New York Attorney General 'looking into' Eric Trump foundation practices

June 10 (UPI) — The office of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is “looking into” the Eric Trump Foundation. Eric Soufer, a spokesman for Schneiderman’s office, said it began examining the charitable foundation founded by President Donald Trump‘s son, Eric Trump, after a report in Forbes that raised questions about practices by the foundation …

Readers' Choice: Results are in for the best of summer 2017

These are the country’s best water parks, splash pads, theme parks and dude ranches With summer upon us, 10Best set out to find America’s top summer vacation experiences, especially for families traveling with kids – theme parks, indoor and outdoor water parks, splash pads and dude ranches. We enlisted a panel of family travel experts …

Witness in Bill Cosby trial describes 1996 drugging, sexual abuse

June 6 (UPI) — The prosecution’s first witness in the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial wept while on the stand as she described a 1996 incident in which she said she felt intimidated after the entertainer drugged and abused her. Kelly Johnson, the so-called “prior bad act” witness who prosecutors hope will show a pattern …

Why you should spend more money on a good blender

I think we can all appreciate the taste and simplicity of a smoothie. Fresh ingredients, all enjoyed at once. But have you ever tried to shop for a blender to make that smoothie? It’s insane. There are plenty of sub-$100 blenders out there, all of which can presumably blend stuff together. But there’s this second …

10 places in the Pacific Northwest to celebrate summer

When summer finally rolls around, the Pacific Northwest beckons. We’ve come up with plenty of enticing ways to make the most of this sun-kissed season, marked by endless, azure days and fresh-aired evenings when the fiery light falls just so.  Discover new music in a magical wooded setting Pickathon’s Mt. Hood stage glows after the sun …

Philadelphia Gear receives Arleigh Burke contract

May 31 (UPI) — Philadelphia Gear Corp., a subsidiary of Timken Gear and Services, has received a $98 million modification to an existing contract for Main Reduction Gears, or MRG, on the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer. Three sets will be delivered to the Navy for installation on the future USS Jack H. Lucas, USS Louis H. …

Rogers: Takuma Sato finds unbridled joy, redemption with Indy 500 win

Takuma Sato, center, celebrates with team owner Michael Andretti, front right, and the Andretti Autosport team after winning the Indianapolis 500. (Brian Spurlock, USA TODAY Sports) SPEEDWAY, Ind. — Takuma Sato learned to speak English at the birthplace of William Shakespeare but when the moment of his career came it wasn’t the Queen’s tongue, or …

Best ways to explore New York by water

If there’s one mistake that New Yorkers make every summer, it’s not taking advantage of the waterways around the city. Sure, you might not want to go swimming through the Gowanus, but there’s plenty of fun to be had in, on and around NYC’s shores.  Here are some of the best ways to explore New …

U.S. states taking up wind energy mantle

May 25 (UPI) — Gains in wind power in the United States are coming up from the state level, with California among the leaders, an industry report found. A report from the sidelines of a wind energy conference in California from the American Wind Energy Association finds the sector supports more than 100,000 jobs in …

If you love s'mores, go to Park City

A melting marshmallow at Montage Deer Valley — Photo courtesy of Liana Lozada A visit to Park City, Utah is incomplete without a s’mores roasting session. In fact, this gooey custom takes place all over the idyllic mountain town. At winter sporting season’s peak, après-ski programs warm visitors with gourmet marshmallows accompanied by rich hot …