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  • New wristband will shock users if they miss fitness goals

    New wristband will shock users if they miss fitness goals

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:02 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:02:43 GMT
    A new wristband design will deliver an electric shock if the wearer does not meet fitness goals. The Pavlok wristband will be designed to track daily performance. According to the company’s website, the Pavlok compels you into keeping workout and fitness goals by using feedback, reinforcement and electric shock. READ MORE: http://pavlok.com/
    A new wristband design will deliver an electric shock if the wearer does not meet fitness goals. The Pavlok wristband will be designed to track daily performance. According to the company’s website, the Pavlok compels you into keeping workout and fitness goals by using feedback, reinforcement and electric shock. READ MORE: http://pavlok.com/
  • 'True Blood' actor Nelsan Ellis: Former star quit because he didn't 'want to play a gay part'

    'True Blood' actor Nelsan Ellis: Former star quit because he didn't 'want to play a gay part'

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:01 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:01:46 GMT
    LOS ANGELES – When Luke Grimes started on HBO’s “True Blood” last season his character James Kent was wooing a female vampire. But Grimes reportedly quit in December when he found out Kent was bisexual and starting a romantic relationship with a gay character in the seventh and final season. Now Nelsan Ellis, the actor who plays Kent’s gay lover on the show, is speaking up -- and he’s not happy. “You quit your job because you don’t want to play a gay part? You make a big statement w...
    LOS ANGELES – When Luke Grimes started on HBO’s “True Blood” last season his character James Kent was wooing a female vampire. But Grimes reportedly quit in December when he found out Kent was bisexual and starting a romantic relationship with a gay character in the seventh and final season. Now Nelsan Ellis, the actor who plays Kent’s gay lover on the show, is speaking up -- and he’s not happy. “You quit your job because you don’t want to play a gay part? You make a big statement w...
  • Puerto Rico declares chikungunya epidemic

    Puerto Rico declares chikungunya epidemic

    Friday, July 18 2014 7:48 AM EDT2014-07-18 11:48:06 GMT
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Health officials in Puerto Rico on Thursday declared an epidemic of the mosquito-borne virus known as chikungunya, which was introduced into the Caribbean region late last year. Health Secretary Ana Rius said that more than 200 cases had been confirmed on the island as of June 25 and that the majority of them were reported in the capital of San Juan and nearby areas. The first case of chikungunya in the U.S. territory was reported in late May. Also on Thursday, ...
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Health officials in Puerto Rico on Thursday declared an epidemic of the mosquito-borne virus known as chikungunya, which was introduced into the Caribbean region late last year. Health Secretary Ana Rius said that more than 200 cases had been confirmed on the island as of June 25 and that the majority of them were reported in the capital of San Juan and nearby areas. The first case of chikungunya in the U.S. territory was reported in late May. Also on Thursday, ...
  • Couple and baby miss Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 that was downed over Ukraine

    Couple and baby miss Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 that was downed over Ukraine

    Friday, July 18 2014 7:47 AM EDT2014-07-18 11:47:36 GMT
    Imagine how you would feel if you were supposed to be on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 that was downed over eastern Ukraine on Thursday but changed your flight for a later time?
    Imagine how you would feel if you were supposed to be on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 that was downed over eastern Ukraine on Thursday but changed your flight for a later time?
  • Company sets limits on how long workers can use bathroom

    Company sets limits on how long workers can use bathroom

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 11:02 AM EDT2014-07-16 15:02:02 GMT
    Should an employer have any say in how much time you spend in the bathroom on company time? According to an article on CNN.com, Chicago's Watersaver Faucet Company installed swipe card systems on bathrooms at their factory in an attempt to limit bathroom breaks to 6 minutes or less. WaterSaver disciplined nineteen workers for what they call "excessive use" of washrooms. FOX 5’s Wisdom Martin has more. READ MORE: http://money.cnn.com/2014/07/15/smallbusiness/bathroom-time-penalty/
    Should an employer have any say in how much time you spend in the bathroom on company time? According to an article on CNN.com, Chicago's Watersaver Faucet Company installed swipe card systems on bathrooms at their factory in an attempt to limit bathroom breaks to 6 minutes or less. WaterSaver disciplined nineteen workers for what they call "excessive use" of washrooms. FOX 5’s Wisdom Martin has more. READ MORE: http://money.cnn.com/2014/07/15/smallbusiness/bathroom-time-penalty/
  • @HiddenCash to pay for park trampled by money hunt

    @HiddenCash to pay for park trampled by money hunt

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 11:01 AM EDT2014-07-16 15:01:38 GMT
    WHITTIER, Calif. (AP) -- When the man with the Twitter handle (at)HiddenCash moved his scavenger hunt to Whittier, California, a thousand people trampled through Penn Park seeking free money. Now Jason Buzi, the Bay Area real estate investor behind the cash giveaways, says he will pay for the damage. KNBC-TV reported Tuesday ( http://bit.ly/1so2Xdu ) Buzi has agreed to send the city of Whittier $5,000 to cover the cost of repairs. City Manager Jeff Collier says cash hunters trampled on plant...
    WHITTIER, Calif. (AP) -- When the man with the Twitter handle (at)HiddenCash moved his scavenger hunt to Whittier, California, a thousand people trampled through Penn Park seeking free money. Now Jason Buzi, the Bay Area real estate investor behind the cash giveaways, says he will pay for the damage. KNBC-TV reported Tuesday ( http://bit.ly/1so2Xdu ) Buzi has agreed to send the city of Whittier $5,000 to cover the cost of repairs. City Manager Jeff Collier says cash hunters trampled on plant...
  • Orlando TSA agent who stopped DC man didn't know where "District of Columbia" was

    Orlando TSA agent who stopped DC man didn't know where "District of Columbia" was

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 7:24 AM EDT2014-07-16 11:24:37 GMT
    You probably learned the 50 United States in elementary school--- but don't forget about the nation's capital.  An Orlando Transportation Safety Administration agent apparently needed a geography refresher after refusing to let a D.C. man through a security checkpoint because he didn't recognize his District of Columbia driver's license as a valid form of identification.
    You probably learned the 50 United States in elementary school--- but don't forget about the nation's capital.  An Orlando Transportation Safety Administration agent apparently needed a geography refresher after refusing to let a D.C. man through a security checkpoint because he didn't recognize his District of Columbia driver's license as a valid form of identification.
  • Ohio woman arrested for refusing to leave motel, but ridiculous mugshot wins the internet

    Ohio woman arrested for refusing to leave motel, but ridiculous mugshot wins the internet

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 9:43 AM EDT2014-07-15 13:43:19 GMT
    An Ohio woman's mugshot is making the rounds after she was arrested for refusing to leave a motel room over the weekend--- and it's not hard to see why. 
    An Ohio woman's mugshot is making the rounds after she was arrested for refusing to leave a motel room over the weekend--- and it's not hard to see why. 
  • Lightning strike injures soldiers lowering flag at military base

    Lightning strike injures soldiers lowering flag at military base

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 7:57 AM EDT2014-07-15 11:57:50 GMT
    FORT MYER, Va. - A lightning strike at Joint Base Fort Myer injured three soldiers lowering the flag. The soldiers were injured Monday as they tried to lower the flag during heavy storms. Officials say they suffered minor injuries and are expected to be okay.
    FORT MYER, Va. - A lightning strike at Joint Base Fort Myer injured three soldiers lowering the flag. The soldiers were injured Monday as they tried to lower the flag during heavy storms. Officials say they suffered minor injuries and are expected to be okay.
  • Man claims he was kidnapped by Uber driver in DC

    Man claims he was kidnapped by Uber driver in DC

    Thursday, July 10 2014 9:57 AM EDT2014-07-10 13:57:32 GMT
    A New York man visiting D.C. claims he was kidnapped by his Uber driver. Ryan Simonetti tweeted during the experience saying quote, 'was just kidnapped by an Uber driver in D.C., held against my will, and involved in a high speed chase across state lines with police. Crazy.'
    A New York man visiting D.C. claims he was kidnapped by his Uber driver. Ryan Simonetti tweeted during the experience saying quote, 'was just kidnapped by an Uber driver in D.C., held against my will, and involved in a high speed chase across state lines with police. Crazy.'
  • Nepal teenager commits suicide after Brazil defeat

    Nepal teenager commits suicide after Brazil defeat

    Thursday, July 10 2014 9:02 AM EDT2014-07-10 13:02:32 GMT
    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- A teenager in eastern Nepal committed suicide after her favorite team Brazil lost badly to Germany in the World Cup semifinals, police said Thursday. Police said the 10th grade student was depressed and hanged herself from the ceiling on Wednesday morning in Bharaul village located 400 kilometers (250 miles) east of the capital Katmandu. The teenager was identified as Pragya Thapa. Her mother found her hanging from the ceiling in her room. She was living with her moth...
    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- A teenager in eastern Nepal committed suicide after her favorite team Brazil lost badly to Germany in the World Cup semifinals, police said Thursday. Police said the 10th grade student was depressed and hanged herself from the ceiling on Wednesday morning in Bharaul village located 400 kilometers (250 miles) east of the capital Katmandu. The teenager was identified as Pragya Thapa. Her mother found her hanging from the ceiling in her room. She was living with her moth...
  • VIDEO: Massive school of anchovy spotted off California coast

    VIDEO: Massive school of anchovy spotted off California coast

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 3:13 PM EDT2014-07-09 19:13:37 GMT
    Video shot off the coast of San Diego shows a massive school of finger-sized fish swimming together, creating a dark blue band in the waters on Monday.  Divers reported seeing the school of northern anchovy stretched 15 feet beneath the water's surface.  That rivals anything seen off the coast in 30 years.
    Video shot off the coast of San Diego shows a massive school of finger-sized fish swimming together, creating a dark blue band in the waters on Monday.  Divers reported seeing the school of northern anchovy stretched 15 feet beneath the water's surface.  That rivals anything seen off the coast in 30 years.
  • VIDEO: Drone flight over Washington, D.C. Mormon temple

    VIDEO: Drone flight over Washington, D.C. Mormon temple

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 3:04 PM EDT2014-07-08 19:04:46 GMT
    Video from a drone flight shows The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located just outside Washington, D.C. as you've likely never seen it before. 
    Video from a drone flight shows The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located just outside Washington, D.C. as you've likely never seen it before. 
  • Colorado girl grabs shotgun, saves family from bear break-in

    Colorado girl grabs shotgun, saves family from bear break-in

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 11:53 AM EDT2014-07-08 15:53:39 GMT
    A 15-year-old Colorado girl's sharpshooting skills may have saved her family from an intruder-- of a different kind.  Rose Hill-- who is now known as "Grizzly Rose"-- grabbed her shotgun and took out a bear that broke into her family's Park County home just in time.
    A 15-year-old Colorado girl's sharpshooting skills may have saved her family from an intruder-- of a different kind.  Rose Hill-- who is now known as "Grizzly Rose"-- grabbed her shotgun and took out a bear that broke into her family's Park County home just in time.
  • NYPD: Drone came within 800 feet of chopper

