More businesses and institutions are creating policies that restrict employees and visitors from smoking on their property. Some are even going so far as to set standards for employees that extend outside of business hours and into their private lives by specifically stating that smokers will not be hired — period. Smoke-free workplaces make sense [...]
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Traditional video content distribution models are in the midst of possible disruption, thanks to upstart services that allow content creators to bypass television and deliver straight to digital. Before digital, content was created for television and film and then sent to syndication or a physical format, such as DVD and Blu-ray….
Washington (dpa) – The pregnant coach of a Pennsylvania lacrosse team was killed Saturday when the bus carrying her team to a match crashed, officials said. The 61-year-old driver was also killed when the vehicle veered off the highway, according to Megan Silverstrim, of the Cumberland County Department of Public Safety, in broadcast remarks….
A federal judge in California has taken away a warrant-less surveillance tool widely used by the FBI without judicial oversight, finding it unconstitutional. In a Thursday ruling, U.S. District Judge Susan Illston of the Northern …
“American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest and dancer-singer-actress Julianne Hough have ended their two-year romance, People.com said Friday. The pair’s busy work schedules made the relationship difficult to maintain, but they have parted amicably and remain friends, the report said….
Life sent him plenty of challenges: family tragedy near the beginning, Parkinson’s disease near the end. Still, Booth Gardner could have coasted through much of his life on his family money and his charisma….
Top Boeing brass appeared confident Friday in their “comprehensive” solution to the company’s 787 battery problem, and predicted a swift return to flight for the grounded jet. The company’s commercial aircraft chief and its lead 787 engineer spoke from Japan, the home of the jet’s first two customers and the site of an in-flight battery [...]
An Oakland University student kicked out of school after writing an essay titled “Hot for Teacher” is suing the college for more than $2.2 million, claiming the school violated his rights to free speech and freedom of expression….
In a new court filing, attorneys for Casey Anthony argue Zenaida Gonzalez’s lawyers already had their chance to question Anthony about her finances, and shouldn’t be granted a second opportunity. The filing comes after Gonzalez’s legal team asked U.S….
Washington (dpa) – Arch-conservative Republicans are already jockeying for the next presidential race just months after the party failed to oust President Barack Obama from the White House. On Saturday, Senator Rand Paul, the darling of the Tea Party faction, …
Support for Israel is at a high point in the United States on the eve of President Barack Obama’s visit to the Jewish state, a Gallup poll found. Gallup said Friday its latest survey found 64 percent of Americans consider themselves sympathetic to Israel, compared to 12 percent who say they lean toward the Palestinians [...]
U.S. President Barack Obama said Saturday America must “get off of oil for good” and urged Congress to set up an Energy Security Trust to fund energy research. In his weekly radio and Internet address — recorded Friday at the …
Raymond Telles, the United States’ first Hispanic ambassador, died on March 8. He was 97. Telles was born to Mexican parents on Sept. 5, 1915, in El Paso, Texas, the daily La Nacion reported, citing news agencies….
Brussels (dpa) – Cyprus early Saturday secured a long-awaited bailout of up to 10 billion euros ($13 billion U.S.) to bolster its troubled banking sector and public finances, but not without bank depositors taking a significant hit through a new tax….
Focus Features told EW.com British actress Emma Watson has not been hired for its film version of the erotic best-selling novel “Fifty Shades of Grey.” Contrary to media reports claiming Watson had snagged the coveted role of Anastasia Steele in the big-screen adaptation of “Grey,” the studio said casting has not begun yet for the [...]
Canadian television personality Jillian Barberie Reynolds says she plans to divorce actor Grant Reynolds, her husband of more than six years. “It is with great regret that my marriage to Grant is ending after more than six years….