Search for the Guggenheim Treasure

Loot valued at $20 million lies off the coast of Staten Island, and Ken Hayes is on the hunt for the sunken silver bullion Among the old-timers casting for stripers along the Arthur Kill between Staten Island and New Jersey talk tends to return to a few well-thumbed topics. The most intriguing of these is […]

The iPad: A Cat’s Perspective

The recently released iPad is, in the words of Apple cofounder and CEO Steve Jobs, a “magical and revolutionary product.” That may be true from the human perspective, but how does the feline species feel about the touch-screen device? One cat owner aimed to find out. He placed his iPad in front his cat, Iggy, […]

10 Things Your Cruise Line Won’t Tell You

1. “Our Engines Break Down All the Time.” In December 2009, engine problems caused the Regent’s Seven Seas Voyager to skip a scheduled port stop in Antigua, and instead head straight to San Juan for the engine to be repaired. And a propulsion issue on Carnival’s 2,124-passenger Legend ship last week affected its sailing speed, […]

Flash drive behind major cyber-attack

Military Computer Attack Confirmed A top Pentagon official has confirmed a previously classified incident that he describes as “the most significant breach of U.S. military computers ever,” a 2008 episode in which a foreign intelligence agent used a flash drive to infect computers, including those used by the Central Command in overseeing combat zones in […]

Can foreigners buy U.S. citizenship?

American / U.S. Citizenship For Sale ? Every day investors around the world choose to put their hard-earned cash into the U.S. Billions of dollars flow in the form of foreign direct investment, as when a group of Brazilians bought Burger King, and foreigners purchase hundreds of billions of U.S. stocks and bonds, as measured […]

Raffle winner sells $1.2 million home at a bargain

Church’s $650,000 offer for Edgewater property eases hefty tax burden A Colorado woman who won a $1.2 million home in Edgewater in a $50-a-ticket raffle in January has sold the property to a Severna Park church at a bargain-basement price. “Hooray, finally!” said Karen McHale, 47, who lives in a home she built with her […]

1962 invention could be worth billions

1962 glass could be Corning’s next bonanza seller Sturdy Corning glass from 1962 could be a multibillion winner in frameless TV market An ultra-strong glass that has been looking for a purpose since its invention in 1962 is poised to become a multibillion-dollar bonanza for Corning Inc. The 159-year-old glass pioneer is ramping up production […]

Child TV star Gary Coleman hospitalized in Utah

Former child television star Gary Coleman is in critical condition in Utah, a spokeswoman for the hospital said Thursday. Utah Valley Regional Medical Center spokeswoman Janet Frank said Coleman, 42, was admitted to the Provo facility on Wednesday but she couldn’t release any other details. Coleman lives in Santaquin, which is 55 miles south of […]

Editors open new chapter with 3rd album

PARIS (AFP) – With a dark and powerful album “In This Light and On This Evening” out this week, Birmingham-based indie rock group Editors have opened a new chapter, swapping guitars for synthesisers in a third album that recalls the early work of New Order. In their two previous albums, “The Back Room” and “An […]

Places to Take the Kids Before They Grow Up

Lost Colony, Roanoke Island Roanoke Island Near Manteo, N.C. The book 500 Places to Take Your Kids Before They Grow Up takes you across town and around the globe to 500 of the most exciting places on earth. In this selection of 35 destinations, we cover highlights from seven categories that will inspire even the […]