Grizzly bear charges at Alaskan tourists (Video) Tue,28 Feb 2012 05:05 PM PST The Sideshow - In the above video, a wild Grizzly bear suddenly charges at a group of Alaskan tourists. Thankfully, no one was hurt in the incident. The group of 10 tourists was visiting Katmai National Park and was taking part in what was billed as a safe viewing of the Grizzly bears in their natural habitat, according [...] Full Story
U.S. announces diplomatic breakthrough with North Korea Wed,29 Feb 2012 07:23 AM PST The Envoy - The United States announced a diplomatic breakthrough with North Korea Wednesday. Under an agreement reached in direct talks in Beijing last week, North Korea has agreed to allow the return of nuclear inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency, and has agreed to implement a moratorium on long-range missile tests, nuclear tests, and nuclear activities [...] Full Story
New Navy Railgun Tests Leading to Ship Superweapon by 2020 Tue,28 Feb 2012 12:10 PM PST LiveScience.com - The first weapon-scale prototype of a futuristic Navy railgun began undergoing firing tests last week, the next big step toward putting the electromagnetic superweapon on U.S. warships by 2020. The Navy envisions using railguns to destroy enemy ships, defend against enemy missiles, or bombard land targets in support of Marines hitting the beaches. Full Story
Investigators may have discovered earliest evidence of Christian iconography in Jerusalem Tue,28 Feb 2012 03:17 PM PST The Sideshow - Investigators using a robotic arm equipped with a remote-controlled camera have discovered what is being called the earliest evidence of Christian iconography in Jerusalem. The newly discovered ossuary carries a Greek inscription calling on God to "raise up" someone, which is being interpreted as an early reference to the biblical resurrection of Jesus. A second [...] Full Story
Mayan Light Beam Photo: Message from Gods, or iPhone Glitch? Tue,28 Feb 2012 06:54 AM PST LiveScience.com - When Hector Siliezar visited the ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza with his wife and kids in 2009, he snapped three iPhone photos of El Castillo, a pyramid that once served as a sacred temple to the Mayan god Kukulkan. A thunderstorm was brewing near the temple, and Siliezar was trying to capture lightning crackling dramatically over the ruins. Full Story
Davy Jones, the lead singer of the 1960s rock band The Monkees has died, according to TMZ. TMZ cited a Florida medical examiner's official who received a call from a Martin County, Fla. hospital today informing them that Jones had passed away. He was 66....
Romney wins pivotal Michigan primary as well as Arizona Tue,28 Feb 2012 06:03 PM PST The Ticket - DEARBORN, Mich.--Mitt Romney secured an important win Tuesday night over Rick Santorum in Michigan, in addition to handily winning Arizona one week before Super Tuesday. "We didn't win by a lot, but we won by enough, and that's all that counts," Romney told a crowd gathered at his victory party in Novi, Mich. In Michigan, [...] Full Story
Lumber, boats and other debris ripped from Japanese coastal towns by tsunamis last year have spread across some 3,000 miles (4,828 kilometers) of the northern Pacific, where they could wash ashore on the U.S. west coast as early as a year from now.
Battered and bruised, Mitt Romney is limping toward the GOP nomination Wed,29 Feb 2012 04:36 AM PST The Ticket - It wasn't supposed to be this hard. As the Romney campaign chieftains looked at the path to the Republican nomination last year, they never envisioned a struggle to win the candidate's home state of Michigan. However, a battle plan and the realities of war are rarely in concert with one another. Few successful presidential nominees [...] Full Story
U.S. pushes back on pressure to assert more hawkish stance on Iran Wed,29 Feb 2012 09:01 AM PST The Envoy - The Obama White House vigorously defended its tough policy toward Iran Tuesday, saying it saw no need to issue more hawkish threats and new "red lines" when the President addresses the pro-Israel lobby group AIPAC this weekend and meets with visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House Monday. "We are committed, as [...] Full Story
Police demote Arizona cop over Obama image on t-shirt Tue,28 Feb 2012 06:15 PM PST Reuters - PHOENIX (Reuters) - An Arizona police sergeant who posted a photo on his Facebook account showing youths with guns posing with an apparently bullet-ridden t-shirt with a picture of President Obama on it has been demoted, authorities said on Tuesday. Patrick Shearer, a 25-year-veteran of the Peoria, Arizona, police department, will be dropped in rank to officer and receive a two-week unpaid suspension for the incident that sparked a U.S. Secret Service investigation, Police Chief Roy Minter said. ... Full Story
Arizona executed an inmate Wednesday for killing and dismembering his adoptive mother while he was out of prison on furlough for another crime, despite a spate of last-minute appeals over his mental disabilities and how the state has changed and violated its own execution protocol.
A powerful storm system that produced multiple reports of tornadoes lashed the Midwest early Wednesday, roughing up the country music resort city of Branson and laying waste to small towns in Illinois and Kansas. At least nine people were killed.