    NYPD: Drone came within 800 feet of chopper

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 8:29 AM EDT2014-07-08 12:29:45 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Police have arrested two people for operating a drone over the George Washington Bridge that came within 800 feet of a police helicopter. They say the helicopter pilot spotted the small unmanned aircraft near the bridge at 12:21 a.m. Monday. The drone continued to circle the bridge, forcing the chopper to change course to avoid it. The pilot notified the 34th Precinct after observing the drone land on a parked vehicle. When police arrived, they recovered two drones with remo...
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Police have arrested two people for operating a drone over the George Washington Bridge that came within 800 feet of a police helicopter. They say the helicopter pilot spotted the small unmanned aircraft near the bridge at 12:21 a.m. Monday. The drone continued to circle the bridge, forcing the chopper to change course to avoid it. The pilot notified the 34th Precinct after observing the drone land on a parked vehicle. When police arrived, they recovered two drones with remo...
  • Dust storm hits Phoenix, flights grounded

    Dust storm hits Phoenix, flights grounded

    Friday, July 4 2014 10:21 AM EDT2014-07-04 14:21:53 GMT
    The first dust storm of the summer blasted Phoenix Thursday night with strong and blinding winds that forced the cancellation of holiday plans, knocked out power to thousands, and grounded numerous flights.
    The first dust storm of the summer blasted Phoenix Thursday night with strong and blinding winds that forced the cancellation of holiday plans, knocked out power to thousands, and grounded numerous flights.
  • Virus strikes hard in Haiti's crowded shantytowns

    Virus strikes hard in Haiti's crowded shantytowns

    Thursday, July 3 2014 9:34 AM EDT2014-07-03 13:34:53 GMT
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Within a dense cluster of flimsy shacks made mostly of plastic tarp and wooden planks, a young mother cradles her sick, whimpering toddler while trying to guard against a fierce tropical sun. Delimene Saint Lise says she's doing her best to comfort her 2-year-old daughter and control her spiking fever during what has quickly become a familiar agony in their makeshift community of shanties by a trash-clogged canal in the Haitian capital. "For the last three days,...
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Within a dense cluster of flimsy shacks made mostly of plastic tarp and wooden planks, a young mother cradles her sick, whimpering toddler while trying to guard against a fierce tropical sun. Delimene Saint Lise says she's doing her best to comfort her 2-year-old daughter and control her spiking fever during what has quickly become a familiar agony in their makeshift community of shanties by a trash-clogged canal in the Haitian capital. "For the last three days,...
  • Thumbs down from users on Facebook’s psychological study

    Thumbs down from users on Facebook’s psychological study

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 12:32 PM EDT2014-07-01 16:32:27 GMT
    Outrage is growing regarding Facebook’s (FB) study on user emotions on the social network. The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, looked to determine how happy or sad status updates affected other Facebook “friends.” Researchers from Facebook, University of California, San Francisco and Cornell University manipulated the News Feeds of nearly 700,000 users to control the amount of positive or negative emotional content that appeared in the feed. ...
    Outrage is growing regarding Facebook’s (FB) study on user emotions on the social network. The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, looked to determine how happy or sad status updates affected other Facebook “friends.” Researchers from Facebook, University of California, San Francisco and Cornell University manipulated the News Feeds of nearly 700,000 users to control the amount of positive or negative emotional content that appeared in the feed. ...
  • iPhone app lets co-workers rate each other's personalities anonymously

    iPhone app lets co-workers rate each other's personalities anonymously

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 12:32 PM EDT2014-07-01 16:32:01 GMT
    A new iPhone app lets co-workers rate each other's personalities anonymously. It's called 'Knozen.' Creators of the app wanted it to be like 'Yelp' but instead of rating businesses, you're rating people. The app pits two co-workers against one another and asks questions like - 'Who's nicer?' - allowing you to choose between the two.
    A new iPhone app lets co-workers rate each other's personalities anonymously. It's called 'Knozen.' Creators of the app wanted it to be like 'Yelp' but instead of rating businesses, you're rating people. The app pits two co-workers against one another and asks questions like - 'Who's nicer?' - allowing you to choose between the two.
  • Fan dies of heart attack in Brazil after watching World Cup shootout

    Fan dies of heart attack in Brazil after watching World Cup shootout

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 9:36 AM EDT2014-07-01 13:36:19 GMT
    A soccer fan died Saturday when he suffered a heart attack while watching the Brazilian team's penalty shootout with Chile. The unidentified man, 69, is one of scores of people health officials in Brazil have treated, tending to injuries and stress suffered by fans while watching the World Cup. The heart attack victim was watching the match in a bar Saturday -- not far from the actual game at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte -- when he began to have symptoms and was taken to a h...
    A soccer fan died Saturday when he suffered a heart attack while watching the Brazilian team's penalty shootout with Chile. The unidentified man, 69, is one of scores of people health officials in Brazil have treated, tending to injuries and stress suffered by fans while watching the World Cup. The heart attack victim was watching the match in a bar Saturday -- not far from the actual game at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte -- when he began to have symptoms and was taken to a h...
  • NASA scrubs launch of global warming satellite

    NASA scrubs launch of global warming satellite

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 7:47 AM EDT2014-07-01 11:47:07 GMT
    VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) -- The planned launch of a rocket carrying a NASA satellite designed to track global warming has been postponed. NASA writes in a tweet that the countdown was stopped at 46 seconds because of a failure in the launch pad water flow. A message left with NASA was not returned. The Delta 2 rocket was supposed to launch early Tuesday over Vandenberg Air Force Base. The rocket is the second try for NASA. In 2009, the space agency launched a replica satellite ...
    VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) -- The planned launch of a rocket carrying a NASA satellite designed to track global warming has been postponed. NASA writes in a tweet that the countdown was stopped at 46 seconds because of a failure in the launch pad water flow. A message left with NASA was not returned. The Delta 2 rocket was supposed to launch early Tuesday over Vandenberg Air Force Base. The rocket is the second try for NASA. In 2009, the space agency launched a replica satellite ...
  • Police chief in Maryland charged with DUI

    Police chief in Maryland charged with DUI

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 7:46 AM EDT2014-07-01 11:46:22 GMT
    FRUITLAND, Md. (AP) -- The Somerset County Sheriff's Office says the police chief of Fruitland was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. Deputies say Chief Michael Phillips was arrested after a traffic stop about 10:25 p.m. Sunday in Princess Anne. Authorities say Phillips was charged with DUI, DWI and following too closely. Phillips' lawyer, John Phoebus, said in a statement Monday that Phillips was driving his personal car, was off duty, unarmed and not in uniform w...
    FRUITLAND, Md. (AP) -- The Somerset County Sheriff's Office says the police chief of Fruitland was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. Deputies say Chief Michael Phillips was arrested after a traffic stop about 10:25 p.m. Sunday in Princess Anne. Authorities say Phillips was charged with DUI, DWI and following too closely. Phillips' lawyer, John Phoebus, said in a statement Monday that Phillips was driving his personal car, was off duty, unarmed and not in uniform w...
  • Virginia man posts pictures online he claims are of Bigfoot

    Virginia man posts pictures online he claims are of Bigfoot

    Monday, June 30 2014 12:16 PM EDT2014-06-30 16:16:27 GMT
    A Virginia man claims to have new pictures of the elusive Bigfoot! 40-year-old Randy O’Neal posted a YouTube video that shows images he claims were captured by his father during a trip near the Intracoastal Waterway in Virginia in June of 2014.
    A Virginia man claims to have new pictures of the elusive Bigfoot! 40-year-old Randy O’Neal posted a YouTube video that shows images he claims were captured by his father during a trip near the Intracoastal Waterway in Virginia in June of 2014.
  • Rise in brain injuries may be linked to bike-sharing programs

    Rise in brain injuries may be linked to bike-sharing programs

    Monday, June 30 2014 12:16 PM EDT2014-06-30 16:16:01 GMT
    Brain injuries in several cities, including D.C. are on the rise according to a recent study. Surprisingly, research shows they may be linked to bike-sharing programs. Doctor Michael Lewis of the Brain Health Education and Research Institute joined us with more.
    Brain injuries in several cities, including D.C. are on the rise according to a recent study. Surprisingly, research shows they may be linked to bike-sharing programs. Doctor Michael Lewis of the Brain Health Education and Research Institute joined us with more.
  • All Hands On Deck program to begin in DC

    All Hands On Deck program to begin in DC

    Friday, June 27 2014 11:44 AM EDT2014-06-27 15:44:57 GMT
    D.C. Police kick off a weekend initiative to fight summer crime called All Hands On Deck.
    D.C. Police kick off a weekend initiative to fight summer crime called All Hands On Deck.
  • Arrestee's 'handsome' mug shot goes viral

    Arrestee's 'handsome' mug shot goes viral

    Friday, June 20 2014 9:36 AM EDT2014-06-20 13:36:11 GMT
    A handsome mug shot of a Northern California man arrested on felony weapons charges has gone viral on social media, attracting more than 28,000 "likes" and drawing comments praising his high cheek bones, chiseled face and striking blue eyes.
    A handsome mug shot of a Northern California man arrested on felony weapons charges has gone viral on social media, attracting more than 28,000 "likes" and drawing comments praising his high cheek bones, chiseled face and striking blue eyes.
  • Police: Story of bullet-blocking book is unfounded

    Police: Story of bullet-blocking book is unfounded

    Thursday, June 19 2014 9:08 AM EDT2014-06-19 13:08:48 GMT
    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- A white bus driver's story that a religious book in his shirt pocket blocked bullets as he was attacked by three black men isn't supported by evidence and testing, Dayton police said Wednesday as they closed the case, which had been investigated as a possible hate crime. Rickey Wagoner, 49, told police he was outside his city bus Feb. 24 when men assaulted him. He said that two bullets hit the inch-thick book containing Bible verses and that one hit his leg and that he w...
    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- A white bus driver's story that a religious book in his shirt pocket blocked bullets as he was attacked by three black men isn't supported by evidence and testing, Dayton police said Wednesday as they closed the case, which had been investigated as a possible hate crime. Rickey Wagoner, 49, told police he was outside his city bus Feb. 24 when men assaulted him. He said that two bullets hit the inch-thick book containing Bible verses and that one hit his leg and that he w...
  • Smithsonian creates first 3D portrait of Obama

    Smithsonian creates first 3D portrait of Obama

    Thursday, June 19 2014 8:40 AM EDT2014-06-19 12:40:45 GMT
    A team at the Smithsonian Institution has scanned President Barack Obama to create the first 3D printed portrait of a sitting president.
    A team at the Smithsonian Institution has scanned President Barack Obama to create the first 3D printed portrait of a sitting president.
  • Detroit-area library shut amid bedbug infestation

