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A Brief History of the SMS Text Message

For the generation now commonly referred to as the Millennials, SMS messaging has been a part of life from day one and remains one of the most commonly used methods of communication, even with the rapid growth of mobile messaging apps such as Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp to name but a few. The later arrivals, […]

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Massachusetts State Police trooper helps wife deliver baby on side of highway

A Massachusetts State Police trooper helped his wife to deliver their new baby boy on the side of a highway last month. Officials said Trooper George D’Amelio was on duty on the night of April 17 when his wife called to say she was going into labor. D’Amelio, who is assigned to the barracks in […]

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Balancing Act: Cutting your own hair? This couple will help kids with cancer for every one of your good, bad and ugly at-home hairdos

Scott Kramer was a haircut-every-two-weeks guy. But with Illinois under stay-at-home orders and barbershops closed and his hair growing unrulier by the day, Kramer had to take matters into his own hands with a clipper set ordered from Amazon. “I told Pammy I’m either going for Tom Hanks in ‘Cast Away,’ or I’m going for […]

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Principal surprises 220 graduates with a celebratory visit to their home

A principal in North Carolina made sure that, even in this time of social distancing and stay-at-home orders, each one of his seniors got the recognition they deserved, with a sign and a little love from the school and community as a whole. Tabari Wallace, the principal at West Craven High School in Vanceboro, North […]

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5-year-old boy pulled over in Utah while driving to California to buy a Lamborghini

A 5-year-old boy from Utah wanted his mother to buy him a Lamborghini, and since she refused, he got in her car and attempted to drive to California himself to purchase one. The child’s planned multistate journey, however, ended roughly five minutes after he took the car when a Utah Highway Patrol trooper pulled him […]

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Minor leaguer Blake Bivens learned on Facebook that wife, son, mother-in-law were killed

Minor league baseball player Blake Bivens said he found out through Facebook that his wife, their 14-month-old son and his mother-in-law had been killed. Bivens, who pitched last season for the Montgomery, Alabama, Biscuits, a Double-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, opened up about the deaths in August while speaking with a pastor from […]

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Georgia district attorney vows to bring shooting of unarmed black man to grand jury

Georgia prosecutors said Tuesday they plan to present evidence to a grand jury for possible charges against men who chased, and eventually gunned down, an unarmed black man they believed was a burglar — but whose family say was simply jogging. Ahmaud Arbery, 25, was shot to death in Brunswick, a coastal city about midway […]

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalized for gallbladder condition

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was treated Tuesday for a gallstone that was causing an infection, the court said in a statement. She underwent nonsurgical treatment for a benign gallbladder condition at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. The condition was detected Monday after the court’s historic telephone session for oral arguments. Tests confirmed that […]