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Los Angeles Haunted Hayride Features Ghostly Drones

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Effects in a haunted attraction that calls itself "the most unique" in LA include drones that fly above crowds with depictions of evil spirits in tow. The unmanned aerial vehicles, seen in a video posted by Splash News, emit red and green lights and hover over attendees, pulling ghost-like figures along by tow cables. The Los Angeles Haunted Hayride, now in its 6th year, claims to be "an iconic Ho... more

Fatigues to Fabulous Salutes the Runway in NYC

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Fatigues to Fabulous, a campaign designed to help women veterans make the transition to civilian life, will kick off New York Fashion Week with a “Salute the Runway” fashion show showcasing fifteen current and former military servicewomen. The event takes place Wednesday, September 3rd in the tents at Lincoln Center. The lineup will include three Marines, five Army soldiers, one Coast Guard sailor, one Air National Guard, three Air Force and ... more

Ice Bucket Challenge May Change Nonprofit World

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NEW YORK (AP) — The ice bucket challenge's phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors. Since the ALS Association began tracking the campaign's progress on July 29, it has raised more than $53.3 million from 1.1 million new donors in what is one of the most viral philanthropic social media campaigns... more

Social Networks Crack Down on Terror Posts

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The dark side of social media -- and human nature -- was on display this week when the gruesome beheading of an American journalist and its fallout played out across the world's most popular networks. As social media has become a staple of everyday Western life, its widespread appeal has captured the attention of terrorists who are increasingly exploiting the networks to disseminate graphic videos, images and messa... more

Americans Rediscovering a Taste for Hard Cider

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British transplant Jeffrey House has long believed in the appeal of a pint of fermented apple juice. But when he landed in California in the 1980s, he found few Americans willing to venture outside the familiar territory of beer and wine. Fast forward a few decades. Add drinkers who have been groomed by the craft beer movement. Throw in a dollop of gluten avoidance. Now, House's business is producing 1 million ... more

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