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What Is Pig Pickin' Cake and Where Did it Come From?

Pig Pickin' Cake: The name of this dessert alone confuses most people who weren't born in the South. Is there pork inside of it? Is it savory? Is it meant for pigs? No, no, and no. However, how the cake got its name is just as interesting as the cake itself. This simple, traditional dessert was …

Dessert

U.S. judge sets Dec. 21 date for claims in deadly El Faro wreck

ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - A federal judge in Florida on Wednesday set a Dec. 21 deadline for damage claims to be filed by the families of 33 sailors lost at sea when the freighter El Faro went down last month in a hurricane off the Bahamas.<p>The El Faro is shown in this undated handout photo provided …

Florida

Serena Williams' coach says she has same knee issues as Rafael Nadal

Serena Williams is dealing with similar knee injuries to the ones that have affected the career of Rafael Nadal, her coach Patrick Mouratoglou said …

Tennis

Media stocks dip due to cord-cutting concerns

Three months ago, Walt Disney Co.'s darkened outlook dragged down media stocks. Now, it's Time Warner Inc.'s turn.<p>Time Warner dropped 6.6 per cent to $72.20 (U.S.) at the close in New York, the most since Aug. 5, after lowering its 2016 earnings outlook. Viacom Inc. sank 6.6 per cent. Rupert …

Robot revolution: rise of 'thinking' machines could exacerbate inequality

Global economy will be transformed over next 20 years at risk of growing inequality, say analysts<p>A “robot revolution” will transform the global economy over the next 20 years, cutting the costs of doing business but exacerbating social inequality, as machines take over everything from caring for …

Globalization

U.S. aircraft carrier stalked by submarine

Sleek Wood Furniture Gently Curves to Fit the Body for Hours of Comfortable Seating

During his time in the furniture business, designer Adam Friedman has learned that people have a love/hate relationship with upholstered furniture. They enjoy the softness of its seating but have concerns about damage to the fabric and the longevity of style. Friedman, under the name Sitskie …

9 Crazy Movie Scenes That Were Actually Captured In-Camera

It’s always impressive when photographers and filmmakers capture mind-blowing shots in-camera rather than resorting completely to Photoshop, CGI, and …

Kill Bill

The Soap of the Future: Bubbles!

It's chemical-free, uses less energy and will help prevent the creation of superbugs<p>Back in my ambulance days, we were taught to wash our hands after …

Cleaning

Apple Watch success could take years, says Apple designer

The fate of the Apple Watch — be it retail success or Apple's first post-Steve Jobs blunder — is still being determined.<p>Apple design guru Marc Newson …

Miller Time: Biased college course competition

What Happens When Low-Wage Workers Are Given a Stake in Their Own Company?

HEB, a Texas grocery chain, is divvying up 15 percent of the company's stock among 55,000 of its employees.<p>As the economist Dean Baker has noted, companies don’t share—they don’t pay people or treat them well—without expecting anything in exchange.<p>HEB, a family-owned grocery-store chain and one of …

The $70 Remix Mini is a great Android PC, but don’t get carried away

The Remix Mini was an inarguable Kickstarter success. The Jide team went looking for just $50,000 and ended up with more than $1.5 million.<p>The promise Jide made was a cheap Android device that would serve as “a full PC.”<p>Beneath the pebble-shaped matte plastic exterior is a 1.2GHz quad-core …

Bomb by Islamic State likely caused Russian plane crash: security sources

NEW YORK/LONDON/CAIRO (Reuters) - Evidence now suggests that a bomb planted by the Islamic State militant group is the likely cause of last weekend’s crash of a Russian airliner over Egypt’s Sinai peninsula, U.S. and European security sources said on Wednesday.<p>An Egyptian military helicopter flies …

Sharm el-Sheikh

New books allege financial scandals at the Vatican

<b>Rome (CNN) —</b> Vatican documents and taped conversations, leaked to Italian journalists and published in two new books, allegedly reveal numerous financial scandals and extravagant expenditures in the Vatican as well as the private admonitions of Pope Francis to his closest advisers.<p>"Something isn't …

Bitcoin is going nuts

Bitcoin was trading around $240 in the beginning of October. Now — after a gain of 10% on Tuesday added to its earlier run — it's closer to $400.<p>Now, bitcoin traders are looking for answers as to why the cryptocurrency is skyrocketing in value.<p>"You're seeing more and more institutional investors …

This could be the next iPhone

Is the new iPhone too big for you? Don't worry. Apple might have you covered next year.<p>Apple could offer a third new iPhone option next year, releasing an iPhone 7, an iPhone 7 Plus and a smaller iPhone 7 ... mini?<p>Some iPhone customers are complaining that the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhones that …

Mobile Technology

Neighbour warned Colorado police before triple shooting

<b>Colorado police did not heed a warning from a woman who reported seeing her neighbour outside with a rifle before he killed three people.</b><p>Naomi Bettis called emergency services before the shootings, but the dispatcher, citing the state's gun laws, said Noah Harpham had a right to carry the rifle …

'Hero' officer staged suicide, embezzled from youth program

FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — For weeks, investigators said they were searching for the killers of a small-town police officer known as "G.I. Joe." Thousands …

Feds crack down on illegal debt collectors

The government is getting tough on rogue debt collectors.<p>The Federal Trade Commission is teaming up with other government agencies to find and shut down deceptive and illegal debt collection companies.<p>The FTC also announced new enforcement actions, including halting operations of three debt …

U.S. Department of Justice

Pressure grows on Volkswagen as bad news piles up

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The fallout from Volkswagen's emissions-cheating scandal intensified Wednesday, as investors bailed out and European …