President John Adams moves into a tavern in Washington, D.C.
On this day in 1800, President John Adams becomes the first acting president to take up residence in Washington, D.C. Unfortunately the White House, or President's Mansion or President's House as it was called then, was not yet finished, so Adams moved into temporary digs at Tunnicliffe's City Hotel near the also half-finished Capitol building. Read more here.
"Dr. Death," Jack Kevorkian, dies at 83
Assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian, known as "Dr. Death" for helping more than 100 people end their lives, died early on Friday at age 83, his lawyer said. Full story here.
Coffee, pickled veggies also 'possibly' cause cancer
As you continue to weigh the risks and benefits of using your cell phone, in light of the recent World Health Organization announcement that the phones may lead to cancer, consider how scared you are of pickled vegetables, gasoline and magenta dyes. Full article here.
State Bridge Report Shows Hundreds Need Attention
An updated Michigan Department of Transportation Report shows 27 percent of the state’s bridges either have structural problems, or are becoming obsolete for one reason or another.
Does that mean they’re dangerous? State engineers say no. But it does mean the state has to skew its priorities to make sure they don’t get that way. Read more here.
MI6 Hacks Al-Qaeda Website, Attacks With Cupcake Recipes
British intelligence agency MI6 hacked an Al-Qaeda online magazine, replacing bomb-making instructions with a recipe for cupcakes, The Telegraph reports.
The joint action by MI6 and the UK’s Government Communications Headquarters had agents insert into the magazine an encrypted version of “The Best Cupcakes in America,” published by the Ellen DeGeneres talk show. Read more here.