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This Day in History - January 18

January 18 532 – Between 30-40,000 die when the Nika uprising at Consta

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Bitcoins and brothels: Cryptocurrency may be coming to the Bunny Ranch

The rise of bitcoin may have been one of the biggest stories of 2017, but i

Religion
Christian convert from Iran converting Muslims in Sweden

From escaping Iran through the mountains as a Muslim refugee, to surviving domes

Lifestyle
Queen learns where crown jewels were hidden during WWII

A BBC documentary that aired over the weekend about Queen Elizabeth had all kind

Politics
Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake blasts Trump for attacks on press in fiery Senate floor speech

Outgoing Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake launched a fiery attack on President

Lifestyle
Don't blame rats for Europe's Black Death

Those poor, misjudged rats? According to infectious disease experts in Norway an

News

News
Ex-Trump administration adviser Steve Bannon agrees to meet with Robert Mueller

Steve Bannon, who served as President Trump’s campaign manager and senior policy adviser before falling out with the White House, has agreed to be interviewed by Sp...

Czech PM facing fraud charges says he might not head govt

PRAGUE –  Populist billionaire Andrej Babis has acknowledged he might not be in the new Czech government even though his centrist ANO movement won October'...

US ramps up airstrikes in Afghanistan under Trump administration

The U.S. military dropped more bombs in Afghanistan in 2017 than in 2012 when the U,S, military had nearly 100,000 troops on the ground, according to newly released airst...

Business

Business
Employees at some Tim Hortons reportedly see benefits cut over minimum wage hike

Employees who work at Tim Hortons locations in Canada owned by the co-founders’ children will reportedly see their benefits reduced along with paid breaks over the ...

CRYPTO: How the heck do I buy Ripple?

It appears the seal has been broken on the crypto currencies market. For the outsider, “crypto currency” is a term that sounds similar to a villain in a Batma...

US retail sales rose for 2nd month led by cars, clothes

WASHINGTON –  U.S. retail sales rose at a solid pace last month, as bullish consumers bought more cars, furniture and clothes.   Retail sales increa...

Lifestyle

Lifestyle
Bitcoins and brothels: Cryptocurrency may be coming to the Bunny Ranch

The rise of bitcoin may have been one of the biggest stories of 2017, but its acceptance as a means of payment is still limited. Now, the Bunny Ranch, the famous Las...

Queen learns where crown jewels were hidden during WWII

A BBC documentary that aired over the weekend about Queen Elizabeth had all kinds of interesting royal nuggets, but one revelation in particular was news to the queen her...

Don't blame rats for Europe's Black Death

Those poor, misjudged rats? According to infectious disease experts in Norway and Italy, rats aren't to blame for the spread of the Black Death, which has previously ...

Outdoors

Outdoors
Best new crossbows of 2018

Only a few years ago, seeing the new crossbows was something of an afterthought compared to checking out the flagship vertical bows at the ATA Show. Not anymore. With cro...

Meet the US Army's new pistol

In future battles, U.S. soldiers will have a new sidearm for personal protection. The Army’s new pistol may see more action than the last thanks to a design that ha...

Hunter forced to defend her lifestyle after receiving death threats

A woman in Texas has built a following on social media for her hunting prowess -- but it hasn't always been positive.   Nikki Tate, a lawyer in Dallas, has...

Education

Education
This Day in History - January 18

January 18 532 – Between 30-40,000 die when the Nika uprising at Constantinople fails 1486 – Henry VII marries Elizabeth of York 1591 – King Na...

This Day in History - January 17

January 17 1468 – Albanian lord Skanderbeg dies 1504 – Pope Pius V is born 1601 – The Treaty of Lyons ends war between Savoy and France 1706...

This Day in History - January 16

January 16 27 BC – The Roman Empire is established when the title Augustus is bestowed upon Gaius Julius Caesar Octavian by the Roman Senate 1412 – The ...

Politics

Politics
Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake blasts Trump for attacks on press in fiery Senate floor speech

Outgoing Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake launched a fiery attack on President Trump Wednesday over Trump’s criticisms of the media -- painting the president as a...

Democrat Phil Murphy replacing GOP Gov. Chris Christie

Former Wall Street executive Phil Murphy, assuming elected office for the first time, prepared Tuesday to be sworn in as New Jersey's 56th governor and return Democra...

The Victory of MLK's American Dream

It's #MLKDay, and I was contemplating his “I have a dream quote,” arguably his most famous. This dream of his is essentially a rephrasing of the American ...

Sports

Sports
Tua Tagovailoa Lifts Alabama Past Georgia in OT to Win National Championship

By CHRIS JOHNSON  January 09, 2018 The biggest fear about this All-SEC College Football Playoff national championship game is that a meeting between two d...

Ex-boxing champ Vinny Paz appears in court on assault charge

PROVIDENCE, R.I. –  Ex-boxing champion Vinny Paz has been released after turning himself in on a felony assault charge in Rhode Island.   Paz, a fiv...

Sports broadcaster Craig Sager left his children out of his will, son says

Craig Sager's family drama is apparently just as colorful as the suits the famed sports broadcaster was famous for donning.   Sager, known for his NBA side...

Entertainment

Entertainment
Katy Perry calls herself 'a victim' of social media

Katy Perry, the super-star singer who boasts 108 million Twitter followers and more than 68 million Instagram followers, claims to be a "victim&q...

Ann Curry could enact revenge on Matt Lauer in first TV interview since his 'Today' firing

Ann Curry has her shot at taking revenge on Matt Lauer after she was unceremoniously ousted from the "Today" show in 2012. But will she take it?   Tw...

Rare 16th century book returns to Prague Jewish community

PRAGUE –  A 16th century book that belonged to Prague's Jewish community before World War II and was considered lost before it surfaced at a New York City ...

Technology

Technology
Apple's Health app is being used as evidence in a murder trial in Germany

Not everyone uses the Apple Health App that’s pre-installed on their iPhones. But this app is playing an important role in a murder trial in Germany....

Fisker EMotion debuts at CES, promised for 2019 with 400-mile range

The rebooted Fisker unveiled its highly anticipated EMotion electric car on Tuesday at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show.   The car is a mid-size sport sedan ...

8 amazing new AI innovations at CES 2018

Technology is always evolving. In 2018, the evolution will not focus as much on faster phones or bigger televisions (although those things will happen). Instead, artifici...

Religion

Religion
Christian convert from Iran converting Muslims in Sweden

From escaping Iran through the mountains as a Muslim refugee, to surviving domestic abuse and imprisonment in a Turkish prison, to carving out a life in Sweden, Annahita ...

2018: The Year of Knowledge and Enlightenment

For those that have read my writings over the last year know that I can be a compassionate writer of my past life, but also one of humor, and sarcasm. I decided to start ...

Hanukkah's real meaning -- Don't just see the spiritual light, share it with the world

Comedian Jon Lovitz had a funny line about the miracle commemorated by Hanukkah, the nearly 2,000-year-old Jewish Festival of Lights that began at sundown Tuesday &nbs...

Weather

Weather
Florida's capital sees first measurable snowfall in nearly 30 years

Even Florida couldn’t avoid the wrath of the “bomb cyclone.”   Residents in Tallahassee went outside Wednesday to see snow-covered grounds, a...

Winter driving tips and precautions

Ice, powerful gusts and heavy snowfall on the roads can make for the opposite of a winter wonderland.   Dangerous conditions like these might leave you at risk...

'Bomb cyclone' winter storm hits US East Coast: What is it?

Bundle up! Brutal winter weather – with strong winds, snow and subzero temperatures – has hit much of the eastern U.S. and is expected to continue through the...