Retired Couple Makes 1,400 Gorgeous Wooden Toys for Kids in Need at Christmas: ’People need hope’

Anyone who believes Christmas comes but once a year has obviously never met Mike and Judy Sullivan. The couple, who recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, spend most days making toys in the workshop of their Desert Hot Springs, California home that they then donate to local charities each holiday season. When Mike, a 72-year-old, […]


Browns sign Brian Allen from Bengals’ practice squad

The Browns signed cornerback Brian Allen to the active roster from the Bengals’ practice squad, the team announced Monday. Allen is in his third NFL season out of Utah. The Steelers made Allen a fifth-round choice in 2017. He has appeared in 17 career games between Pittsburgh (2017-18) and San Francisco (2020). Allen appeared in […]


Calls keep soaring at crisis hotlines: ‘It spiked and hasn’t stopped’

Since 2016, Mark Trainer has worked as a counselor for Crisis Text Line, a national nonprofit organization that provides a free mental health texting service for people in crisis. On any given day, he talks with texters about a “very wide swath of challenges,” including struggles with school and relationships with their family or peers. […]


Oil edges higher, but posts 20% annual drop in tumultuous 2020

Global crude prices edged higher on Thursday but lost more than a fifth of their value in 2020, as lockdowns to combat the novel coronavirus depressed economic activity and sent oil markets reeling. Still, Brent and U.S. crude benchmarks have more than doubled from April’s nadir as producers cut output to match weaker demand. News […]


At least 100 million PCs still run Windows 7, one year after support ended

It’s been almost a year since Microsoft ended its extended support for Windows 7. Barring those organizations willing to pay for extended security updates (ESUs), the move pretty much pulled the curtain down on the venerable OS. But despite Microsoft constantly warning people they should upgrade, it is estimated that at least 100 million PCs […]


Amazing Walk-Through Holiday Village With Lights Borrowed from Disney Set to Raise Millions for Critically Ill Children

An incredible Florida display featuring 89-acres of holiday lights is helping kids with critical illnesses this winter. The sets include a giant mushroom, an ice-cream palace spaceship, and a giant upside down toy box. They all illuminate the night sky in Kissimmee as a part of ‘Night of a Million Lights’—a walk-through show made up […]