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  • Ohio State under shadow again, this time with band

    Ohio State under shadow again, this time with band

    Saturday, July 26 2014 6:44 AM EDT2014-07-26 10:44:31 GMT
    The Ohio State marching band is moving forward without its director; a day after he was fired they're performing with the Columbus Symphony in what's often considered the band's unofficial season kickoff.
    Having forced out a beloved football coach and watched its president retire after a series of verbal gaffes, Ohio State University again finds itself grabbing headlines with the firing of a celebrated marching band...
  • Gaza sides agree to lull but truce efforts stall

    Gaza sides agree to lull but truce efforts stall

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:45 PM EDT2014-07-26 00:45:46 GMT
    An Israeli defense official says the Security Cabinet is meeting to discuss international cease-fire efforts, but also the option of expanding its eight-day-old ground operation in Gaza.
    Israel-Hamas fighting looked headed for escalation after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry failed Friday to broker a weeklong truce as a first step toward a broader deal and Israel's defense minister warned Israel...
  • Teams converge on remote site to probe plane crash

    Teams converge on remote site to probe plane crash

    Friday, July 25 2014 4:35 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:35:39 GMT
    French officials say that the wreckage of an Air Algeria plane which crashed with 116 people aboard has been found in Mali.
    Aviation experts, criminal investigators and soldiers began converging Friday on an isolated patch of restive Mali to search for clues that might explain why an Air Algerie jetliner fell from the sky in a storm and...
  • EU regulator: Morning-after pill OK for all women

    EU regulator: Morning-after pill OK for all women

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:55:39 GMT
    The European Medicines Agency says a commonly used morning-after pill is suitable for use by heavier women after reviewing the evidence, sparked by a French pharmaceutical company's declaration last year that...
    A commonly used morning-after pill is suitable for use by heavier women, the European Medicines Agency said Thursday after a review of the evidence sparked by the French manufacturer's declaration that the drugs...
  • World breaks monthly heat record 2 times in a row

    World breaks monthly heat record 2 times in a row

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:06 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:06:57 GMT
    The globe is on a hot streak, setting a heat record in June. That's after the world broke a record in May.
    The globe is on a hot streak, setting a heat record in June. That's after the world broke a record in May.
  • Obama commemorates moon landing's 45th anniversary

    Obama commemorates moon landing's 45th anniversary

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:06 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:06:08 GMT
    This week's 45th anniversary of man's first landing on the moon is being celebrated at the White House.
    This week's 45th anniversary of man's first landing on the moon is being celebrated at the White House.
  • Jordan shoots down 'aerial target' near Syria

    Jordan shoots down 'aerial target' near Syria

    Friday, July 25 2014 1:45 PM EDT2014-07-25 17:45:30 GMT
    A Jordanian military official says his country's air force shot down an "aerial target" near the Syrian border, which eyewitnesses say was a drone.
    Jordan's air force shot down an "aerial target" near the Syrian border on Friday, a Jordanian military official said. Eyewitnesses said the object was a drone.
  • Happiest Regions And Cities In The United State

    Happiest Regions And Cities In The United State

    Friday, July 25 2014 1:21 PM EDT2014-07-25 17:21:43 GMT
    A large national survey has found the happiest and least happy metropolitan areas as well as geographic regions in the US.
    A large national survey has found the happiest and least happy metropolitan areas as well as geographic regions in the US.
  • Taiwan plane survivor crawls out, phones dad

    Taiwan plane survivor crawls out, phones dad

    Friday, July 25 2014 1:16 PM EDT2014-07-25 17:16:30 GMT
    Investigators on Friday were examining wreckage and flight data recorders for clues into a plane crash on a Taiwanese island that killed 48 people.
    The 10 survivors of Taiwan's worst air disaster in more than a decade include a 34-year-old woman who called her father after scrambling from the wreckage and seeking help at a nearby home.
  • Iraqi cleric urges leaders not to 'cling' to power

    Iraqi cleric urges leaders not to 'cling' to power

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:12:54 GMT
    Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, has called upon political leaders not to "cling" to their posts at the cost of political stability.
    Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric made a thinly veiled appeal to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to step down, calling upon political leaders Friday not to "cling" to their posts at the expense of political...
  • Naked thieves take burgers from SW Fla eatery

    Naked thieves take burgers from SW Fla eatery

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:08 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:08:00 GMT
    A southwest Florida waitress has dubbed the trio of naked hamburger thieves who broke into a southwest Florida eatery "dumb, dumber and dumbest."
    A southwest Florida waitress has dubbed the trio of naked hamburger thieves who broke into an eatery "dumb, dumber and dumbest."
  • Pope Francis To Visit U.S. In 2015

    Pope Francis To Visit U.S. In 2015

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:06 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:06:57 GMT
    Francis is considering invitations to visit other U.S. locations -- including New York, the United Nations and Washington.Francis is considering invitations to visit other U.S. locations -- including New York, the United Nations and Washington.
    Pope Francis will visit the United States next year, the Catholic News Service reported on Friday. It will be his first U.S. visit since becoming Pope in March 2013. 
    Pope Francis will visit the United States next year, the Catholic News Service reported on Friday. It will be his first U.S. visit since becoming Pope in March 2013. 
  • Deal still elusive for Gaza cease-fire

    Deal still elusive for Gaza cease-fire

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:35 AM EDT2014-07-25 12:35:24 GMT
    Turbulent negotiations to broker a temporary truce in the Gaza Strip are continuing against the backdrop of fresh Israeli attacks on Palestinian militants.
    Turbulent negotiations to broker a temporary truce in the Gaza Strip are continuing against the backdrop of fresh Israeli attacks on Palestinian militants.
  • Air Algerie jet with 116 on board crashes in Mali

    Air Algerie jet with 116 on board crashes in Mali

    Friday, July 25 2014 1:55 AM EDT2014-07-25 05:55:46 GMT
    The official Algerian news agency says an Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers has disappeared from the radar.
    An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people crashed Thursday in a rainstorm over restive Mali, the third major international aviation disaster in a week.
  • Planes with Ukraine bodies arrive in Netherlands

    Planes with Ukraine bodies arrive in Netherlands

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:24 PM EDT2014-07-25 02:24:07 GMT
    Ukraine's government says 51 containers holding bodies and body parts of victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash are ready to depart for the Netherlands aboard two military transport planes.
    Two more military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster arrived in the Netherlands on Thursday, while Australian and Dutch diplomats joined to promote a plan for a U.N. team to secure the...
  • UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed

    UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:14 PM EDT2014-07-25 01:14:57 GMT
    Israeli tanks and warplanes are pummeling the Gaza Strip as U.S. and other diplomats push for a cease-fire with Hamas militants.
    A U.N. school in Gaza crowded with hundreds of Palestinians seeking refuge from fierce fighting came under fire Thursday, killing at least 15 civilians and leaving a sad tableau of blood-spattered pillows, blankets and...
  • Iraq elects new president as attacks kill dozens

    Iraq elects new president as attacks kill dozens

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:47 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:47:52 GMT
    Iraqi officials say militants have attacked a prisoner convoy north of Baghdad, killing 52 prisoners and eight soldiers.
    Iraqi lawmakers elected a veteran Kurdish politician on Thursday to replace long-serving Jalal Talabani as the country's new president in the latest step toward forming a new government. But a series of attacks killed...
  • Porch shooter: I didn't know gun was loaded

    Porch shooter: I didn't know gun was loaded

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:56 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:56:19 GMT
    A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch immediately suggested to police it was an accident and that he didn't know his shotgun was loaded, according to recorded remarks played in court...
    A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch immediately suggested to police it was an accident and that he didn't know his shotgun was loaded, according to recorded remarks played in court Thursday.
  • Ukraine accused of targeting civilians in east

    Ukraine accused of targeting civilians in east

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:34 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:34:28 GMT
    War literally came to Alexander Litvinenko's living room, when a missile punched a gaping hole into the wall of his ninth-floor apartment. The 53-year-old college philosophy teacher had just stepped into his...
    War literally came to Alexander Litvinenko's living room, when a missile punched a gaping hole into the wall of his ninth-floor apartment. The 53-year-old college philosophy teacher had just stepped into his study to...
  • Ukrainian prime minister announces resignation

    Ukrainian prime minister announces resignation

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:35:09 GMT
    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has announced his resignation following turmoil in government.
    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his resignation Thursday, opening the way for new elections that would reflect the country's starkly changed political scene after the ouster of pro-Russian...
  • Taiwan searches plane wreckage for clues on crash

    Taiwan searches plane wreckage for clues on crash

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:10 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:10:27 GMT
    Stormy weather on the trailing edge of Typhoon Matmo was the likely cause of a plane crash on a Taiwanese island that killed 48 people, the airline said Thursday.
    Firefighters uncovered ID cards and body fragments as they picked through wreckage Thursday for evidence to identify the victims of a plane crash that killed 48 people on a Taiwanese island.
  • Colorado gay marriage ban struck, appeal awaits

    Colorado gay marriage ban struck, appeal awaits

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:52 AM EDT2014-07-24 15:52:37 GMT
    For years, gay rights activists in Colorado repeatedly said it would only be a matter of time before they would be allowed to marry.
    For years, gay rights activists in Colorado repeatedly said it would only be a matter of time before they would be allowed to marry.
  • French Minister: Missing Plane 'Probably Crashed'

    French Minister: Missing Plane 'Probably Crashed'

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:00 AM EDT2014-07-24 15:00:12 GMT
    Two French fighter jets are among aircraft scouring the rugged north of Mali for the MD-83 that was traveling from the Burkina Faso capital of Ouagadougou to Algiers, the Algerian capital.Two French fighter jets are among aircraft scouring the rugged north of Mali for the MD-83 that was traveling from the Burkina Faso capital of Ouagadougou to Algiers, the Algerian capital.
    France's foreign minister says the Air Algerie flight that has gone missing over Mali has "probably crashed." Laurent Fabius says "no trace" of the plane has been found. 

    France's foreign minister says the Air Algerie flight that has gone missing over Mali has "probably crashed." Laurent Fabius says "no trace" of the plane has been found. 


