Landline Phones Still Exist in the U.S.– But Are Fading From Everyday Use

Landline Phones Still Exist in the U.S.– But Are Fading From Everyday Use

In 2003, 95% of Americans lived in homes with landline telephone service. By 2022, that number had dropped to 26%.

Guinness World Records Annuls ‘Oldest Dog’ Title For a Deceased Portugal Canine, After Inquiry

Guinness World Records Annuls ‘Oldest Dog’ Title For a Deceased Portugal Canine, After Inquiry

Guinness World Records has ruled against a Portugal dog that died in 2023, keeping the title of oldest canine ever.

China Plans to Send Two New Pandas to San Diego Zoo

China Plans to Send Two New Pandas to San Diego Zoo

China plans to send a new pair of giant pandas to the San Diego Zoo, renewing a longstanding gesture of friendship with the United States after having recalled nearly all its bears from U.S. zoos.

Here's Who Will Be in Path of April 8 Solar Eclipse

Here's Who Will Be in Path of April 8 Solar Eclipse

The moon will line up perfectly between the Earth and the sun on April 8, blotting out the sunlight for a brief time in parts of 15 states.

Delta Offering Flight Through April 8 Eclipse Totality Zone

Delta Offering Flight Through April 8 Eclipse Totality Zone

While millions of Americans will experience the April 8 solar eclipse on the ground, it also will be possible for some lucky folks to witness the alignment from an airplane.

Presidents Day: From Washington’s Modest Birthday to Retail Sales, 3-Day Weekend

Presidents Day: From Washington’s Modest Birthday to Retail Sales, 3-Day Weekend

George Washington was uneasy about the idea of publicly celebrating his life. But on Monday, the nation again will commemorate the first U.S. president, 292 years after his birth.

Jill Biden Sends Valentine’s Day Love via White House Lawn Display

Jill Biden Sends Valentine’s Day Love via White House Lawn Display

First lady Jill Biden is sending her love to Americans on Valentine's Day through a greeting card-themed display on the White House lawn.

Do You Buy Valentine’s Day Gifts on Feb. 14? So Do A Lot of People.

Do You Buy Valentine’s Day Gifts on Feb. 14? So Do A Lot of People.

It’s not a myth: The data shows a large portion of Valentine’s Day gift shopping really is done at the last minute.

Ash Wednesday Marks the Start of Lent, the Season Before Easter

Ash Wednesday Marks the Start of Lent, the Season Before Easter

Ash Wednesday is the solemn day of fasting and reflection that signals the start of Lent, Christianity’s most penitent season.

New Orleans Marks Fat Tuesday with Parades and Music

New Orleans Marks Fat Tuesday with Parades and Music

Festivities marking the end of New Orleans’ Carnival season hit full swing Monday night into Tuesday, with a burst of Mardi Gras-themed costumes, parades and live music.

Valentine Flowers En Route to Your Loved Ones – Via Miami Airport

Valentine Flowers En Route to Your Loved Ones – Via Miami Airport

Valentine’s Day is a busy time at Miami International Airport, where many of the season's fresh cut flowers arrive to the U.S. from South America.

Environmentalists Push Alternatives to Plastic Beads at Mardi Gras

Environmentalists Push Alternatives to Plastic Beads at Mardi Gras

It’s a beloved tradition in New Orleans: masked riders on floats fling colorful beads to parade-watchers. It's good fun, but also a 'plastics disaster.'

How to Defend Against Food Poisoning at Your Super Bowl Party

How to Defend Against Food Poisoning at Your Super Bowl Party

As family and friends gather to watch the Super Bowl, culinary choices may be as important as the score. Here's a game plan for party safety.

Eclipse Celebrations Slated Across the U.S. on April 8

Eclipse Celebrations Slated Across the U.S. on April 8

Given the rarity of a total solar eclipse, many communities, parks, science centers and museums across the U.S. are hosting special activities or viewing opportunities on April 8.

Asian American Communities Preparing for Lunar New Year

Asian American Communities Preparing for Lunar New Year

The Lunar New Year is a festival that is celebrated for several days in many Asian countries, and with some variations is also known regionally in the U.S.