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4 crazy things that happened as the FCC voted... Telecom policy fights rarely lead to much excitement. They usually involve lawyers tossing such provocative words at each other as "common carrier" and "business data services." But these days, if you so much as whisper the phrase "net neutrality," all sorts of crazy things begin to happen. --The FCC got an anonymous bomb threatMoments before members of the Federal Communications [...]

Fox's 'The Simpsons' 'predicted' the sale to... Yes, "The Simpsons" even predicted its own future parentage.As part of the historic $54.2 billion Fox-Disney deal announced Thursday, such Fox animated series as "Family Guy" and "Bob's Burgers" will soon be donning corporate Mouse Ears. But only the granddaddy of these Fox shows, "The Simpsons," depicted the day that it would be owned by Disney.Thursday morning, the longest-running prime-time show tweeted a throwback [...]

This NFL season has been all about who isn't... Aaron Rodgers is returning to the field Sunday, but he said he's not coming back to save this season for the Green Bay Packers.He might need to do more than that. The 2017 season is in dire need of saving, not only for the Packers but for the entire NFL.Rodgers, the standout quarterback from the Packers, is expected to be in the lineup this Sunday in Charlotte against the Carolina Panthers after being sidelined for two [...]

This bodybuilder's heaviest lift is revealing... Bodybuilder, powerlifter and motivational speaker Chris Ruden was ashamed of his disabled hand for most of his life, and he hid it under a cloth glove for 17 years. Ruden was born with a birth defect that left him with only two fingers on his left hand and his left arm four inches shorter than his right.In middle school, a girl Ruden had a crush on mocked him in front of their class, humiliating Ruden so much that he decided never [...]

Oxford Dictionaries word of the year is a word... The Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2017 has been revealed and the winner is . . . "Youthquake."Confused? You may not be the only one.The word is defined as meaning "a significant cultural, political, or social change arising from the actions of influence of young people." It represents the awakening of millennials striving for change during a turbulent 12 months across the world.Data collected by editors [...]

11 misconceptions about paying for college Every year, parents are shocked that the colleges their teen applied to didn't award enough, or any, financial aid. It's complicated. Here are 11 things to understand before financial aid letters arrive.- The FAFSA doesn't award financial aid. Filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid determines whether your student is eligible for federal aid, including Pell Grants, FSEOG grants, work-study, and [...]

Superbacteria could soon be eating China's... In a Hong Kong laboratory, researchers are working with one of the world's biggest cloth makers to improve its production process using a special ingredient: Bacteria.TAL Apparel, which has factories in mainland China and Southeast Asia, has teamed up with City University to identify bacteria that can clean up more efficiently the vast quantities of waste water the textile industry produces. It's one of hundreds of efforts by [...]

Smoke from wildfires may be surprisingly... As firefighters continue to battle California's devastating Thomas Fire - now the fourth-largest in state history - a group of scientists presented new results suggesting that air pollution from such massive blazes may be one of their deadliest consequences.Speaking at the annual American Geophysical Union meeting in New Orleans, the researchers, from Colorado State University and the University of Houston, suggested Thursday that [...]

Some Subway owners not so happy with return of... There's no question that Subway is an American success story - not just for the corporation but for small businesses.According to the company's website, there are more than 21,000 franchise-small business owners who run approximately 44,000 Subway shops in more than 100 countries around the world. One of the biggest risks for a small-business owner who operates a franchised store is that some of the biggest decisions are still in [...]

166 cats removed from a house, including 55 dead Ohio Police and Columbus Humane descended on the house around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. The removal was part of an investigation conducted by Columbus Humane, which handles law enforcement complaints involving animal cruelty and neglect.Workers from Columbus Humane had to wear protective suits and masks while going through the home. Gahanna police were there to assist but they didn’t have any problems with the property owner, said Niel Jurist, Gahanna’s spokeswoman. The [...]