  • Norway: Terror threat against Norway

    Norway: Terror threat against Norway

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:23 AM EDT2014-07-24 10:23:51 GMT
    Norway's intelligence service says it has received information about an imminent "concrete threat" against Norway from people with links to Islamic fighters in Syria.
    Norway's intelligence service said Thursday it has received information about an imminent "concrete threat" against Norway from people with links to Islamic fighters in Syria.
  • Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH

    Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:22 AM EDT2014-07-24 05:22:19 GMT
    Experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their looks, according to a...
    Experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their looks, according to a new,...
  • US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

    US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:54 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:54:34 GMT
    Dozens of Palestinian families trapped by clashes between Hamas militants and Israeli troops are scrambling to flee a southern Gaza Strip neighborhood as Israel reported that two more of its soldiers have died in...
    The United States announced signs of progress in cease-fire talks Wednesday, but prospects for a quick end to the fighting were dim as Palestinian families fled fierce battles in southern Gaza and the death toll rose to...
  • Taiwan airline suspects bad weather caused crash

    Taiwan airline suspects bad weather caused crash

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:14 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:14:29 GMT
    A plane making a second landing attempt in stormy weather crashed at an airport on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, killing 51 people and injuring seven, fire officials said.
    An airline said Thursday it suspected typhoon weather caused one of its planes to crash land on a small Taiwanese island, killing 48 people.
  • Document: Man tied to gun said 'bomber' his friend

    Document: Man tied to gun said 'bomber' his friend

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:44 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:44:38 GMT
    A man believed to have provided the gun used by Boston Marathon bombing suspects to kill a university police officer has been arrested on drug and weapon charges.
    Details emerged Wednesday on another friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who may have been linked to events surrounding the deadly attack, this one a high school classmate tied to a gun used to kill...
  • Fire season in West expected to get more intense

    Fire season in West expected to get more intense

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:31 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:31:11 GMT
    Despite widespread drought in the West, wildfires have burned less than half the 10-year average area so far this summer.
    Despite widespread drought in the West and expectations of an above-average wildfire season, wildfires have burned less than half the 10-year average area so far this summer.
  • Fans hop aboard exclusive train to Comic-Con

    Fans hop aboard exclusive train to Comic-Con

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:33:07 GMT
    For a lucky fellowship of fans, Comic-Con is beginning early on a private train car trekking to the pop-culture convention.
    For a lucky fellowship of fans, Comic-Con is beginning early on a private train car trekking to the pop-culture convention.
  • Sketch of suspect in peacock killing released

    Sketch of suspect in peacock killing released

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:57:10 GMT
    Officials have released a sketch of a man suspected of shooting and killing a peacock from his Mercedes-Benz earlier this month in Southern California.
    Officials have released a sketch of a man suspected of shooting and killing a peacock from his Mercedes-Benz earlier this month in Southern California.
  • UN rights chief warns of possible Gaza war crimes

    UN rights chief warns of possible Gaza war crimes

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:23 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:23:29 GMT
    The U.N.'s top human rights official has told diplomats that Israel's military and Hamas militants appear to have violated international humanitarian law and might have committed war crimes during their...
    The U.N.'s top human rights official demanded Wednesday that all sides in the two-week war in the Gaza Strip refrain from indiscriminate attacks on civilians, warning that violations may amount to war crimes.
  • 40 bodies from jet solemnly returned to Dutch soil

    40 bodies from jet solemnly returned to Dutch soil

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:16 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:16:45 GMT
    Ukraine is preparing a departure ceremony for the bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines disaster, which are being flown to the Netherlands.
    Victims of the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine returned at last Wednesday to Dutch soil in 40 wooden coffins, solemnly and gently carried to 40 identical hearses, flags at half-staff flapping in the wind.
  • Awarded a Pell Grant? Better double-check

    Awarded a Pell Grant? Better double-check

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:45:32 GMT
    Potentially tens of thousands of students awarded a Pell Grant or other need-based federal aid for the coming school year could find it taken away because of a mistake in filling out the form.
    Potentially tens of thousands of students awarded a Pell Grant or other need-based federal aid for the coming school year could find it taken away because of a mistake in filling out the form.
  • GM issues 6 more safety recalls

    GM issues 6 more safety recalls

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:43:23 GMT
    General Motors is issuing six more recalls covering a total of almost 718,000 vehicles in the U.S.
    General Motors issued six more recalls on Wednesday, bringing its annual total to 60 recalls covering almost 30 million vehicles.
  • Senators push to end Hamas threat in cease-fire

    Senators push to end Hamas threat in cease-fire

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:03 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:03:30 GMT
    Senate Republicans and Democrats are insisting that any viable cease-fire between Israel and Hamas (huh-MAHS') militants must eliminate the threat posed by Hamas rockets and tunnels.
    Senate Republicans and Democrats insisted on Wednesday that any viable cease-fire between Israel and Hamas militants must eliminate the threat posed by Hamas rockets and tunnels.
  • Sierra Leone doctor fighting Ebola catches disease

    Sierra Leone doctor fighting Ebola catches disease

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:44 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:44:05 GMT
    Sierra Leone's health minister confirms that the doctor in charge of battling the current Ebola outbreak has himself become ill with the deadly disease.
    Sierra Leone's health minister confirms that the doctor in charge of battling the current Ebola outbreak has himself become ill with the deadly disease.
  • 170-foot ketchup bottle for sale in Illinois

    170-foot ketchup bottle for sale in Illinois

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:25 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:25:49 GMT
    Would you relish having a towering ketchup bottle? That emblem of roadside Americana could be yours if you fork over enough money.
    Would you relish having a towering ketchup bottle? That emblem of roadside Americana could be yours if you fork over enough money.
  • Goodwill, feds investigate possible data breach

    Goodwill, feds investigate possible data breach

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:53 PM EDT2014-07-23 16:53:32 GMT
    Nonprofit organization Goodwill Industries Inc. is working with federal officials to investigate a possible security breach.
    Nonprofit organization Goodwill Industries Inc. is working with federal officials to investigate a possible security breach.
  • China detains employees of suspect meat seller

    China detains employees of suspect meat seller

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:11 PM EDT2014-07-23 16:11:25 GMT
    McDonald's and KFC in China faced a new food safety scare Monday after a Shanghai television station reported a supplier sold them expired beef and chicken.
    Five employees of a company accused of selling expired beef and chicken to McDonald's, KFC and other restaurants in China were detained by police Wednesday after an official said illegal activity was an organized...
  • Obama declares Washington wildfire emergency

    Obama declares Washington wildfire emergency

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:58 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:58:02 GMT
    Wetter, cooler weather has helped firefighters make progress in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control.
    Wetter, cooler weather has helped firefighters make progress in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control.
  • Hopkins pays $190M in pelvis exam pix settlement

    Hopkins pays $190M in pelvis exam pix settlement

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:56 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:56:03 GMT
    For Myra James, the process of going to the gynecologist is now too much to bear.
    For Myra James, the process of going to the gynecologist is now too much to bear.
  • Report: Plane Crashes In Taiwan, Killing 51 People

    Report: Plane Crashes In Taiwan, Killing 51 People

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:29 AM EDT2014-07-23 14:29:40 GMT
    Taiwan's Central News Agency says a plane has crashed in a failed emergency landing, killing 51 people.Taiwan's Central News Agency says a plane has crashed in a failed emergency landing, killing 51 people.
    Taiwan's Central News Agency says a plane has crashed in a failed emergency landing, killing 51 people. The news agency cited the head of the fire department in the Taiwanese county of Penghu as saying that seven people were also injured in the crash.
    Taiwan's Central News Agency says a plane has crashed in a failed emergency landing, killing 51 people. The news agency cited the head of the fire department in the Taiwanese county of Penghu as saying that seven people were also injured in the crash.
  • Dumb Starbucks explained on Comedy Central show

    Dumb Starbucks explained on Comedy Central show

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:51 AM EDT2014-07-23 13:51:50 GMT
    Dumb Starbucks is coming back, but only on TV.
    Dumb Starbucks is coming back, but only on TV.
  • Shipwrecked Concordia making final voyage off isle

    Shipwrecked Concordia making final voyage off isle

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:22 AM EDT2014-07-23 11:22:59 GMT
    Rotated by tugboats, the shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner is being readied for its final voyage.
    The Costa Concordia cruise liner began its final voyage Wednesday, slowly being towed away from the tiny Italian island where it capsized more than two years ago, killing 32 people.
  • Flight bans show skittishness over trouble spots

    Flight bans show skittishness over trouble spots

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:21 AM EDT2014-07-23 09:21:11 GMT
    By The Associated Press Delta Air Lines is canceling all flights to Israel until further notice, citing reports that a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport.
    By The Associated Press When U.S. and European airlines quickly canceled flights to Israel on Tuesday, they showed both a skittishness and a new sense of urgency in dealing with global trouble spots...
  • Genetic mapping triggers new hope on schizophrenia

    Genetic mapping triggers new hope on schizophrenia

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:24 AM EDT2014-07-23 07:24:17 GMT
    Scientists have linked more than 100 spots in our DNA to the risk of developing schizophrenia, casting light on the mystery of what makes the disease tick.
    Scientists have linked more than 100 spots in our DNA to the risk of developing schizophrenia, casting light on the mystery of what makes the disease tick.
  • CEO: Clippers coach to quit if Sterling stays

    CEO: Clippers coach to quit if Sterling stays

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:03 AM EDT2014-07-23 04:03:50 GMT
    Richard Parsons, the interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers, is due to step into the battle of billionaires going on in probate court over the proposed sale of the Los Angeles Clippers.
    The interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers testified Tuesday that coach Doc Rivers told him he will quit if Donald Sterling remains the owner of the team.
  • Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire

    Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:06 PM EDT2014-07-23 02:06:41 GMT
    Firefighters and local authorities are heartened by weather forecasts that call for continued cooler temperatures and higher humidity as they battle a destructive wildfire that has charred hundreds of square miles...
    Firefighters made progress Tuesday in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control, with wetter weather bringing some relief but also raising concerns about flash flooding.
  • Airlines ban flights to Israel after rocket strike

    Airlines ban flights to Israel after rocket strike

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:42 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:42:54 GMT
    Israel bombed five mosques, a sports stadium and the home of the late Hamas military chief across the Gaza Strip early Tuesday, a Gaza police official said, as the U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state...
    A Hamas rocket exploded Tuesday near Israel's main airport, prompting a ban on flights from the U.S. and many from Europe and Canada as aviation authorities responded to the shock of seeing a civilian jetliner shot...
  • Legal marijuana milestone heads for Seattle museum

    Legal marijuana milestone heads for Seattle museum

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:07 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:07:10 GMT
    The first recreational marijuana sold legally in Seattle is headed to the Museum of History and Industry.
    The first recreational marijuana sold legally in Seattle will be put on display at the city's Museum of History and Industry after a woman donated part of her purchase Tuesday.
  • Plane crash bodies removed from war zone

    Plane crash bodies removed from war zone

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:06:18 GMT
    A train bearing the bodies of the people who died in the Malaysia Airlines crash arrived in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on Wednesday on their way to the Netherlands.
    A train bearing the dead from the downed Malaysian airliner finally reached Ukrainian government-held territory Tuesday, but the pro-Russian separatists in control of the crash site showed little willingness to allow the...
  • 11 parents of Nigeria's abducted girls die

    11 parents of Nigeria's abducted girls die

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:53:57 GMT
    About a dozen parents of the more than 200 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls will never see their daughters again.
    In the three months since Islamic extremists kidnapped more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls, 11 of their parents have died, town residents say.
  • Police: Woman posted selfies in stolen dress

    Police: Woman posted selfies in stolen dress

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:51 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:51:17 GMT
    Police investigating the theft of clothing and jewelry from a southern Illinois boutique say they arrested a woman after she posted Facebook photos of herself wearing one of the stolen items.
    Police investigating the theft of clothing and jewelry from a southern Illinois boutique say they arrested a woman after she posted Facebook photos of herself wearing one of the stolen items.
  • Mysterious White Flags Appear Atop Brooklyn Bridge

