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  • Fetus Found In Bathroom Of North Texas High School

    Fetus Found In Bathroom Of North Texas High School

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:19 PM EDT2014-08-30 02:19:05 GMT
    (WFAA) DALLAS -- Police are searching for a student who delivered a fetus in a bathroom at Woodrow Wilson High School."Obviously, this is very serious. It's very troubling," said DISD spokesman Jon Dahlander. "But we will work through this as a school district and a school community."The Dallas Independent School District said a maintenance worker found the fetus after being alerted by students. The second floor of the school, where the bathroom is located, was closed down around 2:30 p.m., s...More >>
    (WFAA) DALLAS -- Police are searching for a student who delivered a fetus in a bathroom at Woodrow Wilson High School."Obviously, this is very serious. It's very troubling," said DISD spokesman Jon Dahlander. "But we will work through this as a school district and a school community."The Dallas Independent School District said a maintenance worker found the fetus after being alerted by students. The second floor of the school, where the bathroom is located, was closed down around 2:30 p.m., s...More >>
  • Uzi Instructor Charles Vacca's Family: Death Was 'Tragic Accident'

    Uzi Instructor Charles Vacca's Family: Death Was 'Tragic Accident'

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:11 AM EDT2014-08-29 15:11:17 GMT
     The grieving family of Charles Vacca, the Arizona shooting range instructor accidentally killed by a 9-year-old who was learning how to shoot an Uzi, said they feel “sorry” for the girl."We know it was a tragic accident and that it's something that we're all going to have to live with,” Vacca's 19-year-old daughter Ashley said in an exclusive NBC News interview to be aired Friday on the TODAY show.The 39-year-old veteran was teaching the girl how to use the automatic weapon Mond...More >>
     The grieving family of Charles Vacca, the Arizona shooting range instructor accidentally killed by a 9-year-old who was learning how to shoot an Uzi, said they feel “sorry” for the girl."We know it was a tragic accident and that it's something that we're all going to have to live with,” Vacca's 19-year-old daughter Ashley said in an exclusive NBC News interview to be aired Friday on the TODAY show.The 39-year-old veteran was teaching the girl how to use the automatic weapon Mond...More >>
  • Armour: NFL Recognizes its Cluelessness with New Domestic Violence Penalties

    Armour: NFL Recognizes its Cluelessness with New Domestic Violence Penalties

    Thursday, August 28 2014 4:30 PM EDT2014-08-28 20:30:53 GMT
    Bravo, NFL.Not only did the NFL recognize its cluelessness by imposing harsh new penalties for domestic violence, it let its players – and, by extension, men everywhere – know in no uncertain terms that abusing a partner or child is never, ever acceptable.Do it, and you're done for six games. Do it again, and your career is over.Tough? Yes. Appropriate? Absolutely."These steps are based on a clear, simple principle: domestic violence and sexual assault are wrong," NFL Commissio...More >>
    Bravo, NFL.Not only did the NFL recognize its cluelessness by imposing harsh new penalties for domestic violence, it let its players – and, by extension, men everywhere – know in no uncertain terms that abusing a partner or child is never, ever acceptable.Do it, and you're done for six games. Do it again, and your career is over.Tough? Yes. Appropriate? Absolutely."These steps are based on a clear, simple principle: domestic violence and sexual assault are wrong," NFL Commissio...More >>
  • Joan Rivers Stops Breathing at Clinic, Rushed to Hospital

    Joan Rivers Stops Breathing at Clinic, Rushed to Hospital

    Thursday, August 28 2014 2:21 PM EDT2014-08-28 18:21:25 GMT
    Comedian and Fashion Police host Joan Rivers has been taken to a New York hospital in cardiac arrest Thursday.Rivers, 81, was rushed to Mt. Sinai hospital in critical condition after she stopped breathing while undergoing a throat procedure at the Yorkville Endoscopy clinic, according to the New York Timesand ABC News.E!, where Rivers hosts Fashion Police, has reportedthat she is in stable condition.Rivers' publicist has not immediately responded to USA TODAY's request for comm...More >>
    Comedian and Fashion Police host Joan Rivers has been taken to a New York hospital in cardiac arrest Thursday.Rivers, 81, was rushed to Mt. Sinai hospital in critical condition after she stopped breathing while undergoing a throat procedure at the Yorkville Endoscopy clinic, according to the New York Timesand ABC News.E!, where Rivers hosts Fashion Police, has reportedthat she is in stable condition.Rivers' publicist has not immediately responded to USA TODAY's request for comm...More >>
  • Mom's Facebook Post Gets 4-Year-Old Expelled from Preschool

