Ellen Albertini Dow, the actress who brought The Sugarhill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight” to life in “The Wedding Singer” died Monday at the age of 101. Continue reading
One of the earliest known milestones in recorded history was nestled into an 18-inch doll. Inventor Thomas Edison embedded small phonographs inside the metal torsos of thousands of dolls that “talked” or played fragments of nursery rhymes, including “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.” Continue reading
The Obama administration is offering rewards of up to $18 million for information leading to the whereabouts of four top leaders of the Islamic State group. Continue reading
The Obama administration’s far-reaching plan to address climate change would cause job losses and lead to higher electricity prices and even power outages, attorneys general from two energy-producing states said Tuesday. Continue reading
The Democratic National Committee has sanctioned six presidential primary debates, giving long-shot candidates chances to challenge front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton before television audiences. Continue reading
Twenty-one million people are currently victims of modern day slavery. And most Americans use or consume products produced by slave labor–everything from pet food to sushi to cell phone parts–on a daily basis. Continue reading
One hundred and fifty-one years after her birth, Google is honoring American reporter Nellie Bly in an original ditty of a doodle penned by singer-songwriter Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
Islamic State militants claimed responsibility Tuesday for the attack outside a prophet Muhammad cartoon-drawing contest near Dallas. Continue reading