    Mysterious White Flags Appear Atop Brooklyn Bridge

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:49 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:49:48 GMT
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    The white flags - international symbols of surrender - fluttered Tuesday from poles on the stone supports that hold cables above the bridge connecting Brooklyn and Manhattan.
    The white flags - international symbols of surrender - fluttered Tuesday from poles on the stone supports that hold cables above the bridge connecting Brooklyn and Manhattan.
  • Goodwill, Feds Investigate Possible Data Breach

    Goodwill, Feds Investigate Possible Data Breach

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:07 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:07:53 GMT
    Goodwill operates more than 2,900 stores and takes in annual retail sales of $3.79 billion.Goodwill operates more than 2,900 stores and takes in annual retail sales of $3.79 billion.
    Nonprofit organization Goodwill Industries Inc. is working with federal officials to investigate a possible security breach.  Investigators are reviewing information, but so far no data breach has been discovered. 
    Nonprofit organization Goodwill Industries Inc. is working with federal officials to investigate a possible security breach.  Investigators are reviewing information, but so far no data breach has been discovered. 
  • California Firm Issues Nationwide Fruit Recall

    California Firm Issues Nationwide Fruit Recall

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:31 AM EDT2014-07-22 14:31:15 GMT
    Listeria bacteria can cause a dangerous flu-like illness.Listeria bacteria can cause a dangerous flu-like illness.
    A Central California company has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots over concerns of possible listeria contamination. Wawona Packing says on its website that no illnesses have been reported and the recall is a precautionary measure.
    A Central California company has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots over concerns of possible listeria contamination. Wawona Packing says on its website that no illnesses have been reported and the recall is a precautionary measure.
  • T-shirt typo turns heads at Mandela bicycle ride

    T-shirt typo turns heads at Mandela bicycle ride

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:01 AM EDT2014-07-22 12:01:56 GMT
    Nelson Mandela had a way with words, but not quite like this.
    Nelson Mandela had a way with words, but not quite like this.
  • Amazon rolls out 'Netflix-for-books' style service

    Amazon rolls out 'Netflix-for-books' style service

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:21 AM EDT2014-07-22 11:21:51 GMT
    Amazon is rolling out a new subscription service for Kindle devices that will allow users unlimited access to thousands of books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month.
    Amazon is rolling out a new subscription service that will allow unlimited access to thousands of electronic books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month in the online giant's latest effort to attract more users.
  • Library honors Billy Joel with US pop music prize

    Library honors Billy Joel with US pop music prize

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:21 AM EDT2014-07-22 11:21:25 GMT
    The Library of Congress is honoring Billy Joel with its Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.
    The Library of Congress is honoring Billy Joel with its Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.
  • Suicide bomber kills 4 foreign guards in Kabul

    Suicide bomber kills 4 foreign guards in Kabul

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:01 AM EDT2014-07-22 09:01:50 GMT
    Afghan officials say a suicide bomber on a motorcycle targeted a police compound in Kabul, killing four foreign security guards and wounding six.
    A suicide bomber on a motorcycle targeted a police compound housing foreign advisers in Kabul on Tuesday, killing four foreign security guards and wounding six, Afghan officials said.
  • Rebels release train with bodies from downed jet

    Rebels release train with bodies from downed jet

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:41 PM EDT2014-07-22 02:41:18 GMT
    Pro-Moscow rebels piled nearly 200 bodies from the downed Malaysian jetliner into four refrigerated boxcars Sunday in eastern Ukraine, and cranes at the crash scene moved big chunks of the Boeing 777, drawing...
    Bowing to international pressure, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, four days after it plunged into rebel-held eastern Ukraine.
  • Gaza death toll rises as truce effort intensifies

    Gaza death toll rises as truce effort intensifies

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-07-22 02:31:39 GMT
    Gaza health officials say the death toll among Palestinians from the Israeli offensive in the coastal strip has reached 501 as the two sides count their dead following the bloodiest day of fighting so far in the...
    A high-level attempt by the U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state to end deadly Israel-Hamas fighting was off to a rough start Monday: Gaza's Hamas rulers signaled they won't agree to an unconditional...
  • Obama urges immediate access to Ukraine crash site

    Obama urges immediate access to Ukraine crash site

    Monday, July 21 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-07-22 01:12:24 GMT
    President Barack Obama will speak about the downed plane in Ukraine from the White House Monday morning.
    President Barack Obama sternly called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to compel Kremlin-backed separatists to stop hampering the probe at the Ukraine site of a downed passenger jet and allow international investigators...
  • US urges global push for Israeli, Hamas cease-fire

    US urges global push for Israeli, Hamas cease-fire

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:03 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:03:45 GMT
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is making a renewed push for a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas with another trip to the Middle East, as the civilian death toll in the conflict has sharply escalated.
    With high hopes but low expectations, the U.S. stepped up calls Monday for an international push to end fighting in the Gaza Strip as President Barack Obama sent his top envoy to the Mideast to help broker a new cease-fire...
  • Gay, transgender workers gain US bias protection

    Gay, transgender workers gain US bias protection

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:54:41 GMT
    Federal workers and contractors who are gay and transgender are getting new protections from President Barack Obama.
    President Barack Obama on Monday ordered employment protection for gay and transgender employees who work for the federal government or for companies holding federal contracts, telling advocates he embraced the...
  • Afghan vet who fought wounded gets Medal of Honor

    Afghan vet who fought wounded gets Medal of Honor

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:45:15 GMT
    President Barack Obama is bestowing the Medal of Honor on a former Army staff sergeant who fought off enemy fighters during one of the bloodiest battles of the Afghanistan war.
    Bleeding from both legs and his arm, Ryan Pitts kept firing at about 200 Taliban fighters, even holding onto his grenades an extra moment to ensure the enemy couldn't heave them back. On Monday, President Barack Obama...
  • Another tiny Wyoming town goes up for sale

    Another tiny Wyoming town goes up for sale

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:53 PM EDT2014-07-21 17:53:31 GMT
    If you missed out on buying the tiny Wyoming town of Buford (BYOO'-ferd), another village is on the market.
    Here's a gift for someone who has everything: A tiny town in far northeastern Wyoming named Aladdin.
  • Ukraine at potential turning point after crash

    Ukraine at potential turning point after crash

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-07-21 15:12:07 GMT
    The crash of the Malaysian airliner in rebel-held eastern Ukraine is being viewed as a potential turning-point in the conflict - either, the international revulsion over the death of all 298 people on board will...
    The crash of the Malaysian airliner in rebel-held eastern Ukraine is being viewed as a potential turning-point in the conflict - either, the international revulsion over the death of all 298 people on board will force the...
  • Florida town stunned by news of police KKK ties

    Florida town stunned by news of police KKK ties

    Monday, July 21 2014 8:39 AM EDT2014-07-21 12:39:54 GMT
    Ann Hunnewell and her central Florida police officer husband knelt in the living room of a fellow officer's home, with pillow cases as makeshift hoods over their heads. A few words were spoken and they, along...
    Ann Hunnewell and her central Florida police officer husband knelt in the living room of a fellow officer's home, with pillow cases as makeshift hoods over their heads. A few words were spoken and they, along with a...
  • Police look for suspect in Spring Lake killing

    Police look for suspect in Spring Lake killing

    Police in Spring Lake are looking for a Fayetteville man in a weekend shooting death.
    Police in Spring Lake are looking for a Fayetteville man in a weekend shooting death.
  • Overnight attacks in Iraq kill at least 16 people

    Overnight attacks in Iraq kill at least 16 people

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:29 AM EDT2014-07-21 09:29:54 GMT
    Officials say overnight attacks in two Iraqi cities have killed at least 16 people as authorities struggle to stop the Sunni militants' blitz offensive.
    Attacks overnight in two Iraqi cities killed at least 16 people, officials said Monday as authorities struggle to stop the Sunni militants' offensive that has left huge areas in northern and western Iraq outside of...
  • RJ Reynolds vows to fight $23.6B in damages

    RJ Reynolds vows to fight $23.6B in damages

    Monday, July 21 2014 4:00 AM EDT2014-07-21 08:00:57 GMT
    A Florida jury has slammed a tobacco company with $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer in 1996.
    The nation's No. 2 cigarette maker is vowing to fight a jury verdict of $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer.
  • Film, TV legend James Garner, reluctant hero, dies

    Film, TV legend James Garner, reluctant hero, dies

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:40 AM EDT2014-07-21 06:40:39 GMT
    Few actors could register disbelief, exasperation or annoyance with more comic subtlety.
    Few actors could register disbelief, exasperation or annoyance with more comic subtlety.
  • How A Flood Of Kids Upended Immigration Debate

    How A Flood Of Kids Upended Immigration Debate

    Sunday, July 20 2014 3:08 PM EDT2014-07-20 19:08:00 GMT
    AP Photo/Darron CummingsAP Photo/Darron Cummings
    The sudden rise in the number of families and unaccompanied minors from Central America crossing the border has refocused attention on immigration.
    The sudden rise in the number of families and unaccompanied minors from Central America crossing the border has refocused attention on immigration.
  • Israel Says 13 Soldiers Killed In Gaza Fighting Sunday

    Israel Says 13 Soldiers Killed In Gaza Fighting Sunday

    Sunday, July 20 2014 2:11 PM EDT2014-07-20 18:11:02 GMT
    AP Photo/Oded BaliltyAP Photo/Oded Balilty
    The Israeli military says 13 soldiers have been killed in fighting with Hamas militants in Gaza.
    The Israeli military says 13 soldiers have been killed in fighting with Hamas militants in Gaza.
  • 'Patriot' Actress Skye McCole Bartusiak Dead At 21

    'Patriot' Actress Skye McCole Bartusiak Dead At 21

    Sunday, July 20 2014 1:58 PM EDT2014-07-20 17:58:50 GMT
    Actress Skye McCole Bartusiak, who played Mel Gibson's youngest daughter in "The Patriot," died Saturday at her home in Houston, her mother said Sunday. She was 21.
    Actress Skye McCole Bartusiak, who played Mel Gibson's youngest daughter in "The Patriot," died Saturday at her home in Houston, her mother said Sunday. She was 21.
  • TV Legend James Garner Dies

    TV Legend James Garner Dies

    Sunday, July 20 2014 11:36 AM EDT2014-07-20 15:36:23 GMT
    James Garner, AP FileJames Garner, AP File
    Actor James Garner has died. He was 86.
    Actor James Garner has died. He was 86.
  • Secrets leaker Manning to begin gender treatments

    Secrets leaker Manning to begin gender treatments

    Sunday, July 20 2014 8:52 AM EDT2014-07-20 12:52:09 GMT
    National security leaker Chelsea Manning can get initial treatment for a gender-identity condition from the military after the Bureau of Prisons rejected the Army's request to accept her transfer from Fort...
    National security leaker Chelsea Manning can get initial treatment for a gender-identity condition from the military after the Bureau of Prisons rejected the Army's request to accept her transfer from Fort Leavenworth,...
  • Correction: Switzerland-Obit-Winter story

