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  • Obama tamps down prospect of strikes in Syria

    Obama tamps down prospect of strikes in Syria

    Thursday, August 28 2014 8:45 PM EDT2014-08-29 00:45:25 GMT
    President Barack Obama tamped down the prospect of imminent U.S. military action in Syria on Thursday, saying "we don't have a strategy yet" for degrading the violent militant group seeking to establish a caliphate in the Middle East. The president spoke shortly before convening a meeting of his national security advisers to discuss a range of Pentagon options for confronting the Islamic State group.
    President Barack Obama tamped down the prospect of imminent U.S. military action in Syria on Thursday, saying "we don't have a strategy yet" for degrading the violent militant group seeking to establish a caliphate in the Middle East. The president spoke shortly before convening a meeting of his national security advisers to discuss a range of Pentagon options for confronting the Islamic State group.
  • Mystery of Death Valley's moving rocks solved

    Mystery of Death Valley's moving rocks solved

    Thursday, August 28 2014 2:17 PM EDT2014-08-28 18:17:12 GMT
    For years scientists have theorized about how large rocks — some weighing hundreds of pounds — zigzag across Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, leaving long trails etched in the earth.Now two researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography have photographed these "sailing rocks" being blown...
    For years scientists have theorized about how large rocks — some weighing hundreds of pounds — zigzag across Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, leaving long trails etched in the earth.Now two researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography have photographed these "sailing rocks" being blown...
  • Gun tourism grows in popularity

    Gun tourism grows in popularity

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:08 AM EDT2014-08-28 13:08:56 GMT
    Prosecutors in Arizona say they will not file charges in the death of a firearms instructor who was showing a vacationing 9-year-old New Jersey girl how to fire a fully automatic Uzi machine gun. The gun recoiled and Charles Vacca was shot in the head. Shooting ranges with high-powered weapons have become popular attractions in Hawaii and Las Vegas. They draw bachelor parties, newlyweds and tourists from countries that bar citizens from many types of guns.
    Prosecutors in Arizona say they will not file charges in the death of a firearms instructor who was showing a vacationing 9-year-old New Jersey girl how to fire a fully automatic Uzi machine gun. The gun recoiled and Charles Vacca was shot in the head. Shooting ranges with high-powered weapons have become popular attractions in Hawaii and Las Vegas. They draw bachelor parties, newlyweds and tourists from countries that bar citizens from many types of guns.
  • Study: Fewer painkiller deaths in states with medical marijuana

    Study: Fewer painkiller deaths in states with medical marijuana

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:59 PM EDT2014-08-28 01:59:55 GMT
    A study is published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that in the 13 states that passed laws between 1999 and 2010 allowing medical marijuana, the number of people who died from overdosing on prescription painkillers fell by 25 percent. The study suggests that patients are smoking marijuana to treat pain instead of taking prescription pain killers. But Dr. Robert Glatter of Lenox Hill Hospital said the study is flawed.
    A study is published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that in the 13 states that passed laws between 1999 and 2010 allowing medical marijuana, the number of people who died from overdosing on prescription painkillers fell by 25 percent. The study suggests that patients are smoking marijuana to treat pain instead of taking prescription pain killers. But Dr. Robert Glatter of Lenox Hill Hospital said the study is flawed.
  • 'Cops' crew member killed in Omaha police shooting

    'Cops' crew member killed in Omaha police shooting

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 3:31 PM EDT2014-08-27 19:31:21 GMT
    A crew member with "Cops" was killed when Omaha police opened fire on a robbery suspect who also died, the production company behind the television show said Wednesday.  nPolice say the shooting happened Tuesday night after officers interrupted a robbery at a fast-food restaurant in midtown Omaha.
    A crew member with "Cops" was killed when Omaha police opened fire on a robbery suspect who also died, the production company behind the television show said Wednesday.  nPolice say the shooting happened Tuesday night after officers interrupted a robbery at a fast-food restaurant in midtown Omaha.
  • Parents turned to Google to save baby

    When hope was gone, parents turned to Google to save baby

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 1:34 PM EDT2014-08-27 17:34:37 GMT

    They were told by multiple doctors that there was no way to save their baby. That's when they took matters into their own hands, and it ended up being the right choice.

    They were told by multiple doctors that there was no way to save their baby. That's when they took matters into their own hands, and it ended up being the right choice.

  • Soldier who killed herself at Va. Army base was from Yonkers

    Soldier who killed herself at Va. Army base was from Yonkers

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-08-27 17:28:56 GMT

    The Army has identified the soldier who barricaded herself in a building at a Virginia base and then fatally shot herself in the head.  Fort Lee officials on Wednesday say it was 33-year-old Sgt. 1st Class Paula M. Walker of Yonkers

    The Army has identified the soldier who barricaded herself in a building at a Virginia base and then fatally shot herself in the head.  Fort Lee officials on Wednesday say it was 33-year-old Sgt. 1st Class Paula M. Walker of Yonkers

  • Police: Plane stowaway arrested at Phoenix airport

    Police: Plane stowaway arrested at Phoenix airport

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 1:18 PM EDT2014-08-27 17:18:30 GMT
    A woman accused of trying to sneak aboard multiple flights without a ticket and sentenced to jail for returning to a Los Angeles airport in violation of her probation was arrested Tuesday after being recognized loitering at a Phoenix airport, police said.
    A woman accused of trying to sneak aboard multiple flights without a ticket and sentenced to jail for returning to a Los Angeles airport in violation of her probation was arrested Tuesday after being recognized loitering at a Phoenix airport, police said.
  • Cuomo orders investigation into Time Warner outage

    Cuomo orders investigation into Time Warner outage

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 1:15 PM EDT2014-08-27 17:15:06 GMT
    Time Warner Cable suffered a nationwide outage primarily impacting its Internet service on Wednesday morning. More than 11 million customers were affected.  Several hours later, NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered an investigation into the outage. "I have directed the New York State Department of Public Service to investigate this outage as part of its review of Comcast's proposed merger with Time Warner," said Cuomo.
    Time Warner Cable suffered a nationwide outage primarily impacting its Internet service on Wednesday morning. More than 11 million customers were affected.  Several hours later, NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered an investigation into the outage. "I have directed the New York State Department of Public Service to investigate this outage as part of its review of Comcast's proposed merger with Time Warner," said Cuomo.
  • School sign warns that teachers are armed

    School sign warns that teachers are armed

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 1:13 PM EDT2014-08-27 17:13:44 GMT
    One Texas school district has unveiled a sign on school grounds warning that its teachers are armed.“Please be aware that the staff at Argyle ISD are armed and may use whatever force is necessary to protect our students," the sign reads.
    One Texas school district has unveiled a sign on school grounds warning that its teachers are armed.“Please be aware that the staff at Argyle ISD are armed and may use whatever force is necessary to protect our students," the sign reads.
  • Freed journalist addresses media

    Freed journalist addresses media

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:57 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:57:29 GMT
    A U.S. journalist said Wednesday that he was overwhelmed to learn that so many "brave, determined and big-hearted" people were behind efforts to secure his release from a Syrian extremist group. Peter Theo Curtis, who was freed Sunday after 22 months in captivity, wore sandals and a gray T shirt in his first public appearance. He returned to the United States Tuesday night.
    A U.S. journalist said Wednesday that he was overwhelmed to learn that so many "brave, determined and big-hearted" people were behind efforts to secure his release from a Syrian extremist group. Peter Theo Curtis, who was freed Sunday after 22 months in captivity, wore sandals and a gray T shirt in his first public appearance. He returned to the United States Tuesday night.

