Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Snowflakes are pretty up close

Snowflakes are pretty up close

Snowflakes are pretty up close

Posted: 28 Jan 2014 06:29 AM PST

It's time to layer up, again. Parts of the United States, including coastal areas of the Deep South, are going to see freezing temperatures and even a chance of snow this week.

A Saudi find: dinosaur bones

Posted: 28 Jan 2014 09:39 AM PST

For palaeontologists, the Middle East has long proven a bit of a blind spot.

Pain, fear must be named

Posted: 28 Jan 2014 06:06 AM PST

Eric Liu says in his SOTU address, Obama needs to reckon with those who have deep emotions about falling behind.

'Wacko birds' eye McCain

Posted: 28 Jan 2014 06:07 AM PST

Ruben Navarrette says the Arizona senator is not sufficiently liberal for liberals, nor conservative enough for conservatives.

If your teen smokes pot

Posted: 28 Jan 2014 09:13 AM PST

With each passing day, it seems, smoking pot becomes less and less stigmatized in our society.

Hero boy gets firefighter sendoff

Posted: 28 Jan 2014 11:15 AM PST

Tyler Doohan, the 8-year-old upstate New York boy who rescued six relatives from a fire but died while trying to save his grandfather, will be laid to rest Wednesday with a ceremony and honor befitting a fallen firefighter, according to local fire officials.

Women seek part-time lovers

Posted: 28 Jan 2014 12:07 PM PST

Part Time Love is a new dating website that serves daters looking to see their honey only occasionally. But it's not a hook-up site, says creator Helen Croydon.

Can I take my pot on a plane?

Posted: 27 Jan 2014 05:05 PM PST

In Colorado and Washington, you might be able to take your pot to the airport, but don't try to take it on a plane. (And leave those "special" brownies at home, too!)

Folk singer Pete Seeger dies

Posted: 28 Jan 2014 06:09 AM PST

Pete Seeger, the man considered to be one of the pioneers of contemporary folk music, died Monday. His songs include "Where Have All the Flowers Gone," "Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)" and "If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song)."

Court: Liar can't be lawyer

Posted: 28 Jan 2014 06:33 AM PST

Trust me, the scandal-scarred former boy wonder said. No way, responded California's highest court.

PSU reports spur inquiry

Posted: 28 Jan 2014 06:33 AM PST

Penn State University revealed a record number of forcible sex offense reports for the 2012 calendar year, more than half of which it said had occurred years earlier, some as far back as the 1970s.

La. switches execution cocktail

Posted: 28 Jan 2014 06:34 AM PST

Ahead of next week's scheduled execution of convicted killer Christopher Sepulvado, the Louisiana Department of Corrections has switched to the same controversial two-drug combination that was used in Ohio this month, the Louisiana department said.

Police work to ID headless man

Posted: 28 Jan 2014 06:34 AM PST

Authorities in Wyoming are hoping that a unique belt and buckle will help solve a murder mystery.

Congressman attacks reporter on live TV

Posted: 29 Jan 2014 12:53 AM PST

New York Rep. Michael Grimm is caught on camera threatening to throw a reporter off a "f-ing" balcony

University of North Carolina: We failed students 'for years'

Posted: 28 Jan 2014 04:59 PM PST

The University of North Carolina failed some of its students "for years" by allowing them to take classes that did not match its own academic standards, Chancellor Carol Folt has admitted.

Photobomb killing friends staying silent

Posted: 28 Jan 2014 03:31 PM PST

Witnesses to the photobomb killing are not cooperating with the investigation over distrust of police, halting justice.

NYPD conducts pre-Super Bowl crackdown on sex trafficking

Posted: 28 Jan 2014 04:56 PM PST

Nearly 200 arrests for sex trafficking and related crimes have been made in New York in operations leading up to Sunday's Super Bowl, law enforcement officials say.

Oklahoma teen accused of killing father, brother with friends' help

Posted: 28 Jan 2014 12:16 PM PST

From the beginning, the details of the shooting deaths of Uwe Rushing and his 13-year-old son, Stefan, in their Lawton, Oklahoma, home did not seem to add up, police said.

Court: Serial liar can't be a lawyer

Posted: 28 Jan 2014 04:40 AM PST

Trust me, the scandal-scarred former boy wonder said. No way, responded California's highest court.

Police probe alleged rape of Mizzou swimmer dead in suicide

Posted: 28 Jan 2014 08:46 AM PST

She went to the University of Missouri to fulfill her childhood dream of becoming a competitive swimmer.

22 Pennsylvania deaths tied to painkiller heroin mix

Posted: 28 Jan 2014 09:32 AM PST

Dr. Karl Williams says he normally sees three or four deaths from drug overdoses in a typical week as the chief medical examiner in Pennsylvania's Allegheny County, which includes Pittsburgh.

Billie Jean King's LGBT pep talk

Posted: 28 Jan 2014 09:45 AM PST

Over the last few weeks there has been a great deal of media attention given to the members of the United States' presidential delegation to the Sochi Olympics. Yes, it does include people, like myself, who are openly gay and it also includes delegates who are openly straight. The important part here is the delegation is inclusive and it is representative of the face of America.

Torch moves through terror hub

Posted: 28 Jan 2014 09:44 AM PST

The Olympic torch has wound its way through more than 100 cities in the relay leading up to next month's Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. But the turn it took Monday highlighted a fear held by many people across the globe.

The Olympics' forgotten people

Posted: 28 Jan 2014 09:42 AM PST

As the opening of next month's Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, approaches, the controversies surrounding the games seem to accumulate by the day.


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