• Deadly Shooting Reported on University Campus in Arizona

    Published: Fri, Oct 9, 2015

    A deadly shooting occurred on Northern Arizona University’s Flagstaff campus early this morning, and the suspected shooter is in custody, according to a university spokesperson.   One person died and three others were wounded in the shooting, the spokesperson said.   It's unclear what sparked the shooting, which took place near Mountain View Hall, a dormitory which houses most of the campus' students involved in Greek organizations.

  • FBI director calls lack of data on police shootings ‘ridiculous,’ ‘embarrassing’

    Published: Fri, Oct 9, 2015

    The lack of accurate information about police-involved shootings is roiling the nation’s law enforcement community, leaving officials unable to say whether high-profile killings are isolated events or part of an alarming trend, FBI Director James B. Comey said Wednesday.   Speaking to a private gathering of more than 100 politicians and top law enforcement officials, Comey expressed frustration that the federal government has no better data on police shootings than databases assembled this year by The Washington Post and the Guardian newspaper.   “It is unacceptable that The Washington Post and the Guardian newspaper from the U.K. are becoming the lead source of information about violent encounters between police and civilians. That is not good for anybody,” he said.

  • Childcare now costs more than rent. No wonder more women are opting out of the workforce

    Published: Fri, Oct 9, 2015

    When did childcare become the biggest line item in a family’s budget?   A new research paper from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), a worker advocacy group, finds that caretaking costs have become so exorbitant that in most parts of the U.S., families spend more on childcare than they do on rent (included in that number: babysitting, nannies, and out-of-home day care centers).   The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says that in order to be considered affordable, childcare should account for no more than 10% of a family’s budget. In reality, though, these costs can eat up more than 30%. Much like rent, how much people spend on their kids’ care varies dramatically by location, as evidenced by EPI’s map below. Monthly childcare costs for a household with a 4-year-old are $344 in rural South Carolina and $1,472 in Washington, D.C. Infant care is even more expensive.

  • Body camera footage clears Cleveland cops: 'I know you shot me, but I'm not going to shoot you'

    Published: Fri, Oct 9, 2015

    A dramatic and disturbing video recorded by a police body camera shows Cleveland patrol officers, including one whose ballistic vest had been struck by gunfire, trying to convince a man to drop his gun before four other officers shot him to death. One of the videos released Wednesday shows Theodore Johnson shooting at the officers. One of the rounds struck the chest area of Patrolman David Muniz's ballistic vest. Another video, recorded by Muniz's body camera, shows a despondent Johnson telling officers that he wants to die.   "I know you shot me, but I'm not going to shoot you," Muniz tells Johnson.

  • Creator of 5-hour Energy Wants to Power the World's Homes—With Bikes

    Published: Fri, Oct 9, 2015

    The man who created the 5-hour Energy drink says he has more money than he needs—about $4 billion more. So he’s giving it away, spending his fortune on a quest to fix the world's biggest problems, including energy.   Manoj Bhargava has built a stationary bike to power the millions of homes worldwide that have little or zero electricity. Early next year in India, he plans to distribute 10,000 of his Free Electric battery-equipped bikes, which he says will keep lights and basic appliances going for an entire day with one hour of pedaling.   Bhargava, who dropped out of Princeton University after a year because he was bored and then lived in ashrams for 12 years in his native India, doesn’t stop at bikes. He’s working on ways to make saltwater drinkable, enhance circulation in the body, and secure limitless amounts of clean geothermal energy—via a graphene cord.

  • Former OSU student convicted of manslaughter in 2009 fatal car crash released on bail; attorney seeking relief from conviction

    BY ARIANNA PICKARD, Tulsa World | Published: Thu, Oct 8, 2015

    A Tulsa man was released on bail Thursday four years into his 24-year prison sentence for first-degree manslaughter with an automobile. Dozens of supporters for 24-year-old Steven Wade Jameson emerged from a Tulsa County courtroom to cry and embrace each other after District Judge James Caputo ordered Jameson to be released with an ankle monitor on a $60,000 bail Thursday morning. Jameson was convicted of manslaughter in connection with a fatal car crash that occurred in wintry weather around noon on Dec. 24, 2009.

  • Police find dead body in porta-potty outside Cincinnati Bengals' Paul Brown Stadium

    Published: Thu, Oct 8, 2015

    Cincinnati Homicide Sgt. Mike Miller says a construction worker found the body of a man in the porta-potty at around 1:30 p.m. on the east side of the stadium. 

  • Several Deer Creek schools on lockdown due to report of suspicious person

    Updated: Thu, Oct 8, 2015

    Several Deer Creek schools are on lockdown due to a nearby search for a suspect.

