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  • Flavored stogies fueling surge in cigar smoking in young people

    Flavored stogies fueling surge in cigar smoking in young people

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:09 PM EDT2014-04-19 02:09:19 GMT
    Tobacco trade publications suggest that flavored cigars are driving the recent growth in cigar consumption. These products are much less expensive than cigarettes.Cigarette use among teenagers is down. But a study from Rutgers University says cigar use is up in part because of the popularity of flavored cigars. The FDA has banned flavoring in cigarettes, except for menthol, but that's not the case for cigars.
    Tobacco trade publications suggest that flavored cigars are driving the recent growth in cigar consumption. These products are much less expensive than cigarettes.Cigarette use among teenagers is down. But a study from Rutgers University says cigar use is up in part because of the popularity of flavored cigars. The FDA has banned flavoring in cigarettes, except for menthol, but that's not the case for cigars.
  • Search engine opens window to the dark web

    Search engine opens window to the dark web

    Friday, April 18 2014 7:08 PM EDT2014-04-18 23:08:19 GMT
    The dark web just got easier to navigate thanks to a Google clone that helps lead people to the illegal things they want to buy. It's not the first time someone has tried to make the dark web searchable. Essentially what we're seeing is cybercrime becoming more organized, which creates a whole new set of complications for law enforcement. For some of us Internet searches are harmless. Maybe you like the latest cute cat clip.
    The dark web just got easier to navigate thanks to a Google clone that helps lead people to the illegal things they want to buy. It's not the first time someone has tried to make the dark web searchable. Essentially what we're seeing is cybercrime becoming more organized, which creates a whole new set of complications for law enforcement. For some of us Internet searches are harmless. Maybe you like the latest cute cat clip.
  • Expert: credit cards are not fully secure

    Expert: credit cards are not fully secure

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-04-18 22:49:51 GMT
    Another week and another credit card hacking at a major retailer. This time it was Michael's craft store. Consumers are uneasy because current credit card technology is antiquated. "The fact is you cannot protect your credit cards, you can't every time you give it out it is vulnerable to fraud," says Robert Siciliano, McAfee identity theft expert.
    Another week and another credit card hacking at a major retailer. This time it was Michael's craft store. Consumers are uneasy because current credit card technology is antiquated. "The fact is you cannot protect your credit cards, you can't every time you give it out it is vulnerable to fraud," says Robert Siciliano, McAfee identity theft expert.
  • Ex-radiology tech filed false mammogram results

    Ex-radiology tech filed false mammogram results

    Friday, April 18 2014 3:20 PM EDT2014-04-18 19:20:22 GMT
    PERRY, Ga. (AP) — An ex-radiology technician accused of filing inaccurate mammogram results at a Georgia hospital has pleaded guilty to 10 counts of reckless conduct and a charge of computer forgery.Prosecutors have said 33-year-old Rachael Michelle Rapraeger, of Macon, entered nearly 1,300 negative mammogram results at Perry Hospital between Jan. 22, 2009 and April 1, 2010 that hadn't been reviewed by a radiologist.Her attorney, Floyd Buford, has said Rapraeger was overwhelmed and began ente...
    PERRY, Ga. (AP) — An ex-radiology technician accused of filing inaccurate mammogram results at a Georgia hospital has pleaded guilty to 10 counts of reckless conduct and a charge of computer forgery.Prosecutors have said 33-year-old Rachael Michelle Rapraeger, of Macon, entered nearly 1,300 negative mammogram results at Perry Hospital between Jan. 22, 2009 and April 1, 2010 that hadn't been reviewed by a radiologist.Her attorney, Floyd Buford, has said Rapraeger was overwhelmed and began ente...
  • Man robs bank wearing 'I Have Issues' shirt

    Man robs bank wearing 'I Have Issues' shirt

    Friday, April 18 2014 8:41 AM EDT2014-04-18 12:41:02 GMT
    Authorities in the San Francisco Bay Area are looking for a man who robbed a bank wearing a t-shirt that read "I Have Issues." Hayward Police Department Sgt. Eric Melendez said Thursday that the suspect, described as a white or Hispanic male in his 20s, held up the US Bank branch on Tuesday.
    Authorities in the San Francisco Bay Area are looking for a man who robbed a bank wearing a t-shirt that read "I Have Issues." Hayward Police Department Sgt. Eric Melendez said Thursday that the suspect, described as a white or Hispanic male in his 20s, held up the US Bank branch on Tuesday.
  • IRS tracking license plates

    IRS tracking license plates

    Friday, April 18 2014 8:29 AM EDT2014-04-18 12:29:07 GMT
    The Internal Revenue Service and other federal agencies reportedly awarded contracts to a license plate-tracking company to provide access to license-plate recognition databases or technology used to collect plate information. Bloomberg News reported thatthe IRS and other government agencies awarded about $415,000 in contracts to Livermore, Calif.-based Vigilant Solutions before the Department of Homeland Security dropped a plan for similar work after privacy concerns were raised. In June 201...
    The Internal Revenue Service and other federal agencies reportedly awarded contracts to a license plate-tracking company to provide access to license-plate recognition databases or technology used to collect plate information. Bloomberg News reported thatthe IRS and other government agencies awarded about $415,000 in contracts to Livermore, Calif.-based Vigilant Solutions before the Department of Homeland Security dropped a plan for similar work after privacy concerns were raised. In June 201...
  • Chelsea Clinton is pregnant

    Chelsea Clinton is pregnant

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-04-17 22:54:41 GMT
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    Chelsea Clinton says she and her husband are expecting their first child later this year.The daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced at a Clinton Foundation event in New York that she and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are "very excited" to be having their first child later this year.
    Chelsea Clinton says she and her husband are expecting their first child later this year.The daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced at a Clinton Foundation event in New York that she and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are "very excited" to be having their first child later this year.
  • 3 thugs sought after Good Samaritan shot in face

    3 thugs sought after Good Samaritan shot in face

    Thursday, April 17 2014 3:35 PM EDT2014-04-17 19:35:56 GMT
    Florida police are looking for three men who shot a Marine in the face and then stole his car.  Ralph Tackett, 49, heard a crash outside of his Jacksonville, Fla. home and drove down his driveway to see what happened.  The suspects then approached him and asked for a tire.
    Florida police are looking for three men who shot a Marine in the face and then stole his car.  Ralph Tackett, 49, heard a crash outside of his Jacksonville, Fla. home and drove down his driveway to see what happened.  The suspects then approached him and asked for a tire.
  • Fort Drum soldier fatally wounded in Afghanistan

