FCC approves plan to subsidize WiFi upgrades in schools, libraries
Aid package aims to help libraries, schools link to Web
Regulators have approved a big package of federal aid for schools and libraries so they can upgrade their Wi-Fi networks, part of a larger effort to modernize the way educators connect their charges to the Web.
In a 3-2 vote along party lines on Friday, the Federal Communications Commission gave the green light to a plan to spend $2 billion during the next two years on subsidies for internal networks. The move begins a process to phase out some subsidies under the federal program, known as E-Rate, for services and equipment that are on the decline, such as pagers and dial-up Internet service.
2 people killed by lightning strikes
Lightning on Saturday killed a man and injured four people in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. It was the second fatal strike in the area in 24 hours.
Rebecca R. Teilhet, 42, of Yellow Springs, Ohio, was hiking with her husband and a friend on Friday when she was hit by lightning and killed. Eight were hurt.
The latest victim was not identified.
Man accused of plot to start uprising
A Utah man is in jail, accused of plotting to kill police officers and blow up a police station in the town of Tremonton to start an uprising against the government, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
John Huggins, 47, was arrested on Tuesday and appeared in federal court on Friday, charged with possessing an unregistered destructive device, said Melodie Rydalch, spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office.
A “concerned citizen” contacted Tremonton police in February to report that Huggins had threatened to blow up a Bible study group and had buried bombs around the city of Ogden, according to court papers.
Women see red
Wearing red doesn't only draw attention from members of the opposite sex, it can provoke sexual rivalry in women, researchers say.
A study claims that a woman wearing red sets off “mate guard” impulses in other women, and that a woman is less likely to introduce a woman wearing red to her boyfriend or spouse.
“Certain colors may affect how people perceive us,” said Adam Pazda a researcher at the University of Rochester, who collaborated on the study, published Friday in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. “It's very useful to know what messages you're sending off.”
Pizza Hut, Hershey's collaborate on cookie
Dallas-based Pizza Hut on Monday will roll out nationally an almost-pizza-sized chocolate chip cookie — eight inches in diameter and cut into eight slices.
While the product — done in partnership with Hershey — has been christened the Ultimate Hershey's Chocolate Chip Cookie, insiders dubbed it the pizza cookie. Customers who buy it with a pizza get it for $4.99 — solo, it goes for $5.99.
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