She was selling refreshments to benefit Feeding America, a national network of food banks.But after she took in nine bucks, a group of teenagers grabbed the money basket and drove off with it. She was devastated.That's when her father posted on the neighborhood social media platform Nextdoor, explaining...
The U.S. Army combat veteran had served as Missouri's Secretary of State, nearly beaten a Republican incumbent for a U.S. Senate seat in 2016 and was the front-runner in the race for Kansas City mayor. There was even talk of him running for president. But Kander made...
Arica, Chile (CNN) — The first humans known to have mummified their dead did so in a rather improbable spot: the driest place on Earth.The Chinchorro people settled in coastal bays of the Atacama Desert, in what is present-day Chile, around 7,000 BC and developed a technique for...
Aeron McQuillin, 18, Bailey Campbell, 17, and Billy Tarbett, 15, were on their way to a Tim Hortons donut shop in Fonthill, Ontario, when they spotted a woman on the side of the road with smoke coming out of her car. They quickly diagnosed the problem as a...
Written by Meredith Mendelsohn, CNNAmerican artist and filmmaker Doug Aitken has unleashed a 100-foot-tall, mirrored hot air balloon that will fly across Massachusetts until July 28. As the silver behemoth catches air currents on its westward voyage, its surface will reflect everything in its path as it touches...
But tree cover in US cities is shrinking. A study published last year by the US Forest Service found that we lost 36 million trees annually from urban and rural communities over a five-year period. That's a 1% drop from 2009 to 2014. If we continue on this...
Big brands like Moncler, Jack Daniel's, Colgate and Estée Lauder are expanding their footprints in airports around the world to get travelers to buy impulsively while they wait around for their flights. Earlier this month, Colgate bought Filorga, a luxury anti-aging skin care brand that has become a...
The 25 stocks listed on Star had gained 140% on average by the time the market closed. Shares in Anji Microelectronics Technology, which makes materials for semiconductors, rocketed as much as 520% before trimming those gains to 400%. The wall of money pouring into the market created...
Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (BRKA) agreed in late April to provide $10 billion in equity financing to add firepower to Occidental's controversial hostile takeover offer for Anadarko Petroleum (APC). "The whole thing is a travesty," Icahn, who is launching an increasingly-contentious proxy war to replace four Occidental (OXY)...
Written by Rachel Segal HamiltonRachel Segal Hamilton is a London-based freelance journalist, specializing in photography. This is an edited extract from her introduction to "Urban Gypsies" by Paul Wenham-Clarke, published by Hoxton Mini Press. The Westway curls from Paddington to North Kensington, a colossal gray serpent, choking West...