Tow company refunding fire victims who fled their cars — after charging them thousands of doll

Victims of the wildfire that scorched cars along Interstate 15 in Southern California on Friday were outraged to find that one towing company billed them exorbitant fees — for picking up cars they were forced to abandonTheir complaints prompted the California Highway Patrol to launch an investigation,

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Tow company refunding fire victims who fled their cars — after charging them thousands of doll

Victims of the wildfire that scorched cars along Interstate 15 in Southern California on Friday were outraged to find that one towing company billed them exorbitant fees — for picking up cars they were forced to abandonTheir complaints prompted the California Highway Patrol to launch an investigation,

TED turns away mother, baby at conference for women

MONTEREY, California — A mother and her 5-month-old baby were asked to leave TEDWomen, a conference meant to celebrate the accomplishments and potential of women and girls around the worldSee also: Pregnant musician Sarah Blackwood kicked off flight due to crying toddlerJessica Jackley,

Starbucks Sells California's Scarce Water to "Help" People Without Water

When you buy a bottle of water at Starbucks, five cents goes towards “improving the lives of people who lack vital resources,” according to the in-house brand named Ethos Water. That may be true, but there’s a catch:

An Immigrant Experience

Editor’s note: Gilles Raymond is the Founder and CEO of News Republic, which offers news from 1,000 licensed content partners worldwide. He previously founded, successfully grew and sold two mobile app companies – IN-FUSIO and Mobilescope. Four times in my life I have been an immigrant:

An Open Letter To WeWork

Dear WeWork, We moved into WeWork Golden Gate on July 1 and signed a four-month lease on a sunny new office space for our growing startup, Glassbreakers. This is a really exciting time for us.

Closing The Computer Science Gap, From Classroom To Career

My twins will turn four in 2015, and they know more about computers now than I did when I took over as president and CEO of Silicon Valley Education Foundation (SVEF) in 2003. And it’s a good thing because currently there are more than 75,000 open jobs in computing in California and only 4,

The Work-Family Imbalance

I recently left my job primarily to spend more time with my two-year-old daughter. I didn’t want it to be too late before I realized that I had spent very little time with her; I was starting to establish some patterns that I wasn’t proud of,

Meet the New, Dangerous Fringe of the Anti-Vaccination Movement

The 11-year-old girl’s mother saw the Facebook message first. It came from a profile that looked like it belonged to the girl’s beloved aunt, but the words didn’t sound like her. Read more...

Most Holidays Are Fake, and Here's Why

Do you celebrate National Onion Rings Day? What about Be Kind to Animals Week? Do you know what you’re buying your significant other for Talk Like a Pirate Day? Time is running out! ThARRRRs just 9 shopping days left! Read more...

The Reservoir That Made the World Pay Attention to California's Drought

Do you remember where you were when you first realized the severity of the drought in the Western US? I would guess that you weren’t staring at a cloudless sky or a dry faucet. You were probably looking at a photo of Folsom Lake.Read more...

This story of a widow, a lake, and a rose will restore your faith in humanity

Hope you have tissues nearby. The Bishop Vesey's Grammar School rowing club found a rose attached to the locked gate at a nearby lake, with the most heartbreaking note accompanying it. SEE ALSO:

Chubbs the massive 15-foot gator is terrifying golf course guests again

Chubbs the gator is back, everyone. The massive 15-foot alligator first made a name for himself when he casually strolled through Buffalo Creek Golf Course in Palmetto, Florida in 2016. In a viral video, Chubbs ambles through the green fields, unbothered by the audibly freaked out course patrons. 

Amy Schumer supports protesting NFL players by saying no to Super Bowl ads

The Super Bowl is the biggest night of the year for two things: Pro football and very expensive commercials. Amy Schumer has decided to use one to influence the other.Her concern stems from ongoing protest actions in which certain players kneel, raises fists,

Twitter quietly fired a suspected Saudi Arabian spy in 2015, report says

We've all seen what can happen when nefarious interests weaponize a social media platform like Twitter. Now imagine how much worse it would be if some foreign agent actually got a job at the company.That's what happened in 2013, apparently.

