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  • Could airlines create a class just for children?

    Could airlines create a class just for children?

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:37 PM EDT2014-07-28 16:37:57 GMT
    Imagine a segregated airline flight: one section for children and one section for adults only. This is the vision of entrepreneur Richard Branson, the president of Virgin Atlantic.
    Imagine a segregated airline flight: one section for children and one section for adults only. This is the vision of entrepreneur Richard Branson, the president of Virgin Atlantic.
  • Torre "mortified" for forgetting Steinbrenner in Hall of Fame speech

    Torre "mortified" for forgetting Steinbrenner in Hall of Fame speech

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:36 AM EDT2014-07-28 15:36:47 GMT
    Joe Torre, the managerial mastermind of the resurgence of the New York Yankees,was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame over the weekend. The skipper was soon taken to task for forgetting to thank his longtime boss, Yankees owner, George Steinbrenner. “As soon as I turned away from the podium, I remembered I forgot to thank George. I was mortified. I still feel bad about it," said Torre during Good Day New York.
    Joe Torre, the managerial mastermind of the resurgence of the New York Yankees,was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame over the weekend. The skipper was soon taken to task for forgetting to thank his longtime boss, Yankees owner, George Steinbrenner. “As soon as I turned away from the podium, I remembered I forgot to thank George. I was mortified. I still feel bad about it," said Torre during Good Day New York.
  • Sarah Palin launches online channel

    Sarah Palin launches online channel

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-07-28 15:12:24 GMT
    Sarah Palin has started her own subscription-based online network. The Sarah Palin Channel, which went live on Sunday, bills itself as a "direct connection" between the former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential candidate and her supporters, with "no need to please the powers-that-be," Palin says in a video mission statement on her channel's home page.
    Sarah Palin has started her own subscription-based online network. The Sarah Palin Channel, which went live on Sunday, bills itself as a "direct connection" between the former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential candidate and her supporters, with "no need to please the powers-that-be," Palin says in a video mission statement on her channel's home page.
  • Autopsy shows burglary suspect shot by 80-year-old homeowner wasn't pregnant despite plea

    Autopsy shows burglary suspect shot by 80-year-old homeowner wasn't pregnant despite plea

    Monday, July 28 2014 7:48 AM EDT2014-07-28 11:48:25 GMT
    An autopsy Friday found that a burglary suspect who was killed by an 80-year-old California homeowner was not pregnant, despite claiming to be before the fatal shots were fired.Long Beach resident Tom Greer said that the burglar had said she was pregnant and asked him not to fire, but he shot her twice in the back anyway. 
    An autopsy Friday found that a burglary suspect who was killed by an 80-year-old California homeowner was not pregnant, despite claiming to be before the fatal shots were fired.Long Beach resident Tom Greer said that the burglar had said she was pregnant and asked him not to fire, but he shot her twice in the back anyway. 
  • Fist bumps spread fewer bacteria than handshakes

    Rock beats paper: Study says fist bumps spread fewer bacteria than handshakes or high-fives

    Monday, July 28 2014 7:28 AM EDT2014-07-28 11:28:57 GMT

    When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps. A new study found that a quick fist bump spreads only one-twentieth the amount of bacteria that a handshake does. That's even better than a high-five, which passes along less than half the amount as a handshake.

    When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps. A new study found that a quick fist bump spreads only one-twentieth the amount of bacteria that a handshake does. That's even better than a high-five, which passes along less than half the amount as a handshake.

  • House of Representatives banned from editing Wikipedia

    House of Representatives banned from editing Wikipedia

    Monday, July 28 2014 7:07 AM EDT2014-07-28 11:07:03 GMT
    Wikipedia has imposed a 10-day ban on all edits made anonymously from the House of Representatives IP address, for making what Wikipedia has characterized as “disruptive edits,” Ars Technica reports. On the user talk page for the IP address, Wikipedia moderators explained that the cause for the ban came from abusive edits made to the Mediaite page after that website published an article on the @congressedits Twitter account that has been publicizing edits made from congressional IPs. 
    Wikipedia has imposed a 10-day ban on all edits made anonymously from the House of Representatives IP address, for making what Wikipedia has characterized as “disruptive edits,” Ars Technica reports. On the user talk page for the IP address, Wikipedia moderators explained that the cause for the ban came from abusive edits made to the Mediaite page after that website published an article on the @congressedits Twitter account that has been publicizing edits made from congressional IPs. 
  • Lawmakers push for anti-missile system to protect planes

    Lawmakers push for anti-missile system to protect planes

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:48 AM EDT2014-07-28 06:48:00 GMT
    The last two weeks have seen a passenger plane shot down over Ukraine and the grounding of US flights to Israel because of threats of rocket fire. Now Senator Chuck Schumer and Congressman Steve Israel say it's time to examine how to better protect American planes. 
    The last two weeks have seen a passenger plane shot down over Ukraine and the grounding of US flights to Israel because of threats of rocket fire. Now Senator Chuck Schumer and Congressman Steve Israel say it's time to examine how to better protect American planes. 
  • Driver plows through crowd at Comic Con

    Driver plows through crowd at Comic Con

    Monday, July 28 2014 1:09 AM EDT2014-07-28 05:09:59 GMT
    The world famous Comic Con wrapped up in San Diego on Sunday, but things turned terrifying Saturday night during an event known as the "Zombie Walk.” Police in San Diego say a 48-year old driver, who is hearing impaired, plowed through a group of participants at an intersection, hitting a 64-year-old woman, who fell under the vehicle and suffered a broken arm.
    The world famous Comic Con wrapped up in San Diego on Sunday, but things turned terrifying Saturday night during an event known as the "Zombie Walk.” Police in San Diego say a 48-year old driver, who is hearing impaired, plowed through a group of participants at an intersection, hitting a 64-year-old woman, who fell under the vehicle and suffered a broken arm.
  • New York Times says US government needs to legalize marijuana

    New York Times says US government needs to legalize marijuana

    Sunday, July 27 2014 7:38 PM EDT2014-07-27 23:38:50 GMT
    The New York Times wants the federal government to legalize marijuana. In an editorial published over the weekend, The Times compared the marijuana ban to the prohibition of alcohol in the 20s and 30s. They cited FBI figures showing there were more than 650,000 arrests for marijuana possession in 2012 alone. 
    The New York Times wants the federal government to legalize marijuana. In an editorial published over the weekend, The Times compared the marijuana ban to the prohibition of alcohol in the 20s and 30s. They cited FBI figures showing there were more than 650,000 arrests for marijuana possession in 2012 alone. 
  • Maryland casino to interview workers from closing Atlantic City casinos

    Md. casino eyes workers from closing Atlantic City casinos

    Friday, July 25 2014 4:32 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:32:23 GMT
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    A Maryland casino is looking to hire some of the soon-to-be-jobless Atlantic City casino workers. Maryland Live! is holding job fairs next week at the Sheraton hotel across from the Atlantic City Convention Center. The Hanover, Maryland casino held a similar recruitment effort in January when The Atlantic Club shut down.
    A Maryland casino is looking to hire some of the soon-to-be-jobless Atlantic City casino workers. Maryland Live! is holding job fairs next week at the Sheraton hotel across from the Atlantic City Convention Center. The Hanover, Maryland casino held a similar recruitment effort in January when The Atlantic Club shut down.
  • Ambassador Samantha Power

    Obama's United Nations envoy takes lead role in plane response

    Obama's United Nations envoy takes lead role in plane response

    Friday, July 25 2014 4:18 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:18:39 GMT
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    One day after a passenger jet was shot down, Samantha Power took her seat at the United Nations Security Council and angrily began building the Obama administration's case against separatists in eastern Ukraine and their Russian benefactors. Her remarks were both emotional and blistering, a combination that has become a trademark during her year as the American ambassador to the U.N.
    One day after a passenger jet was shot down, Samantha Power took her seat at the United Nations Security Council and angrily began building the Obama administration's case against separatists in eastern Ukraine and their Russian benefactors. Her remarks were both emotional and blistering, a combination that has become a trademark during her year as the American ambassador to the U.N.
  • Rare surgery saves a California newborn's life

    Rare surgery saves a California newborn's life

    Friday, July 25 2014 1:32 PM EDT2014-07-25 17:32:22 GMT
    It’s a miracle. Elizabeth Rodriguez-Garcia was six months pregnant in July 2013 when a routine ultrasound turned dark. The fetus had a large cyst on the lung. “It was compressing the normal lung,” said Dr. Karl Sylvester. Doctors say they weren’t sure if the fetus would survive, leaving the parents emotional. “At that very moment when they us that we just broke down in tears,” said Salvador Alvarez. 
    It’s a miracle. Elizabeth Rodriguez-Garcia was six months pregnant in July 2013 when a routine ultrasound turned dark. The fetus had a large cyst on the lung. “It was compressing the normal lung,” said Dr. Karl Sylvester. Doctors say they weren’t sure if the fetus would survive, leaving the parents emotional. “At that very moment when they us that we just broke down in tears,” said Salvador Alvarez. 
  • Texas family escaping burning home become trapped in backyard

    Texas family escaping burning home become trapped in backyard

    Friday, July 25 2014 1:15 PM EDT2014-07-25 17:15:45 GMT
    A Texas family escaping their burning home was trapped in the backyard. The family was asleep. “My friend came over and knocked on the window and we came out of the house,” said Andre Mudd.
    A Texas family escaping their burning home was trapped in the backyard. The family was asleep. “My friend came over and knocked on the window and we came out of the house,” said Andre Mudd.
  • Florida woman uses app to locate phone thief

    Florida woman uses app to locate phone thief

    Friday, July 25 2014 1:11 PM EDT2014-07-25 17:11:35 GMT
    Someone stole your phone and you’re trying to find it? There’s an app for that. A Florida woman’s phone was stolen when she left her car windows open on a visit to the doctor’s office. Cathy Carter came out of the doctor’s office and found her phone gone. Carter went home to locate her phone using Lookout, a mobile security app. She clicked find my phone and the app made an astonishing discovery.“They sent me an e-mail of her picture and an approximate vicinity she was in."
    Someone stole your phone and you’re trying to find it? There’s an app for that. A Florida woman’s phone was stolen when she left her car windows open on a visit to the doctor’s office. Cathy Carter came out of the doctor’s office and found her phone gone. Carter went home to locate her phone using Lookout, a mobile security app. She clicked find my phone and the app made an astonishing discovery.“They sent me an e-mail of her picture and an approximate vicinity she was in."
  • Samsung cell phone fire

    : Samsung cell phone fire

    Friday, July 25 2014 1:04 PM EDT2014-07-25 17:04:01 GMT
    A 13-year-old North Texas girl was awoken in the night by a smoldering cell phone on the other side of her pillow, but the cell phone manufacturer says she did something they warn users about.
    A 13-year-old North Texas girl was awoken in the night by a smoldering cell phone on the other side of her pillow, but the cell phone manufacturer says she did something they warn users about.
  • Mom brings kids on a burglary

    Mom brings kids on a burglary

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:52 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:52:00 GMT

    Police say Tanya Fawcett, 35, broke into a home on Monday night. But Fawcett brought her three children along for the ride.