    Mom's Facebook Post Gets 4-Year-Old Expelled from Preschool

    Thursday, August 28 2014 1:59 PM EDT2014-08-28 17:59:03 GMT
    A mother is outraged after her son was expelled from preschool because of a Facebook post on her personal page.Ashley Habat told News4Jax that she was upset because the school didn't give parents more time to get ready for picture day. Habat later posted her frustration about it on Facebook and the school told Habat that her son, Will, could no longer attend.Habat said she doesn't regret expressing her opinion, which she said was posted to her private page for only her...More >>
    A mother is outraged after her son was expelled from preschool because of a Facebook post on her personal page.Ashley Habat told News4Jax that she was upset because the school didn't give parents more time to get ready for picture day. Habat later posted her frustration about it on Facebook and the school told Habat that her son, Will, could no longer attend.Habat said she doesn't regret expressing her opinion, which she said was posted to her private page for only her...More >>
  • Police Fired Shot That Killed 'Cops' Crewmember

    Police Fired Shot That Killed 'Cops' Crewmember

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:06 PM EDT2014-08-27 21:06:24 GMT
    The bullet that killed an employee of the long-running TV show Cops while filming a response to an armed robbery call was fired by a police officer, Omaha police said Wednesday.It turned out the suspect was only armed with an Airsoft rifle, which fires plastic pellets, Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer said during a press conference.The crewmember was identified as Bryce Dion, 38, who was working as the sound technician when he was killed by "friendly fire," Schmaderer said.Th...More >>
    The bullet that killed an employee of the long-running TV show Cops while filming a response to an armed robbery call was fired by a police officer, Omaha police said Wednesday.It turned out the suspect was only armed with an Airsoft rifle, which fires plastic pellets, Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer said during a press conference.The crewmember was identified as Bryce Dion, 38, who was working as the sound technician when he was killed by "friendly fire," Schmaderer said.Th...More >>
  • F-15 Reports Emergency, Crashes in Virginia Forest

    F-15 Reports Emergency, Crashes in Virginia Forest

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 1:55 PM EDT2014-08-27 17:55:53 GMT
    An F-15C fighter jet based at a National Guard facility in Massachusetts crashed Wednesday into a national forest in central Virginia after reporting an in-flight emergency and losing radio contact, officials said.The jet, from the 104th Fighter Wing of the Massachusetts Air National Guard, is a one-person craft and the status of the pilot was not immediately known, said Maj. Candice Ismirle, an Air Force spokesperson.The Pentagon indicated the jet was en route to Louisiana fro...More >>
    An F-15C fighter jet based at a National Guard facility in Massachusetts crashed Wednesday into a national forest in central Virginia after reporting an in-flight emergency and losing radio contact, officials said.The jet, from the 104th Fighter Wing of the Massachusetts Air National Guard, is a one-person craft and the status of the pilot was not immediately known, said Maj. Candice Ismirle, an Air Force spokesperson.The Pentagon indicated the jet was en route to Louisiana fro...More >>
  • Child Firing Uzi at Arizona Shooting Range Accidentally Kills Instructor, Police Say

    Child Firing Uzi at Arizona Shooting Range Accidentally Kills Instructor, Police Say

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:48 AM EDT2014-08-27 14:48:00 GMT
    A 9-year-old girl learning to fire a submachine gun accidentally killed her instructor at a shooting range when the weapon recoiled over her shoulder, according to Arizona authorities.The instructor, 39-year-old Charles Vacca, died at a hospital late Monday night after he was shot in the head.The Mohave County Sheriff's Office said the girl was with her parents. The website of Bullets and Burgers, the shooting range where the accident happened, says children between the ages of 8 and...More >>
    A 9-year-old girl learning to fire a submachine gun accidentally killed her instructor at a shooting range when the weapon recoiled over her shoulder, according to Arizona authorities.The instructor, 39-year-old Charles Vacca, died at a hospital late Monday night after he was shot in the head.The Mohave County Sheriff's Office said the girl was with her parents. The website of Bullets and Burgers, the shooting range where the accident happened, says children between the ages of 8 and...More >>
  • United Flight Diverts Over 'Knee Defender' Fight

