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Hearing impaired now can get Ohio commercial driver's license

The deaf and hearing impaired have a new career option, as a truck driver. The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Office of Criminal Justice Services and …

Deaf Customer Sues Taco Bell

A New Jersey woman is suing Taco Bell. Gina Cirrincione is "claiming she had difficulty being served at the drive-thru window at two locations …

ISIS targets Sunni tribe in Iraq

They were taken from their homes, some pulled from their beds, in the middle of the night.<p>They were fathers, brothers and sons, members of the U.S.-allied Albu Nimr tribe -- the Sunni clan considered among the last holdouts against ISIS in Iraq's western desert.<p>About 50 members of the tribe were …

Thousands in Burkina Faso protest appointment of military ruler as leader

British banker arrested over double murder in Hong Kong

A 29-year-old British banker has been arrested on suspicion of murder, following the deaths of two women in Hong Kong.<p>Police found the women in a 40-storey apartment block in the Wan Chai district of the city in the early hours of Saturday yesterday morning. One of the women – aged between 25 and …

Scientists try to predict number of US Ebola cases

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Top medical experts studying the spread of Ebola say the public should expect more cases to emerge in the United States by year's end as infected people arrive here from West Africa, including American doctors and nurses returning from the hot zone and people fleeing from …

Disease

Driver sought in crash that killed 3 on Halloween

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities searched Saturday for the driver and passenger of an SUV who fled the scene after the vehicle struck three teenage …

12.2-inch iPad Pro could be thinner than the iPhone 6 Plus

Apple is expected to announce a huge iPad in early 2015, and a new report details some of the tablet’s specs.<p>According to the reliable Japanese site Macotakara, the larger iPad (or ‘iPad Pro’, as it’s been dubbed by the press) will feature a 12.2-inch display and improved stereo audio. The device …

Accused cop killer Eric Frein's cuts came during capture, marshal says

For nearly seven weeks, the American public knew alleged police killer Matthew Eric Frein from a handful of images -- showing a seemingly clean-cut young man, sometimes dressed in a Cold War-era uniform and carrying a gun.<p>But this week, they got a different glimpse of Frein. The bridge of his nose …

Am I 'black enough'? (Opinion) - CNN.com

<i>Editor's note: Gene Seymour is a film critic who has written about music, movies and culture for The New York Times, Newsday, Entertainment Weekly and The Washington Post. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the writer.</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- I am black, though for most of my life, I've …

CNN poll: Voters are angry

Nearly 7 in 10 Americans are angry at the direction the country is headed and 53% of Americans disapprove of President Barack Obama's job performance, two troubling signs for Democrats one week before the midterm elections, a new CNN/ORC International Poll shows.<p>Democrats are battling to try and …

Man Beats Impossible Odds Twice, Accidentally Doubles Down On Lottery Winnings

This man got more than just one stroke of luck.<p>Kenneth Stokes, from Norwood, Massachusetts, was understandably <i>stoked</i> when he received a phone call from the Massachusetts Lottery last week, informing him that he's won the "Lucky for Life" drawing. It wasn't until he'd hung up the phone that Stokes …

Peewee Football Team Fined $500 For A Dominant Victory? Mercy Rule Is To Blame

Whenever young children participate in some form of peewee sporting event, they do so not because they want to win or lose (though it might be an …

Should there be a TV channel just for sign language users?

<b>This week a consultation by media industry regulator Ofcom comes to an end. It could lead to more funding for television programmes made in British Sign Language (BSL), if there is enough support. But should there be a dedicated sign language channel?</b><p>Other British minorities have television …

Sign-language interpreter goes viral after press conference

Sign-language interpreter Jonathan Lamberton stole the Ebola show from Mayor de Blasio, with his dramatic facial expressions going viral on You …

New Tablet Case Recognizes Sign Language and Translates It Into Text

When you're deaf, finding a job isn't easy.<p>The trickiest part, explains Ryan Hait Campbell, is the interview. "You're not required to tell an …

Tablet case as virtual interpreter

The makers of a tablet case claim it will recognize and translate sign, according to Wired Magazine.<p>MotionSavvy, an Alameda, California-based startup …

Woman Pretends To Be Deaf For Nine Months To Keep Her Boyfriend

An Alaska waitress faked being deaf for nine months to keep her boyfriend.<p>Tina, one subject on a new TV show on Oxygen called "My Crazy Love," knew …

Sign Language

Police use Taser on deaf crime victim

<b>TACOMA, Wash.</b> - KIRO TV’s investigative unit has discovered Tacoma police used force to arrest and handcuff an innocent deaf woman after she called …

These Are The Most Googled Halloween Costumes In Each State

Some states are making a topical Halloween choice this year, opting for Frozen costumes or dressing as the mythical Slenderman. Others will keep it classic, dressing as doctors or cheerleaders.<p>This map, made by SumoCoupon, a website that offers discounts at various stores, shows which Halloween …

Fun Facts About the World's Biggest Beetle

Fun Facts About the World’s Biggest Beetle<p>Share<p>We like big bugs and we cannot lie. Which is why we like the titan beetle (Titanus giganteus). Here …

World Maps of a Most Unusual Sort

Share<p>World Maps<p>There are all kinds of world maps but what kind of map shows the United States bigger than China? India and North America about the …

Maps

Dia de los Muertos

<i>Dia de los Muertos</i>—the Day of the Dead—is a holiday celebrated on November 1. Although marked throughout Latin America, Dia de los Muertos is most strongly associated with Mexico, where the tradition originated.<p>Dia de los Muertos honors the dead with festivals and lively celebrations, a typically …

Cool Halloween Costume Ideas

Photograph by Rebecca Hale, NGS Staff<p>Aquarium Costume<p><b>You Will Need:</b><p>Large cardboard box<br>• Silver paint or construction paper<br>• Blue cellophane<br>• Duct tape<br>• Craft foam<br>• Fishing line<br>• Seashells<br>• Plastic greenery (available at craft stores)<br>• Snorkel mask or goggles and flippers (optional)<p><b>What to Do:</b> <br>Cut a hole for your …

Photo Tips: Trick Photography

Freak out your folks<br>with some freaky photos!<p>Photograph by SF Giants Fan, My Shot<p><i>Published October 24, 2014</i><p>Looking for more ways to celebrate Halloween in addition to haunted hayrides, bags full of candy, and hot apple cider? Then it's time to dust the cobwebs off your camera and give the photo tips …

New York & New Jersey’s Ebola Quarantines Are an Insane Overreaction

Sure, it plays well with the people who are scared and don’t know the science, but the New York-New Jersey Ebola quarantine (despite Sunday’s …

Stay in the Magical ‘Harry Potter’ Hotel: London’s Georgian House Offers ‘Wizard’s Chambers’

Channel your inner Hogwarts student by checking in to a pair of Harry Potter-themed hotel rooms outfitted with potion bottles and cauldrons. …