    Fort Drum soldier fatally wounded in Afghanistan

    Thursday, April 17 2014 3:12 PM EDT2014-04-17 19:12:36 GMT
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    A soldier from Fort Drum in northern New York has died from wounds suffered in combat in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced. Spc. Kerry M. G. Danyluk, 27, of Cuero, Texas, was wounded during a firefight with insurgents in Pul-e-Alam, Logar province on April 12, 2014, the Pentagon said. The military flew him to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, where he died three days later.
    A soldier from Fort Drum in northern New York has died from wounds suffered in combat in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced. Spc. Kerry M. G. Danyluk, 27, of Cuero, Texas, was wounded during a firefight with insurgents in Pul-e-Alam, Logar province on April 12, 2014, the Pentagon said. The military flew him to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, where he died three days later.
  • Future of money

    Future of money

    Thursday, April 17 2014 1:27 PM EDT2014-04-17 17:27:18 GMT
    These days, when you check out of a grocery store, your toughest choice might be cash or credit.  But in a few years, there may be no need to carry dollar bills, credit cards, or stacks of cash.  It might sound like the stuff of science fiction but futurist and social scientist Heather Schlegel says it's not.
    These days, when you check out of a grocery store, your toughest choice might be cash or credit.  But in a few years, there may be no need to carry dollar bills, credit cards, or stacks of cash.  It might sound like the stuff of science fiction but futurist and social scientist Heather Schlegel says it's not.
  • VP Biden joins Instagram, posts selfie with Obama

    VP Biden joins Instagram, posts selfie with Obama

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:23 PM EDT2014-04-17 16:23:03 GMT
    The Vice President of the United States has joined the photo sharing site Instagram. VP Joseph Biden posted an artsy picture of himself blurred in the background as he reads at his desk with a pair of black Ray Ban sunglasses placed in the foreground. Biden also posted his first selfie with President Barack Obama from the back of a limousine. The photo had about 3,600 likes in about 30 minutes. "Found a friend to join my first selfie on Instagram" read the caption.
    The Vice President of the United States has joined the photo sharing site Instagram. VP Joseph Biden posted an artsy picture of himself blurred in the background as he reads at his desk with a pair of black Ray Ban sunglasses placed in the foreground. Biden also posted his first selfie with President Barack Obama from the back of a limousine. The photo had about 3,600 likes in about 30 minutes. "Found a friend to join my first selfie on Instagram" read the caption.
  • Teen caught urinating in reservoir

    Teen caught urinating in reservoir

    Thursday, April 17 2014 8:24 AM EDT2014-04-17 12:24:39 GMT
    Once again, Portland officials are preparing to flush millions of gallons of treated water because a young person urinated into a city reservoir.  Water Bureau Administrator David Shaff said 38 million gallons will be discarded because a 19-year-old was caught in the act on Wednesday.
    Once again, Portland officials are preparing to flush millions of gallons of treated water because a young person urinated into a city reservoir.  Water Bureau Administrator David Shaff said 38 million gallons will be discarded because a 19-year-old was caught in the act on Wednesday.
  • IRS considers taxing work freebies like food

    IRS considers taxing work freebies like food

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 9:11 PM EDT2014-04-17 01:11:44 GMT
    In competitive job markets like Silicon Valley, companies are doing everything they can to entice the best and brightest -- offering freebies that have become the stuff of legend.Employee perks like free food at lavish cafeterias, laundry and even yoga are not unheard of.  But the taxman could soon crack down.  The IRS reportedly is looking at these perks and seeing if these companies need to start paying up for the free stuff they offer employees.
    In competitive job markets like Silicon Valley, companies are doing everything they can to entice the best and brightest -- offering freebies that have become the stuff of legend.Employee perks like free food at lavish cafeterias, laundry and even yoga are not unheard of.  But the taxman could soon crack down.  The IRS reportedly is looking at these perks and seeing if these companies need to start paying up for the free stuff they offer employees.
  • Is your home's energy meter spying on you?

    Is your home's energy meter spying on you?

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:38 PM EDT2014-04-16 22:38:32 GMT
    Utility companies across the U.S. are installing smart meters in customers’ homes, touting the technology’s energy-saving ways, but opponents argue that the meters are opening a Pandora’s box of privacy concerns.
    Utility companies across the U.S. are installing smart meters in customers’ homes, touting the technology’s energy-saving ways, but opponents argue that the meters are opening a Pandora’s box of privacy concerns.
  • Boy gets stuck in machine at bowling alley

    Boy gets stuck in machine at bowling alley

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 5:19 PM EDT2014-04-16 21:19:45 GMT
    A missing child in Nebraska was reportedly found alive and well...inside of a claw crane game at a local bowling alley.It happened in Lincoln, Neb. on Monday. The boy's frantic mother reported him missing on Monday afternoon.The boy apparently left the apartment and went across the street to the bowling alley before working himself into the Bear Claw game.People alerted the staff, who called the vending machine company to get the boy out.The child was reportedly fine, according to a local rep...
    A missing child in Nebraska was reportedly found alive and well...inside of a claw crane game at a local bowling alley.It happened in Lincoln, Neb. on Monday. The boy's frantic mother reported him missing on Monday afternoon.The boy apparently left the apartment and went across the street to the bowling alley before working himself into the Bear Claw game.People alerted the staff, who called the vending machine company to get the boy out.The child was reportedly fine, according to a local rep...
  • Smartphone 'kill switches' available in 2015

    Smartphone 'kill switches' available in 2015

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 2:28 PM EDT2014-04-16 18:28:05 GMT
    13 smartphone manufacturers or carriers have agreed to add kill switches to their devices made after July 2015. The agreement comes after a major rise in smartphone thefts across the country. Smartphone robberies are the number one property theft in America and 20 percent of robberies in New York City.
    13 smartphone manufacturers or carriers have agreed to add kill switches to their devices made after July 2015. The agreement comes after a major rise in smartphone thefts across the country. Smartphone robberies are the number one property theft in America and 20 percent of robberies in New York City.
  • War on Easter?

    War on Easter?

