I have a problem I am not proud of. My daughter is pregnant, and so far everything in her pregnancy is routine. When I was pregnant with our three kids, my husband was typical for our generation in terms ...Read more
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Pearl Thompson was a student at Shaw University in 1942 when she was told she couldn't check out a book from Raleigh's public library because she was black.
She was sent to the library's basement, where ...Read more
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (UPI) -- Bubble wrap just lost a little of its fun after its maker, Sealed Air Corp., announced a new, pop-free version. But don't worry, the noisy wrap will still be around.
Sealed Air Corp. introduced a ...Read more
Univision, the largest Spanish-language broadcaster in the U.S., is going public at a time when Wall Street is salivating over the growing clout of Latino consumers.
The New York media company filed for an initial public ...Read more
GRANBURY, Texas -- Jim Cato and Joe Stapleton just want to get married.
But the two men haven't been able to get a license from the Hood County Clerk's office despite asking nearly every day since last week's Supreme ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Nearly 20 years ago, British actor Alan Rickman fulfilled a dream shared by many in his profession -- he directed a feature film. He helmed 1997's "The Winter Guest," a critically acclaimed drama starring ...Read more
MOSSEL BAY, South Africa (UPI) -- Hillary Rae Petroski could have turned into shark bait had it not been for a strong dive cage separating her and an 11-foot great white.
In a video uploaded to YouTube Tuesday, Rae films ...Read more
WASHINGTON (UPI) -- American robot engineering collective MegaBots, Inc. has officially challenged Japan to an epic robot duel.
A video, uploaded Tuesday, calls on Suidobashi Heavy Industry of Japan to ready its giant ...Read more
The Case of the Halloween Heist (Magical Mystery Series) (Volume 1)Brenda Elser
When Eva, Lauren and Robert receive a mysterious note telling them that all the Halloween candy in their neighborhood has been stolen (and exchanged for dental floss?) they decide that the thief has messed with the wrong Junior Detectives!
They set off to track down and return the ...
WASHINGTON -- A solid month of hiring in June eases concerns that Greece-related global financial turmoil is spilling into the U.S. economy and raises the prospect of long-awaited hikes in U.S. lending rates.
Employers ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- It started as an ordinary spat among high school girls, sparked by an unpaid restaurant bill.
At an ice cream parlor in Rowland Heights, the dispute took a dark turn.
Three girls ganged up on Yiran "...Read more
A Washington state woman in her 20s died earlier this year from an undetected measles infection discovered only after autopsy, state health officials said Thursday.
The woman was likely exposed to the highly contagious ...Read more
Donald Trump's troubled Miss USA pageant has found a new TV home on cable network Reelz.
Reelz, which is available in 70 million homes, is picking up the July 12 event after NBC and Univision dropped it in response to ...Read more
WARSAW -- She fled the Nazis. Escaped a Siberian prison camp. Survived hunger and homelessness in Central Asia. Battled malaria, dysentery and lice on deportation trains and overloaded ships. Landed, finally, in Middle ...Read more
MILWAUKEE -- Animals go extinct, places too. And stories change.
Boaz, a small village in Richland County, Wis., has only 156 people these days. There are a half-dozen streets, a couple of taverns, a small park with a ...Read more
BP has reached an $18.7 billion agreement to resolve all federal and local government claims stemming from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico disaster, bringing an end to a key chapter in the fiercely fought litigation stemming from ...Read more
Though she is known to many as the director of big, broad '90s studio comedies such as "Wayne's World" and "Black Sheep," Penelope Spheeris is revered by others for her trilogy of L.A.-set music documentaries, "The Decline...Read more
Two married couples meet for dinner and then much more in "The Overnight," the psychosexual comedy (now in theaters) fueled by booze, pot and a few deep-seated anxieties. As the hours go by, the politesse between these new...Read more
Hillary Clinton tried to help one private-equity boss with a visa problem and encouraged another on a project in China. She apologized to the chairman of a big corporation for failing to commit to an event right away.
WASHINGTON -- GOP Chairman Reince Priebus won't be behind the wheel of a stock car, but the Republican National Committee is going to Daytona International Speedway.
Spectators at this weekend's NASCAR races in Florida ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The American economy, this month entering its seventh year of recovery, still has some legs: Employers in June added a solid 223,000 jobs across a broad spectrum of service industries.
But the Labor ...Read more
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