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  • Principal: High School Students Suspended Indefinitely For Displaying Confederate Flag

    Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Two Long Island high school students have been suspended for allegedly bringing a Confederate flag to school. Brother Gary Cregan, principal of St. Anthony’s High School in South Huntington, said the two seniors walked in with a Confederate flag draped around their shoulders during an after-hours sporting event at the school. As CBS 2′s Kathryn Brown reported, there is outrage and disgust on Long Island.

  • Oklahoma teen mom accused of holding pillow over toddler's face

    By KENDRICK MARSHALL, TULSA WORLD | Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    A woman was jailed Tuesday after she was reportedly seen abusing her toddler at a Tulsa hotel. Stormy Faye Jones, 19, was spotted holding a pillow over the face over her 2-year-old son inside a room at the Extended Stay Hotel, at 8525 E. 41st St., about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to an arrest report. The witness reported to police that Jones yelled expletives at the child, whose "face was red when the pillow was removed," the report stated.

  • Obama statement on immigration sets stage for executive action

    Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    President Obama on Wednesday called on the House to "listen to the will of the American people" and vote on Senate-passed immigration legislation, something the White House knows is unlikely to happen as long as Republicans are deeply divided on the issue.

  • Louisiana House votes to keep unconstitutional anti-sodomy law on the books

    Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    The Louisiana House of Representatives rejected legislation, on Tuesday, that would remove the state's symbolic ban on certain kinds of sodomy. The bill failed by a wide margin on a vote of 27-67, with 11 members not voting. Louisiana's anti-sodomy law was overturned and declared unconstitutional in 2003, with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling such state statutes could not be enforced.

  • This Awesome Interactive Map Shows The Most Popular Music in America

    Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    The latest data visualization of Americans’ music preferences is a heat map that plays different types of music as it shows which parts of the country like particular genres the most. The rock and oldies, blues, folk, rock, punk, metal and rap & hip-hop genres seem to have the most universal appeal, according to “The All-American Music Map."

  • Senate clears path for corporate tax giveaways

    Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Congress isn’t great at getting things done. But when it comes to a host of tax breaks—ones that tend to benefit big businesses and wealthy individuals—it always manages to find a way. When the Senate comes back after its April recess, it’s slated to take up legislation that would extend $85 billion in tax breaks that would benefit everyone from NASCAR track owners and Hollywood studios to corporate multinationals.

  • KFC brings back the Double Down

    Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Back in 2010 it was hard to escape news of the KFC Double Down. From The Colbert Report to YouTube to USA TODAY, consumers were endlessly intrigued by a bacon 'n' cheese sandwich that used two fried chicken filets instead of a bun. For those who didn't get to sample the meaty menu item, KFC is offering one more chance: Starting April 21, the Double Down will return to the fast-food chain. You heard it here first. Once again, the sandwich will be available for a limited time, according to USA TODAY.

  • A Man Rode A Boris Bike Along The Sheer Edge Of London Bridge

    Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    So a man rode a Boris bike along the edge of London Bridge during last Friday’s morning rush hour, according to BuzzFeed. London Bridge stands about 29 feet (almost 9 metres) above the river Thames. The rail the man was cycling across is only a few inches wide.

  • Tennessee coach leaves amid toxic dysfunction

    Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    It is time to test the Tennessee River water that flows past Knoxville, according to Yahoo Sports. Test it for toxic levels of dysfunction. There is something in the water, or the soil – or, most likely, the people – at the University of Tennessee that has turned the athletic department into a transient, turmoil-ridden place. Basketball coach Cuonzo Martin’s departure Tuesday for California is just the latest huh? moment for a school that has been buffeted by them in recent years.

  • Should Schools Introduce Dress Codes for Parents?

    Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    If you’re a busy parent who brings your child to school each morning, you probably don't give much thought to what you throw on before heading out the door. But if your kid goes to school in Florida, you might soon have to ditch those yoga pants and starting dressing up for the drop-off, according to Yahoo Shine. One Florida school board member is proposing a dress code for parents in order to set a good example for students. According to a story published recently in the Sun Sentinel, Broward County Public Schools board member Rosalind Osgood broached the topic during a recent school board meeting, citing as an example fathers who pick their children up wearing saggy pants at Boyd Anderson High School in her district. (She notes that students at that school are banned from wearing saggy pants.)

  • Study: Dangers for casual pot smokers

    Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Young, casual marijuana smokers experience potentially harmful changes to their brains, with the drug altering regions of the mind related to motivation and emotion, according to Reuters. A new study to be published on Wednesday in the Journal of Neuroscience differs from many other pot-related research projects that are focused on chronic, heavy users of cannabis. The collaborative effort between Northwestern University's medical school, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School showed a direct correlation between the number of times users smoked and abnormalities in the brain, Reuters reports.

