Dustin Fowler suffers season-ending leg injury in Yankees defeat

CLOSE The Record Staff Writer Pete Caldera examines the site where Yankee right fielder Dustin Fowler suffered a serious leg injury while chasing after a foul ball during the first inning of a game against the White Sox in Chicago on Thursday, June, 29. Pete Caldera/NorthJersey.com Yankees right fielder Dustin Fowler is checked by trainer …

Canada's 10 best doughnut shops

If you sat down and tucked into a piece of chocolate cake for breakfast, your friends may secretly judge you (while admiring your gumption). However, if you sat down at your desk with a chocolate doughnut, the only thing your friends might wonder is why you didn’t buy them one as well. Doughnuts: the cake-for-breakfast …

Norway could get economic lift from northern oil field

June 26 (UPI) — Norwegian energy company Statoil said Monday it expected some economic spillovers would come from support centers for its Johan Castberg field. The company said the northern port city of Hammerfest, located in Finnmark county, would serve as supply and helicopter base for the development of the Johan Castberg field. Statoil said …

Survey says 1 in 5 Americans don’t use their dishwashers

A new report shows that nearly 20 percent of Americans who own dishwashers use them less than once a week. That’s despite proof that washing dishes by hand uses more water and energy than an automatic dishwasher. Compared to refrigerators, microwaves, stoves, and refrigerators, fewer Americans own dishwashers than any other kind of major appliance—even …

10 things to do at Mall of America besides shop

More people visit Mall of America in Bloomington (just minutes from Minneapolis) each year than Disneyland or the Grand Canyon. Sure, the 520 stores and the fact that you don’t pay sales tax on clothing or shoes are big reasons for that. But it’s all the other stuff there – An amusement park! An aquarium! – that …

Otto Warmbier's death draws outcry over North Korea rights violations

June 20 (UPI) — Condemnations of North Korea are growing following the death of 22-year-old Otto Warmbier, the University of Virginia student who died Monday, days after being released from North Korea detention. U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said in a statement the Kim Jong Un regime “murdered” Warmbier, and that the United States should …

Inside Universal's new Volcano Bay

“Water is life. Life is Joy.” That’s the motto at Orlando‘s newest park, Volcano Bay, set to open May 25, 2017. This latest offering from Universal Orlando Resort is taking an innovative approach to the water park industry to make the guest experience the best it can be. The 30-acre “water theme park” will open …

Guyana, a new oil frontier, gets investment support

June 16 (UPI) — U.S. energy companies Exxon Mobil and Hess Corp. said they’ve made a final investment decision for offshore Guyana in one of the largest oil finds in years. The companies in separate statements announced a decision to move forward with the first phase of the development of the Liza field off the …

Great Lakes levels rising; Lake Ontario up nearly 3 feet from last year

CLOSE In “The Death and Life of the Great Lakes,” journalist Dan Egan describes how the Great Lakes’ natural history gave way to an unnatural one. Wochit Experts say it likely will be several months before Lake Ontario’s level drops appreciably. The sun reflects off the aquamarine waters of Lake Huron.(Photo: ehrlif, Getty Images/iStockphoto) A …

Readers' Choice: Best of Canada

Help us crown Canada’s best destinations, attractions, national parks, scenic drives and cottage regions In honor of Canada’s 150th anniversary celebration this summer, 10Best Readers’ Choice is heading north of the border in search of the best travel experiences – the top destinations, attractions, national parks, scenic drives and cottage regions in Canada. We teamed …