    Police say Tanya Fawcett, 35, broke into a home on Monday night. But Fawcett brought her three children along for the ride.

  • Pope Francis to visit United States

    Pope Francis to visit United States

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:12:19 GMT
    Pope Francis is reportedly set to visit the United States in 2015 but it is unclear if he will make a stop in New York City.   Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput says Pope Francis has accepted his invitation to visit the U.S.
    Pope Francis is reportedly set to visit the United States in 2015 but it is unclear if he will make a stop in New York City.   Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput says Pope Francis has accepted his invitation to visit the U.S.
  • Man, 80, says he shot burglar after pregnancy plea

    Man, 80, says he shot burglar after pregnancy plea

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:44 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:44:12 GMT
    An 80-year-old man who came home to find two burglars said he shot and killed one of them despite her pleas that she was pregnant, but it's the woman's alleged accomplice who has been arrested on suspicion of murder, police said.
    An 80-year-old man who came home to find two burglars said he shot and killed one of them despite her pleas that she was pregnant, but it's the woman's alleged accomplice who has been arrested on suspicion of murder, police said.
  • Mystery dolls creep out neighborhood

    Mystery dolls creep out neighborhood

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:47 AM EDT2014-07-25 10:47:19 GMT
    They sent a creepy feeling through several Southern California families, but authorities say the person who left porcelain dolls on doorsteps didn't mean any harm.  The Orange County Sheriff's Department said Thursday that someone had left the dolls wearing nightgowns and lace dresses at as many as eight homes in a San Clemente neighborhood this week.
    They sent a creepy feeling through several Southern California families, but authorities say the person who left porcelain dolls on doorsteps didn't mean any harm.  The Orange County Sheriff's Department said Thursday that someone had left the dolls wearing nightgowns and lace dresses at as many as eight homes in a San Clemente neighborhood this week.
  • Dunkin' Donuts cashiers will try to 'upsell' you in the afternoon

    Dunkin' Donuts cashiers will try to 'upsell' you in the afternoon

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:54 AM EDT2014-07-25 09:54:31 GMT
    If an iced coffee from Dunkin' Donuts is part of your afternoon routine, expect a nudge to buy a cookie or doughnut you didn't plan on. Dunkin' Brands CEO Nigel Travis said in a phone interview Thursday that the company is pushing to get its cashiers to "upsell" to afternoon customers. It's part of an effort to increase sales after stores have emptied out after the morning rush.
    If an iced coffee from Dunkin' Donuts is part of your afternoon routine, expect a nudge to buy a cookie or doughnut you didn't plan on. Dunkin' Brands CEO Nigel Travis said in a phone interview Thursday that the company is pushing to get its cashiers to "upsell" to afternoon customers. It's part of an effort to increase sales after stores have emptied out after the morning rush.
  • Tornado kills N.J. couple in Va. campground

    Tornado kills N.J. couple in Va. campground

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:47 AM EDT2014-07-25 09:47:53 GMT
    A New Jersey couple was killed after a tornado caused a tree to fall on their tent at a popular campground, according to Virginia State Police. Lord Balatbat and Lolabeth Ortega, of Jersey City, were killed Thursday morning as a fierce storm ripped through the campground, police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said.
    A New Jersey couple was killed after a tornado caused a tree to fall on their tent at a popular campground, according to Virginia State Police. Lord Balatbat and Lolabeth Ortega, of Jersey City, were killed Thursday morning as a fierce storm ripped through the campground, police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said.
  • Dad’s invention fills and ties water balloons in seconds

    Dad’s invention fills and ties water balloons in seconds

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:38 AM EDT2014-07-25 09:38:27 GMT
    One creative dad has come up with a quick and easy solution for a summer staple – the water balloon fight.
    One creative dad has come up with a quick and easy solution for a summer staple – the water balloon fight.
  • Americans shop local and organic for health and ethics

    Americans shop local and organic for health and ethics

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:13 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:13:49 GMT
    Five years ago, Sonia Zutic made a life-changing decision: she decided to eat with a conscience. Sonia is among a growing number of adults who swear by food that's strictly organic and free of additives and preservatives. Many have decided that ethical eating is no longer a trendy fad, but is a blueprint to life.
    Five years ago, Sonia Zutic made a life-changing decision: she decided to eat with a conscience. Sonia is among a growing number of adults who swear by food that's strictly organic and free of additives and preservatives. Many have decided that ethical eating is no longer a trendy fad, but is a blueprint to life.
  • More than 10 million people gained coverage under Affordable Care Act

    More than 10 million people gained coverage under Affordable Care Act

    A new study estimates that more than 10 million uninsured Americans gained health coverage over the past year due to the Affordable Care Act.
    A new study estimates that more than 10 million uninsured Americans gained health coverage over the past year due to the Affordable Care Act.
  • Cooler inventor raises $7 million in two weeks

    Cooler inventor raises $7 million in two weeks

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:24 AM EDT2014-07-24 15:24:47 GMT

    What is being described as the coolest cooler of the 21st century is getting a lot of backers via Kickstarter.  Ryan Grepper, an inventor from Portland, Oregon, says he was tired of regular coolers.

    What is being described as the coolest cooler of the 21st century is getting a lot of backers via Kickstarter.  Ryan Grepper, an inventor from Portland, Oregon, says he was tired of regular coolers.

  • Naked thieves steal burgers

    Naked thieves steal burgers

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:38 AM EDT2014-07-24 12:38:40 GMT
    A southwest Florida waitress has dubbed the trio of naked hamburger thieves who broke into an eatery "dumb, dumber and dumbest."  Waitress Nancy Sansevieri was still laughing after police released surveillance photos showing the college-aged men - two naked and one clad in underwear - stealing 60 hamburgers from Doc's Beach House.
    A southwest Florida waitress has dubbed the trio of naked hamburger thieves who broke into an eatery "dumb, dumber and dumbest."  Waitress Nancy Sansevieri was still laughing after police released surveillance photos showing the college-aged men - two naked and one clad in underwear - stealing 60 hamburgers from Doc's Beach House.
  • Survey: teenagers' PED use is up

    Survey: teenagers' PED use is up

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:34:07 GMT
    Type "human growth hormone" into Google and you'll find pills, powders, and injections. Easy access is one reason more teenagers are experimenting with the performance-enhancing drug. The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids surveyed close to 4,000 students from 9th to 12th grade and their answers are alarming. The study claims the number of teenagers using HGH, or human growth hormone, has doubled in the last year, creating a lot of concern in the medical community.
    Type "human growth hormone" into Google and you'll find pills, powders, and injections. Easy access is one reason more teenagers are experimenting with the performance-enhancing drug. The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids surveyed close to 4,000 students from 9th to 12th grade and their answers are alarming. The study claims the number of teenagers using HGH, or human growth hormone, has doubled in the last year, creating a lot of concern in the medical community.
  • Man says he was ordered off plane because of tweet

    Man says he was ordered off plane because of tweet

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:03 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:03:51 GMT
    The lesson might be:  watch what you tweet while boarding a plane.  A Minnesota man who had boarded a Southwest Airlines flight claims he was asked to get off the plane because of a tweet.
    The lesson might be:  watch what you tweet while boarding a plane.  A Minnesota man who had boarded a Southwest Airlines flight claims he was asked to get off the plane because of a tweet.
  • Miracle cat survives wildfire

    Miracle cat survives wildfire

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 2:56 PM EDT2014-07-23 18:56:49 GMT
    A wildfire left a cat burned and abandoned. Heidi Brown was looking through the debris and noticed something moving. “Out of the corner of my eye I saw some movement and we realized it was a cat,” said Brown.
    A wildfire left a cat burned and abandoned. Heidi Brown was looking through the debris and noticed something moving. “Out of the corner of my eye I saw some movement and we realized it was a cat,” said Brown.
  • Shark bites 8-year-old boy

    Shark bites 8-year-old boy

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 2:39 PM EDT2014-07-23 18:39:31 GMT
    He was just playing in the surf in Indiana, said Aadyn Crick, 8, when he felt a pressure on his right knee. “My eyes opened, and then a second later, I started screaming because it hurt so much,” said Crick. Emergency personnel said a shark bit his leg, slicing it wide open with a six to seven inch long laceration.
    He was just playing in the surf in Indiana, said Aadyn Crick, 8, when he felt a pressure on his right knee. “My eyes opened, and then a second later, I started screaming because it hurt so much,” said Crick. Emergency personnel said a shark bit his leg, slicing it wide open with a six to seven inch long laceration.
  • Man arrested for leaving mother in hot car

    Man arrested for leaving mother in hot car

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 2:32 PM EDT2014-07-23 18:32:57 GMT
    A man is accused of leaving his 98-year-old wheelchair-bounded mother in a hot car outside of a Maryland casino for hours while he gambled.
    A man is accused of leaving his 98-year-old wheelchair-bounded mother in a hot car outside of a Maryland casino for hours while he gambled.
  • Boy dies 3 times following car accident

    Boy dies 3 times following car accident

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:39 AM EDT2014-07-23 14:39:38 GMT
    Landon Whitley lost his father in a car accident, but he, too, was pronounced dead at the scene. He says he went to heaven -- and returned three times.
    Landon Whitley lost his father in a car accident, but he, too, was pronounced dead at the scene. He says he went to heaven -- and returned three times.
  • Pat Schroeder: Clinton would face 'subdued sexism'

