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  • Men Ordered To Pay Up For Killing Birds

    Men Ordered To Pay Up For Killing Birds

    Sunday, August 31 2014 3:38 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:38:36 GMT
    A Jasper County hunting preserve is paying $250,000 in restitution after three of its employees pleaded guilty to illegally trapping and killing hawks and owls to improve quail hunting on the property. U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles announced Friday that Mackay Point Plantation's general manager, hunting dog trainer and heavy equipment handler have been sentenced to six months of probation, community service, and a one-year ban on trapping. The $250,000 to be paid by the private plantation will b...
    A Jasper County hunting preserve is paying $250,000 in restitution after three of its employees pleaded guilty to illegally trapping and killing hawks and owls to improve quail hunting on the property. U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles announced Friday that Mackay Point Plantation's general manager, hunting dog trainer and heavy equipment handler have been sentenced to six months of probation, community service, and a one-year ban on trapping. The $250,000 to be paid by the private plantation will b...
  • Casket Used To Hide Drugs

    Casket Used To Hide Drugs

    Sunday, August 31 2014 3:36 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:36:53 GMT
    A middle Georgia sheriff says two inmates visiting a Macon funeral home tried to return to jail with drugs and other contraband that had been hidden inside their grandmother's casket. WMAZ-TV reports Bibb County deputies found marijuana, tobacco, a lighter and a cellphone on inmates Henry Ison Rouse and Nekoase Antwan Vinson after they attended a visitation for their dead grandmother Thursday. They wore handcuffs and were escorted by guards. Bibb County Sheriff David Davis says deputies suspe...
    A middle Georgia sheriff says two inmates visiting a Macon funeral home tried to return to jail with drugs and other contraband that had been hidden inside their grandmother's casket. WMAZ-TV reports Bibb County deputies found marijuana, tobacco, a lighter and a cellphone on inmates Henry Ison Rouse and Nekoase Antwan Vinson after they attended a visitation for their dead grandmother Thursday. They wore handcuffs and were escorted by guards. Bibb County Sheriff David Davis says deputies suspe...
  • Fewer Lane Closures For Your Labor Day On The Road

    Fewer Lane Closures For Your Labor Day On The Road

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:40 PM EDT2014-08-29 01:40:25 GMT
    Road Work graphicRoad Work graphic
    Georgia transportation officials plan to suspend many construction-related lane closures for the upcoming holiday weekend. The Georgia Department of Transportation will suspend the lane closures from noon Friday through 5 a.m. Tuesday on interstates and other major state routes by holiday and tourist attractions. The agency generally restricts lane closures during big holidays to alleviate increased traffic. That doesn't include necessary emergency lane closures. Transportation officials say ...
    Georgia transportation officials plan to suspend many construction-related lane closures for the upcoming holiday weekend. The Georgia Department of Transportation will suspend the lane closures from noon Friday through 5 a.m. Tuesday on interstates and other major state routes by holiday and tourist attractions. The agency generally restricts lane closures during big holidays to alleviate increased traffic. That doesn't include necessary emergency lane closures. Transportation officials say ...
  • Red Hot Donation To Help Children With Cancer

    Red Hot Donation To Help Children With Cancer

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:35 PM EDT2014-08-29 01:35:13 GMT
    A concert leads to big payday for pediatric cancer. Augusta band Johnny Hensley and the Red Hots played at the Imperial Theater last month to benefit a local charity. Thursday, the lead singer presented a check to Press On for more than ten-thousand-dollars.The Press On Fund, is pushing for a pediatric cancer research center in Augusta.The organization has raised more than two-million-dollars to help young cancer patients.
    A concert leads to big payday for pediatric cancer. Augusta band Johnny Hensley and the Red Hots played at the Imperial Theater last month to benefit a local charity. Thursday, the lead singer presented a check to Press On for more than ten-thousand-dollars.The Press On Fund, is pushing for a pediatric cancer research center in Augusta.The organization has raised more than two-million-dollars to help young cancer patients.
  • Joan Rivers In Critical Condition At New York City Hospital

    Joan Rivers In Critical Condition At New York City Hospital

    Thursday, August 28 2014 2:18 PM EDT2014-08-28 18:18:14 GMT
    Photo of Joan Rivers (Credit: ABC News)Photo of Joan Rivers (Credit: ABC News)
    Joan Rivers has been rushed to a New York City hospital in critical condition after an emergency call that she was in cardiac arrest, according to a law enforcement source.
    Joan Rivers has been rushed to a New York City hospital in critical condition after an emergency call that she was in cardiac arrest, according to a law enforcement source.
  • "Hello Kitty" Outed As Not Being A Cat

    "Hello Kitty" Outed As Not Being A Cat

    Thursday, August 28 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-08-28 17:26:07 GMT
    Photo of a "Hello Kitty" display (Credit: CNN)Photo of a "Hello Kitty" display (Credit: CNN)
    Globally popular children's character "Hello Kitty" turns 40 this year -- and with that birthday comes a surprise revelation.
    Globally popular children's character "Hello Kitty" turns 40 this year -- and with that birthday comes a surprise revelation.
  • PHOTOS: Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor Marries Nurse He Met During Recovery