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 2:11 PM EDT2014-04-16 18:11:59 GMT
    An atheist group has sparked outrage with a sign at the Wisconsin Capitol that reads, “Nobody died for our ‘sins,’ Jesus Christ is a myth.”
    An atheist group has sparked outrage with a sign at the Wisconsin Capitol that reads, “Nobody died for our ‘sins,’ Jesus Christ is a myth.”
  • Social streaming video from your iPhone with YEVVO

    Social streaming video from your iPhone with YEVVO

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 8:46 AM EDT2014-04-16 12:46:01 GMT
    We met YEVVO's 26-year-old co-founder and CEO, Ben Rubin, on a rainy day in Madison Square Park. Among the four of us (Ben, me, my photographer, and the representative from Ben's PR firm), we had four smartphones and the free app Rubin created."What if you were going live during this interview and then somebody [online] started asking questions and then [that somebody] actually helped to create the content?" Rubin asked.
    We met YEVVO's 26-year-old co-founder and CEO, Ben Rubin, on a rainy day in Madison Square Park. Among the four of us (Ben, me, my photographer, and the representative from Ben's PR firm), we had four smartphones and the free app Rubin created."What if you were going live during this interview and then somebody [online] started asking questions and then [that somebody] actually helped to create the content?" Rubin asked.
  • 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. 
  • Heartbleed: Android devices may be vulnerable

    Heartbleed: Android devices may be vulnerable

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:14 PM EDT2014-04-16 02:14:46 GMT
    If you've heard about the Heartbleed bug, maybe you've already changed all your passwords and online security information. But Android users may still be at risk. Lance Ulanoff, senior editor of the online tech site Mashable, explains: "For the most part, Heartbleed has really been about the services that you access, and not local devices so the encryption on the device may have the same vulnerability."
    If you've heard about the Heartbleed bug, maybe you've already changed all your passwords and online security information. But Android users may still be at risk. Lance Ulanoff, senior editor of the online tech site Mashable, explains: "For the most part, Heartbleed has really been about the services that you access, and not local devices so the encryption on the device may have the same vulnerability."
  • Heartbleed: what websites are affected and what you should do now

    Heartbleed: what websites are affected and what you should do now

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 9:16 PM EDT2014-04-16 01:16:42 GMT
    The Heartbleed bug is no joke. Websites, social networks, services, networking equipment, and web-enabled hardware may all be vulnerable. Here are some steps to take right now: Use the LastPass Heartbleed checker to see if websites you use are vulnerable and/or if they have installed security patches. Check the website of the company that made your home router in case it has been compromised. Make sure to download any software updates and security patches. Change your passwords.
    The Heartbleed security flaw is no joke. Websites, social networks, services, networking equipment, and web-enabled hardware may all be vulnerable. Here are some steps to take right now: Use the LastPass Heartbleed checker to see if websites you use are vulnerable and/or if they have installed security patches. Check the website of the company that made your home router in case it has been compromised. Make sure to download any software updates and security patches. Change your passwords.
  • Biometric security can't come soon enough for some people

    Biometric security can't come soon enough for some people

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 2:00 PM EDT2014-04-15 18:00:20 GMT
    Cyber-attacks and identity theft seem a realer threat than ever before, but the tools we need to protect ourselves we have carried since birth. Friday, we made Ryan King the most verified man in Brooklyn. "Verified," a fingerprint-recognition device chirped back at Ryan after he placed his finger on the reader.
    Cyber-attacks and identity theft seem a realer threat than ever before, but the tools we need to protect ourselves we have carried since birth. Friday, we made Ryan King the most verified man in Brooklyn. "Verified," a fingerprint-recognition device chirped back at Ryan after he placed his finger on the reader.
  • Google Glass one-day sale

    Google Glass one-day sale

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 1:44 PM EDT2014-04-15 17:44:01 GMT
    Google is making its wearable computing device, Google Glass, available to the American public on Tuesday, April 15.  Glass began selling at 9 a.m. for $1,500 plus tax. You can also purchase prescription glass frames or sunglass shades. You must be over 18 and live in the United States. The one day sale is part of Google's Glass Explorer program which began in 2012.
    Google is making its wearable computing device, Google Glass, available to the American public on Tuesday, April 15.  Glass began selling at 9 a.m. for $1,500 plus tax. You can also purchase prescription glass frames or sunglass shades. You must be over 18 and live in the United States. The one day sale is part of Google's Glass Explorer program which began in 2012.
  • First women move into Army platoon artillery jobs

    First women move into Army platoon artillery jobs

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 12:42 PM EDT2014-04-15 16:42:56 GMT
    Under a canopy of trees on the edge of a large field, soldiers from Bravo Battery are lying in a circle as they pore over targeting charts. Nearby, others are preparing the howitzer cannons as helicopters swoop overhead. At the edge of the circle, the platoon leader watches as the field artillerymen go through their training exercise.No one seems to notice the small knot of hair at the base of the lieutenant's helmet.
    Under a canopy of trees on the edge of a large field, soldiers from Bravo Battery are lying in a circle as they pore over targeting charts. Nearby, others are preparing the howitzer cannons as helicopters swoop overhead. At the edge of the circle, the platoon leader watches as the field artillerymen go through their training exercise.No one seems to notice the small knot of hair at the base of the lieutenant's helmet.
  • Boston Marathon bombing anniversary

    Boston Marathon bombing anniversary

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 12:28 PM EDT2014-04-15 16:28:54 GMT
    The anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings was marked with a solemn wreath-laying ceremony Tuesday morning, the first tribute in a day dedicated to honoring the three people who died, the more than 260 people who were injured and those who rushed to help them.
    The anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings was marked with a solemn wreath-laying ceremony Tuesday morning, the first tribute in a day dedicated to honoring the three people who died, the more than 260 people who were injured and those who rushed to help them.
  • Police: Man comes to courthouse in stolen car

    Police: Man comes to courthouse in stolen car

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:35 AM EDT2014-04-15 14:35:01 GMT
    Police say a man was arrested after using a stolen car to get to a court appearance in California.  James Manning was taken into custody after police say they received a call from an auto dealership in Redding on Friday reporting the vehicle was stolen.  The 2001 Mitsubishi's GPS indicated it was parked in front of the Tuolumne County courthouse.
    Police say a man was arrested after using a stolen car to get to a court appearance in California.  James Manning was taken into custody after police say they received a call from an auto dealership in Redding on Friday reporting the vehicle was stolen.  The 2001 Mitsubishi's GPS indicated it was parked in front of the Tuolumne County courthouse.
  • Dating apps and sites get you only so far

    Dating apps and sites get you only so far

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 9:24 AM EDT2014-04-15 13:24:18 GMT
    Technology has reduced how we get a date to swiping right for "yes" and left for "no." But presumably once on that date you still need to charm your guest if you hope to see him or her again or if you'd like for the night to continue. "Once you're in the game, the old rules still apply," says dating coach Chris Luna. He recommends a different flirting tactic depending on the person, their partner for the evening, and the circumstances of the date.
    Technology has reduced how we get a date to swiping right for "yes" and left for "no." But presumably once on that date you still need to charm your guest if you hope to see him or her again or if you'd like for the night to continue. "Once you're in the game, the old rules still apply," says dating coach Chris Luna. He recommends a different flirting tactic depending on the person, their partner for the evening, and the circumstances of the date.
  • Blood Moon eclipse 2014

