The Pinellas (Fla.) school system is ready to approve a new technology that uses student fingerprints to keep track of who is riding school buses.
Beginning in the fall, the fingerprint system would identify students as they board and leave. School officials say the $2-million project will save money and dramatically improve safety for students, whose fingerprints will serve as authorization to board and disembark.
Good to know that little Osama bin Laden Jr. won't be able to slip on board amidst the pack.
Under fire for its menu amid growing concern about obesity in America, McDonald's Corp. said Tuesday that it will phase out its supersize drinks and fries in the U.S. by the end of the year.
The company was one of the primary movers in popularizing giant-size fast-food meals more than a decade ago.
The move comes just a couple of months before a new documentary called "Super Size Me" is scheduled to hit movie theaters. The film chronicles the rapid deterioration of health of the movie's director, Morgan Spurlock, after he spent 30 days eating nothing but McDonald's food.