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Gehrig's 1931 contract sold at auction for $216,000

Lou Gehrig's 1931 contract with the New York Yankees has sold at auction for $216,000.<p>Gehrig played with the Yankees from 1923 to 1939, when he …

Major League Baseball

Speedy Delivery: Mister Rogers Will Get His Own Stamp in 2018

After weeks of mailing out this year’s holiday cards, postage might be the last thing you want to think about. But the U.S. Postal Service has just …

Pop Culture

Disney is buying most of 21st Century Fox for $52.4 billion

Disney is buying a huge chunk of 21st Century Fox in a deal that promises to reshape the media industry and help the entertainment giant fend off digital rivals such as Netflix.<p>The $52.4 billion all-stock deal will combine two of the biggest players in Hollywood.<p>In addition to 21st Century Fox's …

Walt Disney Company

An airplane drew a Christmas tree on a flight tracker because why not

How far would you go for a Christmas gif?<p>Airbus A380 — the world's largest passenger plane — carried out a very festive test flight over Germany on …

Aviation

Medical marijuana has no health risks: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially given the tick of approval to cannabidiol, a relaxing compound in medical marijuana, ruling it is …

Cannabis

Cheech Marin teams with California to plug pot biz

<b>LOS ANGELES -</b> Comedian and legendary stoner Cheech Marin doesn't want your pot business to go up in smoke.<p>That's why he's in a new public service …

Cannabis

SAG Nominations: 16 Biggest Snubs and Surprises

This year’s Oscar race is still as undecided as a swing state voter. On Wednesday, the Screen Actors Guild nominations failed to offer much clarity. …

Awards

33 Incredibly Useful Things You Didn’t Know Google Photos Could Do

Google’s photo-organizing service offers plenty of powerful possibilities beyond its widely known basics. Ready to take your image library to the next level?<p>With its seamless cloud storage, platform-agnostic syncing, and simple options for sharing, Google Photos has shown that managing even a …

iOS

Roger Goodell is apparently done as NFL commissioner after new contract expires - CBSSports.com

The NFL is going to have to look for a new commissioner<p>After 11 years as NFL commissioner, it looks like Roger Goodell has finally decided when his …

New England

How Gross Is It to Let My Dog Sleep Next to Me?

“If your dog hasn’t had the proper treatments, it could bring fleas and ticks into the bed."<p><b>The Scenario</b><p>On countless occasions, you've seen your friend doze off with his trusty Labrador, Bella, by his side. Nestling up to her furry body works better than a Tylenol PM after a long day, he says. On …

Pets

The premium-fuel secret: You almost never need it

Even if the fuel cap says it's "Recommended"<p>Premium fuel is like magic for cars, right, even for cars that don't need it? That's what everyone says. "My car is in great shape because I only put premium in it." "I get better fuel economy when I use premium." "I like to drive fast, so I use premium …

Trucks

Trump’s decision to allow tip-pooling could cost workers $6 billion

Waiters and waitresses could take home significantly less money if a new rule proposed by the Trump administration this month is passed, critics …

U.S. Dept. of Labor

Salma Hayek: Weinstein Threatened to Kill Me, Forced Me to Shoot a Full-Frontal Scene

“For years, he was my monster,” says the Oscar nominee, who allegedly endured horrifying treatment from Harvey Weinstein while making Frida.<p>In a searing personal essay for <i>The New York Times</i>, actress <b>Salma Hayek</b> writes that she too has several awful stories to share about <b>Harvey Weinstein.</b> Not only …

Salma Hayek

Canada will sell legal pot for $7.77 a gram

As Canada gears up to legalize marijuana in July of next year, Ottawa agreed to sell weed at $7.77 a gram-$10 in Canadian dollars-which will only add …

Cannabis

In a Stunning Announcement, McDonald's Revealed That Its Most Controversial Burger Will Become a Permanent Menu Item

This was just an experiment, right?<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>They said it would never happen.<p>They said it was just a fad, a passing fancy, a frippery of appeasement.<p>It was good for a little news, but surely not for a lot …

Burger

The Breathalyzer’s Effect on Drinking & Driving

How scientists and bureaucrats conspired to make American roads safer for driving.<p>Eighty years ago, science slipped into the backseat of your car, …

Alcohol

Apple will give you more cash for your dusty old Mac

Apple has increased its trade-in values for a bunch of old Mac models. Machines released in 2009 and later could now earn you up to $2,500. That’s a generous $1,000 more than the previous limit.<p>If you were thinking about treating yourself to a new Mac this Christmas, Apple just made it a whole lot …

MacBook Pro

Your 50s Will Probably Be the Most Unhappy Time of Your Life

Everybody’s life is filled with ups and downs, but new research suggests everyone’s life follows a particular pattern when it comes to our general …

Happiness

Paralysed rats walk again after breakthrough surgery using stem cells from a human's mouth

<b>Scientists have healed a rat's severed spinal cord.</b><p><b>Stem cells from a human’s mouth were used in the process.</b><p><b>Researchers hope to test the pioneering surgery on humans in the future.</b><p>Seeing a rat scurry by would send many people running away screaming, but researchers at Israel's Technion institute of …

Breakthroughs

The Nazi art hoard that shocked the world

Two new exhibitions look at how Hildebrand Gurlitt was able to exploit the Nazi system in order to amass a vast collection of work by ‘degenerate artists’ and Jewish collectors, writes Cath Pound.<p>The discovery of almost 1500 artworks including examples by Picasso, Munch, Matisse, Kirchner and Klee …

Art

Prince William and Harry's Height Blows Their Cover in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Cameo

Disguised as Stormtroopers, the royal brothers thought they could take a secret role in the new Star Wars movie. But their towering height has given …

Star Wars

Expert Picks for the Entire 2017-18 College Football Bowl Schedule

Bowl season is here, and before the best four teams in the country step into the spotlight on New Year’s Day, college football fans will be treated …

College Football

Here Are the Best and Worst Days for Christmas Travel

Flight delays are always a hassle, but the holidays add an extra layer of stress. No one wants to be stuck at the airport while their family is …

Bruce Willis

The History of Wireless Everything

Halfway between Brooklyn and Montauk, a steel cupola propped up on wooden legs once looked out over the Long Island Sound and beyond the horizon. …

Wi-Fi

9 reasons why 2018's smartphones are going to kick major ass

Get ready: Faster, smarter, and more secure smartphones are coming in 2018.<p>Like clockwork, Qualcomm, the world's largest mobile chipmaker, announced …

Phones

Those Annoying Phone Calls You've Been Getting From Numbers Similar To Yours Are Scams

I’m sure it’s happened to you. You get a phone call from a number from the same area code as yours, with the same three-digit central office code and …

Landmarks across the globe lit blue and white for Hanukkah's first night

Buildings and bridges across the world were bathed in blue and white light Tuesday night in honor of the first night of Hanukkah.<p>From New York City …

Empire State Building

This Agency Just Made a Beer Specifically to Drink in the Shower

The shower beer is such an underrated beer. And yet, it flies under the radar. But no more! Swedish ad agency Snask has developed a new beer …

Advertising Industry

Officials determine cause of one of California's devastating wildfires

Los Angeles