Frog relaxes, world goes wild (VIDEO) Thu,26 Apr 2012 02:13 PM PDT The Sideshow - Frogs have a reputation for being kinetic creatures. Hoping from lily pad to lily pad, searching for flies. But sometimes, an amphibian just needs to relax. [ Related: Purina Animal All Stars ] Take this at-ease froggy, for example. She was caught on video while sitting on the edge of a deck, long legs hanging [...] Full Story
It turns out that tearing through the atmosphere at 20 times the speed of sound is bad for the skin, even if you're a super high-tech aircraft developed by the government's best engineers at its far-out research agency. DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency,...
Van plunges more than 50 feet from highway near Bronx Zoo, killing 7, police say Sun,29 Apr 2012 11:02 AM PDT The Lookout - A van flew off an elevated portion of New York's Bronx River Parkway Sunday afternoon, falling more than 50 feet before landing in a horrific crash that left seven people dead, multiple news outlets reported. The accident, near the Bronx Zoo, happened at about 12:30 p.m. local time, authorities said. It's not clear what caused [...] Full Story
5 Mind-Bending Facts About Dreams Sat,28 Apr 2012 07:50 AM PDT LiveScience.com - When your head hits the pillow, for many it's lights out for the conscious part of you. But the cells firing in your brain are very much awake, sparking enough energy to produce the sometimes vivid and sometimes downright haunted dreams that take place during the rapid-eye-movement stage of your sleep. Full Story
FOUNTAIN HILLS, Arizona (Reuters) - As many as 200 activists, some chanting "go Joe, go Joe," rallied in Arizona on Saturday to support Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who is facing a federal racial-profiling probe for his police sweeps against illegal immigrants. "Sheriff Joe is one of the very few guys who will enforce the immigration laws across this nation," said Randy Hatch, who used a megaphone to rally supporters of Arpaio at a park in this northeast Phoenix valley city. ...
Once a tense rivalry, the relationship between President Barack Obama and Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton has evolved into a genuine political and policy partnership. Both sides have a strong incentive in making the alliance work, especially in an election year.
White House Correspondents' Dinner: The party Twitter loves to hate Sun,29 Apr 2012 11:29 AM PDT The Cutline - Generally speaking, there are two kinds of people in this world: those who get invited to the White House Correspondents' Association dinner--the annual gathering of celebrities, politicians and media in Washington--and those who do not. Those who get invited to so-called "nerd prom" get drunk, get starstruck, and get on Twitter to post photos of [...] Full Story
WHCD: President Obama, Jimmy Kimmel roast Secret Service, Washington elite, each other Sat,28 Apr 2012 07:54 PM PDT The Ticket - WASHINGTON, D.C.--Jimmy Kimmel and President Obama skewered the Secret Service, Washington's political and media elite--and each other--at the 98th White House Correspondents' Association dinner on Saturday night at the Washington Hilton. And it seemed no one at the annual gathering of media, celebrities and politicians was off limits. During his speech, Obama took a jab [...] Full Story
The former head of Israel's Shin Bet security agency has accused the country's political leaders of exaggerating the effectiveness of a possible military attack on Iran, in a striking indication of Israel's turmoil over how to deal with the Iranian nuclear program.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama poked fun at his likely presidential rival Mitt Romney and Republican opponents in Congress on Saturday night, including a dig at Romney's treatment of a pet dog, at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner. The black-tie dinner, informally billed as the "nerd prom," is the biggest social event of the year for Washington media and gives presidents a chance to show a lighter side. "I'm not going to attack any of the Republican candidates. ...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Al Qaeda's core organization is likely incapable of carrying out another mass-casualty attack on the scale of September 11, 2001, U.S. intelligence and counterterrorism officials said on Friday. U.S. government experts also believe that the likelihood of an attack using chemical, biological, atomic or radiological weapons over the next year was not high, said Robert Cardillo, deputy director of U.S. National Intelligence. Cardillo and other U.S. ...
Maher: Obama 'the first black president of the racist states of America' Sat,28 Apr 2012 09:04 AM PDT The Daily Caller - On his Friday program, HBO's "Real Time" host Bill Maher called President Barack Obama "the first black president of the racist states of America," while criticizing a line regularly used by former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney while on the campaign trail: "If people think there's something wrong with being successful in America, then they'd better vote for the other guy." Full Story
Peter Keller spent eight years carving his hole in the side of the mountain, camouflaging the rugged underground bunker with ferns and sticks and stocking it with a generator and ammunition boxes sealed in Ziploc bags. Suspected in the deaths of his wife, daughter and pets last weekend, he headed there prepared for the long haul with high-powered rifles, scope and body armor.