    Blood Moon eclipse 2014

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 6:35 AM EDT2014-04-15 10:35:43 GMT
    A lunar eclipse known as a red moon or "blood moon" was visible in the Tristate area on Tuesday.  It started early in the morning and was the first of four such lunar eclipses over the next year and a half. The moon turns red during this type of eclipse because the sunlight is refracted, similar to the way it is bent during a sunset.
    A lunar eclipse known as a red moon or "blood moon" was visible in the Tristate area on Tuesday.  It started early in the morning and was the first of four such lunar eclipses over the next year and a half. The moon turns red during this type of eclipse because the sunlight is refracted, similar to the way it is bent during a sunset.
  • Hate crime charges for suspect in deadly shootings at Jewish centers

    Hate crime charges for suspect in deadly shootings at Jewish centers

    Monday, April 14 2014 10:11 PM EDT2014-04-15 02:11:04 GMT
    A white supremacist and former Ku Klux Klan leader could face hate crime charges on top of first-degree murder charges after a shooting rampage in Overland Park, Kansas, that left three dead. Frazier Glenn Cross, 73, was arrested Sunday in an elementary school parking lot a short time after the shootings. He is also known by the name Frazier Glenn Miller. The Southern Poverty Law Center, which compiles information about hate groups, said it has a dossier on Cross.
    A white supremacist and former Ku Klux Klan leader could face hate crime charges on top of first-degree murder charges after a shooting rampage in Overland Park, Kansas, that left three dead. Frazier Glenn Cross, 73, was arrested Sunday in an elementary school parking lot a short time after the shootings. He is also known by the name Frazier Glenn Miller. The Southern Poverty Law Center, which compiles information about hate groups, said it has a dossier on Cross.
  • Calendar palindrome week

    Calendar palindrome week

    Monday, April 14 2014 6:28 PM EDT2014-04-14 22:28:55 GMT
    Today's U.S. standard dateline: 4/14/14, the fourth month, the 14th day, the year 2014. Today's U.S. standard dateline backward: 4/14/14. It's the same. Actually, every dateline starting this past Sunday through next Saturday is reversible. And if you don't think that's cool, don't tell astro-numerologist Lloyd Strayhorn.
    Today's U.S. standard dateline: 4/14/14, the fourth month, the 14th day, the year 2014. Today's U.S. standard dateline backward: 4/14/14. It's the same. Actually, every dateline starting this past Sunday through next Saturday is reversible. And if you don't think that's cool, don't tell astro-numerologist Lloyd Strayhorn.
  • The popularity of religion apps

    The popularity of religion apps

    Monday, April 14 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-04-14 21:33:56 GMT
    Let's face it: we all practically worship our phones, so it's no surprise more people are turning to their devices for a little spiritual and religious guidance. Not quite prepared for the Passover Seder? Well, you guessed it: there's an app for that. No, it won't cook the matzo ball soup for you but it will help you prepare the festive meal.
    Let's face it: we all practically worship our phones, so it's no surprise more people are turning to their devices for a little spiritual and religious guidance. Not quite prepared for the Passover Seder? Well, you guessed it: there's an app for that. No, it won't cook the matzo ball soup for you but it will help you prepare the festive meal.
  • 2014 Pulitzer winners in journalism and arts

    2014 Pulitzer winners in journalism and arts

    Monday, April 14 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-04-14 21:03:27 GMT
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    The Pulitzers, journalism's highest honor, are given out each year by Columbia University on the recommendation of a board of journalists and others. Each award carries a $10,000 prize except for the public service award, which is a gold medal. The 2014 Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists, and the judges' comments.
    The Pulitzers, journalism's highest honor, are given out each year by Columbia University on the recommendation of a board of journalists and others. Each award carries a $10,000 prize except for the public service award, which is a gold medal. The 2014 Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists, and the judges' comments.
  • 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.
  • 6-Year-Old With Rare Disorder Gets to Be Navy SEAL for a Day

    6-Year-Old With Rare Disorder Gets to Be Navy SEAL for a Day

    Monday, April 14 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-04-14 20:10:12 GMT
    A 6-year-old got the birthday surprise of a lifetime when he found out he would be a Navy SEAL for a day.  Mason Rudder has already endured 10 surgeries for a rare genetic disorder that affects his range of motion, but that hasn’t stopped him from dreaming of becoming an elite Navy SEAL one day.  Navy SEAL Jared Ogden spent a day training Mason.
    A 6-year-old got the birthday surprise of a lifetime when he found out he would be a Navy SEAL for a day.  Mason Rudder has already endured 10 surgeries for a rare genetic disorder that affects his range of motion, but that hasn’t stopped him from dreaming of becoming an elite Navy SEAL one day.  Navy SEAL Jared Ogden spent a day training Mason.
  • Phoenix Fire Department loses keys for businesses

    Phoenix Fire Department loses keys for businesses

    Monday, April 14 2014 3:20 PM EDT2014-04-14 19:20:35 GMT
    The Phoenix Fire Department can't account for hundreds of keys for lock boxes that allow firefighters to enter thousands of businesses and other locations when they're closed to battle blazes.  Deputy Chief David Carter on Monday blamed poor record keeping over the past 15 years for the missing 850 keys but said there's no indication they have been used for criminal purposes.
    The Phoenix Fire Department can't account for hundreds of keys for lock boxes that allow firefighters to enter thousands of businesses and other locations when they're closed to battle blazes.  Deputy Chief David Carter on Monday blamed poor record keeping over the past 15 years for the missing 850 keys but said there's no indication they have been used for criminal purposes.
  • Flavor Flav pleads guilty in Las Vegas battery case

    Flavor Flav pleads guilty in Las Vegas battery case

    Monday, April 14 2014 3:16 PM EDT2014-04-14 19:16:55 GMT
    Entertainer Flavor Flav has pleaded guilty to reduced charges in a Las Vegas domestic violence case in a move that will avoid a trial and possible jail time. The 55-year-old rapper and reality TV star acknowledged Monday in Clark County District Court that he wielded a kitchen knife during an October 2012 argument at home with his longtime girlfriend's 17-year-old son.
    Entertainer Flavor Flav has pleaded guilty to reduced charges in a Las Vegas domestic violence case in a move that will avoid a trial and possible jail time. The 55-year-old rapper and reality TV star acknowledged Monday in Clark County District Court that he wielded a kitchen knife during an October 2012 argument at home with his longtime girlfriend's 17-year-old son.
  • Mom admits to killing her 6 babies

    Mom admits to killing her 6 babies

    Monday, April 14 2014 1:00 PM EDT2014-04-14 17:00:53 GMT
    The discovery of seven dead babies in cardboard boxes in a Utah garage has police desperately seeking answers from the mother and other family members about how such a tragedy unfolded over a decade with no one noticing. Megan Huntsman, 39, is accused of killing her babies after giving birth to the children between 1996 and 2006, investigators said.
    The discovery of seven dead babies in cardboard boxes in a Utah garage has police desperately seeking answers from the mother and other family members about how such a tragedy unfolded over a decade with no one noticing. Megan Huntsman, 39, is accused of killing her babies after giving birth to the children between 1996 and 2006, investigators said.
  • 'I AM A BULLY' sign-holder calls sentence unfair