    Detroit-area library shut amid bedbug infestation

    Friday, June 13 2014 11:05 AM EDT2014-06-13 15:05:08 GMT
    WARREN, Mich. (AP) -- A suburban Detroit library has been closed as part of an effort to stop a bedbug infestation from spreading. The city of Warren announced Thursday that emergency preventive actions are being taken after the Miller Branch was closed. Library workers being trained to recognize bedbugs and staff will be instructed to carefully inspect items when they're returned. Mayor Jim Fouts says he's prohibited any donation of used books to the city's branch libraries because bed...
    WARREN, Mich. (AP) -- A suburban Detroit library has been closed as part of an effort to stop a bedbug infestation from spreading. The city of Warren announced Thursday that emergency preventive actions are being taken after the Miller Branch was closed. Library workers being trained to recognize bedbugs and staff will be instructed to carefully inspect items when they're returned. Mayor Jim Fouts says he's prohibited any donation of used books to the city's branch libraries because bed...
  • Gubernatorial front-runner Brown airing TV and radio ads in Spanish

    Gubernatorial front-runner Brown airing TV and radio ads in Spanish

    Wednesday, June 11 2014 10:49 AM EDT2014-06-11 14:49:09 GMT
    Gubernatorial front-runner Anthony Brown is airing TV and radio ads in Spanish in the final weeks before the democratic primary. That is a first for the campaign.
    Gubernatorial front-runner Anthony Brown is airing TV and radio ads in Spanish in the final weeks before the democratic primary. That is a first for the campaign.
  • Surveillance video shows man injured in out-of-control elevator

    Surveillance video shows man injured in out-of-control elevator

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 6:02 AM EDT2014-06-10 10:02:50 GMT
    PROVIDENCIA, Chile - The person seen in this surveillance video is stuck in an elevator that is going up. The terrified man can be seen frantically pressing the button inside the elevator, according to FOX News.
    PROVIDENCIA, Chile - The person seen in this surveillance video is stuck in an elevator that is going up. The terrified man can be seen frantically pressing the button inside the elevator, according to FOX News.
  • Principal comes out as gay during school LGBT event: "I'm tired of hiding"

    Principal comes out as gay during school LGBT event: "I'm tired of hiding"

    Wednesday, June 4 2014 6:44 PM EDT2014-06-04 22:44:14 GMT
    "I'm tired of hiding." That's the principal of D.C.'s largest public high school said at an annual gay pride event held at his school Wednesday-- right after he came out in front of his students and staff. 
    "I'm tired of hiding." That's the principal of D.C.'s largest public high school said at an annual gay pride event held at his school Wednesday-- right after he came out in front of his students and staff. 
  • Southwest Airlines offering fares as low as $49

    Southwest Airlines offering fares as low as $49

    Wednesday, June 4 2014 8:52 AM EDT2014-06-04 12:52:43 GMT
    Southwest Airlines is giving away fares as low as $49 and round trips under $100. Nearly all of its destinations across the U.S. are on sale. The carrier says their non-stop sale prices are $49, $99, $129 and $149 - depending on how far you're traveling.
    Southwest Airlines is giving away fares as low as $49 and round trips under $100. Nearly all of its destinations across the U.S. are on sale. The carrier says their non-stop sale prices are $49, $99, $129 and $149 - depending on how far you're traveling.
  • DC Fire and EMS defends decision to send contaminated ambulance out on call

    DC Fire and EMS defends decision to send contaminated ambulance out on call

    Tuesday, June 3 2014 8:18 PM EDT2014-06-04 00:18:26 GMT
    D.C. Fire and EMS is defending a decision to send a contaminated ambulance to care for a 12-year-old boy.
    D.C. Fire and EMS is defending a decision to send a contaminated ambulance to care for a 12-year-old boy.
  • Marijuana infused coffee claims to give you a real morning buzz

    Marijuana infused coffee claims to give you a real morning buzz

    Tuesday, June 3 2014 12:31 PM EDT2014-06-03 16:31:40 GMT
    A new product promises drinkers a jolt of something extra than your daily dose of caffeine. Washington state based Mirth Provisions plans to release a cannabis-infused cold-brew coffee called "Legal," as the new product will only be available in markets where marijuana is legal. Creator Adam Stites told My Northwest that each bottle will contain about 20 milligrams of THC, enough to create “an alert, creative, high,” but not too much as to make it an unpleasant experience, “especially...
    A new product promises drinkers a jolt of something extra than your daily dose of caffeine. Washington state based Mirth Provisions plans to release a cannabis-infused cold-brew coffee called "Legal," as the new product will only be available in markets where marijuana is legal. Creator Adam Stites told My Northwest that each bottle will contain about 20 milligrams of THC, enough to create “an alert, creative, high,” but not too much as to make it an unpleasant experience, “especially...
  • Police confiscate $3M worth of shoes from Ky. home

    Police confiscate $3M worth of shoes from Ky. home

    Monday, June 2 2014 11:21 AM EDT2014-06-02 15:21:48 GMT
    RADCLIFF, Ky. (AP) -- Police are investigating after finding $3 million worth of missing shoes at a central Kentucky home. Media outlets report that officers with the Radcliff Police Department confiscated thousands of pairs of Nike shoes that were scattered in front of the home. According to a search warrant filed last week, the shoes were supposed to be shipped in 2009 from a Nike distribution center in Tennessee to another one in Texas, but never made it. The women who were in possession ...
    RADCLIFF, Ky. (AP) -- Police are investigating after finding $3 million worth of missing shoes at a central Kentucky home. Media outlets report that officers with the Radcliff Police Department confiscated thousands of pairs of Nike shoes that were scattered in front of the home. According to a search warrant filed last week, the shoes were supposed to be shipped in 2009 from a Nike distribution center in Tennessee to another one in Texas, but never made it. The women who were in possession ...
  • Washington mom outraged over 'pay to potty' policy in classroom

    Washington mom outraged over 'pay to potty' policy in classroom

    Friday, May 30 2014 8:57 AM EDT2014-05-30 12:57:47 GMT
    A Washington state mom vowed to take legal action after she said her child was forced to "pay" to use the bathroom in her third-grade class. Merchon Ortega told Fox News' Andrea Tantaros that her daughter had an accident after a teacher denied her a bathroom break. "She chose not to pay to use the restroom and she had to go so bad," Ortega said. "She said it hurt so bad that she just couldn't hold it anymore. She urinated on herself." The teacher reportedly implemented a class reward sy...
    A Washington state mom vowed to take legal action after she said her child was forced to "pay" to use the bathroom in her third-grade class. Merchon Ortega told Fox News' Andrea Tantaros that her daughter had an accident after a teacher denied her a bathroom break. "She chose not to pay to use the restroom and she had to go so bad," Ortega said. "She said it hurt so bad that she just couldn't hold it anymore. She urinated on herself." The teacher reportedly implemented a class reward sy...
  • Copycat philanthropist hides money in DC area - and FOX 5 reporter finds it!

    Copycat philanthropist hides money in DC area - and FOX 5 reporter finds it!

    Thursday, May 29 2014 1:42 PM EDT2014-05-29 17:42:09 GMT
    A few days ago, we told you about @hiddencash, an anonymous philanthropist who is hiding $100 bills around the San Francisco bay area and tweeting out clues about where people can find the cash.  Now, someone in the D.C. area is doing the same thing.
    A few days ago, we told you about @hiddencash, an anonymous philanthropist who is hiding $100 bills around the San Francisco bay area and tweeting out clues about where people can find the cash.  Now, someone in the D.C. area is doing the same thing-- and FOX 5 reporter Melanie Alnwick found the cash on Thursday morning! 
  • Facebook helps find abducted newborn in Quebec

    Facebook helps find abducted newborn in Quebec

    Wednesday, May 28 2014 11:51 AM EDT2014-05-28 15:51:26 GMT
    A Canadian mom says Facebook saved her baby from suspected kidnappers.
    The mother of a day-old infant snatched from a Quebec hospital says she's grateful to everyone who helped bring home her baby - especially the group of people who hunted down the alleged kidnapper thanks to a Facebook post.
  • iPads worth $70,000 stolen from Chicago elementary school

    iPads worth $70,000 stolen from Chicago elementary school

    Tuesday, May 27 2014 11:27 AM EDT2014-05-27 15:27:41 GMT
    CHICAGO (AP) – Around 140 iPads worth more than $70,000 have been stolen from an elementary school on Chicago's West Side. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that burglary happened around 1 a.m. Monday at Charles Hughes Elementary School in the North Lawndale neighborhood. According to the police report, at least two people broke into the school by shattering a window. Officers also found a window shattered in a second-floor room where safes were strewn about. The school's princip...
    CHICAGO (AP) – Around 140 iPads worth more than $70,000 have been stolen from an elementary school on Chicago's West Side. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that burglary happened around 1 a.m. Monday at Charles Hughes Elementary School in the North Lawndale neighborhood. According to the police report, at least two people broke into the school by shattering a window. Officers also found a window shattered in a second-floor room where safes were strewn about. The school's princip...
  • Teen father killed playing 'shopping cart game' at lake

    Teen father killed playing 'shopping cart game' at lake

    Tuesday, May 27 2014 11:27 AM EDT2014-05-27 15:27:08 GMT
    18-year-old Chance Werner was with friends on Lake Allatoona in the early morning hours on Sunday when a good time-went terribly wrong. Werner, a father of a seven month old baby, was playing a water game, called the 'shopping cart game,' with friends.
    18-year-old Chance Werner was with friends on Lake Allatoona in the early morning hours on Sunday when a good time-went terribly wrong. Werner, a father of a seven month old baby, was playing a water game, called the 'shopping cart game,' with friends.
  • Police: Dust storm crash in New Mexico kills 6

    Police: Dust storm crash in New Mexico kills 6

    Friday, May 23 2014 9:33 AM EDT2014-05-23 13:33:17 GMT
    DEMING, N.M. (AP) -- Several vehicles were involved in a crash on an interstate highway in southwestern New Mexico during a dust storm, killing at least six people, the State Patrol said. The crash occurred about 5:30 p.m. MDT Thursday in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 10 in Hidalgo County, several miles from the Arizona border. "Initial investigation has revealed that due to a severe dust storm, several vehicles, both passenger vehicles and Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMV), were involved,...
    DEMING, N.M. (AP) -- Several vehicles were involved in a crash on an interstate highway in southwestern New Mexico during a dust storm, killing at least six people, the State Patrol said. The crash occurred about 5:30 p.m. MDT Thursday in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 10 in Hidalgo County, several miles from the Arizona border. "Initial investigation has revealed that due to a severe dust storm, several vehicles, both passenger vehicles and Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMV), were involved,...
  • Teen could face life after cops find pot brownies

    Teen could face life after cops find pot brownies

    Thursday, May 22 2014 12:40 PM EDT2014-05-22 16:40:00 GMT
    A 19-year-old Texas man accused of making and selling brownies laced with marijuana and hash oil faces a felony charge that carries a punishment of anywhere from five years to life in prison.
    A 19-year-old Texas man accused of making and selling brownies laced with marijuana and hash oil faces a felony charge that carries a punishment of anywhere from five years to life in prison.
  • Fairfax Co. police investigating allegations of students sharing nude photos of classmates

    Fairfax Co. police investigating allegations of students sharing nude photos of classmates

