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  • James Wright Foley, Kidnapped Journalist, Apparently Executed By ISIS

    James Wright Foley, Kidnapped Journalist, Apparently Executed By ISIS

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:05 PM EDT2014-08-20 02:05:16 GMT
    (NBCNEWS) -- The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) claims to have beheaded an American photojournalist and has threatened the life of another American journalist if President Obama doesn't stop airstrikes in Iraq. A graphic video obtained by NBC News purportedly shows James Wright Foley, a freelance journalist for the U.S.-based news service GlobalPost who was kidnapped while reporting from Syria two years ago, reciting threats against America before he is executed by an ISIS militant....More >>
    (NBCNEWS) -- The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) claims to have beheaded an American photojournalist and has threatened the life of another American journalist if President Obama doesn't stop airstrikes in Iraq. A graphic video obtained by NBC News purportedly shows James Wright Foley, a freelance journalist for the U.S.-based news service GlobalPost who was kidnapped while reporting from Syria two years ago, reciting threats against America before he is executed by an ISIS militant....More >>
  • Rescue Crews Respond to Phoenix Flash Floods

    Rescue Crews Respond to Phoenix Flash Floods

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-08-19 21:24:55 GMT
     As many as 4 inches of rain fell near Phoenix on Tuesday, sending flash floodwater through areas of Arizona already saturated from recent rains.The smashing currents of water enveloped the base of one home, trapping at least one person inside. A rescue crew flew in by helicopter and was attempting to get anyone in the home to safety.CNN affiliate KPHO reported that the rescue was one of several taking place.The National Weather Service in Phoenix said a flash flood warning was in eff...More >>
     As many as 4 inches of rain fell near Phoenix on Tuesday, sending flash floodwater through areas of Arizona already saturated from recent rains.The smashing currents of water enveloped the base of one home, trapping at least one person inside. A rescue crew flew in by helicopter and was attempting to get anyone in the home to safety.CNN affiliate KPHO reported that the rescue was one of several taking place.The National Weather Service in Phoenix said a flash flood warning was in eff...More >>
  • One Dead in Police Shooting Near Ferguson

    One Dead in Police Shooting Near Ferguson

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-08-19 19:26:39 GMT
    (USA Today) FERGUSON, Mo. — Schools are closed for a second week. Tear gas canisters and other debris often litter the streets. Businesses are struggling.The 10 days of protests and violence are taking their toll on this normally quiet city of 21,000 people 12 miles from St. Louis."This has to stop," Missouri State Highway Patrol Capt. Johnson said Tuesday.Johnson is charged with bringing peace to a city torn apart by violence since Michael Brown, 18, was fatally shot by a Ferguson police off...More >>
    (USA Today) FERGUSON, Mo. — Schools are closed for a second week. Tear gas canisters and other debris often litter the streets. Businesses are struggling.The 10 days of protests and violence are taking their toll on this normally quiet city of 21,000 people 12 miles from St. Louis."This has to stop," Missouri State Highway Patrol Capt. Johnson said Tuesday.Johnson is charged with bringing peace to a city torn apart by violence since Michael Brown, 18, was fatally shot by a Ferguson police off...More >>
  • Don Pardo, Voice of 'Saturday Night Live,' Dead at 96

    Don Pardo, Voice of 'Saturday Night Live,' Dead at 96

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:58 AM EDT2014-08-19 15:58:21 GMT
    (CNN) -- Don Pardo, the announcer whose velvety baritone voice introduced "Saturday Night Live" hosts on NBC for decades, has died at age 96, the network announced.Pardo was the announcer for "SNL" for all but one season over the program's 39-year run. Prior to announcing for the comedy show, he was a familiar voice on NBC, handling the announcing duties on such programs as the old "Price Is Right" and the Art Fleming-hosted version of "Jeopardy!"In a tweet, "NBC Nightly News" described Pardo...More >>
    (CNN) -- Don Pardo, the announcer whose velvety baritone voice introduced "Saturday Night Live" hosts on NBC for decades, has died at age 96, the network announced.Pardo was the announcer for "SNL" for all but one season over the program's 39-year run. Prior to announcing for the comedy show, he was a familiar voice on NBC, handling the announcing duties on such programs as the old "Price Is Right" and the Art Fleming-hosted version of "Jeopardy!"In a tweet, "NBC Nightly News" described Pardo...More >>
  • 2 Calif. Students Arrested in Alleged School Shooting Plot

    2 Calif. Students Arrested in Alleged School Shooting Plot

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:39 AM EDT2014-08-19 15:39:20 GMT
    (USA Today) -- Police in South Pasadena, Calif., have arrested two students on suspicion of planning to kill three staff members and as many classmates as possible in a mass shooting at South Pasadena High School.Sgt. Brian Solinsky said in a statement that school officials became aware of suspicious behavior by the pair last week and contacted law enforcement authorities.Police said one of the students was arrested Monday without incident at his home, but the second, a male, allegedly tried ...More >>
    (USA Today) -- Police in South Pasadena, Calif., have arrested two students on suspicion of planning to kill three staff members and as many classmates as possible in a mass shooting at South Pasadena High School.Sgt. Brian Solinsky said in a statement that school officials became aware of suspicious behavior by the pair last week and contacted law enforcement authorities.Police said one of the students was arrested Monday without incident at his home, but the second, a male, allegedly tried ...More >>
  • Michael Brown Death: Grand Jury May Get Ferguson Case Wednesday

    Michael Brown Death: Grand Jury May Get Ferguson Case Wednesday

    Monday, August 18 2014 7:15 PM EDT2014-08-18 23:15:13 GMT
     A Missouri grand jury could hear evidence in the fatal police shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown as early as Wednesday, officials said.More >>
     A Missouri grand jury could hear evidence in the fatal police shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown as early as Wednesday, officials said.
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  • Obama to Send Holder to Ferguson, Claims Progress in Iraq

    Obama to Send Holder to Ferguson, Claims Progress in Iraq

    Monday, August 18 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-08-18 21:25:39 GMT
    Faced with a pair of violent crises, President Obama said Monday that he is seeing progress in Iraq and announced that he is dispatching Attorney General Eric Holder to monitor the unrest over a police shooting in a St. Louis suburb.Hours after being briefed by Holder on events in Ferguson, Mo., Obama again called for calm and said that people there should push back on "a small minority" that is undermining peaceful protest by fomenting violence."Let's seek to heal rather than ...More >>
    Faced with a pair of violent crises, President Obama said Monday that he is seeing progress in Iraq and announced that he is dispatching Attorney General Eric Holder to monitor the unrest over a police shooting in a St. Louis suburb.Hours after being briefed by Holder on events in Ferguson, Mo., Obama again called for calm and said that people there should push back on "a small minority" that is undermining peaceful protest by fomenting violence."Let's seek to heal rather than ...More >>
  • Hospital Network Hacked, 4.5 million Records Stolen

    Hospital Network Hacked, 4.5 million Records Stolen

    Monday, August 18 2014 2:53 PM EDT2014-08-18 18:53:31 GMT
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    Community Health Systems, which operates 206 hospitals across the United States, announced on Monday that hackers recently broke into its computers and stole data on 4.5 million patients. Hackers have gained access to their names, Social Security numbers, physical addresses, birthdays and telephone numbers. Anyone who received treatment from a network-owned hospital in the last five years -- or was merely referred there by an outside doctor -- is affected.The large data breach ...More >>
    Community Health Systems, which operates 206 hospitals across the United States, announced on Monday that hackers recently broke into its computers and stole data on 4.5 million patients. Hackers have gained access to their names, Social Security numbers, physical addresses, birthdays and telephone numbers. Anyone who received treatment from a network-owned hospital in the last five years -- or was merely referred there by an outside doctor -- is affected.The large data breach ...More >>
  • Military Families Forced to Subsidize Income With Food Banks

    Military Families Forced to Subsidize Income With Food Banks

    Monday, August 18 2014 1:59 PM EDT2014-08-18 17:59:16 GMT
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    Some of the nation's active military members and veterans don't have enough to put food on the table, and they rely on food banks for help.More >>
    Some of the nation's active military members and veterans don't have enough to put food on the table, and they rely on food banks for help.More >>
  • Ebola Patient Reunited With Husband, 'Moved With Tears'

    Ebola Patient Reunited With Husband, 'Moved With Tears'

    Monday, August 18 2014 1:47 PM EDT2014-08-18 17:47:32 GMT
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    The husband of an American aid worker being treated for Ebola got to see her for the first time since her return to the United States and said she was standing in her isolation room and smiling radiantly, “happy beyond words.”"I have had the great joy to be able to look through the isolation room glass and see my beautiful wife again,” Nancy Writebol's husband David said in a statement released by the missionary group SIM. “We both placed our hands on opposite sides of the glass...More >>
    The husband of an American aid worker being treated for Ebola got to see her for the first time since her return to the United States and said she was standing in her isolation room and smiling radiantly, “happy beyond words.”"I have had the great joy to be able to look through the isolation room glass and see my beautiful wife again,” Nancy Writebol's husband David said in a statement released by the missionary group SIM. “We both placed our hands on opposite sides of the glass...More >>
  • Having a Kid? It'll Now Cost You This Much to Raise the Child

    Having a Kid? It'll Now Cost You This Much to Raise the Child

    Monday, August 18 2014 12:46 PM EDT2014-08-18 16:46:06 GMT
    $245,340. That's the magic number for how much it will cost a middle-income American family, on average, to raise a child born in 2013 until he or she becomes an adult. And families living in the Northeast will be taking on a greater burden, according to a report out Monday. Those costs — food, housing, childcare and education — rose 1.8 percent over the previous year, the Agriculture Department's new "Expenditures on Children and Families" report said. As in the past, families ...More >>
    $245,340. That's the magic number for how much it will cost a middle-income American family, on average, to raise a child born in 2013 until he or she becomes an adult. And families living in the Northeast will be taking on a greater burden, according to a report out Monday. Those costs — food, housing, childcare and education — rose 1.8 percent over the previous year, the Agriculture Department's new "Expenditures on Children and Families" report said. As in the past, families ...More >>
  • Autopsy Shows Michael Brown Shot Six Times

    Autopsy Shows Michael Brown Shot Six Times

    Monday, August 18 2014 11:21 AM EDT2014-08-18 15:21:53 GMT
    FERGUSON, Mo. — A preliminary autopsy report shows that Michael Brown was shot at least six times including twice in the head, a lawyer for the family said Monday.Benjamin Crump said all of the bullets entered from the front."It verifies the worst that the family thinks happened — that he was executed," Crump said. "It confirms what the witnesses said, that this was an execution. That's what the witnesses said from day one."He added that Brown, 18, had several wounds to his arms and a "kill s...More >>
    FERGUSON, Mo. — A preliminary autopsy report shows that Michael Brown was shot at least six times including twice in the head, a lawyer for the family said Monday.Benjamin Crump said all of the bullets entered from the front."It verifies the worst that the family thinks happened — that he was executed," Crump said. "It confirms what the witnesses said, that this was an execution. That's what the witnesses said from day one."He added that Brown, 18, had several wounds to his arms and a "kill s...More >>
  • Three dead in Eastland County plane crash

    Three dead in Eastland County plane crash

    Sunday, August 17 2014 12:06 PM EDT2014-08-17 16:06:22 GMT
    All three people aboard a small plane were killed when it crashed in Eastland County late Saturday night, the FAA said.Spokesman Lynn Lunsford said the single-engine Lancair went down around midnight shortly after taking off from Cook Canyon Ranch Airport.The crash site is a wooded area about three miles northwest of Ranger, Lunsford said. It is 82 miles west of Fort Worth.Records indicate the four-seat aircraft was registered to River Bend Energy LLC of Arlington. The names of the ...More >>
    All three people aboard a small plane were killed when it crashed in Eastland County late Saturday night, the FAA said.Spokesman Lynn Lunsford said the single-engine Lancair went down around midnight shortly after taking off from Cook Canyon Ranch Airport.The crash site is a wooded area about three miles northwest of Ranger, Lunsford said. It is 82 miles west of Fort Worth.Records indicate the four-seat aircraft was registered to River Bend Energy LLC of Arlington. The names of the ...More >>
  • Holder orders DOJ to do further autopsy on Michael Brown

    Holder orders DOJ to do further autopsy on Michael Brown

    Sunday, August 17 2014 11:51 AM EDT2014-08-17 15:51:21 GMT
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    The feds want to perform their own autopsy on Michael Brown, the unarmed teen shot dead by local police in Ferguson, Missouri, a week ago."Due to the extraordinary circumstances involved in this case and at the request of the Brown family, Attorney General Holder has instructed Justice Department officials to arrange for an additional autopsy to be performed by a federal medical examiner," Justice Department spokesman Brian Fallon said in statement. "This independent examination...More >>
    The feds want to perform their own autopsy on Michael Brown, the unarmed teen shot dead by local police in Ferguson, Missouri, a week ago."Due to the extraordinary circumstances involved in this case and at the request of the Brown family, Attorney General Holder has instructed Justice Department officials to arrange for an additional autopsy to be performed by a federal medical examiner," Justice Department spokesman Brian Fallon said in statement. "This independent examination...More >>
  • Mo. gov. declares state of emergency, curfew in Ferguson

    Mo. gov. declares state of emergency, curfew in Ferguson

    Saturday, August 16 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-08-16 20:50:29 GMT
     Missouri Governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and curfew in Ferguson, Mo., on Saturday, following nights of protests after 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer."If we're going to have justice, we must first have and maintain peace," Nixon said at a Saturday afternoon press conference. "The eyes of the world are watching."Captain Ron Johnson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol says the curfew will run from midnight to 5 a.m. local time S...More >>
     Missouri Governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and curfew in Ferguson, Mo., on Saturday, following nights of protests after 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer."If we're going to have justice, we must first have and maintain peace," Nixon said at a Saturday afternoon press conference. "The eyes of the world are watching."Captain Ron Johnson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol says the curfew will run from midnight to 5 a.m. local time S...More >>
  • Looting, tensions dash tenuous peace in Ferguson's streets

    Looting, tensions dash tenuous peace in Ferguson's streets

    Saturday, August 16 2014 11:23 AM EDT2014-08-16 15:23:50 GMT
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    (CNN) -- A fragile peace shattered in Ferguson early Saturday, as looters again robbed neighborhood business while law enforcement officers -- who returned to the streets with riot gear, tactical rifles and armored vehicles -- looked on but largely didn't intervene. Saturday marks one week since Michael Brown died from police gunfire, and protesters plan to commemorate the moment he died with a vigil across from the Ferguson police station.At noon, near the hour that Officer Darren Wilson sho...More >>
    (CNN) -- A fragile peace shattered in Ferguson early Saturday, as looters again robbed neighborhood business while law enforcement officers -- who returned to the streets with riot gear, tactical rifles and armored vehicles -- looked on but largely didn't intervene. Saturday marks one week since Michael Brown died from police gunfire, and protesters plan to commemorate the moment he died with a vigil across from the Ferguson police station.At noon, near the hour that Officer Darren Wilson sho...More >>
  • Notre Dame Investigates Academic Fraud, Removes Four Players

