• Olympics Jul 22

    Tokyo Olympics By Numbers: Participating Country Stats and Facts

    Each of the Olympians gathering in Japan this summer for the Tokyo Games will add to the long history of the Olympics, which have been played every four years since 1896 (except 1916 due to World War I, 1940 and 1944 due to World War II and 2020 due to COVID-19). Tokyo has hosted the Olympics once before in 1964….

  • Technology Jun 8

    U.S. Recovers $2.3 Million in Bitcoin Paid in the Colonial Pipeline Ransom

    U.S. officials said they were able to retrieve some of the money paid to criminal hackers involved in a crippling ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline.

  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Sep 25, 2019

    ‘We're All in Big Trouble': Climate Panel Sees a Dire Future

    Earth is in more hot water than ever before, and so are we, an expert United Nations climate panel warned in a grim new report Wednesday. Sea levels are rising at an ever-faster rate as ice and snow shrink, and oceans are getting more acidic and losing oxygen, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said in a report issued as...

  • Donald Trump Jul 29, 2019

    Sailing to America: Teen to Bring Her Climate Activism to US

    Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager whose social media-savvy brand of eco-activism has inspired tens of thousands of students in Europe to skip classes and protest for faster action against climate change, said Monday that she plans to take her message to America the old-fashioned way: by boat. The 16-year-old tweeted that she’ll sail across the Atlantic aboard a high-tech racing...

  • Facebook Apr 12, 2019

    Parents Press Harvard to Remove Opioid Maker's Name From Museum

    Parents whose children fatally overdosed on opioids are demanding Harvard University remove the name of a family whose company makes the powerful painkiller OxyContin from a building that housed one of its art museums. About two dozen parents protested Friday outside the building the housed the Arthur M. Sackler Museum.

  • NBC May 11, 2018

    Grace Kelly's Childhood Home Fully Restored, Won't Be Museum

    The Philadelphia home where Grace Kelly grew up has been restored to its original glory. Toby Boshak, executive director of the Princess Grace Foundation-USA, tells NBC’s “Today” that the six-bedroom, 2.5-story Colonial home will be used occasionally by Kelly’s son Prince Albert II and his family.

  • Europe Apr 24, 2018

    Princess Bride: Designers Talk Royal Moments and Meghan Markle

    With the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle approaching, princesses were a hot topic of conversation during the recent market week for the bridal industry.

  • Prince Apr 24, 2018

    As Royal Wedding Nears, Brands Benefit From ‘Meghan Effect'

    Canadian fashion designer Bojana Sentaler stared at her television on Christmas Day to see if Meghan Markle had a gift for her. She did. As Prince Harry’s future bride left a church service on the grounds of Queen Elizabeth II’s private country estate, Sentaler spotted a cuff detail on Markle’s camel alpaca coat that told her customers would be flocking...

  • CEO Mar 13, 2018

    Givenchy, Designer of Hepburn's Little Black Dress, Dies at 91

    French couturier Hubert de Givenchy, a pioneer of ready-to-wear who designed Audrey Hepburn’s little black dress in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” has died at 91....
    Along with Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent and mentor Cristobal Balenciaga, Givenchy was part of the elite cadre of Paris-based designers who redefined fashion after World War II....
    Givenchy, speaking last year at an exhibition of his creations...

  • driver Jan 16, 2018

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. to Help NBC Sports at Super Bowl and Olympics

    Nearly every day brings a new experience for Dale Earnhardt Jr., who spent the first 43 years of his life living in a bubble that consisted of NASCAR and not much else. Now that he has retired from full-time racing, he’s got time to experience new adventures. Just last weekend, he went to brunch — his first brunch ever —...

  • head Dec 29, 2017

    Ex-Soccer Star George Weah Elected Liberia President

    Former FIFA World Player of the Year George Weah has been elected Liberia’s new president by a wide margin as the West African nation faces its first democratic transfer of power in more than 70 years. Vice President Joseph Boakai conceded on Friday, congratulating the ex-soccer star. With more than 98 percent of votes counted, Weah received 61.5 percent of...

  • Europe Oct 13, 2017

    Quirky NYC Bartender's Jeopardy Run Ends After 12 Straight Wins

    The quirky New York City bartender who won over Jeopardy viewers — and took home more than $400,000 in winnings — had his winning streak snapped after 12 days Thursday night.

  • Europe Oct 12, 2017

    Pub Trivia: Barman Slings Drinks, Cleans Up on ‘Jeopardy!'

    The quirky bartender who is winning fans and money on “Jeopardy!” already has a big following at the neighborhood bars where he works and hangs out. New York City bartender Austin Rogers extended his “Jeopardy!” win streak to nine games on Friday, bringing his total winnings to over $330,000 and cementing his position as the season’s first “streaker.” Rogers, 38,...

  • designer Aug 21, 2017

    French Designer in Costly Dispute Over Pitt-Jolie Chateau

    A French lighting designer has won a $600,000 court ruling in a dispute with Brad Pitt over a grandiose re-design of the chateau in Provence that he and Angelina Jolie shared. But designer Odile Soudant isn’t stopping there. She says her business went under because of Pitt’s refusal to pay for costly architectural reveries, and she’s now fighting for...

  • head Apr 29, 2017

    Head of Motion Picture Association of America to Step Down

    Former U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd is stepping down as chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America....
    The MPAA said Friday that their board will gather Saturday to name Charles Rivkin as successor to Dodd, who is resigning Sept. 4....
    Rivkin was previously the U.S. assistant secretary of state for economic and business affairs and a U.S. ambassador to France...

  • Facebook Apr 21, 2017

    German Bus Attack Suspect Acted Out of Greed: Prosecutors

    A 28-year-old German-Russian citizen took out a five-figure loan to bet that Borussia Dortmund shares would drop, then bombed the soccer team’s bus in an attack he tried to disguise as Islamic terrorism in a scheme to net millions, German officials said Friday. The suspect, identified only as Sergej W. in line with German privacy laws, was arrested by a...

  • Paris Dec 19, 2017

    Is It a Bird? Is It a Plane? Flying Car to Go on Sale

    It may not be quite like the Jetsons, but for over a million dollars you too can soon fly around in a car. A Slovakian company called AeroMobil unveiled on Thursday its version of a flying car, a light-framed plane whose wings can fold back, like an insect, and is boosted by a hybrid engine and rear propeller. It will...

  • spokesman Apr 12, 2017

    Germany Eyes Islamic Extremist Motive in Dortmund, Arrests 1

    German authorities arrested a suspected Islamic extremist Wednesday in their investigation into a bomb attack on a top German soccer team, while the team — missing a defender wounded in the blasts — lost 3-2 to Monaco in a hastily rescheduled Champions League match. Amid heightened security, the defeat for Borussia Dortmund in Europe’s top club competition came less than...

  • spokesman Apr 11, 2017

    Germany: Player Hurt in Blasts Near Borussia Dortmund Bus

    Three explosions went off near the team bus of Borussia Dortmund, one of Germany’s top soccer clubs, as it set off for a Champions League quarterfinal match on Tuesday evening. One of Dortmund’s players was injured. Police said they were working on the assumption that the blasts were directed at the Dortmund team and caused by “serious explosive devices,” which...

  • actress Oct 27, 2016

    Prince Albert of Monaco Visits Newly Purchased Home of His Mother, Grace Kelly in Philadelphia

    Prince Albert of Monaco has made a trip to Philadelphia to inspect the house he recently purchased: the home where his mother, Oscar-winning actress Grace Kelly, grew up and accepted a marriage proposal from his father, Prince Rainier III.

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