    'I AM A BULLY' sign-holder calls sentence unfair

    Monday, April 14 2014 9:55 AM EDT2014-04-14 13:55:57 GMT
    A man who spent hours on a street corner Sunday with a sign declaring he's a bully says that the punishment in a disorderly conduct case was unfair and that the judge who sentenced him has ruined his life.  Sixty-two-year-old Edmond Aviv mostly ignored honking horns and people who stopped by to talk with him.
    A man who spent hours on a street corner Sunday with a sign declaring he's a bully says that the punishment in a disorderly conduct case was unfair and that the judge who sentenced him has ruined his life.  Sixty-two-year-old Edmond Aviv mostly ignored honking horns and people who stopped by to talk with him.
  • A look at predictions of the 1964 World's Fair

    A look at predictions of the 1964 World's Fair

    Saturday, April 12 2014 2:44 PM EDT2014-04-12 18:44:01 GMT
    The New York World's Fair of 1964 introduced 51 million visitors to a range of technological innovations and predictions during its run. Fifty years later, some of those ideas have turned out to be commonplace...
    The New York World's Fair of 1964 introduced 51 million visitors to a range of technological innovations and predictions during its run. Many of those items, like personal computers, have become quite common now. 
  • Unconventional names for babies, some inspired by pop culture

    Unconventional names for babies, some inspired by pop culture

    Friday, April 11 2014 10:21 PM EDT2014-04-12 02:21:36 GMT
    Apple, North. Not the fruit. Not the direction. But baby names. Or how about Fragrant. It's not like she's named cologne. Baby names can be unusual, or just normal, like Bob, Jim, and John. That's my dad's name. It's pretty common.Some people are actually naming their kids after "Game of Thrones" characters, such as Khaleesi.
    Apple, North. Not the fruit. Not the direction. But baby names. Or how about Fragrant. It's not like she's named cologne. Baby names can be unusual, or just normal, like Bob, Jim, and John. That's my dad's name. It's pretty common.Some people are actually naming their kids after "Game of Thrones" characters, such as Khaleesi.
  • Obama announces Sebelius resignation, names budget director successor

    Obama announces Sebelius resignation, names budget director successor

    Friday, April 11 2014 1:54 PM EDT2014-04-11 17:54:57 GMT
    President Barack Obama on Friday announced the resignation of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and named his budget director, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, as her successor. The move comes just a week after the close of the rocky enrollment period for Obama's health care law.
    President Barack Obama on Friday announced the resignation of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and named his budget director, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, as her successor. The move comes just a week after the close of the rocky enrollment period for Obama's health care law.
  • NBA announcer suspended for Twitter posts

    NBA announcer suspended for Twitter posts

    Friday, April 11 2014 1:24 PM EDT2014-04-11 17:24:18 GMT
    The public address announcer of the Dallas Mavericks has been suspended for two games due to Tweets criticizing the NBA's officiating.  Sean Heath sent out multiple Tweets following Dallas' 122-120 overtime loss to the Golden State Warriors on April 1 that were critical of a pivotal call in the game.
    The public address announcer of the Dallas Mavericks has been suspended for two games due to Tweets criticizing the NBA's officiating.  Sean Heath sent out multiple Tweets following Dallas' 122-120 overtime loss to the Golden State Warriors on April 1 that were critical of a pivotal call in the game.
  • Police: Online posts prompted deadly casino fight

    Police: Online posts prompted deadly casino fight

    Friday, April 11 2014 12:31 PM EDT2014-04-11 16:31:46 GMT
    Reno, Nev., police say they've arrested a nightclub guard accused of killing a man who posted negative comments on social media about the lounge's security.  Authorities say they arrested 24-year-old Stefen Johnson on suspicion of second-degree murder Thursday, four months after the man died.
    Reno, Nev., police say they've arrested a nightclub guard accused of killing a man who posted negative comments on social media about the lounge's security.  Authorities say they arrested 24-year-old Stefen Johnson on suspicion of second-degree murder Thursday, four months after the man died.
  • FBI: NC inmate helped orchestrate kidnapping

    FBI: NC inmate helped orchestrate kidnapping

    Friday, April 11 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-04-11 15:13:53 GMT
    Federal authorities say a North Carolina prison inmate used a smuggled mobile phone to keep in touch with kidnappers holding the father of a prosecutor who helped send him away for life.
    Federal authorities say a North Carolina prison inmate used a smuggled mobile phone to keep in touch with kidnappers holding the father of a prosecutor who helped send him away for life.
  • Assignment: compare Martin Luther King to cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal

    Assignment: compare Martin Luther King to cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal

    Friday, April 11 2014 9:15 AM EDT2014-04-11 13:15:36 GMT
    A lesson plan asking students to draw a “possible parallel” between late civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., right, and convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal is an “absolute disgrace,” the widow of the fallen officer says.
    A lesson plan asking students to draw a “possible parallel” between late civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., right, and convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal is an “absolute disgrace,” the widow of the fallen officer says.
  • Shoe thrown at Hillary Clinton during speech

    Shoe thrown at Hillary Clinton during speech

    Friday, April 11 2014 8:10 AM EDT2014-04-11 12:10:26 GMT
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had to duck during a speech she was giving in Las Vegas when a woman threw a shoe at her. Clinton was not struck by the flying object. She even joked about it after asking: "is that somebody throwing something at me? Is that part of Cirque de Soleil?" The woman who threw the shoe was taken into federal custody on Thursday at the Mandalay Bay resort where Clinton was giving her speech to about 1,000 members of the recycling trade industry.
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had to duck during a speech she was giving in Las Vegas when a woman threw a shoe at her. Clinton was not struck by the flying object. She even joked about it after asking: "is that somebody throwing something at me? Is that part of Cirque de Soleil?" The woman who threw the shoe was taken into federal custody on Thursday at the Mandalay Bay resort where Clinton was giving her speech to about 1,000 members of the recycling trade industry.
  • Spring cleaning tips to de-clutter your life

    Spring cleaning tips to de-clutter your life

    Friday, April 11 2014 7:43 AM EDT2014-04-11 11:43:47 GMT
    Maybe you need to watch the TV show "Hoarders Buried Alive" to motivate to do your spring cleaning. But interior designer Guillaume Gentet says you should be inspired by how you will feel when it is over. Before you even open your closet he suggests opening the windows and start cleaning. Next hit the floors. Next: time to pare down your wardrobe. Rule of thumb: if you haven't worn it in two years' time to toss or give clothes in good condition to charity.
    Maybe you need to watch the TV show "Hoarders Buried Alive" to motivate to do your spring cleaning. But interior designer Guillaume Gentet says you should be inspired by how you will feel when it is over. Before you even open your closet he suggests opening the windows and start cleaning. Next hit the floors. Next: time to pare down your wardrobe. Rule of thumb: if you haven't worn it in two years' time to toss or give clothes in good condition to charity.
  • 10 killed as bus, truck carrying students collide