    Notre Dame Investigates Academic Fraud, Removes Four Players

    Friday, August 15 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-08-15 18:55:11 GMT
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    (USA Today) -- Notre Dame has removed four likely starters from its football team in the midst of an investigation into academic fraud, a person with knowledge of the investigation who was not authorized to speak publicly told USA TODAY Sports.The players are receiver DaVaris Daniels, defensive back KeiVarae Russell, defensive lineman Ishaq Williams and linebacker Kendall Moore, the person said. It is unclear if their removal is permanent or whether they might be able to return to the team.It...More >>
    (USA Today) -- Notre Dame has removed four likely starters from its football team in the midst of an investigation into academic fraud, a person with knowledge of the investigation who was not authorized to speak publicly told USA TODAY Sports.The players are receiver DaVaris Daniels, defensive back KeiVarae Russell, defensive lineman Ishaq Williams and linebacker Kendall Moore, the person said. It is unclear if their removal is permanent or whether they might be able to return to the team.It...More >>
  • SeaWorld to Upgrade Killer Whale Habitats

    SeaWorld to Upgrade Killer Whale Habitats

    Friday, August 15 2014 12:59 PM EDT2014-08-15 16:59:11 GMT
    The amusement park company said it will double the size of the animals' habitats at its three parks. The first of the new killer whale exhibits will open to the public in San Diego in 2018.New habitats will roll out at its other two locations in Orlando, Florida and Austin, Texas will follow at some point after that.The move comes amid a backlash following the release of Blackfish, a documentary aired by CNN that examined SeaWorld's treatment of the animals in a heavily critical ligh...More >>
    The amusement park company said it will double the size of the animals' habitats at its three parks. The first of the new killer whale exhibits will open to the public in San Diego in 2018.New habitats will roll out at its other two locations in Orlando, Florida and Austin, Texas will follow at some point after that.The move comes amid a backlash following the release of Blackfish, a documentary aired by CNN that examined SeaWorld's treatment of the animals in a heavily critical ligh...More >>
  • Mom Arrested for Swearing in Front of Kids

    Mom Arrested for Swearing in Front of Kids

    Friday, August 15 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-08-15 16:05:03 GMT
    Danielle Wolf was not having a good night at the Kroger grocery store in North Augusta, S.C., where she moved with her family just three weeks ago.She says her husband kept squishing the bread in their cart by putting frozen pizzas on top of it, and Wolf expressed her displeasure at the situation.That's when her night got really bad. A fellow shopper approached her and accused her of using the F-word in front of her kids."I'm like, 'When did I say this to my kids?'" Wolf tells ...More >>
    Danielle Wolf was not having a good night at the Kroger grocery store in North Augusta, S.C., where she moved with her family just three weeks ago.She says her husband kept squishing the bread in their cart by putting frozen pizzas on top of it, and Wolf expressed her displeasure at the situation.That's when her night got really bad. A fellow shopper approached her and accused her of using the F-word in front of her kids."I'm like, 'When did I say this to my kids?'" Wolf tells ...More >>
  • Ferguson Police Name Officer in Michael Brown Shooting

    Ferguson Police Name Officer in Michael Brown Shooting

    Friday, August 15 2014 10:18 AM EDT2014-08-15 14:18:59 GMT
    Now we have a name.Darren Wilson is the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, police Chief Thomas Jackson told reporters Friday.He is a 6-year veteran with no disciplinary issues, Jackson said, declining to answer any questions about the officer.However, before naming him, Jackson spoke to CNN's Don Lemon and said the officer was "devastated" by what had happened."This is his community," Jackson said. "He never wanted any of this t...More >>
    Now we have a name.Darren Wilson is the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, police Chief Thomas Jackson told reporters Friday.He is a 6-year veteran with no disciplinary issues, Jackson said, declining to answer any questions about the officer.However, before naming him, Jackson spoke to CNN's Don Lemon and said the officer was "devastated" by what had happened."This is his community," Jackson said. "He never wanted any of this t...More >>
  • TEEN SECRETLY LIVES IN WALMART FOR 4 DAYS

    TEEN SECRETLY LIVES IN WALMART FOR 4 DAYS

    Thursday, August 14 2014 9:29 PM EDT2014-08-15 01:29:50 GMT
    14-year-old boy caught living in a Walmart in Texas for several daysMore >>
    14-year-old boy caught living in a Walmart in Texas for several daysMore >>
  • Robin Williams Had Early Parkinson's, Wife Says

    Robin Williams Had Early Parkinson's, Wife Says

    Thursday, August 14 2014 3:01 PM EDT2014-08-14 19:01:02 GMT
     Robin Williams was sober but struggling with early stages of Parkinson's Disease at the time of his death, his wife said Thursday.“Robin spent so much of his life helping others. Whether he was entertaining millions on stage, film or television, our troops on the frontlines, or comforting a sick child - Robin wanted us to laugh and to feel less afraid,” his wife Susan Schneider said in a statement.“Since his passing, all of us who loved Robin have found some solace in the tremen...More >>
     Robin Williams was sober but struggling with early stages of Parkinson's Disease at the time of his death, his wife said Thursday.“Robin spent so much of his life helping others. Whether he was entertaining millions on stage, film or television, our troops on the frontlines, or comforting a sick child - Robin wanted us to laugh and to feel less afraid,” his wife Susan Schneider said in a statement.“Since his passing, all of us who loved Robin have found some solace in the tremen...More >>
  • Arizona State OL Chip Sarafin Comes out as Gay in 'Compete Magazine' Interview

    Arizona State OL Chip Sarafin Comes out as Gay in 'Compete Magazine' Interview

    Thursday, August 14 2014 1:40 PM EDT2014-08-14 17:40:13 GMT
    Arizona State offensive lineman Edward "Chip" Sarafin became the first publicly gay football player in the FBS when he acknowledged his sexuality in an interview with Joshua Wyrick of Compete Magazine, a publication designed to highlight the exploits of gay athletes."It was really personal to me, and benefitted my peace of mind greatly," Sarafin, who came out to teammates last spring, told Wyrick.The piece does not delve into many specifics about how he told teammates or ...More >>
    Arizona State offensive lineman Edward "Chip" Sarafin became the first publicly gay football player in the FBS when he acknowledged his sexuality in an interview with Joshua Wyrick of Compete Magazine, a publication designed to highlight the exploits of gay athletes."It was really personal to me, and benefitted my peace of mind greatly," Sarafin, who came out to teammates last spring, told Wyrick.The piece does not delve into many specifics about how he told teammates or ...More >>
  • Witnesses To Michael Brown's Shooting Detail His Last Minutes

    Witnesses To Michael Brown's Shooting Detail His Last Minutes

    Thursday, August 14 2014 11:42 AM EDT2014-08-14 15:42:29 GMT
    Ferguson, Missouri (CNN) -- While Michael Brown appeared to tussle with an officer before he was shot dead, he didn't enter the police cruiser as authorities claim he did, two witnesses told CNN.The women's accounts corroborate that of a previous witness, all three of whom said the officer fatally shot the unarmed teen.Police have said the black 18-year-old died in a dangerous struggle after trying to grab the officer's weapon. Not so, say the witnesses."It looked as if Michael was pushing of...More >>
    Ferguson, Missouri (CNN) -- While Michael Brown appeared to tussle with an officer before he was shot dead, he didn't enter the police cruiser as authorities claim he did, two witnesses told CNN.The women's accounts corroborate that of a previous witness, all three of whom said the officer fatally shot the unarmed teen.Police have said the black 18-year-old died in a dangerous struggle after trying to grab the officer's weapon. Not so, say the witnesses."It looked as if Michael was pushing of...More >>
  • Elon Musk's SpaceX Sued for Labor Violations

    Elon Musk's SpaceX Sued for Labor Violations

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-08-13 20:40:09 GMT
    Two lawsuits, seeking class action status, were filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court within the past week.SpaceX, or Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, designs, manufactures and launches spacecrafts for commercial purposes. It also has a $1.6 billion contract with NASA to fly supplies to the International Space Station.The company was founded in 2002 by Musk, who is also the founder and CEO of electric car maker Tesla Motors.In one suit Joseph A. Smith, alleges that Sp...More >>
    Two lawsuits, seeking class action status, were filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court within the past week.SpaceX, or Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, designs, manufactures and launches spacecrafts for commercial purposes. It also has a $1.6 billion contract with NASA to fly supplies to the International Space Station.The company was founded in 2002 by Musk, who is also the founder and CEO of electric car maker Tesla Motors.In one suit Joseph A. Smith, alleges that Sp...More >>
  • Police: Woman Left Mom's Body in Bed Since 2010

    Police: Woman Left Mom's Body in Bed Since 2010

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 3:42 PM EDT2014-08-13 19:42:52 GMT
    After an elderly woman died in her home in 2010, her daughter told her grandson the woman would be buried in Chicago, next to her husband.But nearly four years later, on June 28, police say they found the woman's badly decayed, mummified remains lying in a bed and clutching a blanket. A recently released Gilbert Police Department report details the grisly discovery in what police have described as a "hoarder house" full of trash in an otherwise upscale neighborhoo...More >>
    After an elderly woman died in her home in 2010, her daughter told her grandson the woman would be buried in Chicago, next to her husband.But nearly four years later, on June 28, police say they found the woman's badly decayed, mummified remains lying in a bed and clutching a blanket. A recently released Gilbert Police Department report details the grisly discovery in what police have described as a "hoarder house" full of trash in an otherwise upscale neighborhoo...More >>
  • Teen Football Player Drinks 4 Gallons of Water and Gatorade, Dies

    Teen Football Player Drinks 4 Gallons of Water and Gatorade, Dies

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 3:04 PM EDT2014-08-13 19:04:04 GMT
    Hours before he was supposed to start his first day of his senior year of high school in Georgia, 17-year-old Zyrees Oliver collapsed and was rushed to the hospital in a helicopter.He'd consumed two gallons of water and two gallons of Gatorade after football practice, and was so over-hydrated that his body's electrolytes were thrown off-balance, causing massive swelling in his brain. Five days later, on Sunday night, he was taken off the ventilator."He's already in heaven," his ...More >>
    Hours before he was supposed to start his first day of his senior year of high school in Georgia, 17-year-old Zyrees Oliver collapsed and was rushed to the hospital in a helicopter.He'd consumed two gallons of water and two gallons of Gatorade after football practice, and was so over-hydrated that his body's electrolytes were thrown off-balance, causing massive swelling in his brain. Five days later, on Sunday night, he was taken off the ventilator."He's already in heaven," his ...More >>
  • Strong Storms Shatter Records on Long Island, Cars Nearly Submerged

    Strong Storms Shatter Records on Long Island, Cars Nearly Submerged

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 12:48 PM EDT2014-08-13 16:48:46 GMT
     A historic storm system flooded cars, turned parking lots into lakes and smashed records on New York's Long Island, where one town got more than a foot of rain in just six hours on Wednesday. Flash-flood watches were in effect across New Englandas the dousing chugged east. The National Weather Service described the Long Island flooding as dangerous and life-threatening. The town of Islip, which had never recorded more than 7 inches of rain in a single day, reported almost 13 inc...More >>
     A historic storm system flooded cars, turned parking lots into lakes and smashed records on New York's Long Island, where one town got more than a foot of rain in just six hours on Wednesday. Flash-flood watches were in effect across New Englandas the dousing chugged east. The National Weather Service described the Long Island flooding as dangerous and life-threatening. The town of Islip, which had never recorded more than 7 inches of rain in a single day, reported almost 13 inc...More >>
  • A Handful Of Scientific Facts About Lefties

    A Handful Of Scientific Facts About Lefties

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 11:08 AM EDT2014-08-13 15:08:13 GMT
    Today is International Left-Handers Day. On the one hand, let's celebrate the 10 percent or so of the population that favor their left hands for important tasks. On the other hand, this is the perfect time to toss out five little-known scientific facts about lefties.Lefties can throw a punchWhen researchers at the University of Montpellier in France surveyed nine primitive societies in five separate continents, they found a higher percentage of lefties translated into more frequent ...More >>
    Today is International Left-Handers Day. On the one hand, let's celebrate the 10 percent or so of the population that favor their left hands for important tasks. On the other hand, this is the perfect time to toss out five little-known scientific facts about lefties.Lefties can throw a punchWhen researchers at the University of Montpellier in France surveyed nine primitive societies in five separate continents, they found a higher percentage of lefties translated into more frequent ...More >>
  • Hollywood Legend Lauren Bacall Dies at 89

    Hollywood Legend Lauren Bacall Dies at 89

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 8:49 PM EDT2014-08-13 00:49:10 GMT
    (NBC NEWS) -- Lauren Bacall, the husky-voiced actress whose marriage to Humphrey Bogart was the stuff of Hollywood legend, died Tuesday of a stroke in New York, the Humphrey Bogart Estate told NBC News. She was 89. Robbert De Klerk, co-manager of the estate, said Bacall died early Tuesday and suffered no pain. Bacall, born Betty Joan Perske in New York in 1924, was a little-known 19-year-old fashion model when she was cast opposite Bogart in "To Have and Have Not" in 1944. Her impact was...More >>
    (NBC NEWS) -- Lauren Bacall, the husky-voiced actress whose marriage to Humphrey Bogart was the stuff of Hollywood legend, died Tuesday of a stroke in New York, the Humphrey Bogart Estate told NBC News. She was 89. Robbert De Klerk, co-manager of the estate, said Bacall died early Tuesday and suffered no pain. Bacall, born Betty Joan Perske in New York in 1924, was a little-known 19-year-old fashion model when she was cast opposite Bogart in "To Have and Have Not" in 1944. Her impact was...More >>
  • Robin Williams Committed Suicide by Hanging Himself, Police Say

    Robin Williams Committed Suicide by Hanging Himself, Police Say

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 2:40 PM EDT2014-08-12 18:40:22 GMT
    Editor's Note: Some of these details are graphic--(NBC News) -- Comedian and actor Robin Williams, 63, died from "asphyxia due to hanging," according to preliminary findings announced at a press conference on Tuesday by Lt. Keith Boyd of the Marin County's Sheriff's Office.Williams, 63, was discovered on Monday shortly before noon by his personal assistant who became concerned when the actor did not respond to several knocks on the door, Boyd said. Williams' wife, Susan Schneider, last saw he...More >>
    Editor's Note: Some of these details are graphic--(NBC News) -- Comedian and actor Robin Williams, 63, died from "asphyxia due to hanging," according to preliminary findings announced at a press conference on Tuesday by Lt. Keith Boyd of the Marin County's Sheriff's Office.Williams, 63, was discovered on Monday shortly before noon by his personal assistant who became concerned when the actor did not respond to several knocks on the door, Boyd said. Williams' wife, Susan Schneider, last saw he...More >>
  • Appreciation: Robin Williams' Comic Genius

    Appreciation: Robin Williams' Comic Genius

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 11:14 AM EDT2014-08-12 15:14:24 GMT
     Known for his preternatural performance agility, lightning-fast impressions and malleable voice,Robin Williams was a versatile actor beloved by several generations.Fun-loving as he seemed, he also was a deeply disciplined actor ever in search of challenge and complicated roles.Those fans and the Hollywood community were in mourning Monday after the Oscar-winning actor/comic was found dead in his Northern California home, a possible suicide, according to investigators. He was 63...More >>
     Known for his preternatural performance agility, lightning-fast impressions and malleable voice,Robin Williams was a versatile actor beloved by several generations.Fun-loving as he seemed, he also was a deeply disciplined actor ever in search of challenge and complicated roles.Those fans and the Hollywood community were in mourning Monday after the Oscar-winning actor/comic was found dead in his Northern California home, a possible suicide, according to investigators. He was 63...More >>
  • UPDATE: Robin Williams has died at 63

    UPDATE: Robin Williams has died at 63

    Monday, August 11 2014 8:49 PM EDT2014-08-12 00:49:51 GMT
    Comedian Robin Williams died suddenly on Monday morning inside his residence in Tiburon, California, according to his wife and publicist.More >>
    Comedian Robin Williams died suddenly on Monday morning inside his residence in Tiburon, California, according to his wife and publicist.More >>
  • President Obama Statement On Iraq

