The line at the cavernous Smokey Row Coffee House in Oskaloosa stretched out the door and down the block, so long that dozens of Iowans waiting to see presidential candidate Barack Obama had to settle for a peek through the windows.
It was July 4, 2007, heady days for Obama in the Hawkeye State, where Democratic caucusgoers would soon launch him as a legitimate national contender, and where state voters would later turn out in record numbers to help put the first-term Illinois senator into the White House.
Originally published on Thu August 9, 2012 3:33 pm
Drone makers and robotics manufacturers are looking for â and finding â new uses for devices that were once limited to the worlds of science and the military.
After a decade of explosive growth, thanks largely to the post-Sept. 11 demand from the military for unmanned vehicles, the industry is eagerly awaiting the opening of a new front: the domestic drone market.
Originally published on Mon October 15, 2012 11:06 am
Some enterprising dairy farmers in rural Maryland have found a new source of income â opening ice cream shops on their farms. This summer, seven of them have come together to form Maryland's Best Ice Cream Trail, the nation's first farm-based ice cream trail. And the results so far seem pretty sweet.
She's still in high school, but boxer Claressa Shields, 17, is also an Olympic gold medalist, after she won her middleweight final Thursday. She defeated Russia's Nadezda Torlopova by a score of 19-12.
Originally published on Thu August 9, 2012 1:05 pm
As several news outlets had predicted last month would happen, Google is going to pay $22.5 million â the largest civil penalty the Federal Trade Commission has ever levied â to settle charges that it wasn't straight with users of Apple's Safari browser about how it would track their Web surfing.