    United Flight Diverts Over 'Knee Defender' Fight

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 1:45 PM EDT2014-08-26 17:45:53 GMT
    (USA Today) -- On Sunday, a fight between two passengers over personal space, a thrown cup of water and the use of a controversial plastic gadget that prevents airline seats from reclining caused United Airlines Flight 1462 from Newark, N.J., to Denver to divert to Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, the AP reports.During the flight, a man seated in the Economy Plus section, which offers four more inches of legroom than other coach seats, was reportedly using a $21.95 gadget called a Knee...More >>
    (USA Today) -- On Sunday, a fight between two passengers over personal space, a thrown cup of water and the use of a controversial plastic gadget that prevents airline seats from reclining caused United Airlines Flight 1462 from Newark, N.J., to Denver to divert to Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, the AP reports.During the flight, a man seated in the Economy Plus section, which offers four more inches of legroom than other coach seats, was reportedly using a $21.95 gadget called a Knee...More >>
  • American Douglas McAuthur McCain Dies Fighting for ISIS in Syria

    American Douglas McAuthur McCain Dies Fighting for ISIS in Syria

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 1:40 PM EDT2014-08-26 17:40:50 GMT
    The battle in itself seemed tragically normal. Two Syrian opposition groups fought and there were heavy casualties on both sides. Then victorious rebels rifled through the pockets of the dead. One contained about $800 in cash -- and an American passport.Douglas McAuthur McCain, of San Diego, California, was killed over the weekend fighting for the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), according to the Free Syrian Army. Photos of McCain's passport and of his body -- which fea...More >>
    The battle in itself seemed tragically normal. Two Syrian opposition groups fought and there were heavy casualties on both sides. Then victorious rebels rifled through the pockets of the dead. One contained about $800 in cash -- and an American passport.Douglas McAuthur McCain, of San Diego, California, was killed over the weekend fighting for the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), according to the Free Syrian Army. Photos of McCain's passport and of his body -- which fea...More >>
  • 'Breaking Bad,' 'Modern Family' Win Big at Emmy Awards

    'Breaking Bad,' 'Modern Family' Win Big at Emmy Awards

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:15 AM EDT2014-08-26 14:15:52 GMT
     Modern Family won its fifth consecutive Emmy Award for best comedy Monday night, and while Breaking Bad may be gone from our TV screens, it's still racking up honors.In addition to the show taking best drama, Bryan Cranston picked up his fourth lead-actor Emmy for playing teacher-turned-drug kingpin Walter White on Monday night, Aaron Paul garnered his third supporting-actor award, co-star Anna Gunn became a two-time winner, and the show was also honored with a writing award."T...More >>
     Modern Family won its fifth consecutive Emmy Award for best comedy Monday night, and while Breaking Bad may be gone from our TV screens, it's still racking up honors.In addition to the show taking best drama, Bryan Cranston picked up his fourth lead-actor Emmy for playing teacher-turned-drug kingpin Walter White on Monday night, Aaron Paul garnered his third supporting-actor award, co-star Anna Gunn became a two-time winner, and the show was also honored with a writing award."T...More >>
  • SUV runs over boy, but then ...

    SUV runs over boy, but then ...

    Monday, August 25 2014 4:13 PM EDT2014-08-25 20:13:57 GMT
    Surveillance video shows a boy being hit by an SUV in front of his home.More >>
    Surveillance video shows a boy being hit by an SUV in front of his home. More >>
  • British Intel ID Foley Killer as Former London Rapper

    British Intel ID Foley Killer as Former London Rapper

    Monday, August 25 2014 2:14 PM EDT2014-08-25 18:14:25 GMT
    Photo Courtesy USA TodayPhoto Courtesy USA Today
    British intelligence officials have identified a London rapper who traveled to Syria last year to fight with Islamist militants as the man who killed American journalist James Foley in a beheading video that surfaced last week, according to British news outlets.Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, 24, known as L Jinny or Lyricist Jinn in London, left a budding music career that included appearances on BBC Radio in 2012. He was identified through voice recognition technology and represents a...More >>
    British intelligence officials have identified a London rapper who traveled to Syria last year to fight with Islamist militants as the man who killed American journalist James Foley in a beheading video that surfaced last week, according to British news outlets.Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, 24, known as L Jinny or Lyricist Jinn in London, left a budding music career that included appearances on BBC Radio in 2012. He was identified through voice recognition technology and represents a...More >>
  • Watch Full Coverage: Big Names Gather for Michael Brown's Funeral