    President Obama Statement On Iraq

    Monday, August 11 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-08-11 20:42:16 GMT
    (NBC News) -- President Obama is making a statement on the situation in Iraq at 3:45 p.m.More >>
    (NBC News) -- President Obama is making a statement on the situation in Iraq at 3:45 p.m.More >>
  • Jerry Jones: No comment on 'misrepresented' photos

    Jerry Jones: No comment on 'misrepresented' photos

    Monday, August 11 2014 3:41 PM EDT2014-08-11 19:41:18 GMT
    OXNARD, California — Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones spoke to the media Sunday for the first time since those compromising pictures became public, and for one of the few times in his life, he had very little to say."Someone has misrepresented photos taken at a restaurant five years ago for their own purposes, so I'm just not going to comment on them," Jones said.Besides confirming that the photos were taken at a Dallas restaurant, and confirming that he's known about them for five ...More >>
    OXNARD, California — Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones spoke to the media Sunday for the first time since those compromising pictures became public, and for one of the few times in his life, he had very little to say."Someone has misrepresented photos taken at a restaurant five years ago for their own purposes, so I'm just not going to comment on them," Jones said.Besides confirming that the photos were taken at a Dallas restaurant, and confirming that he's known about them for five ...More >>
  • Shark Bites Boy -- In Lake Pontchartrain

    Shark Bites Boy -- In Lake Pontchartrain

    Monday, August 11 2014 3:35 PM EDT2014-08-11 19:35:35 GMT
    A screaming 7-year-old boy was pulled from Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana on Friday afternoon, his left foot oozing blood. It wasn't until he calmed down enough to stop screaming that he managed to explain that something had hit and then charged him in the water, biting so hard he had to kick to get it off.USATODAYWhy are we amazed by sharks? Humans can't control themUSATODAYQuiz: What shark are you?And while he was doubtful at first, a man who tags sharks for the National Oce...More >>
    A screaming 7-year-old boy was pulled from Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana on Friday afternoon, his left foot oozing blood. It wasn't until he calmed down enough to stop screaming that he managed to explain that something had hit and then charged him in the water, biting so hard he had to kick to get it off.USATODAYWhy are we amazed by sharks? Humans can't control themUSATODAYQuiz: What shark are you?And while he was doubtful at first, a man who tags sharks for the National Oce...More >>
  • After Deadly Police Shooting, Violence And Uncertainty In Missouri Suburb

    After Deadly Police Shooting, Violence And Uncertainty In Missouri Suburb

    Monday, August 11 2014 12:06 PM EDT2014-08-11 16:06:54 GMT
    Ferguson, Missouri (CNN) -- The morning after a peaceful candlelight vigil for a teenager fatally shot by police disintegrated into violence and looting, the mayor of Ferguson, Missouri, called for calm."Obviously, the events of last night are not indicative of who we are," James Knowles said on CNN on Monday morning, adding that the chaos that erupted Sunday night in the St. Louis suburb was "not constructive" and was only "bringing down the community."A short time later, a crowd gathered in...More >>
    Ferguson, Missouri (CNN) -- The morning after a peaceful candlelight vigil for a teenager fatally shot by police disintegrated into violence and looting, the mayor of Ferguson, Missouri, called for calm."Obviously, the events of last night are not indicative of who we are," James Knowles said on CNN on Monday morning, adding that the chaos that erupted Sunday night in the St. Louis suburb was "not constructive" and was only "bringing down the community."A short time later, a crowd gathered in...More >>
  • Tony Stewart Faces Uncertain Future

    Tony Stewart Faces Uncertain Future

    Monday, August 11 2014 11:07 AM EDT2014-08-11 15:07:19 GMT
    For the second consecutive Sprint Cup season, Tony Stewart's future is unclear after missing the August race at Watkins Glen International.But unlike last season, when the three-time champion was certain to miss several races with a broken right leg, forecasting Stewart's comeback could be much trickier.Beyond the mental anguish that caused him to sit out Sunday's Cheez-It 355 at The Glen after his sprint car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. in a Saturday night race at Canandai...More >>
    For the second consecutive Sprint Cup season, Tony Stewart's future is unclear after missing the August race at Watkins Glen International.But unlike last season, when the three-time champion was certain to miss several races with a broken right leg, forecasting Stewart's comeback could be much trickier.Beyond the mental anguish that caused him to sit out Sunday's Cheez-It 355 at The Glen after his sprint car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. in a Saturday night race at Canandai...More >>
  • Vigil for Argyle family killed in New Mexico crash

    Vigil for Argyle family killed in New Mexico crash

    Sunday, August 10 2014 7:23 PM EDT2014-08-10 23:23:47 GMT
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    ARGYLE — A wrong-way crash took the lives of an Argyle family of four in northwestern New Mexico Friday night.Police said their van was struck head-on by a pickup truck that veered into their lane.A community filled with heavy hearts gathered at Argyle United Methodist Church Sunday evening to remember the Miller family. For many in attendance, the magnitude of the tragedy was only beginning to sink in.Mike and LeAnn Miller and their children — 12-year-old Zoey and seven-year-old Mi...More >>
    ARGYLE — A wrong-way crash took the lives of an Argyle family of four in northwestern New Mexico Friday night.Police said their van was struck head-on by a pickup truck that veered into their lane.A community filled with heavy hearts gathered at Argyle United Methodist Church Sunday evening to remember the Miller family. For many in attendance, the magnitude of the tragedy was only beginning to sink in.Mike and LeAnn Miller and their children — 12-year-old Zoey and seven-year-old Mi...More >>
  • This Supermoon Hogs the Spotlight Sunday (Sorry, Perseid Meteors)

    This Supermoon Hogs the Spotlight Sunday (Sorry, Perseid Meteors)

    Sunday, August 10 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-08-10 23:00:34 GMT
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    This is the summer of the supermoon, with three full moons in a row that appear bigger and brighter than normal. But this weekend marks the year's most super-duper supermoon: When the moon rises on Sunday evening, it'll be as close as a full moon ever gets to Earth during 2014. Purists will protest: At its closest, the full moon is about 14 percent wider and 30 percent brighter than it is at its farthest. That difference is virtually impossible to perceive with the naked eye. It...More >>
    This is the summer of the supermoon, with three full moons in a row that appear bigger and brighter than normal. But this weekend marks the year's most super-duper supermoon: When the moon rises on Sunday evening, it'll be as close as a full moon ever gets to Earth during 2014. Purists will protest: At its closest, the full moon is about 14 percent wider and 30 percent brighter than it is at its farthest. That difference is virtually impossible to perceive with the naked eye. It...More >>
  • 24 stuck on Six Flags ride in Maryland

    24 stuck on Six Flags ride in Maryland

    Sunday, August 10 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-08-10 21:44:44 GMT
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    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. — Two dozen people are stuck on a roller coaster ride at Six Flags America amusement park in Maryland, according to Prince George's County Fire Department.Fire officials are responding as a train on the Joker's Jinx roller coaster at the park in Upper Marlboro, Md., stopped on the track Sunday, about 45 feet from the ground, said a spokesperson for Six Flags.All 24 people on the ride are safe and not hurt, a spokesperson for Six Flags said.It is not clear wh...More >>
    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. — Two dozen people are stuck on a roller coaster ride at Six Flags America amusement park in Maryland, according to Prince George's County Fire Department.Fire officials are responding as a train on the Joker's Jinx roller coaster at the park in Upper Marlboro, Md., stopped on the track Sunday, about 45 feet from the ground, said a spokesperson for Six Flags.All 24 people on the ride are safe and not hurt, a spokesperson for Six Flags said.It is not clear wh...More >>
  • Alcohol at Gun Shows?

    Alcohol at Gun Shows?

    Sunday, August 10 2014 5:01 PM EDT2014-08-10 21:01:48 GMT
    The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission is hoping to soon allow alcoholic sales at gun shows. They made the announcement yesterday.More >>
    The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission is hoping to soon allow alcoholic sales at gun shows. They made the announcement yesterday.More >>
  • Israel, Hamas agree to temporary cease-fire

    Israel, Hamas agree to temporary cease-fire

    Sunday, August 10 2014 3:20 PM EDT2014-08-10 19:20:43 GMT
    Israel and Hamas have accepted a 72-hour cease-fire proposed by Egypt, Israeli government officials and a Hamas official told CNN on Sunday. The temporary cease-fire would allow for negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians, Egyptian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bader Abdelatty told CNN. Senior Hamas official Izzat Risheq told CNN that Palestinians agreed to the cease-fire, adding that this would be the last time Palestinians are willing to participate in negotiations.Egypt had ea...More >>
    Israel and Hamas have accepted a 72-hour cease-fire proposed by Egypt, Israeli government officials and a Hamas official told CNN on Sunday. The temporary cease-fire would allow for negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians, Egyptian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bader Abdelatty told CNN. Senior Hamas official Izzat Risheq told CNN that Palestinians agreed to the cease-fire, adding that this would be the last time Palestinians are willing to participate in negotiations.Egypt had ea...More >>
  • Mom kicked out of restaurant after diaper change

    Mom kicked out of restaurant after diaper change

    Sunday, August 10 2014 12:35 PM EDT2014-08-10 16:35:52 GMT
    Photo Courtesy KHOUPhoto Courtesy KHOU
    SPRING, Texas -- A mother and her children were kicked out of a restaurant after she changed a diaper at the table.It happened at Brother's Pizza Express located in the 100 block of Cypresswood Drive.Miranda Sowers said it all started when she took her 4-month old into the bathroom at the restaurant and there was no changing table.She was alone with her baby Reagan, 4-year old daughter Lauren and 8-year old daughter Katelyn.She didn't want to take everyone back to the minivan to do ...More >>
    SPRING, Texas -- A mother and her children were kicked out of a restaurant after she changed a diaper at the table.It happened at Brother's Pizza Express located in the 100 block of Cypresswood Drive.Miranda Sowers said it all started when she took her 4-month old into the bathroom at the restaurant and there was no changing table.She was alone with her baby Reagan, 4-year old daughter Lauren and 8-year old daughter Katelyn.She didn't want to take everyone back to the minivan to do ...More >>
  • Tony Stewart will not race today; Regan Smith to drive No. 14 (UPDATED with NASCAR statement)

    Tony Stewart will not race today; Regan Smith to drive No. 14 (UPDATED with NASCAR statement)

    Sunday, August 10 2014 11:41 AM EDT2014-08-10 15:41:25 GMT
    Photo Courtesy NBC NewsPhoto Courtesy NBC News
    UPDATE, 11:15 a.m. ET: NASCAR has just issued a statement on the situation:“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends, and fellow competitors of Kevin Ward Jr. We support Tony Stewart's decision to miss today's race and we will continue to respect the process and timeline of the local authorities and will continue to monitor this situation moving forward.”—In a short press conference this morning at Watkins Glen International, Stewart-Haas Racing competition direc...More >>
    UPDATE, 11:15 a.m. ET: NASCAR has just issued a statement on the situation:“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends, and fellow competitors of Kevin Ward Jr. We support Tony Stewart's decision to miss today's race and we will continue to respect the process and timeline of the local authorities and will continue to monitor this situation moving forward.”—In a short press conference this morning at Watkins Glen International, Stewart-Haas Racing competition direc...More >>
  • Ebola Crisis 'Going to Take Months': Former CDC Director

    Ebola Crisis 'Going to Take Months': Former CDC Director

    Saturday, August 9 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-08-09 21:25:05 GMT
    The location of the Ebola outbreak has flipped the script on the disease's containment, one of the nation's top Ebola experts told NBC News on Saturday. Because the illness has spread to four countries and taken root in urban areas, more cases are likely to occur, said Dr. Jeffrey Koplan, vice president for global health at Emory University and former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While previous Ebola outbreaks were controlled within weeks, Koplan s...More >>
    The location of the Ebola outbreak has flipped the script on the disease's containment, one of the nation's top Ebola experts told NBC News on Saturday. Because the illness has spread to four countries and taken root in urban areas, more cases are likely to occur, said Dr. Jeffrey Koplan, vice president for global health at Emory University and former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While previous Ebola outbreaks were controlled within weeks, Koplan s...More >>
  • Amber Alert Discontinued, Austin Child Safe After Standoff

    Amber Alert Discontinued, Austin Child Safe After Standoff

    Saturday, August 9 2014 11:55 AM EDT2014-08-09 15:55:19 GMT
    Photo Courtesy Austin Police Dept. Photo Courtesy Austin Police Dept.
    HARRIS CO. --An Amber Alert issued for 2 year old Cheyenne Infinity Johnson has been discontinued. An Amber Alert for the girl was issued Friday night by the Austin Police Dept. A 33-year-old man is in custody following a tense standoff this morning in northwest Harris County. It happened in the parking lot of a Petco at Highway 249 at Spring Cypress.The original Amber Alert stated Johnson was last seen wearing a blue shirt and blue shorts. She has brown hair, brown eyes and wei...More >>
    HARRIS CO. --An Amber Alert issued for 2 year old Cheyenne Infinity Johnson has been discontinued. An Amber Alert for the girl was issued Friday night by the Austin Police Dept. A 33-year-old man is in custody following a tense standoff this morning in northwest Harris County. It happened in the parking lot of a Petco at Highway 249 at Spring Cypress.The original Amber Alert stated Johnson was last seen wearing a blue shirt and blue shorts. She has brown hair, brown eyes and wei...More >>
  • U.S. Jet Fighters Carry Out Second Round Of Airstrikes Against ISIS In Iraq

    U.S. Jet Fighters Carry Out Second Round Of Airstrikes Against ISIS In Iraq

    Friday, August 8 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-08-08 21:12:26 GMT
    Washington (CNN) -- [Breaking news update 4:12 p.m.]The U.S. military has begun a second round of airstrikes against ISIS near Irbil, U.S. officials told CNN on Friday.News of the latest airstrikes came just after the governor of Irbil, Nawzad Hadi, told CNN, that ISIS fighters may be as close as 30 kilometers to Irbil. Air strikes are "very important" because ISIS fighters are well armed and are outgunning the Kurdish forces, thanks to the weapons the militants seized from the Iraqi military...More >>
    Washington (CNN) -- [Breaking news update 4:12 p.m.]The U.S. military has begun a second round of airstrikes against ISIS near Irbil, U.S. officials told CNN on Friday.News of the latest airstrikes came just after the governor of Irbil, Nawzad Hadi, told CNN, that ISIS fighters may be as close as 30 kilometers to Irbil. Air strikes are "very important" because ISIS fighters are well armed and are outgunning the Kurdish forces, thanks to the weapons the militants seized from the Iraqi military...More >>
  • 6-foot Alligator Jumps Into Canoe And Bites Woman

    6-foot Alligator Jumps Into Canoe And Bites Woman

    Friday, August 8 2014 4:04 PM EDT2014-08-08 20:04:30 GMT
    A woman visiting Florida from Ohio got a little more than she bargained for while on a canoe trip. The 20-year-old was bitten on the thigh and calf, and was hospitalized, after a 6-foot alligator jumped into her canoe.More >>
    A woman visiting Florida from Ohio got a little more than she bargained for while on a canoe trip. The 20-year-old was bitten on the thigh and calf, and was hospitalized, after a 6-foot alligator jumped into her canoe.More >>
  • Iselle To Give Hawaii First Hurricane In 22 Years

