Last week, it looked bleak for defending champion Oracle Team USA, but flukey wind and better tactics have kept them in the running against Emirates Team New Zealand.
Almost all new mothers have trouble breast-feeding in the first week with their babies. The early problems, such as pain, were also the ones most likely to cause the women to give up on breast-feeding earlier than doctors recommend.
The looming federal government shutdown and efforts to defund Obamacare are capturing political headlines Monday morning.
Two suicide bombers stuck a historic Christian church in the country's northwest on Sunday. Groups linked to the Taliban have claimed responsibility.
Edward Davis became known nationally as he led his department's response to the Boston Marathon bombings. He says that after seven years in the job, it's time for him to move on. The first opportunity he may take advantage of is a fellowship at Harvard.
The Big Apple is cracking down on fake online reviews. Today, regulators in New York are unveiling settlements reached with more than a dozen companies, totaling $350,000 for writing fake reviews -- giving themselves raves or falsely slamming the competition.
"We’re in the stage where a customer doing a review has way more power in many cases than professional critic reviews," says entertainment analyst Robert Galinsky.
A 2011 Harvard study found an extra Yelp star raised a company’s revenues by up to 9 percent. "When you have a bad review and you lose a customer," says Galinsky. "You lose some income, that’s not good for business."
Or the city, which could be why New York’s Attorney General is taking this step says Aram Sinnreich, a media analyst at Rutgers University.
"I’m from Brooklyn, I know whether Junior’s cheesecake is good or not," says Sinnreich. "But someone who is traveling here from Italy or from Hong Kong might have no idea."
Still, says Sinnreich, policing sites like Yelp won’t be easy because businesses get crafty with so much money at stake. In some cases, they bribed customers with freebies to write good reviews.
For almost half a millennium, the phrase "call a spade a spade" has served as a demand to "tell it like it is." It is only in the last century that the expression began to acquire a negative, racial overtone.
The U.S. Defense Department has awarded a rich military contract to Lockheed Martin, agreeing to pay more than $3.9 billion for a missile defense system. The deal calls for a maximum of 110 high-altitude interceptor missiles, some of which would go to the United Arab Emirates.