    Watch Full Coverage: Big Names Gather for Michael Brown's Funeral

    Monday, August 25 2014 10:43 AM EDT2014-08-25 14:43:27 GMT
    Well-known activists, politicians and celebrities were gathering Monday at a St. Louis church for the funeral of Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old shot dead by a police officer two weeks ago. The list of VIPs expected to attend the service includes director Spike Lee, rapper Snoop Dogg, music mogul Diddy, comedian Nick Cannon. The parents of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed teen fatally shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida in 2012, and relatives of Sean Bell, who wa...More >>
    Well-known activists, politicians and celebrities were gathering Monday at a St. Louis church for the funeral of Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old shot dead by a police officer two weeks ago. The list of VIPs expected to attend the service includes director Spike Lee, rapper Snoop Dogg, music mogul Diddy, comedian Nick Cannon. The parents of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed teen fatally shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida in 2012, and relatives of Sean Bell, who wa...More >>
  • DFW-San Diego Flight Diverted to Phoenix

    DFW-San Diego Flight Diverted to Phoenix

    Sunday, August 24 2014 6:04 PM EDT2014-08-24 22:04:31 GMT
    An American Airlines jet with 179 passengers and six crew members was headed to San Diego on Sunday when it made an unscheduled landing in Phoenix due to a "security issue."The airline said Flight 362, a Boeing 757, landed safely just before 2 p.m. CT."It diverted to Phoenix due to a security related issue, and the flight was met by authorities," said American spokeswoman Michelle Mohr.John Smedley, the president of Sony Online Entertainment, tweeted that his American Airlines fligh...More >>
    An American Airlines jet with 179 passengers and six crew members was headed to San Diego on Sunday when it made an unscheduled landing in Phoenix due to a "security issue."The airline said Flight 362, a Boeing 757, landed safely just before 2 p.m. CT."It diverted to Phoenix due to a security related issue, and the flight was met by authorities," said American spokeswoman Michelle Mohr.John Smedley, the president of Sony Online Entertainment, tweeted that his American Airlines fligh...More >>
  • White House Sending 3 Officials to Michael Brown's Funeral

    White House Sending 3 Officials to Michael Brown's Funeral

    Sunday, August 24 2014 4:52 PM EDT2014-08-24 20:52:08 GMT
     The White House is sending three officials to Michael Brown's funeral Monday, including one who attended high school with his mother.Brown,18, was fatally shot on August 9 by officer Darren Wilson while walking down the streets of Ferguson, Missouri.His death sparked days of violent protests in the St. Louis suburb. In the past three days, things have calmed down, and the town is slowly coming back to life.The officials attending the funeral are Broderick Johnson, who leads the White...More >>
     The White House is sending three officials to Michael Brown's funeral Monday, including one who attended high school with his mother.Brown,18, was fatally shot on August 9 by officer Darren Wilson while walking down the streets of Ferguson, Missouri.His death sparked days of violent protests in the St. Louis suburb. In the past three days, things have calmed down, and the town is slowly coming back to life.The officials attending the funeral are Broderick Johnson, who leads the White...More >>
  • American Held by al-Qaeda Group Freed in Syria

    American Held by al-Qaeda Group Freed in Syria

    Sunday, August 24 2014 3:06 PM EDT2014-08-24 19:06:02 GMT
    A U.S. journalist held captive for two years by an al-Qaeda group in Syria was released Sunday, according to a White House press release.More >>
    A U.S. journalist held captive for two years by an al-Qaeda group in Syria was released Sunday, according to a White House press release.More >>
  • Dozens Injured, 3 Critically, After Strong Earthquake in California