    Iselle To Give Hawaii First Hurricane In 22 Years

    Thursday, August 7 2014 4:25 PM EDT2014-08-07 20:25:31 GMT
     A hurricane that beat the odds was poised to roar across Hawaii on Thursday, blasting the island paradise with heavy rains, damaging winds and hammering surf.Hurricane Iselle is forecast to become the first hurricane to smash into the islands in more than two decades. A couple of days later, Hurricane Julio could be the second one.Forecasters had expected Iselle to fall prey to the long trip across the Pacific and the region's strong upper air flow that is capable of breaking u...More >>
     A hurricane that beat the odds was poised to roar across Hawaii on Thursday, blasting the island paradise with heavy rains, damaging winds and hammering surf.Hurricane Iselle is forecast to become the first hurricane to smash into the islands in more than two decades. A couple of days later, Hurricane Julio could be the second one.Forecasters had expected Iselle to fall prey to the long trip across the Pacific and the region's strong upper air flow that is capable of breaking u...More >>
  • Teacher Arrested After Showing Up To Class Drunk And Without Pants

    Teacher Arrested After Showing Up To Class Drunk And Without Pants

    Thursday, August 7 2014 12:17 PM EDT2014-08-07 16:17:19 GMT
    (KCEN) -- A new school teacher is missing her first week on the job after police say she showed up drunk to school and without any pants. Lorie Hill was arrested Monday which was the first day back at school for teachers at Wagoner High School in Oklahoma.Police say two other teachers found her in a classroom, intoxicated and not wearing any pants."When our officers interviewed her, she did admit to having some vodka yesterday morning before she came to school," says Wagoner Police Chief Bob ...More >>
    (KCEN) -- A new school teacher is missing her first week on the job after police say she showed up drunk to school and without any pants. Lorie Hill was arrested Monday which was the first day back at school for teachers at Wagoner High School in Oklahoma.Police say two other teachers found her in a classroom, intoxicated and not wearing any pants."When our officers interviewed her, she did admit to having some vodka yesterday morning before she came to school," says Wagoner Police Chief Bob ...More >>
  • Boy, 9, Killed by 12-Year-Old in Playground Stabbing

    Boy, 9, Killed by 12-Year-Old in Playground Stabbing

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 4:41 PM EDT2014-08-05 20:41:16 GMT
    A 9-year-old boy, who was stabbed repeatedly by a 12-year-old boy on a playground in western Michigan, died Monday night.Michael Conner Verkerke died from his injuries after being stabbed in the playground area in the Pinebrook Village community in Kentwood, Mich.Police say that four children were playing when one of the kids pulled out a knife and repeatedly stabbed Verkerke. The 9-year-old was able to run back to his porch, where he collapsed. He was taken to the hospital where he...More >>
    A 9-year-old boy, who was stabbed repeatedly by a 12-year-old boy on a playground in western Michigan, died Monday night.Michael Conner Verkerke died from his injuries after being stabbed in the playground area in the Pinebrook Village community in Kentwood, Mich.Police say that four children were playing when one of the kids pulled out a knife and repeatedly stabbed Verkerke. The 9-year-old was able to run back to his porch, where he collapsed. He was taken to the hospital where he...More >>
  • 2nd American Ebola patient arrives in U.S.

    2nd American Ebola patient arrives in U.S.

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 12:24 PM EDT2014-08-05 16:24:24 GMT
    A small plane carrying Nancy Writebol, the second American Ebola patient from Liberia, arrived in the United States Tuesday, making a brief refueling stop in Bangor, Me, en route to Atlanta and Emory University Hospital.The same plane, a Gulfstream jet specially outfitted with an isolation pod, brought the first American patient, 33-year-old physician Kent Brantly, to the medical center from Liberia on Saturday, WLBZ-TV reports. The plane was on the ground in Bangor for less th...More >>
    A small plane carrying Nancy Writebol, the second American Ebola patient from Liberia, arrived in the United States Tuesday, making a brief refueling stop in Bangor, Me, en route to Atlanta and Emory University Hospital.The same plane, a Gulfstream jet specially outfitted with an isolation pod, brought the first American patient, 33-year-old physician Kent Brantly, to the medical center from Liberia on Saturday, WLBZ-TV reports. The plane was on the ground in Bangor for less th...More >>
  • James Brady, Former Reagan press secretary, Gun-Control Advocate, Dies

    James Brady, Former Reagan press secretary, Gun-Control Advocate, Dies

    Monday, August 4 2014 3:59 PM EDT2014-08-04 19:59:20 GMT
    James Brady, a former press secretary to Ronald Reagan who was severely wounded in a 1981 assassination attempt on the President and later became a prominent gun-control advocate, has died, the White House said on Monday.He was 73.Brady was one of four people hurt in the shooting outside a Washington hotel. Shot in the head, it was erroneously reported at one point that Brady had died. He was, however, left partially paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life.Aft...More >>
    James Brady, a former press secretary to Ronald Reagan who was severely wounded in a 1981 assassination attempt on the President and later became a prominent gun-control advocate, has died, the White House said on Monday.He was 73.Brady was one of four people hurt in the shooting outside a Washington hotel. Shot in the head, it was erroneously reported at one point that Brady had died. He was, however, left partially paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life.Aft...More >>
  • P.F. Chang's: 33 Restaurants Affected in Data Breach

    P.F. Chang's: 33 Restaurants Affected in Data Breach

    Monday, August 4 2014 11:36 AM EDT2014-08-04 15:36:06 GMT
    Scottsdale, AZ (WLTX) -- The restaurant chain P.F. Chang's China Bistro said Monday a security breach first reported in June may have led to the theft of customer data from credit and debit cards used at 33 restaurants.An intruder may have stolen card numbers and possibly names and expiration dates of customers's credit and debit cards used over the course of about 8 months. But the chain has not determined that any specific card holders' data was stolen.In Monday's statement t...More >>
    Scottsdale, AZ (WLTX) -- The restaurant chain P.F. Chang's China Bistro said Monday a security breach first reported in June may have led to the theft of customer data from credit and debit cards used at 33 restaurants.An intruder may have stolen card numbers and possibly names and expiration dates of customers's credit and debit cards used over the course of about 8 months. But the chain has not determined that any specific card holders' data was stolen.In Monday's statement t...More >>
  • Off-Duty Border Agent Shot Dead in Texas

    Off-Duty Border Agent Shot Dead in Texas

    Monday, August 4 2014 11:22 AM EDT2014-08-04 15:22:59 GMT
    An agent with the U.S. Border Patrol was shot and killed Sunday evening while on an off-duty fishing trip in Texas, authorities said. The armed agent, who has not yet been identified, was shot by robbers near the town Santa Monica, the Associated Press reported.Willacy County authorities said the the agent was fishing with his wife, kids and father when they were attacked at about 8 p.m. CT (9 ET). The agent was fatally shot in the chest while his father was shot in the hip, sai...More >>
    An agent with the U.S. Border Patrol was shot and killed Sunday evening while on an off-duty fishing trip in Texas, authorities said. The armed agent, who has not yet been identified, was shot by robbers near the town Santa Monica, the Associated Press reported.Willacy County authorities said the the agent was fishing with his wife, kids and father when they were attacked at about 8 p.m. CT (9 ET). The agent was fatally shot in the chest while his father was shot in the hip, sai...More >>
  • Second American with Ebola to Return Tuesday

    Second American with Ebola to Return Tuesday

    Sunday, August 3 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-08-03 21:34:49 GMT
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    A second American stricken with the Ebola virus is expected to return to the USA Tuesday, three days after a doctor being treated for the disease arrived at an Atlanta hospital for intensive care.Nancy Writebol, a medical missionary aiding in the treatment of Ebola victims in Liberia, is scheduled to leave that African nation around 1 a.m. Tuesday on a specially equipped medical evacuation plane, Liberian Information Minister Lewis Brown said, according to the Associated Press....More >>
    A second American stricken with the Ebola virus is expected to return to the USA Tuesday, three days after a doctor being treated for the disease arrived at an Atlanta hospital for intensive care.Nancy Writebol, a medical missionary aiding in the treatment of Ebola victims in Liberia, is scheduled to leave that African nation around 1 a.m. Tuesday on a specially equipped medical evacuation plane, Liberian Information Minister Lewis Brown said, according to the Associated Press....More >>
  • Several Wounded in Shooting Outside Northwest Houston Night Club

    Several Wounded in Shooting Outside Northwest Houston Night Club

    Sunday, August 3 2014 2:07 PM EDT2014-08-03 18:07:31 GMT
     HOUSTON - Six men were shot after several guns were pulled outside of Boss Night Club, according to police.Around 2 a.m. Sunday, a large crowd gathered in the parking out across the street from the club at FM 1960 and TC Jester. It was "teen night" and people 18-years-old and over were allowed entry.Shots were fired from an unknown number of guns and 30-40 rounds of ammunition were used.One victim was taken by Life Flight to Hermann Memorial Hospital in critical condition. Two were ...More >>
     HOUSTON - Six men were shot after several guns were pulled outside of Boss Night Club, according to police.Around 2 a.m. Sunday, a large crowd gathered in the parking out across the street from the club at FM 1960 and TC Jester. It was "teen night" and people 18-years-old and over were allowed entry.Shots were fired from an unknown number of guns and 30-40 rounds of ammunition were used.One victim was taken by Life Flight to Hermann Memorial Hospital in critical condition. Two were ...More >>
  • Toledo Water Unsafe for Second Day, Officials Wait for More Tests

    Toledo Water Unsafe for Second Day, Officials Wait for More Tests

    Sunday, August 3 2014 1:21 PM EDT2014-08-03 17:21:24 GMT
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    The mayor of Toledo, Ohio, said Sunday that it was still not safe for the 400,000 people in the area to drink tap water, but he said the level of toxins in the water supply appeared to be decreasing. “This is not over yet,” he said.Mayor D. Michael Collins said more test results were expected later in the day. People in the Toledo area were told not to drink the water after tests at a treatment plant showed dangerous levels of microsystin, which can cause liver problems, diarrhe...More >>
    The mayor of Toledo, Ohio, said Sunday that it was still not safe for the 400,000 people in the area to drink tap water, but he said the level of toxins in the water supply appeared to be decreasing. “This is not over yet,” he said.Mayor D. Michael Collins said more test results were expected later in the day. People in the Toledo area were told not to drink the water after tests at a treatment plant showed dangerous levels of microsystin, which can cause liver problems, diarrhe...More >>
  • Cheerleader Famous for Hunting Photos Makes Appearance at Hunting Expo at NRG Park

    Cheerleader Famous for Hunting Photos Makes Appearance at Hunting Expo at NRG Park

    Sunday, August 3 2014 12:26 PM EDT2014-08-03 16:26:21 GMT
    Photo Courtesy KHOUPhoto Courtesy KHOU
    HOUSTON - A Texas Tech cheerleader who garnered national attention, and criticism, over her big game hunting photos from Africa made her first public appearance since the controversy in Houston on Saturday.Holding babies instead of big game, Kendall Jones showed off a different side to fans at the Texas Trophy Hunters Association Hunting Extravaganza at NRG Park. Everyone walking by seemed to know her face."I was thinking that that was the girl that was on Facebook that had shot all...More >>
    HOUSTON - A Texas Tech cheerleader who garnered national attention, and criticism, over her big game hunting photos from Africa made her first public appearance since the controversy in Houston on Saturday.Holding babies instead of big game, Kendall Jones showed off a different side to fans at the Texas Trophy Hunters Association Hunting Extravaganza at NRG Park. Everyone walking by seemed to know her face."I was thinking that that was the girl that was on Facebook that had shot all...More >>
  • American Ebola Patient Dr. Kent Brantly 'Seems to Be Improved': CDC Head

    American Ebola Patient Dr. Kent Brantly 'Seems to Be Improved': CDC Head

    Sunday, August 3 2014 12:13 PM EDT2014-08-03 16:13:30 GMT
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    The American doctor who contracted Ebola while working with an aid organization in Liberia appears to be improving, a top U.S. health official said Sunday, less than 24 hours after the doctor was admitted to an Atlanta hospital for treatment. Dr. Kent Brantly "seems to be improved from the reports we got earlier," Dr. Tom Frieden, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said on NBC's "Meet the Press." Authorities and doctors are still monitoring Brantly c...More >>
    The American doctor who contracted Ebola while working with an aid organization in Liberia appears to be improving, a top U.S. health official said Sunday, less than 24 hours after the doctor was admitted to an Atlanta hospital for treatment. Dr. Kent Brantly "seems to be improved from the reports we got earlier," Dr. Tom Frieden, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said on NBC's "Meet the Press." Authorities and doctors are still monitoring Brantly c...More >>
  • Ebola Patient Walks into Atlanta Hospital; Wife Sees Him Through Glass

    Ebola Patient Walks into Atlanta Hospital; Wife Sees Him Through Glass

    Saturday, August 2 2014 6:17 PM EDT2014-08-02 22:17:53 GMT
    A specially equipped medical plane whisked Ebola-stricken Dr. Kent Brantly from Liberia to Georgia on Saturday, setting up the latest leg of a race to save the man who's now the first known Ebola patient on U.S. soil.An ambulance rushed Brantly -- one of two Americans seriously sickened by the deadly viral hemorrhagic fever last month while on the front lines of a major outbreak in West Africa -- from Dobbins Air Reserve Base to Atlanta's Emory University Hospital shortly after the p...More >>
    A specially equipped medical plane whisked Ebola-stricken Dr. Kent Brantly from Liberia to Georgia on Saturday, setting up the latest leg of a race to save the man who's now the first known Ebola patient on U.S. soil.An ambulance rushed Brantly -- one of two Americans seriously sickened by the deadly viral hemorrhagic fever last month while on the front lines of a major outbreak in West Africa -- from Dobbins Air Reserve Base to Atlanta's Emory University Hospital shortly after the p...More >>
  • Choke Hold by Cop Killed NY man, Medical Examiner Says

    Choke Hold by Cop Killed NY man, Medical Examiner Says

    Saturday, August 2 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-08-02 21:50:24 GMT
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    The New York City medical examiner's office Friday confirmed what demonstrators had been saying for weeks: A police officer's choke hold on a man being arrested for selling loose cigarettes killed him.More >>
    The New York City medical examiner's office Friday confirmed what demonstrators had been saying for weeks: A police officer's choke hold on a man being arrested for selling loose cigarettes killed him.More >>
  • Texas Quintuplets Finally Get to Go Home

    Texas Quintuplets Finally Get to Go Home

    Saturday, August 2 2014 4:46 PM EDT2014-08-02 20:46:49 GMT
     The Seal family, which grew exponentially back in March, is finally reunited again. Mom Michelle gave birth to quintuplets four-and-a-half months ago, and on Thursday the last baby got to leave the hospital.More >>
     The Seal family, which grew exponentially back in March, is finally reunited again. Mom Michelle gave birth to quintuplets four-and-a-half months ago, and on Thursday the last baby got to leave the hospital. More >>
  • Ebola Patient Dr. Kent Brantly Arrives in U.S. From Liberia

    Ebola Patient Dr. Kent Brantly Arrives in U.S. From Liberia

    Saturday, August 2 2014 12:50 PM EDT2014-08-02 16:50:30 GMT
    An American doctor in serious condition after he contracted Ebola while working with a charity organization in Liberia was on a specially outfitted plane on the way to the U.S. for treatment Saturday morning, the organization Samaritan's Purse told NBC News. Dr. Kent Brantly — the first person infected with Ebola to be transported to the U.S. — will land at Dobbins Air Force Base in Marietta, Georgia, before he is transported to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. It was uncle...More >>
    An American doctor in serious condition after he contracted Ebola while working with a charity organization in Liberia was on a specially outfitted plane on the way to the U.S. for treatment Saturday morning, the organization Samaritan's Purse told NBC News. Dr. Kent Brantly — the first person infected with Ebola to be transported to the U.S. — will land at Dobbins Air Force Base in Marietta, Georgia, before he is transported to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. It was uncle...More >>
  • Woman Finds 80 Skeletons Crammed Into Ikea Bags