  • NJ girl accidentally kills gun instructor

    NJ girl accidentally kills gun instructor

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:24 AM EDT2014-08-27 11:24:14 GMT
    A 9-year-old girl from New Jersey accidentally killed an Arizona shooting instructor as he was showing her how to use a fully automatic Uzi. Charles Vacca, 39, was standing next to the girl at the Last Stop outdoor shooting range when she pulled the trigger and the recoil sent the gun over her head, investigators said.
    A 9-year-old girl from New Jersey accidentally killed an Arizona shooting instructor as he was showing her how to use a fully automatic Uzi. Charles Vacca, 39, was standing next to the girl at the Last Stop outdoor shooting range when she pulled the trigger and the recoil sent the gun over her head, investigators said.
  • American fighting with ISIS killed in Syria

    American fighting with ISIS killed in Syria

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:01 AM EDT2014-08-27 11:01:09 GMT
    A U.S. official says an American man believed to have been killed in Syria was there to fight alongside an extremist militant group, most likely the Islamic State. Investigators were aware that Douglas McAuthur McCain was in the country to fight with militants. His body has yet to be recovered and there is an ongoing investigation about the circumstances of his death. It's not clear when he went to Syria.
    A U.S. official says an American man believed to have been killed in Syria was there to fight alongside an extremist militant group, most likely the Islamic State. Investigators were aware that Douglas McAuthur McCain was in the country to fight with militants. His body has yet to be recovered and there is an ongoing investigation about the circumstances of his death. It's not clear when he went to Syria.
  • Do you have a soul mate?

    Do you have a soul mate?

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:25 PM EDT2014-08-27 02:25:51 GMT
    Fox 5 found that romance is almost completely alive and well in Harlem. The notion of one a soul mate, your better half, the one and only is thriving. Maybe have Cinderella or rather reality television to thank for this notion.Sadly, new research shows if you believe your partner is your soul mate your expectations may be to high when times get tough.
    Fox 5 found that romance is almost completely alive and well in Harlem. The notion of one a soul mate, your better half, the one and only is thriving. Maybe have Cinderella or rather reality television to thank for this notion.Sadly, new research shows if you believe your partner is your soul mate your expectations may be to high when times get tough.
  • Passing on your online accounts after you die

    Passing on your online accounts after you die

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:07 PM EDT2014-08-27 02:07:19 GMT
    Your Facebook page or email could soon be passed on in a will just like physical property. Delaware is the first state to allow heirs access to their loved ones' digital legacies. Pedram Tabibi, a social media attorney, says in many cases this can be vital information, like banking and health data. He says current terms and conditions for websites such as Apple, Amazon, and Google won't let an account get passed onto someone else.
    Your Facebook page or email could soon be passed on in a will just like physical property. Delaware is the first state to allow heirs access to their loved ones' digital legacies. Pedram Tabibi, a social media attorney, says in many cases this can be vital information, like banking and health data. He says current terms and conditions for websites such as Apple, Amazon, and Google won't let an account get passed onto someone else.
  • Benefits and limitations of urgent care

    Benefits and limitations of urgent care

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 6:44 PM EDT2014-08-26 22:44:45 GMT
    Time is free but it's priceless and yet always seems to elude us. Nowadays working 9 to 5 is unheard of, so it's no surprise that medical care has gone the same route with urgent care clinics. Once derided as doc-in-a-box medicine, walk-in clinics are now popping up everywhere. They have mushroomed into an estimated $14.5 billion industry.
    Time is free but it's priceless and yet always seems to elude us. Nowadays working 9 to 5 is unheard of, so it's no surprise that medical care has gone the same route with urgent care clinics. Once derided as doc-in-a-box medicine, walk-in clinics are now popping up everywhere. They have mushroomed into an estimated $14.5 billion industry.
  • 12-year-old's lemonade stand battled by neighbor

    12-year-old's lemonade stand battled by neighbor

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 3:34 PM EDT2014-08-26 19:34:13 GMT
    A 61-year-old man has tried to get a 12-year-old kid's lemonade stand shut down, but the city sided with the boy, and now business is booming.
    A 61-year-old man has tried to get a 12-year-old kid's lemonade stand shut down, but the city sided with the boy, and now business is booming.
  • Miley Cyrus' date wanted by Oregon police

    Miley Cyrus' date wanted by Oregon police

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 3:18 PM EDT2014-08-26 19:18:27 GMT
    The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards has a warrant out for his arrest in Oregon.  Court records show 22-year-old Jesse Helt was arrested on charges of criminal mischief and criminal trespass in 2010, when he was 18 years old.
    The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards has a warrant out for his arrest in Oregon.  Court records show 22-year-old Jesse Helt was arrested on charges of criminal mischief and criminal trespass in 2010, when he was 18 years old.
  • Man pinned by 6,000-pound boulder in yard, dies

    Man pinned by 6,000-pound boulder in yard, dies

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 12:18 PM EDT2014-08-26 16:18:02 GMT
     Police in New Hampshire say a man who tried to dig around a 6,000-pound boulder in his yard became pinned under the rock and died.  Police said 47-year-old Paul Comeau Jr. had been working on extricating the boulder over several months in his yard.
     Police in New Hampshire say a man who tried to dig around a 6,000-pound boulder in his yard became pinned under the rock and died.  Police said 47-year-old Paul Comeau Jr. had been working on extricating the boulder over several months in his yard.
  • Marine dad surprises daughter at football game

    Marine dad surprises daughter at football game

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:59 AM EDT2014-08-26 15:59:42 GMT
    What began with a youth football game lead to tears of joy Sunday for a young Michigan cheerleader. Her military dad came home early, giving her an emotional surprise.
    What began with a youth football game lead to tears of joy Sunday for a young Michigan cheerleader. Her military dad came home early, giving her an emotional surprise.
  • Air conditioning stolen from daycare

    Air conditioning stolen from daycare

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:53 AM EDT2014-08-26 15:53:38 GMT
    The old saying goes that thieves will steal anything that's not tied down. Well, cement didn't stop some dedicated air conditioning thieves at a daycare center.
    The old saying goes that thieves will steal anything that's not tied down. Well, cement didn't stop some dedicated air conditioning thieves at a daycare center.
  • Apple iPhone 5 battery replacement

    Apple iPhone 5 battery replacement

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:26 AM EDT2014-08-26 13:26:45 GMT
    Apple is offering to replace the battery on some iPhone 5 cell phones purchased between Sept. 2012 and Jan. 2013. According to the website: "Apple has determined that a very small percentage of iPhone 5 devices may suddenly experience shorter battery life or need to be charged more frequently ..(the phones) fall within a limited serial number range." To find the serial number, go to Settings then General and then About. 
    Apple is offering to replace the battery on some iPhone 5 cell phones purchased between Sept. 2012 and Jan. 2013. According to the website: "Apple has determined that a very small percentage of iPhone 5 devices may suddenly experience shorter battery life or need to be charged more frequently ..(the phones) fall within a limited serial number range." To find the serial number, go to Settings then General and then About. 
  • Should school start later?

