One of the oldest existing man-made structures, more than 2,000 years old and a world-travel icon that ranks alongside the pyramids of Egypt and Stonehenge — the Great Wall of China should be on every traveler’s bucket list. To make the most of your visit, take some advice from these dos and don’ts. DO choose a […]
Dead cat flies. Seriously. We’re not kidding This post was submitted by CNN / IM.
Among the legions anticipating Facebook Inc.’s initial public offering, few were more hopeful than those well-heeled investors who bought the stock months before on lightly regulated private exchanges. he stock’s post-IPO slide now has many of those investors wary of paying top-dollar for other private companies and going through the often-complicated process of investing on […]
Love or loathe the British monarchy, one thing that filled the heart of many a Londoner during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations was the sight of the flotilla in the rain on the capital’s river. Hundreds of boats making way in the murk, following the Royal Barge on this most historic of waterways, the Thames. […]
President Obama urges Congress to take action now to put our teachers back to work in classrooms, because the best predictor of individual and American success in this economy is a good education. This post was submitted by The White House / IM.
Balinese youths are fighting to save their Indonesian island from over-development, mountains of trash and pollution. The Indonesian island of Bali, known as the Island of the Gods, is a tropical idyll of ancient temples, terraced rice paddy fields and spectacular surfing beaches. Today, rampant development and unchecked mass tourism has created a wave of […]
It’s a statistical blip, but a stunning one. In 2009, six tax filers among the country’s 400 richest tax filers owed absolutely nothing in federal income taxes. Not a penny. This, despite the fact that those six filers belong to a group whose average adjusted gross income clocked in at $202.4 million, according to new IRS data. […]
June 2012: Photo of the Day This post was submitted by The White House / IM.
Nasdaq said Wednesday that it plans to spend $40 million to compensate trading firms for losses caused by glitches that delayed Facebook’s debut. Firms would be eligible to receive $13.7 million of that in cash, with the remainder coming from reduced trading fees over the next six months, according to a Nasdaq statement. Post-Facebook IPO […]
A Chinese bus driver safely pulled over his bus after being struck by flying metal debris. This post was submitted by Isha Sesay / CNN.
Asian markets tumble sharply amid disappointing US jobs data and weak economic conditions in Europe. Most world markets have fallen in the wake of last week’s disappointing US jobs data and weak economic conditions in Europe and Asia. Major Asian stocks tumbled on Monday as investors shunned the stocks fearing that a global recession was […]
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth joined an armada of 1,000 vessels and more than a million cheering spectators on Sunday to celebrate her 60th year on the throne with the most dazzling display of pageantry seen on London’s River Thames for 350 years. Pealing bells greeted the start of the flotilla as the queen’s gilded royal barge […]
A man is building his dream home out of a retired 727-200 in Oregon This post was submitted by Bruce Campbell / CNN.
Police hunting for gunman after one person shot dead in apparent targeted killing in Canadian shopping complex. A gunman has opened fire in a busy food court at one of Canada’s best known shopping malls, Toronto’s Eaton’s Centre, killing a 25-year-old man and leaving seven others injured, police said. “The nature of the wounds indicate […]
Once a rising star in the Democratic Party, John Edwards fell from grace after an extramarital affair. Edwards gets acquittal, mistrial A federal jury in North Carolina acquitted former Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards on one count of violating campaign finance law Thursday and deadlocked on […]
Former Secretary of State Condolezza Rice will endorse GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Wednesday, campaign sources told CNN. Rice also confirmed news of the endorsement. Rice served as secretary of state from 2005-2009 under former President George W. Bush. Before that she was Bush’s national security adviser. Rice was the first African American woman […]