The shark mania that grips the country each summer began July 1, 1916, when a young stockbroker from Philadelphia headed into the surf at Beach Haven, New Jersey. Before then, there wasn't much fear about attacks from the deep among the innocents at the Jersey Shore.
In honor of the National Spelling Bee, which starts Wednesday, Google decided to see what words people in each of the 50 states struggle to spell. To do this, it looked at Googlesearches of "how to spell ______" in each of the states from Jan. 1 to April 30, 2017. Whatever word filled that blank most often in each state became denoted as that state's "most misspelled word."
Parents whose children made Amazon purchases on mobile apps without their permission will begin getting their money back, the Federal Trade Commission announced Tuesday, May 30. And it turns out that money could amount to more than $70 million - charges incurred between November 2011 and May 2015. The refunds bring closure to a nearly three-year legal battle surrounding complaints that the tech giant made it too easy for children to make the purchases.
For 17 years, Ajibola and Adeboye Taiwo tried to have a child but had no luck. Until now - times six. Ajibola Taiwo gave birth to sextuplets earlier this month at a Richmond hospital, and doctors said the three boys and three girls, along with their mother, are doing well. It's the first time sextuplets have been born at VCU Medical Center, officials said. On Thursday, the babies were still in the hospital's neonatal intensive care unit. Their mother was released last week and is "very involved" in the babies' care, hospital spokeswoman Shira Pollard said.
Does this sound familiar? Betsy DeVos went to Capitol Hill to testify before U.S. lawmakers. She didn't answer a lot of direct questions and engaged in some contentious debates with some members.
A Fox News reporter provided a vivid eyewitness account late Wednesday of an attack on a reporter by Montana Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte that led to him being cited for assault by the county sheriffand to lose his endorsements from two Montana newspapers ahead of the special election set for Thursday. Both papers, the Missoulian and the Billings Gazette, issued scathing denunciations of Gianforte.
The man's losing battle with heroin was laid out right there on the nightstand of the halfway house. There were three morning devotionals, including "God Calling," geared toward keeping a person's thoughts pointed heavenward. Then there was the nicotine: two packs of cigarettes, a vaporizer and a case of snus to quell cravings. And near the edge: empty packets of heroin, a spoon and a syringe half full of the last hit the man would ever inject.
UNIONDALE, N.Y. - Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus took a final, bittersweet bow Sunday, staging its last three shows here after 146 years of entertaining American audiences with gravity-defying trapeze stunts, comically clumsy clowns and tamed tigers.
Mental health services. Civics and arts programs. International education and language studies. Anti-bullying activities. Gifted and talented initiatives. Full-service community schools. These are some of the K-12 education programs that President Donald Trump is proposing be eliminated in his first full budget, as explained in a Washington Post story.
Chris Cornell, a key figure in the grunge rock movement as the banshee-voiced singer in the seminal Seattle band Soundgarden, died in a hotel room after playing a Wednesday night concert with the Grammy-winning group, authorities said. Cornell, 52, was found dead early Thursday in his room at the MGM Grand Detroit hotel and casino, police said. The Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office ruled his death as suicide by hanging. A full autopsy report has not been completed, the medical examiner said in a statement.