    Thursday, May 22 2014 12:38 PM EDT2014-05-22 16:38:48 GMT
    Fairfax County police are investigating a makeshift online porn site after a receiving a tip that it was created by students at McLean High School.
    Fairfax County police are investigating a makeshift online porn site after a receiving a tip that it was created by students at McLean High School.
  • Small earthquake reported in Virginia

    Small earthquake reported in Virginia

    Thursday, May 22 2014 7:16 AM EDT2014-05-22 11:16:18 GMT
    The U.S. Geological Survey says a small earthquake shook the capital of Virginia and surrounding areas. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
    The U.S. Geological Survey says a small earthquake shook the capital of Virginia and surrounding areas. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
  • Hero cat 'throws' first pitch at baseball game

    Hero cat 'throws' first pitch at baseball game

    Wednesday, May 21 2014 1:38 PM EDT2014-05-21 17:38:25 GMT
    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) -- A cat that became famous for saving a central California boy from a dog attack threw the first pitch Tuesday night at a Bakersfield Blaze baseball game - or at least she tried. The cat, named Tara, was captured on security camera on May 13 when she pounced on a dog that attacked her 4-year-old human Jeremy Triantafilo. The video, which has garnered 21 million views on YouTube, shows the dog biting and attempting to drag the boy. Within seconds, Tara leaps out and ...
    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) -- A cat that became famous for saving a central California boy from a dog attack threw the first pitch Tuesday night at a Bakersfield Blaze baseball game - or at least she tried. The cat, named Tara, was captured on security camera on May 13 when she pounced on a dog that attacked her 4-year-old human Jeremy Triantafilo. The video, which has garnered 21 million views on YouTube, shows the dog biting and attempting to drag the boy. Within seconds, Tara leaps out and ...
  • 85-foot yacht sinks at launching in Washington

    85-foot yacht sinks at launching in Washington

    Wednesday, May 21 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-05-21 17:25:38 GMT
    ANACORTES, Wash. (AP) -- An 85-foot yacht that sank as it was being launched Sunday in Anacortes, Washington, has been pulled upright while the Coast Guard investigates what went wrong. Petty Officer 3rd Class Jordan Akiyama says an incident management team is looking into why the new vessel capsized. The yacht worth millions of dollars is being salvaged. The Skagit Valley Herald reports ( http://bit.ly/1oROPaC ) six people were aboard as Northern Marine Industries launched the yacht. When i...
    ANACORTES, Wash. (AP) -- An 85-foot yacht that sank as it was being launched Sunday in Anacortes, Washington, has been pulled upright while the Coast Guard investigates what went wrong. Petty Officer 3rd Class Jordan Akiyama says an incident management team is looking into why the new vessel capsized. The yacht worth millions of dollars is being salvaged. The Skagit Valley Herald reports ( http://bit.ly/1oROPaC ) six people were aboard as Northern Marine Industries launched the yacht. When i...
  • Florida high school charging $200 for 'premium' graduation seats

    Florida high school charging $200 for 'premium' graduation seats

    Monday, May 19 2014 10:16 PM EDT2014-05-20 02:16:38 GMT
    A new graduation policy at a Florida high school is causing outrage. Students at Manatee High School in Bradenton, Fla., are being required to pay $20 to participate in the event. And if parents want a good view of their child receiving their diploma, the school is charging $200 for a “premium” seat.
    A new graduation policy at a Florida high school is causing outrage. Students at Manatee High School in Bradenton, Fla., are being required to pay $20 to participate in the event. And if parents want a good view of their child receiving their diploma, the school is charging $200 for a “premium” seat.
  • VIDEO: 'Flash mob' robbery strikes DC convenience store

    VIDEO: 'Flash mob' robbery strikes DC convenience store

    Monday, May 19 2014 4:57 PM EDT2014-05-19 20:57:26 GMT
    Police have released surveillance video that shows persons of interest in a "flash mob" robbery that happened at a 7-Eleven store in northeast D.C.
    Police have released surveillance video that shows persons of interest in a "flash mob" robbery that happened at a 7-Eleven store in northeast D.C.
  • Uganda nurse is sent to jail over spreading HIV

    Uganda nurse is sent to jail over spreading HIV

    Monday, May 19 2014 9:52 AM EDT2014-05-19 13:52:24 GMT
    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- A Ugandan court on Monday sentenced a nurse to three years in jail after finding her guilty of criminal negligence for intentionally trying to infect her patient with HIV. The conviction came despite the work of international activist groups that had rallied in support of Rosemary Namubiru, who is 64 and is HIV positive. Many Ugandans, however, see her case as a shocking example of malice or negligence by a trusted medical worker. Namubiru maintained her innocence thr...
    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- A Ugandan court on Monday sentenced a nurse to three years in jail after finding her guilty of criminal negligence for intentionally trying to infect her patient with HIV. The conviction came despite the work of international activist groups that had rallied in support of Rosemary Namubiru, who is 64 and is HIV positive. Many Ugandans, however, see her case as a shocking example of malice or negligence by a trusted medical worker. Namubiru maintained her innocence thr...
  • Florida high school coach allegedly stole $950 from players' wallets

    Florida high school coach allegedly stole $950 from players' wallets

    Wednesday, May 14 2014 11:45 AM EDT2014-05-14 15:45:53 GMT
    NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (AP) – A Florida high school football coach has been arrested after authorities say he repeatedly stole money from students' wallets. Volusia County sheriff's officials said they used invisible luminescent powder sprinkled on decoy money to catch Rodney Barnes. Authorities said nine students lost $950, but they expect those numbers to rise as the investigation continues. After several thefts in the boys' locker room, the school bought an ultraviolet theft det...
    NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (AP) – A Florida high school football coach has been arrested after authorities say he repeatedly stole money from students' wallets. Volusia County sheriff's officials said they used invisible luminescent powder sprinkled on decoy money to catch Rodney Barnes. Authorities said nine students lost $950, but they expect those numbers to rise as the investigation continues. After several thefts in the boys' locker room, the school bought an ultraviolet theft det...
  • Restaurant gives family 'Well Behaved Kids' discount

    Restaurant gives family 'Well Behaved Kids' discount

    Wednesday, May 14 2014 9:44 AM EDT2014-05-14 13:44:44 GMT
    A Canadian family got quite the surprise when they got their check during a recent trip out to eat. When the bill came they noticed the restaurant had taken off $5 because their children were well behaved! According to AOL.com, the restaurant Carino Japanese Bistro + Wine in Calgary, Alberta does it regularly and calls it the "Well Behaved Kids" discount!
    A Canadian family got quite the surprise when they got their check during a recent trip out to eat. When the bill came they noticed the restaurant had taken off $5 because their children were well behaved! According to AOL.com, the restaurant Carino Japanese Bistro + Wine in Calgary, Alberta does it regularly and calls it the "Well Behaved Kids" discount!
  • Rapper who cut off his own penis says it has been reattached

    Rapper who cut off his own penis says it has been reattached

    Monday, May 12 2014 12:47 PM EDT2014-05-12 16:47:31 GMT
    There is some good news for the rapper who cut off his penis. Andre Johnson, aka Christ Bearer,tells TMZ that contrary to the web site's initial report, doctors were able to reattach his penis after he cut it off with a knife and jumped out of a window. The rapper told the website he has also regained full functionality, but may not be able to have kids. Which the site reports is kind of what he was after. He told TMZ that he took the drastic measures while he was smoking marijuana an...
    There is some good news for the rapper who cut off his penis. Andre Johnson, aka Christ Bearer,tells TMZ that contrary to the web site's initial report, doctors were able to reattach his penis after he cut it off with a knife and jumped out of a window. The rapper told the website he has also regained full functionality, but may not be able to have kids. Which the site reports is kind of what he was after. He told TMZ that he took the drastic measures while he was smoking marijuana an...
  • California lawyer fined for zapping witness with trick pen

    California lawyer fined for zapping witness with trick pen

    Monday, May 12 2014 12:46 PM EDT2014-05-12 16:46:41 GMT
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – A California attorney has been fined $3,000 for zapping a witness with a trick pen during a Utah trial over whether electrical currents from a power plant are harming cows. Fourth District Judge James Brady this week ruled Los Angeles-based lawyer Don Howarth's conduct amounted to "battery of a witness." While testifying against dairy farmers who claim currents from the Delta power plant harm cattle, expert Athanasios Meliopoulos said 1.5 volts couldn'...
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – A California attorney has been fined $3,000 for zapping a witness with a trick pen during a Utah trial over whether electrical currents from a power plant are harming cows. Fourth District Judge James Brady this week ruled Los Angeles-based lawyer Don Howarth's conduct amounted to "battery of a witness." While testifying against dairy farmers who claim currents from the Delta power plant harm cattle, expert Athanasios Meliopoulos said 1.5 volts couldn'...
  • Police say don't sit on downtown Spokane sidewalks

    Police say don't sit on downtown Spokane sidewalks

    Wednesday, May 7 2014 12:00 PM EDT2014-05-07 16:00:05 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Spokane police are handing out warnings to people sitting on downtown sidewalks, telling them they are violating a new ordinance that took effect May 1. KXLY reports (http://bit.ly/1jdcTS6 ) police have been handing out informational fliers to people sitting on planters, garbage cans and mailboxes. Capt. Judi Carl says moving people along improves the perception of downtown safety. Police also are cracking down on jaywalking, panhandling, littering and graffiti in Spok...
    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Spokane police are handing out warnings to people sitting on downtown sidewalks, telling them they are violating a new ordinance that took effect May 1. KXLY reports (http://bit.ly/1jdcTS6 ) police have been handing out informational fliers to people sitting on planters, garbage cans and mailboxes. Capt. Judi Carl says moving people along improves the perception of downtown safety. Police also are cracking down on jaywalking, panhandling, littering and graffiti in Spok...
  • Poor sleep quality may accelerate cancer growth, study finds

    Poor sleep quality may accelerate cancer growth, study finds

    Wednesday, May 7 2014 11:11 AM EDT2014-05-07 15:11:12 GMT
    Failing to get a good night’s rest may actually have some serious health consequences. Poor quality of sleep marked by frequent waking can speed cancer growth and increase the disease’s aggressiveness, according to new research. In a study published in the journal Cancer Research, researchers experimented with genetically engineered mice that had been injected with tumor cells. As the mice slept during the day, a quiet, motorized brush moved through half of the cages every two minutes – for...
    Failing to get a good night’s rest may actually have some serious health consequences. Poor quality of sleep marked by frequent waking can speed cancer growth and increase the disease’s aggressiveness, according to new research. In a study published in the journal Cancer Research, researchers experimented with genetically engineered mice that had been injected with tumor cells. As the mice slept during the day, a quiet, motorized brush moved through half of the cages every two minutes – for...
  • Man fined for swerving to avoid pothole

    Man fined for swerving to avoid pothole

    Wednesday, May 7 2014 10:59 AM EDT2014-05-07 14:59:22 GMT
    A Minneapolis man was slapped with a $128 fine because he swerved to avoid a pot hole.
    A Minneapolis man was slapped with a $128 fine because he swerved to avoid a pot hole.
  • Ga. man questioned in parents' stabbing deaths

