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  • refuel1

    Marines record F-35B mid-air refueling exercise

    It was just another day at the office for these Marines from Marine Corps. Air Station Beaufort as they recorded a KC-130 tanker refueling some F-5B Joint Strike Fighters.

  • superbugs

    Obama battles ‘superbugs’ with national plan

    Two million illnesses. 23,000 deaths. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that's the human toll from antibiotic-resistant "superbugs" each year in the United States.

  • whale1

    ‘Ask SeaWorld’ marketing campaign backfires

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — SeaWorld, it appears, has more outspoken enemies than friends on Twitter. So when it solicited questions about its animal care online as part of a new marketing campaign this week, it seemed to fuel critics rather than dissuade them. SeaWorld came under fire for its treatment of killer whales when the documentary “Blackfish” aired on CNN in 2013, criticizing the company’s practices. PETA, the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals, has long called out SeaWorld on […]

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    Stunning time-lapse video captures Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano and lava flows

    Director Lance Page of Page Films has released this gorgeous short film of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano that will make you think The Lord of the Rings has come to life. This six and a half minute film is my best attempt at capturing what it felt like to witness molten rock slowly burning down a dense wet rainforest or to peer into a six-hundred-foot-wide lava lake at Kilauea’s summit crater. I’ve never been anywhere else on the planet that demanded […]

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    It’s getting harder to afford a home

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — A rebound in home prices is good news in the wake of the housing crash — but there can be too much of a good thing. Home prices are rising 13 times faster than wage growth nationwide, according to a report from RealtyTrac. From 2012-2014, median home prices climbed 17% while median wages rose 1.3%. “The bounce back has taken home prices in some markets out of reach of the ever-important first-time homebuyer we need to […]

  • chicken2

    Pink chickens found wandering along Portland waterfront

    Portland, Oregon – Walking along the Portland waterfront you’ll see your fair share of waterfowl and other fine feathered friends, You would not, on a normal day, expect to see these lovely ladies. But someone did see them, running free along the waterfront, and called animal services. “They’re doing great. They seem active, alert. Healthy,” says Mary Kate Watson from Animal Control. And so animal services decided they’d be better off somewhere safer, like a chicken coop. As for how […]

  • lotto

    Man feels $7 million better after get-well card lottery gift from dad

    It's the thought inside that counts, right?

  • fire2

    George Mason students inventĀ fire extinguisher that blasts out fires with humming bass sound

    (CNN) — Boom out da fi-ya! Bass out da flames! Firefighters may be snuffing blazes with deep-toned sound, if a new device invented by two engineering students in Fairfax, Virginia catches on. Viet Tran and Seth Robertson’s new fire extinguisher looks a little like a conventional one, but instead of a compressed air tank spewing out chemicals, theirs has a loudspeaker the size of subwoofer drumming out sound waves. It’s not much to listen to, just a low hum, but […]

  • bos1

    Woman indicted for allegedly cheating fund set up for Boston Marathon bombing victims

    (CNN) — A woman who claims she was injured in the Boston Marathon bombing has been charged with fraudulently collecting money from a fund set up for the victims. Joanna Leigh claims the indictment is retribution for her vocal criticism of the way One Fund Boston disbursed the funds. Authorities say Leigh, 41, collected almost $40,000 from One Fund and other sources after claiming to have suffered a brain injury during the attack. They say she received $8,000 payment from […]

  • timcook

    Apple’s Tim Cook to donate his fortune to charity

    HONG KONG (CNNMoney) — Apple CEO Tim Cook is giving hundreds of millions of dollars to charity. Cook, who is close to becoming a billionaire, says he will pay for his nephew’s college education, then donate the rest of his wealth to philanthropic projects, according to Fortune. Cook isn’t the first top executive to give his money away. Warren Buffett and Bill Gates launched The Giving Pledge in 2010 — a campaign to persuade billionaires to give at least half […]

  • frap1

    Starbucks selling Birthday Cake Frappuccino to celebrate the drink’s 20th birthday

    To celebrate, Starbucks is offering a pink version of the drink made with vanilla, hazelnut and "raspberry-infused" whipped cream.

  • The USS Wasp (U.S. Navy file photo)

    USS Wasp to deploy for the first time since 2004

    "It's our duty and privilege to return Wasp to fighting condition and prepare the ship for the upcoming deployment."

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