U.S. presidents have been pardoning turkeys prior to Thanksgiving for decades. But when and how did the strange tradition begin?
How does a turkey earn a pardon? Every year before Thanksgiving the White House holds a national turkey presentation, where the president grants clemency to one lucky gobbler. It's an tradition with origins that are a little ... feathery.
It's customary for the president of the United States to spare the life of a turkey each year for Thanksgiving. But when and how did the strange tradition begin?
The Twitter account for NASA's heliophysics department called it a "smiling" sun. Other users saw the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from "Ghostbusters," a lion, a blobfish or various snack foods.
The last total lunar eclipse for three years will occur on November 8, 2022 over eastern Asia and all of North America. A lunar eclipse occurs when the Sun, Earth, and Moon align so that the Moon passes into Earth’s shadow. In a total lunar eclipse, the entire Moon falls within the darkest p…
Stacker looks at more than 30 groundbreaking NASA missions in photographs, including missions such as Apollo 11, the Space Shuttle Program, and the new James Webb Space Telescope.
Up to 20,000 people from around the world pasted each other with tomatoes Wednesday as Spain's famous "Tomatina" street tomato fight returned after a two-year break.
People from around the world have pasted each other with tomatoes as Spain’s famous “Tomatina” street tomato fight took place following a two-year suspension owing to the coronavirus pandemic.
Two summer staples — hot dogs and popsicles — are coming together. For whatever reason.
Norway's Directorate of Fisheries said Freya was put down early Sunday “based on an overall assessment of the continued threat to human safety.”
San Francisco began its search for the perfect trash can in 2018 when officials decided it was time to replace the more than 3,000 public bins that have been on the streets for almost 20 years.
For a week, a young female walrus nicknamed Freya has enamoured Norwegians by basking in the sun of the Oslo fjord, making a splash in the media and bending a few boats. The 600-kilogramme marine mammal has been named after the Norse goddess of love and beauty. She has already been sighted i…
A group of climate activists who have disrupted major galleries this week to send a message to the UK government have struck again — this time at the Royal Academy of Art in London.
Two climate activists glued themselves to a 200-year-old masterpiece at London's National Gallery on Monday, the latest in a string of disruptive protests by environmentalist group Just Stop Oil.
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DARLINGTON, S.C. — Jenorris Flynn uses trending topics to help his students grasp concepts in English language arts.
DAYTONA BEACH SHORES, Fla. (AP) — Damages are estimated at more than $481 million in a central Florida coastal county where homes collapsed into the Atlantic Ocean following Hurricane Nicole last week. The damages from the category 1 storm in Volusia County, home to Daytona Beach, exceeded those from the much stronger Hurricane Ian, which caused $377 million in the county. Hurricane Ian, a category 4 storm, made landfall in southwest Florida in late September and tore across the state. Volusia County officials say severe beach erosion from Ian made homes vulnerable to the impact of Nicole in Wilbur-by-the Sea, a quaint beach community where single-family homes fell into the ocean last week.
About 20% of North Carolina residents have medical debt that is in collections, making it the state with the fourth-highest level of unpaid medical debt.
Sue Berkowitz’s son was born in 1993 with a heart defect. Three years later, Berkowitz and her husband lost their health insurance when her nonprofit employer lost its funding. Private insurance denied her 3-year-old son health coverage because of his pre-existing condition.
The country’s medical debt crisis is at its most dire in several parts of Texas, which is home to three of the worst 10 U.S. counties for medical debt, according to data analyzed by the Urban Institute.
New co-host Nat Cardona joins the program for a new season that looks at North Carolina serial killer Robert Sylvester Alston.
FLORENCE –Florence County Probate Judge Jesse Cartrette Jr. was elected to a second term in Tuesday's general election.
FLORENCE, S.C. — The Florence County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two fatal shootings that happened over the weekend.
FLORENCE, S.C. — Florence Police Department officers detained four people Monday following an 11:20 a.m. shooting at the intersection of Kemp and Kershaw Streets in Florence, Florence Police Capt. Mike Brandt said.
FLORENCE, S.C. – Florence County officials moved forward with negotiations to recruit an industry to Florence County at Thursday’s County Council meeting at the County Complex, 180 N. Irby St.
FLORENCE, S.C. — Newly elected and reelected members of the Florence City Council will take the oath of office at 6 p.m. Monday in the City Council chambers at the City Center, 324 W. Evans St.
FLORENCE, S.C. – A proposed townhome complex behind Harris Teeter grocery store was likely zoned out of existence at Thursday’s Florence County Council meeting.