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Reno Hotel Gambles On Green Energy And Saves $2 Million Per Year

One hotel in Reno, Nevada is not like the others, but not for the reasons you’d expect. Sure, the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino’s two 19-story towers are unique, as are the 2.1 million square foot (195,000 sqm) interior, 1,635 guest rooms, 43,000 square-foot (3,995 sqm) spa, Tuscan-themed decor and …

Graphic Designer Dad Illustrates His Kids’ Lunch Bags Almost Every Day Since 2008 | Colossal

<p>Graphic designer and competitor for Best Dad Ever David LaFerriere has been drawing illustrations on his children’s sandwich bags since 2008. Lucky …

Bomb suspect claims he, brother acted alone

Suspect tells investigators that he and his brother learned to build bombs over the Internet.<p>BOSTON -- Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Boston Marathon bombing suspect, has told investigators that the deadly plot was self-contained, involving only he and his brother and did not enlist the aid of terrorists …

Hashtag could take flight and start appearing on Facebook, reports say

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Twitter’s now-iconic hashtag could be taking flight and it may start appearing on Facebook, the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> first …

Facebook to add hashtags, says sources

Hashtags have long been the domain of Twitter, where users utilize them alongside keywords to make searching and grouping easier. Over time, hashtags …

Report: #Hooray, Hashtags Coming To A Facebook News Feed Near You

To date, Twitter has owned the market on real-time, crowd-sourced information. Whether it's during the Super Bowl, Television, or cultural events -- …

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2 shot at Denver marijuana rally

DENVER (AP) — Authorities are hunting for suspects after shooting broke out during a massive marijuana celebration in Denver, leaving two people with gunshot wounds.<p>The gunfire scattered thousands attending Saturday's 4/20 counterculture holiday, the first since Colorado legalized marijuana.<p>A man …

Two shot at Denver’s Civic Center 4/20 pot rally

Two people were shot in the leg at Denver’s Civic Center during Saturday’s 4/20 pot rally and a third person was grazed by a bullet.<p>A man and a woman …

Four ways the media failed in covering the Boston bombings, and one reason why

It’s been a tiring week for anyone in the media—and a sobering one for anyone in the media with a conscience. The coverage of the Boston Marathon saga, from the bombing on Monday to the capture of suspected bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Friday, brought out some of the very worst features of news in …

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The Crazy Accurate Thermal Images That Saw Dzokhar Tsarnaev Through a Boat Tarp (Updated)

There was no small amount of technology that went into the capture of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzokhar Tsarnaev, but perhaps none was more …

Obama sends prayers to West, Texas

President Obama is expressing support for the people of West, Texas, in the wake of Wednesday night's deadly explosion.<p>The White House said Obama also phoned Gov. Rick Perry, R-Tex., to offer federal assistance.<p>The president's statement:<p>"Today our prayers go out to the people of West, Texas in the …

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EXPLOSION in West, TX: Here's a first look at some one devastation, in daylight. #westexplosion

Texas Mayor Says 35 to 40 People Unaccounted for After Plant Blast

The mayor of the small Texas city north of Waco devastated by an explosion at a fertilizer plant said that 35 to 40 people were unaccounted for.<p>West, …

WFAA on Twitter: "Aerial photos show incredible destruction in West, TX. #westexplosion http://t.co/8xQfYfeaTH http://t.co/0IZPBo9yTS"

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West Fertilizer was pillar of community

<i>UPDATED, 8:20 a.m. EDT:</i> Until late Wednesday, when a massive explosion ripped through its facility in Texas, West Fertilizer Co. was a small firm that attracted little criticism from regulators but plenty of respect from its neighbors.<p>The company, owned by Adair Grain Inc., now finds itself at the …

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Man has near misses with Boston bomb and Texas explosion

A man who finished running the Boston Marathon seconds before a bomb exploded near the finishing line on Monday was also one of the witnesses of the …

Sinkhole swallows three cars on Chicago's South Side

A driver was hospitalized Thursday after a large sinkhole opened up in the middle of the street and swallowed three cars on Chicago's South Side, police said.<p>The injured man was driving when the road buckled and caved in at 9600 South Houston Avenue near the Chicago Skyway, Chicago Police …

He's Not Dead! Reuters Publishes Premature Obituary Of George Soros

Reuters published an obituary of billionaire investor and philanthropist George Soros on Thursday. Only one problem: he’s not dead.<p>In a wide-ranging 1,222 word report written by reporter Todd Eastham, Reuters eulogized Soros with this fill-in-the-blank lede: “George Soros, who died XXX at age XXX, …

Meet the Man Who Witnessed Both the Boston Bombing and the Waco Explosion

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>It's been a pretty tough week for everybody in America, but it's been other-worldly for Joe Berti — …

In a Night of Mayhem, Boston Bombing Suspects Standoff Against Cops

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>OUR COVERAGE CONTINUES: To get the latest on the manhunt, including the reported identities of the …

Obama Ricin Letter: Poison-Tainted Mailer To President Intercepted At Screening Facility

Less than a day after police intercepted a letter laced with the poison ricin that was sent to Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), reports of two more poison-tainted letters have emerged, including one to President Barack Obama.<p>Chad Pergram of Fox News tweeted on Wednesday that a letter sent to Obama from …

Ricin Letter Suspect Arrested

Morphed Animals Created Weird New Species in Funny Mashup Series

What if different species could mate? Redditor gyyp imagines just what that would look like and shares his Photoshopped creations for the world to look on in disbelief and wonder. The photo manipulator's <i>Weird Animals</i> collection pairs ducks with elephants, pugs with gorillas, guinea pigs with …

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