    Ga. man questioned in parents' stabbing deaths

    Friday, May 2 2014 12:10 PM EDT2014-05-02 16:10:37 GMT
    DECATUR, Ga. (AP) -- Authorities say a suburban Atlanta man suspected of stabbing his parents to death with a samurai sword has been arrested and is being questioned by police. DeKalb County Police spokeswoman Mekka Parish says the bodies of a 73-year-old woman and her 75-year-old husband were found by a relative who visited their house Thursday afternoon. Parish says the couple's 39-year-old son was identified as a suspect and was found at a nearby park less than two hours after his parents...
    DECATUR, Ga. (AP) -- Authorities say a suburban Atlanta man suspected of stabbing his parents to death with a samurai sword has been arrested and is being questioned by police. DeKalb County Police spokeswoman Mekka Parish says the bodies of a 73-year-old woman and her 75-year-old husband were found by a relative who visited their house Thursday afternoon. Parish says the couple's 39-year-old son was identified as a suspect and was found at a nearby park less than two hours after his parents...
  • Record rains cause flooding in mid-Atlantic

    Record rains cause flooding in mid-Atlantic

    Thursday, May 1 2014 12:22 PM EDT2014-05-01 16:22:13 GMT
    Record-breaking rainfall overflowed creeks and streams, causing flooding throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Heavy rains slowed overnight, but officials warned motorists on Thursday to keep watching for flooded roads.
    Record-breaking rainfall overflowed creeks and streams, causing flooding throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Heavy rains slowed overnight, but officials warned motorists on Thursday to keep watching for flooded roads.
  • Video shows teaching assistants allegedly beating special needs students

    Video shows teaching assistants allegedly beating special needs students

    Wednesday, April 30 2014 10:39 AM EDT2014-04-30 14:39:06 GMT
    ATLANTA - Two teaching assistants were caught on camera allegedly beating special needs students in Atlanta. The video shows them allegedly slapping and choking the students. At one point one of the students falls off a chair. The woman who taped this says she thought something was wrong in the classroom, so she set up a hidden camera. The Atlanta Public School District says it removed both assistants from the classroom after seeing the video. One of the women was arrested and charged wit...
    ATLANTA - Two teaching assistants were caught on camera allegedly beating special needs students in Atlanta. The video shows them allegedly slapping and choking the students. At one point one of the students falls off a chair. The woman who taped this says she thought something was wrong in the classroom, so she set up a hidden camera. The Atlanta Public School District says it removed both assistants from the classroom after seeing the video. One of the women was arrested and charged wit...
  • Teacher accused of having sex with 13-year-old student

    Teacher accused of having sex with 13-year-old student

    A Delaware teacher faces charges after allegations surfaced that she had a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old male student. Stephanie Seabury, a 22-year-old English teacher at Caesar Rodney Middle School, turned herself into police on Monday.
    A Delaware teacher faces charges after allegations surfaced that she had a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old male student. Stephanie Seabury, a 22-year-old English teacher at Caesar Rodney Middle School, turned herself into police on Monday.
  • Egypt sentences 683 to death in mass trial

    Egypt sentences 683 to death in mass trial

    Monday, April 28 2014 8:36 AM EDT2014-04-28 12:36:05 GMT
    MINYA, Egypt (AP) -- A judge in Egypt on Monday sentenced to death 683 alleged supporters of the country's ousted Islamist president in the latest mass trial that included the Muslim Brotherhood's spiritual leader, defense lawyers said. But in a surprise reversal, the same judge also reduced most of the death sentences handed to 529 defendants in a similar case in March, commuting the majority of them on Monday to life imprisonment. The judge, Said Youssef, said he was referring his ruling o...
    MINYA, Egypt (AP) -- A judge in Egypt on Monday sentenced to death 683 alleged supporters of the country's ousted Islamist president in the latest mass trial that included the Muslim Brotherhood's spiritual leader, defense lawyers said. But in a surprise reversal, the same judge also reduced most of the death sentences handed to 529 defendants in a similar case in March, commuting the majority of them on Monday to life imprisonment. The judge, Said Youssef, said he was referring his ruling o...
  • Current Lake Superior ice cover is nearly 20 times more than last year

    Current Lake Superior ice cover is nearly 20 times more than last year

    Friday, April 25 2014 10:44 AM EDT2014-04-25 14:44:40 GMT
    It may be spring, but for the Great Lakes, particularly Lake Superior – it’s looking like winter more than ever. Images captured this week by NASA’s Aqua satellite show that Lake Superior is still nearly 60 percent ice covered, according to the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab. The ice is an average of 8.9 inches thick. Around this time last year, only around 3.6 percent of the lake was covered with ice, and in 2012, ice was completely gone by April 12, NASA said in a state...
    It may be spring, but for the Great Lakes, particularly Lake Superior – it’s looking like winter more than ever. Images captured this week by NASA’s Aqua satellite show that Lake Superior is still nearly 60 percent ice covered, according to the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab. The ice is an average of 8.9 inches thick. Around this time last year, only around 3.6 percent of the lake was covered with ice, and in 2012, ice was completely gone by April 12, NASA said in a state...
  • Dutch scramble jets after Russian bombers approach

    Dutch scramble jets after Russian bombers approach

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:59 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:59:23 GMT
    AMSTERDAM (AP) -- The Dutch defense department says several NATO member countries scrambled jets Wednesday afternoon after a pair of Russian bomber planes approached their airspace over the North Sea. The Dutch ministry identified the planes as two Russian TU-95 Bears, and said it had launched two F-16s from Volkel air force base to intercept them. The Russian jets were escorted by aircraft from the Netherlands, Britain and Denmark until they departed. Maj. Wilko Ter Horst said "that's why w...
    AMSTERDAM (AP) -- The Dutch defense department says several NATO member countries scrambled jets Wednesday afternoon after a pair of Russian bomber planes approached their airspace over the North Sea. The Dutch ministry identified the planes as two Russian TU-95 Bears, and said it had launched two F-16s from Volkel air force base to intercept them. The Russian jets were escorted by aircraft from the Netherlands, Britain and Denmark until they departed. Maj. Wilko Ter Horst said "that's why w...
  • Study: Naps linked with higher risk of death

    Study: Naps linked with higher risk of death

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:50 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:50:30 GMT
    New research shows middle-age and older adults who take naps may be at increased risk of dying. Experts discovered naps were linked with an increased risk of dying from respiratory diseases.
    New research shows middle-age and older adults who take naps may be at increased risk of dying. Experts discovered naps were linked with an increased risk of dying from respiratory diseases.
  • America's middle class falling behind

    America's middle class falling behind

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:49 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:49:33 GMT
    America's middle class has always been known as the most affluent in the world. But, that may not be the case anymore. A new study finds that our country's middle class has stalled. According to the New York Times, in 2010, Canada and America were at a dead heat for median income.
    America's middle class has always been known as the most affluent in the world. But, that may not be the case anymore. A new study finds that our country's middle class has stalled. According to the New York Times, in 2010, Canada and America were at a dead heat for median income.
  • Maryland Transportation Authority in nest battle with osprey

    Maryland Transportation Authority in nest battle with osprey

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:05 AM EDT2014-04-23 13:05:24 GMT
    It has been a rough few days for a grand ole osprey trying to build a nest for the eggs it needs to lay. The trouble is where the bird wants to nest: in front of a traffic camera on a highway gantry perched above the eastbound lanes of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.
    It has been a rough few days for a grand ole osprey trying to build a nest for the eggs it needs to lay. The trouble is where the bird wants to nest: in front of a traffic camera on a highway gantry perched above the eastbound lanes of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.
  • New Americans turn to goats to address food demand

    New Americans turn to goats to address food demand

    Friday, April 18 2014 12:26 PM EDT2014-04-18 16:26:04 GMT
    COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) -- A bunch of kids in a minivan are solving twin challenges in northern Vermont: refugees struggling to find the food of their homelands and farmers looking to offload unwanted livestock. The half dozen kids - that is, baby goats - that arrived last week at Pine Island Farm were the latest additions to the Vermont Goat Collaborative, a project that brings together new Americans hungry for goat meat with dairy goat farmers who have no need for young male animals. Some dai...
    COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) -- A bunch of kids in a minivan are solving twin challenges in northern Vermont: refugees struggling to find the food of their homelands and farmers looking to offload unwanted livestock. The half dozen kids - that is, baby goats - that arrived last week at Pine Island Farm were the latest additions to the Vermont Goat Collaborative, a project that brings together new Americans hungry for goat meat with dairy goat farmers who have no need for young male animals. Some dai...
  • Bodies of 2 men found dead in DC

    Bodies of 2 men found dead in DC

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:22 AM EDT2014-04-17 11:22:40 GMT
    Police in the district are investigating after the bodies of two men who were found dead Wednesday.
    Police in the district are investigating after the bodies of two men who were found dead Wednesday.
  • Caught On Tape: Intruder creeps through home, lurks over crib

    Caught On Tape: Intruder creeps through home, lurks over crib

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 1:08 PM EDT2014-04-16 17:08:32 GMT
    FOX NEWS INSIDER - A home surveillance system caught an intruder lurking through a home while a family slept. At one point, the male intruder is shown in a child's room while a two-year-old boy is asleep
    FOX NEWS INSIDER - A home surveillance system caught an intruder lurking through a home while a family slept. At one point, the male intruder is shown in a child's room while a two-year-old boy is asleep
  • Pope gives a lift to 2 kids in St. Peter's Square

    Pope gives a lift to 2 kids in St. Peter's Square

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:56 PM EDT2014-04-16 16:56:42 GMT
    VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis has given a lift to two lucky kids during his general audience in St. Peter's Square. A particularly jovial Francis hopped off his white, open-air car Wednesday to greet a group of fifth graders from Perugia who presented him with a T-shirt from their school. Seemingly joking, Francis asked if any of them wanted to take a spin through the square. "Me! Me! Me!" they yelled. Francis picked 11-year-olds Livio Bastianelli and Davide Maria Bianchi and the two hop...
    VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis has given a lift to two lucky kids during his general audience in St. Peter's Square. A particularly jovial Francis hopped off his white, open-air car Wednesday to greet a group of fifth graders from Perugia who presented him with a T-shirt from their school. Seemingly joking, Francis asked if any of them wanted to take a spin through the square. "Me! Me! Me!" they yelled. Francis picked 11-year-olds Livio Bastianelli and Davide Maria Bianchi and the two hop...
  • Former Virginia Hospital Center technician charged with raping patient

    Former Virginia Hospital Center technician charged with raping patient

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 9:05 AM EDT2014-04-15 13:05:25 GMT
    A former Virginia Hospital Center technician has been arrested and charged with rape after a patient says he attacked her while she was being treated in January.
    A former Virginia Hospital Center technician has been arrested and charged with rape after a patient says he attacked her while she was being treated in January.
  • Cuba slashes more than 100,000 health care jobs