    Correction: Switzerland-Obit-Winter story

    Saturday, July 19 2014 2:41 PM EDT2014-07-19 18:41:30 GMT
    Texas blues icon Johnny Winter, who rose to fame in the late 1960s and '70s with his energetic performances and recordings that included producing his childhood hero Muddy Waters, has died. He was 70.
    In a story July 17 about the death of Texas blues legend Johnny Winter, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Winter's last performance was on July 12 at the Lovely Days Festival in Wiesen, Austria. His last...
  • Credible probe sought in downing of Malaysian jet

    Credible probe sought in downing of Malaysian jet

    Saturday, July 19 2014 12:13 AM EDT2014-07-19 04:13:14 GMT
    Rescue workers, policemen and even off-duty coal miners are combing the area adjacent to the site in eastern Ukraine where a Malaysian jetliner crashed on Thursday, killing all 298 aboard.
    World leaders demanded Friday that pro-Russia rebels who control the eastern Ukraine crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 give immediate, unfettered access to independent investigators to determine who shot down the...
  • Downed jet claimed victims from 13 countries

    Downed jet claimed victims from 13 countries

    Friday, July 18 2014 11:21 PM EDT2014-07-19 03:21:09 GMT
    Flags flew are flying half-staff across the Netherlands as the country mourns at least 154 of its citizens killed when a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet was shot down in eastern Ukraine.
    The human cost of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 hit home around the world Friday, upending scores of families and small communities spanning half of the planet, from a Dutch fishing village to an Australian...
  • Woman Shoots Man Over Bad Sex, Out On Bond

    Woman Shoots Man Over Bad Sex, Out On Bond

    Friday, July 18 2014 10:17 PM EDT2014-07-19 02:17:41 GMT
    A woman is out on appeal bond after admitting she shot a man over bad sex.A woman is out on appeal bond after admitting she shot a man over bad sex.
    A Michigan woman is out on appeal bond after admitting she shot a man over bad sex.
    A Michigan woman is out on appeal bond after admitting she shot a man over bad sex.

  • Israel pushes in Gaza, expanding ground operation

    Israel pushes in Gaza, expanding ground operation

    Friday, July 18 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-07-18 22:40:19 GMT
    Israel's military says a soldier has been killed in a ground operation in the Gaza Strip. The circumstances of his death were not immediately clear.
    Israeli troops pushed deeper into Gaza on Friday in a ground offensive that officials said could last up to two weeks as the prime minister ordered the military to prepare for a "significantly" wider campaign.
  • US appeals court tosses Oklahoma gay marriage ban

    US appeals court tosses Oklahoma gay marriage ban

    Friday, July 18 2014 5:10 PM EDT2014-07-18 21:10:43 GMT
    A federal appeals court on Friday ruled Oklahoma must allow gay couples to wed, marking the second time it has found the U.S. Constitution protects same-sex marriage.
    A federal appeals court ruled Friday that Oklahoma must allow gay couples to wed, prompting a fast, angry response from leaders of a state that has vehemently fought policy changes brought on from outside its borders.
  • Police: Father Beats Accused Child Abuser

    Police: Father Beats Accused Child Abuser

    Friday, July 18 2014 5:07 PM EDT2014-07-18 21:07:47 GMT
    Police say a Daytona Beach father beat an 18-year-old man unconscious after finding him sexually abusing his 11-year-old son.
    Police say a Daytona Beach father beat an 18-year-old man unconscious after finding him sexually abusing his 11-year-old son.
  • Twins are born 12 hours apart on different days

    Twins are born 12 hours apart on different days

    Friday, July 18 2014 1:17 PM EDT2014-07-18 17:17:10 GMT
    The Muldowney twins will share plenty of things in life, but the same birthday isn't one of them.
    The Muldowney twins will share plenty of things in life, but the same birthday isn't one of them.
  • Sandusky son says victim's story sounded familiar

    Sandusky son says victim's story sounded familiar

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:42 PM EDT2014-07-18 16:42:23 GMT
    Hearing the first victim to take the witness stand against Jerry Sandusky helped push the former Penn State coach's adopted son Matthew to come forward with his own allegations of abuse, he said in a television...
    Hearing the first victim to take the witness stand against Jerry Sandusky helped push the former Penn State coach's adopted son Matthew to come forward with his own allegations of abuse, he said in a television interview.
  • Obama: Plane Shot Down By Missile, 1 American Dead

    Obama: Plane Shot Down By Missile, 1 American Dead

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:12 PM EDT2014-07-18 16:12:22 GMT
    President Barack Obama says one American was killed on the plane over Ukraine. He says the airliner was shot down by a surface-to-air missile in an area controlled by Russian-backed separatists.
    President Barack Obama says one American was killed on the plane over Ukraine. He says the airliner was shot down by a surface-to-air missile in an area controlled by Russian-backed separatists.
  • Woman loses relatives in 2 Malaysia air disasters

    Woman loses relatives in 2 Malaysia air disasters

    Friday, July 18 2014 6:51 AM EDT2014-07-18 10:51:55 GMT
    An Australian woman who lost her brother in the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has now learned that her stepdaughter was on the Malaysia Airlines flight shot down over Ukraine.
    In an almost incomprehensible twist of fate, an Australian woman who lost her brother in the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 learned on Friday that her stepdaughter was on the plane shot down over Ukraine.
  • French train crash: Signal problems, uneven speed

    French train crash: Signal problems, uneven speed

    Friday, July 18 2014 3:40 AM EDT2014-07-18 07:40:32 GMT
    France's transport chief says faulty maintenance on a signal and hot weather may have played a role in the collision of two trains in southwest France, which left 25 injured.
    France's transport chief says faulty maintenance on a signal and hot weather may have played a role in the collision of two trains in southwest France, which left 25 injured.
  • Ukraine: Pro-Russia rebels downed Malaysian plane

    Ukraine: Pro-Russia rebels downed Malaysian plane

    Friday, July 18 2014 1:03 AM EDT2014-07-18 05:03:45 GMT
    An adviser to Ukraine's Interior Minister says a Malaysian passenger plane carrying 295 people has been shot down over a town in the east of the country.
    Ukraine accused pro-Russian separatists of shooting down a Malaysian jetliner with 298 people aboard, sharply escalating the crisis and threatening to draw both East and West deeper into the conflict. The rebels denied...
  • Jerry Sandusky son alleges even worse abuse

    Jerry Sandusky son alleges even worse abuse

    Thursday, July 17 2014 11:12 PM EDT2014-07-18 03:12:39 GMT
    A son of child molestation convict Jerry Sandusky says Sandusky had a bedtime "ritual" at the family's central Pennsylvania home.
    Jerry Sandusky's adopted son Matthew said in a television interview Thursday that his sexual abuse at the former Penn State coach's hands consisted of oral sex, a more serious allegation than he made to detectives...
  • Israel invades Gaza after Hamas rejects truce

    Israel invades Gaza after Hamas rejects truce

    Thursday, July 17 2014 10:23 PM EDT2014-07-18 02:23:48 GMT
    The Israeli military says it has struck 37 targets in Gaza ahead of a five-hour humanitarian cease-fire meant to allow civilians to stock up after 10 days of fighting.
    The heavy thud of tank shells, often just seconds apart, echoed across the Gaza Strip early Friday as thousands of Israeli soldiers launched a ground invasion, escalating a 10-day campaign of heavy air bombardments to try...
  • US unemployment aid applications drop to 302,000

    US unemployment aid applications drop to 302,000

    Thursday, July 17 2014 10:10 PM EDT2014-07-18 02:10:21 GMT
    The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week, a steady decline that suggests a strengthening job market.
    The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week, a steady decline that suggests a strengthening job market.
  • Criminal history on Pennsylvania Capitol portraits

    Criminal history on Pennsylvania Capitol portraits

    Thursday, July 17 2014 6:07 PM EDT2014-07-17 22:07:25 GMT
    The portraits of three former Pennsylvania House speakers and one former top state senator hanging in the Capitol's marble corridors each have new information to tell visitors: their criminal histories.
    The portraits of three former Pennsylvania House speakers and one former top state senator hanging in the Capitol's marble corridors each have new information to tell visitors: their criminal histories.
  • Judge tells young Detroit man he needed a beating

    Judge tells young Detroit man he needed a beating

    Thursday, July 17 2014 3:10 PM EDT2014-07-17 19:10:23 GMT
    A young man who participated in a mob attack on a Detroit-area motorist needed a father to "beat the hell" out of him as a kid to discourage him from committing such a crime, a judge said Thursday.
    A young man who participated in a mob attack on a Detroit-area motorist needed a father to "beat the hell" out of him as a kid to discourage him from committing such a crime, a judge said Thursday.
  • Police Say Arrested Man Ordered 5 Pizzas To Station

    Police Say Arrested Man Ordered 5 Pizzas To Station

    Thursday, July 17 2014 1:48 PM EDT2014-07-17 17:48:04 GMT
    File photoFile photo
    Police in southern Kentucky say they got a surprise delivery after charging a man with shoplifting - five pizzas showed up at the station. Officers say 29-year-old Michael Harp asked to make a call on his cellphone Tuesday afternoon while being booked in Corbin. 
    Police in southern Kentucky say they got a surprise delivery after charging a man with shoplifting - five pizzas showed up at the station. Officers say 29-year-old Michael Harp asked to make a call on his cellphone Tuesday afternoon while being booked in Corbin. 
  • McEnroe's son charged with drug possession

    McEnroe's son charged with drug possession

    Thursday, July 17 2014 1:11 PM EDT2014-07-17 17:11:01 GMT
    The son of former tennis great John McEnroe and actress Tatum O'Neal has been charged with drug possession.
    The son of tennis star and ESPN analyst John McEnroe and actress Tatum O'Neal has been charged with drug possession.
  • Ukraine: Air Force jet downed by Russian missile

    Ukraine: Air Force jet downed by Russian missile

    Thursday, July 17 2014 10:59 AM EDT2014-07-17 14:59:26 GMT
    Russia's foreign ministry has dismissed the latest round of U.S. sanctions for its actions in Ukraine as 'bullying' and says it is ready to push back.
    A Ukrainian fighter jet was shot down by an air-to-air missile from a Russian plane and Ukrainian troops were fired upon by missiles from a village inside Russia, a spokesman for Ukraine's Security Council said Thursday.
  • Microsoft to cut up to 18,000 jobs over next year

    Microsoft to cut up to 18,000 jobs over next year

    Thursday, July 17 2014 8:48 AM EDT2014-07-17 12:48:50 GMT
    Microsoft says it will eliminate up to 18,000 jobs over the next year as it works on integrating the Nokia devices business it bought in April.
    Microsoft says it will eliminate up to 18,000 jobs over the next year as it works on integrating the Nokia devices business it bought in April.
  • 2 arrested in theft of cheese vans in California