    Woman Finds 80 Skeletons Crammed Into Ikea Bags

    Saturday, August 2 2014 12:31 PM EDT2014-08-02 16:31:46 GMT
    Centuries-old skeletons should probably be 6 feet under—not overflowing out of blue Ikea bags and shoved under a tarp in a Scandinavian church. But that's exactly what Kicki Karlén says she recently found at the Kläckeberga church in Sweden."There were loads of skulls and bones stuffed into Ikea bags—I counted up to 80," she tells the Expressen newspaper via the Local. "I became angry, very angry about how they were just sitting there."There appears to be a (somewhat) reasonabl...More >>
    Centuries-old skeletons should probably be 6 feet under—not overflowing out of blue Ikea bags and shoved under a tarp in a Scandinavian church. But that's exactly what Kicki Karlén says she recently found at the Kläckeberga church in Sweden."There were loads of skulls and bones stuffed into Ikea bags—I counted up to 80," she tells the Expressen newspaper via the Local. "I became angry, very angry about how they were just sitting there."There appears to be a (somewhat) reasonabl...More >>
  • Woman Finds 80 Skeletons Crammed Into Ikea Bags

    Woman Finds 80 Skeletons Crammed Into Ikea Bags

    Saturday, August 2 2014 12:31 PM EDT2014-08-02 16:31:46 GMT
    Centuries-old skeletons should probably be 6 feet under—not overflowing out of blue Ikea bags and shoved under a tarp in a Scandinavian church. But that's exactly what Kicki Karlén says she recently found at the Kläckeberga church in Sweden."There were loads of skulls and bones stuffed into Ikea bags—I counted up to 80," she tells the Expressen newspaper via the Local. "I became angry, very angry about how they were just sitting there."There appears to be a (somewhat) reasonabl...More >>
    Centuries-old skeletons should probably be 6 feet under—not overflowing out of blue Ikea bags and shoved under a tarp in a Scandinavian church. But that's exactly what Kicki Karlén says she recently found at the Kläckeberga church in Sweden."There were loads of skulls and bones stuffed into Ikea bags—I counted up to 80," she tells the Expressen newspaper via the Local. "I became angry, very angry about how they were just sitting there."There appears to be a (somewhat) reasonabl...More >>
  • Choke Hold by Cop Killed NY Man, Medical Examiner Says

    Choke Hold by Cop Killed NY Man, Medical Examiner Says

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:28 PM EDT2014-08-01 21:28:24 GMT
     A police officer's illegal choke hold killed a New York man last month.More >>
     A police officer's illegal choke hold killed a New York man last month.More >>
  • Ebola Coming to U.S. for First Time as Atlanta Facility Readies to Receive Patients

    Ebola Coming to U.S. for First Time as Atlanta Facility Readies to Receive Patients

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:23 PM EDT2014-08-01 21:23:01 GMT
    (CNN) -- The Ebola virus is coming to the United States for what's thought to be the first time, as two Americans return home after getting infected while helping others cope with the outbreak ravaging West Africa.The patients will head to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. One "will arrive in the next several days, and then a second patient will be coming a few days after that," according to Dr. Bruce Ribner, who oversees the Emory isolation unit where the pair will be treated."The patien...More >>
    (CNN) -- The Ebola virus is coming to the United States for what's thought to be the first time, as two Americans return home after getting infected while helping others cope with the outbreak ravaging West Africa.The patients will head to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. One "will arrive in the next several days, and then a second patient will be coming a few days after that," according to Dr. Bruce Ribner, who oversees the Emory isolation unit where the pair will be treated."The patien...More >>
  • Stuck On Immigration, House GOP Delays August Recess

    Stuck On Immigration, House GOP Delays August Recess

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:07 PM EDT2014-08-01 02:07:44 GMT
    Washington (CNN) -- On what was supposed to be the last day before summer recess, dysfunction reigned in Congress. House Republican leaders called off a vote Thursday on their $659 million emergency response to the border influx from Central America overwhelming immigration resources, unable to agree among themselves about what to do. That sparked a revolt in their caucus over doing nothing, which forced GOP leaders to delay the start of August break to discuss the matter further on Friday mo...More >>
    Washington (CNN) -- On what was supposed to be the last day before summer recess, dysfunction reigned in Congress. House Republican leaders called off a vote Thursday on their $659 million emergency response to the border influx from Central America overwhelming immigration resources, unable to agree among themselves about what to do. That sparked a revolt in their caucus over doing nothing, which forced GOP leaders to delay the start of August break to discuss the matter further on Friday mo...More >>
  • COUPLE DIE HOURS APART - EMOTIONAL STORY

    COUPLE DIE HOURS APART - EMOTIONAL STORY

    Thursday, July 31 2014 4:11 PM EDT2014-07-31 20:11:07 GMT
    A California couple married for 62 years died just the way they lived, together.More >>
    A California couple married for 62 years died just the way they lived, together.More >>
  • TRUCK CRASHES INTO CAR (CAUGHT ON CAMERA)

    TRUCK CRASHES INTO CAR (CAUGHT ON CAMERA)

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:50 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:50:09 GMT
    If you think you're having a bad day, you haven't met Jacob Schreiner.Last month, he got pulled over on FM 3083 near Four Corners when another driver hit his car during the traffic stop and it was caught on dash cam.The 20-year-old admitted he cried."Oh I did, I absolutely did," he said. "I ain't gonna lie."Schreiner was driving his prized possession, a 2006 Ford Mustang GT with a brand new engine that cost nearly $15,000.Even before the crash, you can see him loving on...More >>
    If you think you're having a bad day, you haven't met Jacob Schreiner.Last month, he got pulled over on FM 3083 near Four Corners when another driver hit his car during the traffic stop and it was caught on dash cam.The 20-year-old admitted he cried."Oh I did, I absolutely did," he said. "I ain't gonna lie."Schreiner was driving his prized possession, a 2006 Ford Mustang GT with a brand new engine that cost nearly $15,000.Even before the crash, you can see him loving on...More >>
  • Giraffe Dies After Smashing Head on Low Highway Bridge in South Africa

    Giraffe Dies After Smashing Head on Low Highway Bridge in South Africa

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:49 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:49:30 GMT
    A giraffe has been killed after smashing its head on a bridge while being transported dangerously on a highway in South Africa, wildlife officials said Thursday. Several horrified witnesses tweeted pictures of the open-air truck carrying two giraffes with their necks jutting high out of the vehicle. "Look how low that bridge is and how tall the giraffes are," tweeted Pabi Moloi. "Who thought this one through? I wish I hadn't seen this." Rick Allan, of the Society for the Prevent...More >>
    A giraffe has been killed after smashing its head on a bridge while being transported dangerously on a highway in South Africa, wildlife officials said Thursday. Several horrified witnesses tweeted pictures of the open-air truck carrying two giraffes with their necks jutting high out of the vehicle. "Look how low that bridge is and how tall the giraffes are," tweeted Pabi Moloi. "Who thought this one through? I wish I hadn't seen this." Rick Allan, of the Society for the Prevent...More >>
  • Mom Finds Gymnastics Coach in 13-Year-Old's Closet

    Mom Finds Gymnastics Coach in 13-Year-Old's Closet

    Thursday, July 31 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-07-31 18:09:03 GMT
    Police say a 21-year-old gymnastics coach has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a 13-year-old student. The girl's mom says she found the coach hiding in her daughter's closet.More >>
    Police say a 21-year-old gymnastics coach has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a 13-year-old student. The girl's mom says she found the coach hiding in her daughter's closet.More >>
  • Preseason Amway Coaches Poll: Florida State is No. 1, Baylor No. 10

    Preseason Amway Coaches Poll: Florida State is No. 1, Baylor No. 10

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:10 PM EDT2014-07-31 17:10:34 GMT
    (USA TODAY) -- The Florida State Seminoles will start this season exactly where they ended the last one: No. 1.The reigning national champions were an overwhelming No. 1 with 56 of 62 first-place votes in the preseason Amway Coaches Poll, released Thursday."We're very excited about being No. 1 and happy to be No. 1, but we understand that we have to play like No. 1 and play great football," Fisher told USA TODAY Sports. "That's going to be our objective. We're proud to start there and now we ...More >>
    (USA TODAY) -- The Florida State Seminoles will start this season exactly where they ended the last one: No. 1.The reigning national champions were an overwhelming No. 1 with 56 of 62 first-place votes in the preseason Amway Coaches Poll, released Thursday."We're very excited about being No. 1 and happy to be No. 1, but we understand that we have to play like No. 1 and play great football," Fisher told USA TODAY Sports. "That's going to be our objective. We're proud to start there and now we ...More >>
  • Police: Toddler Dies After Getting Trapped in Hot Car

    Police: Toddler Dies After Getting Trapped in Hot Car

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:58 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:58:42 GMT
    A 3-year-old boy in Southern California died Wednesday after he climbed into an unlocked car on a hot summer's day and was trapped, police said.The toddler was playing alone in the front yard of his house in Sylmar while his parents were home when he got into the car and couldn't get out, said Officer Bruce Borihanh with the Los Angeles Police Department.Police told CNN affiliate KABC that the boy's father woke up from a nap and found the boy unresponsive. It was unclear how long the...More >>
    A 3-year-old boy in Southern California died Wednesday after he climbed into an unlocked car on a hot summer's day and was trapped, police said.The toddler was playing alone in the front yard of his house in Sylmar while his parents were home when he got into the car and couldn't get out, said Officer Bruce Borihanh with the Los Angeles Police Department.Police told CNN affiliate KABC that the boy's father woke up from a nap and found the boy unresponsive. It was unclear how long the...More >>
  • STORE CLERK SHOT, THEN ATTACKS ROBBER

    STORE CLERK SHOT, THEN ATTACKS ROBBER

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:53:26 GMT
    A convenience store clerk fights back after being shot during a robbery.More >>
    A convenience store clerk fights back after being shot during a robbery.More >>
  • Teen Pours Alcohol On His Chest, Then Lights It After 'Fire Challenge'

    Teen Pours Alcohol On His Chest, Then Lights It After 'Fire Challenge'

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:35 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:35:16 GMT
    A Kentucky teen gets an idea from Facebook and now he's warning others not to make the same mistake.He is covered in burns and bandages."Unbearable, yeah, basically, I just recommend y'all not doing it," says the victim.This 15-year-old says he didn't know what to expect when he poured rubbing alcohol on his chest and lit it. "After it got put out, it was already blistering, so, yeah, it's just hard," he said.He says he got the idea from Facebook, after seeing videos of something cal...More >>
    A Kentucky teen gets an idea from Facebook and now he's warning others not to make the same mistake.He is covered in burns and bandages."Unbearable, yeah, basically, I just recommend y'all not doing it," says the victim.This 15-year-old says he didn't know what to expect when he poured rubbing alcohol on his chest and lit it. "After it got put out, it was already blistering, so, yeah, it's just hard," he said.He says he got the idea from Facebook, after seeing videos of something cal...More >>
  • The Hackers Who Recovered NASA's Lost Lunar Photos

    The Hackers Who Recovered NASA's Lost Lunar Photos

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:46 AM EDT2014-07-30 15:46:55 GMT
    Sitting incongruously among the hangars and laboratories of NASA's Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley is the squat facade of an old McDonald's. You won't get a burger there, though -- its cash registers and soft-serve machines have given way to old tape drives and modern computers run by a rogue team of hacker engineers who've rechristened the place McMoon's. These self-described techno-archaeologists have been on a mission to recover and digitize forgotten photos taken in the '6...More >>
    Sitting incongruously among the hangars and laboratories of NASA's Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley is the squat facade of an old McDonald's. You won't get a burger there, though -- its cash registers and soft-serve machines have given way to old tape drives and modern computers run by a rogue team of hacker engineers who've rechristened the place McMoon's. These self-described techno-archaeologists have been on a mission to recover and digitize forgotten photos taken in the '6...More >>
  • What's Your Solution? The TSA Wants to Know

    What's Your Solution? The TSA Wants to Know

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:06 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:06:38 GMT
    The TSA needs your help to shorten security lines, and the agency will line your pockets instead of telling you to empty them for the right solution.More >>
    The TSA needs your help to shorten security lines, and the agency will line your pockets instead of telling you to empty them for the right solution.More >>
  • Man Arrested for Allegedly Luring Kids with Candy, Fondling Them

    Man Arrested for Allegedly Luring Kids with Candy, Fondling Them

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:38 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:38:39 GMT
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    McKINNEY — McKinney police have arrested a 66-year-old man for allegedly luring children into his garage with candy and then fondling them.Jamie Edwan is charged with indecency with a child. He was booked into the Collin County Jail on July 18 with a bond of $100,000.Police said a child victim came forward and said the suspect used candy as a lure and then was inappropriately touched by Edwan in his garage, located on Newport Lane in McKinney.According to a search warrant, a girl to...More >>
    McKINNEY — McKinney police have arrested a 66-year-old man for allegedly luring children into his garage with candy and then fondling them.Jamie Edwan is charged with indecency with a child. He was booked into the Collin County Jail on July 18 with a bond of $100,000.Police said a child victim came forward and said the suspect used candy as a lure and then was inappropriately touched by Edwan in his garage, located on Newport Lane in McKinney.According to a search warrant, a girl to...More >>
  • Sheriff: 44,000 Pot Plants Found in Polk County Field; Search Continues for More

    Sheriff: 44,000 Pot Plants Found in Polk County Field; Search Continues for More

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:25:04 GMT
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     GOODRICH, Tx – A deer hunter stumbled upon thousands of pot plants in what could end up being one of the biggest marijuana busts in Texas history.Polk County deputies say they’ve already recovered 44,000 plants and they haven’t even started clearing out 19 additional fields spotted by air.The hunter was at his deer lease in Goodrich off Old Highway 35 Saturday when he saw the suspicious plants and alerted authorities.Deputies say it was a sophisticated operation using water from a cre...More >>
     GOODRICH, Tx – A deer hunter stumbled upon thousands of pot plants in what could end up being one of the biggest marijuana busts in Texas history.Polk County deputies say they’ve already recovered 44,000 plants and they haven’t even started clearing out 19 additional fields spotted by air.The hunter was at his deer lease in Goodrich off Old Highway 35 Saturday when he saw the suspicious plants and alerted authorities.Deputies say it was a sophisticated operation using water from a cre...More >>
  • Man Featured on CNN's 'The Hunt' Killed During Attempted Arrest

    Man Featured on CNN's 'The Hunt' Killed During Attempted Arrest

    Monday, July 28 2014 4:55 PM EDT2014-07-28 20:55:13 GMT
    Photo Courtesy CNNPhoto Courtesy CNN
    A suspected sex offender recently featured on CNN's "The Hunt" with John Walsh was killed Monday in Manhattan while police were attempting to arrest him on child molestation charges, according to two New York law enforcement sources.Charles Mozdir, 32, had been sought by authorities since June 2012.Two U.S. marshals and a New York police officer were also wounded during the attempted arrest, a law enforcement official said.Walsh said that after the episode featuring Mozdir aired, aut...More >>
    A suspected sex offender recently featured on CNN's "The Hunt" with John Walsh was killed Monday in Manhattan while police were attempting to arrest him on child molestation charges, according to two New York law enforcement sources.Charles Mozdir, 32, had been sought by authorities since June 2012.Two U.S. marshals and a New York police officer were also wounded during the attempted arrest, a law enforcement official said.Walsh said that after the episode featuring Mozdir aired, aut...More >>
  • Would-Be Thieves Get Beat Down From MMA Champ