    Dozens Injured, 3 Critically, After Strong Earthquake in California

    Sunday, August 24 2014 1:54 PM EDT2014-08-24 17:54:32 GMT
    Photo Courtesy CNNPhoto Courtesy CNN
    A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck Northern California early Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. Eighty-seven patients have been treated or are being treated at Queen of the Valley Hospital following the early morning earthquake, according to the city of Napa. Three people were critically injured.One "young child" is in critical condition, Napa Division Fire Chief John Callanan said at a news conference. She was hurt when a fireplace collapsed and was flown out of Napa for treatm...More >>
    A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck Northern California early Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. Eighty-seven patients have been treated or are being treated at Queen of the Valley Hospital following the early morning earthquake, according to the city of Napa. Three people were critically injured.One "young child" is in critical condition, Napa Division Fire Chief John Callanan said at a news conference. She was hurt when a fireplace collapsed and was flown out of Napa for treatm...More >>
  • Texas Police Chief Gunned Down During Traffic Stop

    Texas Police Chief Gunned Down During Traffic Stop

    Sunday, August 24 2014 12:42 PM EDT2014-08-24 16:42:25 GMT
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    ELMENDORF, Texas -- Elmendorf chief of police Michael Pimentel died Saturday as a result of gunshot wounds he suffered in the far southeast part of Bexar County.A witness told KENS 5 she saw Pimentel go down in the middle of the street after being shot by a young resident of the small city. The woman, named Jennifer, said the pair got into some sort of altercation before three shots were fired.The officer, who was in his 60s, was eventually transported to University Hospital via Ai...More >>
    ELMENDORF, Texas -- Elmendorf chief of police Michael Pimentel died Saturday as a result of gunshot wounds he suffered in the far southeast part of Bexar County.A witness told KENS 5 she saw Pimentel go down in the middle of the street after being shot by a young resident of the small city. The woman, named Jennifer, said the pair got into some sort of altercation before three shots were fired.The officer, who was in his 60s, was eventually transported to University Hospital via Ai...More >>
  • Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake Hits Napa Valley Region

    Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake Hits Napa Valley Region

    Sunday, August 24 2014 11:23 AM EDT2014-08-24 15:23:16 GMT
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    A magnitude 6.0 earthquake rattled through Northern California early Sunday morning, the largest temblor to hit the Napa Valley area in nearly 25 years.More >>
    A magnitude 6.0 earthquake rattled through Northern California early Sunday morning, the largest temblor to hit the Napa Valley area in nearly 25 years.More >>
  • Obama Orders Review of Military Equipment Sales to Police

    Obama Orders Review of Military Equipment Sales to Police

    Saturday, August 23 2014 5:02 PM EDT2014-08-23 21:02:07 GMT
    President Barack Obama has ordered a review of programs allowing for state and local enforcement to buy military equipment, a senior administration official said Saturday.More >>
    President Barack Obama has ordered a review of programs allowing for state and local enforcement to buy military equipment, a senior administration official said Saturday.More >>
  • Mexico To Gov. Rick Perry: No Evidence Of Islamic Extremists

    Mexico To Gov. Rick Perry: No Evidence Of Islamic Extremists

    Saturday, August 23 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-08-23 20:09:11 GMT
    The Mexican Embassy in the U.S. put out a statement on Friday saying there was no evidence that Islamic extremists such as ISIS members had crossed into the U.S. from the Mexican border. The government said this was in response to Texas Gov. Rick Perry's statements on Thursday.Perry said there was obvious great concern that because of the condition of the border, "from the standpoint of it not being secure and us not knowing who is penetrating across, that individuals from ISIS ...More >>
    The Mexican Embassy in the U.S. put out a statement on Friday saying there was no evidence that Islamic extremists such as ISIS members had crossed into the U.S. from the Mexican border. The government said this was in response to Texas Gov. Rick Perry's statements on Thursday.Perry said there was obvious great concern that because of the condition of the border, "from the standpoint of it not being secure and us not knowing who is penetrating across, that individuals from ISIS ...More >>
  • One Dead After Plane Crash in Northwest Travis County

    One Dead After Plane Crash in Northwest Travis County

    Saturday, August 23 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-08-23 19:45:35 GMT
    According to Travis County Sheriff's Office, officials were called out to 2700 Singleton Bend Drive, between Lago Vista and Smithwick, for a brush fire at 9:30 a.m. Friday.More >>
    According to Travis County Sheriff's Office, officials were called out to 2700 Singleton Bend Drive, between Lago Vista and Smithwick, for a brush fire at 9:30 a.m. Friday.More >>
  • Lennon's Killer Denied Parole for 8th Time

