Posted 9:53 AM 12/23/2012 by Matt Stafford
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - More employees are working remotely with computers, smartphones and video-conferencing. But those technologies are still no substitute for actually being in the office. A growing number of tech companies are trying to address that problem with so-called (More)
Posted 5:34 PM 12/20/2012 by Joe Bevans
LONDON (AP) - Rock 'n' roll will never die - but it's a hazardous occupation. An academic study published Thursday confirms that rock and pop musicians are more likely to die prematurely than the general population, and finds that solo artists are twice as likely to die young as members of bands. (More)...
Posted 6:56 PM 12/19/2012 by Tony Spehar
TORONTO (AP) - A woman whose pet monkey was found wandering in an Ikea parking lot is protesting at a Toronto Animal Services office as part of her efforts to get him back.Yasmin Nakhuda alleges the tiny primate was illegally taken from her by animal control officials and moved to a (More)
Posted 11:56 AM 12/18/2012 by Lauren Molenburg
MONTREAL (AP) - Police in Canada say three people have been arrested in connection with a massive maple syrup heist from a Quebec warehouse, which put a dent in the global supply.
Quebec produces up to 80 percent of the world's maple syrup.
Authorities never disclosed the exact (More)
Posted 11:48 AM 12/16/2012 by Matt Stafford
CHICAGO (AP) - University of Chicago officials are puzzled by a mystery piece of mail seemingly linked to the Indiana Jones movie series. The Chicago Tribune reports that the university's admissions department received a package last week addressed to "Henry Walton Jones Jr." That's (More)
Posted 11:57 AM 12/13/2012 by Lauren Molenburg
NEW YORK (AP) - New York City's Taxi and Limousine Commission has approved a plan that will let riders use their smartphones to "e-hail" yellow cabs. Under the plan approved Thursday, downloaded apps will link customers with drivers starting Feb. 15. Commissioner David (More)
Posted 4:15 PM 12/12/2012 by Lauren Molenburg
MADRID (AP) - Spanish authorities say they have arrested a Panamanian woman arriving at Barcelona airport with 1.38 kilograms (3 pounds) of cocaine concealed in breast implants.
The Interior Ministry said Wednesday that border police noticed fresh scars and blood-stained gauze on her chest (More)
Posted 10:44 AM 12/11/2012 by Lauren Molenburg
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) - A holiday tradition in this upstate New York resort town has a peppermint twist: pig-shaped hard candies are sold with little metal hammers to smash them at Christmas.
The peppermint pigs, which can weigh up to a pound, are considered good luck charms by some. (More)...
Posted 10:09 AM 12/8/2012 by Matt Stafford
MOSCOW (AP) - "Men in Black" agents K and J may be about to recruit a new Russian assistant: Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. Medvedev has spoken about top secret files on aliens that may have landed in Russia. In footage recorded Friday after a television interview, the (More)
Posted 3:25 PM 12/7/2012 by Lauren Molenburg
CHARLESTON, WV(AP) - West Virginia University has ordered its musket-toting mascot to stop using his university-issued weapon on hunting trips after an online video showed him killing a black bear. In the video, Jonathan Kimble is shown firing the muzzle-loaded long gun at the bear in (More)
Posted 2:27 PM 12/7/2012 by Lauren Molenburg
WASHINGTON (AP) - Attention wealthy nations and billionaires: A team of former NASA executives will fly you to the moon in an out-of-this-world commercial venture combining the wizardry of Apollo and the marketing of Apple.
For a mere $1.5 billion, the business is offering countries the (More)