• Baltimore mom slaps and scolds rioting son in front of everyone

    Published: Tue, Apr 28, 2015

    Many of the rioters who set Baltimore on fire on Monday evening were teenagers , and city officials called on parents get their kids out of the streets and stem the wave of chaos. At least one mother listened, says Mashable. As high schoolers threw rocks at police officers and set cars on fire, this mother searched through the rioting crowds for her kid. When she found him, she grabbed him, slapped him in the face and scolded him for his actions.

  • NY Daily News: NBC News chief wants Brian Williams back on the air

    Published: Tue, Apr 28, 2015

    This ship's captain doesn't want to throw the anchor overboard, says the New York Daily News in an exclusive story. NBC News chief Andrew Lack is looking for a way to put Brian Williams back behind the "Nightly News" desk, sources tell the Daily News — and Williams has told confidants he won't leave the network unless he's fired. "Andy believes viewers want him (Williams) back ," the source said. "The feeling is that (Williams') problem seems to be more with the media and other reporters than his viewers — if Andy can figure out a way to get him back on the air he will do it."

  • Legendary Actress Jayne Meadows Allen Dies at 95

    Published: Tue, Apr 28, 2015

    Jayne Meadows Allen, award winning stage and screen actress, died peacefully of natural causes in her Encino, Calif. home Sunday night at age 95, ET has learned. Jayne was also a regular panelist on the CBS hit program, I've Got a Secret. During her run on the show, Jayne was the highest rated actress on CBS, second only to Lucille Ball. Jayne's husband of 46 years, Steve Allen -- the first host of The Tonight Show -- passed away in 2000.

  • Jane Goodall Says SeaWorld 'Should Be Closed Down'

    Published: Tue, Apr 28, 2015

    NEW YORK -- Jane Goodall wants to see SeaWorld go extinct, says the Huffington Post. The 81-year-old primatologist said whales and dolphins should never be held in captivity, and that the entertainment company known for its orca shows should be shuttered. “They definitely should be closed down,” Goodall said in an interview with The Huffington Post earlier this month. She’s not alone. SeaWorld’s stock price has been plummeting since July 2013, when CNN released the documentary “Blackfish." The film exposed the misery endured by SeaWorld's trained orca and the dangers posed to trainers working with stressed-out carnivorous whales.

  • Professor at Texas A&M Galveston fails entire class

    Published: Tue, Apr 28, 2015

    GALVESTON, Texas -A professor at Texas A&M Galveston failed an entire class, and he outlined his reasons in a fiery email sent to those students. In the email professor Irwin Horwitz sent to his students, he called them a disgrace to the school. He said he will no longer be teaching the course and will be giving everyone in the class a failing grade. After what he calls a semester of disrespect, backstabbing, lying, and cheating, Horwitz had all he could take.

  • News 9: Luther Schools Band Director Resigns Amid Allegations

    Published: Tue, Apr 28, 2015

    LUTHER - The suspended Luther Middle and High School music director, Kyle Whitmus, is now out of a job, News 9 reports. Kyle Whitmus is being investigated for something involving contact with a 12-year-old girl and cell phones but police have not released any specific details ...

  • How to download your entire Google search history

    Published: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    Google users can now download their entire Web search history to a desktop, according to instructions posted on the company's support site. "This gives you access to your data when and where you want," Google wrote about the service. USA TODAY reports Google search history has been available to users for a long time, but the ability for individuals to download all of the data at once was released in January, according to Google spokesman Jason Freidenfelds.

  • How to help victims of Nepal quake

    Published: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    A magnitude-7.8 earthquake devastated Nepal and the Katmandu Valley region, leveling buildings and killing more than 2,500 with the death toll continuing to rise, USA TODAY reports. Such a powerful quake would result in destruction anywhere, but in a nation as poverty-stricken as Nepal, its citizens are particularly vulnerable. Aid groups worldwide have mobilized to help. Here's a look at humanitarian efforts underway and links on how to donate online...

  • 7-year-old fossil fan helped discover dinosaur

    Published: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    With help from a fossil-loving schoolboy, scientists have unveiled a bizarre mishmash of a dinosaur that was a distant cousin of uber-predator Tyrannosaurus rex – but also a committed vegetarian, USA TODAY reports. Eleven years ago, Diego Suarez was 7 and on a research expedition with his geologist parents when he spotted the first bones of the species, which lived 145 million years ago. It was named Chilesaurus diegosuarezi in his honor. Diego's dinosaur had many features in common with carnivorous dinosaurs, but it did not conform to type. Its small head and leaf-shaped teeth were like those of a plant eater, researchers report in this week's Nature.

  • Photo Captures Emotional Moment Between Mom Battling Cancer and Her Newborn Son

    Published: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    A photographer’s powerful photo, showing a beautiful moment between a mother battling cancer and her newborn baby, is touching so many people. According to photographer Kate Murray, the mom, who is not identified, was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer halfway through her pregnancy. In her Facebook post, Murray says the woman had one breast removed, underwent chemotherapy while carrying her child, and then was induced at 36 weeks in order to receive more treatment.