The NBA's testing ground is giving Twitch... The NBA uses its G League to experiment with possible changes to its product. Starting Friday, it will be using it as a way to promote a brand new way of watching - and interacting - with its games.The league announced Wednesday morning that it is beginning a partnership with Twitch to stream select games each week on the the social media and video platform that's become wildly popular with [...]

FCC votes to repeal its net neutrality rules Federal regulators voted Thursday to allow Internet providers to speed up service for some apps and websites - and block or slow down others - in a decision repealing landmark, Obama-era regulations for broadband companies such as AT&T and Verizon.The move to deregulate the telecom and cable industry is a major setback for tech companies, consumer groups and Democrats who lobbied heavily [...]

In Japan, KitKat finds its sweet spot in unique... Two years ago, KitKat's marketing manager in Japan won an internal corporate award. His prize: a golden trophy shaped like one of the iconic chocolate bars.Today, the manager, Ryoji Maki, doesn't remember why he won the award. But he's immensely proud of what it inspired."That's how I came up with creating a gold leaf-covered KitKat," he said. Before long, the chocolate wafer bars were on sale in Tokyo for about $18. "They were like an edible golden trophy. [...]

He was a renowned surgeon - until a doctor... Patients often can't help but wonder what doctors and nurses are doing while they're sedated.Some suspect trash talking. Others are wary of racially charged comments.On Wednesday, a British surgeon gave patients something new to worry about: Getting their doctors' initials burned into their organs while they are unconscious.Simon Bramhall, 53, pleaded guilty to two counts of assault by beating after he used an [...]

Tabloids, cable and Hollywood: the mega deals... Rupert Murdoch's $52 billion sale of a big chunk of 21st Century Fox Inc. to Walt Disney Co. is a turning point in the media mogul's career, spanning more than 60 years and most of the planet's continents.From turning the Sun into a salacious, pugnacious best-selling tabloid in the U.K. to pioneering 24-hour news with Sky and Fox News, Murdoch has catalyzed change in the industry as much as responded to it. Andrew Neil, formerly [...]

How 3,000 very good golden retrievers could... Most dogs get poked and prodded at the veterinarian's office. Piper, a 4-year-old golden retriever in Chicago, gets far more scrutiny than that.Her annual checkup this month took three hours. Her flaxen hair was trimmed and bagged, her toenails clipped and kept, her bodily fluids collected. Everything was destined for a biorepository in the Washington suburbs that holds similar samples from more than 3,000 other purebred golden [...]

Former 'Apprentice' star's departure highlights... Omarosa Manigault Newman, the former reality TV star who joined President Donald Trump's White House as one of his most prominent African American supporters, resigned under pressure after a confrontation with Chief of Staff John Kelly that ended when she was escorted from the premises, White House officials said Wednesday.Kelly pushed her out as director of communications for the Office of the [...]

A baby was born with her heart outside her body... Immediately after Vanellope Hope Wilkins was born, she was put in sterile plastic to protect her heart - which was beating outside her tiny chest.It was a moment that her parents, Dean Wilkins and Naomi Findlay, had hoped for but were not certain would actually come - a moment in which their baby girl would come into the world, and live.The newborn, who was born Nov. 22 at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester, England, was [...]

Disney buys Fox assets in $52 billion split of... Walt Disney agreed to a $52.4 billion deal to acquire much of the global empire that media baron Rupert Murdoch assembled over three decades, from a fabled Hollywood studio to Europe's largest satellite-TV provider to one of India's most-watched channels.Holders of Murdoch's 21st Century Fox Inc. will get 0.2745 Disney share for each Fox share, for assets including the movie and TV production house, a 39 percent stake in Sky, Star [...]

Give the gift of exciting entertainment This year, give your friends and family an experience they're never forget with exciting shows, concerts and live action from their favorite sports team. We've picked out the some of this season's hottest events to give as gifts this year-- you might even get asked to go along!

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