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Out of the ordinary: SUV crashes into home -- through roof

By December 11, 2014 08:54 AM

ESCONDIDO, Calif., Dec. 10 (UPI) -- A California couple said they initially suspected an early morning earthquake Wednesday when an SUV crashed through the roof of their garage. CONTINUE READING

Business: McDonald’s bets on custom food amid worst slump since 2001

December 10, 2014 09:10 AM

McDonald’s Corp., facing its worst U.S. sales slump in more than a decade, is turning to customized menu items in a bid to lure more millennials and shake off its reputation for selling outdated fast food. CONTINUE READING

US: Congress nears vote on $1 trillion spending bill

December 10, 2014 09:04 AM

WASHINGTON — Congress is quickly approaching a Thursday deadline to keep the government funded, but top lawmakers were prepared to approve a stopgap funding measure if necessary to buy lawmakers more time. CONTINUE READING


World: Malala and Kailash Satyarthi receive joint Nobel award

December 10, 2014 09:01 AM

Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai and Indian child rights campaigner Kailash Satyarthi have received the Nobel Peace Prize awards. CONTINUE READING

Out of the ordinary: Real estate company builds roller coaster through house to help sell it

December 10, 2014 08:55 AM

If you have ever shopped for a new home, you know that it can sometimes seem like a wild roller-coaster ride. Well, the Dutch real estate company Huizen Promoter took that concept quite literally by installing an actual roller coaster throughout the inside and outside of a home on the market. CONTINUE READING

Business: BMW in top leadership shake-up

December 9, 2014 09:18 AM

FRANKFURT, Germany — BMW shook up its top leadership Tuesday, saying that CEO Norbert Reithofer would leave his post to become chairman of the board as part of "generational change" at the head of the German luxury automaker. CONTINUE READING

US: Obama, Bush teams battle over torture report

December 9, 2014 09:13 AM

Supporters of two very different presidents — Barack Obama and George W. Bush — are bracing for battle over Tuesday's report on what Obama backers call "torture" and what Bush backers call "enhanced interrogation techniques." CONTINUE READING

World: Judge delays Oscar Pistorius ruling

December 9, 2014 09:10 AM

A South African judge has delayed to Wednesday her ruling on whether prosecutors can appeal against what they call the "shockingly light" sentence passed on Oscar Pistorius. CONTINUE READING

Out of the ordinary: TGI Fridays' Mistletoe Drone slices woman's nose

December 9, 2014 09:06 AM

NEW YORK, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- The ballyhooed "Mobile Mistletoe" drones launched by TGI Fridays have claimed their first victim, a New York photographer who lost the tip of her nose. CONTINUE READING

Business: Nintendo heads for best holiday in years on Wii U revival

December 8, 2014 09:11 AM

Nintendo Co. looks like it's finally going to be able to celebrate this Christmas. CONTINUE READING

US: Berkeley protest gets violent for second night

December 8, 2014 09:06 AM

BERKELEY, CALIF. — A peaceful protest in the university town of Berkeley, Calif., Sunday night over police killings of black men was overtaken by a group vandalizing police cars and stores and briefly shutting a local highway. CONTINUE READING

World: India bans Uber cab service after rape

December 8, 2014 09:01 AM

Authorities in the Indian capital, Delhi, have banned international taxi-booking service Uber after a driver allegedly raped a female passenger. CONTINUE READING

Out of the ordinary: Man leads police on 90-minute chase in stolen front-end loader

December 8, 2014 08:56 AM

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Dec. 7 (UPI) -- A Florida man was arrested Saturday after he stole a front-end loader and led authorities on a chase for up to an hour-and-a-half, police say. CONTINUE READING

US: CDC says flu shot less effective this year

December 5, 2014 09:06 AM

(CNN) -- Scientists are concerned about what they're seeing so far this flu season, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday, a day after the agency advised doctors this year's flu vaccine is not as effective because the current strain of the virus has mutated. CONTINUE READING

Business: Best Buy exits China as CEO focuses on U.S. revival

December 5, 2014 09:01 AM

Best Buy Co. is exiting China as part of Chief Executive Officer Hubert Joly’s plan to focus on reviving the retailer’s U.S. stores. CONTINUE READING

World: Germany jails Islamic State jihadist

December 5, 2014 08:57 AM

A German man has been jailed for three years and nine months for joining Islamic State (IS) militants, in the first trial of its kind in Germany. CONTINUE READING

Out of the ordinary: College used strippers to lure students

December 5, 2014 08:49 AM

MIAMI (AP) — A for-profit Florida college used exotic dancers as admissions officers, falsified documents and coached students to lie on financial forms as it fraudulently obtained millions of dollars in federal money, according to a federal lawsuit filed in Miami. CONTINUE READING

Business: Google makes move on Microsoft in workplace

December 4, 2014 09:10 AM

Google Inc. plans to boost the commissions it pays some outside firms to sell its workplace software, signaling a more serious challenge to Microsoft Corp.’s dominance at larger companies, according to people familiar with the matter. CONTINUE READING

US: NASA's Orion launch delayed

December 4, 2014 09:06 AM

(CNN) -- NASA on Thursday morning hopes to enjoy one of its biggest moments since the shuttle era ended in 2011 -- if it can get some kinks worked out. CONTINUE READING

World: China to stop harvesting executed prisoners' organs

December 4, 2014 09:01 AM

China has promised to stop harvesting organs from executed prisoners by 1 January, state media report. CONTINUE READING

Inspiration springs from waterfront developments

By December 18, 2014 03:50 PM

Development continues to transform Allentown this year, but so is another... CONTINUE READING

Actor Jeff Daniels to visit Jim Thorpe, perform concert

By Christopher Holland
December 17, 2014 02:11 PM

UPDATE: Because of a conflict with filming a movie, Jeff... CONTINUE READING

Good spin will ultimately put 'The Interview' in the win column

By December 18, 2014 02:58 PM

PR is a prickly beast. CONTINUE READING

Google unveils self-driving car

By December 23, 2014 10:28 AM

Last month, we wrote about potential business opportunities when driverless... CONTINUE READING

Tis' the season for company parties and extra paid-time-off

By December 16, 2014 03:42 PM

As American workers enter the heart of the holiday season, many will be in a... CONTINUE READING

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