    Pat Schroeder: Clinton would face 'subdued sexism'

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:53 AM EDT2014-07-23 12:53:00 GMT
    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in Belgium, December 5, 2012. (State Department photo)U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in Belgium, December 5, 2012. (State Department photo)
    Former House Democrat Pat Schroeder predicts that Hillary Clinton would face "a lot of sexism" if she decides to run for president in 2016.Schroeder served in the House from 1973 to 1997 as the first woman elected to Congress from Colorado.
    Former House Democrat Pat Schroeder predicts that Hillary Clinton would face "a lot of sexism" if she decides to run for president in 2016.Schroeder served in the House from 1973 to 1997 as the first woman elected to Congress from Colorado.
  • Shelter dog goes through unbelievable transformation

    Shelter dog goes through unbelievable transformation

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:06 AM EDT2014-07-23 12:06:42 GMT
    The Trio Animal Foundation in Chicago has been busy with their fair share of animal abuse cases. Recently, workers say they retrieved a terribly matted and urine soaked dog from an open access shelter. According to the workers, the dog’s fur was so terribly groomed; they were unsure which side was the face at first.
    The Trio Animal Foundation in Chicago has been busy with their fair share of animal abuse cases. Recently, workers say they retrieved a terribly matted and urine soaked dog from an open access shelter. According to the workers, the dog’s fur was so terribly groomed; they were unsure which side was the face at first.
  • Agents get subsidized 'Obamacare' using fake IDs

    Agents get subsidized 'Obamacare' using fake IDs

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:01 AM EDT2014-07-23 12:01:09 GMT
    Undercover investigators using fake identities were able to secure taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law. The weak link in the system seemed to be call centers that handled applications for thousands of consumers unable to get through online.
    Undercover investigators using fake identities were able to secure taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law. The weak link in the system seemed to be call centers that handled applications for thousands of consumers unable to get through online.
  • CDC: insufficient sleep is an epidemic

    CDC: insufficient sleep is an epidemic

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:48 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:48:31 GMT
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says insufficient sleep is a public epidemic. Roughly 20 percent of Americans may suffer from excessive sleepiness. Dr. David Rapapport, the director of NYU's Sleep Medicine Program, says sleep deprivation carries a steep price when it comes to our brain function, our waist lines and so much more.
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says insufficient sleep is a public epidemic. Roughly 20 percent of Americans may suffer from excessive sleepiness. Dr. David Rapapport, the director of NYU's Sleep Medicine Program, says sleep deprivation carries a steep price when it comes to our brain function, our waist lines and so much more.
  • Affordable Care Act

    Federal courts issue contradictory rulings on Obamacare subsidies

    Federal courts issue contradictory rulings on Obamacare subsidies

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-07-22 18:30:22 GMT
    President Barack Obama's health care law is enmeshed in another big legal battle after two federal appeals courts issued contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday. A divided court panel in Washington called into question the subsidies that help millions of low- and middle-income people pay their premiums, saying financial aid can be paid only in states that have set up their own insurance markets, or exchanges.
    President Barack Obama's health care law is enmeshed in another big legal battle after two federal appeals courts issued contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday. A divided court panel in Washington called into question the subsidies that help millions of low- and middle-income people pay their premiums, saying financial aid can be paid only in states that have set up their own insurance markets, or exchanges.
  • Fast and slow lanes on sidewalk tested

    Fast and slow lanes on sidewalk tested

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:54 AM EDT2014-07-22 12:54:26 GMT
    Pedestrians walking along sidewalk in the nation's capital found themselves with a choice.  "No cellphones," said lettering on one side of the sidewalk.  "Cellphones," the other lane said.   "Walk at your own risk."  The walkway warnings, which ran about a block on Washington's 18th Street, weren't the work of city officials. Instead, they were put there by the brains behind a National Geographic.
    Pedestrians walking along sidewalk in the nation's capital found themselves with a choice.  "No cellphones," said lettering on one side of the sidewalk.  "Cellphones," the other lane said.   "Walk at your own risk."  The walkway warnings, which ran about a block on Washington's 18th Street, weren't the work of city officials. Instead, they were put there by the brains behind a National Geographic.
  • Wawona Packing Company

    Fruit recall 2014

    Fruit recall 2014

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:51 AM EDT2014-07-22 12:51:58 GMT
    Fruit packaged by the Wawona Packing Company out of Cutler, California and sold at stores across the country is being voluntarily recalled. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says there is a possibility the recalled products may be contaminated with listeria. No illnesses have been linked to the recall. Certain lots of peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots sold at Trader Joe's, Costco, Sam's Club and Fresh Direct could be contaminated with the dangerous food-borne pathogen.
    Fruit packaged by the Wawona Packing Company out of Cutler, California and sold at stores across the country is being voluntarily recalled. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says there is a possibility the recalled products may be contaminated with listeria. No illnesses have been linked to the recall. Certain lots of peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots sold at Trader Joe's, Costco, Sam's Club and Fresh Direct could be contaminated with the dangerous food-borne pathogen.
  • Poll: It doesn't take money to be stylish

    Poll: It doesn't take money to be stylish

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-07-22 10:53:49 GMT
    A new Marist College poll finds most Americans say it doesn't take a lot of money to be stylish. The nationwide poll by the Hudson Valley college found 86 percent of respondents said it was possible to be stylish on a limited budget. The other 14 percent agreed with the statement that it's only possible to have good style with a lot of money. The poll also found that 68 percent of Americans think we focus too much on fashion.
    A new Marist College poll finds most Americans say it doesn't take a lot of money to be stylish. The nationwide poll by the Hudson Valley college found 86 percent of respondents said it was possible to be stylish on a limited budget. The other 14 percent agreed with the statement that it's only possible to have good style with a lot of money. The poll also found that 68 percent of Americans think we focus too much on fashion.

  • The present and the future of news and journalism

    The present and the future of news and journalism

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:23 PM EDT2014-07-22 02:23:11 GMT
    News isn't breaking -- it's already broken apart into something completely different than it once was. And all you need are these two reliable sources to verify that fact: the millennial generation and one a few before it.It's unclear what's scarier: how much news has changed or that someone knows Joel Waldman and not Murrow, Cronkite or Brokaw. Either way, with the emergence of everything from Twitter and Facebook and alternative news websites from Mashable to Gawker.
    News isn't breaking -- it's already broken apart into something completely different than it once was. And all you need are these two reliable sources to verify that fact: the millennial generation and one a few before it.It's unclear what's scarier: how much news has changed or that someone knows Joel Waldman and not Murrow, Cronkite or Brokaw. Either way, with the emergence of everything from Twitter and Facebook and alternative news websites from Mashable to Gawker.
  • Beach fashion

    Long-sleeved swimsuit is latest beach and pool fashion trend

    Long-sleeved swimsuit is latest beach and pool fashion trend

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:13 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:13:49 GMT
    You have lots of ways to look stylish on the beach, from a bikini to a tankini to a one piece. But the newest trend is long-sleeved swimsuits -- modesty takes precedence over a golden glow. The new beachwear is turning up on sites like ASOS and on luxury sites like Neiman Marcus. There are one piece versions and crop top versions.One of the pioneers of the trend is Dallas-based clothing company Cover.
    You have lots of ways to look stylish on the beach, from a bikini to a tankini to a one piece. But the newest trend is long-sleeved swimsuits -- modesty takes precedence over a golden glow. The new beachwear is turning up on sites like ASOS and on luxury sites like Neiman Marcus. There are one piece versions and crop top versions.One of the pioneers of the trend is Dallas-based clothing company Cover.
  • Staff Sgt. Ryan M. Pitts

    Army veteran receives Medal of Honor for bloody Afghanistan battle

    Army veteran receives Medal of Honor for bloody Afghanistan battle

    Monday, July 21 2014 4:17 PM EDT2014-07-21 20:17:48 GMT
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    President Barack Obama bestowed the Medal of Honor Monday on a former Army staff sergeant who fought off enemy fighters during one of the bloodiest battles of the Afghanistan war. Ryan M. Pitts is the ninth living recipient of the nation's highest decoration for battlefield valor for actions in Iraq and Afghanistan.
    President Barack Obama bestowed the Medal of Honor Monday on a former Army staff sergeant who fought off enemy fighters during one of the bloodiest battles of the Afghanistan war. Ryan M. Pitts is the ninth living recipient of the nation's highest decoration for battlefield valor for actions in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • Former cop seeks kidney donor

    Former cop seeks kidney donor

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:53 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:53:01 GMT
    A family from Greensboro, Ga is reaching out to the community to help find a kidney donor. Former police officer Raleigh Callaway, 49, needs a kidney as he battles diabetes, hypertension and chronic disease.
    A family from Greensboro, Ga is reaching out to the community to help find a kidney donor. Former police officer Raleigh Callaway, 49, needs a kidney as he battles diabetes, hypertension and chronic disease.
  • Cleaning crew mistakes body for mannequin

    Cleaning crew mistakes body for mannequin

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:26 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:26:09 GMT
    Two men cleaning out a vacant house mistook a dead body for a mannequin before they threw it out, investigators say.
    Two men cleaning out a vacant house mistook a dead body for a mannequin before they threw it out, investigators say.
  • Friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect convicted

    Friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect convicted

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:53 PM EDT2014-07-21 17:53:24 GMT
    A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been convicted of impeding the investigation into the attack. Azamat Tazhayakov was found guilty Monday of obstruction of justice and conspiracy. Prosecutors say he agreed with a friend who removed Tsarnaev's backpack from his dorm room several days after the 2013 bombing. The backpack contained altered fireworks.
    A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been convicted of impeding the investigation into the attack. Azamat Tazhayakov was found guilty Monday of obstruction of justice and conspiracy. Prosecutors say he agreed with a friend who removed Tsarnaev's backpack from his dorm room several days after the 2013 bombing. The backpack contained altered fireworks.
  • Multi-billion dollar verdict in tobacco lawsuit