  • Teen who fought cancer treatment heading home from hospital

    Published: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    A 17-year-old Connecticut girl forced by the courts to undergo chemotherapy for her cancer has finished that treatment and was expected to be released Monday from the hospital. The teen, identified only as Cassandra C, told The Associated Press in a text message that she likely would be discharged from the Connecticut Children's Medical Center on Monday afternoon.

  • 'Provocative' theory links inner ear damage to SIDS deaths

    Published: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    One scientist has a bold, new theory for why an estimated 3,500 babies a year succumb to SIDS, says Today. Dr. Daniel Rubens, an anesthesiologist at Seattle Children's Hospital, had a hunch: If the part of the ear that controls balance is damaged, babies may be unable to reposition themselves when their breathing is compromised.

  • Caught on Tape: Alligator Attacks Trainer

    Published: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    Alligator trainer Daniel Beck was attempting to show an Ohio county fair audience Thursday how quickly gators react once they detect something inside their open jaws when the gator clamped down on his arm, ABC News reports. "This is live take. This is real alligators, it's no second chances," said Beck. Beck was able to pull his arm away the first time but was unsuccessful when he tried a second time during the demonstration.

  • Shock and panic as avalanche engulfs Everest base camp

    Published: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    A mammoth wave of snow darkens the sky over Everest base camp, CNN reports. Appearing like a white mushroom cloud roaring over the climbers, they scurry as their tents flap like feathers in the wind. Then panic hits. "Whoa! Whoa!" Screams and expletives are heard. The few people in the video scatter and dive into a tent as the deluge of snow falls over them. Cursing and breathing heavily, they wait until the pounding is over.

  • 'Extremely Dangerous' Mile-Wide Tornado Spotted in North Texas

    Published: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    A mile-wide tornado touched down in north-central Texas as a storm system swept through with large hail and damaging winds, the National Weather Service said, promising more severe weather on Monday, NBC News reports. The storm knocked out power to more than 30,000 people in Texas, according to online reports compiled from local power companies. Austin Energy reported the most affected, with 7,600 without power. After moving through the town of Rio Vista, the tornado moved east into rural parts of Johnson County, Emergency Management Director Jamie Moore told NBC News. The tornado was about a mile wide when it was first spotted, he said.

  • NewsOn6: 2 Found Dead In Apartment Attached To Muskogee Strip Club

    Published: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    MUSKOGEE - Two people have been found dead near the Muskogee city limits, officials say, NewsOn6 reports. Officials told News On 6 that an over-the-road truck driver lives in another one of the apartments, and he came home from a job on Sunday about 4:30 p.m. and found the people dead ...

  • Army cancels surgery for soldier's wife with cancer

    Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    TACOMA, Wash. -- Patricia Zuniga is not just sick with worry. She fears cancer could be growing in her body after a surgery was abruptly cancelled to remove a tumor from her breast. Zuniga's health insurance fight has lasted more than three months. After Madigan Army Medical Center cancelled the surgery late January, she is still waiting to have the lump removed.

  • Unraveling: Liberal Common Cause demands Clinton Foundation, Hillary audit

    Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    The financial issues plaguing Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign have become too much even for liberal groups, says the Washington Examiner, and now Common Cause is calling for an independent audit of donations to the Clinton Foundation. Amid suggestions that foreign governments donated to the foundation in hopes of getting special treatment from President Obama's State Department when Clinton was his top diplomat, the group on Friday said a "thorough review" is needed. "Six years ago, at Mrs. Clinton's confirmation hearing for her appointment as secretary of state, then-Sen. Dick Lugar observed that 'that foreign governments and entities may perceive the Clinton Foundation as a means to gain favor with the secretary of state.' He was right, and his remarks remain relevant today as Mrs. Clinton seeks the presidency," said Common Cause President Miles Rapoport.

  • The Day One Man Decided To Give Up His Gun

    Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    During the 1970s the Louisiana neighborhood Pastor David Ned lived in was a rough one, says NPR. "I had a little dog, a little white German Shepherd, and I was living in an apartment," he said to Darius Clark Monroe during a visit to StoryCorps last fall. The two men met while Monroe was working on a documentary, Evolution of a Criminal , about a robbery he committed in his teens. Ned was a customer in the bank during the robbery. "And the manager's kids was kicking my dog," Ned continued.

  • NBC’s D.C. bureau strongly opposed Brian Williams’s return in February

    Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    Journalists in NBC News’s powerful Washington bureau expressed strong opposition to the potential return of suspended anchorman Brian Williams during a contentious meeting with the head of the network’s news division in February, says the Washington Post. The meeting — details of which have not been made public before — was called after Williams’s six-month suspension from anchoring “NBC Nightly News,” the network’s signature newscast. Turness met with the division’s employees in New York and Washington to answer questions about the suspension and to get their feedback on the crisis enveloping the company. One person who attended the Washington meeting described the overall tone as a “bloodbath” for Williams. But another news employee tempered that characterization, describing the atmosphere merely as “very raw” and colleagues as “shocked.” The individuals spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.




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