    Lennon's Killer Denied Parole for 8th Time

    Saturday, August 23 2014 2:44 PM EDT2014-08-23 18:44:45 GMT
    Mark David Chapman/Photo Courtesy USA TodayMark David Chapman/Photo Courtesy USA Today
    ALBANY, N.Y. — Mark David Chapman, who gunned down Beatles legend John Lennon in 1980, was denied parole Friday for the eight time, the New York Department of Corrections announced."After a review of the record and interview, the panel has determined that if released at this time, there is a reasonable probability that you would not live and remain at liberty without again violating the law," the panel said in a report.Chapman fired five shots on Dec. 8, 1980, outside the Dakot...More >>
    ALBANY, N.Y. — Mark David Chapman, who gunned down Beatles legend John Lennon in 1980, was denied parole Friday for the eight time, the New York Department of Corrections announced."After a review of the record and interview, the panel has determined that if released at this time, there is a reasonable probability that you would not live and remain at liberty without again violating the law," the panel said in a report.Chapman fired five shots on Dec. 8, 1980, outside the Dakot...More >>
  • 'Underestimated' Ebola Outbreak Spreads

    'Underestimated' Ebola Outbreak Spreads

    Saturday, August 23 2014 1:21 PM EDT2014-08-23 17:21:40 GMT
    Ebola continues to spread in West Africa as Sierra Leone voted to pass a new amendment imposing jail time for anyone caught hiding an Ebola patient.With 142 new cases recorded, the total number is now 2,615 with 1,427 deaths, the World Health Organization said Friday. The group added that the magnitude of the Ebola outbreak has been "underestimated.""Many families hide infected loved ones in their homes," the organization wrote in an assessment. "Others deny that a patient has ...More >>
    Ebola continues to spread in West Africa as Sierra Leone voted to pass a new amendment imposing jail time for anyone caught hiding an Ebola patient.With 142 new cases recorded, the total number is now 2,615 with 1,427 deaths, the World Health Organization said Friday. The group added that the magnitude of the Ebola outbreak has been "underestimated.""Many families hide infected loved ones in their homes," the organization wrote in an assessment. "Others deny that a patient has ...More >>
  • Koala Saved in Dramatic Rescue from Tree

    Koala Saved in Dramatic Rescue from Tree

    Friday, August 22 2014 4:56 PM EDT2014-08-22 20:56:25 GMT
    (USA Today) -- A koala that was hit by a car was saved by a firefighter and wildlife rescuer in Australia after it was given mouth-to-mouth resuscitation Thursday, according to media reports.A video of the dramatic rescue shows firefighters dropping the koala from a tall tree where it had climbed to safety. The koala was unconscious.After performing CPR and giving the koala oxygen, it began to growl at the rescuers.The end of the video shows the koala alive and being held by the firefighters....More >>
    (USA Today) -- A koala that was hit by a car was saved by a firefighter and wildlife rescuer in Australia after it was given mouth-to-mouth resuscitation Thursday, according to media reports.A video of the dramatic rescue shows firefighters dropping the koala from a tall tree where it had climbed to safety. The koala was unconscious.After performing CPR and giving the koala oxygen, it began to growl at the rescuers.The end of the video shows the koala alive and being held by the firefighters....More >>
  • Manziel's Finger Costs Him $12,000

    Manziel's Finger Costs Him $12,000

    Friday, August 22 2014 2:31 PM EDT2014-08-22 18:31:09 GMT
    (USA Today) -- Johnny Manziel's parting gift for losing out on the Cleveland Browns' starting quarterback job? How about a $12,000 fine.That's how much the NFL fined Manziel for being caught making an obscene gesture toward the Washington Redskins sideline Monday night, a person with knowledge of the fine told USA TODAY Sports on Friday.The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the fine hadn't been announced.It was a rough night all around for Manziel, the much-hyped first-round draf...More >>
    (USA Today) -- Johnny Manziel's parting gift for losing out on the Cleveland Browns' starting quarterback job? How about a $12,000 fine.That's how much the NFL fined Manziel for being caught making an obscene gesture toward the Washington Redskins sideline Monday night, a person with knowledge of the fine told USA TODAY Sports on Friday.The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the fine hadn't been announced.It was a rough night all around for Manziel, the much-hyped first-round draf...More >>
  • Column Defending Cops in Ferguson Sparks Online Fury

