TAMPA—Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice implored Republicans to champion a "compassionate" immigration policy in her speech at the Republican National Convention Wednesday. "We must continue to welcome the world's most ambitious people to be a part of us. In that way we stay young and optimistic and determined," Rice said. "We need immigration laws [...]
NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Hurricane Isaac brought widespread flooding to the U.S. Gulf Coast on Wednesday, but elaborate defenses built to protect New Orleans after it was devastated by Hurricane Katrina seven years ago seemed to pass their first major test. The huge, slow moving weather system, downgraded to a tropical storm on Wednesday, dumped massive amounts of rain to test new levees and flood containment systems and officials were careful not to declare a premature victory. ...
A 100-year-old man backed his car on to a sidewalk and hit 11 people, including nine children, across from an elementary school in South Los Angeles just after classes had ended Wednesday, authorities said.
TAMPA--For Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, there seem to be no hard feelings about not being selected as Mitt Romney's running mate. "My name is Rob Portman, and they say I was on Governor Romney's short list of vice presidential candidates," Portman said. "Apparently, it wasn't short enough." Portman went on to praise the man who [...]
President Obama made a surprise appearance online on Wednesday, participating in a live chat on Reddit.com. "Hi, I'm Barack Obama, President of the United States," Obama wrote in a message on the site. "Ask me anything." The post prompted immediate skepticism about its authenticity, so the commander in tweet offered some proof, posting a message [...]
Secret Service detail leaves gun unattended on Romney's flight Wed,29 Aug 2012 05:38 PM PDT ABC OTUS News - TAMPA — A member of Mitt Romney's Secret Service detail was removed today from a campaign trip after she accidentally left her firearm unattended in the candidate's charter plane bathroom. The agent in question left a gun unattended in the bathroom of the plane during... Full Story
Reported by Tiffany Chao, M.D., ABC News Medical Unit: Reports of West Nile virus infection in the country now total 1,590, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday — an increase of more than 40 percent in one week alone. CDC officials...
Bomb from World War II detonated on purpose Wed,29 Aug 2012 03:41 PM PDT This is not a test. This is a video of an actual World War II-era, American-made bomb going off in the center of Munich, Germany. According to its description on YouTube, the explosive was discovered on Monday night by workers at the site of a building that was being demolished. Officials realized that the 550-pound [...] Full Story
TAMPA—Voters should consider "competence" over "cool" when deciding who to support for president in November, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani said Wednesday. Giuliani stopped by the media filing center near the Republican National Convention site, where he told reporters that voters "made a big mistake" by electing President Barack Obama in 2008. "If I [...]
NASA discovers first two-planet system orbiting twin suns Wed,29 Aug 2012 07:16 PM PDT It's been almost a year ago since we made our first discovery of an exoplanet orbiting two suns, prompting everyone to compare it to the planet Tattooine in the "Star Wars" universe. A handful of other planets orbiting two stars … Continue reading → Full Story
A hardware store clerk was sentenced Wednesday to 40 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to kidnapping, killing and dismembering a lost little boy, bringing an end to a gruesome crime that horrified a tight-knit Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn.
Can a speech by a woman, for women, draft female voters? Wed,29 Aug 2012 07:58 AM PDT Ann Romney took the stage at the Republican National Convention in Tampa Tuesday night, talking of nasty weather, and the clouds parted. She seemed to be sunshine itself. In a bespoke, belted, Oscar de la Renta shirtdress of fire-engine red—with a glorious blonde coif that will no doubt inspire salon requests—Romney looked like a pinup girl on a USO tour. A bombshell. At 63. She was fantastic. Full Story
EXCLUSIVE: 500-year-old Da Vinci sculpture unveiled Wed,29 Aug 2012 01:14 PM PDT A metal casting of a 504-year-old Leonardo da Vinci beeswax sculpture was unveiled to the world in a ceremony on Monday in Los Angeles. "Horse and Rider" is the only known three-dimensional piece of art created by Leonardo to still exist in the world and one of only about two dozen authenticated Leonardo works in [...] Full Story
In the best case scenario, a storm is never named. It putters out well before it reaches land, or if on land, it's just a lot of rain, a regular annoying damp day but nothing dangerous, definitely not a hurricane, and no one is any the wiser. That storm hasn't hurt even a flea, that we know of. Other times storms start small and rise to an occasion of terror, becoming quite powerful and doing dreadful things. Sometimes they do a little damage, and sometimes it's so much it takes many years of recovery. ...
NYC tops list of cities with 'most spoiled kids' Wed,29 Aug 2012 11:51 AM PDT New York City's borough of Manhattan tops a new list measuring which cities spend the most on their children. The data was compiled by Bundle, which compared spending habits on young children against the national average. Another New York City borough is also home to the second "most spoiled" location on the list, Brooklyn. Miami [...] Full Story