American consumers throw away 27 million tons of food each year, according to the food waste coalition ReFED, clogging landfills, generating greenhouse gasses, and costing the economy an estimated $144 billion. The solution, however, could be simple: get people to eat leftovers again. Once the mainstay of weekday lunchboxes and thrifty home cooks, leftovers today constitute the single largest source of edible food waste in U.S. homes, according to a new study by the Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental group.
Ten minutes to midnight on Tuesday, Jeremy J. Van Ert stepped into a walk-in beer cooler at a Kwik Trip convenience store in Marshfield, Wisconsin. When the doors locked behind him at midnight, he decided that rather than shout for help, he would just camp out, police say. Marshfield Police Chief Rick Gramza said that his department has dealt with people who intentionally hide and get locked inside places with the purpose of committing a crime but that this case was particularly unique.
Kenneth Andrew White was riding in the passenger seat of a van on Interstate 75 outside Flint, Michigan, last Wednesday when a six-pound rock sliced through the windshield, striking him in the chest and head, police said. The 32-year-old construction worker was pronounced dead at the hospital. "He was a good man and a good father," Amiee Cagle told news station WDIV Local 4. "For some senseless act, for it to be just a rock, just to take him so soon." She said the "stupid act" took away the father of their 5-year-old son and the "love of my life."
The honey bees had taken up residence inside the walls of the house. A homeowner in Hillside, New Jersey, near Newark, told CBS New York it was "really noisy" with honey bees "humming and huddled up together." But he had no idea just how many bees had been lurking behind those walls. In fact, there were about 30,000 of them - and about 40 pounds of honey, according to a beekeeper who was called to remove them. Video showed the moments after the beekeeper opened one of the walls last month. "This is insane," Mickey Hegedus said in the video.
Investigators believe a Russian couple knocked their victims out with sedatives, then skinned them alive. Afterward, police say, they ate parts of their victims, froze the remains or packed them in jars filled with saline solution. At times, the couple tried to turn soldiers at the military academy where they worked into unwitting cannibals, slipping "canned human meat" into their food. And the people in the city of Krasnodar may never have known about any of that if not for a broken cellphone lying on a city street, authorities say.
Nine days after Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg dismissed as "crazy" the idea that fake news on his company's social network played a key role in the U.S. election, President Barack Obama pulled the youthful tech billionaire aside and delivered what he hoped would be a wake-up call.
President Donald Trump turned professional sports into a political battleground Friday night into Saturday, directing full-throated ire toward African American athletes who have spoken out against him and prompting a sharp rebuttal from the National Football League and the two most prominent basketball players in the world.
When 17-year-old Quattro Musser hangs out with friends, they don't drink beer or cruise around in cars with their dates. Rather, they stick to G-rated activities such as rock-climbing or talking about books.
An Ohio firefighter appears to have put his job in jeopardy by posting offensive comments to Facebook. Until last week, Tyler Roysdon suited up as a volunteer firefighter in Franklin Township, a small town in southwestern Ohio, about 40 miles north of Cincinnati. But, according to station WHIO, a recent Facebook back-and-forth caught the 20-year-old writing that in a burning building he would chose to save a dog before an African American because "one dog is more important than a million [expletive]," he wrote, using the n-word.
The wicked 2017 hurricane season is set to deliver its next two punishing blows from Hurricanes Maria and Jose. In both the Caribbean and along the Atlantic coast of the Northeast United States, conditions are set to deteriorate rapidly through Wednesday as these storms arrive.