Mark and Charlie's Blog

Recess is that time away from the structured school day to play with friends, to make new ones and to burn pent-up energy playing tag and other games. But the time-honored break from classroom studies has been pushed aside over the years as schools focus more on reading, math,...
Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, said Tuesday that over the course of their lives they would give away 99% of their Facebook shares, now valued at $45 billion, in what would be one of the world’s largest philanthropic gifts. Mr...
A Texas State Highway Patrol Trooper was arrested Monday night on charges of official oppression and prostitution after an incident in September in which he allegedly offered $300 for sex with a woman he had pulled over for speeding in the San Antonio area. According to an...
Student loan debt is only becoming more and more of a problem — t he average debt weighing down graduates has reached a record high this year : about $33,000, according to Debt.org . For 48-year-old Missouri high school teacher Liz Kelley, $33,000 of debt would be a dream. Over...
Tomahawk Hendren, a self-proclaimed “outdoor guy,” was enjoying the beautiful California weather at a playground within the gated walls of the apartment complex where he lives. His mother was inside their apartment just 120 feet away, trying to avoid “helicopter parenting.” But...
Donald Trump is insisting he was right that thousands of Muslim-Americans in New Jersey celebrated 9/11 , despite being confronted with lack of evidence he's correct. For the second weekend, the Republican presidential front-runner repeated his assertion, despite city leaders...
A suspected burglar tried to enter a house in California through its chimney, getting trapped inside it for a day. He died when the homeowner returned and lit fire, unaware that there had been a person inside. Fresno County Sheriff deputies received a call at around 3:00pm on...
President Barack Obama was unable to stop himself from telling several “dad jokes” during the traditional Presidential Turkey Pardon at the White House. Per usual, the president peppered the speech with a few jokes about how ridiculous the tradition was. However, since his...
The state Department of Health and Human Services is once again seeking to ban food stamp recipients from using their benefits to purchase candy and soda. The department announced that it will seek a federal waiver to prohibit so-called junk food purchases within the...