Five myths about the national parks

loading… Everett Potter, Special for USA TODAY 5:09 a.m. EDT August 31, 2016 Sunrise after a snowfall paints Yosemite National Park in glowing white and subtle purple.(Photo: Yu Shi, www.sharetheexperience.org) The National Park Service marked its 100th anniversary this month. Entrusted with taking care of America’s national parks, the National Park Service has the monumental task …

Miele says it’s finally figured out a better bagless vacuum

loading… “Bagless was not an option for our company,” said Markus Miele at the company’s IFA 2016 press conference. “The cleaning performance and convenience to users was subject to improvement, to put it mildly.” But times have changed. The Miele Blizzard CX1 debuted in all its dustbin-having glory. The main problem with bagless vacs is …

Pentagon on Russia claims of killing terror rep: 'We don't trust' Moscow

loading… WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 (UPI) — U.S. officials expressed serious doubt Wednesday about a claim from Russia’s military that one of its bombers killed Islamic State spokesman and plotter Abu Muhammad al-Adnani near battle-torn Aleppo this week. Moscow’s defense ministry made the claim online Wednesday, saying al-Adnani was one of up to 40 Islamic State …

'Harley and the Davidsons' races back in history

loading… Bug Hall and Robert Aramayo detail their roles on Discovery’s new six-hour, three-night miniseries ‘Harley and the Davidsons’. Bug Hall, left, and Robert Aramayo are two of the stars of Discovery’s historical miniseries ‘Harley and the Davidsons.’(Photo: Sara Snyder, USA TODAY) NEW YORK — Harley and the Davidsons wasn’t just another job to Bug Hall. The …

Make dinner with an app, thanks to this smart oven

loading… A tech startup and an appliance giant are partnering to help you become a better chef. Drop, a Dublin-based company known for its smart scale and recipe app, announced this week that it’s teaming up with the German home appliance manufacturer Bosch to add an interactive recipe platform to Bosch’s flagship wall ovens. In …

Last-minute Labor Day: Easy trips from five U.S. cities

loading… Autoplay Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last SlideNext Slide Islamorada, Fla., from Miami: Islamorada is one of the top sportfishing spots in the world, and it’s less than two hours from Miami by car. There are plenty of snorkeling and swimming experiences available here as well. And if hitting the warm Gulf waters isn’t your …

Exclusive trailer: Jacob Tremblay scares Naomi Watts in 'Shut In'

loading… Exclusive trailer: Jacob Tremblay scares Naomi Watts in ‘Shut In’ Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Exclusive trailer: Jacob Tremblay scares Naomi Watts in ‘Shut In’ Thriller examines a psychologist who thinks she’s being terrorized by a foster child. Post to Facebook Try Another Audio …

McCain appears to hold off GOP primary challengers

loading… Dan Nowicki, The Arizona Republic 6:51 a.m. EDT August 31, 2016 Senator John McCain won the Arizona Republican Senate primary. McCain said Republicans must keep their Congressional majorities and stop White House policies that would put the country on the wrong track, no matter who is elected President. (Aug. 31) AP Sen. John McCain …