    PHOTOS: Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor Marries Nurse He Met During Recovery

    Thursday, August 28 2014 12:38 PM EDT2014-08-28 16:38:52 GMT
    PHOTO: Boston Marathon bombing survivor James Costello weds nurse he met during recovery (ABC News/Prudente Photography)PHOTO: Boston Marathon bombing survivor James Costello weds nurse he met during recovery (ABC News/Prudente Photography)
    The Boston Marathon bombing survivor whose photo of him staggering away from the aftermath of the explosion, with his clothes shredded, became an iconic photo of that tragic day was married to a nurse who helped him recover from his injuries.
    The Boston Marathon bombing survivor whose photo of him staggering away from the aftermath of the explosion, with his clothes shredded, became an iconic photo of that tragic day was married to a nurse who helped him recover from his injuries.
  • Thousands Of Wasps Found Nesting In Home And Devouring Bed

    Thousands Of Wasps Found Nesting In Home And Devouring Bed

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:30 AM EDT2014-08-28 14:30:21 GMT
    5,000 wasps swarming in a UK bedroom (Credit: ABC News/John Birkett of Longwood Services Pest Control)5,000 wasps swarming in a UK bedroom (Credit: ABC News/John Birkett of Longwood Services Pest Control)
    A home in the U.K. was invaded by a monstrous colony of wasps, and the infestation was like a scene out of a 1960s Hitchcock movie, a local pest controller said.
    A home in the U.K. was invaded by a monstrous colony of wasps, and the infestation was like a scene out of a 1960s Hitchcock movie, a local pest controller said.
  • Man Accidentally Killed By Girl At Shooting Range From Greenville

    Man Accidentally Killed By Girl At Shooting Range From Greenville

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:06 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:06:11 GMT
    A 9-year-old girl accidentally killed a shooting instructor in Arizona as he was showing her how to use an automatic Uzi, authorities say.
    A 9-year-old girl accidentally killed a shooting instructor in Arizona as he was showing her how to use an automatic Uzi, authorities say.
  • Civil War Soldier Will Receive Medal Of Honor 151 Years After His Death

    Civil War Soldier Will Receive Medal Of Honor 151 Years After His Death

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:19 PM EDT2014-08-27 21:19:13 GMT
    Photo of Lieutenant Alonzo H. Cushing, who will be awarded the Medal of Honor 151 years after his death during the Battle of Gettysburg (Credit: U.S. Military Academy at West Point)Photo of Lieutenant Alonzo H. Cushing, who will be awarded the Medal of Honor 151 years after his death during the Battle of Gettysburg (Credit: U.S. Military Academy at West Point)
    A Civil War soldier is to be honored with the nation's highest military decoration 151 years after his death.
    A Civil War soldier is to be honored with the nation's highest military decoration 151 years after his death.
  • 911 operator refuses to send help for baby trapped in hot car

    911 operator refuses to send help for baby trapped in hot car

    On a day when temperatures were over 96 degrees, a mom left her baby inside the car for a second when he suddenly locked the doors. After calling 911, the mom was stunned at what the dispatcher told her.
    On a day when temperatures were over 96 degrees, a mom left her baby inside the car for a second when he suddenly locked the doors. After calling 911, the mom was stunned at what the dispatcher told her.
  • NC State students develop nail polish to battle date rape

    NC State students develop nail polish to battle date rape

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:31:05 GMT
    Four N.C. State students teamed up to invent a nail polish that changes color when it comes in contact with date-rape drugs.
    Four N.C. State students teamed up to invent a nail polish that changes color when it comes in contact with date-rape drugs.
  • Remember Netscape's Internet Browser? Class Of 1018 Doesn't

    Remember Netscape's Internet Browser? Class Of 1018 Doesn't

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 1:44 PM EDT2014-08-26 17:44:08 GMT
    Beloit College Mindset List graphicBeloit College Mindset List graphic
    Here's a look at a few of the landmark events that took place around 1996, the year most college class of 2018 students were born.
    Here's a look at a few of the landmark events that took place around 1996, the year most college class of 2018 students were born.
  • PHOTOS: National Dog Day 2014

    PHOTOS: National Dog Day 2014

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:31 AM EDT2014-08-26 15:31:41 GMT
    This is Cane, and he was rescued from Hurricane Ike.This is Cane, and he was rescued from Hurricane Ike.
    Did you know that August 26th is a special day for dog owners?That's right, it is National Dog Day, which is a day to celebrate man's best friend and encourage people to adopt a dog.Take a look at the pooches in our photo gallery above.
    Did you know that August 26th is a special day for dog owners?That's right, it is National Dog Day, which is a day to celebrate man's best friend and encourage people to adopt a dog.Take a look at the pooches in our photo gallery above.
  • Rare Lobster Caught Over The Weekend