    Should school start later?

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 8:19 AM EDT2014-08-26 12:19:22 GMT
    The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that school start no earlier than 8:30 a.m. for middle and high school students.  This recommendation is based on biology.  Pediatricians say adolescents can have trouble falling asleep before 11 p.m.  Therefore in order for teens to get a full eight hours of sleep the school day should start later.
    The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that school start no earlier than 8:30 a.m. for middle and high school students.  This recommendation is based on biology.  Pediatricians say adolescents can have trouble falling asleep before 11 p.m.  Therefore in order for teens to get a full eight hours of sleep the school day should start later.
  • Flight diverted after seat recline fight

    Flight diverted after seat recline fight

    Monday, August 25 2014 9:40 PM EDT2014-08-26 01:40:52 GMT
    Airline passengers have come to expect a tiny escape from the confined space of today's packed planes: the ability to recline their seat a few inches. When one passenger was denied that bit of personal space Sunday, it led to a heated argument and the unscheduled landing of their plane, just halfway to its destination.
    Airline passengers have come to expect a tiny escape from the confined space of today's packed planes: the ability to recline their seat a few inches. When one passenger was denied that bit of personal space Sunday, it led to a heated argument and the unscheduled landing of their plane, just halfway to its destination.
  • Funeral for Michael Brown

    Funeral for Michael Brown

    Monday, August 25 2014 4:38 PM EDT2014-08-25 20:38:54 GMT
    The mourners filled an enormous church to remember Michael Brown — a "gentle giant," aspiring rapper and recent high school graduate on his way to a technical college. But the funeral that unfolded Monday was about much more than the black 18-year-old who lay in the closed casket after being shot to death by a white police officer.
    The mourners filled an enormous church to remember Michael Brown — a "gentle giant," aspiring rapper and recent high school graduate on his way to a technical college. But the funeral that unfolded Monday was about much more than the black 18-year-old who lay in the closed casket after being shot to death by a white police officer.
  • Kobin's birthday wish: Sticker books for children in Texas hospitals

    Kobin's birthday wish: Sticker books for children in Texas hospitals

    Monday, August 25 2014 1:38 PM EDT2014-08-25 17:38:38 GMT
    A Texas boy has a unique and selfless request this year for his 7th birthday. Instead of getting presents he wants to give them away to children in the hospital.
    A Texas boy has a unique and selfless request this year for his 7th birthday. Instead of getting presents he wants to give them away to children in the hospital.
  • Rocket with Army weapon explodes after launch

    Rocket with Army weapon explodes after launch

    Monday, August 25 2014 11:20 AM EDT2014-08-25 15:20:04 GMT
    A rocket with a payload that included an experimental Army strike weapon exploded after taking off from an Alaska launch pad.Defense Department spokeswoman Maureen Schumann said the system exploded less than four seconds after a 4 a.m. launch. No one was hurt, according to a Department of Defense release.
    A rocket with a payload that included an experimental Army strike weapon exploded after taking off from an Alaska launch pad.Defense Department spokeswoman Maureen Schumann said the system exploded less than four seconds after a 4 a.m. launch. No one was hurt, according to a Department of Defense release.
  • Woman runs 3,400 miles for wounded veterans

    Woman runs 3,400 miles for wounded veterans

    Monday, August 25 2014 11:11 AM EDT2014-08-25 15:11:44 GMT
    Long-distance running helped Anna Judd overcome challenges in life and she used that experience to help America's veterans struggling with their own conditions. Judd completed a 3,400- mile run from Venice, California to lower Manhattan over five months in an effort to draw awareness to America's wounded soldiers. 
    Long-distance running helped Anna Judd overcome challenges in life and she used that experience to help America's veterans struggling with their own conditions. Judd completed a 3,400- mile run from Venice, California to lower Manhattan over five months in an effort to draw awareness to America's wounded soldiers. 
  • Va. Army base locked down after soldier shoots herself

    Va. Army base locked down after soldier shoots herself

    Monday, August 25 2014 10:58 AM EDT2014-08-25 14:58:13 GMT

    An active shooter incident was reported at the Fort Lee Army base in central Virginia on Monday morning but an all clear was reported a short time later. The Army reported that a female soldier had shot and injured herself.

    An active shooter incident was reported at the Fort Lee Army base in central Virginia on Monday morning but an all clear was reported a short time later. The Army reported that a female soldier had shot and injured herself.

  • Honor-system coffee shop in North Dakota

    Honor-system coffee shop in North Dakota

    Monday, August 25 2014 9:04 AM EDT2014-08-25 13:04:21 GMT
    The owner of a North Dakota coffee shop is flattered his decision to operate the business on the honor system garnered international attention earlier this summer, but those who equate it to the goodness of all humanity might want to help themselves to a decaf K-Cup.  David Brekke says it's about small-town living where people know their neighbors.  Brekke and his wife, Kimberly, run The Vault coffee shop in Valley City, a town of about 6,700 people.
    The owner of a North Dakota coffee shop is flattered his decision to operate the business on the honor system garnered international attention earlier this summer, but those who equate it to the goodness of all humanity might want to help themselves to a decaf K-Cup.  David Brekke says it's about small-town living where people know their neighbors.  Brekke and his wife, Kimberly, run The Vault coffee shop in Valley City, a town of about 6,700 people.
  • Couple wins long-awaited $2.4M jackpot at Las Vegas 'Lion's Share' machine

    Couple wins long-awaited $2.4M jackpot at Las Vegas 'Lion's Share' machine

    Monday, August 25 2014 8:37 AM EDT2014-08-25 12:37:29 GMT
    The most infamously stingy slot machine in Las Vegas has finally given up its bounty. A lucky New Hampshire couple will return from their Vegas vacation this weekend with an extra $2.4 million in their bank account after hitting the jackpot at the MGM Grand's "Lion's Share" slot machine. The machine, the last of 50 that were unveiled when the casino opened in 1993, became famous for never paying out a jackpot, though small hits on a $3 maximum bet could earn a player as much as $10,000.
    The most infamously stingy slot machine in Las Vegas has finally given up its bounty. A lucky New Hampshire couple will return from their Vegas vacation this weekend with an extra $2.4 million in their bank account after hitting the jackpot at the MGM Grand's "Lion's Share" slot machine. The machine, the last of 50 that were unveiled when the casino opened in 1993, became famous for never paying out a jackpot, though small hits on a $3 maximum bet could earn a player as much as $10,000.
  • Cleanup begins from California earthquake

    Cleanup begins from California earthquake

    Monday, August 25 2014 6:11 AM EDT2014-08-25 10:11:31 GMT
    A powerful earthquake that struck the heart of California's wine country caught many people sound asleep, sending dressers, mirrors and pictures crashing down around them. Scores were injured as the temblor knocked out power to thousands, caused gas and water lines to rupture and sparked fires. The magnitude 6.0-quake struck at 3:20 a.m. PDT Sunday near the city of Napa, an oasis of Victorian-era buildings nestled in the vineyard studded hills of Northern California.
    A powerful earthquake that struck the heart of California's wine country caught many people sound asleep, sending dressers, mirrors and pictures crashing down around them. Scores were injured as the temblor knocked out power to thousands, caused gas and water lines to rupture and sparked fires. The magnitude 6.0-quake struck at 3:20 a.m. PDT Sunday near the city of Napa, an oasis of Victorian-era buildings nestled in the vineyard studded hills of Northern California.
  • Kerry: Terror group has released American hostage Theo Curtis after 2 years

