. Rallies in retail and energy shares led the gains, as Wall Street recovered the steep losses suffered in the previous session. The 30-stock Dow closed 1,086.25 points higher, or 4.98 percent, at 22,878.45. Wednesday’s...

  • NBC Dec 26, 2018

    Top Space Stories of 2018: InSight Lands on Mars, Asteroid Rendezvous and SpaceX Debuts

    Space fans had plenty to celebrate in 2018, including the launch of three new NASA missions and the debut of SpaceX’s giant Falcon Heavy rocket. In case you missed any of the action, here are particularly noteworthy space stories, according to NBC News MACH. NASA’s InSight lander arrived at Mars on Nov. 26 after a six-month journey of more than...

  • Florida Dec 23, 2018

    SpaceX Launches Air Force's Best GPS Yet

    SpaceX has launched the U.S. Air Force’s most powerful GPS satellite ever built. A Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Sunday, hoisting the satellite toward orbit. The satellite was supposed to soar Tuesday but rocket concerns and then weather delayed the flight. Heather Wilson, secretary of the Air Force, says this next-generation GPS satellite is three...

  • Donald Trump Dec 20, 2018

    In Memo, Trump Attorney General Pick William Barr Criticized Aspect of Mueller Probe

    President Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general, William Barr, sent an unsolicited memo to the Justice Department this year criticizing a central prong of the special counsel’s Russia investigation, attacking as “fatally misconceived” the idea the president could have obstructed justice. The memo, sent in June while Barr was in private practice and months before he was selected by Trump...

  • Mayor Dec 17, 2018

    France's Strasbourg Remembers Victims of the Christmas Market Attack

    People filled a square in the French city of Strasbourg on Sunday to show respect and sympathy for the victims of last week’s shooting attack near a famous Christmas market as the death toll rose to five. French authorities said a Polish man died in a Strasbourg hospital Sunday, one of a dozen people wounded in last Tuesday’s attack. Poland’s...

  • JUDGE Dec 14, 2018

    J&J Reportedly Knew for Years About Asbestos in Baby Powder

    Johnson & Johnson knew for decades that its baby powder contained asbestos, Reuters said in a new report that drove the company’s shares down nearly 11 percent Friday. Reuters based its report on a review of documents and deposition and trial testimony. It said the review showed that from 1971 to the early 2000s, J&J executives, mine managers, doctors and...

  • NBC Dec 12, 2018

    Colorado Mom Missing Since Thanksgiving; Police Release Surveillance Video Showing Last Sighting

    Police looking for a Colorado mom who’s been missing since Thanksgiving are hoping that newly released surveillance video showing her last sighting at a grocery store will help in finding her. Kelsey Berreth, who was reported missing by her mother on Dec. 2, was last seen in public with her 1-year-old daughter at a Safeway supermarket on Nov. 22 in...

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