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A Cautious Supreme Court Sets a Modern Record for Consensus

People gathered outside the Supreme Court in Washington on Monday, the last day of the court’s term.CreditStephen Crowley/The New York Times WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court was shorthanded for most of the term that ended Monday, and it responded with caution, setting a modern

Found: A Viking Toilet, the Oldest Bathroom in Denmark

AT A ROUTINE ARCHAEOLOGICAL DIG at a Viking site in Denmark, archaeologists stumbled upon a feature they weren’t expecting: a bathroom. Middens and other waste pits are common features of archaeological digs. But students of Denmark’s Viking age tend to think that countryside settlements

How Appliances Catch Fire

A Hotpoint refrigerator is the suspected cause of what the New York Times is calling Britain’s deadliest fire in a century, the Grenfell Tower fire in London, which killed at least 79 people earlier this month. Fire investigators are still examining the refrigerator to

Modern slavery: the next social care scandal?

Acare home is raided by the Border Agency. Staff are removed as they have no identity documents and are working long hours in poor conditions. The home, it turns out, is being used as a conduit for trafficking women into the UK. This is

Dim-witted burglar breaks into doorless garage through window

Security footage has captured what appears to be the world’s dimmest burglar in action. The video shows the man, dressed in dark jeans and a hoodie, approach a garage and try to find a way in.   First he checks the door, only to

Sears just opened a store that only sells mattresses and appliances

Source: Sears Holdings A handout photo inside the Sears Appliances and Mattress store in Pharr, Texas. Sears is trying something new. The department store chain announced on Thursday it opened its first Sears-branded appliance and mattress store in Pharr, Texas. Word of the new

‘Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered’ Standalone Release Has One Big Problem

Credit: Activision Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered is finally getting a standalone release. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered is finally getting a standalone release. The game drops on PS4 next Tuesday for $39.99. That’s not a huge surprise. The standalone release was leaked

Foundry seeks to replace carpet, flooring

REYNOLDSVILLE — The carpet and flooring in The Foundry in Reynoldsville is experiencing some wear and tear. Judy Dickerson, center director of The Foundry, is seeking to do something about it. According to Dickerson, the carpet is worn and soiled, and the laminate floor

Ireland recycled equivalent of 15m household appliances in 2016

Irish consumers recycled 34,482 tonnes of waste electrical and electronic equipment during 2016; the equivalent of approximately 15 million household appliances or almost 10kg per person. The figures, the highest ever achieved, are confirmed in the 2016 annual report from Waste, Electrical and Electronic

One of the dumbest political mistakes in the modern era

One of the dumbest political mistakes in the modern era   Alex Brandon / Axios President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey is rightly seen as a terrific legal blunder: He undercut an investigation that might have shown he never colluded with the