- Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Police: 'Gypsy Wedding' couple stole rings, cash at wedding
A couple who appeared on the TLC reality series “My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding” was jailed in North Carolina last weekend, accused of stealing cash and valuables from the bride and groom at a wedding they were attending.Continued ...
- Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Mexican drug lord arrested at World Cup
Jose Diaz-Barajas, 49, was arrested at Rio de Janeiro's Tom Jobim airport Monday night as he boarded a plane to Fortaleza, where Mexico played Brazil Tuesday, Luiz Cravo Dorea, head of international cooperation at the Federal Police, said. The world soccer governing body, FIFA, had informed police that Diaz- Barajas, who was accompanied by his wife and two children, held tickets, Dorea said.Continued ...
How 8,500 large companies will become small businesses overnight
When the clock strikes midnight on Sunday, July 13, thousands of relatively large companies will — poof — suddenly become small businesses. It's not magic. It's just the federal government at work.Continued ...
Family members charged with rioting at amusement park
Five members of a Vermont family were arrested following a dust-up at the front gate of a popular New Hampshire amusement park.Continued ...
VIDEO: Twin twisters in Nebraska
Storm chasers captured some incredible footage of a pair of tornadoes on the ground near the northeast Nebraska village of Pilger earlier on Monday.Continued ...
- Monday, June 16, 2014
Lean retirement looms for Generation X
When their working years end, Gen-Xers might have to live on just half of their pre-retirement income, compared with 60 percent for the Baby Boom generation, Pew said last year.Continued ...
Study: Kids gain weight more quickly over summer break
Any parent or teacher can tell you that schoolchildren tend to slip back a bit academically over the long summer break. But now a Harvard University study has come up with troubling indications that they also gain weight more quickly during those months when, traditionally, we hope they're outdoors much of the time, enjoying the summer sun.Continued ...
Starbucks to pay part of college tuition for US store workers
Starbucks, which has offered company stock for store workers for more than two decades, will now begin picking up most of the college tab for its employees.Continued ...
- Friday, June 13, 2014
Father's Day cards make subjects the targets of jokes
There's a good chance if you receive — or give — a Father's Day card this weekend, Dad will be portrayed as a flatulent, beer-obsessed, tool-challenged buffoon who would rather hog the remote, go fishing or play golf than be with the kids.Continued ...
On the Southern Baptist agenda: Get the evangelizers evangelizing
From Billy Graham's roadside tent revivals to Jerry Falwell's TV ministries to Rick Warren's 20,000-member megachurch, Southern Baptists dominate the evangelical brand in America.Continued ...
Facebook places multiple bets to win messaging wars
Facebook is adopting a multifront strategy to woo fickle smartphone users who crave a variety of ways to send messages to friends.Continued ...
Deadly guardrails spearing drivers is whistleblower's crusade
Harman is suing Trinity Highway and its Dallas-based owner, Trinity Industries Inc., alleging that it made quiet design changes that transformed guardrail systems across the U.S. into potentially deadly hazards.Continued ...
- Thursday, June 12, 2014
Texting while driving is latest teen risk as smoking declines
While smoking among American teens has fallen to a 22-year low, most adolescents admit to engaging in a new type of risky behavior: texting while driving.Continued ...
No one is against devoted dads
Father's Day is Sunday, which means that it's time for pundits and politicians to scold the American public - with special ire reserved for black members of the American public - for our supposed indifference to the wonder and awe of fatherhood.Continued ...
Tough scrape: Inmate faces new charges after failed escape try
An inmate at a Georgia detention center could spend more time behind bars after officials said he tried to use a piece of metal to cut through his cell wall in an apparent escape attempt.Continued ...
Facebook making big changes to its advertisements
Facebook is making significant changes to the advertisements on its network, and said Thursday that it will give users more control over which ads they see on its network.Continued ...
- Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Is the FDA waging a war on artisanal cheese?
Is the Food and Drug Administration waging a war on artisanal cheese?Continued ...
The answer depends on your perspective. But this much is certain: The agency's answer to New York regulators about using wooden boards to age cheese has caused an uproar in the domestic industry and raised questions about the status of imported cheeses that use the same process.
VIDEO: Man attracts attention of local officials after feeding, swimming with alligators
Home video from a recent swamp boat tour in Louisiana shows a guide in the water feeding chicken and marshmallows to two alligators. The video has attracted the attention of local and state wildlife officials.Continued ...
Cantor's historic House election defeat by the numbers
Eric Cantor's historic election loss, with voters in his Virginia district unseating the second most powerful leader of the House, can be read in a series of odds-defying numbers.Continued ...
Assault suspect loses college baseball scholarship
The investigation into an alleged sexual assault at a alcohol-fueled post-prom party in Georgia has led to at least one suspect losing a college baseball scholarship.Continued ...
Your new boss is going to Google you, so make sure she likes what she sees
This is what a professional online reputation management "campaign" looks like: four people — one patched in via video — around a conference room table, jotting notes on laptops, carefully examining every trace of a client's digital existence and plotting a strategy to improve it.Continued ...
VIDEO: House Majority Leader loses in primary
David Brat, an economics professor with Tea Party backing, shocked the Republican party on Tuesday by defeating House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a primary in their suburban Richmond, Virginia district. See reaction from both candidates.Continued ...
- Tuesday, June 10, 2014
MAP: Here are the 74 school shootings since Newtown
The incident at an Oregon high school is the 74th school shooting since the Newtown massacre in 2012. Everytown for Gun Safety, a gun control action group, keeps a rolling list of the shootings, defined as an incident where "a firearm was discharged inside a school building or on school or campus grounds, as documented in publicly reported news accounts."Continued ...
How do you change a flat on Mars? NASA learning as it goes
When the Curiosity rover set out last July on its much-anticipated drive to the Mars mission's ultimate destination — the three-mile-high science prize called Mount Sharp — everyone knew the going might get rough. Indeed, Mars had other plans for the rover, and they weren't cordial.Continued ...
Oklahoma man accused of plotting to poison pregnant girlfriend with ricin
Preston H. Rhoads, who was charged in April with two counts of solicitation of murder and two counts of attempting to kill another person, is accused of producing the deadly poison ricin and asking a former co-worker to help poison his girlfriend, Shanisty Whittington.Continued ...