Pig the Dog Dances as Sugar Plum Fairy with Birmingham Ballet

The Birmingham Ballet’s annual holiday production of “The Nutcracker” is really going to the dogs. This year, their “Mutt-cracker” performance, featuring 29 canine dancers, included a standout performance from a dog named More »

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Data Breach Exposes Sensitive U.S. Army Doctor Information

Sensitive information from the U.S. military’s Special Operations Command (SOCOM) medical employees was exposed in a recent data breach. Over 11 GB of data was released and included information such as Social More »

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Florida Man Posed as Dentist, Performed Unlicensed Dental Procedures Without Anesthesia

A 53-year-old Florida man is now facing charges after practicing dentistry without a proper license. Procedures performed include tooth extraction without anesthesia and handmade dentures for patients who couldn’t afford specialized dental More »

Messages Promoting Love (and Denouncing Hate) Are Flying Across the Sky

Airplanes began training banner advertisements in the early 1920s. Typically, these ads would promote a company’s grand opening, advertise a new product or service, or simply just spread brand awareness. Now, nearly one hundred years later, aerial messages are capturing

New Computer System Targets Uninsured Drivers in Tennessee

For Tennessee drivers out on the roadways without insurance, it’s time to straighten up — as they soon could be identified much more easily by law enforcement. According to the Insurance Research Council, one out of every seven motorists is

Audit Hits U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission for Faulty Cyber Security Protection

Now that so many of our day-to-day transactions, financial and otherwise, are conducted on line, more and more emphasis is being placed on cyber security. The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) was recently hit with penalties after an internal

Domino’s Testing Drone Delivery Systems in New Zealand

Businesses have been taking advantage of the sky for decades. In the early 1920s, planes began trailing banner advertisements for companies and we’ve certainly come a long way since then, although aerial messages are still a popular form of advertising.

UNM Study Shows it Costs Less to House the Homeless Than It Does to Keep Them on the Streets

The University of New Mexico Institute for Social Research (ISR) released a new study showing various economic benefits to housing the homeless population. The study takes a look at the past and current economic impact of homelessness and shows how

Donald Trump Believes More Military Spending is Necessary, Proposes New Plan

The Republican nominee for President, Donald Trump, proposed more defense and military spending in Philadelphia this September. Trump, if elected in November, would be the first president in the modern era without government or military experience, but he believes that

Ohio Town Uses Local Gardening to Help Rebuild Community

Community gardening is helping a struggling town in the Northeast rebuild. Hamilton, a 62,000-person town north of Cincinnati, saw a boom during the first half of the 20th Century, but after many factories were forced to close, the town went

Washington University Study Finds U.S. Spends More Than $1 Trillion On Incarceration

The cost of incarceration in the U.S. is now over $1 trillion, which is six percent of the gross domestic product (GDP). “The $80 billion spent annually on corrections is frequently cited as the cost of incarceration,” said Carrie Pettus-Davis,

Large Wind Farms Spreading Across the U.S. as Opposition Continues in Canada

In Canada, groups that strongly oppose the production of industrial wind farms are gaining momentum. According to the National Post, activists attempting to stop industrial wind farming believe they finally have the political backing from the Liberal government. These groups

U.S. Drunk Driving Epidemic Continues

The drunk driving epidemic continues in this country. A few decades ago, nearly half of all traffic deaths were caused by alcohol. Since then, we’ve lowered that number to about 30%, but that’s it. It’s been 30% for years and