Shattered Glass: Beware Exploding Baking Dishes

A spate of consumer reports of shattering glass cookware can be explained by the kind of glass manufacturers are using, which is less able to withstand large, sudden temperature changes than cookware that uses a classic formula.

German ESM Ruling: World Stocks Rally, But Don’t Sound The All-Clear Yet

Market bulls charged on Wednesday -- running U.S. stock futures, European stocks, the euro, oil and gold higher -- in the wake of a German court ruling that backs the country's participation in the euro zone's new bailout fund created to prevent the weakest euro economies from going bust. However, some economists warn that it's too early to sound the all-clear on the fate of the single currency bloc.

Asian Shares Rise On Hopes Of German Court Ruling, Fed Action

Asian shares edged higher Wednesday as investors remained cautiously optimistic that a German court would approve the legality of the euro zone's bailout fund later in the day and the U.S. Federal Reserve may deliver further stimulus measures this week.

South Africa Mining Strikes Spread

The world's second-largest platinum producer said striking South African miners are demanding another 8 to 10 percent pay hike like the one they received in April that ended a six-week strike.

US Open Final: Andy Murray’s Winning Moments Against Novak Djokovic (PHOTOS)

Andy Murray finally ends his country's 76 year long wait for a major Tennis title as he won over Novak Djokovic at the U.S. Open final, Monday. He is the first Briton to win a grand slam singles title in the modern era. The last British who won a grand Slam was Fred Perry in 1936. He had won U.S. Championships the predecessor of US open then.

Cut Sports, Cut Quality Of Life

For all of us who grew up with ample access to sports and the arts, it's difficult to see how our school systems have evolved, practically eliminating the character-building program of sports participation.


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Minnesota Vikings Punter Chris Kluwe Writes Maryland State Delegate A Scathing Letter In Favor Of Gay Marriage: Read It Here

After Brendon Ayanbadejo, a linebacker with the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens, spoke out in favor of Maryland legislation that would legalize gay marriage in the state, a local politician couldn’t resist getting involved. Last week, Emmett C. Burns Jr. wrote to Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti encouraging him to silence his employee on the hot-button issue. On Friday, Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe responded to Burns.