    Multi-billion dollar verdict in tobacco lawsuit

    Monday, July 21 2014 9:34 AM EDT2014-07-21 13:34:19 GMT
    A Florida jury has slammed a tobacco company with $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer in 1996. The case is one of thousands filed in Florida after the state Supreme Court in 2006 tossed out a $145 billion class action verdict. 
    A Florida jury has slammed a tobacco company with $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer in 1996. The case is one of thousands filed in Florida after the state Supreme Court in 2006 tossed out a $145 billion class action verdict. 
  • Charlie Hunnam talks about leaving 'Fifty Shades'

    Charlie Hunnam talks about leaving 'Fifty Shades'

    Monday, July 21 2014 7:12 AM EDT2014-07-21 11:12:49 GMT
    The first trailer for the "Fifty Shades of Grey" movie will be out this week and the original Christian Grey says he can't wait to see the finished product.
    The first trailer for the "Fifty Shades of Grey" movie will be released this week and the original Christian Grey, Charlie Hunnam, says he can't wait for the finished product.
  • Dog attacks, kills 7-month-old baby in Ohio

    Dog attacks, kills 7-month-old baby in Ohio

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:10 AM EDT2014-07-21 10:10:38 GMT
    Police in Dayton say a dog has attacked and killed a 7-month-old boy.
    Police in Dayton say a dog has attacked and killed a 7-month-old boy.
  • 5 injured in hot air balloon crash

    5 injured in hot air balloon crash

    Sunday, July 20 2014 10:23 PM EDT2014-07-21 02:23:19 GMT
    Five people were hurt after a hot air balloon crashed in a neighborhood in Massachusetts over the weekend. A witness took a cell phone video of the crash.Other witnesses say the balloon was attempting a landing in a residential area in Clinton when it hit power lines, causing an explosion. The five people on board survived, but suffered some bad burns.
    Five people were hurt after a hot air balloon crashed in a neighborhood in Massachusetts over the weekend. A witness took a cell phone video of the crash.Other witnesses say the balloon was attempting a landing in a residential area in Clinton when it hit power lines, causing an explosion. The five people on board survived, but suffered some bad burns.
  • 'One Giant Leap' Apollo 11's historic trip to the moon marks its 45th anniversary

    'One Giant Leap' Apollo 11's historic trip to the moon marks its 45th anniversary

    Sunday, July 20 2014 7:08 PM EDT2014-07-20 23:08:12 GMT
    The year was 1969. The turbulent time in America saw troops fighting in Vietnam, and a nation dealing with the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, killed in 1963, and Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr., both murdered in 1968. Then came that one small step. Forty-five years ago, 500 million people around the world witnessed American astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and Michael Collins as they embarked on the Apollo 11 mission to the moon.
    The year was 1969. The turbulent time in America saw troops fighting in Vietnam, and a nation dealing with the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, killed in 1963, and Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr., both murdered in 1968. Then came that one small step. Forty-five years ago, 500 million people around the world witnessed American astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and Michael Collins as they embarked on the Apollo 11 mission to the moon.
  • Astronauts set for undersea mission

    Astronauts set for undersea mission

    Friday, July 18 2014 9:29 PM EDT2014-07-19 01:29:30 GMT
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    Four astronauts are set to go on a special mission in the opposite direction of outer space. They will be living 62 feet below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean in an underwater laboratory. The project, called NEEMO 18, will "test technologies and training techniques for use aboard the International Space Station and long-duration exploration missions," according to NASA. The project starts Monday, July 21, and lasts nine days.
    Four astronauts are set to go on a special mission in the opposite direction of outer space. They will be living 62 feet below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean in an underwater laboratory. The project, called NEEMO 18, will "test technologies and training techniques for use aboard the International Space Station and long-duration exploration missions," according to NASA. The project starts Monday, July 21, and lasts nine days.
  • Sex assault suspect beaten by young victim's father

    Sex assault suspect beaten by young victim's father

    Friday, July 18 2014 3:11 PM EDT2014-07-18 19:11:52 GMT
    A Florida man who told police he walked in on a man sexually abusing his child administered some swift justice on the attacker.  Police found Raymond Frolander laying motionless on the floor with several knots on his face and bleeding from the mouth.
    A Florida man who told police he walked in on a man sexually abusing his child administered some swift justice on the attacker.  Police found Raymond Frolander laying motionless on the floor with several knots on his face and bleeding from the mouth.
  • First cases of chikungunya mosquito virus reported in US

    First cases of chikungunya mosquito virus reported in US

    Friday, July 18 2014 1:09 PM EDT2014-07-18 17:09:40 GMT
    Health officials are reporting that for the first time, U.S. mosquitoes are spreading a virus that has been tearing through the Caribbean.  Two people in Florida have domestically acquired chikungunya infections, officials said.
    Health officials are reporting that for the first time, U.S. mosquitoes are spreading a virus that has been tearing through the Caribbean.  Two people in Florida have domestically acquired chikungunya infections, officials said.
  • 2 armed men rob passengers on Chicago train

    2 armed men rob passengers on Chicago train

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:58 PM EDT2014-07-18 16:58:21 GMT
    Chicago police are looking for two men who they say robbed multiple passengers at gunpoint on a Chicago Transit Authority train.
    Chicago police are looking for two men who they say robbed multiple passengers at gunpoint on a Chicago Transit Authority train.
  • Dog saves deaf boy's life in fire

    Dog saves deaf boy's life in fire

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-07-18 16:21:18 GMT
    Rita Reith says Nick Lamb was home alone and sleeping without his hearing aids when the fire began Wednesday.
    Rita Reith says Nick Lamb was home alone and sleeping without his hearing aids when the fire began Wednesday.
  • Mosquito trap causes bomb scare at power plant

    Mosquito trap causes bomb scare at power plant

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:07 PM EDT2014-07-18 16:07:32 GMT
    A suspicious device at a southwest Wyoming power plant turned out not to be a bomb, but it might have hurt a mosquito or two.  Security guards spotted the object at the Jim Bridger Power Plant with wires connected to a small battery.  A bomb squad was called out to the coal-fired power plant.
    A suspicious device at a southwest Wyoming power plant turned out not to be a bomb, but it might have hurt a mosquito or two.  Security guards spotted the object at the Jim Bridger Power Plant with wires connected to a small battery.  A bomb squad was called out to the coal-fired power plant.
  • Starbucks employee warned to remove tattoo

    Starbucks employee warned to remove tattoo

    Friday, July 18 2014 7:42 AM EDT2014-07-18 11:42:43 GMT
    A barista at a Starbucks in Michigan has been told by her employer to remove the heart-shaped tattoo on her hand or resign. Kayla, 27, who only gave her first name, told a media outlet in Michigan that she's had the tattoo for five years and even had it when she was hired. The coffee company says she has 30 days to remove the ink or leave, for good. The tattoo, located above her thumb, is no bigger than a penny.
    A barista at a Starbucks in Michigan has been told by her employer to remove the heart-shaped tattoo on her hand or resign. Kayla, 27, who only gave her first name, told a media outlet in Michigan that she's had the tattoo for five years and even had it when she was hired. The coffee company says she has 30 days to remove the ink or leave, for good. The tattoo, located above her thumb, is no bigger than a penny.
  • Record number of Americans living with 2 generations or more

    Record number of Americans living with 2 generations or more

    Thursday, July 17 2014 11:07 PM EDT2014-07-18 03:07:28 GMT
    A record number of Americans are now living with two or more generations of their family in the same house. A study by the pew research center says 57,000,000 Americans live in multi-generational homes. That's 18 percent of the population.
    A record number of Americans are now living with two or more generations of their family in the same house. A study by the pew research center says 57,000,000 Americans live in multi-generational homes. That's 18 percent of the population.
  • Microsoft to cut 18,000 jobs

    Microsoft to cut 18,000 jobs

    Thursday, July 17 2014 5:46 PM EDT2014-07-17 21:46:00 GMT
    In a letter to employees early Thursday, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said the tech giant will slash its workforce by as many as 18,000 jobs over the course of the next year, with the first round of 13,000 cuts coming within the next six months.
    In a letter to employees early Thursday, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said the tech giant will slash its workforce by as many as 18,000 jobs over the course of the next year, with the first round of 13,000 cuts coming within the next six months.
  • Three young cancer patients in viral photo project in remission

    Three young cancer patients in viral photo project in remission

    Thursday, July 17 2014 4:47 PM EDT2014-07-17 20:47:38 GMT
    Earlier this year we showed you a photo of three little girls that inspired people across the country.
    Earlier this year we showed you a photo of three little girls that inspired people across the country.
  • Measles alert issued after softball tournament

    Measles alert issued after softball tournament

    Thursday, July 17 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-07-17 17:25:58 GMT
    Texas health officials say more than 30 people who traveled to a softball tournament in Kansas over the Fourth of July weekend may have been exposed to the measles virus.
    Texas health officials say more than 30 people who traveled to a softball tournament in Kansas over the Fourth of July weekend may have been exposed to the measles virus.
  • Teen claims Instagram removed photo due to her size

    Teen claims Instagram removed photo due to her size

    Thursday, July 17 2014 12:55 PM EDT2014-07-17 16:55:57 GMT
    An Ohio teenager whose Instagram photo was removed following user complaints wants to change the way social media considers body image.  Samm Newman, a 19-year-old student, said her Instagram account was removed after she posted an image of herself wearing a white bra and boy shorts — far more clothing than some celebrities and other, thinner users get away with, she said.
    An Ohio teenager whose Instagram photo was removed following user complaints wants to change the way social media considers body image.  Samm Newman, a 19-year-old student, said her Instagram account was removed after she posted an image of herself wearing a white bra and boy shorts — far more clothing than some celebrities and other, thinner users get away with, she said.
  • Police: Arrested man ordered 5 pizzas to station

    Police: Arrested man ordered 5 pizzas to station

    Thursday, July 17 2014 11:05 AM EDT2014-07-17 15:05:48 GMT
    Police in southern Kentucky say they got a surprise delivery after charging a man with shoplifting — five pizzas showed up at the station.Officers say 29-year-old Michael Harp asked to make a call on his cellphone Tuesday afternoon while being booked.
    Police in southern Kentucky say they got a surprise delivery after charging a man with shoplifting — five pizzas showed up at the station.Officers say 29-year-old Michael Harp asked to make a call on his cellphone Tuesday afternoon while being booked.
  • SC man charged with hugging child to death