    2 arrested in theft of cheese vans in California

    Thursday, July 17 2014 7:17 AM EDT2014-07-17 11:17:23 GMT
    Police in Central California are searching for three bright orange Tillamook cheese vans that were stolen over the weekend.
    Two men were arrested Tuesday on suspicion of stealing three Volkswagen minibuses that were customized to look like bright orange Tillamook cheese loafs.
  • Silver: No guarantee Sterling out by season start

    Silver: No guarantee Sterling out by season start

    Thursday, July 17 2014 12:13 AM EDT2014-07-17 04:13:03 GMT
    NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says he is hopeful that the proposed $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers will be completed before next season begins. But he could not guarantee that will happen because the...
    Eyebrow-raising testimony, abrupt changes of plans, courtroom delays. If there is one thing NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has learned during the Donald Sterling saga, it's that there are no guarantees.
  • US, Europe escalate economic sanctions on Russia

    US, Europe escalate economic sanctions on Russia

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 9:14 PM EDT2014-07-17 01:14:02 GMT
    U.S. officials say the Obama administration is levying deeper sanctions on Russia as the West grapples for a way to quell an insurgency in eastern Ukraine widely believed to be backed by Moscow.
    Struggling to defuse the persistent crisis in Ukraine, both the U.S. and European Union imposed new economic sanctions on Russia Wednesday, with President Barack Obama declaring that Russian leaders must see that their...
  • 2 Moscow subway workers detained in deadly crash

    2 Moscow subway workers detained in deadly crash

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 3:14 PM EDT2014-07-16 19:14:40 GMT
    Russian investigators say they have detained two employees of the Moscow subway where 22 people died and more than a hundred were injured in a train derailment.
    Investigators detained two Moscow subway workers Wednesday in the wake of a deadly rush-hour derailment that killed 22 people and injured 136 others.
  • 16 Old Wives' Tales We've All Heard

    16 Old Wives' Tales We've All Heard

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 2:11 PM EDT2014-07-16 18:11:56 GMT
    Here are some of the common old wives' tales that we still hear today.
    Here are some of the common old wives' tales that we still hear today.
  • The Best Reviewed Burger Joints In America

    The Best Reviewed Burger Joints In America

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 10:28 AM EDT2014-07-16 14:28:48 GMT
    What is your favorite burger joint?What is your favorite burger joint?
    There’s nothing like a good old fashion American burger.
    There’s nothing like a good old fashion American burger.
  • Seaplane Almost Lands On Whale

    Seaplane Almost Lands On Whale

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 5:47 AM EDT2014-07-16 09:47:15 GMT
    A plane almost hit a whale while coming in for a landing.A plane almost hit a whale while coming in for a landing.
    All parties are safe this morning after a plane nearly landed on top of a humpback whale.
    All parties are safe this morning after a plane nearly landed on top of a humpback whale.
  • New guidelines could help many pregnant workers

    New guidelines could help many pregnant workers

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 5:19 AM EDT2014-07-16 09:19:55 GMT
    New federal guidelines on job discrimination against pregnant workers could have a big impact on the workplace and in the courtroom.
    New federal guidelines on job discrimination against pregnant workers could have a big impact on the workplace and in the courtroom.
  • Got a rash? iPad, other devices might be the cause

    Got a rash? iPad, other devices might be the cause

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 5:19 AM EDT2014-07-16 09:19:46 GMT
    Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals.
    Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals.
  • Western NC Runoff Election Results

    Western NC Runoff Election Results

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 4:57 AM EDT2014-07-16 08:57:16 GMT
    Voters went to the polls Tuesday in North Carolina's runoff elections.
    Voters went to the polls Tuesday in North Carolina's runoff elections.
  • 2 die in home explosion; propane fuel suspected

    2 die in home explosion; propane fuel suspected

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 4:49 PM EDT2014-07-15 20:49:23 GMT
    Authorities say a man and woman were killed in an early morning house explosion in a rural area of western Pennsylvania.
    A husband and wife were killed Tuesday in an early-morning house explosion Tuesday in western Pennsylvania.
  • Pistorius gets into nightclub argument

    Pistorius gets into nightclub argument

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-07-15 20:40:52 GMT
    The family of Oscar Pistorius says the double-amputee runner recently visited a nightclub with a cousin and was accosted by a man who aggressively questioned him about his murder trial.
    Oscar Pistorius was in an altercation at an upmarket nightclub over the weekend, his family said Tuesday.
  • Man claims kingdom so daughter can be princess

    Man claims kingdom so daughter can be princess

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 2:29 PM EDT2014-07-15 18:29:37 GMT
    A Virginia man says he has claimed a kingdom in Africa so his daughter can be a princess.
    A Virginia man says he has claimed a kingdom in Africa so his daughter can be a princess.
  • Rush-hour Moscow subway derails: 21 dead, 136 hurt

    Rush-hour Moscow subway derails: 21 dead, 136 hurt

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 1:53 PM EDT2014-07-15 17:53:46 GMT
    Emergency officials say a subway train has derailed in Moscow, killing two people and injuring at least 50.
    A subway train derailed Tuesday deep below Moscow's streets, twisting and mangling crowded rail cars at the height of the morning rush hour. At least 21 people were killed, Russian officials said, and 136 were...
  • Archie To Be Shot Saving Gay Friend In Comic Book

    Archie To Be Shot Saving Gay Friend In Comic Book

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 10:16 AM EDT2014-07-15 14:16:04 GMT
    Original Archie comic book cover (AP file photo)Original Archie comic book cover (AP file photo)
    Archie Andrews will die taking a bullet for his gay best friend. The famous freckle-faced comic book icon is meeting his demise in Wednesday's installment of "Life with Archie" when he intervenes in an assassination attempt on Kevin Keller, Archie Comics' first openly gay character. 
    Archie Andrews will die taking a bullet for his gay best friend. The famous freckle-faced comic book icon is meeting his demise in Wednesday's installment of "Life with Archie" when he intervenes in an assassination attempt on Kevin Keller, Archie Comics' first openly gay character. 
  • 3 hurt in explosion at NC furniture plant

    3 hurt in explosion at NC furniture plant

    Graham County sheriff's deputies say three people were hurt in a boiler explosion at a furniture plant in Robbinsville.
    Graham County sheriff's deputies say three people were hurt in a boiler explosion at a furniture plant in Robbinsville.
  • Divers, snorkelers converge for undersea 'concert'

    Divers, snorkelers converge for undersea 'concert'

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 8:20 AM EDT2014-07-15 12:20:27 GMT
    Nearly 500 divers and snorkelers submerged in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary on Saturday for a "concert" beneath the sea broadcast by a local radio station.
    Nearly 500 divers and snorkelers submerged in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary on Saturday for a "concert" beneath the sea broadcast by a local radio station.
  • Live birds found in Elmo doll at US-Mexico border

    Live birds found in Elmo doll at US-Mexico border

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 8:20 AM EDT2014-07-15 12:20:20 GMT
    Federal agents inspecting a couple's belongings at an Arizona entry port on the U.S.-Mexico border found two live parrots hidden inside an Elmo doll.
    Federal agents inspecting a couple's belongings at an Arizona entry port on the U.S.-Mexico border found two live parrots hidden inside an Elmo doll.
  • NYC man's long-lost class ring turns up in Greece

    NYC man's long-lost class ring turns up in Greece

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 4:16 AM EDT2014-07-15 08:16:55 GMT
    More than 40 years after a New York man last saw his high school ring, the love token he gave his wife has been found on a Greek island.
    More than 40 years after a New York man last saw his high school class ring, the love token his wife had until their wedding night popped up on a Greek island.
  • Egypt proposes cease-fire between Israel, Hamas

    Egypt proposes cease-fire between Israel, Hamas

    Monday, July 14 2014 10:19 PM EDT2014-07-15 02:19:54 GMT
    Israel's military says it has downed an unmanned drone along its southern coastline, the first time it has encountered such a weapon since its struggle with Gaza Strip militants began last week.
    Egypt presented a cease-fire plan Monday to end a week of heavy fighting between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip that has left at least 185 people dead, and both sides said they were seriously considering the...
  • Giant African snails seized at Los Angeles airport

    Giant African snails seized at Los Angeles airport

    Monday, July 14 2014 8:31 PM EDT2014-07-15 00:31:10 GMT
    U.S. Customs and Border protection inspectors at Los Angeles International Airport seized 67 live giant African snails meant for human consumption.
    Inspectors at Los Angeles International Airport seized an unusually slimy package - 67 live giant African snails that are a popular delicacy across West Africa.
  • Officials: Gasoline caused mystery odor in homes

    Officials: Gasoline caused mystery odor in homes

    Monday, July 14 2014 6:39 PM EDT2014-07-14 22:39:35 GMT
    Authorities say an odor that prompted a voluntary evacuation of about 100 homes in suburban Philadelphia is due to an organic compound coming from the sump pumps in the basements.
    Gasoline-tainted groundwater caused the mysterious smell that led to a voluntary evacuation of more than 150 homes in suburban Philadelphia, authorities said Monday.
  • Shipwrecked Concordia floated for tow to Genoa

    Shipwrecked Concordia floated for tow to Genoa

    Monday, July 14 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-07-14 21:42:49 GMT
    The shipwrecked Costa Concordia has been successfully refloated in preparation for towing it away for scrapping.
    The shipwrecked Costa Concordia was successfully refloated Monday in preparation to be towed away for scrapping, 30 months after it struck a reef and capsized, killing 32 people.
  • Ukraine: Military plane shot down by rocket

    Ukraine: Military plane shot down by rocket

    Monday, July 14 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-07-14 21:42:34 GMT
    Fighting has intensified around the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk as government forces step up efforts to disrupt rebel lines and claim more territory from the faltering insurgency.
    A Ukrainian military transport plane was shot down Monday along the country's eastern border with Russia but all eight people aboard managed to bail out safely, the defense ministry said.
  • Photos Of The Earth At Night

    Photos Of The Earth At Night

    Monday, July 14 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-07-14 21:33:36 GMT
    All photos from NASA.
    All photos from NASA.
  • Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl returned to regular Army duty

    Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl returned to regular Army duty

    Monday, July 14 2014 4:02 PM EDT2014-07-14 20:02:55 GMT
    Bowe Bergdahl, the Army sergeant who spent nearly five years as a Taliban captive in Afghanistan, was returned to regular Army duty Monday, a senior defense official said.
    The Army has given Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl a desk job, ending the formal phase of his transition from Taliban prisoner to not-quite-ordinary soldier, and setting the stage for Army investigators to question the Idaho native...
  • Facing deadline, US and Iran press nuclear talks

    Facing deadline, US and Iran press nuclear talks

    Monday, July 14 2014 3:10 PM EDT2014-07-14 19:10:56 GMT
    Secretary of State John Kerry will hold in-depth discussions Monday with Iran's top diplomat in a bid to advance faltering nuclear negotiations, with a deadline just days away for a comprehensive agreement.
    The top U.S. and Iranian diplomats searched Monday for a breakthrough in nuclear talks, their efforts complicated by crises across the Middle East and beyond that have Washington and Tehran aligned in some places but often...
  • Amazon asks FAA for permission to fly drones