People Aren't Smart Enough for Democracy to Flourish, Scientists Say Tue,28 Feb 2012 10:56 AM PST LiveScience.com - The democratic process relies on the assumption that citizens (the majority of them, at least) can recognize the best political candidate, or best policy idea, when they see it. But a growing body of research has revealed an unfortunate aspect of the human psyche that would seem to disprove this notion, and imply instead that democratic elections produce mediocre leadership and policies. Full Story
Have the Republicans Already Lost? Wed,29 Feb 2012 11:23 AM PST Power Players - Top Line Yes, it's only February. Eight months from election day. And so it's true that it is ridiculous to suggest this race is really over. But as of this moment, it does not look good for the Republican party caught up in a messy primary battle that often looks more like a circular firing [...] Full Story
Wyoming narrowly defeats measure to prepare for apocalypse Tue,28 Feb 2012 05:31 PM PST Reuters - CODY, Wyoming (Reuters) - In a sign of rising consumer confidence prevailing over go-it-alone pessimism in the Cowboy State, Wyoming lawmakers on Tuesday narrowly defeated a "doomsday bill" to help the state prepare for a total collapse of the U.S. government and economy. The bill, rejected on a 30-27 vote by the state House of Representatives, would have allocated $16,000 for a panel of legislators and emergency managers to study various measures, including a new state-issued currency, for handling a range of apocalyptic scenarios. ... Full Story
Coach who chased Ohio shooter doesn't feel like a hero Tue,28 Feb 2012 07:19 PM PST Reuters - CHARDON, Ohio (Reuters) - "Hey!" yelled Coach Frank Hall when a student gunman opened fire on classmates in the Chardon, Ohio high school cafeteria on Monday. The startled shooter retreated, with the hulking football coach giving chase, in an act of bravery that may have saved lives. No one in Chardon was surprised that the 6-feet, 2-inch, 300 pound Hall, a religious man who has adopted four children, disregarded his own safety to protect the kids. "I hit the ground and heard Mr. Hall yell 'hey' at the shooter. I saw the shooter turn toward Mr. Hall and he ran out. Mr. ... Full Story
Web Upset Over Fine Woman Ordered to Pay for Faking Cancer Wed,29 Feb 2012 08:59 AM PST Trending Now - "Like" us on Facebook.com/TrendingNow and follow us on Twitter @YahooTrending. People do not like to be misled, especially by people who make fraudulent claims to get money. A woman in Virginia is accused of pretending to have ovarian cancer so she could deceive people into giving her money. Martha Ann Nicholas, a 42-year-old mother of two, pleaded [...] Full Story
China to soften its one-child policy slogans, but not the law itself Tue,28 Feb 2012 12:07 PM PST The Sideshow - The Chinese government isn't getting rid of its one-child policy currently in place. It's just making it sound better. China's communist party newspaper, People's Daily, reports that the government will revamp its abrasive-sounding slogans surrounding the policy. People's Daily cites several examples of "harsh slogans," including those "which sometimes even threaten criminal acts." The newly [...] Full Story
As Michigan Republicans headed to the polls Tuesday morning, President Obama delivered an aggressive defense of the bailout of the auto industry and his presidency in general, harshly criticizing GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney – though he never mentioned him by name. "I've got to admit,...
It's no secret that Khloe Kardashian and Kris Humphries aren't the best of friends (the tense animosity between the reality beauty and her soon-to-be-former brother-in-law was palpable on all of the Kardashians' reality shows), and Khloe says her relationship with Kris got off on a bad foot right from the start.
NYC's LowLine underground park raises cash on Kickstarter Wed,29 Feb 2012 08:57 AM PST The Sideshow - A group of New Yorkers, inspired by the transformation of an abandoned railway on the west side of Manhattan into the High Line urban park, are hoping to do something similar on the Lower East Side -- only this time, underground. Nicknaming their project LowLine, organizers at the Delancey Underground want to turn an abandoned trolley [...] Full Story
Deadly twisters strike Midwest, South (Video) Wed,29 Feb 2012 10:36 AM PST The Lookout - At least 13 people are reported dead after a series of tornadoes blazed through towns in Kansas, Illinois, Kentucky and Missouri Tuesday night. The town of Harrisburg, Illinois is nearly leveled, with at least 10 killed, according to the AP. Below, watch nighttime footage of a funnel cloud touching down near Hutchinson, Kansas: And here's footage of [...] Full Story
Soaring Gas Prices Produce Business Winners — and Losers Tue,28 Feb 2012 01:08 PM PST Daniel Gross - Every economic development produces winners and losers. A trend that is a kiss of death for some businesses may prove to be the gift of life for others. That's certainly the case with the recent rise in the price of oil, which was pushing $107 per barrel on Tuesday. Winners The oil complex. ExxonMobil may [...] Full Story
Incompetent People Too Ignorant to Know It Mon,27 Feb 2012 10:20 AM PST LiveScience.com - A growing body of psychology research shows that incompetence deprives people of the ability to recognize their own incompetence. To put it bluntly, dumb people are too dumb to know it. Similarly, unfunny people don't have a good enough sense of humor to tell. Full Story
What Pinterest Can Do That Facebook Can't Wed,29 Feb 2012 10:29 AM PST Upgrade Your Life - Imagine walking into a 14-year old girl's bedroom — what would you see on the walls? Probably pictures torn from magazines, drawings, maybe inspirational quotes. Transform that visual collage into a social media site, and you have Pinterest. The site has taken off since its 2011 launch, with nearly 12 million unique visitors in January, 2012, [...] Full Story
Energy Secretary Chu Admits Administration OK with High Gas Prices Wed,29 Feb 2012 11:39 AM PST Yahoo! Contributor Network - COMMENTARY | President Barack Obama's Secretary of Energy Stephen Chu uttered the kind of Washington gaffe that consists of telling the truth when inconvenient. According to Politico, Chu admitted to a House committee that the administration is not interested in lowering gas prices. Full Story