Alabama girl wore tux for senior portrait. Her school yearbook left her picture out.

An Alabama high school student who wore a tuxedo for her senior portrait instead of the traditional black drape for girls received her yearbook only to discover that her photo was missing. Holley Gerelds, who graduated this year from Springville High School, told in Birmingham that she wanted to be herself in her senior portrait […]


OPEC sees bearish oil outlook for rest of 2019, points to 2020 surplus

OPEC delivered a downbeat oil market outlook for the rest of 2019 on Friday as economic growth slows and highlighted challenges in 2020 as rivals pump more, building a case to keep up an OPEC-led pact to curb supply. In a monthly report, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries cut its forecast for global […]


Airport worker fired for slipping ‘you ugly’ note to traveler

A security screener at a New York airport is out of a job after slipping a note to a traveler that read: “you ugly.” Neal Strassner was going through a security checkpoint at Greater Rochester International Airport in late June when the security guard handed him a torn piece of paper with those words scrawled […]


How to enable Dark Mode on iOS 13 and iPadOS

After years of customer requests, Apple has finally bought Dark Mode to iPhones and iPads with the upcoming iOS 13 and iPadOS releases. Not just a palette swap, Dark Mode offers a significant boost to battery life for OLED iPhone users (iPhone X, iPhone XS and XS Max) by conserving power that would usually be […]


U.S. surfboard makers not so stoked about China tariffs

President Donald Trump’s decision to slap 10% tariffs on imported surfboards convinced surf executive Sue Bowers to move factory jobs out of China – but not back to the United States, which was one goal of Trump’s tariffs. Strict environmental rules and steep labor costs have sent scores of Southern California surfboard manufacturers to China. […]


Breast cancer pushed me into an early menopause but I was still able to have my miracle baby

Here, Lindy explains her shock at discovering she was pregnant – after going through the menopause. “As my doctor told me that the blood test I’d just had showed I was pregnant, I gasped in shock. It wasn’t that I didn’t want another baby – I did, desperately – but I thought that chance had […]


Hughes has potential to take Devils to next level

Given all the changes in New Jersey this offseason, there’s no shortage of x-factors heading into the 2019-20 campaign. One could argue, for instance, that P.K. Subban‘s arrival on the blue line is the biggest change of the offseason. I would disagree and a team that gave up as many goals as the Devils did […]


Airport travel delays after U.S. Customs computer outage

International travelers were waiting in long entry lines at some of the nation’s busiest airports Friday because of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection computer outage, authorities said. By early evening Friday, the CBP tweeted, “Affected systems are coming back online and travelers are being processed.” “There is no indication the disruption was malicious in […]


BMW’s CEO urges staff to narrow sales gap with Mercedes

BMW’s (BMWG.DE) new chief executive urged employees to embrace change and to find innovative ways to help the Bavarian carmaker overtake rival Mercedes at a time when demand for luxury cars is waning. Oliver Zipse addressed staff in an internal email a day after his predecessor Harald Krueger stepped down. BMW has lost ground to […]


Five surprising ways Amazon Echo can distract you when you’re bored to tears

We’ve all had those days — you’ve got absolutely no plans and you’re going stir-crazy. But instead of losing your mind because you have nothing to do, you can use your Amazon Echo ($100 at Amazon) to ease your boredom. The Alexa voice assistant has tons of activities to keep you entertained, like trivia games and even an escape room. […]