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  • Scouts return $100K donation to anti-transgender 'charitable' donor
    Scouts return $100K donation to anti-transgender 'charitable' donor
    A Girl Scouts organization's return of a $100K donation recently was a big blow to the funds they raised in order to send 500 girls to summer camp. Less than a month after the Girl Scouts stood strong on their policy by allowing transgender...
  • No drone zone
    Drones may not fly in D.C., FAA warns
    With Independence Day approaching, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is reminding residents and visitors in the Washington, D.C., region that the city and its surroundings are a “no drone zone.”“So if you’re in the...
  • Uber acquires mapping technology from Microsoft's Bing
    Uber acquires mapping technology from Microsoft's Bing
    Uber acquires mapping technology from Microsoft's Bing Maps service. The move is intended to reduce the company's reliance on Google and Apple. According to the Wall Street Journal on June 29, 2015, about 100 Microsoft employees will be...

Politics

  • Heinz Field Wide Shot
    Pittsburgh is not ready for a Super Bowl
    The Pittsburgh Steelers organization made headlines when it announced that they intend to apply to host the Super Bowl in 2023. When Heinz Field was opened in 2000, there had been talk about the fact that the stadium wasn't big enough to host...
  • General Lee
    Thousands demand TVLand restore 'Dukes of Hazzard'
    On Wednesday, Fox News reported, TVLand yanked the popular 1980s series,"The Dukes of Hazzard," from its lineup due to controversy over the Confederate battle flag. By Thursday afternoon, a change.org petition demanding the program be...
  • White House fast tracks payout to Charleston victims
    White House fast tracks payout to Charleston victims
    Unlike recent mass murders at the hands of lone gunman, the Obama administration is fast-tracking a huge payout to the victims of the Charleston, South Carolina church shooting it was announced Wednesday. They are providing the families of those...

Strange News

  • Two word obituary: 'Doug died' goes viral
    Two word obituary: 'Doug died' goes viral
    A two word obituary has gone viral. In a newspaper obit column filled with long and detailed death notices, one succinct gem stands out. "Doug died," the two word obit read. Thus the passing of a man from Fargo, North Dakota was noted in...
  • Dolphin jumps into boat and breaks woman’s ankles
    Dolphin jumps into boat and breaks woman’s ankles
    On July 1, The Yakima Herald reported that a family was enjoying a day of boating in Southern California's waters when a dolphin jumped into their small power boat breaking both ankles of a woman on board. The fishy sea tail went down on June...
  • Arrested: N.Y. man making surprise visit to fiancé in Pa. stiffs cab driver on 304-mile $749 fare
    N.Y. man making surprise visit to fiancé in Pa. stiffs cab driver on $749 fare
    A hopeless and broke romantic from Brooklyn, New York, wanted to surprise his Uniontown, Pennsylvania, fiancé with a visit so he took a 304 mile cab ride to make the grand gesture. Uniontown is on the western edge of the Keystone State about 60...

Business & Finance

  • Buying a condo through a short sale?
    Who pays HOA fees in a condo short sale?
    I recently had a client interested in a condo listed as a short sale.In addition to owing a first mortgage against the home, the owner had also failed to pay HOA fees for many months. I wondered if my clients would be responsible for the HOA fees...
  • Bitcoins
    Is the SciFi currency here? What is a Bitcoin?
    "Bitcoin is a currency designed for purely electronic use. There are no physical coins or banknotes with Bitcoins: they exist only as a series of ones and zeroes zipping through the ether of cyberspace." (TheJournal.ie,2015).If this...
  • Liberty Project launches
    Liberty Project launches
    The Liberty Project unveiled its new website today, libertyproject.com. At launch, there are more than 120 original works and personal accounts from emerging writers, photographers and artists, as well as stories from today’s top thought...
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