    Amazon asks FAA for permission to fly drones

    Monday, July 14 2014 2:35 PM EDT2014-07-14 18:35:15 GMT
    Amazon is officially asking the Federal Aviation Administration for permission to use drones as part of its plan to deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes or less.
    Amazon is asking the Federal Aviation Administration permission to use drones as part of its plan to deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes or less.
  • Corpse Falls Out Of Coroner's Vehicle, Rolls Down Road

    Corpse Falls Out Of Coroner's Vehicle, Rolls Down Road

    Monday, July 14 2014 1:04 PM EDT2014-07-14 17:04:30 GMT
    The coroner's office says the converted pickup was retired immediately after a door malfunctioned, sending the body onto the roadway.
    The coroner's office says the converted pickup was retired immediately after a door malfunctioned, sending the body onto the roadway.
  • Ten Unique Sports That You Don't Hear About

    Ten Unique Sports That You Don't Hear About

    Monday, July 14 2014 1:02 PM EDT2014-07-14 17:02:37 GMT
    Looking for a new, unique hobby?
    Looking for a new, unique hobby?
  • Woman Busted For Heroin After Doing Yoga In Street

    Woman Busted For Heroin After Doing Yoga In Street

    Monday, July 14 2014 12:04 PM EDT2014-07-14 16:04:06 GMT
    Police say a woman in possession of heroin was arrested after she began undressing and doing yoga in the middle of a North Florida street.
    Police say a woman in possession of heroin was arrested after she began undressing and doing yoga in the middle of a North Florida street.
  • Israel charges Palestinian teen's alleged killers

    Israel charges Palestinian teen's alleged killers

    Monday, July 14 2014 8:18 AM EDT2014-07-14 12:18:35 GMT
    Israel has charged three Jews with the kidnapping and killing of a Palestinian teenager whose death set off days of violent protests in Arab areas of Jerusalem and northern Israel.
    Israel has charged three Jews with the kidnapping and killing of a Palestinian teenager whose death set off days of violent protests in Arab areas of Jerusalem and northern Israel.
  • Goetze scores late to give Germany the World Cup

    Goetze scores late to give Germany the World Cup

    Sunday, July 13 2014 8:59 PM EDT2014-07-14 00:59:34 GMT
    The World Cup final kicked off at the Maracana Stadium on Sunday with Germany wearing its traditional white shirts and Argentina playing in dark blue.
    Mario Goetze produced the piece of individual skill that Lionel Messi couldn't muster.
  • New Cosby show could debut as soon as next summer

    New Cosby show could debut as soon as next summer

    Sunday, July 13 2014 2:06 PM EDT2014-07-13 18:06:56 GMT
    NBC says Bill Cosby could be returning to the network with a new comedy as soon as next summer.
    Bill Cosby could be returning to the network with a new comedy as soon as next summer.
  • Pig threatens children walking through Maine woods

    Pig threatens children walking through Maine woods

    Saturday, July 12 2014 6:59 PM EDT2014-07-12 22:59:10 GMT
    Police in the Maine town of Oakland are looking for a pig that threatened two children walking through the woods.
    Police in the Maine town of Oakland are looking for a pig that threatened two children walking through the woods.
  • Molesting former NC teacher gets life in prison

    Molesting former NC teacher gets life in prison

    A former North Carolina fourth-grade teacher will spend the rest of his life in prison after being convicted of molesting students dozens of times in the 1970s and 1980s.
    A former North Carolina fourth-grade teacher will spend the rest of his life in prison after being convicted of molesting students dozens of times in the 1970s and 1980s.
  • Train collides with limo carrying teens to a Sweet 16 party

    Train collides with limo carrying teens to a Sweet 16 party

    Monday, May 5 2014 3:21 PM EDT2014-05-05 19:21:20 GMT
    Firefighters rushed to the scene of a train accident involving a limo carrying kids to a Sweet 16 party. The Hummer limousine was T-boned by a train just east of downtown San Antonio Saturday night.Officials say the limousine's tire got stuck on the train tracks and the driver couldn't budge the vehicle. There was an oncoming train and thesafety arms came down but the Hummer couldn't go anywhere. Some of the teens said they were trampling over each other to get out of the vehicle just before ...
    Firefighters rushed to the scene of a train accident involving a limo carrying kids to a Sweet 16 party. The Hummer limousine was T-boned by a train just east of downtown San Antonio Saturday night.Officials say the limousine's tire got stuck on the train tracks and the driver couldn't budge the vehicle. There was an oncoming train and thesafety arms came down but the Hummer couldn't go anywhere. Some of the teens said they were trampling over each other to get out of the vehicle just before ...
  • 7 Things To Know For Wednesday

    7 Things To Know For Wednesday

    Wednesday, April 30 2014 7:11 AM EDT2014-04-30 11:11:00 GMT
    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:
    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:
    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:
  • Dad pushes son down skateboard ramp; case investigated by family services

    Dad pushes son down skateboard ramp; case investigated by family services

    Monday, April 28 2014 3:18 PM EDT2014-04-28 19:18:44 GMT
    A father has been banned temporarily from a skateboard park while The Florida Department of Children and Families investigates a video of him pushing his son off a skateboard ramp. The video went viral and many parents shared their anger about the incident at Kona Skatepark in Jacksonville. The video, originally posted Friday by Ryan Stephens (Intsagram user @lilbubs) shows Marcus Crossland pushing his hesitant 6-year-old son down a skateboard ramp. The father reportedly said he did it so hi...
    A father has been banned temporarily from a skateboard park while The Florida Department of Children and Families investigates a video of him pushing his son off a skateboard ramp. The video went viral and many parents shared their anger about the incident at Kona Skatepark in Jacksonville. The video, originally posted Friday by Ryan Stephens (Intsagram user @lilbubs) shows Marcus Crossland pushing his hesitant 6-year-old son down a skateboard ramp. The father reportedly said he did it so hi...
  • D.C.'s City Wildlife Cares For Injured Baby Squirrel

    D.C.'s City Wildlife Cares For Injured Baby Squirrel

    WASHINGTON (WRIC) -- After falling 75 feet from a tree, a baby squirrel is recuperating with an over-sized cast at D.C.'s City Wildlife. The baby squirrel landed on a sidewalk and broke its ankle. Caretakers are helping it to recover and say it should heal quickly, according to a tweet from the organization. City Wildlife is a nonprofit group formed in 2008 to establish the first-ever wild animal rescue and rehabilitation center in D.C.Copyright 2014 by Young Broadcasting of Richmond
    WASHINGTON (WRIC) -- After falling 75 feet from a tree, a baby squirrel is recuperating with an over-sized cast at D.C.'s City Wildlife. The baby squirrel landed on a sidewalk and broke its ankle. Caretakers are helping it to recover and say it should heal quickly, according to a tweet from the organization. City Wildlife is a nonprofit group formed in 2008 to establish the first-ever wild animal rescue and rehabilitation center in D.C.Copyright 2014 by Young Broadcasting of Richmond
  • 2 Southern states deny thousands of license plates each year

    2 Southern states deny thousands of license plates each year

    Monday, April 14 2014 5:59 PM EDT2014-04-14 21:59:44 GMT
    We've all seen the personalized license plates that are tough to figure out. In fact, license plates must meet a certain standard. And, they must make it past a special group of DMV workers who sort
    We've all seen the personalized license plates that are tough to figure out. In fact, license plates must meet a certain standard. And, they must make it past a special group of DMV workers who sort
  • Facebook campaign pays off for 'Burger King Baby'

    Facebook campaign pays off for 'Burger King Baby'

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 7:13 AM EDT2014-03-26 11:13:35 GMT
    A woman who, as a newborn, was abandoned in the bathroom of a Pennsylvania fast-food restaurant said she has found her birth mother just three weeks after launching a search that garnered worldwide attention,
    A woman who, as a newborn, was abandoned in the bathroom of a Pennsylvania fast-food restaurant said she has found her birth mother just three weeks after launching a search that garnered worldwide attention,
  • Caught on Cam: Deer rescued from fence

    Caught on Cam: Deer rescued from fence

    Monday, March 24 2014 10:37 AM EDT2014-03-24 14:37:10 GMT
    The deer got caught in the fence Sunday morning.The deer got caught in the fence Sunday morning.
    An Attleboro family found quite a surprise in their backyard when a deer became stuck in their fence.
    An Attleboro family found quite a surprise in their backyard when a deer became stuck in their fence.
  • Couple at the right place at the right time, saves child falling from window

    Couple at the right place at the right time, saves child falling from window

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 8:06 AM EDT2014-03-18 12:06:28 GMT
    A couple moving out of their apartment did some quick thinking that saved a little child's life. The couple had noticed two kids were throwing their toys out the window for some reason along the 400 block
    A couple moving out of their apartment did some quick thinking that saved a little child's life. The couple had noticed two kids were throwing their toys out the window for some reason along the 400 block
  • Dead seal with sign found outside Providence home

    Dead seal with sign found outside Providence home

    Monday, March 17 2014 4:54 PM EDT2014-03-17 20:54:53 GMT
    State enviornmental officials are investigating after someone left a dead seal outside the front of a home on Evergreen Street in Providence.State enviornmental officials are investigating after someone left a dead seal outside the front of a home on Evergreen Street in Providence.
    State environmental officials are investigating after someone left a dead seal outside the front of a home on Evergreen Street.
    State environmental officials are investigating after someone left a dead seal outside the front of a home on Evergreen Street.
  • CBS announces renewals of 18 prime-time shows

    CBS announces renewals of 18 prime-time shows

    Thursday, March 13 2014 5:22 PM EDT2014-03-13 21:22:59 GMT
    Top-rated CBS has renewed 18 more of its prime-time series for next season. These pickups come on the heels of Wednesday's announcement that "The Big Bang Theory" will be back for at least 3 more years.
    Top-rated CBS has renewed 18 more of its prime-time series for next season. These pickups come on the heels of Wednesday's announcement that "The Big Bang Theory" will be back for at least 3 more years.
  • Internet Buzzing About Finding Missing Malaysia Airliner, Passengers

    Internet Buzzing About Finding Missing Malaysia Airliner, Passengers

    Wednesday, March 12 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-03-12 21:15:40 GMT
    The search area for a missing jetliner has expanded with Malaysian Airlines saying the western coast of the country is now the focus of the hunt.The search area for a missing jetliner has expanded with Malaysian Airlines saying the western coast of the country is now the focus of the hunt.
    A Colorado Company is giving the world access to their satellites hoping people can help find missing Malaysia Airline's Flight 370.The company,
    A Colorado Company is giving the world access to their satellites hoping people can help find missing Malaysia Airline's Flight 370.The company,
  • 2-year-old saves mom with Facetime

    2-year-old saves mom with Facetime

    Monday, March 10 2014 11:07 AM EDT2014-03-10 15:07:45 GMT
    Laura Toone of Tucson, Arizona desperately needed paramedics, but couldn't dial 911. A foster dog she cared for attacked one of her own dogs. When she tried to break up the dog fight, the dog almost took
    Laura Toone of Tucson, Arizona desperately needed paramedics, but couldn't dial 911. A foster dog she cared for attacked one of her own dogs. When she tried to break up the dog fight, the dog almost took
  • Groom charged in crash that killed bride just after wedding