    SC man charged with hugging child to death

    Thursday, July 17 2014 10:39 AM EDT2014-07-17 14:39:31 GMT
    A 26-year-old man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter more than a year after he hugged a 14-month-old child so tightly that the boy stopped breathing and died, Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said.
    A 26-year-old man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter more than a year after he hugged a 14-month-old child so tightly that the boy stopped breathing and died, Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said.
  • Former Coast Guard chief to be Arctic diplomat

    Former Coast Guard chief to be Arctic diplomat

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-07-16 22:31:32 GMT
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    A retired Coast Guard admiral was named Wednesday as the first U.S. special representative for Arctic issues, overseeing American policy in the icy region that is becoming a global focus for economic opportunities and security concerns. In a statement, Secretary of State John Kerry said retired Adm. Robert J. Papp has broad foreign policy experience and a "passion" for the Arctic that makes him the ideal diplomat to advance U.S. inte...
    A retired Coast Guard admiral was named Wednesday as the first U.S. special representative for Arctic issues, overseeing American policy in the icy region that is becoming a global focus for economic opportunities and security concerns. In a statement, Secretary of State John Kerry said retired Adm. Robert J. Papp has broad foreign policy experience and a "passion" for the Arctic that makes him the ideal diplomat to advance U.S. inte...
  • Meet the Gerber Baby, 87 years later

    Meet the Gerber Baby, 87 years later

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 1:07 PM EDT2014-07-16 17:07:12 GMT
    The most famous face in baby food, the Gerber Baby, is now 87 years old -- and still smiling. She lives right here in Tampa and now had great-grandchildren of her own.
    The most famous face in baby food, the Gerber Baby, is now 87 years old -- and still smiling. She lives right here in Tampa and now had great-grandchildren of her own.
  • 3-year-old saves man from hot car

    3-year-old saves man from hot car

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 12:59 PM EDT2014-07-16 16:59:59 GMT
    There’s no age requirement to become a hero.  Thanks to a 3-year old, a Knoxville, Tenn. man lived to see another day after he was trapped in a hot car.
    There’s no age requirement to become a hero.  Thanks to a 3-year old, a Knoxville, Tenn. man lived to see another day after he was trapped in a hot car.
  • Art graduate's body found in duffel bag

    Art graduate's body found in duffel bag in Philly

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 6:57 AM EDT2014-07-16 10:57:46 GMT
    Philadelphia police say a woman found dead inside a duffel bag was a recent art school graduate looking for a place to live.
    Philadelphia police say a woman found dead inside a duffel bag was a recent art school graduate looking for a place to live.
  • Heartbroken father asks Reddit users to design photos of daughter

    Heartbroken father asks Reddit users to design photos of daughter

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 4:48 PM EDT2014-07-15 20:48:39 GMT
    A devastated father turned to social media when his daughter passed away to help him grieve.
    A devastated father turned to social media when his daughter passed away to help him grieve.
  • Woman's mugshot goes viral

    Woman's mugshot goes viral

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-07-15 20:39:18 GMT
    An Ohio woman's mugshot is making the rounds after she was arrested for refusing to leave a motel room over the weekend--- and it's not hard to see why.
    An Ohio woman's mugshot is making the rounds after she was arrested for refusing to leave a motel room over the weekend--- and it's not hard to see why.
  • Aggressive Comcast customer service call

    Aggressive Comcast customer service call

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-07-15 20:33:13 GMT
    It seems like Comcast really didn’t want to cancel this husband and wife’s subscription. AOL tech journalist Ryan Block was switching from Comcast to Astound and his wife, Veronica Belmont, called Comcast to break the news. According to Block’s recording of the conversation, Comcast wasn’t going to take the cancellation. The customer representative for Comcast would not stop repeating his questions to the point where Belmont became upset and gave Block the phone, according to Block's note.
    It seems like Comcast really didn’t want to cancel this husband and wife’s subscription. AOL tech journalist Ryan Block was switching from Comcast to Astound and his wife, Veronica Belmont, called Comcast to break the news. According to Block’s recording of the conversation, Comcast wasn’t going to take the cancellation. The customer representative for Comcast would not stop repeating his questions to the point where Belmont became upset and gave Block the phone, according to Block's note.
  • Runner says he was hit by lightning in 100-mile race

    Runner says he was hit by lightning in 100-mile race

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 3:15 PM EDT2014-07-15 19:15:31 GMT
    Canadian ultrarunner Adam Campbell said that he was over halfway through Colorado's Hardrock 100 endurance race when he and his pacer were knocked to the ground by an indirect lightning strike on one of the state's tallest mountains. Still, he said he kept running and finished the 100-mile race up and down 13 mountain passes in third place.
    Canadian ultrarunner Adam Campbell said that he was over halfway through Colorado's Hardrock 100 endurance race when he and his pacer were knocked to the ground by an indirect lightning strike on one of the state's tallest mountains. Still, he said he kept running and finished the 100-mile race up and down 13 mountain passes in third place.
  • MTV show features teens losing virginity

    MTV show features teens losing virginity

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-07-15 17:26:58 GMT
    With shows like “16 and Pregnant” and “The Real World,” MTV has become known for pushing the reality TV boundaries when it comes to shows that feature people talking openly about their sex lives. But their newest series, “Virgin Territory,” is taking things to an even more intimate level.The show follows 15 young adults, all between the ages of 18 to 23, who, for various reasons, are still virgins. During the course of the series, at least some of those featured will lose their virginity.“Som...
    With shows like “16 and Pregnant” and “The Real World,” MTV has become known for pushing the reality TV boundaries when it comes to shows that feature people talking openly about their sex lives. But their newest series, “Virgin Territory,” is taking things to an even more intimate level.The show follows 15 young adults, all between the ages of 18 to 23, who, for various reasons, are still virgins. During the course of the series, at least some of those featured will lose their virginity.“Som...
  • Viral videos warn of leaving children in hot cars

    Viral videos warn of leaving children in hot cars

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 12:38 PM EDT2014-07-15 16:38:50 GMT
    The death of a 22-month-old boy left for eight hours in an overheated car in Georgia has prompted a string of videos warning parents not to leave children in vehicles. A You Tube video by a father of three from North Carolina shows the man dripping in sweat inside a car with the windows rolled up. In another viral video, a police officer in Louisiana sits in his overheated vehicle warning parents of the danger.
    The death of a 22-month-old boy left for eight hours in an overheated car in Georgia has prompted a string of videos warning parents not to leave children in vehicles. A You Tube video by a father of three from North Carolina shows the man dripping in sweat inside a car with the windows rolled up. In another viral video, a police officer in Louisiana sits in his overheated vehicle warning parents of the danger.
  • Apple facing production problems with iPhone 6

    Apple facing production problems with iPhone 6

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 9:50 AM EDT2014-07-15 13:50:57 GMT
    There could be a delay in the launch of the larger version of the highly anticipated iPhone 6. A manufacturing problem related to the touch screen and casing of Apple's next mobile device could be mean it doesn't go on sale until 2015. The smaller version, 4.7-inch model is  expected to launch on time in the fall. Apple has a history of unveiling its new iPhones in September.
    There could be a delay in the launch of the larger version of the highly anticipated iPhone 6. A manufacturing problem related to the touch screen and casing of Apple's next mobile device could be mean it doesn't go on sale until 2015. The smaller version, 4.7-inch model is  expected to launch on time in the fall. Apple has a history of unveiling its new iPhones in September.
  • Study: Stress eating linked to weight gain

    Study: Stress eating linked to weight gain

    Monday, July 14 2014 8:39 PM EDT2014-07-15 00:39:24 GMT
    Stress eating tends to be associated with reaching for high-fat comfort foods that everybody knows are unhealthy. But it's not just the calories consumed during stress eating that negatively impact one's weight--stress itself could be throwing off metabolism, too, according to FoxNews.com.
    Stress eating tends to be associated with reaching for high-fat comfort foods that everybody knows are unhealthy. But it's not just the calories consumed during stress eating that negatively impact one's weight--stress itself could be throwing off metabolism, too, according to FoxNews.com.
  • Inventor pushes solar panels for roads, highways

    Inventor pushes solar panels for roads, highways

    Monday, July 14 2014 11:49 AM EDT2014-07-14 15:49:38 GMT
    The solar panels that Idaho inventor Scott Brusaw has built aren't meant for rooftops. They are meant for roads, driveways, parking lots, bike trails and, eventually, highways.
    The solar panels that Idaho inventor Scott Brusaw has built aren't meant for rooftops. They are meant for roads, driveways, parking lots, bike trails and, eventually, highways.
  • Front yard piano concert by Minneapolis 8-year-old seen by thousands

    Front yard piano concert by Minneapolis 8-year-old seen by thousands

    Monday, July 14 2014 9:43 AM EDT2014-07-14 13:43:48 GMT
    A stranger trying to help a little boy have a special day made a mini-superstar after 8-year-old Dylan Spoering advertised he would give a free piano concert using a simple sign in his front yard. On the front porch of the blue house on the corner, something big happened.
    A stranger trying to help a little boy have a special day made a mini-superstar after 8-year-old Dylan Spoering advertised he would give a free piano concert using a simple sign in his front yard. On the front porch of the blue house on the corner, something big happened.
  • Deadly dangers of powdered caffeine overdose

    Deadly dangers of powdered caffeine overdose

    Thursday, July 10 2014 11:12 PM EDT2014-07-11 03:12:23 GMT
    Caffeine powder is being snorted like cocaine with deadly consequences. At least one teenager has overdosed and died on the stimulant. People are mixing it with alcohol to get drunk faster and stay drunk longer. It gives you energy, can help you lose weight, and even make your alcohol buzz last longer but it is totally unregulated. Some people think snorting caffeine powder through a $100 bill like cocaine is a big joke.
    Caffeine powder is being snorted like cocaine with deadly consequences. At least one teenager has overdosed and died on the stimulant. People are mixing it with alcohol to get drunk faster and stay drunk longer. It gives you energy, can help you lose weight, and even make your alcohol buzz last longer but it is totally unregulated. Some people think snorting caffeine powder through a $100 bill like cocaine is a big joke.
  • Hurricane Arthur threatens July 4 holiday plans

    Hurricane Arthur threatens July 4 holiday plans

    Thursday, July 3 2014 8:45 AM EDT2014-07-03 12:45:29 GMT
    The tropical storm that formed off central Florida earlier this week became a hurricane early Thursday morning. Hurricane Arthur is not expected to make landfall in the U.S. Officials are warning beach goers across the region to beware of the dangers of rip currents, never swim when lifeguards are off duty and obey warning flags that are posted.
    The tropical storm that formed off central Florida earlier this week became a hurricane early Thursday morning. Hurricane Arthur is not expected to make landfall in the U.S. Officials are warning beach goers across the region to beware of the dangers of rip currents, never swim when lifeguards are off duty and obey warning flags that are posted.
  • The Big Idea

    Can you fight a hurricane?

