Originally published on Fri November 22, 2013 7:48 am
The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.
Originally published on Fri November 22, 2013 7:58 am
The view from above is chilling at the scene of a disaster in a suburb of the Latvian capital of Riga, where the roof of a supermarket collapsed Thursday evening.
More than 30 people are known to have been killed and the death toll could go even higher, the BBC reports.
After former pro baseball player Jose Canseco and his girlfriend picked up some goats, Canseco live-tweeted the ride home. Writing: "just got pulled over with goats in the car. The cops laughed."
Browsers can tour the Hobbit's homeland thanks to Google Chrome. Think Google Maps with fantasy destinations. Not all the Hobbit's haunts are available. Google still has to unlock three kingdoms before you can "rule them all."
Originally published on Fri November 22, 2013 9:51 am
Wal-Mart's pay practices have long been targeted by advocates of America's working poor.
So it was no surprise that it became national news when the discount retailer, the nation's biggest employer, asked workers at an Ohio store to contribute to a holiday food drive — for fellow workers.