    Groom charged in crash that killed bride just after wedding

    Thursday, February 27 2014 6:07 PM EST2014-02-27 23:07:20 GMT
    A Georgia man is facing charges in a crash that killed his newlywed wife as they drove back from their wedding reception just days after this last Christmas. Georgia State Patrol officials say 28-year-old
    A Georgia man is facing charges in a crash that killed his newlywed wife as they drove back from their wedding reception just days after this last Christmas. Georgia State Patrol officials say 28-year-old
  • Couple walking dog discover 1,400 gold coins worth $10 million

    Couple walking dog discover 1,400 gold coins worth $10 million

    Tuesday, February 25 2014 6:25 PM EST2014-02-25 23:25:56 GMT
    A Northern California couple out walking their dog on their Gold Country property stumbled across a modern-day bonanza: $10 million in rare, mint-condition gold coins buried in the shadow of an old tree. Nearly
    A Northern California couple out walking their dog on their Gold Country property stumbled across a modern-day bonanza: $10 million in rare, mint-condition gold coins buried in the shadow of an old tree. Nearly
  • Kidnapped girl found dead in man's house; suspect arrested

    Kidnapped girl found dead in man's house, suspect arrested

    Wednesday, February 19 2014 2:43 PM EST2014-02-19 19:43:44 GMT
    A grade school coach has been jailed on suspicion of first-degree murder in the abduction and death of a 10-year-old girl in southwest Missouri, police said Wednesday. A body believed to be that of Hailey
    A grade school coach has been jailed on suspicion of first-degree murder in the abduction and death of a 10-year-old girl in southwest Missouri, police said Wednesday. A body believed to be that of Hailey
  • Nike set to come out with self-tying shoes

    Nike set to come out with self-tying shoes

    Monday, February 17 2014 12:51 PM EST2014-02-17 17:51:11 GMT
    Remember the shoes seen in the movie "Back to the Future 2" worn by the main character Marty McFly? Those self-tying shoes of the future may be a reality next year. What's ironic is the film is set in
    Remember the shoes seen in the movie "Back to the Future 2" worn by the main character Marty McFly? Those self-tying shoes of the future may be a reality next year. What's ironic is the film is set in
  • Top 10 Gifts Of 2013 Show Rebound In Philanthropy

    Top 10 Gifts Of 2013 Show Rebound In Philanthropy

    Wednesday, January 29 2014 8:31 AM EST2014-01-29 13:31:06 GMT
    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan made a large gift to charity in 2013.Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan made a large gift to charity in 2013.
    A report from The Chronicle of Philanthropy on the top gifts of the past year found there were more gifts of $100 million or more than in 2012. The largest donation of 2013 came from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan.
    A report from The Chronicle of Philanthropy on the top gifts of the past year found there were more gifts of $100 million or more than in 2012. The largest donation of 2013 came from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan.
  • 8-year-old saves 6 people from fire, but dies trying to save grandfather

    8-year-old saves 6 people from fire, but dies trying to save grandfather

    Wednesday, January 22 2014 3:10 PM EST2014-01-22 20:10:49 GMT
    An 8-year-old boy woke up to a fire and hurried trying to save everyone. Authorities say Tyler Doohan, was staying at the home of relatives in the nearby town of Penfield, New York Sunday night. A fire
    An 8-year-old boy woke up to a fire and hurried trying to save everyone. Authorities say Tyler Doohan, was staying at the home of relatives in the nearby town of Penfield, New York Sunday night. A fire
  • Last Minute Push For Holiday Sales

    Last Minute Push For Holiday Sales

    Tuesday, January 21 2014 4:44 AM EST2014-01-21 09:44:04 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - Holiday sales don't seem to be picking up as it gets closer to Christmas.NEW YORK (AP) - Holiday sales don't seem to be picking up as it gets closer to Christmas.
    NEW YORK (AP) - Holiday sales don't seem to be picking up as it gets closer to Christmas. After a strong start to the season, sales at stores have fallen for three consecutive weeks. And that's putting a lot of pressure on retailers. ShopperTrak says for the week that ended Sunday, sales at U.S. stores dropped 3.1 percent to $42.7 billion, when compared to the same period last year.
    NEW YORK (AP) - Holiday sales don't seem to be picking up as it gets closer to Christmas. After a strong start to the season, sales at stores have fallen for three consecutive weeks. And that's putting a lot of pressure on retailers. ShopperTrak says for the week that ended Sunday, sales at U.S. stores dropped 3.1 percent to $42.7 billion, when compared to the same period last year.
  • School officials warn parents of students snorting Smarties

    School officials warn parents of students snorting Smarties

    Friday, January 17 2014 5:40 PM EST2014-01-17 22:40:16 GMT
    Portsmouth Middle School officials sent out a note this week to parents warning of the dangers of snorting and smoking Smarties.
    Portsmouth Middle School officials sent out a note this week to parents warning of the dangers of snorting and smoking Smarties.
  • Teen girl sexually assaulted by 3 boys, photos leaked just before her suicide

    Teen girl sexually assaulted by 3 boys, photos leaked just before her suicide

    Thursday, January 16 2014 1:53 PM EST2014-01-16 18:53:09 GMT
    Three teenage boys have admitted to sexually assaulting a 15-year-old Northern California girl who later committed suicide after photographs of the attack were circulated to classmates, according to published
    Three teenage boys have admitted to sexually assaulting a 15-year-old Northern California girl who later committed suicide after photographs of the attack were circulated to classmates, according to published
  • Hanging dog photo on Facebook lands couple in jail

    Hanging dog photo on Facebook lands couple in jail

    Tuesday, January 14 2014 3:05 PM EST2014-01-14 20:05:27 GMT
    Prosecutors in central Alabama say two people accused of hanging a puppy at a house in Valley Grande have been charged with animal cruelty. Fourth Judicial Circuit District Attorney Michael Jackson said
    Prosecutors in central Alabama say two people accused of hanging a puppy at a house in Valley Grande have been charged with animal cruelty. Fourth Judicial Circuit District Attorney Michael Jackson said
  • Report: Obama To Speak At NC State During Visit

    Report: Obama To Speak At NC State During Visit

    Sunday, January 12 2014 11:08 AM EST2014-01-12 16:08:19 GMT
    Officials say President Barack Obama is speaking at North Carolina State University when he visits the state next week. Officials say President Barack Obama is speaking at North Carolina State University when he visits the state next week.
    Officials say President Barack Obama is speaking at North Carolina State University when he visits the state next week.
    Officials say President Barack Obama is speaking at North Carolina State University when he visits the state next week.
  • Charlotte Settles With Family Man Shot By Police

    Charlotte Settles With Family Man Shot By Police

    Sunday, January 12 2014 11:03 AM EST2014-01-12 16:03:20 GMT
    The city of Charlotte has reached a settlement with the family of a Stanly County man shot and killed by police while he worked to repair a cellphone tower. The city of Charlotte has reached a settlement with the family of a Stanly County man shot and killed by police while he worked to repair a cellphone tower.
    The city of Charlotte has reached a settlement with the family of a Stanly County man shot and killed by police while he worked to repair a cellphone tower.
    The city of Charlotte has reached a settlement with the family of a Stanly County man shot and killed by police while he worked to repair a cellphone tower.
  • Will.i.am Joins Creative Team At Rock Hill Company

    Will.i.am Joins Creative Team At Rock Hill Company

    Sunday, January 12 2014 10:57 AM EST2014-01-12 15:57:33 GMT
    Grammy-winning musician and producer will.i.am has joined the creative team at Rock Hill's 3D Systems. The Herald of Rock Hill reports that the Black Eyed Peas frontman's official title is chief creative officer at 3D Systems Corporation.  Grammy-winning musician and producer will.i.am has joined the creative team at Rock Hill's 3D Systems. The Herald of Rock Hill reports that the Black Eyed Peas frontman's official title is chief creative officer at 3D Systems Corporation.
    Grammy-winning musician and producer will.i.am has joined the creative team at Rock Hill's 3D Systems. The Herald of Rock Hill reports that the Black Eyed Peas frontman's official title is chief creative officer at 3D Systems Corporation. 
    Grammy-winning musician and producer will.i.am has joined the creative team at Rock Hill's 3D Systems. The Herald of Rock Hill reports that the Black Eyed Peas frontman's official title is chief creative officer at 3D Systems Corporation. 
  • Krispy Kreme To Offer Coupon For "Sweet Dozen Deal"

    Krispy Kreme To Offer Coupon For "Sweet Dozen Deal"

    Thursday, January 9 2014 3:51 AM EST2014-01-09 08:51:06 GMT
    There's some good news for Krispy Kremefans all over.Thursday, December 12, andDecember 12only, Krispy Kreme isinviting everyone to download acouponfor "Buy One Dozen Original Glazed Doughnuts And Get OneDozen Original Glazed Doughnuts Free."Krispy Kreme says this is in response to a December 2 challenge met by millions ofFacebook fans.To use the coupon, you must print it out, or show the coupon on your mobile device.This coupon is only valid December 12, 2013, and only at participating Krisp...
    There's some good news for Krispy Kremefans all over.Thursday, December 12, andDecember 12only, Krispy Kreme isinviting everyone to download acouponfor "Buy One Dozen Original Glazed Doughnuts And Get OneDozen Original Glazed Doughnuts Free."Krispy Kreme says this is in response to a December 2 challenge met by millions ofFacebook fans.To use the coupon, you must print it out, or show the coupon on your mobile device.This coupon is only valid December 12, 2013, and only at participating Krisp...
  • UK: Work To Recover U.S. Bodies After Helicopter Crash

    UK: Work To Recover U.S. Bodies After Helicopter Crash

    Wednesday, January 8 2014 7:05 AM EST2014-01-08 12:05:09 GMT
    LONDON (AP) - Authorities in England have cordoned off flooded marshes to remove the bodies of four U.S. Air Force crewmen killed in a helicopter crash. 
    LONDON (AP) - Authorities in England have cordoned off flooded marshes to remove the bodies of four U.S. Air Force crewmen killed in a helicopter crash. 
  • Deep Freeze Expected To Let Up Wednesday

    Deep Freeze Expected To Let Up Wednesday

    Wednesday, January 8 2014 7:01 AM EST2014-01-08 12:01:19 GMT
    ATLANTA (AP) - The arctic blast is easing its grip on much of the U.S., giving way to warmer, but still very chilly temperatures in many places.ATLANTA (AP) - The arctic blast is easing its grip on much of the U.S., giving way to warmer, but still very chilly temperatures in many places.
    ATLANTA (AP) - The arctic blast is easing its grip on much of the U.S., giving way to warmer, but still very chilly temperatures in many places. 
    ATLANTA (AP) - The arctic blast is easing its grip on much of the U.S., giving way to warmer, but still very chilly temperatures in many places. 
  • U.S. Sells Final Shares On General Motors