  • Tulsa mother gets three life sentences, father 25 years in 'horrific' child abuse case

    BY KYLE HINCHEY, Tulsa World | Published: Thu, Oct 8, 2015

    A Tulsa mother received three life sentences and her boyfriend received 25 years after they pleaded guilty to abusing their infant twins. Clorinda Alexis Archuleta and Joshua Benjamin Wray, both 25, entered guilty pleas in Tulsa County District Court on Aug. 31, the day of jury trial. Each were charged with two counts of child neglect and one count of permitting child abuse by injury against their children.  District Judge James Caputo handed out the punishment Wednesday, ordering Archuleta to serve three concurrent life sentences for her role in her children's extensive injuries. Joshua Wray, 26, was sentenced to 25 years for each charge, which also will be served concurrently.

  • Man who calls police to say he's 'too high,' found in pile of Doritos

    Published: Thu, Oct 8, 2015

    AUSTINTOWN, Ohio -- An Ohio man made a strange and not-so-wise call to police last Friday to tell them that he was "too high" on marijuana. 

  • Frank Zappa's Widow Gail Zappa Dead at 70

    Published: Thu, Oct 8, 2015

    As longtime head of Zappa Family Trust, wife was responsible for issuing close to 40 albums of previously unreleased music by Frank since his 1993 death.

  • Janet Jackson, Spinners among Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees - CNN.com

    Published: Thu, Oct 8, 2015

    This year marks the first time Janet Jackson has made the list of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees. She holds the record for the most consecutive Top 10 hits by a female artist on the Billboard Hot 100 -- 18. Click below to read more about some of the others vying to make it into the class of 2016.

  • Facebook tests 'Reactions,' a Like button with more emotions

    Published: Thu, Oct 8, 2015

    How you "like" things on Facebook is about to change. Engadget has learned that the site is about to launch a "Reactions" feature that expresses multiple emotions, instead of the long-serving, lonely "like" (and long rumoured "dislike"). Sources advise that Facebook will start testing the feature on users in Ireland and Spain as soon as tomorrow (Friday).

  • Dad fulfills dying wish to walk 4 kids down aisle

    Published: Thu, Oct 8, 2015

    A terminally ill dad's emotional request was granted after walking all four of his children down the aisle to make up for the wedding days doctors say he'll most likely miss due to his prognosis, Good Morning America reports. "He fulfilled his wish," wife Tammy McHugh of Chester Springs, Pennsylvania told ABC News today. "His ultimate last wish was to walk his children, especially his girls, down the aisle and he did it. I was surprised myself that we were able to find and experience the joy of the day.

  • Division I college hoops' first openly gay coach

    Published: Thu, Oct 8, 2015

    The lone openly gay coach in Division I college basketball is relieved his secret is finally out, Yahoo Sports reports. In an article published Thursday by USA Today, Bryant University assistant coach Chris Burns described the gradual process that led to him nervously standing in front of the entire team a few weeks ago and revealing his sexuality. Many players responded by hugging him and telling him they loved him, imbuing him with the confidence to share his story with the media. 

  • Fuller House: Meet Kimmy's Hot and Passionate Ex-Husband

    Published: Thu, Oct 8, 2015

    "Fuller House" has found Kimmy Gibbler's man - or rather, ex-man, TVGuide reports. Juan Pablo Di Pace has joined the Netflix series as Kimmy's (Andrea Barber) ex-husband Fernando, TVLine reports. Fernando is unflinching as he tries to win Kimmy back, despite the fact that his tendency to be "inappropriately passionate" is part of why they divorced. The two have a daughter named Ramona.

  • Netflix is raising the price of its main plan to $9.99 per month

    Published: Thu, Oct 8, 2015

    Netflix has announced that effective immediately, it's raising the price of its most popular plan to $9.99 per month, up from the previous monthly rate of $8.99, TheVerge.com reports. Existing customers don't have to worry about paying the higher subscription until October 2016, the company said. This plan allows two simultaneous streams for each customer and also includes high definition streaming; a cheaper non-HD $7.99/month plan will remain available. Netflix justifies the price jump by saying it's necessary to help the company "bring more great content to users."

  • Kevin McCarthy abruptly quits speaker race, leaving Republicans in disarray

    Published: Thu, Oct 8, 2015

    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy abruptly dropped out of the race for speaker Thursday, leaving the party in disarray as it struggles to find a leader who can unify its fractious House caucus, USA TODAY reports. House Republicans were expected to meet Thursday and by a comfortable majority nominate McCarthy to take over as speaker of the House when John Boehner vacates that post at the end of the month.

  • Matt Barnes: NBA looking into incident with Derek Fisher

    Published: Thu, Oct 8, 2015

    Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes says the NBA is investigating what happened with his former teammate, Knicks coach Derek Fisher, in California and called the incident a "personal matter" involving someone who was a good friend at one point, The Associated Press reports. Barnes spoke Thursday after the Grizzlies' morning shootaround.

  • 'Walking Dead' marches into Season 6

    Published: Thu, Oct 8, 2015

    There’s no rest for "The Walking Dead’s" weary. After last season closed with an agitated Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) killing a resident of the walled Alexandria Safe Zone, his band of survivors and the domesticated Alexandria residents regroup to face a giant zombie threat in the 90-minute Season 6 premiere (AMC, Sunday, 9 p.m. ET/PT), USA TODAY reports.