Firefighters knelt and prayed outside a North Carolina home where a mother and her baby were killed as Hurricane Florence made landfall

Mark Wilson/Getty Images Firefighters gathered to pray outside the Wilmington, North Carolina, home where a mother and her baby were killed after a tree crashed through the roof during Hurricane Florence on Friday.  At least three other people died Friday. Florence has weakened to a tropical storm, but dangerous flooding and strong winds were expected […]

Why the iPhone 9 may not be the budget Apple phone you were hoping for

Apple is widely presumed to planning the announcement of three new iPhones at its forthcoming hardware event on September 12. In addition to showcasing a direct successor to the current iPhone X that could be called the iPhone Xs, Apple is also expected to show off its largest iPhone ever. It has been suggested this […]

Netflix originals were receiving increasingly bad user reviews when the company decided to kill the feature

Netflix Netflix ended its user reviews feature earlier this summer, citing “declining using over time.”  But according to data compiled by Cordcutting.com, Netflix originals had also seen a steady year-over-year decline in user-rating scores, well before the company decided to bring its user reviews to an end.    Netflix announced in July that it would phase […]

The first major newspaper in every state — and what they looked like when they were first started

Fred Morley/Getty Images Newspapers were the primary way to find out what was going around us for hundreds of years. However, printed newspapers are not as common as they used to be. Newspapers have played an important role in the history of the United States, starting in British colonies. Publick Occurrences, the first newspaper in […]

'Insults' to Islam were motivation for Afghan man's attack on 2 Americans in Amsterdam – prosecutors

The man who stabbed two American tourists at Amsterdam’s busy Central railway station says he was motivated by insults to Islam in the Netherlands and that he chose his victims at random, according to prosecutors. The 19-year-old Afghan national, identified as Jawed S., said he traveled to Amsterdam from Germany – where he has residency […]

13 people were injured and 4 are missing after 2 boats collided on the Colorado River

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Two recreational boats collided head-on Saturday in a stretch of the Colorado River marking the California border with Arizona that was crowded with people enjoying the Labor Day weekend. One boat sank, leaving 13 people injured, authorities said. Another four people were missing and “presumed submerged.” The crash happened in […]

Mollie Tibbetts’ father pleads in op-ed: ‘Do not appropriate Mollie’s soul in advancing views she believed were profoundly racist’

Poweshiek County Emergency Management Agency Mollie Tibbetts’ father wrote in a Des Moines Register op-ed that he wants people to stop using his daughter’s name to push “profoundly racist” views. The revelation that Tibbetts’ suspected murderer was an unauthorized immigrant from Mexico reignited a national debate over immigration — but Rob Tibbetts wrote that he wants […]

Success in America has nothing to do with hard work — and we’re in the middle of a ‘war on normal people’

Justin Merriman/Getty America generally believes the path to success in today's competitive job climate is through hard work, regardless of one's background or hometown. But Andrew Yang, former CEO of Venture for America, says he received an education from Brown and Columbia not by working hard, but because he was a good test taker. Yang believes intelligence […]