    Kerry: Terror group has released American hostage Theo Curtis after 2 years

    Sunday, August 24 2014 3:05 PM EDT2014-08-24 19:05:48 GMT
    “We are all relieved and grateful knowing that Theo Curtis is coming home,” said Secretary of State John Kerry. Kerry said the United States over the past 24 months had reached out to more than 24 countries to help secure Curtis' release “and the release of any Americans held hostage in Syria.” American Peter Theo Curtis, held hostage for two years by the terror-related group Jabhat Al-Nusrah in Syria, was released by the terror group over the weekend.
    “We are all relieved and grateful knowing that Theo Curtis is coming home,” said Secretary of State John Kerry. Kerry said the United States over the past 24 months had reached out to more than 24 countries to help secure Curtis' release “and the release of any Americans held hostage in Syria.” American Peter Theo Curtis, held hostage for two years by the terror-related group Jabhat Al-Nusrah in Syria, was released by the terror group over the weekend.
  • Government warns retailers to lookout for cash register virus

    Government warns retailers to lookout for cash register virus

    Saturday, August 23 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-08-24 02:32:31 GMT
    More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal customer financial data, the Homeland Security Department said Friday. The government urged businesses of all sizes to scan their point-of-sale systems for software known as "Backoff," discovered last October.
    More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal customer financial data, the Homeland Security Department said Friday. The government urged businesses of all sizes to scan their point-of-sale systems for software known as "Backoff," discovered last October.
  • Obama orders review of federal role in arming state and local police

    Obama orders review of federal role in arming state and local police

    Saturday, August 23 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-08-23 22:37:57 GMT
    President Obama has directed a review of federal programs and funding that allow state and local law-enforcement agencies to acquire surplus military equipment, a senior administration official said Saturday. The review will include whether the programs are appropriate, if the agencies are getting enough training and guidance to use the equipment and whether the federal government is sufficiently auditing the use of the equipment.
    President Obama has directed a review of federal programs and funding that allow state and local law-enforcement agencies to acquire surplus military equipment, a senior administration official said Saturday. The review will include whether the programs are appropriate, if the agencies are getting enough training and guidance to use the equipment and whether the federal government is sufficiently auditing the use of the equipment.
  • Giving your college-bound kids their space

    Giving your college-bound kids their space

    Friday, August 22 2014 9:31 PM EDT2014-08-23 01:31:50 GMT
    Going off to college is an exciting time for the entire family, especially for the upcoming freshman. But with technology, parents can be in touch all the time. What's too much and what's just enough? Freshman move-in day seems to be harder on the parents than the students at Stony Brook University.
    Going off to college is an exciting time for the entire family, especially for the upcoming freshman. But with technology, parents can be in touch all the time. What's too much and what's just enough? Freshman move-in day seems to be harder on the parents than the students at Stony Brook University.
  • Navy submarine group disbands in Groton ceremony

    Navy submarine group disbands in Groton ceremony

    Friday, August 22 2014 8:36 PM EDT2014-08-23 00:36:24 GMT
    A Navy submarine group based in Groton has been formally disbanded after 49 years. A ceremony Friday aboard the attack submarine USS Missouri marked the end of Submarine Group 2.
    A Navy submarine group based in Groton has been formally disbanded after 49 years. A ceremony Friday aboard the attack submarine USS Missouri marked the end of Submarine Group 2.
  • ISIS and Americans' Twitter taunts

    ISIS and Americans' Twitter taunts

    Friday, August 22 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-08-22 21:55:15 GMT
    While the White House debates what to do next on the ground and in the air, a digital war of words between ISIS and Americans is already underway, much of it playing out on Twitter where hashtags and tweets are providing the ammunition. The execution video of journalist James Foley also marks the boldest social media campaign from the terror group ISIS, the Islamic State militants spreading the images under the hashtag #amessagefromISIStotheUS.
    While the White House debates what to do next on the ground and in the air, a digital war of words between ISIS and Americans is already underway, much of it playing out on Twitter where hashtags and tweets are providing the ammunition. The execution video of journalist James Foley also marks the boldest social media campaign from the terror group ISIS, the Islamic State militants spreading the images under the hashtag #amessagefromISIStotheUS.
  • Air in U.S. cities getting cleaner, EPA says

    Air in U.S. cities getting cleaner, EPA says

    The air in American cities is getting safer to breathe, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reported Thursday.
    The air in American cities is getting safer to breathe, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reported Thursday.
  • 1990 arson-murder rap tossed, Queens man is set free

    1990 arson-murder rap tossed, Queens man is set free

    A former New York businessman whose arson-murder conviction was overturned in the death of his daughter was freed from prison Friday after 24 years behind bars, following a judge's ruling that the case against him had been based on now-debunked arson science.
    A former New York businessman whose arson-murder conviction was overturned in the death of his daughter was freed from prison Friday after 24 years behind bars, following a judge's ruling that the case against him had been based on now-debunked arson science.
  • Why do we look like our dogs?

    Why do we look like our dogs?

    Thursday, August 21 2014 8:39 PM EDT2014-08-22 00:39:38 GMT
    We asked some humans to describe the appearance of their dogs because approaching a woman and telling her Fox 5 thinks she looks like a mastiff seemed a good way to get thrown out of the dog park. But one Japanese study suggests those same descriptions may also apply to the pet owners who provided them.
    We asked some humans to describe the appearance of their dogs because approaching a woman and telling her Fox 5 thinks she looks like a mastiff seemed a good way to get thrown out of the dog park. But one Japanese study suggests those same descriptions may also apply to the pet owners who provided them.
  • Teen gets prison time for carving swastika on boy

    Teen gets prison time for carving swastika on boy

    Thursday, August 21 2014 4:08 PM EDT2014-08-21 20:08:35 GMT
    An Oregon teenager who carved a swastika into another teen's forehead as he and others tortured the boy has been sentenced to 11 years in prison.
    An Oregon teenager who carved a swastika into another teen's forehead as he and others tortured the boy has been sentenced to 11 years in prison.
  • USS Saratoga heads to be scrapped

    USS Saratoga heads to be scrapped

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:47 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:47:03 GMT
    The decommissioned aircraft carrier USS Saratoga left its port in Rhode Island on Thursday for its final journey to Texas, where it will be scrapped. The ship departed Naval Station Newport and made its way down Narragansett Bay to the Atlantic Ocean. It is heading to the Esco Marine ship recycling plant in Brownsville, Texas.
    The decommissioned aircraft carrier USS Saratoga left its port in Rhode Island on Thursday for its final journey to Texas, where it will be scrapped. The ship departed Naval Station Newport and made its way down Narragansett Bay to the Atlantic Ocean. It is heading to the Esco Marine ship recycling plant in Brownsville, Texas.
  • Student says he was arrested for writing about shooting dinosaur

