Cupertino, CA Apple has announced that it has bought Beats for $2.6 billion in cash and $400 million in equity in a deal that is expected to clear regulators by the fall. The equity was designed as an incentive to keep Dr. Drea (Andre Young) involved with the future development of...
Pyongyang, North Korea The communist country of North Korea sentenced an American tourist to 15 years at a hard labor camp on Wednesday. Otto Warmbier,21, a student at the University of Virginia was found guilty of crimes against the state. Warmbier admitted that he tried to steal a propaganda banner to...
Miami, Fla. - Police and FBI agents have arrested two men trying to sell a stolen Matisse painting worth $3 million. The 1925 painting, “Odalisque in Red Pants" was stolen from a Venezuelan museum and replaced by a forgery and authorities here say the two suspects were trying to sell...
San Jose, CA Tesla has said it will build its massive $5 billion battery “gigafactory” just outside of Reno, Nevada.  The new manufacturing plant will cover 10 million square feet, equivalent to 174 football fields. Once built, the new plant will be able to manufacture enough batters to build 500,000 cars...
As a strong winter storm approaches the northeast, airlines have already canceled 370 flights by Friday afternoon in anticipation of the storm, which is expected to bring blizzard conditions to some, and heavy winter snow up to 2 feet beginning Friday night. Most airlines have begun instituting weather waivers, allowing...
Firefox web browser maker Mozilla saw its newest CEO, Brendan Eich, resigned just a few days after becoming CEO because of pressure he is facing for supporting a ban on gay marriage in California under a state constitutional amendment called Proposition 8.  Eich is also known for and credited...
San Bernardino, CA Police in Southern California has identified two suspects who attacked a holiday office party killing 14 people and wounding 17 others on Wednesday before being killed themselves. San Bernardino Police released a statement late Wednesday night identifying the shooters as Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and Tashfeen Malik, 27. ...
Kathmandu, Nepal The US State Department has announced that three American Citizens are among the over 2,000 dead from the divesting earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday. There are no further details on the identities of the three Americans who were in Nepal or what they were doing at the time. So...
The Florida Health Department has said today that there are now 17 cases of fungal meningitis in Florida and that four new ones have been reported and announced. Three of those patients have already died. It is believed all are related to the tainted back pain injection medication given to...
Almost two-thirds of Americans do not know the basics of the American government, or the branches of government and how it works according to a new study.  Increasingly, more Americans seem to have skipped civics class in high school, much less high forms of education about how the government...