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Is Emmitt Smith’s NFL rushing record unbreakable?

We come to a definitive conclusion.Recently, our fearless leader posted what he termed “Five Awesome Records held by the Cowboys’ franchise or …

UT/TT Poll: Football is popular in Texas. The NFL isn't.

Player protests and other issues have put the NFL in strange territory in Texas: It's both unpopular and politically polarizing.<p>Nearly half of the …

US has the largest gender pay gap for video game streamers

Half of US women streamers go unpaid despite country's higher-than-average spending on influencer support

The best and worst laptop brands 2018

Whether you're purchasing a $1,500 gaming laptop or a $200 Chromebook, the brand matters. That's why we rate the top 10 laptop brands each year, based on their support, design, innovation, value/selection and, most of all, product quality.<p>For 2018, Lenovo retained its place for a second year as the …

Opioid prescription rates dropping across the country

Opioid prescription rates across the country have been declining since their peak in 2012, according to data collected by the Centers for Disease …

Trump Administration

Troopers buy $600 plane ticket to help distraught woman get home for Florida shooting vigil

<b>(CNN) —</b> Jordana Judson lives in New York. But when she heard about the Florida school shooting last week, it hit close to home.<p>Judson, 23, graduated from Florida State University, which had a school shooting a few years ago. She also is a 2012 graduate of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in …

Florida

Here Are the Most Popular Super Bowl Recipes in Each State, According to Google

According to Google’s data, football fans are scouring the web for way more than chicken wings this Super Bowl.<p>While the Philadelphia Eagles will go …

Cole Hamels, wife donate $9.4M Missouri mansion to charity

Texas Rangers pitcher Cole Hamels and his wife, Heidi, donated a mansion and 100 acres of land in southwest Missouri to a charity that provides camps …

Actor Gary Sinise honors veterans by flying them to World War II museum

Actor Gary Sinise rolled out the red carpet for 33 veterans, including one Pearl Harbor survivor, by flying them from Sacramento to New Orleans to …

More women plan to run for Congress than ever before

As of December 7 there were 369 women running or planning to run for a House seat in 2018, according to Rutgers University's Center for American …

Flu season is coming early, looking tough

Signs are pointing to a tough flu season for the U.S. this year.<p>While influenza has not quite reached epidemic levels yet, it’s spreading farther and faster than it did at the same time last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.<p>Flu is already widespread in seven states: …

Here's where Mexican drug cartels operate in the US, according to the DEA

Mexican drug-trafficking organizations maintain heavy influence in broad swaths of the US — particularly Southern California, the Northeast, along the southern border, and in South Florida — and they continue to expand, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration's 2017 National Drug Threat …

Mexico

How Every NFL Team’s Fans Lean Politically

The showdown between President Trump and the NFL over some players’ decision to kneel during the national anthem to protest racial injustice has …

Quick-Thinking 13-Year-Old Saves 17 People Using Just an Air Mattress During Hurricane Harvey

As Hurricane Harvey’s floodwaters took over his first-floor apartment in Dickinson, Texas, 13-year-old Virgil Smith left his building and entered the …

Hurricane Harvey

Bruno Mars Donates $1 Million to Flint: 'I'm Very Thankful to the Michigan Audience'

Bruno Mars will be donating $1 million dollars to aide victims of the Flint Water crisis, the singer announced during a recent performance.<p>During his …

Music

Global warming will increase poverty in the southern US, a new study says

A new study estimates that southern areas of the US, many of which are already poor, could face a 20 percent decline in economic activity if carbon emissions continue unabated through the 21st century.<p>The study was issued by economists with the Climate Impact Lab, a consortium of experts from the …

More than 100 million Americans have diabetes or pre-diabetes

More than 100 million people in America have either diabetes or a condition called "pre-diabetes" that can lead to type 2 diabetes within five years, …

Diabetes

Human Heart-Warmer Prince Harry Honors Parents of Gravely Ill Kids

Prince Harry is spreading cheer yet again.<p>On Monday Harry hosted a special party at Buckingham Palace for WellChild, a charity that supports families …

Prince Harry

Nicki Minaj Just Randomly Paid a Bunch of Her Fans' School Expenses on Twitter

Nicki Minaj paid fans’ school expenses on Saturday night, using her Twitter account — which has more than 20 million followers — to field numerous …

Nicki Minaj

Prince Harry Comforts Kids Mourning Loss of Their Mom: 'Everything Will Be Okay'

Prince Harry offered his support to two siblings whose mother had died last year, reassuring them that “it will get better.”<p>Harry, 32, attended the …

16-Year-Old with Autism Donates Birthday Money, Supplies to Shelter Animals in Need

All Daniel Jaicks wanted for his 16th birthday on April 9 was a lawnmower.<p>So, with that big gift covered, Daniel’s mother Joanna Jaicks asked the …

Pets

Walmart Cashier Pays Half of Grocery Bill for Family of Five: 'I Think Y'all Need a Blessing!'

A South Carolina mother of three, was “absolutely blown away” when a Columbia Walmart cashier insisted on covering half of her $200 grocery bill …

Cat Tossed from Van onto Highway Saved By Teenager, Who Adopts Him

A 14-year-old from Michigan stopped traffic to save a cat that was thrown from a moving car.<p>It happened on Sunday, when Gavin Orlowski was driving on …

Grand Rapids

Where in the world are the game jobs?

Figuring out how many game jobs there are in the world is a laudable goal. But it’s easier said that done.<p>I embarked on this task a while ago as part of a quest to figure out which regions of the world are most competitive when it comes to making and publishing games. PC and console games once …

Gaming Industry

These Are the Most Popular Girl Scout Cookies in Each State

To celebrate only the most important anniversary in cookie history — the 100th year of Girl Scout cookie sales — Influenster polled 5,054 members …

Dessert

These Are the Most Valuable Roadless Areas Left on Earth

A new map reveals the extent to which roads have fragmented wild lands.<p>Wild lands void of roads are among the last relatively undisturbed parts of the planet. Although as much as 80 percent of Earth’s land surface is still roadless, that territory has been fragmented into nearly 600,000 pieces, …

The Best Maps of 2016

All Over the Map<p>From the craters of Mars to the streets of Zurich, these maps show cartography at its best.<p>It’s been a good year for map lovers. Whether you’re into old maps, new maps, or new ways of interacting with old maps, there was much to cheer about in 2016.<p>Lots of great historical maps …

Maps

4-Year-Old Boy Is Able to Take His First Steps Thanks to Donation From a Stranger

When Luis Tamarez stood in front of his pre-K classmates for the first time, there wasn’t a dry eye in the room.<p>“His reaction was pure joy,” Luis’s …

New Jersey

Maps Reveal How Global Consumption Hurts Wildlife

As international trade threatens vulnerable species and natural resources, new maps show some unexpected connections.<p>In a world driven by a globalized economy, the biggest threat to an endangered species is often fueled by consumer demand thousands of miles away. And this makes protection of …