    Student says he was arrested for writing about shooting dinosaur

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:16 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:16:34 GMT
    A South Carolina teen's writing assignment ended in an arrest after he made a reference to using a gun to kill a dinosaur.
    A South Carolina teen's writing assignment ended in an arrest after he made a reference to using a gun to kill a dinosaur.
  • Firefighters seriously injured in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    Firefighters seriously injured in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:10 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:10:37 GMT
    Two Kentucky firefighters were seriously injured helping a college band perform an ice bucket challenge stunt. The bucket of the fire truck apparently touched power lines outside of the football stadium at Campbellsville University.  wo Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department firefighters were taken to the hospital after the incident.
    Two Kentucky firefighters were seriously injured helping a college band perform an ice bucket challenge stunt. The bucket of the fire truck apparently touched power lines outside of the football stadium at Campbellsville University.  wo Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department firefighters were taken to the hospital after the incident.
  • 378 people 'pay it forward' at Starbucks

    378 people 'pay it forward' at Starbucks

    Thursday, August 21 2014 2:13 PM EDT2014-08-21 18:13:21 GMT
    A woman started an act of kindness chain that lasted for hours at a Starbucks drive-thru in Florida.She ordered an iced coffee around 7 a.m. Wednesday in St. Petersburg and asked to pay for the caramel macchiato for the stranger in the car behind her. He returned the favor. The chain kept going 378 times.
    A woman started an act of kindness chain that lasted for hours at a Starbucks drive-thru in Florida.She ordered an iced coffee around 7 a.m. Wednesday in St. Petersburg and asked to pay for the caramel macchiato for the stranger in the car behind her. He returned the favor. The chain kept going 378 times.
  • U.S. Ebola patients released from hospital

    U.S. Ebola patients released from hospital

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:27 AM EDT2014-08-21 15:27:29 GMT

    An aid group says a second American aid worker was released after she was treated at an Atlanta hospital for the Ebola virus. Nancy Writebol was discharged from Emory University Hospital on Tuesday. Another aid worker, Dr. Kent Brantly, was expected to be released Thursday. Brantly and Writebol were flown out of the west African nation of Liberia earlier this month and were treated for the deadly disease in an isolation unit.

    Both Americans treated for the Ebola virus in the United States were discharged from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Nancy Writebol left the hospital on Tuesday, an aid group announced on Thursday. Another aid worker, Dr. Kent Brantly, was discharged on Thursday. Brantly and Writebol were flown out of the west African nation of Liberia earlier this month and were treated for the deadly disease in an isolation unit.
  • Holder recounts race stop on visit to Ferguson

    Holder recounts race stop on visit to Ferguson

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:59 AM EDT2014-08-21 14:59:44 GMT
    To reassure the people of Ferguson, Attorney General Eric Holder reached into his own past, recalling the times he had been stopped by police officers who seemed to target him because of his race. On a visit to the St. Louis suburb that had endured more than a week of unrest, Holder sought to build confidence in the investigation into the death of the black 18-year-old who was shot by a white officer.
    To reassure the people of Ferguson, Attorney General Eric Holder reached into his own past, recalling the times he had been stopped by police officers who seemed to target him because of his race. On a visit to the St. Louis suburb that had endured more than a week of unrest, Holder sought to build confidence in the investigation into the death of the black 18-year-old who was shot by a white officer.
  • Mission to save Foley, other hostages in Syria failed

    Mission to save Foley, other hostages in Syria failed

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:09 PM EDT2014-08-21 02:09:36 GMT
    President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, the administration disclosed Wednesday. Officials said the rescue mission was authorized after intelligence agencies believed they had identified the location inside Syria where the hostages were being held.
    President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, the administration disclosed Wednesday. Officials said the rescue mission was authorized after intelligence agencies believed they had identified the location inside Syria where the hostages were being held.
  • Federal investigation in Ferguson

    Attorney General Holder in Missouri

    Attorney General Holder in Missouri

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:06 PM EDT2014-08-20 23:06:42 GMT
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder arrived in Missouri Wednesday morning. He was set to meet with the FBI and other officials carrying out an independent federal investigation into the shooting death of Michael Brown. Tension has eased on the community of Ferguson 12 days after the shooting.
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder arrived in Missouri Wednesday morning. He was set to meet with the FBI and other officials carrying out an independent federal investigation into the shooting death of Michael Brown. Tension has eased on the community of Ferguson 12 days after the shooting.
  • The truth about lying

    The truth about lying

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:14 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:14:00 GMT
    "I did not have sexual relations with that woman." That whopper nearly cost Bill Clinton his presidency. But most of our lies history ignores. And for that, reason humans everywhere will probably go right on telling them. Americans fib hundreds of millions of times every day, at an estimated 1.67 lies per person, according to a Michigan State study. But to fabricate a lie, our minds and bodies must work harder than they would to tell a truth they already know.
    "I did not have sexual relations with that woman." That whopper nearly cost Bill Clinton his presidency. But most of our lies history ignores. And for that, reason humans everywhere will probably go right on telling them. Americans fib hundreds of millions of times every day, at an estimated 1.67 lies per person, according to a Michigan State study. But to fabricate a lie, our minds and bodies must work harder than they would to tell a truth they already know.
  • U.S. journalist executed by Islamic State

    U.S. journalist executed by Islamic State

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:39 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:39:04 GMT
    President Barack Obama says the entire world is "appalled" by the beheading of American journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants. A video by ISIL shows the beheading of the 40-year-old freelance journalist from Rochester, New Hampshire. The execution was in retribution for U.S. airstrikesin Iraq.

    President Barack Obama says the entire world is "appalled" by the beheading of American journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants. A video by ISIL shows the beheading of the 40-year-old freelance journalist from Rochester, New Hampshire. The execution was in retribution for U.S. airstrikes in Iraq.

  • Google considers accounts for 10-year-olds

    Google considers accounts for 10-year-olds

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:31 AM EDT2014-08-20 12:31:04 GMT
    Kids already spend plenty of time on computers and smart phones. Now Google reportedly wants to get youngsters set up with their own Gmail and YouTube accounts. Some parents told us they aren't thrilled with the idea. Currently, Internet companies such as Google and Facebook do not offer their services to children under 13, but many youngsters and their parents find a workaround.
    Kids already spend plenty of time on computers and smart phones. Now Google reportedly wants to get youngsters set up with their own Gmail and YouTube accounts. Some parents told us they aren't thrilled with the idea. Currently, Internet companies such as Google and Facebook do not offer their services to children under 13, but many youngsters and their parents find a workaround.
  • How can authorities restore order?