  • Teen sacrificed life to save other students

    Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Ismael Jimenez, a teenager who was killed in last week's bus crash in California, died a hero, according to Yahoo News. The 18-year-old high school student perished while helping save fellow passengers after a FedEx truck crashed into the bus they were riding on a highway near Orland, Calif., according to officials from Jimenez's high school. Four other students, three adults and both the bus and FedEx drivers died in the crash.

  • Seahawks running back Christine Michael takes girl with autism to her prom

    Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    A couple months after being part of a Seahawks team that won a Super Bowl, Christine Michael couldn't have looked any happier dancing at a high school prom, according to Yahoo Sports. His date, Taylor Kirkwood, looked even happier. Kirkwood, from Houston, is autistic and suffered from scoliosis until surgery a couple years ago. Michael, a former running back at Texas A&M, was a friend of the family and gladly accepted an invitation to be Kirkwood's prom date, according to a story on Click2Houston.com.

  • Could Blake Griffin's technicals hand the Thunder the No. 2 seed?

    staff reports | Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Blake Griffin might have made one decision unnecessary for Clippers Coach Doc Rivers. Griffin picked up his 16th technical foul of the season Tuesday night in a 117-105 win over the Denver Nuggets. NBA rules say that a player who picks up 16 techs will be suspended for one game, meaning Griffin would be forced to sit out against Portland tonight (unless his technical foul is rescinded). Griffin sitting out tonight, along with Clippers coach Doc Rivers deciding to rest guard J.J. Redick, could hand the Thunder the No. 2 seed in the West. In order to get the No. 2 seed, the Clippers have to beat the Blazers and have the Thunder lose to the Detroit Pistons tonight. That doesn't seem likely with Griffin on the bench. Fox Sports West's Jovan Buha reported that neither Griffin nor Redick will make the trip to Portland tonight, and Chris Paul might not travel either.

  • Jenny McCarthy engaged to Donnie Wahlberg

    Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    "The View" co-host Jenny McCarthy is engaged to Donnie Wahlberg, ABC News reports. The 41-year-old announced the news on the show this morning, jumping up and down in joy before a TV audience. She recounted how the former New Kids on the Block member involved her 11-year-old son Evan in the proposal.

  • RedHawks OF George Springer gets called up by Houston Astros

    Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    With their major league offense struggling mightily, the Houston Astros have decided to call up Oklahoma City RedHawks outfielder George Springer late Tuesday night. Springer started the season on a tear for the Triple-A RedHawks, hitting .353 with four doubles, three home runs, nine RBIs and a .459 on-base percentage in 13 games. The 24-year-old went 3-for-4 with a grand slam and four runs scored for the RedHawks Tuesday in a 11-9 win over the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. Springer is expected to join the Astros (5-9) on game 2 of their homestand today against the Kansas City Royals (5-7).

  • Hundreds of earthquakes strike central Idaho, rattling nerves

    Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Hundreds of low-level and medium-sized earthquakes have struck central Idaho since last month, puzzling geologists who wonder whether the ruptures portend a much larger temblor to come or are merely the rumblings of a seismic fault previously thought to be dormant, Reuters reports. The recent earthquake swarm, beginning on March 24 and climaxed by a 4.9 magnitude tremor on Saturday, has produced no reports of injuries or severe damage but has rattled nerves in a region where Idaho's most powerful known quake, measured at 6.9, killed two children in 1983.

  • VIDEO: 3-year-old gets stuck inside claw crane vending machine

    Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    A child is safe after climbing into and getting stuck inside a claw crane machine at a bowling alley Monday night, reports KETV. Lincoln police said it started with a mom frantically searching for her 3-year-old boy at her apartment around 5:30 p.m. She called police immediately. Across the street, patrons at a nearby bowling alley made the startling discovery -- a little boy sitting with stuffed animals inside the machine.

  • KOCO: Neighbors post 'no hooking zone' sign near 40th and S Robinson

    Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    A billboard has declared the area near 40th Street and Robinson Avenue a “no-hooking zone,” reports KOCO. Last week, the billboard appeared that reads “This is a no hooking zone.” Brian Bates of JohnTV said he started getting ...

  • Miley Cyrus hospitalized, cancels Kansas City concert

    Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Miley Cyrus was forced to cancel her show Tuesday night at the Sprint Center in Kansas City after being hospitalized for an allergic reaction to some medication, reports Entertainment Weekly. Cyrus took to Twitter to apologize to fans and show a picture of her recovering in her hospital bed.