    Cuba slashes more than 100,000 health care jobs

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 9:35 AM EDT2014-04-08 13:35:59 GMT
    HAVANA (AP) -- Cuban authorities say they have eliminated more than 100,000 jobs in health care, considered one of the pillars of the 1959 revolution. The cuts come as President Raul Castro tries to streamline government as part of a broader economic reform package. The weekly labor newspaper Trabajadores said Monday that 109,000 health care positions have been cut. Two years ago, Cuba said more than 50,000 jobs in that sector had been slashed. Most of the cuts came in less-skilled positions...
    HAVANA (AP) -- Cuban authorities say they have eliminated more than 100,000 jobs in health care, considered one of the pillars of the 1959 revolution. The cuts come as President Raul Castro tries to streamline government as part of a broader economic reform package. The weekly labor newspaper Trabajadores said Monday that 109,000 health care positions have been cut. Two years ago, Cuba said more than 50,000 jobs in that sector had been slashed. Most of the cuts came in less-skilled positions...
  • Scam warning after callers claim arrest unless payment made

    Scam warning after callers claim arrest unless payment made

    Thursday, April 3 2014 7:56 AM EDT2014-04-03 11:56:45 GMT
    A warning is in from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office about a phone scam. Someone is calling unsuspecting victims, claiming to be from the Sheriff’s Office.
    A warning is in from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office about a phone scam. Someone is calling unsuspecting victims, claiming to be from the Sheriff’s Office.
  • Atlanta archbishop apologizes over $2.2M mansion

    Atlanta archbishop apologizes over $2.2M mansion

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 12:31 PM EDT2014-04-01 16:31:39 GMT
    ATLANTA (AP) -- The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Atlanta apologized Monday for building a $2.2 million mansion for himself, a decision criticized by local Catholics who cited the example of austerity set by the new pope. Archbishop Wilton Gregory recently moved into a nearly 6,400-square-foot residence. Its construction was made possible by a large donation from the estate of Joseph Mitchell, nephew of Margaret Mitchell, author of "Gone With The Wind," a Civil War epic that made his family w...
    ATLANTA (AP) -- The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Atlanta apologized Monday for building a $2.2 million mansion for himself, a decision criticized by local Catholics who cited the example of austerity set by the new pope. Archbishop Wilton Gregory recently moved into a nearly 6,400-square-foot residence. Its construction was made possible by a large donation from the estate of Joseph Mitchell, nephew of Margaret Mitchell, author of "Gone With The Wind," a Civil War epic that made his family w...
  • Homeless siblings raise $1K for American Heart Association

    Homeless siblings raise $1K for American Heart Association

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 9:40 AM EDT2014-03-25 13:40:41 GMT
    Two South Carolina siblings are making headlines for their incredibly selfless act. They decided to raise money to donate to the American Heart Association’s annual Jump Rope for Heart—even though they face their own challenges. Their family is homeless.
    Two South Carolina siblings are making headlines for their incredibly selfless act. They decided to raise money to donate to the American Heart Association’s annual Jump Rope for Heart—even though they face their own challenges. Their family is homeless.
  • Thieves steal airbag, three doors from Va. woman's SUV

    Thieves steal airbag, three doors from Va. woman's SUV

    Monday, March 24 2014 7:26 PM EDT2014-03-24 23:26:56 GMT
    A Stafford County woman is shopping for a new car after thieves stole three of the four doors off her SUV. And that's not all. They also took the airbag out of the steering wheel.
    A Stafford County woman is shopping for a new car after thieves stole three of the four doors off her SUV. And that's not all. They also took the airbag out of the steering wheel.
  • Cupid Drone armed with taser gaining interest from military

    Cupid Drone armed with taser gaining interest from military

    Monday, March 24 2014 12:36 PM EDT2014-03-24 16:36:03 GMT
    A new drone armed with a taser is gaining a lot of interest from military and law enforcement agencies. It is called the ‘Cupid Drone’ and was developed at Chaotic Moon Studios. The newly developed "Stun Copter," or Chaotic Unmanned Personal Intercept Drone, can shoot 80-thousand volts of electricity into this volunteer's body.
    A new drone armed with a taser is gaining a lot of interest from military and law enforcement agencies. It is called the ‘Cupid Drone’ and was developed at Chaotic Moon Studios. The newly developed "Stun Copter," or Chaotic Unmanned Personal Intercept Drone, can shoot 80-thousand volts of electricity into this volunteer's body.
  • Va. store owner sells winning Mega Millions ticket-- to herself

    Va. store owner sells winning Mega Millions ticket-- to herself

    Monday, March 24 2014 12:10 PM EDT2014-03-24 16:10:30 GMT
    The owner of a Virginia market is $3 million richer after she bought a winning Mega Millions ticket—from her own store.
    The owner of a Virginia market is $3 million richer after she bought a winning Mega Millions ticket—from her own store.
  • Transgender teacher to return to California classroom as 'true self'

    Transgender teacher to return to California classroom as 'true self'

    Monday, March 24 2014 11:57 AM EDT2014-03-24 15:57:21 GMT
    Parents of students at a California high school are reacting to news that a long-time male high school science teacher is going to return after spring break as a woman. The teacher, Gary Sconce, informed the Yosemite School District that he will be back in the classroom April 22 as his "true self," a woman by the name of Karen Adell Scot, KFSN-TV reported Thursday. "When you aren't who you really are, it's like being smothered. It's like being rolled in a wave, if you've ever been r...
    Parents of students at a California high school are reacting to news that a long-time male high school science teacher is going to return after spring break as a woman. The teacher, Gary Sconce, informed the Yosemite School District that he will be back in the classroom April 22 as his "true self," a woman by the name of Karen Adell Scot, KFSN-TV reported Thursday. "When you aren't who you really are, it's like being smothered. It's like being rolled in a wave, if you've ever been r...
  • VIDEO: Motorist captures snow plow driving the wrong way on Virginia road

    VIDEO: Motorist captures snow plow driving the wrong way on Virginia road

    Monday, March 17 2014 2:41 PM EDT2014-03-17 18:41:24 GMT
    Video posted online shows a plow traveling the wrong way on a snow covered road in Virginia. The motorist who shot the video claims the plow forced him off the road Monday as he drove in Arlington. The motorist then followed the plow and recorded another near-hit.
    Video posted online shows a plow traveling the wrong way on a snow covered road in Virginia. The motorist who shot the video claims the plow forced him off the road Monday as he drove in Arlington. The motorist then followed the plow and recorded another near-hit.
  • NJ honor student who sued parents for financial support returns home

    NJ honor student who sued parents for financial support returns home

    Thursday, March 13 2014 8:12 AM EDT2014-03-13 12:12:45 GMT
    The New Jersey honor student who sued to get her parents to support her after she moved out of their home has reunited with them, and the family is now asking for privacy.
    The New Jersey honor student who sued to get her parents to support her after she moved out of their home has reunited with them, and the family is now asking for privacy.
  • Rush hour traffic could increase risk of heart disease

    Rush hour traffic could increase risk of heart disease

    Wednesday, March 12 2014 12:33 PM EDT2014-03-12 16:33:11 GMT
    Could rush hour be putting you at greater risk for heart disease? New research from the University of Washington in Seattle finds that high amounts of pollution from cars is associated with changes in the heart's right ventricle.
    Could rush hour be putting you at greater risk for heart disease? New research from the University of Washington in Seattle finds that high amounts of pollution from cars is associated with changes in the heart's right ventricle.
  • Thieves dump urn containing ashes in mailbox after home burglary

    Thieves dump urn containing ashes in mailbox after home burglary

    Wednesday, March 12 2014 10:37 AM EDT2014-03-12 14:37:33 GMT
    Debi and Chuck Kramer were desperate to find the remains of their son Jimmy, who had died from cancer in November of last year. Thieves broke into their home in Lodi, California and took various items, including their son’s ashes which were kept in a gold box. The ashes were found along a road in rural Lodi by people who had no idea what they were, or who the box belonged to. "Just an everyday thing to come check the mail, and there was a gold box in there," said Mel Davis who found the gold ...
    Debi and Chuck Kramer were desperate to find the remains of their son Jimmy, who had died from cancer in November of last year. Thieves broke into their home in Lodi, California and took various items, including their son’s ashes which were kept in a gold box. The ashes were found along a road in rural Lodi by people who had no idea what they were, or who the box belonged to. "Just an everyday thing to come check the mail, and there was a gold box in there," said Mel Davis who found the gold ...
  • NY hospital warns patients of possible HIV, hepatitis exposure from syringe

    NY hospital warns patients of possible HIV, hepatitis exposure from syringe

    Wednesday, March 12 2014 10:35 AM EDT2014-03-12 14:35:54 GMT
    (AP) - A Long Island hospital is sending out over 4,000 letters to patients recommending that they be tested for hepatitis and HIV because of risk due to an insulin pen. Newsday reports that in a letter dated Feb. 22, South Nassau Communities Hospital said patients may have received insulin from an insulin pen reservoir that could have been used more than once. Hospital spokesman Damian Becker said no one was observed reusing the insulin pen reservoir, but a nurse was heard saying it was all...
    (AP) - A Long Island hospital is sending out over 4,000 letters to patients recommending that they be tested for hepatitis and HIV because of risk due to an insulin pen. Newsday reports that in a letter dated Feb. 22, South Nassau Communities Hospital said patients may have received insulin from an insulin pen reservoir that could have been used more than once. Hospital spokesman Damian Becker said no one was observed reusing the insulin pen reservoir, but a nurse was heard saying it was all...
  • Beach town bans smoking on the boardwalk

    Beach town bans smoking on the boardwalk

    Tuesday, March 11 2014 12:43 PM EDT2014-03-11 16:43:43 GMT
    REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) -- A favorite Mid-Atlantic resort has a message for beach-lovers -- butt-out! Rehoboth Beach is banning smoking on the boardwalk and bandstand area of the Delaware town. Smoking will also be limited to designated areas of the beach. Rehoboth Beach Commissioner Stan Mills says the smoking ban will reduce litter, pollution and health risks. Officials hope people will voluntarily comply. But police will be able to issue 25-buck tickets to those lighting up. © 2014 T...
    REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) -- A favorite Mid-Atlantic resort has a message for beach-lovers -- butt-out! Rehoboth Beach is banning smoking on the boardwalk and bandstand area of the Delaware town. Smoking will also be limited to designated areas of the beach. Rehoboth Beach Commissioner Stan Mills says the smoking ban will reduce litter, pollution and health risks. Officials hope people will voluntarily comply. But police will be able to issue 25-buck tickets to those lighting up. © 2014 T...
  • DC businessman pleads guilty to conspiracy; Gray denies knowing about shadow campaign

    DC businessman pleads guilty to conspiracy; Gray denies knowing about shadow campaign

    Monday, March 10 2014 10:03 PM EDT2014-03-11 02:03:36 GMT
    District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray knew about an off-the-books "shadow campaign" to support his 2010 bid for the office and personally requested the funds from an influential district businessman, federal prosecutors said Monday.
    District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray knew about an off-the-books "shadow campaign" to support his 2010 bid for the office and personally requested the funds from an influential district businessman, federal prosecutors said Monday.
  • Drug company refuses to give lifesaving medication to 7-year-old boy

