Month: March 2016

  • Tennessee Police Officer Shoots and Kills Driver During Arrest

    Tennessee Police Officer Shoots and Kills Driver During Arrest

    A police officer shot and killed the driver of a pickup truck in East Tennessee early Sunday morning while investigating a drunk driving incident. Officer Tyrel Lorenz was responding to a 911 call reporting a possible DUI. Lorenz made contact with the truck’s three occupants and was in the process of handcuffing one of the […]

  • National Student Debt Totaling $1.5 Trillion

    National Student Debt Totaling $1.5 Trillion

    United States Senator Elizabeth Warren, along with other U.S. lawmakers, is tackling the issue of student debt head-on. The reason: it’s having a negative impact on the economy as a whole. According to the Daily Cardinal, the senator commented that “Student debt is crushing the dreams of young people and it is crushing their ability […]

  • Online Luxury Stores Quickly Becoming the Next Big Thing in India

    Online Luxury Stores Quickly Becoming the Next Big Thing in India

    Online shopping has never really been synonymous with “luxury,” but new research has found that online luxury stores in India could shape the country’s economy for years to come. According to The Indian Express, a recent ASSOCHAM study suggests that online luxury stores in India will earn approximately $35 billion in revenue in 2016 alone. […]

  • Acclaimed Fly Fishing Film Festival Coming to Wisconsin as Unseasonably Warm Winters Come to an End

    Acclaimed Fly Fishing Film Festival Coming to Wisconsin as Unseasonably Warm Winters Come to an End

    Most fly fishing fanatics are quite familiar with the long-running Fly Fishing Film Tour, and this weekend, Wisconsinites will get their chance to experience this unique event. According to TwinCities.com, the River Falls Fly Fishing Festival, part of the renowned Fly Fishing Film Tour, will be held at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls University Center […]

  • Canadian Plumbers Find $40,000 Gold Brick under Bathtub during Renovation

    Canadian Plumbers Find $40,000 Gold Brick under Bathtub during Renovation

    Plumbers never get the respect that they deserve, but the honorable actions of two workers from Canada have garnered praise from people all over the world. According to the New York Daily News, Alif Babul, owner of Perfection Plumbing and Gas in Calgary, was renovating a bathroom last month when his apprentice, Dean Materi, noticed […]

  • As U.S. Steel Industry Rebounds, ‘Women of Steel’ March To Protest Wage Gap

    As U.S. Steel Industry Rebounds, ‘Women of Steel’ March To Protest Wage Gap

    In Pittsburgh, the United Steelworkers (USW) union hosted the 2016 International Women of Steel Conference, organized to coincide with International Women’s Day. During the conference, attendees donned Rosie the Riveter bandanas, and 1,000 United Steel Workers marched to stand up for “women’s rights at work, including equal pay and fair family leave.” While many people […]

  • For Celebrities, the End of Oscar Season Marks the Beginning of Divorce Season

    February 13 is one of the lesser celebrated holidays in America: National Breakup Day. Indeed, this is the day where people finally let go of their cuffing season desires and spend their subsequent (and solo) Valentine’s Day on a box of chocolate for one. But according to one celebrity divorce lawyer, that isn’t the only […]

  • New Research Says That Fitness Apps Might Not Be as Accurate as You Think

    Over the past few years, app usage and engagement has dramatically increased. In 2014 alone, app usage increased by an overwhelming 76%. Recently, this has been especially true of fitness apps and wearable technology such as Fitbit and Accupedo. And while these fitness innovations have made it seemingly simple to stay connected and in shape […]

  • Rochester Judge Busted For Driving Drunk On Her Way To Work

    Each year, more than 1.4 million people are arrested for a DUI first offense, not to mention DWIs and other such misdemeanors. On Saturday morning, Feb. 20, 34-year-old Rochester City Court Judge Leticia Astacio joined their ranks. Astacio was stopped by state troopers of Interstate 490 as she was on her way to Rochester court. […]