    Can you fight a hurricane?

    Monday, June 23 2014 10:24 PM EDT2014-06-24 02:24:11 GMT
    Superstorm Sandy turned this region upside down, destroying homes, obliterating businesses, ruining coastlines, and uprooting lives. Like so many, I watched as Sandy reduced our beach-side towns to rubble. In the two years that have passed, the focus has been on rebuilding getting people back on their feet. But what if you could fight Mother Nature?Hurricanes are fueled by the heat and energy in warm ocean water.
    Superstorm Sandy turned this region upside down, destroying homes, obliterating businesses, ruining coastlines, and uprooting lives. Like so many, I watched as Sandy reduced our beach-side towns to rubble. In the two years that have passed, the focus has been on rebuilding getting people back on their feet. But what if you could fight Mother Nature?Hurricanes are fueled by the heat and energy in warm ocean water.
  • What is poutine?

    What is poutine?

    Tuesday, May 27 2014 10:44 PM EDT2014-05-28 02:44:54 GMT
    French fries covered in gravy and cheese: delicious or gross? It's called "poutine," which is huge in Canada. Pommes Frites manager Aaron Serano says poutine is popular on Canadian Day. To make classic poutine, Aaron takes French fries and then covers those taters with brown gravy and -- in case one's arteries thought they might escape this experience to order a second helping -- cheese curds.
    French fries covered in gravy and cheese: delicious or gross? It's called "poutine," which is huge in Canada. Pommes Frites manager Aaron Serano says poutine is popular on Canadian Day. To make classic poutine, Aaron takes French fries and then covers those taters with brown gravy and -- in case one's arteries thought they might escape this experience to order a second helping -- cheese curds.
  • The Big Idea

    3D printing revolutionizing medicine and more

    3D printing revolutionizing medicine and more

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 10:46 AM EDT2014-05-20 14:46:59 GMT
    Imagine it. Design it. Hold it in your hands. Technology first introduced in the 1980s is now open to a whole new market with 3D printers regularly available for less than $2,000. It's creating a wave of innovation and new competition among entrepreneurs like Jerry Castanos. He just opened 3D Heights, a full-service printing lab in Washington Heights. Among his top clients are med students at nearby Columbia University.
    Imagine it. Design it. Hold it in your hands. Technology first introduced in the 1980s is now open to a whole new market with 3D printers regularly available for less than $2,000. It's creating a wave of innovation and new competition among entrepreneurs like Jerry Castanos. He just opened 3D Heights, a full-service printing lab in Washington Heights. Among his top clients are med students at nearby Columbia University.
  • Many Iraq-Afghanistan war vets struggle to find enough food

    Many Iraq-Afghanistan war vets struggle to find enough food

    One-quarter of U.S. veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have trouble getting enough access to enough food, according to new research.
    One-quarter of U.S. veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have trouble getting enough access to enough food, according to new research.
  • Stillbirths higher after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita

    Stillbirths higher after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita

    The risk of stillbirth among pregnant women greatly increased following hurricanes Katrina and Rita, a new study shows.
    The risk of stillbirth among pregnant women greatly increased following hurricanes Katrina and Rita, a new study shows.
  • SocialRadar for Google Glass shows you feeds of people near you

    SocialRadar for Google Glass shows you feeds of people near you

    Thursday, May 1 2014 7:01 PM EDT2014-05-01 23:01:10 GMT
    The Terminator was way ahead of the time back in the 1990s. The robot could see a person's life story flash before his eyes. Now we can do that, too, with SocialRadar paired with Google Glass. "When you walk into room, or go to an event, or attend conference, if you look at your smart phone or now with Google Glass projected right in front of you, we'll tell you there's 10 people here that you know," says Michael Chasen, the founder and CEO of SocialRadar.
    The Terminator was way ahead of the time back in the 1990s. The robot could see a person's life story flash before his eyes. Now we can do that, too, with SocialRadar paired with Google Glass. "When you walk into room, or go to an event, or attend conference, if you look at your smart phone or now with Google Glass projected right in front of you, we'll tell you there's 10 people here that you know," says Michael Chasen, the founder and CEO of SocialRadar.
  • Boston police detonate 2 backpacks left at marathon finish line

    Boston police detonate 2 backpacks left at marathon finish line

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-04-16 10:53:05 GMT
    Police in Boston arrested a man in connection with two unattended backpacks found at the Boston Marathon finish line on Tuesday. Police spokesman Dave Estrada says the backpacks were discovered at about 7 p.m., a year after two bombs in backpacks exploded at the end of the marathon and killed three people. Both backpacks were detonated after being inspected by a robot sent in by the Boston PD bomb squad. 
    Police in Boston arrested a man in connection with two unattended backpacks found at the Boston Marathon finish line on Tuesday. Police spokesman Dave Estrada says the backpacks were discovered at about 7 p.m., a year after two bombs in backpacks exploded at the end of the marathon and killed three people. Both backpacks were detonated after being inspected by a robot sent in by the Boston PD bomb squad. 
  • US Airways retweets pornographic picture

    US Airways retweets pornographic picture

    Monday, April 14 2014 4:37 PM EDT2014-04-14 20:37:13 GMT
    People who visited the US Airways Twitter account on Monday were subjected to a very graphic image of a nude woman on her back with a toy airplane inserted into her vagina.  The tweet was reportedly in the airlines Twitter feed for about an hour.
    People who visited the US Airways Twitter account on Monday were subjected to a very graphic image of a nude woman on her back with a toy airplane inserted into her vagina.  The tweet was reportedly in the airlines Twitter feed for about an hour.
  • Will Amazon Fresh take on Fresh Direct and Peapod?

    Will Amazon Fresh take on Fresh Direct and Peapod?

    Monday, April 7 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-04-08 02:32:56 GMT
    Fresh Direct has been around for years. You grocery shop online, and the company delivers to your door. Well now other companies are cashing in on the convenience.Amazon hopes a gadget called the Dash will bring in more cash. It looks like a remote control. While you're at home you can either scan the barcode of the grocery items you need or you can speak in to it. Items are added to your Amazon Fresh account for delivery.Currently, the Dash is only available in Los Angeles, San Francisco and...
    Fresh Direct has been around for years. You grocery shop online, and the company delivers to your door. Well now other companies are cashing in on the convenience.Amazon hopes a gadget called the Dash will bring in more cash. It looks like a remote control. While you're at home you can either scan the barcode of the grocery items you need or you can speak in to it. Items are added to your Amazon Fresh account for delivery.Currently, the Dash is only available in Los Angeles, San Francisco and...
  • Technology security and safety flaws

    Technology security and safety flaws

    Friday, April 4 2014 10:05 PM EDT2014-04-05 02:05:58 GMT
    When the iPhone, Xbox and PlayStation came out, there were some glitches -- annoying, but not unsafe. Now, however, we're learning of high-tech security and safety flaws in those products and others. A major security flaw was discovered recently in the iOS7 and iOS7.1 systems, making it impossible to recover stolen iPhone.
    When the iPhone, Xbox and PlayStation came out, there were some glitches -- annoying, but not unsafe. Now, however, we're learning of high-tech security and safety flaws in those products and others. A major security flaw was discovered recently in the iOS7 and iOS7.1 systems, making it impossible to recover stolen iPhone.
  • Affordable Care Act

    Do you qualify for an exemption from the Obamacare penalty?

    Do you qualify for an exemption from the Obamacare penalty?

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 8:30 PM EDT2014-04-02 00:30:45 GMT
    The open enrollment deadline to sign up for a health insurance plan compliant with the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. "Obamacare") through the federal or state marketplaces has passed. More than 7 million American residents have signed up, according to the Obama administration. Individuals and families who don't have health insurance plans that qualify as minimum essential coverage face a penalty.
    The open enrollment deadline to sign up for a health insurance plan compliant with the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. "Obamacare") through the federal or state marketplaces has passed. More than 7 million American residents have signed up, according to the Obama administration. Individuals and families who don't have health insurance plans that qualify as minimum essential coverage face a penalty.
  • Lucky Virginia couple wins lottery three times in a month

    Lucky Virginia couple wins lottery three times in a month

    Sunday, March 30 2014 4:02 PM EDT2014-03-30 20:02:18 GMT
    A Virginia couple who has won the lottery three times in the last month want to see how long their run of luck will last.“We’re not finished yet,” Calvin Spencer told lottery officials as he picked up his latest prize: $681,000 in a lump sum payment won from a scratch-off ticket. Calvin Spencer and his wife Zatera, of Portsmouth, also have won $1 million from a Powerball drawing and $50,000 after purchasing 10 winning tickets in the March 26 Pick 4 drawing.
    A Virginia couple who has won the lottery three times in the last month want to see how long their run of luck will last.“We’re not finished yet,” Calvin Spencer told lottery officials as he picked up his latest prize: $681,000 in a lump sum payment won from a scratch-off ticket. Calvin Spencer and his wife Zatera, of Portsmouth, also have won $1 million from a Powerball drawing and $50,000 after purchasing 10 winning tickets in the March 26 Pick 4 drawing.
  • Investigation continues as tributes to 2 deceased Boston firefighters pour in

    Investigation continues as tributes to 2 deceased Boston firefighters pour in

    An investigation continued Thursday at the scene of a 9-alarm fire that killed two Boston firefighters.
    An investigation continued Thursday at the scene of a 9-alarm fire that killed two Boston firefighters.
  • CIA director denies agency spied on Congress

    CIA director denies agency spied on Congress

    Tuesday, March 11 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-03-11 20:50:52 GMT
    U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Democrat of California and chair of the Intelligence Committee, accused the Central Intelligence Agency of improperly monitoring computers used by congressional staffers who were reviewing CIA documents as part of their probe of Bush-era interrogation techniques. CIA Director John Brennan directly rebutted Feinstein's charges.
    U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Democrat of California and chair of the Intelligence Committee, accused the Central Intelligence Agency of improperly monitoring computers used by congressional staffers who were reviewing CIA documents as part of their probe of Bush-era interrogation techniques. CIA Director John Brennan directly rebutted Feinstein's charges.
  • U.S. could face shortage of cancer doctors

    U.S. could face shortage of cancer doctors

    People fighting cancer might have to wait longer to see a cancer specialist in the coming decades, as demand for treatment outpaces the number of oncologists entering the workforce, a new report released Tuesday...
    People fighting cancer might have to wait longer to see a cancer specialist in the coming decades, as demand for treatment outpaces the number of oncologists entering the workforce, a new report released Tuesday warns.
  • Barbie celebrates 55th birthday

    Barbie celebrates 55th birthday

    Sunday, March 9 2014 7:15 PM EDT2014-03-09 23:15:12 GMT
    She certainly doesn't look it. The iconic American doll celebrated her 55th birthday. The beloved doll debuted at the "New York Toy Fair" in 1959. And in that time she's made her mark in more than 140 countries.
    She certainly doesn't look it. The iconic American doll celebrated her 55th birthday. The beloved doll debuted at the "New York Toy Fair" in 1959. And in that time she's made her mark in more than 140 countries.
  • Are surprise weddings the new thing?