One 'Daredevil' Season 3 scene has viewers going nuts

Marvel's Daredevil on Netflix has been known since its debut season for expertly-choreographed and visceral fight sequences. Season 1's three-minute hallway scene went viral. In Season 2, the show pushed itself further with a five-minute stairwell shot. In Season 3,

The Mega Millions jackpot is a record-breaking $1.6 billion, and everyone's salty

The Mega Millions lottery jackpot is at a record-high right now, and people are coping with their slim chances of winning by making jokes. Nobody claimed the winning numbers on Friday night, so the Mega Millions jackpot is now the largest lottery prize in U.S. history. Clocking in at a whopping $1.

'Luke Cage' and 'Iron Fist' are done. Is this the end for the Netflix Marvel-verse?

Netflix canceled Marvel's Luke Cage on Friday, just one week after canceling Marvel's Iron Fist. With new seasons of Jessica Jones and The Punisher in the pipeline, a fresh Season 3 debut for Daredevil, and no plans to resurrect The Defenders,

Ray Romano singing The Ramones. Okay, that's enough Internet today.

Finally, the mashup nobody asked for, yet everyone neededSomebody is charging three whole dollars for this three song EP called Everybody Loves the Romanos. The EP consists of three Ramones covers, all sung by a man who sounds remarkably like Everybody Loves Raymond star Ray Romano.

A minor league baseball team is changing its name to honor taco trucks

Meet the Fresno Tacos, typically known — save for one night next month — as the Fresno GrizzliesThe AAA minor-league affiliate of Major League Baseball's Houston Astros is changing its name for one game to the Fresno Tacos,

The Apple Watch is a $1 billion success

The Apple Watch may be many things, but now we know one thing it is most certainly not: a flop.On Tuesday, Apple finally released revenue numbers — after a fashion — for its first wearable as part of its Q3 earnings report.As expected,

宇龙酷派“刮骨疗毒”求转型 能否度过危机?

似乎可以用“内忧外患”来形容酷派目前的境遇。  “内忧”表现在组织的臃肿、管理的缺陷以及产品逻辑和思路的混乱。“外患”则主要来自外部市场环境。 2014 手机市场风云变幻,市场容量整体下降。

【论文故事】中国抗生素滥用,都是基层医院的错?

规范的使用抗生素是控制抗菌药物耐药的关键所在。近日一项针对中国基层医疗单位的最新调查研究显示:中国基层医疗单位的抗生素使用十分频繁,其中规范用药的比例竟然不足40%。

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Windows 10 rumors: January Technical Preview (JTP) to feature Continuum and Cortana

Gawker Every Rape Reported at Fraternities This Year | Jalopnik First Hellcat Sold in Colorado Wreck

Gawker Every Rape Reported at Fraternities This Year | Jalopnik First Hellcat Sold in Colorado Wrecked An Hour After Purchase | Kotaku Kotaku UK's Favourite Games of 2014 | Lifehacker How to Make Quitting Unappealing and Build New Habits Read more...

PlayStation Network and Xbox Live still down as hackers claim credit

After failing on Christmas, Sony's PlayStation Network and Microsoft's Xbox Live are still experiencing problems that are preventing many users from signing on to the services, just as gamers are hoping to try out their new gifts.

2015年JavaScript或“亲库而远框架”

JavaScript中框架和技术在以一种不可持续的速度被挤出和消失,开发者疲惫于改变的步伐,被迫疏远。而“亲库而远框架”或将成为一种趋势,开发者将会把目标从整理框架转移到多种小型专用库混合体。

90后毕业生饭碗调查报告

数据显示,2014年高校毕业生第一份工作起薪在2443元/月,要高于去年毕业生2119元的水平。其中,在宁工作的毕业生起薪要远高于全国平均水平达到了2813元,并超越了苏州、杭州。

Fashion Markplace Farfetch Raises $86M Led By DST At A $1B Valuation

Some big news today in the world of fashion e-commerce. Farfetch, the London-based online marketplace for high end fashion retailers, is announcing a raise of $86 million. The funding vaults Farfetch into the unicorn club with a valuation of $1 billion, and it is notable for another reason:

家教O2O“师全师美”改名“老师好”,宣布获A轮近千万美元融资

上周末,“请他教”刚刚宣布获得A轮6950万融资,今天,家教O2O市场的另一个低调玩儿家“老师好”(曾用名“师全师美”)也首次对外公布了自己在资本市场的近况:去年11月底,公司获得A轮融资近1000万美元,投资方包括SIG。

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