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The Cheapest Places to Travel for Each Month of the Year

Domestic: Los Angeles<p>You can save 33 percent on hotels in the city of angels this month, when the nightly average rate for four-star properties dips …

Prisoners have a beef after pork chopped from federal prison menus

Inmates will no longer be pigging out on ham or bacon after the Obama administration removed pig products from federal prison menus, in a sudden move being decried by the pork industry.<p>The federal Bureau of Prisons, responsible for over 200,000 inmates, reportedly imposed the ham ban at the …

Tesla drivers are about to get a big tech upgrade

1/<p>The car's new autopilot features include a highway autosteer feature as well as a self-parking function for parallel parking.<p>YouTube/Tesla<p>2/<p>But the …

Lamar Odom Hospitalized After Being Found Unconscious at Nevada Brothel, Khloé Kardashian Flying to His Bedside

Lamar Odom has been rushed to a hospital in Las Vegas, PEOPLE has confirmed.<p>The former NBA star, 35, was hospitalized Tuesday after being discovered …

Serial killer sent to death row 3 times faces 4th sentencing

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Three times Dayton Leroy Rogers has been sentenced to death, and three times his sentence has been overturned.<p>Rogers, one of …

B&H Slammed with Accusations of Mistreatment and Discrimination

B&H is one of the biggest retail names in the world of photography, but it’s also the one at the center of a new controversy after nearly 200 workers …

Employment

Woman Arrested After Live Streaming Herself Drunk Driving on Periscope

In what will rank as one of the most disgraceful uses of social media in 2015, a 23-year-old woman in Florida has been arrested after broadcasting a …

Social Media

Beer merger likely to shake up global market, MillerCoors

The world's largest beer-makers have agreed to combine, creating a beverage behemoth that would bring together famous brands, shake up the global beer market and could lead to significant changes in Chicago.<p>Anheuser-Busch InBev's $106 billion cash offer Tuesday was finally enough to win over …

The Quest For Greener Weed

The cash crop is hogging more and more water and energy as U.S. production grows. So some pot industry insiders are taking early steps to make it more sustainable.<p>Growing weed isn’t usually very green. In rural California, where marijuana is the top cash crop, it uses massive amounts of water …

Apple loses patent lawsuit to University of Wisconsin, faces hefty damages | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Apple Inc could be facing up to $862 million in damages after a U.S. jury on Tuesday found the iPhone maker used technology owned by the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s licensing arm without permission in chips found in many of its most popular devices.<p>An Apple logo hangs …

10 insane details about Apple’s new iMacs and Magic peripherals

Apple’s new Magic Mouse 2 has some new tricks up its sleeve, but according to a behind-the-scenes look into Apple’s Input Design Lab, perfecting the new eco-friendly mouse with a gliding sound that was just right wasn’t as easy as a click.<p>The top-secret laboratory where Apple designs its Macintosh …

Product Design

NASA is recycling Space Shuttle engines for a very important purpose

When finished, this rocket will be able to launch up to 2.16 million pounds into space. That kind of weight requires a powerful engine — four of them, to be precise.<p>NASA will use four RS-25 engines — along with two rocket boosters — to get the SLS from ground to space and on its way to Mars. …

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

A Bill Gates-backed Canadian company opened a plant that sucks carbon from the air

Carbon Engineering, backed by Bill Gates and other investors, unveiled a test facility able to extract carbon dioxide from the atmosphere using giant fans.<p>That carbon goes through a series of chemical processes and emerges as pellets, which can be used to make fuel — or simply be stored underground.<p>…

New Hampshire City Council Candidate Charged with Killing Dog By Kicking It

A New Hampshire man who drew national media attention after cops accused him of causing a small dog’s death by kicking it says that police relayed …

Here's Why Nobody's Talking About Nanotech Anymore

Of all the investment fads and manias over the past few decades, none have been as big of a fizzle as the craze for nanotech stocks. Ten years ago, …

Nanotech

Gilbert Arenas Disputes Caron Butler's Account of Gun Incident

One day after Sacramento Kings swingman Caron Butler's memoir was released, former Washington Wizards teammate Gilbert Arenas disputed his account of the infamous locker room gun incident that took place in December 2009.<p>According to Chris Lingebach of CBS Washington, Arenas posted a lengthy retort …

Basketball