Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson has a strategy for beating the competition -- at Operation. The Independent Journal Review released a video of the candidate sliding on a pair of rubber gloves and carefully pulling out game pieces from Cavity Sam. Show More Summary
Four months ago, an independent review concluded that Rolling Stone's article about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia was "a journalistic failure that was avoidable." The magazine retracted the story and apologized, but publisher Jann Wenner said no one involved in the story's publication would be fired.... More »
With both the Shopify and Etsy IPOs, the last year has been a big one for tech companies catering to independent online retailers. Now Tictail, a Swedish company that has migrated to the United States, is hoping to make its mark with a product that’s somewhere between those two platforms. Show More Summary
Pasadena officials said an independent arborist's examination Wednesday of a 75-foot tree that toppled in a city park and injured eight children, two of them critically, has yet to produce a clear cause for the pine's fall.
Russia has formally notified its International Space Station partners that it will continue in the partnership at least to 2024, ending several months of doubts that were fueled by the current poor state of Russia’s relations with the...Show More Summary
The dominoes are falling as yet another on-demand startup has decided to change how it classifies employees. Luxe Valet, an on-demand parking service, will be making the switch from hiring independent contractors to classifying its valets as employees with benefits, according to the Wall Street Journal. Show More Summary
When you hear about how women use Pinterest, wedding planning and style inspiration likely come to mind. But there's also a huge new trend percolating on the platform that focuses mainly on fantasies of independence and living freely: female solo travel. Show More Summary
With 2,753 parts, the LEGO Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3425 is the largest LEGO Technic model ever produced. It has fully independent suspension, double differential drive, twin axle steering and a working crane arm and grabber.
Over the last seventeen years, Texas-based independent filmmaker Mel House has directed and/or produced multiple features and created the television series PLACEHOLDERS. He has made several contributions to the horror genre and worked with icons like Adrienne King, Reggie Bannister, and Katie Featherston. Show More Summary
On-demand valet-parking service Luxe Valet is the latest tech startup to convert its independent contractors to employees with benefits.
According to Ford Motor Company, the forthcoming Shelby GT350R Mustang is as quick around a racetrack as the Porsche 911 GT3. Well, one track anyway. In independent testing conducted at Grattan Raceway in Belding, Michigan, the Ford Shelby GT350R Mustang posted a lap time equal to that of the Porsche 911 GT3 and one second faster than the Camaro...
In general, an independent contractor or freelancer is a worker who runs their own business but is hired by others for specific purposes and projects. But a growing number of employers have been using the independent contractor label on what had long been considered employees, often with the goal of shedding the cost of contributing to insurance and retirement benefits. … [More]
This weekend, two independent league teams are using the PITCHf/x computer system to call balls and strikes with help from ex-big leaguer Eric Byrnes.
Roger Corman has earned his title “The King of the B’s” after making movies for more than six decades. A quick search on IMDb shows that the filmmaker has more than 400 movies to his credit. He’s known for his cult low-budget films and...Show More Summary
In 1996, after three outstanding LPs for independent Rounder Records, Grammy-winning country-bluegrass group the Cox Family signed with major Nashville label Asylum Records. The group, which consisted of Louisiana-born siblings Sidney, Evelyn and Suzanne Cox and their father, Willard Cox, released Just When We're Thinking It's Over, produced by Alison...
Photograph courtesy of Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources/Flickr A recent report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) finds that independent bait-and-tackle retail stores contributed $2.3 billion to the U.S. Show More Summary
In the Largehearted Word series, the staff of Brooklyn's WORD bookstore highlights several new books released this week. WORD Bookstores are independent neighborhood bookstores in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and Jersey City, New Jersey. Our primary goal is to be whatever...
Theresa May rejected Independence Party leader proposal to call in the British Army to prevent migrants in Calais from entering the UK.
We talk to Becca Deakins, the editor of the independent magazine, No Substance who’s shooting sumo wrestlers and shutting down stereotypes.
If the neighborhoods are distinct, it might be because most existed as homesteads and independent boroughs long before they were parts of Pittsburgh.