    Are surprise weddings the new thing?

    Wednesday, March 5 2014 10:45 PM EST2014-03-06 03:45:21 GMT
    Gaby and Alec Brownstein were going to elope. They planned a party to celebrate beforehand but when the guests arrived, Alec announced that they were getting married that very night. It was a complete surprise. They hadn't told anyone in advance except their wedding planner. Surprise weddings might be the next trend.
    Gaby and Alec Brownstein were going to elope. They planned a party to celebrate beforehand but when the guests arrived, Alec announced that they were getting married that very night. It was a complete surprise. They hadn't told anyone in advance except their wedding planner. Surprise weddings might be the next trend.
  • The Big Idea

    The rapid progress of artificial intelligence

    The rapid progress of artificial intelligence

    Friday, February 28 2014 1:45 PM EST2014-02-28 18:45:49 GMT
    Meet the humanoid robot called Robothespian. He is designed to interact with people even through Skype. Created by England-based Engineered Arts, the Robothespian runs on algorithms and codes, or a form of artificial intelligence. Nicole Carey says he recognizes people, and sees your emotional state and more. Humanoid robots are the type of thing that are just the warm-up act for what is coming next in the world of A.I.
    Meet the humanoid robot called Robothespian. He is designed to interact with people even through Skype. Created by England-based Engineered Arts, the Robothespian runs on algorithms and codes, or a form of artificial intelligence. Nicole Carey says he recognizes people, and sees your emotional state and more. Humanoid robots are the type of thing that are just the warm-up act for what is coming next in the world of A.I.
  • Powerball Jackpot is $400 million and growing

    Powerball Jackpot is $400 million and growing

    Sunday, February 16 2014 10:58 PM EST2014-02-17 03:58:29 GMT
    The Powerball Jackpot is growing! Since there was no winner in Saturday’s drawing, the next jackpot will be worth at least $400 million dollars and it may grow higher!
    The Powerball Jackpot is growing! Since there was no winner in Saturday’s drawing, the next jackpot will be worth at least $400 million dollars and it may grow higher!
  • Pressure for U.S. to adopt chip-and-PIN credit cards

    Pressure for U.S. to adopt chip-and-PIN credit cards

    Monday, February 10 2014 10:33 PM EST2014-02-11 03:33:18 GMT
    Just before the holidays, retail giant Target became one itself for hackers, who successfully stole millions of customers' personal credit card numbers. Just weeks later, there is a renewed call by both security experts and customers for new, safer ways to pay for merchandise with something known as chip-and-PIN, or smart, cards.
    Just before the holidays, retail giant Target became one itself for hackers, who successfully stole millions of customers' personal credit card numbers. Just weeks later, there is a renewed call by both security experts and customers for new, safer ways to pay for merchandise with something known as chip-and-PIN, or smart, cards.
  • Weather models: European vs. American

    Weather models: European vs. American

    Tuesday, February 4 2014 6:41 PM EST2014-02-04 23:41:09 GMT
    In the last few years, weather eyes in the United States have been paying close attention to our counterparts across the pond. Computer generated weather models are what meteorologists use to forecast future events. Recently, a lot of attention has been drawn to the European forecasting model because it has been more accurate than the American model in projecting the path of storms in the United States.
    In the last few years, weather eyes in the United States have been paying close attention to our counterparts across the pond. Computer generated weather models are what meteorologists use to forecast future events. Recently, a lot of attention has been drawn to the European forecasting model because it has been more accurate than the American model in projecting the path of storms in the United States.
  • Mobile coupon apps

    Mobile coupon apps

    Monday, February 3 2014 10:19 PM EST2014-02-04 03:19:57 GMT
    Shoppers save billions every year by using coupons. And some get such a thrill from the savings, there's even a reality show all about it. But while everyone loves a deal, many of us can't be bothered with the actual clipping and carrying to the the store. That's why mobile coupon apps are growing in popularity.We Skyped with Noah Godfey, the founder of one of the newest coupon apps: Checkout 51.Each week the free app lists offers for 15 to 30 products from national brands. This week, Frosted...
    Shoppers save billions every year by using coupons. And some get such a thrill from the savings, there's even a reality show all about it. But while everyone loves a deal, many of us can't be bothered with the actual clipping and carrying to the the store. That's why mobile coupon apps are growing in popularity.We Skyped with Noah Godfey, the founder of one of the newest coupon apps: Checkout 51.Each week the free app lists offers for 15 to 30 products from national brands. This week, Frosted...
  • Dead girl's letter to herself goes viral

    Dead girl's letter to herself goes viral

    Wednesday, January 29 2014 3:09 PM EST2014-01-29 20:09:53 GMT
    How a Tennessee family dealt with the grief over their 12-year-old daughter's death lead to an outpouring of support from around the world.
    How a Tennessee family dealt with the grief over their 12-year-old daughter's death lead to an outpouring of support from around the world.  Taylor Scout Smith died from pneumonia. Along with her parents, she left behind an older brother.  They went through boxes in her bedroom. Among her personal items were letters she'd written to people but hadn't given them out yet.  One of those letters was to an older Taylor.
  • American football's growing international appeal

    American football's growing international appeal

    Wednesday, January 29 2014 1:55 PM EST2014-01-29 18:55:57 GMT
    Times Square draws people from around the world like one guy from Norway, who said that people back home do watch the Super Bowl. A couple from London had another way of describing the spectacle that is the Super Bowl: "razzmatazz" and "brilliant." As the game descends on New York and New Jersey, so, too, will a global media. More than 5,000 press credentials have been issued, including a record number for international media.
    Times Square draws people from around the world like one guy from Norway, who said that people back home do watch the Super Bowl. A couple from London had another way of describing the spectacle that is the Super Bowl: "razzmatazz" and "brilliant." As the game descends on New York and New Jersey, so, too, will a global media. More than 5,000 press credentials have been issued, including a record number for international media.
  • US Olympic fundraising mittens made in China

    US Olympic fundraising mittens made in China

    Friday, January 24 2014 8:40 AM EST2014-01-24 13:40:19 GMT
    The outside of the mittens say "Go USA." The insides say "Made in China."Less than two years after being criticized for having the U.S. Olympic team's uniforms made in China, the U.S. Olympic Committee has another wardrobe malfunction on its hands.The red-white-and-blue mittens it's selling to raise funds for winter athletes were produced in China.
    The outside of the mittens say "Go USA." The insides say "Made in China."Less than two years after being criticized for having the U.S. Olympic team's uniforms made in China, the U.S. Olympic Committee has another wardrobe malfunction on its hands.The red-white-and-blue mittens it's selling to raise funds for winter athletes were produced in China.
  • Madden, 'Partridge Family' agent, dies in Fla.

    Madden, 'Partridge Family' agent, dies in Fla.

    Friday, January 17 2014 8:11 AM EST2014-01-17 13:11:14 GMT
    Comic actor Dave Madden, who played the child-hating agent on the hit 1970s sitcom "The Partridge Family," died in Florida on Thursday at age 82. Madden died at a hospice center near his home in the Jacksonville area, his niece Mary Frances Miller said.
    Comic actor Dave Madden, who played the child-hating agent on the hit 1970s sitcom "The Partridge Family," died in Florida on Thursday at age 82. Madden died at a hospice center near his home in the Jacksonville area, his niece Mary Frances Miller said.
  • Brawls over Air Jordans

    Brawls over Air Jordans

    Tuesday, December 24 2013 7:01 AM EST2013-12-24 12:01:13 GMT
    The release of the latest Nike Air Jordan sneaker brought out throngs of crowds across the country and several brawls broke out, too.  Video making the rounds online taken at a shoe store in Stockton, California, shows various fist fights erupting, apparently over the Gamma Blue 11s. Tempers wore thin after some shoppers waited hours for a chance to buy a pair. The sneakers went on sale on Friday night.
    The release of the latest Nike Air Jordan sneaker brought out throngs of crowds across the country and several brawls broke out, too.  Video making the rounds online taken at a shoe store in Stockton, California, shows various fist fights erupting, apparently over the Gamma Blue 11s. Tempers wore thin after some shoppers waited hours for a chance to buy a pair. The sneakers went on sale on Friday night.
  • Obamacare may make finding treatment harder for mentally ill

    Obamacare may make finding treatment harder for mentally ill

    Sunday, December 22 2013 7:40 AM EST2013-12-22 12:40:57 GMT
    As President Obama continues to take criticism on health care reform, more worrisome stories about Obamacare continue to emerge across the country.  
    As President Obama continues to take criticism on health care reform, more worrisome stories about Obamacare continue to emerge across the country.  
  • Teens who 'sext' don't dwell on consequences

    Teens who 'sext' don't dwell on consequences

    "Sexting" -- sending out sexually explicit text messages or photos by cellphone -- is fairly common among teens.
    "Sexting" -- sending out sexually explicit text messages or photos by cellphone -- is fairly common among teens.
  • Almost 15 percent of Americans still uninsured

    Almost 15 percent of Americans still uninsured

    As the final phase of the Affordable Care Act, sometimes called "Obamacare," begins, a new report shows that more than 45 million Americans still don't have health insurance.
    As the final phase of the Affordable Care Act, sometimes called "Obamacare," begins, a new report shows that more than 45 million Americans still don't have health insurance.
  • Does your cat even care about you?