    Would-Be Thieves Get Beat Down From MMA Champ

    Monday, July 28 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-07-28 19:33:11 GMT
    A Houston convenience store worker caught some would-be thieves off guard when he unleashed his MMA moves on the men when they tried to mug his co-worker.More >>
    A Houston convenience store worker caught some would-be thieves off guard when he unleashed his MMA moves on the men when they tried to mug his co-worker.More >>
  • FAA Proposes $12 Million Fine Against Southwest for Repairs

    FAA Proposes $12 Million Fine Against Southwest for Repairs

    Monday, July 28 2014 3:10 PM EDT2014-07-28 19:10:13 GMT
    WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration proposed a $12 million fine Monday against Southwest Airlines for allegedly failing to comply with repair orders for Boeing 737 planes.The case combines three earlier enforcement actions against the Dallas-based airline."Safety is our top priority, and that means holding airlines responsible for the repairs their contractors undertake," Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said. "Everyone has a role to play and a responsibility ...More >>
    WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration proposed a $12 million fine Monday against Southwest Airlines for allegedly failing to comply with repair orders for Boeing 737 planes.The case combines three earlier enforcement actions against the Dallas-based airline."Safety is our top priority, and that means holding airlines responsible for the repairs their contractors undertake," Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said. "Everyone has a role to play and a responsibility ...More >>
  • Family of Five Found Shot to Death

    Family of Five Found Shot to Death

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:58 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:58:48 GMT
    SACO, Maine — State police said a mother, father and three children were found dead in their home in Saco on Sunday.Police say a friend of the family called a worker associated with the apartment complex to check on the family after growing concerned for them.The worker entered the apartment, saw one body and called Saco police around 1:30 ET Sunday afternoon. When officers arrived, they discovered the other bodies in three different rooms.In a statement, state police said "all...More >>
    SACO, Maine — State police said a mother, father and three children were found dead in their home in Saco on Sunday.Police say a friend of the family called a worker associated with the apartment complex to check on the family after growing concerned for them.The worker entered the apartment, saw one body and called Saco police around 1:30 ET Sunday afternoon. When officers arrived, they discovered the other bodies in three different rooms.In a statement, state police said "all...More >>
  • Appeals Panel Strikes Down Virginia Gay Marriage Ban

    Appeals Panel Strikes Down Virginia Gay Marriage Ban

    Monday, July 28 2014 1:46 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:46:11 GMT
    A federal appeals court panel in Virginia became the second one this summer to strike down a state ban against same-sex marriage Monday, making it more likely that the Supreme Court will settle the issue as early as next year.The three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond ruled 2-1 that gay men and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry that is paramount to state marriage laws.The circuit court has jurisdiction over Virginia, Maryla...More >>
    A federal appeals court panel in Virginia became the second one this summer to strike down a state ban against same-sex marriage Monday, making it more likely that the Supreme Court will settle the issue as early as next year.The three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond ruled 2-1 that gay men and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry that is paramount to state marriage laws.The circuit court has jurisdiction over Virginia, Maryla...More >>
  • Two Americans Battle for Their Lives Against Ebola

    Two Americans Battle for Their Lives Against Ebola

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:58 PM EDT2014-07-28 16:58:21 GMT
    Photo Courtesy NBC NewsPhoto Courtesy NBC News
    (NBC News) -- Two Americans who got infected with Ebola virus as they were trying to save others with the disease are struggling for their lives in Liberia, one of three West African nations at the center of the biggest outbreak yet of the virus.They may have been infected by something as simple as wiping the sweat from their eyes, says another expert who’s worked in the field fighting the outbreak.Dr. Kent Brantly, 33, medical director for the aid group Samaritan’s Purse, and his colleague N...More >>
    (NBC News) -- Two Americans who got infected with Ebola virus as they were trying to save others with the disease are struggling for their lives in Liberia, one of three West African nations at the center of the biggest outbreak yet of the virus.They may have been infected by something as simple as wiping the sweat from their eyes, says another expert who’s worked in the field fighting the outbreak.Dr. Kent Brantly, 33, medical director for the aid group Samaritan’s Purse, and his colleague N...More >>
  • Strikes Near Gaza's Shifa Hospital, Refugee Camp Kill or Hurt 30

    Strikes Near Gaza's Shifa Hospital, Refugee Camp Kill or Hurt 30

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:35 PM EDT2014-07-28 16:35:29 GMT
    Photo Courtesy NBC NewsPhoto Courtesy NBC News
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Missiles or rockets struck within yards of Gaza's main hospital and a nearby refugee camp Monday, leaving at least 30 dead and wounded. The Israeli military denied reports its forces were responsible for the strikes, saying they were the result of rockets misfired by Palestinian militants.The explosion near Shifa Hospital around 5 p.m. local time (10 a.m. ET) caused some damage to the outpatient clinic, according to witnesses including an NBC News crew on...More >>
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Missiles or rockets struck within yards of Gaza's main hospital and a nearby refugee camp Monday, leaving at least 30 dead and wounded. The Israeli military denied reports its forces were responsible for the strikes, saying they were the result of rockets misfired by Palestinian militants.The explosion near Shifa Hospital around 5 p.m. local time (10 a.m. ET) caused some damage to the outpatient clinic, according to witnesses including an NBC News crew on...More >>
  • Destructive Summer Storms to Batter Millions, Forecasters Warn

    Destructive Summer Storms to Batter Millions, Forecasters Warn

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:27 PM EDT2014-07-28 16:27:57 GMT
    Photo Courtesy NBC NewsPhoto Courtesy NBC News
    An extensive system of storms that flattened homes, flooded neighborhoods and triggered tornadoes split, reignited and threatened yet more damage Monday.The severe weather battered a vast area from New Hampshire to North Carolina and from Michigan to northern Louisiana on Sunday. Six tornadoes reportedly touched down, more than 200,000 customers were left without power and thousands of flights were canceled or delayed.Early Monday, the Northeast began seeing the first evidenc...More >>
    An extensive system of storms that flattened homes, flooded neighborhoods and triggered tornadoes split, reignited and threatened yet more damage Monday.The severe weather battered a vast area from New Hampshire to North Carolina and from Michigan to northern Louisiana on Sunday. Six tornadoes reportedly touched down, more than 200,000 customers were left without power and thousands of flights were canceled or delayed.Early Monday, the Northeast began seeing the first evidenc...More >>
  • Palin Starts Online News Channel

    Palin Starts Online News Channel

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:19 AM EDT2014-07-28 15:19:38 GMT
    Sarah Palin is cutting through the "media filters" to bring you her own Internet channel. "Together, we'll cut through the sound bites and cut through the media's politically correct filter and things like Washington, D.C.'s crony capitalism," the former vice presidential nominee said in a video posted to Facebook on Sunday. "We'll go around all that." Palin says the project is a "news channel that really is a lot more than news," according to the video posted to Facebook.Expec...More >>
    Sarah Palin is cutting through the "media filters" to bring you her own Internet channel. "Together, we'll cut through the sound bites and cut through the media's politically correct filter and things like Washington, D.C.'s crony capitalism," the former vice presidential nominee said in a video posted to Facebook on Sunday. "We'll go around all that." Palin says the project is a "news channel that really is a lot more than news," according to the video posted to Facebook.Expec...More >>
  • Girls Arrested After Tortoise Tortured to Death

    Girls Arrested After Tortoise Tortured to Death

    Sunday, July 27 2014 5:18 PM EDT2014-07-27 21:18:22 GMT
    Photo Courtesy USA Today Photo Courtesy USA Today
    (USA Today) -- Two Florida teens are accused of torturing a state-protected gopher tortoise. Video posted on the girls' Facebook pages showed the animal being burned with a lighter then stomped to death amid cheers.More >>
    (USA Today) -- Two Florida teens are accused of torturing a state-protected gopher tortoise. Video posted on the girls' Facebook pages showed the animal being burned with a lighter then stomped to death amid cheers.More >>
  • Second American Infected with Ebola

    Second American Infected with Ebola

    Sunday, July 27 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-07-27 21:00:00 GMT
    Photo Courtesy CNNPhoto Courtesy CNN
    A second American aid worker in Liberia has tested positive for Ebola, according to the Christian humanitarian group she works for.Nancy Writebol is employed by Serving in Mission, or SIM, in Liberia and was helping the joint SIM/Samaritan's Purse team that is treating Ebola patients in Monrovia, according to a Samaritan's Purse statement.Writebol, who serves as SIM's personnel coordinator, has been living in Monrovia with her husband, David, according to SIM's website. The Charlotte...More >>
    A second American aid worker in Liberia has tested positive for Ebola, according to the Christian humanitarian group she works for.Nancy Writebol is employed by Serving in Mission, or SIM, in Liberia and was helping the joint SIM/Samaritan's Purse team that is treating Ebola patients in Monrovia, according to a Samaritan's Purse statement.Writebol, who serves as SIM's personnel coordinator, has been living in Monrovia with her husband, David, according to SIM's website. The Charlotte...More >>
  • Report: Black Box Indicates Missile Hit Flight 17

    Report: Black Box Indicates Missile Hit Flight 17

    Sunday, July 27 2014 4:46 PM EDT2014-07-27 20:46:04 GMT
    Data downloaded from a black box retrieved from the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 are consistent with a missile attack, national news media are reporting, citing an unidentified European air safety official.The source told CBS News the findings indicate the plane's fuselage was hit by shrapnel from a missile explosion."It did what it was designed to do — bring down airplanes," the source told CBS.A thorough investigation of the site, however, remains elusive 10 days a...More >>
    Data downloaded from a black box retrieved from the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 are consistent with a missile attack, national news media are reporting, citing an unidentified European air safety official.The source told CBS News the findings indicate the plane's fuselage was hit by shrapnel from a missile explosion."It did what it was designed to do — bring down airplanes," the source told CBS.A thorough investigation of the site, however, remains elusive 10 days a...More >>
  • On the Front Lines of the Border War

    On the Front Lines of the Border War

    Sunday, July 27 2014 4:03 PM EDT2014-07-27 20:03:25 GMT
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    Along the Rio Grande, in the country's hottest zone for smuggling people to the U.S. from Mexico.There is no one closer to the action, and its many dangers,than the game wardens from Texas Parks and Wildlife, who patrol the river's shallowest stretches in small boats. Late in the afternoon when we are along, a three-man scout team confronts a 16-year-old Mexican boy caught swimming from the us riverbank toward the other side. The wardens say they've seen him before, and suspect ...More >>
    Along the Rio Grande, in the country's hottest zone for smuggling people to the U.S. from Mexico.There is no one closer to the action, and its many dangers,than the game wardens from Texas Parks and Wildlife, who patrol the river's shallowest stretches in small boats. Late in the afternoon when we are along, a three-man scout team confronts a 16-year-old Mexican boy caught swimming from the us riverbank toward the other side. The wardens say they've seen him before, and suspect ...More >>
  • Israel Military Rejects Blame for Deaths at U.N. Shelter

    Israel Military Rejects Blame for Deaths at U.N. Shelter

    Sunday, July 27 2014 2:57 PM EDT2014-07-27 18:57:11 GMT
    The Israeli military denied Sunday that it was responsible for anyone killed last week when a mortar hit the courtyard of a U.N school that was shelter to many Gaza residents. Officials from the United Nations and the Palestinian government said 16 people were killed and hundreds wounded on Thursday when the school in northern Gaza was struck."A single errant Israeli mortar landed in the courtyard in the school," Israel Defense Forces spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said. "The footag...More >>
    The Israeli military denied Sunday that it was responsible for anyone killed last week when a mortar hit the courtyard of a U.N school that was shelter to many Gaza residents. Officials from the United Nations and the Palestinian government said 16 people were killed and hundreds wounded on Thursday when the school in northern Gaza was struck."A single errant Israeli mortar landed in the courtyard in the school," Israel Defense Forces spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said. "The footag...More >>
  • U.S. Doctor Contracts Ebola While Treating Sick in Liberia

    U.S. Doctor Contracts Ebola While Treating Sick in Liberia

    Sunday, July 27 2014 2:25 PM EDT2014-07-27 18:25:18 GMT
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    An American doctor working with Ebola patients in Liberia has tested positive for the deadly virus, an aid organization said Saturday. North Carolina-based Samaritan's Purse issued a news release saying that Dr. Kent Brantly tested positive for the disease and was being treated at a hospital in Monrovia, Liberia. Brantly is the medical director for the aid organization's case management center in the city. Brantly, 33, has been working with Samaritan's Purse in Liberia since Oct...More >>
    An American doctor working with Ebola patients in Liberia has tested positive for the deadly virus, an aid organization said Saturday. North Carolina-based Samaritan's Purse issued a news release saying that Dr. Kent Brantly tested positive for the disease and was being treated at a hospital in Monrovia, Liberia. Brantly is the medical director for the aid organization's case management center in the city. Brantly, 33, has been working with Samaritan's Purse in Liberia since Oct...More >>
  • Coast Guard Ends Search for Father in Around-World Flight

    Coast Guard Ends Search for Father in Around-World Flight

    Sunday, July 27 2014 2:15 PM EDT2014-07-27 18:15:04 GMT
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    The Coast Guard has suspended its search for the father who was accompanying his teenage son on an around-the-world flight that was set to make history.Babar Suleman, 58, went missing during a plane crash near Pago Pago, in American Samoa, on Tuesday night. The body of his son, 17-year-old pilot Haris Suleman, was recovered the next day.Officials have found more debris from the plane but failed to locate Babar, who himself learned to fly in 2001."The decision to suspend a search...More >>
    The Coast Guard has suspended its search for the father who was accompanying his teenage son on an around-the-world flight that was set to make history.Babar Suleman, 58, went missing during a plane crash near Pago Pago, in American Samoa, on Tuesday night. The body of his son, 17-year-old pilot Haris Suleman, was recovered the next day.Officials have found more debris from the plane but failed to locate Babar, who himself learned to fly in 2001."The decision to suspend a search...More >>
  • Philly Cops Hunt for Carjackers Who Killed Three Children

    Philly Cops Hunt for Carjackers Who Killed Three Children

    Sunday, July 27 2014 1:17 PM EDT2014-07-27 17:17:46 GMT
    Two assailants stole a woman’s car and then crashed it into a crowd on a Philadelphia street corner, killing three kids.?More >>
    Two assailants stole a woman’s car and then crashed it into a crowd on a Philadelphia street corner, killing three kids.?More >>
  • Homeless Man Trains for San Francisco Marathon

    Homeless Man Trains for San Francisco Marathon

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:47 AM EDT2014-07-27 15:47:27 GMT
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    Drug addiction and prison time left Ronnie Goodman without a home, sleeping on the streets of San Francisco. Now, sober for more than a decade, Goodman is training for the city’s marathon, setting out to conquer the same streets on which he sleeps.More >>
    Drug addiction and prison time left Ronnie Goodman without a home, sleeping on the streets of San Francisco. Now, sober for more than a decade, Goodman is training for the city’s marathon, setting out to conquer the same streets on which he sleeps. More >>
  • 2nd 'Black Box' Found from Air Algerie Crash in Mali, U.N. Official Says

