Darpa Turns Aging Surveillance Drones Into Wi-Fi Hotspots


A fleet of surveillance drones once deployed in the skies over Iraq is being repurposed to provide aerial Wi-Fi in far-flung corners of the world, according to Darpa. More >

84% Consider the Level of Prom Spending Too High

Prom season is upon us, and it seems the days of cheap tuxedos and having your parents drop you and your date off at the school gym are long gone. A recent study conducted by VISA says the national average for prom spending in 2013 was $1,139 per family. Eighty-four percent (84%) of American Adults […]

McAllen, Texas, Residents Least Likely to Feel Safe

Residents of the McAllen, Texas, area felt the least safe walking alone at night (48.5%), in 2012-2013. Residents of the community were also the least likely to say they did not struggle to pay for housing in the last 12 months (75.5%). More >

Boylston Street Evacuated as Two Backpacks Discovered Near Boston Marathon Finish Line


BOSTON (CBS)—The area near the finish line of the Boston Marathon was evacuated Tuesday night after two unattended backpacks were left at the finish line. One of the bags is near the photo bridge on Boylston Street. The street was shut down between Fairfield and Dartmouth streets. WBZ-TV photographers on scene say they saw a […]

New edict from the Church of Global Warming: get poor, and cut down on the cow farts

Politico reports on the latest stern admonitions from the United Nations to knock off all that prosperity, before the wrath of the Angry Sky Gods descends upon us: A United Nations science panel issued a sobering wake-up call to world policymakers Sunday, warning that countries must make dramatic changes in their energy consumption, their use […]

Watchdog: Syria falling behind on chemical weapons removal

A chemical weapons watchdog group said Monday that Syria needs to speed up the surrender of its arsenal in order to meet an April 27 deadline. “Both the frequency and volumes of deliveries have to increase significantly to restore alignment of… More >

First Night of Passover

By the time you read this, I’ll be deep into the first Passover seder, wondering when we’re finally going to get to eat thinking about the meaning of the Exodus from Egypt: For not just one alone has risen against us to destroy us, but in every generation they rise against us to destroy us; […]

As Taxes Rise, Half in U.S. Say Middle-Income Pay Too Much

As taxes increase for some Americans, nearly half in the U.S. say middle-income Americans pay too much in taxes, an increase from last year. Meanwhile, 23% say lower-income people pay too little, a near-record high. More >

Feds to File New Charges Against Yee by July


California State Senator Leland Yee, who has been charged with wire fraud and conspiring to import firearms, may be facing new charges from the federal government.  Although U.S. Attorney Susan Badger said that the government “is anxious to start discovery,” the government stated that there will be additional charges in a superseding indictment. Senior U.S. […]

Family approaches 2nd Easter with ailing daughter Bay State Democrats’ hostage

Connecticut parents continue to fight Massachusetts Democrats for custody of their teen daughter, who they said was removed unlawfully and whose health is deteriorating under the state’s care. “My daughter’s condition is getting worse and worse,” said Lou Pelletier, father to Justina Pelletier, the 15-year old competitive skater, who was removed from her parent’s care in […]