Bill Clinton arrives in Rhinebeck

A slim and smiling Bill Clinton is ready to give his only daughter away. The former president pulled into upstate Rhinebeck in a black Suburban SUV around lunchtime Friday, casually dressed and looking fit on the eve of daughter Chelsea’s big wedding. “Today is the most beautiful day ever,” Clinton declared after sharing a pasta […]

Weird Things You Should Freeze to Save Money

That icy vault was packed to the brim. But — in the finest tradition of my Grandma Yeager — it wasn’t filled so much with leftovers, like you’d find in most household freezers. You see, my Grams had a few deep-frozen secrets. She knew about weird stuff; weird stuff you can deep-six in the freezer […]

Chupacabra ‘sightings’ in Texas create stir

A barn in Hood County, Texas, has become ground zero in the hunt for the chupacabra. Earlier this week, animal control officer Frank Hackett shot and killed what was unquestionably one of the ugliest creatures to ever walk the planet. That much we know. What’s less clear is whether or not the departed creature was […]

WikiLeaks website blocked behind Chinese firewall

China, one of the biggest Internet policers, took no chances with the latest online sensation and blocked the WikiLeaks website Wednesday amid potentially embarrassing claims made in leaked U.S. diplomatic memos posted there. Attempts to access and were met with a notice saying the connection had been reset, or were diverted the user […]

Foreclosures dip 3 pct. in October

Foreclosures dip 3 pct. in October from September NEW YORK – The number of homeowners on the brink of losing their homes dipped in October, the third straight monthly decline, as foreclosure prevention programs helped more borrowers. But foreclosure filings are still up 19 percent from a year ago, RealtyTrac Inc. said Thursday, and rising […]

Black Friday (Shopping)

Black Friday is the Friday after Thanksgiving in the United States, which is the beginning of the traditional Christmas shopping season. The term dates back to at least 1966, although its usage was primarily on the East coast. The term has become more common in other parts of the country since 2000. Because Thanksgiving falls […]

Easy Tricks to Remember Numbers, Codes, Passwords

Everyone today wants you to memorize something. Here’s how. In today’s digital society, we’re constantly being inundated with new numbers: telephone numbers, credit and debit card numbers, ZIP codes, PINs, passcodes and more. Even if you program everything into your iPhone or Blackberry, it’s still going to be easier — and more secure — to […]

British X-Files

Britain released hundreds of previously secret “UFO files” on Thursday including a letter saying that Winston Churchill had ordered a 50 year cover-up of a wartime encounter between a UFO and military pilot. The files, published by the National Archives, span decades and contain scores of witness accounts, sketches and classified briefing notes documenting mysterious […]

Japan Gets Its First Chance to See The Cove

September heralds the six-month dolphin-hunting season in Taiji, a small seaside town in Japan’s southwestern Wakayama prefecture. And residents are sensing the attack on them has also begun. The Cove — a U.S. documentary with the air of a spy thriller that has been called “advocacy filmmaking at its best” since its release on July […]

2-Second Video Causes Headache For ABC News

For the want of a better two-second picture of a tachometer, ABC News has called into question its reporting on acceleration problems with Toyota vehicles. The network’s handling of a Feb. 22 “World News” story about potential problems with computer systems in Toyotas has created ethical questions and intensified bitter feelings the besieged automaker already […]