TORONTO — The University of Toronto’s downtown campus will cut ties with its food service provider, Aramark, later this summer and start running most of its on-campus dining options itself, the latest school to satisfy what appears to be a growing appetite for fresh meals.
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BEDFORD HILLS, N.Y. — Jennifer Dumas sits on a sofa, her smiling 6-month-old girl on her lap. The room is full of bright toys and children’s books. A rainbow-colored activity mat is on the floor, and Winnie the Pooh is painted on the walls.
It looks like any other nursery, except that there are bars on the windows and barbed-wire fences outside the austere brick building.
WASHINGTON — Many of America’s young adults appear to be in no hurry to move out of their old bedrooms.
For the first time on record, living with parents is now the most common arrangement for people ages 18 to 34, an analysis of census data by the Pew Research Center has found.
WARSAW, Poland — A spokesman for the Auschwitz Museum says a Polish-made golden ring and chain have been found hidden under the false base of an enameled mug that must have belonged to a victim of the Nazis’ death camp.
HANOVER, N.H. — In a Dartmouth College computer vs. humans contest, specifically how computers compared with people in writing poetry, scientists designed artificial intelligence algorithms to generate Shakespearean sonnets, of 14 lines and a particular meter. In every instance, judges were able to identify the sonnets produced by computer.
GENEVA — The ‘Oppenheimer Blue’ has sold for a hammer price of 50.6 million Swiss francs ($51.3 million), setting a new record for a diamond sold at auction.
The 14.62-carat stone, billed as the largest Vivid Blue diamond ever put up for auction, obliterated Christie’s pre-sale estimate range of between 38 million and 45 million Swiss francs.
Florida alligators are known for eating many things: turtles, birds, the occasional human limb.
But one large gator with an apparent sweet tooth was recently photographed sliding into a canal with a whole watermelon clamped in its jaws.
DENVER — Charges by four female pilots that Frontier Airlines’ policies for pregnant women and new mothers are discriminatory could be seen as progress, an advocate says.
Decades ago, flight attendants were pushing just to keep their jobs after they became pregnant, said Phoebe Taubman, senior staff attorney with the advocacy group A Better Balance.
MANSFIELD, Texas — A Siamese cat born during President Ronald Reagan’s administration has been named by Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest living cat.
Guinness says Scooter celebrated his 30th birthday on March 26. He lives in Mansfield, Texas.
In Argentina, South Africa, Rwanda and elsewhere around the globe, there’s something that sticks out for Blake Mycoskie about the one-for-one shoe company, Toms, he started in his Venice, California, apartment 10 years ago.
While the idea was to give away one pair of his unique canvas slip-ons for every pair sold, another benefit emerged.