    Drug company refuses to give lifesaving medication to 7-year-old boy

    Monday, March 10 2014 1:12 PM EDT2014-03-10 17:12:04 GMT
    A northern Virginia boy’s family is desperately pleading with the maker of a new antiviral drug to save his life.  The drug, Brincidofovir, is still in the trial phase, and the company that makes it says if they help little Josh Hardy now, it will hamper their efforts to get it approved. 
    A northern Virginia boy’s family is desperately pleading with the maker of a new antiviral drug to save his life.  The drug, Brincidofovir, is still in the trial phase, and the company that makes it says if they help little Josh Hardy now, it will hamper their efforts to get it approved. 
  • Consumer Alert: 'One-ring' cell phone call scam

    Consumer Alert: 'One-ring' cell phone call scam

    Friday, March 7 2014 11:28 AM EST2014-03-07 16:28:25 GMT
    This week is National Consumer Protection Week and there is a scam in the works that is affecting millions of people. It's called the “one-ring” call scam.
    This week is National Consumer Protection Week and there is a scam in the works that is affecting millions of people. It's called the “one-ring” call scam.
  • Obama shows his R-E-S-P-E-C-T for "women of soul"

    Obama shows his R-E-S-P-E-C-T for "women of soul"

    Friday, March 7 2014 11:17 AM EST2014-03-07 16:17:01 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- He bobbled the spelling, but President Barack Obama had nothing but R-E-S-P-E-C-T for the "women of soul" who shook and rattled the rafters of the White House on Thursday night. "What a lineup!" Obama declared at the outset of a concert that featured a generations-spanning array of soul singers that stretched from musical legends Aretha Franklin and Patti LaBelle to 20-year-old Ariana Grande. Obama paid tribute to Franklin for turning her signature song "Respect" into "a r...
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- He bobbled the spelling, but President Barack Obama had nothing but R-E-S-P-E-C-T for the "women of soul" who shook and rattled the rafters of the White House on Thursday night. "What a lineup!" Obama declared at the outset of a concert that featured a generations-spanning array of soul singers that stretched from musical legends Aretha Franklin and Patti LaBelle to 20-year-old Ariana Grande. Obama paid tribute to Franklin for turning her signature song "Respect" into "a r...
  • Legoland closes its UK hotel due to threats

    Legoland closes its UK hotel due to threats

    Thursday, March 6 2014 11:53 AM EST2014-03-06 16:53:54 GMT
    LONDON (AP) -- The Legoland theme park west of London has temporarily closed its hotel after threats from far-right groups forced it to cancel a "Muslim fun day." The resort had been booked by the Muslim Research and Development Foundation for about 1,000 families. The decision to cancel Sunday's event and close the hotel was made after the popular attraction received threats via phone calls, emails and social media postings. "We are appalled at what has occurred, and at the fact that the re...
    LONDON (AP) -- The Legoland theme park west of London has temporarily closed its hotel after threats from far-right groups forced it to cancel a "Muslim fun day." The resort had been booked by the Muslim Research and Development Foundation for about 1,000 families. The decision to cancel Sunday's event and close the hotel was made after the popular attraction received threats via phone calls, emails and social media postings. "We are appalled at what has occurred, and at the fact that the re...
  • Man wearing pink Barbie tutu allegedly attempted to sexually assault woman in department store bathroom

    Man wearing pink Barbie tutu allegedly attempted to sexually assault woman in department store bathroom

    Thursday, March 6 2014 11:53 AM EST2014-03-06 16:53:26 GMT
    A man wearing a pink tutu was arrested after police say he attacked a woman in a department store toilet stall. According to an online report by Fox5SanDiego.com The incident happened Sunday in San Diego at a Big Lots store. The 30-year-old man, identified as Gregory Schwartz, allegedly crawled under and into the toilet stall that was occupied by a female customer. Police say Schwartz attempted to sexually assault the woman. Surveillance video shows the man wearing a tutu that police say he ...
    A man wearing a pink tutu was arrested after police say he attacked a woman in a department store toilet stall. According to an online report by Fox5SanDiego.com The incident happened Sunday in San Diego at a Big Lots store. The 30-year-old man, identified as Gregory Schwartz, allegedly crawled under and into the toilet stall that was occupied by a female customer. Police say Schwartz attempted to sexually assault the woman. Surveillance video shows the man wearing a tutu that police say he ...
  • Another blast of arctic air follows latest snow

    Another blast of arctic air follows latest snow

    Tuesday, March 4 2014 9:33 AM EST2014-03-04 14:33:00 GMT
    The seemingly endless winter dumped a half a foot snow on the ground in parts of the South, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, and those areas braced Tuesday morning for something even more unusual in March: a blast of arctic air that was expected to send temperatures plummeting into the single digits.
    The seemingly endless winter dumped a half a foot snow on the ground in parts of the South, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, and many areas Tuesday morning saw something even more unusual in March: a blast of arctic air that sent temperatures plummeting into the single digits.
  • Md. man sets fire to home using torch to melt ice off front porch

    Md. man sets fire to home using torch to melt ice off front porch

    Tuesday, March 4 2014 9:00 AM EST2014-03-04 14:00:37 GMT
    It was a close call for one homeowner along Evans Street in Rockville trying to clear the ice off of his front steps.
    It was a close call for one homeowner along Evans Street in Rockville trying to clear the ice off of his front steps.
  • Man found alive inside body bag after coroner pronounced him dead

    Man found alive inside body bag after coroner pronounced him dead

    Friday, February 28 2014 3:40 PM EST2014-02-28 20:40:36 GMT
    Workers at a Mississippi funeral home say they found a man alive and kicking when they opened a body bag.
    Workers at a Mississippi funeral home say they found a man alive and kicking when they opened a body bag.
  • Tegu lizard beginning to overrun parts of Florida

    Tegu lizard beginning to overrun parts of Florida

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 12:20 PM EST2014-02-26 17:20:14 GMT
    They're big and they're hungry. Now, the tegu lizard is becoming a problem for Hillsborough County, Florida. The tegu lizard was first spotted in rural Hillsborough County nine years ago. But since then reports have become more frequent. The South American invader can grow up to four-and-a-half feet long and lays up to fifty eggs at a time. Residents have seen them chowing down on local birds and animals and many fear their pets may be on the menu. Biologists are setting traps i...
    They're big and they're hungry. Now, the tegu lizard is becoming a problem for Hillsborough County, Florida. The tegu lizard was first spotted in rural Hillsborough County nine years ago. But since then reports have become more frequent. The South American invader can grow up to four-and-a-half feet long and lays up to fifty eggs at a time. Residents have seen them chowing down on local birds and animals and many fear their pets may be on the menu. Biologists are setting traps i...
  • VIDEO: Sea lion, boy with Asperger's bond at DC zoo

    VIDEO: Sea lion, boy with Asperger's bond at DC zoo

    Tuesday, February 25 2014 10:01 PM EST2014-02-26 03:01:41 GMT
    Video shot by a Virginia mom during her family's recent visit to the Smithsonian's National Zoo in D.C. is sure to touch your heart. Jennifer Bittner tells FOX 5 her 7-year-old son, who has Asperger's Syndrome, found an unexpected playmate inside the zoo's sea lion exhibit.
    Video shot by a Virginia mom during her family's recent visit to the Smithsonian's National Zoo in D.C. is sure to touch your heart. Jennifer Bittner tells FOX 5 her 7-year-old son, who has Asperger's Syndrome, found an unexpected playmate inside the zoo's sea lion exhibit.
  • AP Exclusive: Few Army women want combat jobs

    AP Exclusive: Few Army women want combat jobs

    Tuesday, February 25 2014 1:14 PM EST2014-02-25 18:14:57 GMT
    FORT EUSTIS, Va. (AP) -- Only a small fraction of Army women say they'd like to move into one of the newly opening combat jobs, but those few who do say they want a job that takes them right into the heart of battle, according to preliminary results from a survey of the service's nearly 170,000 women. That survey and others across the Army, publicly disclosed for the first time to The Associated Press, also revealed that soldiers of both genders are nervous about women entering combat jobs b...
    FORT EUSTIS, Va. (AP) -- Only a small fraction of Army women say they'd like to move into one of the newly opening combat jobs, but those few who do say they want a job that takes them right into the heart of battle, according to preliminary results from a survey of the service's nearly 170,000 women. That survey and others across the Army, publicly disclosed for the first time to The Associated Press, also revealed that soldiers of both genders are nervous about women entering combat jobs b...
  • California 'lifers' leaving prison at record pace

    California 'lifers' leaving prison at record pace

    Tuesday, February 25 2014 1:14 PM EST2014-02-25 18:14:31 GMT
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- For decades, California's criminal justice policies ensured that murderers and others sentenced to life, with the possibility of parole, could expect to die in prison. And most of the time, they did. Since Gov. Jerry Brown assumed office in January 2011, a record number of inmates with life sentences are winning parole. Brown has allowed the release of nearly 1,400 lifers, while going along with the parole board about 82 percent of the time. Brown's predecessor, Arnold ...
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- For decades, California's criminal justice policies ensured that murderers and others sentenced to life, with the possibility of parole, could expect to die in prison. And most of the time, they did. Since Gov. Jerry Brown assumed office in January 2011, a record number of inmates with life sentences are winning parole. Brown has allowed the release of nearly 1,400 lifers, while going along with the parole board about 82 percent of the time. Brown's predecessor, Arnold ...
  • McDonald's eyes extending breakfast hours

    McDonald's eyes extending breakfast hours

    Monday, February 24 2014 1:04 PM EST2014-02-24 18:04:10 GMT
    OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) -- McDonald's is in the early stages of looking at whether it can make breakfast available later in the day. Fans of the Egg McMuffin and Sausage Biscuit have long wanted the option to get breakfast at McDonald's after 10:30 a.m. But offering both the breakfast and lunch menu was considered logistically impossible, given the tight kitchen spaces of the restaurants. Still, it's an option the chain is eyeing more seriously at a time when people's eating habits are changing...
    OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) -- McDonald's is in the early stages of looking at whether it can make breakfast available later in the day. Fans of the Egg McMuffin and Sausage Biscuit have long wanted the option to get breakfast at McDonald's after 10:30 a.m. But offering both the breakfast and lunch menu was considered logistically impossible, given the tight kitchen spaces of the restaurants. Still, it's an option the chain is eyeing more seriously at a time when people's eating habits are changing...
  • Flu hitting young and middle-age adults unusually hard

    Flu hitting young and middle-age adults unusually hard

    Friday, February 21 2014 7:55 PM EST2014-02-22 00:55:48 GMT
    Flu season seems to be winding down, and it's been an odd one. It hasn't been as bad as last year and the vaccine worked a little better. And it has been a fairly mild one for the elderly — traditionally the most vulnerable group. But it's been a different story for young and middle-age adults, who have been hit harder than expected because of a surge in swine flu.
    Flu season seems to be winding down, and it's been an odd one. It hasn't been as bad as last year and the vaccine worked a little better. And it has been a fairly mild one for the elderly — traditionally the most vulnerable group. But it's been a different story for young and middle-age adults, who have been hit harder than expected because of a surge in swine flu.
  • Soldier father surprises daughter on birthday wrapped in gigantic box