    2nd 'Black Box' Found from Air Algerie Crash in Mali, U.N. Official Says

    Saturday, July 26 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-07-26 22:51:23 GMT
    France has declared a three-day mourning period to commemorate the victims of the Air Algerie Flight 5017 crash, French President Francois Hollande declared on Saturday.Following a meeting with families of the victims, Hollande said flags will fly at half-staff on government buildings from Monday through Wednesday.Fifty-four of the 118 victims were French nationals.The second flight data recorder from has been found in Mali, a U.N. official said Saturday.A team from the U.N. mission ...More >>
    France has declared a three-day mourning period to commemorate the victims of the Air Algerie Flight 5017 crash, French President Francois Hollande declared on Saturday.Following a meeting with families of the victims, Hollande said flags will fly at half-staff on government buildings from Monday through Wednesday.Fifty-four of the 118 victims were French nationals.The second flight data recorder from has been found in Mali, a U.N. official said Saturday.A team from the U.N. mission ...More >>
  • Ebola Virus Death Confirmed in Nigeria's Biggest City, Lagos

    Ebola Virus Death Confirmed in Nigeria's Biggest City, Lagos

    Saturday, July 26 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-07-26 22:32:39 GMT
     A Liberian man who was hospitalized in Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos, with the Ebola virus has died, Nigerian Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said."The patient was subjected to thorough medical tests ... which confirmed he had the Ebola virus," Chukwu said Friday.The case has raised fears that the virus could spread beyond the three countries at the center of what health officials say is the deadliest ever Ebola outbreak and into Africa's most populous nation, Nigeria. Lagos has mor...More >>
     A Liberian man who was hospitalized in Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos, with the Ebola virus has died, Nigerian Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said."The patient was subjected to thorough medical tests ... which confirmed he had the Ebola virus," Chukwu said Friday.The case has raised fears that the virus could spread beyond the three countries at the center of what health officials say is the deadliest ever Ebola outbreak and into Africa's most populous nation, Nigeria. Lagos has mor...More >>
  • Yet Another Child Dies in a Hot Car; A Foster Father is Arrested

    Yet Another Child Dies in a Hot Car; A Foster Father is Arrested

    Saturday, July 26 2014 5:17 PM EDT2014-07-26 21:17:56 GMT
    The death of a 10-month-old girl left in a hot car in Wichita, Kansas -- the latest in a string of hot-car child deaths in the United States -- triggered the quick arrest of the girl's foster father and on Friday prompted state officials to launch home inspections of adoptive and foster families.The foster father told police he picked up with child from a babysitter about 4 p.m. Thursday, drove home and forgot the child was in the back seat, according to Lt. Todd Ojile of the Wichita ...More >>
    The death of a 10-month-old girl left in a hot car in Wichita, Kansas -- the latest in a string of hot-car child deaths in the United States -- triggered the quick arrest of the girl's foster father and on Friday prompted state officials to launch home inspections of adoptive and foster families.The foster father told police he picked up with child from a babysitter about 4 p.m. Thursday, drove home and forgot the child was in the back seat, according to Lt. Todd Ojile of the Wichita ...More >>
  • U.S. Fighter Jets Escort Plane to Toronto After Passenger Threat

    U.S. Fighter Jets Escort Plane to Toronto After Passenger Threat

    Saturday, July 26 2014 3:42 PM EDT2014-07-26 19:42:52 GMT
    Nightly News A heavily armed SWAT team boarded a Canadian plane that made an emergency landing when a passenger, now in custody, allegedly threatened the aircraft.More >>
    Nightly News A heavily armed SWAT team boarded a Canadian plane that made an emergency landing when a passenger, now in custody, allegedly threatened the aircraft.More >>
  • No Deal: Hamas Rejects Plan to Extend Gaza Cease-Fire

    No Deal: Hamas Rejects Plan to Extend Gaza Cease-Fire

    Saturday, July 26 2014 3:14 PM EDT2014-07-26 19:14:58 GMT
    TEL AVIV —Israel on Saturday proposed extending the 12-hour humanitarian truce in Gaza by four hours, but a Hamas official said the group rejected the plan.More >>
    TEL AVIV —Israel on Saturday proposed extending the 12-hour humanitarian truce in Gaza by four hours, but a Hamas official said the group rejected the plan. More >>
  • U.S. Embassy in Libya Evacuates Personnel

    U.S. Embassy in Libya Evacuates Personnel

    Saturday, July 26 2014 12:28 PM EDT2014-07-26 16:28:23 GMT
    The U.S. Embassy in Libya evacuated its personnel on Saturday because of heavy militia violence raging in the capital, Tripoli, the State Department said. About 150 personnel, including 80 U.S. Marines were evacuated from the embassy in the early hours of Saturday morning and were driven across the border into Tunisia, U.S. officials confirm to CNN.U.S. officials stress that this is a relocation of embassy personnel and the operations have been "temporarily suspended" until "the secu...More >>
    The U.S. Embassy in Libya evacuated its personnel on Saturday because of heavy militia violence raging in the capital, Tripoli, the State Department said. About 150 personnel, including 80 U.S. Marines were evacuated from the embassy in the early hours of Saturday morning and were driven across the border into Tunisia, U.S. officials confirm to CNN.U.S. officials stress that this is a relocation of embassy personnel and the operations have been "temporarily suspended" until "the secu...More >>
  • Boy Gets More than 200 Teeth Removed

    Boy Gets More than 200 Teeth Removed

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:26 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:26:22 GMT
    (CNN) -- A teenager in India, who had more than 200 "teeth" growing in his mouth due to a benign dental tumor, has had them removed. Ashik Gavai, a 17-year-old student from Buldhana, underwent the six-hour operation, which involved four doctors at Mumbai's J.J. Hospital on July 21. The teen had 232 denticles -- abnormal teeth-like growth -- lodged in his mouth due to a complex composite odontoma, a benign dental tumor. The abnormal teeth were embedded in the bone inside the lower right jaw an...More >>
    (CNN) -- A teenager in India, who had more than 200 "teeth" growing in his mouth due to a benign dental tumor, has had them removed. Ashik Gavai, a 17-year-old student from Buldhana, underwent the six-hour operation, which involved four doctors at Mumbai's J.J. Hospital on July 21. The teen had 232 denticles -- abnormal teeth-like growth -- lodged in his mouth due to a complex composite odontoma, a benign dental tumor. The abnormal teeth were embedded in the bone inside the lower right jaw an...More >>
  • Boy with inoperable brain tumor gets thousands of birthday cards

    Boy with inoperable brain tumor gets thousands of birthday cards

    Friday, July 25 2014 1:12 PM EDT2014-07-25 17:12:00 GMT
    All Daniel Nickerson of Foxboro, Mass., wants for his sixth birthday Friday are cards.So far, the little boy with an inoperable brain tumor has received thousands upon thousands.More >>
    All Daniel Nickerson of Foxboro, Mass., wants for his sixth birthday Friday are cards.So far, the little boy with an inoperable brain tumor has received thousands upon thousands.More >>
  • Minnesota Man Says Southwest Removed His Family Over Tweet

    Minnesota Man Says Southwest Removed His Family Over Tweet

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:51:52 GMT
    A Minnesota man refuses to fly on Southwest Airlines after he says his family was briefly removed from their flight over a critical tweet. Duff Watson was boarding as a priority flyer with Southwest when an agent refused to allow his two children, ages 6 and 9, who had later boarding times, to board with him, according to NBC's affiliate KARE. Watson said he warned the agent that he'd tweet about the incident, which he did. "RUDEST AGENT IN DENVER. KIMBERLY S. GATE C39. NOT HAPP...More >>
    A Minnesota man refuses to fly on Southwest Airlines after he says his family was briefly removed from their flight over a critical tweet. Duff Watson was boarding as a priority flyer with Southwest when an agent refused to allow his two children, ages 6 and 9, who had later boarding times, to board with him, according to NBC's affiliate KARE. Watson said he warned the agent that he'd tweet about the incident, which he did. "RUDEST AGENT IN DENVER. KIMBERLY S. GATE C39. NOT HAPP...More >>
  • Survivor: 'I was so scared' in Tornado that Killed 2 at Campground

    Survivor: 'I was so scared' in Tornado that Killed 2 at Campground

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:43:39 GMT
    (CNN) -- The voices in the video tell the story."Something crazy is going on outside," a woman shouts. "I'm scared."Moments later, the same voice yells that a tree has fallen and another says, "It's on that guy's camper."Overturned campers, downed treesThe footage posted on the website of CNN affiliate WAVY came from the Cherrystone Family Camping Resort on the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia, where a tornado on Thursday toppled campers and sent trees crashing onto vehicles.State Police spokeswoma...More >>
    (CNN) -- The voices in the video tell the story."Something crazy is going on outside," a woman shouts. "I'm scared."Moments later, the same voice yells that a tree has fallen and another says, "It's on that guy's camper."Overturned campers, downed treesThe footage posted on the website of CNN affiliate WAVY came from the Cherrystone Family Camping Resort on the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia, where a tornado on Thursday toppled campers and sent trees crashing onto vehicles.State Police spokeswoma...More >>
  • 4-Year-Old Boy Banned From Doughnut Shop By Managers For Being 'Rude'

    4-Year-Old Boy Banned From Doughnut Shop By Managers For Being 'Rude'

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:36 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:36:30 GMT
    MONROE, CT (WFSB) - Kids say the darndest things, but one local inquisitive 4-year-old boy asked a question that got him banned from a Monroe doughnut shop. "We were screamed at in front of the door, ‘he's not allowed in here, he's rude'," said Rebecca Denham as she described her experience at the Doughnut Inn on Tuesday morning. Denham said her son, Justin Otero, asked a woman at the doughnut shop if she had a baby in her belly. When the woman said ‘No' Otero apologized, and his mother said ...More >>
    MONROE, CT (WFSB) - Kids say the darndest things, but one local inquisitive 4-year-old boy asked a question that got him banned from a Monroe doughnut shop. "We were screamed at in front of the door, ‘he's not allowed in here, he's rude'," said Rebecca Denham as she described her experience at the Doughnut Inn on Tuesday morning. Denham said her son, Justin Otero, asked a woman at the doughnut shop if she had a baby in her belly. When the woman said ‘No' Otero apologized, and his mother said ...More >>
  • Inmate Gasped, Snorted During Two-Hour Execution In Execution

    Inmate Gasped, Snorted During Two-Hour Execution In Execution

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:47 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:47:25 GMT
    (NBC NEWS) -- An Arizona execution took nearly two hours on Wednesday, and witnesses said the inmate gasped and snorted for well over an hour after the lethal injection The execution of double-murderer Joseph Wood — which Arizona carried out with a two-drug combination it had never before tried — is certain to fan the debate over how U.S. states carry out the death penalty. "I've never witnessed an execution that took that long," defense lawyer Dale Baich told NBC News. "The state of Ari...More >>
    (NBC NEWS) -- An Arizona execution took nearly two hours on Wednesday, and witnesses said the inmate gasped and snorted for well over an hour after the lethal injection The execution of double-murderer Joseph Wood — which Arizona carried out with a two-drug combination it had never before tried — is certain to fan the debate over how U.S. states carry out the death penalty. "I've never witnessed an execution that took that long," defense lawyer Dale Baich told NBC News. "The state of Ari...More >>
  • Six New GM Recalls of 717,950 Vehicles

    Six New GM Recalls of 717,950 Vehicles

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:33:54 GMT
    General Motors announced six more recalls today, totalling 717,950 newer-model U.S. vehicles for a variety of defects.That brings the number of GM recalls this year to 60, totaling 26.41 million vehicles.GM says it knows of three crashes and two injuries, but no deaths, linked to the new recalls.The automaker sees the latest round of call-backs as evidence it's continuing to strictly police itself on safety issues."These recalls signify how we've enhanced our approach to safety...More >>
    General Motors announced six more recalls today, totalling 717,950 newer-model U.S. vehicles for a variety of defects.That brings the number of GM recalls this year to 60, totaling 26.41 million vehicles.GM says it knows of three crashes and two injuries, but no deaths, linked to the new recalls.The automaker sees the latest round of call-backs as evidence it's continuing to strictly police itself on safety issues."These recalls signify how we've enhanced our approach to safety...More >>
  • 47 Dead, 11 Injured in Taiwan Plane Crash

    47 Dead, 11 Injured in Taiwan Plane Crash

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:32 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:32:24 GMT
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    Forty-seven people were killed and 11 were injured in Wednesday's plane crash on one of Taiwan's Penghu Islands, Taiwan's Central News Agency reported. CNA cited Taiwanese Transportation Minister Yeh Kuang-shih. The crash of the twin-engine turboprop plane happened outside Magong Airport at about 7 p.m., CNA reported earlier.CNN affiliate ETTV is reporting that the plane crashed into a residential building.The cause of the crash wasn't immediately known.Some media reports said the pl...More >>
    Forty-seven people were killed and 11 were injured in Wednesday's plane crash on one of Taiwan's Penghu Islands, Taiwan's Central News Agency reported. CNA cited Taiwanese Transportation Minister Yeh Kuang-shih. The crash of the twin-engine turboprop plane happened outside Magong Airport at about 7 p.m., CNA reported earlier.CNN affiliate ETTV is reporting that the plane crashed into a residential building.The cause of the crash wasn't immediately known.Some media reports said the pl...More >>
  • In Somber Ceremony, Dutch Welcome Home First Remains of MH17 Victims

    In Somber Ceremony, Dutch Welcome Home First Remains of MH17 Victims

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:27 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:27:29 GMT
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    A lone bugler marked the return home Friday of first dead from the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. The grieving European nation then held a moment of silence to honor those killed in the crash of the jetliner, downed last week by a suspected surface-to-air missile over war-torn eastern Ukraine.The bodies, borne in simple wooden caskets, were unloaded from the planes and into a fleet of waiting hearses. The only sounds, the hushed orders of marching soldiers and a whipping wind....More >>
    A lone bugler marked the return home Friday of first dead from the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. The grieving European nation then held a moment of silence to honor those killed in the crash of the jetliner, downed last week by a suspected surface-to-air missile over war-torn eastern Ukraine.The bodies, borne in simple wooden caskets, were unloaded from the planes and into a fleet of waiting hearses. The only sounds, the hushed orders of marching soldiers and a whipping wind....More >>
  • Russia Still Sends Military Gear to Rebels After MH17 Downing, U.S. Says

    Russia Still Sends Military Gear to Rebels After MH17 Downing, U.S. Says

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:44 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:44:03 GMT
    (NBC NEWS) -- Russia has continued to provide military equipment to Ukrainian separatists since the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, with at least 20 vehicles — including tanks and armored personnel carriers — crossing the border on Tuesday, according to senior U.S. intelligence officials.The Russians stepped up their deliveries of vehicles and rockets launchers in the weeks prior to the airliner being shot down on Thursday, said one official, adding that the buildup occurred as the Uk...More >>
    (NBC NEWS) -- Russia has continued to provide military equipment to Ukrainian separatists since the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, with at least 20 vehicles — including tanks and armored personnel carriers — crossing the border on Tuesday, according to senior U.S. intelligence officials.The Russians stepped up their deliveries of vehicles and rockets launchers in the weeks prior to the airliner being shot down on Thursday, said one official, adding that the buildup occurred as the Uk...More >>
  • Chrysler Recalls Jeep SUVs for Ignition Switches