    Slight easing of tensions in Ferguson

    Slight easing of tensions in Ferguson

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:58 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:58:17 GMT
    Attorney General Eric Holder is promising a thorough investigation into the deadly police shooting of a black 18-year-old.  Holder travels to Ferguson, Missouri Wednesday to meet with authorities taking part in a federal investigation into the death of Michael Brown. Holder says Ferguson's citizens should "join with law enforcement in condemning the actions of looters, vandals and others seeking to inflame tensions." 
    Police and protesters in Ferguson were finally able to share the streets again at night, putting aside for at least a few hours some of the hostility that had filled those hours with tear gas and smoke. The St. Louis suburb still had plenty of lively protest Tuesday over the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown. And tensions rose briefly when someone hurled a bottle at officers.
  • Salmonella risk in peanut, almond butters

    Nut butter recall 2014

    Nut butter recall 2014

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:34 PM EDT2014-08-20 00:34:52 GMT
    Peanut and almond butters sold at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and other grocers are being recalled because of possible salmonella contamination. A unit of Hain Celestial Group Inc. said Tuesday that there have been reports of four illnesses that may be related to the nut butters. They were sold under the brand names Arrowhead Mills Peanut Butters, MaraNatha Almond Butters and Peanut Butters, and private label brands for Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Kroger and Safeway.
    Peanut and almond butters sold at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and other grocers are being recalled because of possible salmonella contamination. A unit of Hain Celestial Group Inc. said Tuesday that there have been reports of four illnesses that may be related to the nut butters. They were sold under the brand names Arrowhead Mills Peanut Butters, MaraNatha Almond Butters and Peanut Butters, and private label brands for Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Kroger and Safeway.
  • Owl enters 10th story apartment, kills canary

    Owl enters 10th story apartment, kills canary

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 3:50 PM EDT2014-08-19 19:50:31 GMT
    An owl flew into a 10th story apartment in Coeur d'Alene, apparently opened a bird cage and killed one of two canaries inside, the residents said.
    An owl flew into a 10th story apartment in Coeur d'Alene, apparently opened a bird cage and killed one of two canaries inside, the residents said.
  • Solar panels leading to exploding birds

    Solar panels leading to exploding birds

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 3:38 PM EDT2014-08-19 19:38:52 GMT
    Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a bird problem. It's an exploding bird problem to be exact.The birds are known as streamers because when they fly through the Brightsource Energy plant's concentrated sun rays, they burst into flames.
    Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a bird problem. It's an exploding bird problem to be exact.The birds are known as streamers because when they fly through the Brightsource Energy plant's concentrated sun rays, they burst into flames.
  • Highly contagious virus kills 15 dogs

    Highly contagious virus kills 15 dogs

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-08-19 18:42:52 GMT
    The Lowell, Mass. Police Department is warning all area dog owners of a potential outbreak of canine parvovirus (CPV) in the area.  The highly contagious viral infection impacts dogs' intestinal tracts and is transmitted when a dog comes into contact with the feces or vomit of an infected dog.
    The Lowell, Mass. Police Department is warning all area dog owners of a potential outbreak of canine parvovirus (CPV) in the area.  The highly contagious viral infection impacts dogs' intestinal tracts and is transmitted when a dog comes into contact with the feces or vomit of an infected dog.
  • Skateboarder attacks ranger at Philly's Love Park

    Skateboarder attacks ranger at Philly's Love Park

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 2:24 PM EDT2014-08-19 18:24:16 GMT
    Philadelphia Police say they have arrested two people in connection with the beating of a city park ranger that was caught on tape by an onlooker.
    Philadelphia Police say they have arrested two people in connection with the beating of a city park ranger that was caught on tape by an onlooker.
  • Redskins show solidarity with Ferguson protest

    Redskins show solidarity with Ferguson protest

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 1:52 PM EDT2014-08-19 17:52:16 GMT
    The Hands up, don't shoot protest has made its way to the NFL. The Washington Redskins secondary emerged from the stadium tunnel during pregame introductions Monday night with hands raised and palms forward.
    The Hands up, don't shoot protest has made its way to the NFL. The Washington Redskins secondary emerged from the stadium tunnel during pregame introductions Monday night with hands raised and palms forward.
  • Woman shoots grandson; thought he was an intruder

    Woman shoots grandson; thought he was an intruder

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 1:30 PM EDT2014-08-19 17:30:27 GMT
    A grandmother shot and critically wounded her 7-year-old grandson early Tuesday after mistaking him for an intruder who had broken into her home, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said.
    A grandmother shot and critically wounded her 7-year-old grandson early Tuesday after mistaking him for an intruder who had broken into her home, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said.
  • Teen says he got herpes from wrestling

    Teen says he got herpes from wrestling

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 12:22 PM EDT2014-08-19 16:22:43 GMT

    It started with a headache, turned into a rash, and then came a stay at the hospital. Hear about the dangerous virus a high school wrestler caught on the mats.

    It started with a headache, turned into a rash, and then came a stay at the hospital. Hear about the dangerous virus a high school wrestler caught on the mats.

  • Cheetah and dog become friends

    Cheetah and dog become friends

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 12:12 PM EDT2014-08-19 16:12:32 GMT
    The San Diego Zoo Safari Park is home to quite the purr-fect pair!  Ruuxa, a cheetah cub has been spending a lot of time with his puppy pal, Raina.
    The San Diego Zoo Safari Park is home to quite the purr-fect pair!  Ruuxa, a cheetah cub has been spending a lot of time with his puppy pal, Raina.
  • Man shows up for jail in T-shirt with mug shot

    Man shows up for jail in T-shirt with mug shot

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:17 AM EDT2014-08-19 15:17:45 GMT
    A Maine man who served a 48-hour sentence for drunken driving wore something special for his jail booking photo: a T-shirt featuring his mug shot.  Nineteen-year-old Bobby Burt, of Pittsfield, had the mug shot from his June arrest printed on the orange shirt, along with the words, "Sponsored by Bud Light and Somerset County Sheriff."
    A Maine man who served a 48-hour sentence for drunken driving wore something special for his jail booking photo: a T-shirt featuring his mug shot.  Nineteen-year-old Bobby Burt, of Pittsfield, had the mug shot from his June arrest printed on the orange shirt, along with the words, "Sponsored by Bud Light and Somerset County Sheriff."
  • The militarization of America's police

    The militarization of America's police

    Monday, August 18 2014 9:41 PM EDT2014-08-19 01:41:52 GMT
    Images of heavily militarized police in Ferguson, Missouri, make the small Midwestern town look more like a war zone than a suburb. Now some are asking if this type of protection is making the problem worse. Military-style vehicles, and police who are equipped like soldiers in a war are now familiar sights as the disturbances in Ferguson continue and the divide between a mostly white police department and a predominantly African-African community widens.
    Images of heavily militarized police in Ferguson, Missouri, make the small Midwestern town look more like a war zone than a suburb. Now some are asking if this type of protection is making the problem worse. Military-style vehicles, and police who are equipped like soldiers in a war are now familiar sights as the disturbances in Ferguson continue and the divide between a mostly white police department and a predominantly African-African community widens.
  • Obama sends Holder

    Justice Department investigating in Ferguson

    Justice Department investigating in Ferguson

    Monday, August 18 2014 7:12 PM EDT2014-08-18 23:12:50 GMT
    The U.S. Department of Justice has mounted an unusually swift and aggressive response to the death of Michael Brown, from an independent autopsy to dozens of FBI agents combing Ferguson, Missouri, for witnesses to the shooting of the unarmed black teen by a white police officer. The goal, legal observers say, is to ensure that the truth about the killing is revealed.
    The U.S. Department of Justice has mounted an unusually swift and aggressive response to the death of Michael Brown, from an independent autopsy to dozens of FBI agents combing Ferguson, Missouri, for witnesses to the shooting of the unarmed black teen by a white police officer. The goal, legal observers say, is to ensure that the truth about the killing is revealed.
  • Traveling to enrich your life

