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Video: Man Quietly Steals Bucket of Gold From Armed Truck in Midtown Manhattan at 430 pm

A suspect in his 40's walked up to a Loomis security truck in Midtown Manhattan Sept. 29, 2016 and walked up with a bucket full of gold flakes worth $1.6 million. Security cameras were rolling, and...

 

Artists And Entrepreneurs Come Together To Create One-Of-A-Kind Converse 'Chucks' And Raise Awareness For Ocean Conservation

Select artists, celebrities, and entrepreneurs are helping raise awareness for ocean conservation through a Design Collaboration with Converse, in which each of them will custom design a pair of...

 

Oracle Pays $368 Million for Santa Monica Office Building

Software giant Oracle Corporation has purchased a 316,000 square-foot property on Colorado for $368 million. At around $1,165/square foot, the large office complex is one of the priciest transactions...

 

Santa Monica House Sells for $16.1 Million, Third Highest Sale in City History

Engel & Volkers rents a storefront office on Montana Avenue (as if you might drop in and buy a $4 million house in 90402, then proceed a few doors down to Starbucks). I guess it paid off for...

 

Flightless Dodo Bird Remains Sell For $416,000 at Auction in England

A Billinghurst, England auction of a Dodo bird skeleton garnered $416,000. The rare bird was extirpated by hungry sailors in its native New Zealand during the 1700's. Adult Dodo birds were the size...

 

Buzz Aldrin Medically Evacuated from South Pole Station, Antarctica

Now here's a headline you probably never expected to read: Former NASA Astronaut Buzz Aldrin was medically evacuated form South Pole Station, Antarctica on Wednesday. He will travel by air from South...

 
 By Ron Irwin    Health    December 5, 2016

Red Wine is Fine, But Resveratrol Can Be Found in Other Fruits and Nuts Without the Alcohol

Over the last several years there has been an abundance of evidence that drinking a little bit of red wine can actually have several possible health benefits. So let's all break out that cork screw...

 

Recounts Intended to Prevent States From Certifying Elections, Keep Trump From 270 Electors

Jill Stein received just under 1% of the national vote, and demanded recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan and Ohio. Hillary Clinton's Presidential Campaign filed joinders to Stein's effort, and by some...

 

LeBron James is the 2016 Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year

Time Inc.'s (NYSE: TIME) Sports Illustrated has announced that Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James is the 2016 Sportsperson of the Year. In a year full of stirring and historic performances across a...

 

Ghost Ship Warehouse Turned Into an Oven, Once Fire Started Inside the Cinderblocks

The converted warehouse was known as "The Ghost Ship," and that turns out to have been destiny in a name. Firemen and Oakland Police say as many as 40 young people have been killed in a massive fire...

 

10 Alarm Fire: Seven Buildings Evacuated in Cambridge MA

Firefighters have contained a 10-alarm blaze in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Residents from as many as seven buildings caught in the flames were evacuated and taken to a nearby community center. No...

 

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