With electric rates predicted to climb 10% by summer, cranking up your air conditioner could cost you big this year. But that doesn’t have to mean living in a sweat lodge.
Well, guess that argument’s settled for now. Google is a more valuable brand than Apple. At least that’s the assessment of an annual study by Millward Brown, a communications company that ranks Google as the world’s most popular brand, topping Apple, which had held the top spot for the past three years. And, yes, we […]
The accused Boston Marathon bombers used Christmas lights and model-car parts to make the explosives, prosecutors said in court documents obtained by CNN Wednesday. “The Marathon bombs were constructed using improvised fuses made from Christmas lights and improvised, remote-control detonators fashioned from model car parts,” federal prosecutors said in a motion filed Wednesday. “These relatively […]
McDonald’s tweeted a photo of the new Happy Meal mascot, saying: “Say hello to our newest friend, Happy!” But within hours, the new square-faced red and yellow mascot with big white teeth was scaring away people on Twitter and had become the butt of jokes.
A 16-year-old from Brazil can dash off a wordy, complicated, text message in the time most of us can thumb “Where R U?” And the folks with Guinness World Records have noticed. Marcel Fernandes typed a 25-word pre-selected paragraph into his touchscreen phone in 18.19 seconds, just enough to break the record of 18.44 seconds […]
AT&T is poised to acquire America’s biggest satellite television provider, DirecTV, in a deal worth almost $50 billion. The boards of the two companies were meeting on Sunday to approve the plan, according to a person with direct knowledge of the meetings. The deal could be announced as soon as Sunday afternoon..
A woman with an incurable cancer is now in remission, thanks, doctors say, to a highly concentrated dose of the measles virus. For 10 years, Stacy Erholtz, 49, battled multiple myeloma, a deadly cancer of the blood. Doctors at the Mayo Clinic say she had received every type of chemotherapy drug available for her cancer […]
He’s serving a 28-year sentence for killing a Peruvian woman. He’s also the main suspect in the disappearance of an American teenage girl. But these days, Joran van der Sloot is more focused on his wedding plans than his legal situation. Maximo Altez, van der Sloot’s Peruvian defense attorney, told CNN the 26-year-old Dutch national […]