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Kobe Bryant and Shaq share regrets over their feud

"I was an idiot when I was a kid."<p>Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal have had a famous feud since playing together on the Lakers. Even recently, Kobe's taken friendly verbal shots at Shaq. But next Monday on Shaq's podcast "The Big Podcast With Shaq," Kobe will be a special guest, and it seems like …

Memories, tears mark newscast a day after on-air shootings

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The colleagues of two journalists shot to death on live television returned to their morning show Thursday with memories, tears …

North Carolina

Hotel Industry Gets Fee-Happy With Nightly Charges for Non-Smoking Rooms

There has been a lot of talk recently about various forms of hate-selling and upselling in the airline and car-rental industries and now, as …

Hospitality

12 Things the Internet Taught Us to Make With Avocados (There's Pasta! And Pie!)

You know about avocado toast, but avocado...pie?<p>Our love for avocados knows no bounds. We pile it on toast. We sneak it into smoothies. We blend it with sour cream because we're crazy like that. But, as with so many other areas of life, it turns out the Internet (and YouTube in particular) had much …

Samsung Pay beta begins rolling out in the US

Although not scheduled to officially launch in the US until late September, Samsung has begun accepting applications for users to beta test its Samsung Pay mobile payment system in the country.<p>Before being accepted onto the program, you need to pass a little checklist of things. First, you will …

Samsung Pay

Deutsche Bank staff questioned as part of Libor investigation

Current and former traders interviewed by SFO about manipulation of London interbank offered rate and euro counterpart<p>Current and former Deutsche Bank staff have been questioned by the Serious Fraud Office in recent weeks in relation to the investigation into Libor rate-rigging.<p>Traders have been …

Haunting Beauty: Visit the Ghost Town of Bodie, California

<i>By Lauren Walser</i><p><i>Bodie is preserved in a state of "arrested decay" -- meaning everything stays just as it was when the abandoned town was acquired by the state parks department in 1962.</i><p>No one comes to Bodie, California, for the gold anymore.<p>That kind of traffic peaked in the late-19th century, after …

Gunkanjima: Ruins of a Forbidden Island

Gunkanjima – every urban explorer’s dream. A deserted island of concrete ruins slowly crumbling away off the West coast of Japan. Travellers have …