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VIDEO: Miami man offers live alligator in exchange for beer
Fernando Caignet Aguilera, 64, trapped the alligator at a nearby park and brought it a convenience store, asking for a 12-pack of beer in exchange for the animal. The clerk called Miami police instead.Continued ...
VIDEO: Two winning tickets sold in Mega Millions game
Two tickets matched the winning numbers in Tuesday’s $636 million Mega Millions jackpot. One winning ticket was sold in Atlanta, and the other was sold in San Jose, California, lottery officials said.Continued ...
Poll: Majority of Americans back minimum wage hike
A large majority of Americans want Congress to substantially increase the minimum wage as part of an effort to reduce the nation's expanding economic inequality, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.Continued ...
Obamas, Biden to skip Winter Olympics in snub at Russia
The White House announced Tuesday that President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and the first lady will not attend the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, in February, a pointed snub by an administration that is feuding with Russian leaders on a range of foreign policy and human rights issues.Continued ...
Company to get $135 million from American Airlines over 9/11
Cantor Fitzgerald LP will receive $135 million from American Airlines to drop its lawsuit in which the carrier is accused of failing to stop the hijacking of the plane that crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, killing 658 of the firm's employees.Continued ...
- Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Five myths about the future of Obamacare
Both liberals and conservatives believe they are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel with the Affordable Care Act.Continued ...
VIDEO: Mega Millions $636 million jackpot spurs charitable thoughts
The prospect of a $636 million jackpot for personal use may be alluring, but charity is also on the minds of people purchasing Mega Millions tickets before Tuesday night's big drawing. Samara Sodos talked to some people who were more interested in giving than receiving.Continued ...
AAA expects U.S. holiday travel to reach record high
U.S. travel during the Christmas and New Year's holidays will rise for a fifth straight year to reach a record, boosted by more automobile trips, AAA said.Continued ...
VIDEO: Busy season at the post office
The post office faces the year's busiest days as it delivers billions of pieces of mail and millions of packages during the holiday season. Monday was expected to be the busiest mail day. It's expected to handle the most packages on Thursday.Continued ...
- Monday, December 16, 2013
College men accused of sexual assault say their rights violated
Female students nationwide have filed federal complaints that claim campus sexual-assault investigators lack training, fail to adequately probe incidents and treat the attackers with too much leniency.Continued ...
Antibacterial soaps must prove safety to stay on shelves
Antibacterial washes would have one year to prove they're safe to remain in U.S. stores, part of a proposal by regulators to address 40 years of debate on overuse of germ-killing chemicals.Continued ...
- Friday, December 13, 2013
Free at last from the clutches of Toys `R' Us
"I am free."Continued ...
The thought pierced my cold, dark consciousness as I crossed a desolate commuterscape toward an early-morning train.
Gun deaths not easily tracked or tallied
Five days after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, President Barack Obama delivered remarks in which he stressed that, this time, the national conversation about guns must lead to action.Continued ...
VIDEO: Child of deaf parents shows the world how sign language is done
A post to YouTube goes viral, and now a Clearwater family is seeing how much the world loves a precocious little girl who did something special for her deaf parents.Continued ...
- Thursday, December 12, 2013
VIDEO: Anonymous donor ensures Worcester Catholic School will remain open
After an anonymous donation the Worcester Catholic School will remain open. The 70-year-old school was going to close its doors in June.
Racism linked to infant mortality, learning disabilities
In the long list of health disparities that vex and disproportionately affect the lives of African-Americans - diabetes, cancer and obesity among them - one of the earliest and, it turns out, most significant, may be just when a black child is born.Continued ...
VIDEO: College basketball player hit by police officer while crossing street
An Ohio college student is recovering after she was struck by a police car.Continued ...
Viral video: Auburn fan's Christmas light show features Iron Bowl radio call
Auburn fan Robert Burton of Fayetteville, Ga., went all out to combine his holiday decorating with a celebration of the Tigers’ Iron Bowl win over Alabama. His Christmas light display includes a radio call of the final play in one of college football's most dramatic finishes.Continued ...
Judges deny chimpanzees 'personhood'
Three lawsuits filed last week that attempted to achieve "legal personhood" for four chimpanzees living in New York have been struck down.Continued ...
- Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Harvard study finds diet changes gut bacteria within a day
A change in diet quickly alters the types of bacteria living in the human gut, a finding that suggests this rapid adaptability to different foods can be used to control illnesses tied to stomach microbes, researchers said.Continued ...
Personal genetic tests face sharper scrutiny after 23andMe
23andMe Inc.'s clash with U.S. regulators over the direct sale of its gene analysis service to consumers signals stiffer oversight of thousands of tests in an industry predicted to increase fivefold in size.Continued ...
Minnesota college student survives night on porch in subzero temperatures
A University of Minnesota Duluth student suffered severe hypothermia and could lose her hands after she passed out on a freezing porch in subzero temperatures with only a jacket and boots to protect her from the cold.Continued ...
Santa's wish: Marry me
A Massachusetts firefighter surprised his girlfriend this week by suggesting they dress as Santa and Mrs. Claus for his fire department's annual children's Christmas party, then popped a stunning marriage proposal in full attire.Continued ...
Twitter reacts to Time's Person of the Year
Time has announced its Person of the Year for 2013: Pope Francis. The announcement, seen live on the "Today" show Wednesday, generated immediate reaction on Twitter. Here is a sampling.Continued ...
VIDEO: Interpreter at Mandela memorial called a 'fake'
The head of the Deaf Federation of South Africa said the sign language interpreter on stage during Tuesday's memorial for Nelson Mandela was a fake.Continued ...
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