Regina Thomas

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Marijuana Police Accidentally Raid Man's Okra Garden

Police flying in helicopters looking for marijuana plants last week tracked down a man who they believed was illegally growing cannabis. Yet they …

Israeli library's manuscripts tell unique stories

JERUSALEM (AP) — These are treasures that Israel doesn't allow anyone to check out of its national library.<p>Kafka's Hebrew vocabulary notebook. The …

Police: 4-year-old brings heroin to daycare, gives it out as candy

Nice kid. Wrong thing to share at daycare.<p>A preschooler's mom was arrested this week after her 4-year-old daughter brought 249 packets of heroin to a Delaware daycare and handed them out to other students, thinking it was candy.<p>Police say the child ended up with the drugs when her mom gave her …

Start Collecting Original Art with Uprise

Uprise Art is an art collective and online gallery that features original artwork from some of today’s emerging contemporary artists. The collective …

Roundup: 12 Kitchens With Artwork

The kitchen is a room often overlooked when it comes to hanging fine art. True, many kitchens are wide open, but if your space has even one wall …

Massachusetts Has A Busta Rhymes Island

Kevin O’Brien’s quest to call a small parcel of land for the rapper provides a lesson in how commemorative naming works.<p>In the small suburb of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, outside Boston, there’s a pond surrounded by houses. In the middle of that pond is an island. Search for that island on Google …

Associated Press News

This Pacemaker Membrane Can Keep A Heart Beating Perfectly

The pacemaker of the future looks crazy<p>You're looking at what might be the pacemaker of a decade from now: a custom-made membrane, developed by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Washington University in St. Louis, that slides over a heart and keeps it regulated by a …

St. Louis

Paul files class-action suit vs. NSA

Sen. Rand Paul on Wednesday officially filed his class-action lawsuit against the Obama administration over National Security Agency data collection, joining with two prominent tea party leaders to make the announcement.<p>Paul, a libertarian-leaning Kentucky Republican and potential presidential …

Fashion Emoji Reviews Paris: Miu Miu, Saint Laurent, Chanel, Valentino, Louis Vuitton

<b>Miu Miu</b><p>Kirsten Dunst in <i>The Virgin Suicides</i> + Natalie Portman in <i>Beautiful Girls</i> x embroidered unicorn sparkles = the best kind of fashion math… especially for rainy days!<p><i>Related: The Miu Miu Front Row Was Basically an Oscars Reunion</i><p><b>Saint Laurent</b><p>Nico from The Velvet Underground got trapped in a snow …

Nest is now officially a part of the Google family

Prepare for a world of Google-controlled thermostats, smoke alarms and no doubt other mysterious projects we don't know about yet. Shortly after receiving the green light from the FTC, the search giant announced that its $3.2 billion acquisition of home automation company Nest is now a done deal. …

Mozilla will start showing first-time users ads in blank Firefox tabs

Mozilla is working on its own OS and hardware abroad, but it's also trying to make its existing software more relevant for users... and a little more profitable. Today, the organization announced a change that will turn vacant screen real estate into suggestions for new users. When a user first …

Amid political pressure, FCC to propose Net neutrality fix

The FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says he has a plan to re-instate the agency's Open Internet rules, which the public will hear about in more detail in the "coming days."<p>As politicians put on the pressure, Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler says he's about to reveal his plan for …

Net Neutrality

Judge again denies Samsung an Apple mistrial over 'racist' remarks

For a second time, Judge Lucy Koh rules that remarks about protecting patents from foreign companies weren't enough to sway jury. But she admonishes Apple's legal team.<p>Despite Samsung's protestations over "racist" comments by an Apple attorney, the Korea-based gadget maker has been denied for a …

Intellectual Property

Top 10 Predictions for Technology in 2014

Microsoft may get its mojo back, smartphones will get cheap, and we’re about to enter the Year of Encryption. A look at what to expect in telecom and …

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Lou Reed's widow breaks silence with obituary in local newspaper

Lou Reed’s widow Laurie Anderson spoke publicly about her husband’s death for the first time in a local newspaper obituary on Thursday.<p>Anderson wrote an obituary for Long Island, New York’s East Hampton Star about Reed’s final days before he died of liver disease on 27 October, aged 71.<p>"Lou was a …

'Mr. Nobody' Trailer

Sprint to make big move, but not here - yet

You're the nation's third-largest telecommunications company, headquartered in Kansas, but are losing customers and being dismissed as an also-ran in the increasingly hot mobile phone market. So where do you unveil your latest whiz-bang products and services designed to get you back in the game? In …

Android 4.4 KitKat is out now

<b>Google's latest iteration of Android, 4.4 KitKat, has officially been released alongside the new Nexus 5 smartphone. The update should roll out to</b> …

Android News

Nearly 30 Military Officers Press Congress To Investigate The Marine Corps' Top General

The group of officers sent a letter that included 28 pages of enclosures, alleging the Corps' top officer made misleading statements under oath, hid evidence, and worked to discredit a whistleblower who said Amos had engaged in undue command influence.<p>Those allegations stem from the aftermath of a …

How Apple Created The Lightest iPad Yet

Thanks to an amazing new processor and some revolutionary new display technology, Apple finally gives us the iPads we’ve deserved all along.<p>When Apple introduced the first iPad with Retina Display in March of last year, it didn’t come without a cost. The third-gen iPad was the first Apple product …

BlackBerry’s Bad Timing Buries Its Own Flicker Of Good News On BBM Android/iOS Downloads (10M In A Day)

Timing is everything. Too early and your product will shrivel; too late and it will be overlooked no matter how shiny. Just ask BlackBerry — a company with spectacularly bad timing in recent memory. A string of hesitations and bad decisions made the BlackBerry maker too late to the mobile party …

Spanking your kids could affect their vocabulary down the road

To spank or not to spank: For most American parents, it isn't a question.<p>The majority of U.S. children have been spanked at some time in their life, despite a robust body of evidence that suggests spanking a child leads to problems in the future.<p>The latest evidence of the negative effects of …

Behavioral Sciences

History tricked the Tea Party

If only they knew where their ideas came from<p>For decades, Democrats across the country have been holding Jefferson Day dinners, filling their coffers by honoring their party's founder. Suddenly, along comes the extreme right wing of the Republican Party, snatches up poor old TJ, and says, "Sorry, …

Katy Perry (In Any Language)

Katy Perry, whose latest album, <i>Prism</i>, came out in October, is a global pop star with subtext. Like many of her songs, her current hit “Roar,” which topped the American charts (the video garnered 35 million views on YouTube within the first three days of the single’s release), is an anthem with …