    Soldier father surprises daughter on birthday wrapped in gigantic box

    Thursday, February 20 2014 1:35 PM EST2014-02-20 18:35:02 GMT
    A soldier dad gave his 3-year-old daughter the best birthday present ever! As you can see from her adorable reaction, young Bridget Carr had no idea her dad was inside a box wrapped to look like a birthday gift. Her dad, Joshua Carr, had just returned from a four month tour in Afghanistan. The heartfelt reunion happened in September of last year.
    A soldier dad gave his 3-year-old daughter the best birthday present ever! As you can see from her adorable reaction, young Bridget Carr had no idea her dad was inside a box wrapped to look like a birthday gift. Her dad, Joshua Carr, had just returned from a four month tour in Afghanistan. The heartfelt reunion happened in September of last year.
  • Team to probe event at New Mexico nuclear site

    Team to probe event at New Mexico nuclear site

    Thursday, February 20 2014 11:39 AM EST2014-02-20 16:39:12 GMT
    CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Energy has appointed a team to investigate the detection of radiation in and near a southeastern New Mexico facility that's the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository in operation. The assessment of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant will be conducted by an accident investigation board consisting of department officials and representatives of health and safety agencies, the department said in a statement released late Wednesday. The boar...
    CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Energy has appointed a team to investigate the detection of radiation in and near a southeastern New Mexico facility that's the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository in operation. The assessment of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant will be conducted by an accident investigation board consisting of department officials and representatives of health and safety agencies, the department said in a statement released late Wednesday. The boar...
  • Pizza Hut worker fired after being caught on video urinating in sink

    Pizza Hut worker fired after being caught on video urinating in sink

    Wednesday, February 19 2014 4:23 PM EST2014-02-19 21:23:38 GMT
    Health officials have temporarily shut down a southern West Virginia pizza restaurant after a district manager was caught on surveillance video urinating into a sink.
    Health officials have temporarily shut down a southern West Virginia pizza restaurant after a district manager was caught on surveillance video urinating into a sink.
  • Canceled! Airlines scrap record number of flights

    Canceled! Airlines scrap record number of flights

    Friday, February 14 2014 4:49 PM EST2014-02-14 21:49:26 GMT
    The relentless snow and ice storms this winter have led to the highest number of flight cancellations in more than 25 years, according to an analysis by The Associated Press.
    The relentless snow and ice storms this winter have led to the highest number of flight cancellations in more than 25 years, according to an analysis by The Associated Press.
  • West Virginia residents near chemical spill melt snow for drinking, bath water

    West Virginia residents near chemical spill melt snow for drinking, bath water

    Friday, February 14 2014 10:31 AM EST2014-02-14 15:31:01 GMT
    People living in one West Virginia town affected by last month's chemical spill are putting the freshly fallen snow to good use. Laura and Rob Irwin are packing the snow, melting it down, and then boiling it before drinking it, bathing in it, and cooking with it.
    People living in one West Virginia town affected by last month's chemical spill are putting the freshly fallen snow to good use. Laura and Rob Irwin are packing the snow, melting it down, and then boiling it before drinking it, bathing in it, and cooking with it.
  • Indonesia volcano erupts; 2 killed, 100K evacuated

    Indonesia volcano erupts; 2 killed, 100K evacuated

    Friday, February 14 2014 7:38 AM EST2014-02-14 12:38:36 GMT
    SUGIHWARAS, Indonesia (AP) -- An explosive volcanic eruption on Indonesia's most populous island blasted ash and debris 18 kilometers (12 miles) into the air Friday, killing two people while forcing authorities to evacuate more than 100,000 and close six airports. The overnight eruption of Java island's Mount Kelud could be heard up to 200 kilometers (125 miles) away, Indonesia's disaster agency said. "The eruption sounded like thousands of bombs exploding," Ratno Pramono, a 35-year-old farm...
    SUGIHWARAS, Indonesia (AP) -- An explosive volcanic eruption on Indonesia's most populous island blasted ash and debris 18 kilometers (12 miles) into the air Friday, killing two people while forcing authorities to evacuate more than 100,000 and close six airports. The overnight eruption of Java island's Mount Kelud could be heard up to 200 kilometers (125 miles) away, Indonesia's disaster agency said. "The eruption sounded like thousands of bombs exploding," Ratno Pramono, a 35-year-old farm...
  • DC region cleans up after winter snow storm

    DC region cleans up after winter snow storm

    Friday, February 14 2014 6:38 AM EST2014-02-14 11:38:19 GMT
    It's time to clean up the mess! Snow-blowers and shovels are sure to be out in full force Friday after round two of snow Thursday night. Road crews are warning motorists to drive cautiously and to beware of slippery conditions.
    It's time to clean up the mess! Snow-blowers and shovels are sure to be out in full force Friday after round two of snow Thursday night. Road crews are warning motorists to drive cautiously and to beware of slippery conditions.
  • It's no bull: Va. police seek stolen semen

    It's no bull: Va. police seek stolen semen

    Wednesday, February 12 2014 11:30 AM EST2014-02-12 16:30:45 GMT
    MOUNT SOLON, Va. (AP) -- The Augusta County Sheriff's Office is investigating an unusual theft: $250 worth of bull semen. Lt. Dennis Back said Tuesday 10 containers of the semen were reported missing from a Mount Solon, which is located about halfway between Staunton and Harrisonburg. They were stolen from a barn. Jean Schofield is with the North American Breeders Inc., a semen collection center in Berryville. She said if the semen wasn't stored in liquid nitrogen, it's probably worthle...
    MOUNT SOLON, Va. (AP) -- The Augusta County Sheriff's Office is investigating an unusual theft: $250 worth of bull semen. Lt. Dennis Back said Tuesday 10 containers of the semen were reported missing from a Mount Solon, which is located about halfway between Staunton and Harrisonburg. They were stolen from a barn. Jean Schofield is with the North American Breeders Inc., a semen collection center in Berryville. She said if the semen wasn't stored in liquid nitrogen, it's probably worthle...
  • US teens more stressed than adults

    US teens more stressed than adults

    Wednesday, February 12 2014 11:30 AM EST2014-02-12 16:30:11 GMT
    Teenagers in the United States are experiencing higher levels of stress than many adults, USA Today reported. As a part of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Stress in America survey, more than 1,000 teenagers and 2,000 adults answered questions about their overall stress levels and coping habits. Though the APA has conducted similar surveys in the past, this was the first to focus specifically on stress among teenagers. Overall, the survey revealed that 27 percent of teen...
    Teenagers in the United States are experiencing higher levels of stress than many adults, USA Today reported. As a part of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Stress in America survey, more than 1,000 teenagers and 2,000 adults answered questions about their overall stress levels and coping habits. Though the APA has conducted similar surveys in the past, this was the first to focus specifically on stress among teenagers. Overall, the survey revealed that 27 percent of teen...
  • Cartel hitman testifies to 800 murders, daily quotas at kingpin's trial

    Cartel hitman testifies to 800 murders, daily quotas at kingpin's trial

    Tuesday, February 11 2014 1:45 PM EST2014-02-11 18:45:02 GMT
    EL PASO, Texas – The ongoing trial of a man accused of killing three U.S. Consulate workers and family members in Juarez is revealing the shocking depravity of one of Mexico’s most violent gangs, including the charge that it had a daily murder quota calibrated to instill fear in police and the public. Jesus Ernesto Chavez Castillo, a star witness in the murder trial of Arturo Gallegos Castrellon, told jurors in an El Paso federal courtroom how the Barrio Azteca Gang Catrellon...
    EL PASO, Texas – The ongoing trial of a man accused of killing three U.S. Consulate workers and family members in Juarez is revealing the shocking depravity of one of Mexico’s most violent gangs, including the charge that it had a daily murder quota calibrated to instill fear in police and the public. Jesus Ernesto Chavez Castillo, a star witness in the murder trial of Arturo Gallegos Castrellon, told jurors in an El Paso federal courtroom how the Barrio Azteca Gang Catrellon...
  • Sochi games draw sparse crowds, as organizers fill seats with volunteers

    Sochi games draw sparse crowds, as organizers fill seats with volunteers

    Monday, February 10 2014 10:32 AM EST2014-02-10 15:32:53 GMT
    With half-empty stands surrounding some of the events at the Sochi Olympics, organizers are turning to giving away free tickets as indications are showing that foreign fans have stayed home over a variety of concerns, ranging from terrorist threats to the big bucks needed to reach the Black Sea resort town hosting the Games. Organizers of the Sochi Games on Monday confirmed that they are using volunteers to fill the seats at less popular events. Competitions at the games have s...
    With half-empty stands surrounding some of the events at the Sochi Olympics, organizers are turning to giving away free tickets as indications are showing that foreign fans have stayed home over a variety of concerns, ranging from terrorist threats to the big bucks needed to reach the Black Sea resort town hosting the Games. Organizers of the Sochi Games on Monday confirmed that they are using volunteers to fill the seats at less popular events. Competitions at the games have s...
  • Pseudo-lesbians, ballet, in Sochi Olympics opening

    Pseudo-lesbians, ballet, in Sochi Olympics opening

    Friday, February 7 2014 11:00 AM EST2014-02-07 16:00:45 GMT
    SOCHI, Russia (AP) -- A pseudo-lesbian pop duo, a famed opera singer and a romp through Russian history await viewers as the Sochi Winter Olympics launch Friday with an opening ceremony meant to showcase to the world the ultimate achievement of Vladimir Putin's Russia. In a provocative choice, Russian singers Tatu will perform before the 3,000 athletes march through a stadium on the shores of the Black Sea, one of the many newly built facilities in the most expensive Olympics in history. The...
    SOCHI, Russia (AP) -- A pseudo-lesbian pop duo, a famed opera singer and a romp through Russian history await viewers as the Sochi Winter Olympics launch Friday with an opening ceremony meant to showcase to the world the ultimate achievement of Vladimir Putin's Russia. In a provocative choice, Russian singers Tatu will perform before the 3,000 athletes march through a stadium on the shores of the Black Sea, one of the many newly built facilities in the most expensive Olympics in history. The...
  • Bob Costas: eye "as red as the old Soviet flag"

    Bob Costas: eye "as red as the old Soviet flag"

    Friday, February 7 2014 11:06 AM EST2014-02-07 16:06:33 GMT
    One of the Olympic-related trending topics on social media Thursday night - Bob Costas's eye. Viewers noticed a change in his appearance right away. The commentator quickly addressed it, saying he woke up with it swollen shut - and quote: "as red as the old Soviet flag." Doctors told him he had an infection and he would have to wear his glasses for the time being.
    One of the Olympic-related trending topics on social media Thursday night - Bob Costas's eye. Viewers noticed a change in his appearance right away. The commentator quickly addressed it, saying he woke up with it swollen shut - and quote: "as red as the old Soviet flag." Doctors told him he had an infection and he would have to wear his glasses for the time being.
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