News : Offbeat

Jogger stabbed to death in Washington, DC, collapses in takeout restaurant as attacker flees, cops say

Wednesday  22:05,   19 september 2018

Police were hunting Wednesday for the mysterious man who fatally stabbed a female jogger in a seemingly random attack on a Washington, D.C. street Tuesday night. After she was attacked around 8 p.m. in the Logan Circle neighborhood, the woman,...[...]

Company hiring people to test pizza from home for $300 to $1,000 a day

Wednesday  21:56,   19 september 2018

Ooni pizza oven company has a dream job for pizza lovers.Load...[...]

Trump: 'We will be 100 percent' with storm victims

Wednesday  21:55,   19 september 2018

Handing out hot dogs, hugs and comforting words, President Trump sought to soothe those who suffered losses in Hurricane Florence.After being briefed on the recovery effort, Trump helped hand out Styrofoam containers of hot dogs and chips at a...[...]

Amazon tests site for people who don't know what they want

Wednesday  20:50,   19 september 2018

Amazon is using machine learning to recommend products, helping people who don't know exactly what they want.The new service, Scout, asks shoppers to like or dislike a product (thumbs up or thumbs down) and responds by showing other products...[...]

How to avoid getting fired when you're over 50

Wednesday  20:50,   19 september 2018

Americans expect to live longer compared to their parents’ generation, and workers today are well aware that medical costs and other expenses encountered in retirement keep rising. The problem is that workers sometimes don’t get the opportunity [...]

Nike's Kaepernick ad spurs spike in sold-out items

Wednesday  20:50,   19 september 2018

Nike Inc has sold out 61 percent more merchandise since the controversial ad campaign featuring former NFL player Colin Kaepernick appeared earlier this month, according to data on the company's online sales from Thomson Reuters Proprietary...[...]

Mazie Hirono Demands Men 'Shut Up And Step Up' In The Face Of Kavanaugh Accusation

Wednesday  20:50,   19 september 2018

Sen. Mazie Hirono has a message for men in the wake of the recent sexual assault accusation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.“I just want to say to the men in this country, just shut up and step up. Do the right thing for a change,”...[...]

Poland, Making a Play for a U.S. Military Base, Offers to Call It Fort Trump

Wednesday  20:50,   19 september 2018

President Andrzej Duda offered to host the structure as a bulwark against Russia. President Trump said Warsaw would have to pay billions to use his name.The Polish leader discussed that proposal with President Trump at the White House on Tuesday,...[...]

Men charged in $364M Ponzi scheme blew money on cars, diamonds

Wednesday  20:05,   19 september 2018

The Securities and Exchange Commission and Department of Justice said Wednesday they have halted a $364 million Ponzi scheme that targeted hundreds of investors across the U.S. by promising them riches off the purchase and sale of consumer debt. ...[...]

This prison beauty school preps inmates for a career post-incarceration

Wednesday  20:05,   19 september 2018

At a California prison, inmates are learning how to do gel manicures, facials, perms and more.The beauty school within a prison is one of the vocational programs offered at Valley State, which used to be a women's prison. When the prison switched...[...]

Bill Belichick leads puzzling press conference amid Josh Gordon trade

Wednesday  19:52,   19 september 2018

Bill Belichick is refusing to talk about Josh Gordon, the former Cleveland Browns receiver but not-yet New England Patriots receiver.Bill Belichick is refusing to talk about Josh Gordon, the former Cleveland Browns receiver but not-yet New England...[...]

Trump, in NC, says 'a lot of money' coming to state for Florence recovery

Wednesday  19:50,   19 september 2018

President Donald Trump flew in to the Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point in Havelock in coastal Craven County to begin a tour of storm damage and meet with state and local officials.Much of North Carolina returned to normal on Wednesday, even as...[...]

UCF football player accused of raping intoxicated person in dorm room

Wednesday  19:26,   19 september 2018

A University of Central Florida football player is accused of raping an intoxicated person inside a dorm room, officials say. Demetreius Mayes Jr., 18, a freshman linebacker for the Knights, is charged with sexual battery of a physically...[...]

Universal life insurance, a 1980s sensation, has backfired

Wednesday  19:26,   19 september 2018

A long decline in interest rates caused premiums to soar when they were supposed to stay level, trapping retirees and forcing many to drop coverage. ‘These life policies were quicksand,’ says one 85-year-old customer.Universal life was a sensation...[...]

GOP pushes to move forward with Kavanaugh confirmation if his accuser won't testify

Wednesday  19:26,   19 september 2018

Lawyers for Christine Blasey Ford said Tuesday night that she wanted the FBI to probe her allegation against the Supreme Court nominee.Republican lawmakers on Wednesday appear poised to move ahead with a confirmation vote on Supreme Court nominee...[...]