    10 killed as bus, truck carrying students collide

    Friday, April 11 2014 7:37 AM EDT2014-04-11 11:37:01 GMT
    The California Highway Patrol says the drivers of a FedEx delivery truck and a charter bus carrying high school students on a college visit are among the 10 people who were killed in a fiery crash on a Northern California interstate. In addition to both drivers, the patrol says three adult chaperones and five teenage students were killed in the crash on Interstate 5 near Orland.
    The California Highway Patrol says the drivers of a FedEx delivery truck and a charter bus carrying high school students on a college visit are among the 10 people who were killed in a fiery crash on a Northern California interstate. In addition to both drivers, the patrol says three adult chaperones and five teenage students were killed in the crash on Interstate 5 near Orland.
  • NSA 'cyber-attacks' military service academies

    NSA 'cyber-attacks' military service academies

    Thursday, April 10 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-04-10 19:19:43 GMT
    If Douglas MacArthur or Ulysses S. Grant went to the U.S. Military Academy today, they might be testing their defensive skills hunched in front of a computer screen. A team of caffeine-fueled cadets is spending long days this week in a computer lab trying to fend off threats cooked up by experts at the National Security Agency.
    If Douglas MacArthur or Ulysses S. Grant went to the U.S. Military Academy today, they might be testing their defensive skills hunched in front of a computer screen. A team of caffeine-fueled cadets is spending long days this week in a computer lab trying to fend off threats cooked up by experts at the National Security Agency.
  • Sewage treatment plant tries to lure weddings

    Sewage treatment plant tries to lure weddings

    Thursday, April 10 2014 2:46 PM EDT2014-04-10 18:46:43 GMT
    A sewage treatment plant near Seattle is advertising its availability as a wedding venue.  The Brightwater Wastewater Treatment Center says on Facebook it has a full catering kitchen, audio-video equipment, dance floor and ample parking.You could even hold the wedding outside.
    A sewage treatment plant near Seattle is advertising its availability as a wedding venue.  The Brightwater Wastewater Treatment Center says on Facebook it has a full catering kitchen, audio-video equipment, dance floor and ample parking.You could even hold the wedding outside.
  • California city declares Sriracha maker a nuisance

    California city declares Sriracha maker a nuisance

    Thursday, April 10 2014 12:45 PM EDT2014-04-10 16:45:00 GMT
    A Southern California city has declared the factory that produces the popular Sriracha hot sauce a public nuisance.  The Irwindale City Council's action Wednesday night gives the factory 90 days to make changes to stop the spicy odors that prompted complaints from some residents last fall.
    A Southern California city has declared the factory that produces the popular Sriracha hot sauce a public nuisance.  The Irwindale City Council's action Wednesday night gives the factory 90 days to make changes to stop the spicy odors that prompted complaints from some residents last fall.
  • Standoff in Nevada desert between rancher and federal government

    Standoff in Nevada desert between rancher and federal government

    Thursday, April 10 2014 11:52 AM EDT2014-04-10 15:52:17 GMT
    Two of Nevada’s top elected leaders are riding to the rescue of a rancher whose decades-long range war with the federal government has reached a boiling point in recent days.
    Two of Nevada’s top elected leaders are riding to the rescue of a rancher whose decades-long range war with the federal government has reached a boiling point in recent days.
  • Prom photos end with wet plunge

    Prom photos end with wet plunge

    Thursday, April 10 2014 11:05 AM EDT2014-04-10 15:05:22 GMT
    Some high schoolers got a pre-prom soaking when they went for a group photo.  It happened in Pierce, Neb. 22 students went to a classmate's home for a photo session in the dresses and suits.  The large group of students caused the bridge to tip over, plunging them all into the four-foot deep pond.
    Some high schoolers got a pre-prom soaking when they went for a group photo.  It happened in Pierce, Neb. 22 students went to a classmate's home for a photo session in the dresses and suits.  The large group of students caused the bridge to tip over, plunging them all into the four-foot deep pond.
  • Washington-wide 911 outage

    Washington-wide 911 outage

    Thursday, April 10 2014 10:28 AM EDT2014-04-10 14:28:13 GMT
    CenturyLink technicians are scrambling to get 911 emergency phone service restored in Washington state after the service went out early Thursday morning.  Spokeswoman Kerry Zimmer says the problem began about 1:30 a.m. Thursday at Sheridan, Ore., and Oregon was affected for a time.
    CenturyLink technicians are scrambling to get 911 emergency phone service restored in Washington state after the service went out early Thursday morning.  Spokeswoman Kerry Zimmer says the problem began about 1:30 a.m. Thursday at Sheridan, Ore., and Oregon was affected for a time.
  • Could a 6-hour workday improve your health and productivity?

    Could a 6-hour workday improve your health and productivity?

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 10:49 PM EDT2014-04-10 02:49:44 GMT
    New Yorker Chris Flemming told us he keeps grueling hours in two jobs to support his daughter. He might want to consider moving to Sweden. The mayor of Gothenburg is trying a new experiment. He is allowing some municipal employees to work just six hours a day. The test: to see if a shorter day increases productivity and if workers take fewer sick days because they feel better mentally and physically.
    New Yorker Chris Flemming told us he keeps grueling hours in two jobs to support his daughter. He might want to consider moving to Sweden. The mayor of Gothenburg is trying a new experiment. He is allowing some municipal employees to work just six hours a day. The test: to see if a shorter day increases productivity and if workers take fewer sick days because they feel better mentally and physically.
  • Pennsylvania school stabbings

    Pennsylvania school stabbings

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 7:56 PM EDT2014-04-09 23:56:01 GMT
    A 16-year-old boy stabbed and slashed 21 fellow students and a guard at a high school near Pittsburgh Wednesday morning, police said. Police identified the boy as Alex Hribal. Authorities charged him as an adult with four counts of attempted homicide and 21 counts of aggravated assault for the attack at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, the AP reported. He appeared before a judge Wednesday evening.
    A 16-year-old boy stabbed and slashed 21 fellow students and a guard at a high school near Pittsburgh Wednesday morning, police said. Police identified the boy as Alex Hribal. Authorities charged him as an adult with four counts of attempted homicide and 21 counts of aggravated assault for the attack at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, the AP reported. He appeared before a judge Wednesday evening.
  • Hillary Clinton book to be released June 10

