Olivia Oliver

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Can the umbrella be improved?

<b>Umbrellas have been around for more than 3,000 years, but young designers are trying to reinvent them.</b><p>They get lost. They poke people in the eye. They misbehave on windy days.<p>But umbrellas are one of the design classics of the modern world. From Mary Poppins to the Mikado to burlesque dancing …

Texas considers allowing open carry of handguns

Long depicted as the rootin'-tootin' capital of American gun culture, Texas is one of the few states with an outright ban on the open carry of handguns.<p>That could change in 2015, with the Republican-dominated Legislature and Gov.-elect Greg Abbott expected to push for expanded gun rights.<p>"If open …

Cosby breaks his silence

Amid mounting allegations against him, Bill Cosby has broken his silence. Well, sort of.<p>Cosby, accused of rape and other misdeeds by an increasing number of women, was reached at home on Friday by a freelance reporter for the New York Post.<p>While Cosby offered Stacy Brown more than the head-shake …

Mom’s tossing everything, including me

My mother is an “anti-hoarder,” who obsessively rids her house of any clutter. Who knew I’d be next?<p>“Five dollars,” my mother says to the man wearing a hat with a clover leaf on it. She’s referring to the box springs, mattress and frame that are lying in the middle of our driveway.<p>“For each or for …

No, My 10-Year-Old Son Isn't Looking for a Girlfriend. He Likes Boys.

At the beginning of this semester, our kids' school sent home a list of extracurricular clubs available to the students. My husband sat down with the list and our two elementary-school-aged sons. They could pick a club, any club. Our middle son, a second grader this year and the most loveable of …

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An Intercepted Conversation Led To One Of The Most Prominent People In DC Being Investigated For Espionage

The report, citing unnamed officials, did not specify the details of that conversation. The diplomat, Robin Raphel, has not been accused of a crime.<p>However, the investigation led to an FBI raid last month of her home, where authorities found classified information.<p>That development stunned much of …

East Texas School Bus Slammed by 18-Wheeler, Students Injured

AUSTIN, Texas — A school bus from Kirbyville Independent School District, in East Texas, was slammed into by an 18-wheeler injuring several students. …

New “Dogman” Reports Surface

In a new article at <i>Mysterious Universe</i>, Paul Seaburn begins:<p>“In less than a month, there have been two reports of Dogman sightings, one in its …

Man in prison 19 years freed after claim recanted

SEATTLE (AP) — A man who had been in prison for nearly two decades was released from custody Thursday, two years after his supposed victim recanted …

Obama to give legal status to almost five million undocumented immigrants

<i>This post is in partnership with Time. The article below was originally published at Time.com</i><p>By Zeke J. Miller, TIME<p>President Barack Obama announced …

Ferguson officer Darren Wilson in talks to resign from police force, sources say

Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed teenager Michael Brown on August 9, is in the final stages of negotiations with city officials to resign, according to people close to the talks.<p>Wilson maintains he hasn't done anything wrong, and the resignation talks have hinged on …

Keep Your Head Up: 'Text Neck' Takes A Toll On The Spine

"Text neck," the posture formed by leaning over a cellphone while reading and texting, is a big problem, according to the author of a newly published study in the National Library of Medicine.<p>Kenneth K. Hansraj, chief of spine surgery at New York Spine Surgery & Rehabilitation Medicine, says the …

Obama: 'We are and always will be a nation of immigrants. We were strangers once too'

Barack Obama used a heartfelt televised address to the nation on Thursday to explain his decision to enact sweeping immigration reforms that will shield from deportation almost five million people currently living in the country illegally.<p>In an emotional broadcast from the White House, the …