Parents' Bucket List for Dying Baby Girl Goes Viral Fri,27 Apr 2012 11:01 AM PDT ABC News Blogs - On Good Friday at around 3:30 p.m., Laura and Mike Canahuati of Houston got a call from a neurologist confirming their worst fear. The tests results showed their 5-month old daughter Avery has a rare and incurable genetic disorder. Avery was diagnosed with spinal muscular... Full Story
Andrew Young first saw John Edwards speak at an oceanfront hotel in 1998. He was captivated by the U.S. Senate candidate's speech and told his future wife Edwards was going to be president someday — and he was going to work for him.
The next James Bond movie, "Skyfall," promises the usual action, exotic locations, scheming villains and beautiful women. For fans of the original novels by Ian Fleming, there's more: a journey into the troubled psyche of the iconic spy.
Campaigning for the 'Cool' Vote Thu,26 Apr 2012 01:02 PM PDT Power Players - The Bottom Line President Barack Obama may be hipper than Mitt Romney but will it make a difference on election day? That's the question we are tackling today on The Bottom Line. Here's why we're doing it. It was that Obama slow-jam on Jimmy Fallon. It's buzzing around everywhere. It got boffo ratings, went viral [...] Full Story
Okla. Blind Dog Gets New Life with Canine Pal Fri,27 Apr 2012 11:53 AM PDT ABC News Blogs - Putting two dogs of different breeds and from different backgrounds together in a confined space will usually end up in a lot of bark and likely some bite. Rarely does that pairing end up in the two pooches becoming an inseparable pair. That latter, more... Full Story
When deadly twisters chewed through the South and Midwest in 2011, thousands of people in the killers' paths had nowhere to hide. Now many of those families are taking an unusual extra step to be ready next time: adding tornado shelters to their homes.
Atheist Attacks on Community Landmarks Are Disgraceful Fri,27 Apr 2012 03:07 PM PDT Yahoo! Contributor Network - COMMENTARY | Atheists do not like crosses on public spaces and often disrupt communities to force removal of the symbols. Occasional headlines prompted by atheist protests are not uncommon. A flurry of atheist activity illustrates an alarming trend of attacks on long-standing landmarks. Crosses positioned on public land are no more intrusive than the "In God We Trust" found on American currency. It is past time for the political correctness pendulum to swing back into a position of reasonableness. Full Story
Y! Big Story: What the brain tells us Fri,27 Apr 2012 05:05 PM PDT Trending Now - In the past 20 years, neuroscience, buoyed by advances in imaging technology—namely, functional magnetic resonance imaging or fMRI—has been giving us a cranial roadmap into our behavior, extreme and otherwise. As the technology keeps improving at a dramatic pace, so can the development of treatments for diseases, some of which couldn't even be diagnosed until [...] Full Story
'Real life Barbie' stirs debate over cosmetic surgery Fri,27 Apr 2012 08:59 AM PDT The Sideshow - A recent article about 21-year-old Ukrainian model Valeria Lukyanova has caused an uproar across the Internet, as people debate whether or not the "real life Barbie" achieved her appearance through cosmetic surgery. It has also stoked a larger debate over whether or not excessive pressure is placed on young women by the media and popular [...] Full Story
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After months of casting Republican Mitt Romney as someone who often changes positions for political convenience, President Barack Obama's campaign is calling Romney a far-right conservative - a contradictory set of messages that essentially invites voters to decide what they don't like about Romney. And Romney, who has built his campaign around declaring Obama a failure - particularly on the economy - began sounding a more positive note this week, offering hints about his vision for governing if he defeats the Democratic president in the November 6 election. ...
High winds swept through a beer tent where 200 people gathered after a Cardinals game Saturday, killing one and seriously injuring five others. But the owner of the St. Louis bar that hosted the crowd said it was lightning — not wind — that killed the patron.
Obama Warns Women That Romney, GOP Will 'Close Doors of Opportunity' Fri,27 Apr 2012 04:10 PM PDT ABC OTUS News - President Obama warned women voters today that Republicans in Congress and presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney want to "close doors of opportunity we thought we'd kicked open a long time ago." "This is a party that prides itself in being rabidly anti-regulation. These are... Full Story
L.A. riots: Good Samaritan remembers his scary truck-driver rescue Sat,28 Apr 2012 03:52 AM PDT The Lookout - In one of the most disturbing images from the Los Angeles riots, six black assailants dragged Reginald Denny, a 33-year-old truck driver, out of his truck in South Los Angeles and bashed his head in with a brick. A television chopper broadcast the violence live. The attack happened shortly after not-guilty verdicts were handed down [...] Full Story
St. Louis (Reuters) - One person was killed and dozens injured on Saturday when a thunderstorm packing high winds blew down a beer tent on to baseball fans celebrating after a St. Louis Cardinals' game, police said. Several of those hurt were listed in critical condition at area hospitals, officer Sherri Bruns of the St. Louis Police Department told Reuters. The person killed was identified only as a male and the exact cause of his death was not immediately clear. A spokesman for Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. ...