    Hillary Clinton book to be released June 10

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 12:58 PM EDT2014-04-09 16:58:18 GMT
    Hillary Rodham Clinton's new book on her time as President Barack Obama's secretary of state will be released on June 10, her publisher says. Publisher Simon Schuster says Wednesday that Clinton will share "candid reflections about key moments during her time as Secretary of State as well as her thoughts about how to navigate the challenges of the 21st century."
    Hillary Rodham Clinton's new book on her time as President Barack Obama's secretary of state will be released on June 10, her publisher says. Publisher Simon Schuster says Wednesday that Clinton will share "candid reflections about key moments during her time as Secretary of State as well as her thoughts about how to navigate the challenges of the 21st century."
  • Marine guard shoots fellow guard at Camp Lejeune

    Marine guard shoots fellow guard at Camp Lejeune

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 12:42 PM EDT2014-04-09 16:42:45 GMT
    Authorities at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina say a Marine standing guard at the main gate has shot and killed another guard.Base spokesman Nat Fahy said the shooting occurred at around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. A base news release says the shooting isn't considered an act of terrorism and that there is no active gunman.
    Authorities at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina say a Marine standing guard at the main gate has shot and killed another guard.Base spokesman Nat Fahy said the shooting occurred at around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. A base news release says the shooting isn't considered an act of terrorism and that there is no active gunman.
  • Computer support call leads to burglary arrest

    Computer support call leads to burglary arrest

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 9:05 AM EDT2014-04-09 13:05:38 GMT
    Mike Witonis got an email from Apple thanking him for calling customer service about his laptop computer. Problem is, someone had stolen it from him a year earlier.
    Mike Witonis got an email from Apple thanking him for calling customer service about his laptop computer. Problem is, someone had stolen it from him a year earlier.
  • Medicare database reveals top-paid doctors

    Medicare database reveals top-paid doctors

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 6:41 AM EDT2014-04-09 10:41:47 GMT
    Medicare paid a tiny group of doctors $3 million or more apiece in 2012. One got nearly $21 million. Those are among the findings of an Associated Press analysis of physician data released Wednesday by the Obama administration, part of a move to open the books on health care financing. Topping Medicare's list was Florida ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen, whose relationship with Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., made headlines last year.
    Medicare paid a tiny group of doctors $3 million or more apiece in 2012. One got nearly $21 million. Those are among the findings of an Associated Press analysis of physician data released Wednesday by the Obama administration, part of a move to open the books on health care financing. Topping Medicare's list was Florida ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen, whose relationship with Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., made headlines last year.
  • Research: At-home mothers on the rise

    Research: At-home mothers on the rise

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 10:48 PM EDT2014-04-09 02:48:25 GMT
    The rising cost of child care is among likely reasons for a rise in the number of women staying home full-time with their children, according to a new Pew Research Center report released Tuesday. Other factors cited by Pew to explain the increase include more immigrant mothers, who tend to stay home with children in greater numbers than U.S.-born moms; more women unable to find work; and ambivalence about the impact of working mothers on young children.
    The rising cost of child care is among likely reasons for a rise in the number of women staying home full-time with their children, according to a new Pew Research Center report released Tuesday. Other factors cited by Pew to explain the increase include more immigrant mothers, who tend to stay home with children in greater numbers than U.S.-born moms; more women unable to find work; and ambivalence about the impact of working mothers on young children.
  • Tropical storms expected to target US coast in 2014

    Tropical storms expected to target US coast in 2014

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-04-08 19:55:16 GMT
    A forecast for the 2014 hurricane season predicts much-less than normal tropical activity this year but stronger storms forming closer to the United States.  “The very warm water off of the Eastern Seaboard is a huge problem," chief forecaster Joe Bastardi said.
    A forecast for the 2014 hurricane season predicts much-less than normal tropical activity this year but stronger storms forming closer to the United States.  “The very warm water off of the Eastern Seaboard is a huge problem," chief forecaster Joe Bastardi said.
  • Texas mulls adding Mexican-American studies course

    Texas mulls adding Mexican-American studies course

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 3:29 PM EDT2014-04-08 19:29:01 GMT
    The Texas Board of Education is considering a proposal to add a Mexican-American studies course as a statewide high school elective.Proponents say the move would give students a deeper understanding of their state, where Hispanics make up 51 percent of public school students and which was once part of Mexico.
    The Texas Board of Education is considering a proposal to add a Mexican-American studies course as a statewide high school elective.Proponents say the move would give students a deeper understanding of their state, where Hispanics make up 51 percent of public school students and which was once part of Mexico.
  • 4 Smart cars found flipped on sides and roofs

    4 Smart cars found flipped on sides and roofs

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 12:25 PM EDT2014-04-08 16:25:38 GMT
    Police in San Francisco, California are looking for the suspects who flipped four Smart cars. The small, two-seat cars were flipped on their sides or roofs in an apparent vandalism spree Monday in two neighborhoods. Police said they didn't know whether the incidents were a prank or another episode in escalating tensions among some residents who blame the tech industry for rising rents and cost of living.
    Police in San Francisco, California are looking for the suspects who flipped four Smart cars. The small, two-seat cars were flipped on their sides or roofs in an apparent vandalism spree Monday in two neighborhoods. Police said they didn't know whether the incidents were a prank or another episode in escalating tensions among some residents who blame the tech industry for rising rents and cost of living.
  • Gym deems teen's outfit inappropriate

    Gym deems teen's outfit inappropriate

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 9:10 AM EDT2014-04-08 13:10:40 GMT
    Allison Roth went to her Michigan gym regularly to work out and stay in shape, but she claims that after a recent controversial decision by Planet Fitness, she canceled her membership and began looking for other options.  Roth, 17, says she was told by Planet Fitness that her outfit was inappropriate for the gym and was making other customers uncomfortable.
    Allison Roth went to her Michigan gym regularly to work out and stay in shape, but she claims that after a recent controversial decision by Planet Fitness, she canceled her membership and began looking for other options.  Roth, 17, says she was told by Planet Fitness that her outfit was inappropriate for the gym and was making other customers uncomfortable.
  • Navy testing remote-controlled choppers

    Navy testing remote-controlled choppers

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 8:14 AM EDT2014-04-08 12:14:56 GMT
    Those who chuckled when Amazon's Jeff Bezos suggested he could one day deliver packages by drone might want to think again. The U.S. Naval Research unit already is in the process of developing an unmanned helicopter that can be navigated by iPad. And that's just one way the unit is researching ways to revolutionize how the U.S. military fights, and saves lives.
    Those who chuckled when Amazon's Jeff Bezos suggested he could one day deliver packages by drone might want to think again. The U.S. Naval Research unit already is in the process of developing an unmanned helicopter that can be navigated by iPad. And that's just one way the unit is researching ways to revolutionize how the U.S. military fights, and saves lives.
  • High-tech items giving deaf-blind online access

