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How to restore a Route 66 motel--and stay sane

You've been looking for a way to spend your spare time. Why not restore a historic Route 66 motel like the Wagon Wheel in Cuba, Mo.? It will only take two years, your entire savings, and your every waking moment.

By Apr. 22, 2011


Ridiculous motel 'vacancy' sign policy

If you see "vacancy," it might be because the motel is required to say it has some.

By Jul. 21, 2007


Batman takes moody road trip across Texas

French photographer Remi Noel traversed the Lone Star State capturing archetypal American images that often feature his only traveling companion, a tiny Batman figurine.

By Jan. 13, 2014


Swartz didn't face prison until feds took over case, report says

The late Internet activist was facing a stern warning from local prosecutors. But then the U.S. Attorney's office, run by Carmen Ortiz, chose to make an example of Aaron Swartz, a new report says.

By Jan. 25, 2013


Everything on demand

Who would have thought the day would come that you could have all your media, at your fingertips, right now?

By Dec. 11, 2012


NY official: Airbnb stay illegal; host fined $2,400

An administrative law judge decides that a man leasing a condo broke New York's laws after he rented out part of his home on Airbnb.

By May. 20, 2013


Yahoo fashions a new logo to break with the past

Without some amazing and inspiring features, the paint will start to peel off Yahoo's many design makeovers and new logo.

By Aug. 7, 2013


Data backup service leads to recovery of stolen laptop

Thief steals laptop, uses it to take photos of himself and then gets caught when the owner sees those on the Internet-based data backup service.

By May. 29, 2009


Man takes hostage for 16 hours, updates Facebook

A Utah man holds a woman hostage for 16 hours in a motel. But, despite the tension, finds the time to update his Facebook status. His friends even reply with information about SWAT officers' location.

By Jun. 21, 2011