    Traveling to enrich your life

    Monday, August 18 2014 6:42 PM EDT2014-08-18 22:42:17 GMT
    The younger generation is choosing extended, meaningful travel experiences over standard vacations. They are redefining what travel looks like. Dylan Driscoll, 22, just got back from the trip of a lifetime. After graduating from college, he booked an open-ended trip to Europe. He was gone for 35 days and went to 12 countries.
    The younger generation is choosing extended, meaningful travel experiences over standard vacations. They are redefining what travel looks like. Dylan Driscoll, 22, just got back from the trip of a lifetime. After graduating from college, he booked an open-ended trip to Europe. He was gone for 35 days and went to 12 countries.
  • Philadelphia, Washington, New York

    Pope Francis hopes to visit U.S. in 2015

    Pope Francis hopes to visit U.S. in 2015

    Monday, August 18 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-08-18 19:40:51 GMT
    Pope Francis has confirmed he wants to go to the United States next year and is considering a three-city trip in September 2015: Philadelphia for a family rally, Washington to address Congress and New York to speak...
    Pope Francis has confirmed he wants to go to the United States next year and is considering a three-city trip in September 2015: Philadelphia for a family rally, Washington to address Congress and New York to speak at the...
  • National Guard sent to Ferguson after more rioting

    National Guard sent to Ferguson after more rioting

    Monday, August 18 2014 7:30 AM EDT2014-08-18 11:30:52 GMT

    Missouri's governor on Monday ordered the National Guard to a St. Louis suburb convulsed by protests over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen, after a night in which police used tear gas to clear protesters off the streets well ahead of a curfew.

    Missouri's governor on Monday ordered the National Guard to a St. Louis suburb convulsed by protests over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen, after a night in which police used tear gas to clear protesters off the streets well ahead of a curfew.

  • Woman allegedly stole wine to see jailed boyfriend

    Woman allegedly stole wine to see jailed boyfriend

    Monday, August 18 2014 7:13 AM EDT2014-08-18 11:13:41 GMT
    A Texas woman allegedly stole a bottle of $3.99 wine to get arrested and see her jailed boyfriend.  Alicia Walicke of Cedar Park was charged with misdemeanor theft and freed on $5,000 bond.  Police say Walicke stole a bottle of wine from a gas station.
    A Texas woman allegedly stole a bottle of $3.99 wine to get arrested and see her jailed boyfriend.  Alicia Walicke of Cedar Park was charged with misdemeanor theft and freed on $5,000 bond.  Police say Walicke stole a bottle of wine from a gas station.
  • Venus and Jupiter to make closest approach in 14 years

    Venus and Jupiter to make closest approach in 14 years

    Sunday, August 17 2014 11:36 PM EDT2014-08-18 03:36:45 GMT
    A cosmic occurrence more than a decade in the making will take place on Monday. The planets Jupiter and Venus will appear to meet up in the early morning sky. The two brightest planets as seen from Earth will be less than one degree apart. This will make them hard to separate with the naked eye. This is the closest, most visible pairing of planets since 2000.
    A cosmic occurrence more than a decade in the making will take place on Monday. The planets Jupiter and Venus will appear to meet up in the early morning sky. The two brightest planets as seen from Earth will be less than one degree apart. This will make them hard to separate with the naked eye. This is the closest, most visible pairing of planets since 2000.
  • Abused Egyptian dogs look for new home in America

    Abused Egyptian dogs look for new home in America

    Saturday, August 16 2014 11:00 PM EDT2014-08-17 03:00:06 GMT
    The long journey is finally over for a trio of puppies who traveled half way around the world for a second chance at life. And it was all made possible, thanks to a New Jersey rescue group. Venus, Flora and Pizza arrived on an Egypt Air flight from Cairo at JFK airport on Saturday. All of the dogs were rescued overseas.
    The long journey is finally over for a trio of puppies who traveled half way around the world for a second chance at life. And it was all made possible, thanks to a New Jersey rescue group. Venus, Flora and Pizza arrived on an Egypt Air flight from Cairo at JFK airport on Saturday. All of the dogs were rescued overseas.
  • Texas' Perry indicted for coercion for veto threat

    Texas' Perry indicted for coercion for veto threat

    Friday, August 15 2014 11:05 PM EDT2014-08-16 03:05:58 GMT
    A grand jury indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday for allegedly abusing the powers of his office by carrying out a threat to veto funding for state prosecutors investigating public corruption - making the possible 2016 presidential hopeful his state's first indicted governor in nearly a century.
    A grand jury indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday for allegedly abusing the powers of his office by carrying out a threat to veto funding for state prosecutors investigating public corruption - making the possible 2016 presidential hopeful his state's first indicted governor in nearly a century.
  • Music and social activism

    Music and social activism

    Friday, August 15 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-08-15 22:32:53 GMT
    Music inspires us in in so many ways and has moved millions of people to pitch in and help in times of trouble. More than 50 years ago, artists were putting their careers and their lives on the line in the fight for civil rights. Actor and singer Harry Belafonte organized the musicians for the historic march on Washington. Sammy Davis Jr. helped fund the Civil Rights movement.
    Music inspires us in in so many ways and has moved millions of people to pitch in and help in times of trouble. More than 50 years ago, artists were putting their careers and their lives on the line in the fight for civil rights. Actor and singer Harry Belafonte organized the musicians for the historic march on Washington. Sammy Davis Jr. helped fund the Civil Rights movement.
  • Protests in Ferguson, Mo.

    Police identify cop; allege Michael Brown robbed store

    Police identify cop; allege Michael Brown robbed store

    Friday, August 15 2014 4:04 PM EDT2014-08-15 20:04:32 GMT
    Police on Friday identified the officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager and released documents alleging the young man had been suspected of stealing a $48.99 box of cigars from a convenience store in a "strong-arm" robbery shortly before he was killed.
    Police on Friday identified the officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager and released documents alleging the young man had been suspected of stealing a $48.99 box of cigars from a convenience store in a "strong-arm" robbery shortly before he was killed.
  • Grandmother poisoned with toxic chemical in iced tea

    Grandmother poisoned with toxic chemical in iced tea

    Friday, August 15 2014 11:42 AM EDT2014-08-15 15:42:38 GMT
    Jan Harding and her husband had just arrived at a Utah restaurant for a relaxing lunch with friends when she filled her cup with sweet tea from a self-serve beverage station.  The 67-year-old grandmother took one sip before spitting it out and exclaiming to her husband: "I think I just drank acid."In fact, the tea was laced with a highly toxic industrial cleaning solution.
    Jan Harding and her husband had just arrived at a Utah restaurant for a relaxing lunch with friends when she filled her cup with sweet tea from a self-serve beverage station.  The 67-year-old grandmother took one sip before spitting it out and exclaiming to her husband: "I think I just drank acid."In fact, the tea was laced with a highly toxic industrial cleaning solution.
  • Name of officer in Ferguson killing released