    Chrysler Recalls Jeep SUVs for Ignition Switches

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:46 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:46:18 GMT
    Chrysler is recalling up to 792,300 older Jeep SUVs worldwide because the ignition switches could cause engine stalling. Tuesday's recall covers 2005-2007 Grand Cherokees and 2006-2007 Commanders. Chrysler says it's not sure exactly how many will be recalled. The company says an outside force such as a driver's knee can knock switches out of the "run" position, shutting off the engine. This disables power-assisted steering and braking and the front air bags might not inflate. En...More >>
    Chrysler is recalling up to 792,300 older Jeep SUVs worldwide because the ignition switches could cause engine stalling. Tuesday's recall covers 2005-2007 Grand Cherokees and 2006-2007 Commanders. Chrysler says it's not sure exactly how many will be recalled. The company says an outside force such as a driver's knee can knock switches out of the "run" position, shutting off the engine. This disables power-assisted steering and braking and the front air bags might not inflate. En...More >>
  • California Disallows Full-Contact Football Practices for Kids

    California Disallows Full-Contact Football Practices for Kids

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:27 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:27:01 GMT
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    A new California law limits full-contact practices for kids.More >>
    A new California law limits full-contact practices for kids. More >>
  • Groups: League City Ban On Border Kids Violates Civil Rights

    Groups: League City Ban On Border Kids Violates Civil Rights

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:52 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:52:43 GMT
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    A Texas community’s resolution barring immigrants from being housed in the city is being challenged as violating the 50-year-old Civil Rights Act.Texas Appleseed, a social justice group, and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), a civil rights group, called on the Department of Housing and Urban Development Tuesday to investigate, require compliance with federal anti-discrimination laws and to “put a halt to League City’s illegal action targeting vuln...More >>
    A Texas community’s resolution barring immigrants from being housed in the city is being challenged as violating the 50-year-old Civil Rights Act.Texas Appleseed, a social justice group, and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), a civil rights group, called on the Department of Housing and Urban Development Tuesday to investigate, require compliance with federal anti-discrimination laws and to “put a halt to League City’s illegal action targeting vuln...More >>
  • Fruit Recall Affects Costco, Trader Joe's, Walmart Stores

    Fruit Recall Affects Costco, Trader Joe's, Walmart Stores

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:40:45 GMT
    If you've picked up fruit at Costco, Trader Joe's or Walmart stores recently, keep reading.Wawona Packing Co. is voluntarily recalling peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots that were packed at its Cutler, California, warehouses between June 1 and July 12. Wawona believes the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.Costco, Trader Joe's, and the Walmart Corp. -- which operates Walmart and Sam's Club stores, have all posted notices about the fruit recall on their websit...More >>
    If you've picked up fruit at Costco, Trader Joe's or Walmart stores recently, keep reading.Wawona Packing Co. is voluntarily recalling peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots that were packed at its Cutler, California, warehouses between June 1 and July 12. Wawona believes the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.Costco, Trader Joe's, and the Walmart Corp. -- which operates Walmart and Sam's Club stores, have all posted notices about the fruit recall on their websit...More >>
  • Sidekick Dog Rocks Sidecar Like a Superstar

    Sidekick Dog Rocks Sidecar Like a Superstar

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:20 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:20:06 GMT
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    Nelson the goldendoodle has more Instagram followers than most people, and it's not just because he's adorable.More >>
    Nelson the goldendoodle has more Instagram followers than most people, and it's not just because he's adorable. More >>
  • Dad Admits Son Stopped Him From Killing Alleged Abuser

    Dad Admits Son Stopped Him From Killing Alleged Abuser

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:38 PM EDT2014-07-22 18:38:00 GMT
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    The Florida dad who made headlines when he pummeled an 18-year-old man who was allegedly molesting his 11-year-old son now admits he intended to kill the suspect — but his son stopped him. The father, who is not being identified to shield his son, beat the alleged molester, Raymond Frolander to a bloody pulp knocking him out. Then he called the cops and said, "I just walked in and found a grown man molesting (my child), and I got him in a bloody puddle for you right now, officer...More >>
    The Florida dad who made headlines when he pummeled an 18-year-old man who was allegedly molesting his 11-year-old son now admits he intended to kill the suspect — but his son stopped him. The father, who is not being identified to shield his son, beat the alleged molester, Raymond Frolander to a bloody pulp knocking him out. Then he called the cops and said, "I just walked in and found a grown man molesting (my child), and I got him in a bloody puddle for you right now, officer...More >>
  • UPDATE: FAA bans U.S.-Israel Flights, Citing Rocket Attack

    UPDATE: FAA bans U.S.-Israel Flights, Citing Rocket Attack

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:43 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:43:33 GMT
    Delta Air Lines on Tuesday suspended flights to Israel's main international airport because of reports about a nearby rocket attack, the company said.Citing "reports of a rocket or associated debris" near Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv, Delta said it suspended service between its hub in New York and Tel Aviv "to ensure the safety and security of our customers and employees."One immediate effect: Flight 468, which left New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport with 273 passen...More >>
    Delta Air Lines on Tuesday suspended flights to Israel's main international airport because of reports about a nearby rocket attack, the company said.Citing "reports of a rocket or associated debris" near Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv, Delta said it suspended service between its hub in New York and Tel Aviv "to ensure the safety and security of our customers and employees."One immediate effect: Flight 468, which left New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport with 273 passen...More >>
  • Court Strikes Down Federal Obamacare Subsidies

    Court Strikes Down Federal Obamacare Subsidies

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:11 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:11:14 GMT
    In a potentially lethal blow to Obamacare, a federal appeals court has ruled that the federal government may not subsidize health insurance plans bought by people in states that decided not to set up their own marketplaces under Obamacare.The law clearly says that states are to set up the exchanges. But 34 states opted not to, and the federal government took over in those states. The court ruled that federal government may not pay subsidies for insurance plans in those states."W...More >>
    In a potentially lethal blow to Obamacare, a federal appeals court has ruled that the federal government may not subsidize health insurance plans bought by people in states that decided not to set up their own marketplaces under Obamacare.The law clearly says that states are to set up the exchanges. But 34 states opted not to, and the federal government took over in those states. The court ruled that federal government may not pay subsidies for insurance plans in those states."W...More >>
  • American-Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza are remembered

    American-Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza are remembered

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:45:06 GMT
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     JERUSALEM — Two native-born Americans who moved to Israel and joined its military were memorialized Monday as casualties of the ground war in Gaza.Sean Carmeli, 21, of South Padre Island, Texas, and Max Steinberg, 24, of Woodland Hills, Calif., were among the 13 Israeli soldiers killed during clashes with Hamas fighters Sunday.They were "lone soldiers," the designation the Israel Defense Forces gives to 6,000 soldiers whose parents do not live in Israel. The military says 1,100...More >>
     JERUSALEM — Two native-born Americans who moved to Israel and joined its military were memorialized Monday as casualties of the ground war in Gaza.Sean Carmeli, 21, of South Padre Island, Texas, and Max Steinberg, 24, of Woodland Hills, Calif., were among the 13 Israeli soldiers killed during clashes with Hamas fighters Sunday.They were "lone soldiers," the designation the Israel Defense Forces gives to 6,000 soldiers whose parents do not live in Israel. The military says 1,100...More >>
  • $190M payout over gynecologist who secretly recorded patients

    $190M payout over gynecologist who secretly recorded patients

    Monday, July 21 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-07-21 20:45:04 GMT
    Johns Hopkins, one of the world's most prestigious medical institutions, has agreed to pay $190 million to settle claims by thousands of women against a gynecologist who used a tiny camera to surreptitiously make hundreds of videos and photos of patients..But an attorney for the Baltimore medical center on Monday described Dr. Nikita Levy as "a rogue employee'' and said Hopkins should not be blamed for his actions."Just because he was an employee doesn't make Johns Hopkins resp...More >>
    Johns Hopkins, one of the world's most prestigious medical institutions, has agreed to pay $190 million to settle claims by thousands of women against a gynecologist who used a tiny camera to surreptitiously make hundreds of videos and photos of patients..But an attorney for the Baltimore medical center on Monday described Dr. Nikita Levy as "a rogue employee'' and said Hopkins should not be blamed for his actions."Just because he was an employee doesn't make Johns Hopkins resp...More >>
  • Medal of Honor Recipient Says Award is for His Fallen Brothers

    Medal of Honor Recipient Says Award is for His Fallen Brothers

    Monday, July 21 2014 3:37 PM EDT2014-07-21 19:37:10 GMT
    Photo Courtesy CNNPhoto Courtesy CNN
    In the predawn hours of July 13, 2008, a wounded Staff Sgt. Ryan J. Pitts dragged himself from one position to another, lobbed grenades overhead and fired a machine gun at insurgents in Afghanistan's Kunar province. He launched grenade after grenade under a hail of enemy gunfire as comrades at other nearby posts fell. He also asked other soldiers to fire at his position to prevent the enemy from gaining ground, according to the Army's account of events.By the time four fellow soldier...More >>
    In the predawn hours of July 13, 2008, a wounded Staff Sgt. Ryan J. Pitts dragged himself from one position to another, lobbed grenades overhead and fired a machine gun at insurgents in Afghanistan's Kunar province. He launched grenade after grenade under a hail of enemy gunfire as comrades at other nearby posts fell. He also asked other soldiers to fire at his position to prevent the enemy from gaining ground, according to the Army's account of events.By the time four fellow soldier...More >>
  • Deaths Mount in Gaza and Israel as U.S. Pushes Cease-Fire

    Deaths Mount in Gaza and Israel as U.S. Pushes Cease-Fire

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:28 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:28:32 GMT
    Photo Courtesy CNNPhoto Courtesy CNN
     The death toll on both sides of the Gaza battle jumped Monday, as Palestinian officials reported scores more killed and Israel announced seven more soldiers died -- including several on Israeli soil. About 550 Palestinians have been killed, Gaza Health Ministry officials said. It's unknown how many were militants, but the United Nations has estimated that 70% are civilians. Israel has reported dozens of terrorists killed.In total, 25 Israeli soldiers have died, including three believ...More >>
     The death toll on both sides of the Gaza battle jumped Monday, as Palestinian officials reported scores more killed and Israel announced seven more soldiers died -- including several on Israeli soil. About 550 Palestinians have been killed, Gaza Health Ministry officials said. It's unknown how many were militants, but the United Nations has estimated that 70% are civilians. Israel has reported dozens of terrorists killed.In total, 25 Israeli soldiers have died, including three believ...More >>
  • Netanyahu Says Hamas Wants to 'Pile Up the Bodies' for Sympathy

    Netanyahu Says Hamas Wants to 'Pile Up the Bodies' for Sympathy

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:19 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:19:28 GMT
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed Hamas on Monday for trying to “pile up the bodies” of its own Palestinian people to generate sympathy while it fires more rockets into Israel. In an interview with NBC News' Brian Williams, Netanahu said that Israel had no choice but to defend itself and said the Palestinian militants are culpable for mounting civilian casualties. "They just don’t care. It’s important to make that clear. They are responsible for all the civilian d...More >>
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed Hamas on Monday for trying to “pile up the bodies” of its own Palestinian people to generate sympathy while it fires more rockets into Israel. In an interview with NBC News' Brian Williams, Netanahu said that Israel had no choice but to defend itself and said the Palestinian militants are culpable for mounting civilian casualties. "They just don’t care. It’s important to make that clear. They are responsible for all the civilian d...More >>
  • Three Teens Admit to Beating Homeless Men

    Three Teens Admit to Beating Homeless Men

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:04 PM EDT2014-07-21 17:04:10 GMT
    Trio accused of beating two homeless men to death, attacking several others.More >>
    Trio accused of beating two homeless men to death, attacking several others.More >>
  • Obama: 'Burden is on Russia' to Push for Access to Jet Crash Site

    Obama: 'Burden is on Russia' to Push for Access to Jet Crash Site

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:32 AM EDT2014-07-21 15:32:47 GMT
    President Obama delivers a statement on the situation in Ukraine.More >>
    President Obama delivers a statement on the situation in Ukraine.More >>
  • Obama Signs Ban on LGBT Discrimination by Federal Contractors

    Obama Signs Ban on LGBT Discrimination by Federal Contractors

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:17 AM EDT2014-07-21 15:17:10 GMT
    President Barack Obama signed an executive order Monday prohibiting discrimination by federal contractors on the basis of gender identify and sexual orientation, winning praise from LGBT rights groups and fulfilling a longtime promise to Democratic activists."Thanks to your passionate advocacy and the irrefutable rightness of your cause, our government - a government of the people, by the people and for the people -- will become just a little bit fairer," Obama told supporters a...More >>
    President Barack Obama signed an executive order Monday prohibiting discrimination by federal contractors on the basis of gender identify and sexual orientation, winning praise from LGBT rights groups and fulfilling a longtime promise to Democratic activists."Thanks to your passionate advocacy and the irrefutable rightness of your cause, our government - a government of the people, by the people and for the people -- will become just a little bit fairer," Obama told supporters a...More >>
  • Circus Collapse Investigation 'Like CSI'

    Circus Collapse Investigation 'Like CSI'

    Monday, May 5 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-05-05 21:20:39 GMT
    Widny Neves, right, was injured during a hair-hanging performance on Sunday. NBC/Roiter NevesWidny Neves, right, was injured during a hair-hanging performance on Sunday. NBC/Roiter Neves
  • Same-Day Delivery Wars: Google Takes on Amazon

    Same-Day Delivery Wars: Google Takes on Amazon

    Monday, May 5 2014 5:19 PM EDT2014-05-05 21:19:40 GMT
    In the future, waiting a few days for an online delivery could become a thing of the past.More >>
  • Target CEO out

    Target CEO out

    Monday, May 5 2014 5:18 PM EDT2014-05-05 21:18:29 GMT
    Target's CEO Gregg Steinhafel, shown here, has stepped down after a huge data breach that hit millions of customers. NBC/Janet Hostetter/AP Images for TargetTarget's CEO Gregg Steinhafel, shown here, has stepped down after a huge data breach that hit millions of customers. NBC/Janet Hostetter/AP Images for Target
    Gregg Steinhafel, the chairman and CEO of Target during the retailer's massive breach of customer data last year, has left the company effective immediately.More >>
  • Supreme Court Upholds Prayer at Public Meetings

    Supreme Court Upholds Prayer at Public Meetings

    Monday, May 5 2014 3:09 PM EDT2014-05-05 19:09:58 GMT
    Government meetings can include an opening prayer without running afoul of the Constitution, the Supreme Court said Monday.More >>
    Government meetings can include an opening prayer without running afoul of the Constitution, the Supreme Court said Monday.More >>
  • 'I will sell them,' Boko Haram leader says of kidnapped Nigerian girls

    'I will sell them,' Boko Haram leader says of kidnapped Nigerian girls

    Monday, May 5 2014 2:15 PM EDT2014-05-05 18:15:07 GMT
    Protesters in a "million-woman march" on Wednesday, April 30, in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, highlight the government's failure to rescue scores of girls who were kidnapped from their school in Chibok in mid-April. CNN/Deji Yake/EPA/LandovProtesters in a "million-woman march" on Wednesday, April 30, in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, highlight the government's failure to rescue scores of girls who were kidnapped from their school in Chibok in mid-April. CNN/Deji Yake/EPA/Landov
    Fears for the fate of more than 200 Nigerian girls turned even more nightmarish Monday when the leader of the Islamist militant group that kidnapped them announced plans to sell them.More >>
    Fears for the fate of more than 200 Nigerian girls turned even more nightmarish Monday when the leader of the Islamist militant group that kidnapped them announced plans to sell them.More >>
  • Judge under fire for rape sentence, implying victim was promiscuous

    Judge under fire for rape sentence, implying victim was promiscuous

    Monday, May 5 2014 2:13 PM EDT2014-05-05 18:13:38 GMT
    A Texas judge sentences an admitted rapist to 45 days in jailMore >>
    A Texas judge sentences an admitted rapist to 45 days in jailMore >>
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