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Christmas Trees In October: Poorest City In America Picks Artificial Tree Over Charlie Brown Tree

The cash-strapped Pennsylvania city that was ridiculed and then praised in 2014 for its scrawny "Charlie Brown Christmas" tree has decided to go artificial this year, gracing its town square with a brightly lit, factory-made model that will last for years. Reading Mayor Wally Scott agreed to erect a donated 34-foot synthetic tree rather than take another chance on the imperfections of nature. With luck, it will last up to 20 years.
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Caitlyn Jenner called the Trump administration's actions on transgender issues “a disaster” Thursday and asked President Donald Trump to call him for help on LGBTQ issues. Jenner, perhaps the most fa
Maggie (Floriana Lima) meets Alex’s (Chyler Leigh) long-lost dad in next week’s episode of “Supergirl.” In a sneak peek from Season 2, episode 14, titled “Homecoming,” Alex introduces Maggie to Jerem
Nearly half of Hispanics worry they or someone close to them will be deported and 40 percent citing serious concerns about their place in the U.S., a Pew Research Center survey indicates.
Three new podcasts created for Spotify to cover some musical mileage.
Apple is believed to be adding wireless charging to the iPhone 8 this year. However, there have been conflicting reports on how exactly the tech giant is planning on implementing this feature. Some r
According to previews of Huawei's Honor V9 smartphone, it will come with few features that stand out over its peers.
The potentially explosive suit charges Uber-owned Otto of stealing plans from Google.        
“Death Stranding” director Hideo Kojima was interviewed recently and he gave out some more details about the game. The director expanded upon the open world element of the game which he said will giv
Waymo drops a bombshell lawsuit that could have massive reverberations for self-driving cars.
Waymo drops a bombshell lawsuit in the still-nascent self-driving car space.
Until today, the race to build a self-driving car seemed to hinge on who had the best technology. Now it's become a case of full-blown corporate intrigue. The post Google Accuses Uber of Stealing Its
Days before its official unveiling, a sneak peek at Huawei's next wearable go public.
The biggest night in Hollywood kicks off Sunday with the 89th Annual Academy Awards. This year, the show, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will see the likes of Emma Stone battle it out with Natalie
Wurl TV announced this week it is adding fashion-news provider Fashion News Lifestyle Network to its growing list of TV channels, bringing exciting video content to viewers’ living rooms via Wurl's l
Just a week after the NAACP Image Awards,  BET's 2017 American Black Film Festival Honors Awards were held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.  Denzel Washington was honored with the 
The Vanity Fair and L'Oreal Paris Toast to Young Hollywood was hosted Tuesday by Dakota Johnson and Krista Smith at Delilah in West Hollywood. The event was thrown in support of the Roar Fou
Researchers at State University of New York revealed that forest cover area the size of Maine was lost in the US between 1990 and 2000. This change is more pronounces in rural areas.
Waymo accused Uber and Otto, acquired by the ride services company in August, with stealing confidential information on Waymo's Lidar sensor technology to speed its own efforts.
To celebrate "Pokémon Day"next week, there will be Pikachu running around the game wearing "festive party hats."
Google parent Alphabet’s heated rivalry with Uber over self-driving cars has spilled into the courthouse, after the internet giant sued the ride-hailing company for allegedly stealing trade secrets to
The eggs of ancient hard-shelled creatures called trilobites have been discovered by researchers in upstate New York. This is the first time that a trilobites eggs or genitalia have been unambiguous
The FBI refused to publicly deny reports about communications between Donald Trump’s associates and Russian officials during the 2016 presidential campaign despite a White House request, CNN reported
A Chinese regulatory crackdown on online search and advertising drove a sharp drop in Baidu Inc.’s quarterly profit and a second consecutive revenue decline.
The self-driving car company says a former Google engineer took its intellectual property with him to Otto, a driverless tech startup purchased by Uber last year
The self-driving car company says a former Google engineer took its intellectual property with him to Otto, a driverless tech startup purchased by Uber last year
ZeniMax Media has asked a federal judge to block Oculus from using the code in its products, could limit the number of games available for sale for Facebook's VR headset.
The intention is for students to spend 40% of their time in specialist music classes.
A lawsuit says an employee took thousands of secret files on self-driving car design when he left Google to start his own company, later sold to Uber.
Our impartial assessment of the best broadband deals available in the UK this month.
A self-driving car company founded by Google is accusing a former top engineer of stealing pivotal technology that is propelling Uber's effort to assemble a fleet of automated vehicles for its popular
Auto technology developer Harman announced the first successful use of Apple's CarPlay interface sans cable.
Automation is the future of marketing, as many of the mindless, habitual purchases we make today won’t be decisions we’ll make in the future. And marketers will have to become experts in customer expe
Enforcement of the nation's laws surrounding marijuana despite states legalizing its use in one form or another would be a grave "mistake," one of the leading pot advocacy groups said in a statement
The maps from the USGS-led USA National Phenology Network show spring has begun three weeks early in some places Spring is popping up across almost the entire Southeast US.

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Old Dominion uses balanced scoring to beat Marshall 86-65

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Marcus Yam named 2016 POYi Newspaper Photographer of the Year

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Federal agents seize woman awaiting emergency surgery in Texas hospital

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Trump supporter Caitlyn Jenner calls President's rollback of transgender rights a 'disaster'

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Retail chain Family Christian plans close after 85 years

Family Christian, which bills itself as the “world's largest retailer of Christian-themed merchandise,” announced Thursday it is closing after 85 years.        
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