    Name of officer in Ferguson killing released

    Friday, August 15 2014 11:06 AM EDT2014-08-15 15:06:45 GMT
    Officials in Missouri released the name on Friday of the police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teen on Saturday.  Officer Darren Wilson, a six-year veteran of the Ferguson Police Department, has been on administrative leave since the shooting.
    Officials in Missouri released the name on Friday of the police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teen on Saturday.  Officer Darren Wilson, a six-year veteran of the Ferguson Police Department, has been on administrative leave since the shooting.
  • Police bust 13-year-old for drunk driving

    Police bust 13-year-old for drunk driving

    Friday, August 15 2014 9:21 AM EDT2014-08-15 13:21:50 GMT
    Police say an officer making a traffic stop in eastern Wisconsin found an intoxicated driver behind the wheel — and she was just 13 years old.  They say five other juveniles, 14 and under, were along for the ride.Authorities say the officer stopped the vehicle in Manitowoc shortly before midnight Wednesday because its headlights were off.
    Police say an officer making a traffic stop in eastern Wisconsin found an intoxicated driver behind the wheel — and she was just 13 years old.  They say five other juveniles, 14 and under, were along for the ride.Authorities say the officer stopped the vehicle in Manitowoc shortly before midnight Wednesday because its headlights were off.
  • Death of Robin Williams

    Depression: fighting the stigma

    Depression: fighting the stigma

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 8:23 AM EDT2014-08-13 12:23:55 GMT
    Unfortunately, depression still carries a strong stigma, preventing many people from getting the treatment they desperately need. But maybe, in some way, the death of actor Robin Williams might change that. The hope is the public will become more aware that depression is a mental illness. There are signs to look for. Most importantly, it can be treated.
    Unfortunately, depression still carries a strong stigma, preventing many people from getting the treatment they desperately need. But maybe, in some way, the death of actor Robin Williams might change that. The hope is the public will become more aware that depression is a mental illness. There are signs to look for. Most importantly, it can be treated.
  • VIDEO: Grandson surprises grandfather with puppy after wife of 63 years dies

    VIDEO: Grandson Surprises Grandfather With Puppy

    Monday, August 11 2014 1:49 PM EDT2014-08-11 17:49:49 GMT
    There's not much that can heal a husband grieving the loss of his wife of 63 years, but one grandson is aiming to help in a touching surprise.YouTube user Davy Vanhaesendonck's decided to give his grieving grandfather a puppy.
    There's not much that can heal a husband grieving the loss of his wife of 63 years, but one grandson is aiming to help in a touching surprise.YouTube user Davy Vanhaesendonck's decided to give his grieving grandfather a puppy.
  • Tropical Storm Iselle makes landfall on Hawaii

    Tropical Storm Iselle makes landfall on Hawaii

    Friday, August 8 2014 12:49 PM EDT2014-08-08 16:49:58 GMT
    The first storm in a one-two punch heading for Hawaii clamored ashore overnight Friday as a weakened tropical storm, while a second system close behind it strengthened and was on track to pass north of the islands. Tropical Storm Iselle's eye crossed onto the Big Island about 5 miles east of Pahala with winds at 60 mph. Iselle is the first tropical storm to hit the state in 22 years.
    The first storm in a one-two punch heading for Hawaii clamored ashore overnight Friday as a weakened tropical storm, while a second system close behind it strengthened and was on track to pass north of the islands. Tropical Storm Iselle's eye crossed onto the Big Island about 5 miles east of Pahala with winds at 60 mph. Iselle is the first tropical storm to hit the state in 22 years.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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  • Comedian Joan Rivers hospitalized in New York City

    Comedian Joan Rivers hospitalized in New York City

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:21 AM EDT2014-08-29 10:21:09 GMT
    Joan Rivers is in a New York City hospital, one day after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office.
    Joan Rivers is in a New York City hospital, one day after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office.
  • Shelly Sterling talks about husband, Clippers sale

    Shelly Sterling talks about husband, Clippers sale

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:02 AM EDT2014-08-29 10:02:52 GMT
    When Shelly Sterling was approached by former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer about buying the Los Angeles Clippers, the wife of disgraced NBA team owner Donald Sterling did not know who he was. But in before long she...
    When Shelly Sterling was approached by former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer about buying the Los Angeles Clippers, the wife of disgraced team owner Donald Sterling did not know who Ballmer was. But in short order she...
  • Military: Pilot was killed in Virginia F-15 crash

    Military: Pilot was killed in Virginia F-15 crash

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:39 AM EDT2014-08-29 09:39:35 GMT
    The pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed earlier this week in remote Virginia mountains was killed, military officials now say, bringing a sad end to an exhaustive two-day search involving more than 100 local, state...
    The pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed earlier this week in remote Virginia mountains was killed, military officials now say, bringing a sad end to an exhaustive two-day search involving more than 100 local, state and...
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  • Arrest made in attack of mother, children

    Arrest made in attack of mother, children

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:18 AM EDT2014-08-29 10:18:52 GMT
    The NYPD arrested a suspect in the attempted sexual assault of a mother in front of her three children.  Police say they busted Pedro Vargas, 48, of Yonkers on Thursday.  Chilling surveillance video released by cops showed a  man pretending to be a livery cab driver, pulling the woman out of a car, elbowing her five-year-old child in the face and tossing her three-year-old child onto a sidewalk in Queens.
    The NYPD arrested a suspect in the attempted sexual assault of a mother in front of her three children.  Police say they busted Pedro Vargas, 48, of Yonkers on Thursday.  Chilling surveillance video released by cops showed a  man pretending to be a livery cab driver, pulling the woman out of a car, elbowing her five-year-old child in the face and tossing her three-year-old child onto a sidewalk in Queens.
  • 'Resting comfortably'

    Joan Rivers rushed to NYC hospital

    Joan Rivers rushed to NYC hospital

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:58 AM EDT2014-08-29 09:58:52 GMT
    Hollywood legend Joan Rivers, 81, remains in critical but stable condition at The Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan. The comedian and TV host was undergoing an outpatient procedure at a clinic on the Upper East Side on Thursday when she went into cardiac arrest and was rushed to the hospital. Her daughter, Melissa Rivers, issued a statement saying her mother was "resting comfortably."

    Hollywood legend Joan Rivers, 81, remains in critical but stable condition at The Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan. The comedian and TV host was undergoing an outpatient procedure at a clinic on the Upper East Side on Thursday when she went into cardiac arrest and was rushed to the hospital. Her daughter, Melissa Rivers, issued a statement saying her mother was "resting comfortably."

  • Mayor pushes back pre-k concerns

    Mayor pushes back pre-k concerns

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:16 PM EDT2014-08-29 02:16:46 GMT
    Mayor Bill de Blasio, educators and city leaders gathered at p.s. 307 in Brooklyn on Thursday to talk with pride about more than 50,000 kids who have enrolled in pre-kindergarten. Universal full-day pre-k was a platform of his campaign when he ran for mayor.Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina also feels the pre-k program is ready for launch.
    Mayor Bill de Blasio, educators and city leaders gathered at p.s. 307 in Brooklyn on Thursday to talk with pride about more than 50,000 kids who have enrolled in pre-kindergarten. Universal full-day pre-k was a platform of his campaign when he ran for mayor.Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina also feels the pre-k program is ready for launch.
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