    High-tech items giving deaf-blind online access

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 6:36 AM EDT2014-04-08 10:36:25 GMT
    New technology and a federally funded program are helping low-income individuals who can't see and hear access the Internet. One device uses a network of tiny pins that pop up and down through holes, scrolling letters that a blind person can read. It can connect to a smartphone or iPad. Other available items include amplified telephones and computer programs that allow for large print displays for those who may be vision-impaired, but not entirely blind.
    New technology and a federally funded program are helping low-income individuals who can't see and hear access the Internet. One device uses a network of tiny pins that pop up and down through holes, scrolling letters that a blind person can read. It can connect to a smartphone or iPad. Other available items include amplified telephones and computer programs that allow for large print displays for those who may be vision-impaired, but not entirely blind.
  • 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...
  • Shorty Awards honor best of social media

    Shorty Awards honor best of social media

    Monday, April 7 2014 10:22 PM EDT2014-04-08 02:22:23 GMT
    From Twitter to Vine to Instagram, social media has become such a big part of our lives. There's an award show to recognize those doing it best: The Shorty Awards. We met some of the people make a name for themselves with a few little key strokes.6-second vine videos have made college freshman Logan Paul of Ohio kind of a big deal on social media. He has 3.7 million followers on Vine, making him the 13th most popular Viner in the world.
    From Twitter to Vine to Instagram, social media has become such a big part of our lives. There's an award show to recognize those doing it best: The Shorty Awards. We met some of the people make a name for themselves with a few little key strokes.6-second vine videos have made college freshman Logan Paul of Ohio kind of a big deal on social media. He has 3.7 million followers on Vine, making him the 13th most popular Viner in the world.
  • End of Windows XP support spells trouble for some

    End of Windows XP support spells trouble for some

    Monday, April 7 2014 8:57 PM EDT2014-04-08 00:57:49 GMT
    Microsoft will end support for the persistently popular Windows XP on Tuesday, and the move could put everything from the operations of heavy industry to the identities of everyday people in danger. An estimated 30 percent of computers being used by businesses and consumers around the world are still running the 12-year-old operating system.
    Microsoft will end support for the persistently popular Windows XP on Tuesday, and the move could put everything from the operations of heavy industry to the identities of everyday people in danger. An estimated 30 percent of computers being used by businesses and consumers around the world are still running the 12-year-old operating system.
  • Graphic new ad campaign targets 'texting and driving'

    Graphic new ad campaign targets 'texting and driving'

    Monday, April 7 2014 3:39 PM EDT2014-04-07 19:39:26 GMT
    Nearly 80 percent of teens and young adults admit to reading text messages while driving. A fatal mistake for some. Which is why for the first time, the Feds are launching a nationwide multi-million dollar ad campaign to combat distracted driving.
    Nearly 80 percent of teens and young adults admit to reading text messages while driving. A fatal mistake for some. Which is why for the first time, the Feds are launching a nationwide multi-million dollar ad campaign to combat distracted driving.
  • April Fools prank on professor goes viral

    April Fools prank on professor goes viral

    Monday, April 7 2014 1:23 PM EDT2014-04-07 17:23:48 GMT
    A professor at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan has a cell phone policy that all students must take incoming calls on speaker phone. His students arranged for a friend to call and announce he was from the Pregnancy Resource Center on April Fools' Day and that one of the students was pregnant. "You might want to shut that down," the professor is heard saying to the student on the phone.
    A professor at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan has a cell phone policy that all students must take incoming calls on speaker phone. His students arranged for a friend to call and announce he was from the Pregnancy Resource Center on April Fools' Day and that one of the students was pregnant. "You might want to shut that down," the professor is heard saying to the student on the phone.
  • Legendary star Mickey Rooney dies at 93

    Legendary star Mickey Rooney dies at 93

    Monday, April 7 2014 6:00 AM EDT2014-04-07 10:00:29 GMT
    Mickey Rooney, who spent nine decades on the big screen, on television, on stage, died on Sunday from natural causes. He was 93. A superstar in his youth, Rooney was Hollywood's top box-office draw in the late 1930s to early 1940s. He epitomized the "show" part of show business, even if the business end sometimes failed him amid money troubles and a seesaw of career tailspins and revivals.
    Mickey Rooney, who spent nine decades on the big screen, on television, on stage, died on Sunday from natural causes. He was 93. A superstar in his youth, Rooney was Hollywood's top box-office draw in the late 1930s to early 1940s. He epitomized the "show" part of show business, even if the business end sometimes failed him amid money troubles and a seesaw of career tailspins and revivals.
  • Girl, 11, shot and killed by 2-year-old brother

    Girl, 11, shot and killed by 2-year-old brother

    Sunday, April 6 2014 3:25 PM EDT2014-04-06 19:25:30 GMT
    A 2-year-old got hold of a loaded gun in a bedroom and fired the shot that killed an 11-year-old sister. Police say the fatal bullet struck the girl's shoulder and then traveled to her chest.
    A 2-year-old got hold of a loaded gun in a bedroom and fired the shot that killed an 11-year-old sister. Police say the fatal bullet struck the girl's shoulder and then traveled to her chest.
  • 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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  • Hundreds celebrate Easter at St. Patricks Cathedral

    Hundreds celebrate Easter at St. Patricks Cathedral

    Saturday, April 19 2014 10:37 PM EDT2014-04-20 02:37:51 GMT
    Hundreds of people showed up to Saturday's mass at St. Patricks Cathedral to celebrate Easter, one of the holiest days for Christians around the world.
    Hundreds of people showed up to Saturday's Mass at St. Patricks Cathedral to celebrate Easter, one of the holiest days for Christians around the world.
  • NYC police investigating body in plastic container

    NYC police investigating body in plastic container

    Police in New York City are questioning a suspect after discovering a dead body stuffed into a large, black plastic storage container.
    Police in New York City are questioning a suspect after discovering a dead body stuffed into a large, black plastic storage container.
  • Governor kicks off 114th annual New York International Auto Show

    Governor kicks off 114th annual New York International Auto Show

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:00:18 GMT
    Auto fans you may already know this the 114th New York International Automobile Show is in town this week. Governor Cuomo was on hand Saturday to kick off the official opening of the 10 day event by driving a 2015 Chevrolet Corvette convertible through the Jacob Javits Convention Center.
    Auto fans you may already know this the 114th New York International Automobile Show is in town this week. Governor Cuomo was on hand Saturday to kick off the official opening of the 10 day event by driving a 2015 Chevrolet Corvette convertible through the Jacob Javits Convention Center.
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