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online-buyers-112615.jpg An unprecedented response is expected from online buyers for Thanksgiving and Black Friday this year, according to BestBlackFriday.com. Thanksgiving day spending at brick and mortar stores is expected to be about $3.79 billion, up about 19 percent from 2014, says its research guide for Black Friday 2015. That upswing is due mostly to the increased number of stores opening on Thanksgiving this yea

LIFI-112615.jpg The first trial of Li-Fi in Tallinn, Estonia showed that the new technology is hundred times faster than Wi-Fi connections. Once the pilot tests are over, potentially Li-Fi will be in high demand and be the future technology for transmitting wireless data.

Patti LaBelle's sweet potato pie was sold out at Walmart after it became extremely popular through a YouTube video. After falling for James Wright's viral review on YouTube, people rushed to get one, only to see the chain's board: "out of stock." When the pie that Walmart was selling at $3.48 became...

Globally, 1 in 3 women experience physical and/or sexual violence by an intimate partner or sexual violence by someone other than a partner in their lifetime. This data was released by World Health Organization Wednesday as it launched a toolkit to help countries respond to sexual violence marking...

Uber-China-112615.jpg Uber, the ride sharing app, with deep roots in the U.S. and other parts of the world, is trying to expand aggressively in China. In a matter of few months, China might surpass U.S. as the largest market. Uber is planning to invest 986 million for China expansion.

Volkswagen-SouthKorea-112615.jpg Environment ministry of South Korea Thursday ordered Volkswagen Korea to recall 125,522 diesel vehicles on determining actual emissions of nitrogen oxides. The ministry has asked the German automobile maker to pay a fine of 14.1 billion Won or $12.31 million. The company has to submit a recall plan by January 6, 2016.

Anti-aircraft-Missile-112615.jpg Russia has set up long-range anti-aircraft missile system, as a self defence measure, in view of the Turkey attack on its fighter jet. The Defence minister Sergei Shoigu said it has deployed new generation anti-aircraft weapon S-400 that can strike targets in 250 miles. The missiles are setup at Latakia airbase and the target area includes Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, parts of Iraq and Cyprus.

whitehouse-Obama-112515.jpg Despite recent terrorist attacks overseas, President Barack Obama has sought to reassure Americans that there is currently no specific or credible threat to the United States from the terrorist group known as the Islamic State or ISIS.

HillaryRodhamClinton-112515.jpg Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is holding on to a lead in the Iowa Democratic caucus, according to the results of a new Quinnipiac University poll. The poll found that 51 percent of likely Democratic caucus participants support Clinton, while 42 percent favor Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

US-troops-112515.jpg On the heels of deadly terrorist attacks in Paris and Beirut, the results of a new Gallup poll found that an increasing number of Americans support sending U.S. ground troops to assist in the fight against the terrorist group known as the Islamic State or ISIS.

NASA has selected 15 university-led proposals for the study of innovative, early stage technologies that address high priority needs of America's space program. The Early Stage Innovations awards from NASA's Space Technology Research Grants Program are worth as much as $500,000 each. Universities...

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has announced that he approved the development of the Interstate 395 HOV lanes into express lanes, and the merge extension for the express lanes on Interstate 95 in Northern Virginia. "These are significant transportation improvements that will move more people and...

The "kissing bugs" are causing concern in two US states after the CDC claims the deadly insect has made its way to Tennessee and Georgia, but experts say they are not as deadly as feared. The bugs, similar in appearance to a cockroach, have been nicknamed the kissing bug because they feed on the blood...

Thanksgiving-Turkey-112515.jpg In a time-honored tradition dating back to the 19th century, each year the US President "pardons" a hand-selected National Thanksgiving Turkey. Since 1947, the chairman of the National Turkey Federation has presented a turkey to the President for national, official pardon. Just before the holiday, the President graces that turkey with the right to live out the rest of its days peacefully on a fa

traceycurtistaylor-112515.jpg Flying is the passion for British aviatrix Tracey Curtis Taylor, and she is now on a solo flight to cross three continents and 23 countries in her own vintage open cockpit biplane. She has already crossed half of her journey from U.K. to Australia with a target to cover 13 thousand miles.

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