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  • Fine dining at America’s biggest home

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Walking through one of the three hydroponic greenhouses he oversees at the Biltmore estate, Eli Herman notices that the nasturtiums are growing “like crazy.” “I don’t know if you guys have any use for nasturtium greens,” says Herman, Biltmore’s Field to Table operations manager, talking with the estate executive chef Mark DeMarco. “You know who could take those? Cole Pate at the Bistro,” DeMarco says, referring to his sous chef at a restaurant on the estate. “Send […]

  • How to prepare for ex-President Trump

    Someday, Donald Trump will become ex-President Trump. After a guilty plea from his longtime “fixer,” Michael Cohen, alleging that Trump directed the commission of federal crimes, perhaps that day will arrive sooner rather than later. But whether it’s a week, 18 months or more than six years away, we need to start preparing now. That’s because, for all of the threat to our democracy Trump poses as president, he may pose an even bigger one as an ex-president. No one […]

  • Two more men accused of sexually abusing women on airplanes

    Two men have been charged this week with sexually abusing women seated near them on flights to Seattle. The unrelated cases come at a time when the number of sexual assaults reported on planes has increased at “an alarming rate,” according to the FBI. The first incident was in January aboard a flight from London, and the second happened in March on a flight from Anchorage, according to federal prosecutors. Babak Rezapour and Nicholas Matthew Stevens are accused of abusive […]

  • Why Dollar General thrives even in a hot economy

    Americans living paycheck to paycheck are a boon for dollar stores even as the economy strengthens. “While the economy is doing very well, our core customer continues to struggle because, normally, her expenses outstripped her wage growth,” Dollar General chief executive Todd Vasos told analysts on a conference call Thursday. He cited rising rent and health care costs as lingering problems for low-income shoppers. Dollar General said sales at existing stores grew more than Wall Street had expected. Analysts predicted […]

  • Australian meteor: Scientists search for remnants of late-night fireball

    PERTH – Australian scientists are searching for the remnants of a meteor which burned spectacularly across the sky in Perth Tuesday night. The unusual phenomenon was caught on camera by multiple spectators, and described as a “fireball” on social media. Curtin University professor Phil Bland told CNN it was “almost certainly” a chunk of asteroid coming through the atmosphere, an event which he said occurs only a couple of times a year. Bland is the founder of the Desert Fireball […]

  • This is why Louis C.K. can laugh off abuse

    Holly Thomas is a writer and editor based in London. She tweets @HolstaT. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.  “I have spent my long and lucky career talking and saying anything I want. I will now step back and take a long time to listen.” So said stand-up comic Louis C.K. in November after allegations of his gross sexual misconduct emerged. He had taken women he worked with into private rooms, stripped naked and […]

  • Disneyland to serve alcohol to general public for first time

    ORLANDO – After more than 60 years of teetotal fun, Disneyland Resort in California will begin serving alcohol to the general public in 2019. It’s a watershed travel moment — right now if you fancy a beer between roller coaster rides, your only choice is to bag an invite to the enigmatic and private Club 33 in New Orleans Square. But thanks to the hotly anticipated “Star Wars: Galaxy Edge” — due to open next year — any Disney adult […]

  • A finger poking through a manhole cover alerts rescuers to a boy swept away by floodwaters

    Harrison, Wi. – Crews desperately searched for a Wisconsin boy after a powerful storm drenched his small community and sucked him into a drainage ditch. The hunt seemed to be going nowhere until a rescuer noticed one of the boy’s fingers poking through a manhole cover. The 11-year-old had been playing in a drainage ditch with some friends Tuesday in Harrison, Wisconsin, when he was swept under the water and didn’t resurface, the Calumet County Sheriff’s Office said. His friends […]

  • Texas police officer who pointed a gun at a group of kids is exonerated and back at work

    A police officer who was caught on video pointing a gun at a group of children in El Paso, Texas, is back at work after being unanimously exonerated by a disciplinary board. El Paso Police Department spokesman Sgt. Enrique Carrillo said on Thursday that the 13-member Disciplinary Review Board, comprised of officers and civilians, found earlier this week that the officer pointed the gun at a specific juvenile and not at a group of children on July 5. The officer, […]

  • Home surveillance cameras are the new neighborhood watch

    Surveillance cameras and home security systems are becoming crucial tools for fighting crime, slowly replacing the neighborhood watch and its army of invisible street guardians. Some of the biggest stories in recent weeks have involved surveillance cameras providing police officers with evidence to help solve investigations. In the most recent case, a mystery woman was captured by home security cameras in Texas repeatedly ringing doorbells in the middle of the night with what appeared to be shackles hanging from her […]

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