    Column Defending Cops in Ferguson Sparks Online Fury

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:13 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:13:25 GMT
    In a single column, a veteran police officer has catapulted himself into the national debate over the death of unarmed teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri."I'm a cop. If you don't want to get hurt, don't challenge me," the Washington Post headline blares. The piece was written by Sunil Dutta, a 17-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department."Even though it might sound harsh and impolitic, here is the bottom line: if you don't want to get shot, tased, pepper-sprayed, struck...More >>
    In a single column, a veteran police officer has catapulted himself into the national debate over the death of unarmed teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri."I'm a cop. If you don't want to get hurt, don't challenge me," the Washington Post headline blares. The piece was written by Sunil Dutta, a 17-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department."Even though it might sound harsh and impolitic, here is the bottom line: if you don't want to get shot, tased, pepper-sprayed, struck...More >>
  • Kent State Center Jason Bitsko Passes Away at Age 21

    Kent State Center Jason Bitsko Passes Away at Age 21

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:24 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:24:21 GMT
     Kent State offensive lineman Jason Bitsko, 21, passed away on Wednesday. The cause of death is unknown after a roommate found him unresponsive.A release posted on the university's official athletics site states police believe an "undetermined medical issue" was a factor. It also included comments from both director of athletics Joel Nielsen and head football coach Paul Haynes."Kent State University and the entire Kent community mourns his passing," Nielsen said. "We are h...More >>
     Kent State offensive lineman Jason Bitsko, 21, passed away on Wednesday. The cause of death is unknown after a roommate found him unresponsive.A release posted on the university's official athletics site states police believe an "undetermined medical issue" was a factor. It also included comments from both director of athletics Joel Nielsen and head football coach Paul Haynes."Kent State University and the entire Kent community mourns his passing," Nielsen said. "We are h...More >>
  • Man Dies Trying to Stop Friend from Driving Drunk

    Man Dies Trying to Stop Friend from Driving Drunk

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:42 PM EDT2014-08-20 16:42:05 GMT
    Joseph Ianzano was worried about a friend — and it ended up costing the Florida 19-year-old his life. He'd driven some friends back to his place after a concert Saturday night, and he feared one of them was too drunk to drive himself home."He blocked the car with his car so that he couldn't get out," Ianzano's grandmother tells CBS Miami.But the driver, who she says is a close family friend, "got around the car and Joey ran after him and grabbed onto the spoiler trying to stop him ...More >>
    Joseph Ianzano was worried about a friend — and it ended up costing the Florida 19-year-old his life. He'd driven some friends back to his place after a concert Saturday night, and he feared one of them was too drunk to drive himself home."He blocked the car with his car so that he couldn't get out," Ianzano's grandmother tells CBS Miami.But the driver, who she says is a close family friend, "got around the car and Joey ran after him and grabbed onto the spoiler trying to stop him ...More >>
  • Brian Hoyer Beats Out Johnny Manziel as Cleveland Browns' Starting Quarterback

    Brian Hoyer Beats Out Johnny Manziel as Cleveland Browns' Starting Quarterback

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:28 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:28:01 GMT
    Johnny Manziel will have to wait to become the 21st starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns since 1999.The Browns announced Wednesday morning veteran Brian Hoyer will be the team's starting quarterback in the season opener Sept. 7 against Pittsburgh, at least temporarily ending the league's most interesting, if not ugly, quarterback battle."He was the clear leader from the beginning," Pettine said in a statement. "We've maintained all along that if it was close, I would p...More >>
    Johnny Manziel will have to wait to become the 21st starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns since 1999.The Browns announced Wednesday morning veteran Brian Hoyer will be the team's starting quarterback in the season opener Sept. 7 against Pittsburgh, at least temporarily ending the league's most interesting, if not ugly, quarterback battle."He was the clear leader from the beginning," Pettine said in a statement. "We've maintained all along that if it was close, I would p...More >>
  • 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
    Photo Courtesy CNNPhoto Courtesy CNN
    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 >>
  • 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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