    U.S. Sells Final Shares On General Motors

    Tuesday, January 7 2014 7:34 AM EST2014-01-07 12:34:00 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) - The U.S. government ended up losing $10.5 billion on theGeneral Motors bailout, but it says the alternative would have been far worse. The Treasury Department sold its final shares of the Detroit auto giant on Monday, recovering $39 billion of the $49.5 billion it spent to save the dying automaker at the height of the financial crisis five years ago. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew says that without the bailout, the country would have lost more than a million jobs, and the econo...
    DETROIT (AP) - The U.S. government ended up losing $10.5 billion on theGeneral Motors bailout, but it says the alternative would have been far worse. The Treasury Department sold its final shares of the Detroit auto giant on Monday, recovering $39 billion of the $49.5 billion it spent to save the dying automaker at the height of the financial crisis five years ago. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew says that without the bailout, the country would have lost more than a million jobs, and the econo...
  • SUV crashes upside down into collision repair shop

    SUV crashes upside down into collision repair shop

    Thursday, January 2 2014 2:14 PM EST2014-01-02 19:14:20 GMT
    The driver of an SUV got the new year off to a bad, but ironic start on Wednesday night.  A GMC Yukon somehow crashed – upside down – into a collision repair shop in the town of Colleyville, Texas, KDFW-TV
    The driver of an SUV got the new year off to a bad, but ironic start on Wednesday night.  A GMC Yukon somehow crashed – upside down – into a collision repair shop in the town of Colleyville, Texas, KDFW-TV
  • A&E Reverses Decision On 'Duck Dynasty' Patriarch

    A&E Reverses Decision On 'Duck Dynasty' Patriarch

    Friday, December 27 2013 6:14 PM EST2013-12-27 23:14:06 GMT
    The AE channel said it's reversing its decision to drop "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson from the show for his remarks about gays.The AE channel said it's reversing its decision to drop "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson from the show for his remarks about gays.
    The AE channel said it's reversing its decision to drop "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson from the show for his remarks about gays.
    The AE channel said it's reversing its decision to drop "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson from the show for his remarks about gays.
  • Wal-Mart Stores CEO Steps Down

    Wal-Mart Stores CEO Steps Down

    Monday, December 23 2013 11:44 AM EST2013-12-23 16:44:03 GMT
    Wal-Mart Stores CEO and President Mike Duke is stepping down from those posts. The world's biggest retailer named Doug McMillon as his successor.
    Wal-Mart Stores CEO and President Mike Duke is stepping down from those posts. The world's biggest retailer named Doug McMillon as his successor.
  • Google, HP Recall Chromebook 11 Chargers

    Google, HP Recall Chromebook 11 Chargers

    Tuesday, December 17 2013 10:00 AM EST2013-12-17 15:00:43 GMT
    There is one report of a small burn to a consumer and one report of minor property damage.There is one report of a small burn to a consumer and one report of minor property damage.
    Google and HP are recalling 145,000 Chromebook 11 power supply/chargers because the product can overheat and melt, posing fire and burn hazards. Google has received nine reports of chargers overheating and melting during use. There is one report of a small burn to a consumer and one report of minor property damage.
    Google and HP are recalling 145,000 Chromebook 11 power supply/chargers because the product can overheat and melt, posing fire and burn hazards. Google has received nine reports of chargers overheating and melting during use. There is one report of a small burn to a consumer and one report of minor property damage.
  • Mandela Event Signer Was In Group That Burned Men

    Mandela Event Signer Was In Group That Burned Men

    Monday, December 16 2013 8:24 AM EST2013-12-16 13:24:09 GMT
    Four people tell AP that bogus sign language interpreter Thamsanqa Jantjie was among a group of people who accosted two men found with a stolen television and burned them to death in 2003.
    Four people tell AP that bogus sign language interpreter Thamsanqa Jantjie was among a group of people who accosted two men found with a stolen television and burned them to death in 2003.
  • Caught On Camera: Trooper, Suspect Fall Over Side Of Bridge

    Caught On Camera: Trooper, Suspect Fall Over Side Of Bridge

    Friday, December 13 2013 11:00 AM EST2013-12-13 16:00:22 GMT
    New police cruiser dashcam video has been released showing a chase that sent a Michigan State Police trooper and the person he was pursuing to the hospital.New police cruiser dashcam video has been released showing a chase that sent a Michigan State Police trooper and the person he was pursuing to the hospital.
    New police cruiser dashcam video has been released showing a chase that sent a Michigan State Police trooper and the person he was pursuing to the hospital.
    New police cruiser dashcam video has been released showing a chase that sent a Michigan State Police trooper and the person he was pursuing to the hospital.
  • School drops sexual harassment claim against 6-year-old for kissing girl

    School drops sexual harassment claim against 6-year-old for kissing girl

    Thursday, December 12 2013 5:58 PM EST2013-12-12 22:58:52 GMT
    A 6-year-old boy has been suspended for kissing a girl on the cheek. School officials in Canon City decided to drop sexual harassment against the boy.
    A 6-year-old boy has been suspended for kissing a girl on the cheek. School officials in Canon City decided to drop sexual harassment against the boy.
  • Batkid Fights Crime In San Francisco As Part of Make-A-Wish

    Batkid Fights Crime In San Francisco As Part of Make-A-Wish

    Wednesday, December 11 2013 5:57 PM EST2013-12-11 22:57:31 GMT
    Batkid saves Gotham!Batkid saves Gotham!
    Miles will become Batkid, and San Francisco’s Police Chief will be calling on the young superhero to help restore justice.
    Miles will become Batkid, and San Francisco’s Police Chief will be calling on the young superhero to help restore justice.
  • Pope Francis Named Time's Man Of The Year

    Pope Francis Named Time's Man Of The Year

    Wednesday, December 11 2013 11:21 AM EST2013-12-11 16:21:00 GMT
    Pope Francis on TIME Magazine CoverPope Francis on TIME Magazine Cover
    In only his first year, the pope was selected by the magazine's editor as the person who had the greatest impact on the world, for good or bad, during 2013.
    In only his first year, the pope was selected by the magazine's editor as the person who had the greatest impact on the world, for good or bad, during 2013.
  • At 11th Hour, Congress Debates Plastic Gun Ban

    At 11th Hour, Congress Debates Plastic Gun Ban

    Tuesday, December 3 2013 8:05 AM EST2013-12-03 13:05:52 GMT
    Plastic gun debate begins on Capitol HillPlastic gun debate begins on Capitol Hill
    Congress is moving to renew a 25-year-old ban on firearms that can evade metal detectors and X-ray machines.  The Republican-led House is expected to approve a 10-year extension on the ban on Tuesday.
    Congress is moving to renew a 25-year-old ban on firearms that can evade metal detectors and X-ray machines.  The Republican-led House is expected to approve a 10-year extension on the ban on Tuesday.
  • The Baby Who Had to be Defrosted

    The Baby Who Had to be Defrosted

    Baby Freddy Cooke did not breathe for 20 minutes after he was born.  His parents were warned that even if he survived he would be severely brain damaged from a lack of oxygen.But Freddy was given a revolutionary
    Baby Freddy Cooke did not breathe for 20 minutes after he was born.  His parents were warned that even if he survived he would be severely brain damaged from a lack of oxygen.

    But Freddy was given a revolutionary treatment to cool his core body temperature, putting him in a state of induced hypothermia.  He was saved by pioneering ice therapy. 
  • Unprovoked, deadly 'knockout game' attacks spread as youth do it for 'fun'

    Unprovoked, deadly 'knockout game' attacks spread as youth do it for 'fun'

    Wednesday, November 20 2013 1:29 PM EST2013-11-20 18:29:02 GMT
    The attacks are shocking and violent – and sometimes deadly -- but youth across the country are calling the unprovoked attacks a "game" that they are "playing." The point of Knockout or One-Hitter-Quitter,
    The attacks are shocking and violent – and sometimes deadly -- but youth across the country are calling the unprovoked attacks a "game" that they are "playing." The point of Knockout or One-Hitter-Quitter,
  • Man With SC Flag Mows Lawn At Washington D.C. Memorials

    Man With SC Flag Mows Lawn At Washington D.C. Memorials

    Wednesday, October 9 2013 9:42 PM EDT2013-10-10 01:42:06 GMT
    Chris Cox is cleaning up DC memorials with a lawnmower and a SC flag. Courtesy: Sally SchwettmannChris Cox is cleaning up DC memorials with a lawnmower and a SC flag. Courtesy: Sally Schwettmann
    South Carolinian Chris Cox is calling himself the Memorial Militia and he's been cleaning up several memorials including the Lincoln, WWII, and Korean War, Vietnam War memorials. Courtesy: Sally Schwettmann
    South Carolinian Chris Cox is calling himself the Memorial Militia and he's been cleaning up several memorials including the Lincoln, WWII, and Korean War, Vietnam War memorials.
  • "To Kill A Mockingbird" Author Lawsuit

    "To Kill A Mockingbird" Author Lawsuit

    Sunday, October 6 2013 10:56 AM EDT2013-10-06 14:56:02 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - "To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee has settled a New York lawsuit against two of the defendants she sued in May to re-secure the copyright to her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.
    NEW YORK (AP) - "To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee has settled a New York lawsuit against two of the defendants she sued in May to re-secure the copyright to her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.
  • Upstate Couple In Court For Sex Trafficking Accusation

    Upstate Couple In Court For Sex Trafficking Accusation

    Thursday, August 22 2013 5:40 PM EDT2013-08-22 21:40:07 GMT
    A Greenville County couple accused in a sex trafficking ring was in court Thursday in Birmingham, Alabama.A Greenville County couple accused in a sex trafficking ring was in court Thursday in Birmingham, Alabama.
    A Greenville County couple accused in a sex trafficking ring was in court Thursday in Birmingham, Alabama.
    A Greenville County couple accused in a sex trafficking ring was in court Thursday in Birmingham, Alabama.
  • Deputies fatally shoot naked man who bit teen's face

    Deputies fatally shoot naked man who bit teen's face

    Wednesday, February 5 2014 4:19 PM EST2014-02-05 21:19:30 GMT
    A naked man who witnesses described as having "superhuman" strength was shot outside Delray Beach Tuesday night after biting a teenager's face and attacking several other people, officials said. The incident
    A naked man who witnesses described as having "superhuman" strength was shot outside Delray Beach Tuesday night after biting a teenager's face and attacking several other people, officials said. The incident
  • Murder charge for pair after daughter dies from drinking grape soda

    Murder charge for pair after daughter dies from drinking grape soda

    Thursday, February 6 2014 4:32 PM EST2014-02-06 21:32:37 GMT
    After a two year investigation into the death of a Hawkins County 5-year-old girl, her father and his wife are charged with killing her by making her drink 2 liters of grape soda and water. Back on January
    After a two year investigation into the death of a Hawkins County 5-year-old girl, her father and his wife are charged with killing her by making her drink 2 liters of grape soda and water. Back on January
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