    Does your cat even care about you?

    Tuesday, December 17 2013 10:27 PM EST2013-12-18 03:27:07 GMT
    For all you cat lovers out there, brace yourselves. It's a dog-eat-dog world, and an English college professor is about to break some bad news. We won't say your cat hates you. It is worse. Professor Daniel Mills, in his yet to be published study, says your cat doesn't really care about you at all.
    For all you cat lovers out there, brace yourselves. It's a dog-eat-dog world, and an English college professor is about to break some bad news. We won't say your cat hates you. It is worse. Professor Daniel Mills, in his yet to be published study, says your cat doesn't really care about you at all.
  • Md. woman displays holiday spirit with 277 Christmas trees inside her home

    Md. woman displays holiday spirit with 277 Christmas trees inside her home

    Monday, December 16 2013 8:09 PM EST2013-12-17 01:09:07 GMT
    She doesn't sell tickets. In fact, hardly anyone even knows it's there. But a Maryland woman is putting on quite a holiday show and it's all inside her house. You might say Renetta Zanco's love of Christmas has snowballed. She has a lot of Christmas trees. 277 trees to be exact.
    She doesn't sell tickets. In fact, hardly anyone even knows it's there. But a Maryland woman is putting on quite a holiday show and it's all inside her house. You might say Renetta Zanco's love of Christmas has snowballed. She has a lot of Christmas trees. 277 trees to be exact.
  • Most Americans don't deal with end-of-life issues

    Most Americans don't deal with end-of-life issues

    Most Americans do not deal with end-of-life issues and wishes, a new study indicates.
    Most Americans do not deal with end-of-life issues and wishes, a new study indicates.
  • Group: TV rating system doesn't protect kids from violence

    Group: TV rating system doesn't protect kids from violence

    Monday, December 9 2013 10:52 PM EST2013-12-10 03:52:59 GMT
    A new study has revealed that violent shows on the broadcast networks carry milder parental cautions than those on cable shows. A watchdog group called Parents Television Council says the TV rating system is failing. The group recently found scenes of stabbings, shootings, rape and decapitation on broadcast channels, but instead of having the stronger rating of TV-MA the violent content had a TV-14 rating.
    A new study has revealed that violent shows on the broadcast networks carry milder parental cautions than those on cable shows. A watchdog group called Parents Television Council says the TV rating system is failing. The group recently found scenes of stabbings, shootings, rape and decapitation on broadcast channels, but instead of having the stronger rating of TV-MA the violent content had a TV-14 rating.
  • Healthcare.gov still has major problems after relaunch

    Healthcare.gov still has major problems after relaunch

    Saturday, December 7 2013 3:30 PM EST2013-12-07 20:30:27 GMT
    Just a week after the Obama-care website relaunched, there are still major problems and glitches. 
    Just a week after the Obama-care website relaunched, there are still major problems and glitches. 
  • Architects rule 1 World Trade Center tallest building in US

    Architects rule 1 World Trade Center tallest building in US

    Thursday, December 5 2013 11:21 AM EST2013-12-05 16:21:46 GMT

    A committee of world building heights experts announced Tuesday that a design change that affects the 408-foot needle on the new 1,776-foot World Trade Center tower does not disqualify it from being counted as the nation's tallest skyscraper.

    A committee of world building heights experts announced Tuesday that a design change that affects the 408-foot needle on the new 1,776-foot World Trade Center tower does not disqualify it from being counted as the nation's tallest skyscraper.

  • 'Batkid' Fights Crime On The Streets Of San Francisco

    'Batkid' Fights Crime On The Streets Of San Francisco

    Monday, November 18 2013 8:54 PM EST2013-11-19 01:54:08 GMT
    Crooks beware! Batkid is fighting crime Friday on the mean streets of San Francisco. With the help of the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the city, 5-year-old Miles Scott, aka Batkid, saves the day.
    Crooks beware! Batkid is fighting crime Friday on the mean streets of San Francisco. With the help of the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the city, 5-year-old Miles Scott, aka Batkid, saves the day.
  • Total enrollment: 106,000+

    Obama administration posts low health care signups

    Obama administration posts low health care signups

    Wednesday, November 13 2013 4:40 PM EST2013-11-13 21:40:48 GMT
    Putting a statistic on disappointment, the Obama administration revealed Wednesday that fewer than 27,000 people signed up for private health insurance last month in the 36 states relying on a problem-filled federal website. States running their own enrollment systems did better, signing up more than 79,000, for a total enrollment of over 106,000.
    Putting a statistic on disappointment, the Obama administration revealed Wednesday that fewer than 27,000 people signed up for private health insurance last month in the 36 states relying on a problem-filled federal website. States running their own enrollment systems did better, signing up more than 79,000, for a total enrollment of over 106,000.
  • Soaring prices, not demand, behind massive hike in U.S. health spending

    Soaring prices, not demand, behind massive hike in U.S. health spending

    Contrary to popular belief, the biggest reason for the rise in U.S. health care spending is not an aging population or patient demand but rather the increasing costs of drugs, procedures and hospital care.
    Contrary to popular belief, the biggest reason for the rise in U.S. health care spending is not an aging population or patient demand but rather the increasing costs of drugs, procedures and hospital care, a new study finds.
  • Hospital costs from gun injuries top $16 billion over nine years

    Hospital costs from gun injuries top $16 billion over nine years

    Gunshot injuries in the United States resulted in more than $16 billion in hospital care costs between 2000 and 2008, according to a new study.
    Gunshot injuries in the United States resulted in more than $16 billion in hospital care costs between 2000 and 2008, according to a new study.
  • Authorities: LAX shooting suspect from New Jersey

    Authorities: LAX shooting suspect from New Jersey

    Friday, November 1 2013 10:29 PM EDT2013-11-02 02:29:12 GMT
    Police in Pennsville, New Jersey, a small town just south of Philadelphia, surrounded the family home of Paul Ciancia, the 23-year-old man accused of going on a shooting rampage at LAX. The shooting happened in the midst of the morning rush.
    Police in Pennsville, New Jersey, a small town just south of Philadelphia, surrounded the family home of Paul Ciancia, the 23-year-old man accused of going on a shooting rampage at LAX. The shooting happened in the midst of the morning rush.
  • Selfies at funerals -- why?

    Selfies at funerals -- why?

    Friday, November 1 2013 8:24 AM EDT2013-11-01 12:24:49 GMT
    There is a new trend that you may find distasteful and it is is popping up online -- "selfies" taken at funerals.
    There is a new trend that you may find distasteful and it is is popping up online -- "selfies" taken at funerals.
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  • Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers

    Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:40 PM EDT2014-07-29 00:40:22 GMT
    Only final arguments and a ruling remain in the trial to determine whether Donald Sterling's estranged wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.
    Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling lost his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
  • Rare storm at California beach hard to see coming

    Rare storm at California beach hard to see coming

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:39 PM EDT2014-07-29 00:39:27 GMT
    A 20-year-old man died after lightning from a rare summer thunderstorm jolted a Southern California beach, injuring or rattling more than a dozen people, authorities said.
    A thunderstorm formed so rapidly over a Southern California beach that experts said Monday it was impossible for anyone to predict a lightning strike would turn a day of carefree fun into one of terror.
  • Abuse suspect dead; 2 marshals, NY policeman hurt

    Abuse suspect dead; 2 marshals, NY policeman hurt

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:36 PM EDT2014-07-29 00:36:40 GMT
    Authorities say a sex-assault suspect got in a shootout with law enforcement in New York City that wounded the suspect, two federal marshals and a police officer.
    A California man who skipped town after being accused of molesting a boy was killed and three law enforcement officers trying to arrest him were wounded in a daytime shootout inside a small smoke shop in one of New...
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  • New York's microbrew industry growing

    New York's microbrew industry growing

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:39 PM EDT2014-07-29 00:39:52 GMT
    Local and small beer brewing companies have something to toast. The Brewers Association says microbrew sales grew in the first half of this year; up 18 percent over the same period last year. This comes at a time when overall domestic beer consumption is flat.Ethan Long, one of the owners of the Rockaway Brewing Company in Long Island City, started brewing beer two years ago.
    Local and small beer brewing companies have something to toast. The Brewers Association says microbrew sales grew in the first half of this year; up 18 percent over the same period last year. This comes at a time when overall domestic beer consumption is flat.Ethan Long, one of the owners of the Rockaway Brewing Company in Long Island City, started brewing beer two years ago.
  • 2 U.S. marshals, 1 NYPD detective wounded; fugitive killed in Manhattan

    2 U.S. marshals, 1 NYPD detective wounded; fugitive killed in Manhattan

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:58 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:58:41 GMT

    Two deputy U.S. marshals and an NYPD detective were seriously wounded in a shootout with a fugitive sexual assault suspect in the West Village in Manhattan, officials said. The shootout happened in smoke shop called Smoking Culture on West 4th Street near Jones Street.


    Two deputy U.S. marshals and an NYPD detective were seriously wounded in a shootout with a fugitive sexual assault suspect in the West Village in Manhattan, officials said. The shootout happened in smoke shop called Smoking Culture on West 4th Street near Jones Street.


  • Mayor de Blasio, Bratton seek to improve police-community relations

    Mayor de Blasio, Bratton seek to improve police-community relations

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:47 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:47:07 GMT
    Back from vacation, Mayor Bill de Blasio is addressing the allegations of police choke holds. Standing next to his police commissioner and standing by him, de Blasio declared police community relations will improve by Bill Bratton's call for retraining of officers. The mayor did say that police choke holds are not acceptable.
    Back from vacation, Mayor Bill de Blasio is addressing the allegations of police choke holds. Standing next to his police commissioner and standing by him, de Blasio declared police community relations will improve by Bill Bratton's call for retraining of officers. The mayor did say that police choke holds are not acceptable.
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