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Kindness groups at work in NYC

Can NYC become a nicer place? Some young, idealistic New Yorkers -- collectively engaged in trying to inspire a kindness revolution -- are working to make it so. They're giving away money and treats, paying for other people's coffee and groceries, ex ...

Fred Phelps, Attorney, Democrat Candidate and Noted Hater

Fred Waldron Phelps started his life as a brilliant student and respected lawyer and died Wednesday night as a man who had been excommunicated from the church he founded and reviled internationally for his crusade against homosexuals and picketing of ...

What you post online can become a problem

A warning to people who post comments online: Anonymous is not forever. A Philadelphia judge has ordered the owners of Philly.com -- who also own The Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News -- to disclose the identity of a person who posted a commen ...

Bug Bonanza: There's a movement afoot to reimagine protein

In the Gospels, John the Baptist, who wore itchy camel hair clothes under the hot sun of the Middle East, subsisted on a diet of wild locusts and honey. Today Jesus' gastronomically adventurous cousin would be just another foot soldier in a food revo ...

Cartoon Character a Terror Threat?

A world traveler who says he carries his son's Toy Story "Woody" cowboy figure with him everywhere he goes sent out a bemused social media commentary about his stop at Heathrow Airport, where he said security agents went a little overboard with their ...

Weird News: PETA wants roadside memorial for chickens killed in truck accident

We've all seen the wooden crosses and other roadside memorials to loved ones killed in automobile accidents. Three years ago, the Georgia Department of Transportation, deeming the makeshift memorials a distraction to drivers and a safety hazard, bega ...

Weird News: Realistic statue of man in undies irks Wellesley students

Some students at the all-female Wellesley College in Massachusetts are asking administrators to remove a lifelike statue of a man sleepwalking in his underwear. The sculpture, dubbed Sleepwalker by artist Toni Matelli, was installed Feb. 3 near the c ...

Food Fight: Katie Couric vs. FLOTUS

[caption id="attachment_5534" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]First lady Michelle Obama is the patron saint of healthier kids. She launched the "Let's Move!" campaign and the National School Lunch Program to get youngsters to ea ...

Home invaders didn't expect to see a .357 pointed their way

Robbery attempt of armed man fails. 3 suspects in custody, 1 at large. Francis Muchanic, Erica Major, Dylan Brewer and Evan Hess thought they had the robbery planned. They didn't anticipate the .357 Smith and Wesson revolver in their target's hands. ...

Public sours on unions

SACRAMENTO -- Even in deep blue California, where Democrats dominate, organized labor is losing public popularity. That's a general statement, based on nonpartisan polling. Specifically, public employee unions are tarnishing all labor, according to t ...


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