On July 30th, 1733, the first Freemasons lodge was opened in what would become the United States.
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Some of Silicon Valley's biggest companies are investing billions of dollars in China's tech sector in a rush to preserve access to the country's vast markets.
In recent months, Intel, Hewlett-Packard ...Read more
PITTSBURGH -- When a passenger recently wondered aloud about the meaning of the phrase "Bye, Felicia," Pittsburgh Uber driver George DeBolt knew the answer, even though he's not quite in the demographic one might expect to...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Uber now spends more on lobbyists in California than Wal-Mart, Bank of America or Wells Fargo.
And for good reason: The 6-year-old ride-hailing company needs powerful friends as it faces two serious ...Read more
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- After lowering its estimates for the second quarter, LinkedIn on Thursday reported earnings and sales from April to June that beat Wall Street's expectations.
"LinkedIn continued to deliver ...Read more
If it makes its way to our shores, a newly discovered fungus from Asia could wipe out large numbers of salamander species and spark a major North American biodiversity crisis, scientists are warning.
Writing Thursday in ...Read more
Samsung released disappointing second-quarter earnings Thursday, reporting revenue that was down 7 percent year over year and profit that fell 8 percent, squeezed by competitors at both the high end and the low.
The South...Read more
Allowing brain-dead organ donors' body temperatures to fall slightly after brain death -- rather than following the accepted protocol of keeping donors warmed to a normal body temperature -- resulted in more successful ...Read more
A thought for the day: Ulysses S. Grant said, I never wanted to get out of a place as much as I did to get out of the presidency.
On this date in history:
In 1619, in Jamestown, Va., the first elected legislative assembly in the New World -- the House of Burgesses -- convened in the choir loft of the town's church.
In 1729, ...Read more
Those born on this date include:
- English novelist Emily Bronte in 1818
- auto pioneer Henry Ford in 1863
- baseball Hall of Fame member Casey Stengel in 1890
- English sculptor Henry Moore in ...Read more
Today is Thursday, July 30, the 211th day of 2015 with 154 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mars, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mercury, Saturn and Venus.
For five months in 2005, Paris Hilton was engaged to Paris Latsis. So, if you ever wondered whether Paris was a boy's name or a girl's name, it's both! There is also Michael Jackson's daughter Paris. Right about now, you ...Read more
The names of four famous people have been scrambled. They are: an athlete, an entertainer, a leader of a country, and a scientist (though not necessarily in that order). Who are they?
1) gong, hero gets a win
2) oh, a jet man
3) sly peer lives
4) ten elite brains
jocund \JAH-kehnd or JO-kehnd\ (adjective) - Happy, light-hearted, pleasant, carefree, cheerful.
"Sally would always point out that a jocund home was a good place for children to grow up, so she would encourage everyone...Read more
We associate the color blue with honesty and integrity, as in "true blue." But the true origins of several "blue" phrases remain maddeningly elusive.
We don't know for certain why laws forbidding drinking alcohol on ...Read more
Yahoo unveiled a live video texting app Wednesday that could boost the company's mobile presence and help it compete against Apple and Facebook.
Yahoo Livetext allows users to connect by streaming video one-on-one like ...Read more
Scientists have detected a powerful glowing aurora in the atmosphere of a celestial body known as a brown dwarf, light-years away from our solar system.
The discovery suggests that when it comes to the behavior of their ...Read more
Keep the sandbags handy. Previous flood assessments have underestimated the actual risk of dangerous floods in many parts of the country, according to a new study. By looking back at the historical weather records, ...Read more
Twitter Inc. shares plunged to their lowest point in more than a year early Wednesday, a day after interim chief executive and co-founder Jack Dorsey bluntly told analysts the social media platform faces serious problems. ...Read more