    Rare Lobster Caught Over The Weekend

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:36 AM EDT2014-08-26 14:36:34 GMT
    Photo of a blue lobster caught Saturday, August 23rd off the coast of Maine (Photo Credit: Miss Meghan Lobster Catch Company's Facebook page)Photo of a blue lobster caught Saturday, August 23rd off the coast of Maine (Photo Credit: Miss Meghan Lobster Catch Company's Facebook page)
    A blue lobster was caught off the coast of Maine over the weekend – a 1 in 2 million find.
    A blue lobster was caught off the coast of Maine over the weekend – a 1 in 2 million find.
  • Gino Vannelli To Perform In Augusta October 2nd

    Gino Vannelli To Perform In Augusta October 2nd

    Monday, August 25 2014 11:47 PM EDT2014-08-26 03:47:13 GMT
    Gino Vannelli concert set for Oct. 2nd in Augusta, GAGino Vannelli concert set for Oct. 2nd in Augusta, GA
    Gino is coming to town! Yes indeed, the one and only Gino is coming to the Columbia Co. Exhibition Center Thursday, October 2nd.
    Gino is coming to town! Yes indeed, the one and only Gino is coming to the Columbia Co. Exhibition Center Thursday, October 2nd.
  • VIDEO: Mamma crocodile moves babies from nest

    VIDEO: Mamma crocodile moves babies from nest

    Monday, August 25 2014 7:09 PM EDT2014-08-25 23:09:47 GMT
    The CrocDocs YouTube imageThe CrocDocs YouTube image
    University of Florida researchers recorded some amazing close up video of a mother crocodile moving her babies from a nest.  
    University of Florida researchers recorded some amazing close up video of a mother crocodile moving her babies from a nest.  
  • U.S. Army Soldier Dead After Shooting Herself On Virginia's Fort Lee

    U.S. Army Soldier Dead After Shooting Herself On Virginia's Fort Lee

    Monday, August 25 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-08-25 21:55:14 GMT
    Satellite photo of Fort Lee, in Virginia, where a femal soldier shot and killed herself on MondaySatellite photo of Fort Lee, in Virginia, where a femal soldier shot and killed herself on Monday
    A female soldier at Virginia's Fort Lee is dead after shooting herself Monday morning.
    A female soldier at Virginia's Fort Lee is dead after shooting herself Monday morning.
  • New Research Offers Hope To Parkinson's Patients

    New Research Offers Hope To Parkinson's Patients

    Monday, August 25 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-08-25 21:43:36 GMT
    Just like it did with suicide and depression, the death of Robin Williams brought renewed attention to Parkinson's Disease after it was reveal by Williams' wife that he was in the early stages of the neurological disease. While many speculate that the disease played a part in Williams' decision to end his life, the future is actually quite hopeful for people living with it.
    Just like it did with suicide and depression, the death of Robin Williams brought renewed attention to Parkinson's Disease after it was reveal by Williams' wife that he was in the early stages of the neurological disease. While many speculate that the disease played a part in Williams' decision to end his life, the future is actually quite hopeful for people living with it.
  • Signs, Symptoms, and Options For People With ALS

    Signs, Symptoms, and Options For People With ALS

    Monday, August 25 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-08-25 21:40:36 GMT
    For weeks now social media and has been filled with videos of people dumpling buckets of ice water over their head in an attempt to bring about awareness for ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. And, since the start of that challenge, over 70 million dollars has been raised by the ALS Association. That is compared to the 2.5 million dollars raised during the same time period last year. It is a win for the association, but how much do people really know about the debilitating disease?
    For weeks now social media and has been filled with videos of people dumpling buckets of ice water over their head in an attempt to bring about awareness for ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. And, since the start of that challenge, over 70 million dollars has been raised by the ALS Association. That is compared to the 2.5 million dollars raised during the same time period last year. It is a win for the association, but how much do people really know about the debilitating disease?
  • Seven Reasons You May Want To Roll Over Your Retirement Plan

    Seven Reasons You May Want To Roll Over Your Retirement Plan

    Monday, August 25 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-08-25 21:40:36 GMT
    In other segments Will Caywood, a financial advisor with the Fehrman Investment Group has discussed the options you have for your 401k when leaving a company. This weekend he discussed seven reasons why rolling retirement plan assets like a 401k or 403b to an IRA may be a good strategy for you.
    In other segments Will Caywood, a financial advisor with the Fehrman Investment Group has discussed the options you have for your 401k when leaving a company. This weekend he discussed seven reasons why rolling retirement plan assets like a 401k or 403b to an IRA may be a good strategy for you.
  • Florida man bitten by croc in suburban canal

    Florida man bitten by croc in suburban canal

    Monday, August 25 2014 12:53 PM EDT2014-08-25 16:53:15 GMT
    Generic Crocodile (Source: Wikipedia)Generic Crocodile (Source: Wikipedia)
    A South Florida man is recovering after he was bitten by a crocodile while swimming at night in a Coral Gables canal.
    A South Florida man is recovering after he was bitten by a crocodile while swimming at night in a Coral Gables canal.
  • Jellyfish sting 406 swimmers off New Smyrna Beach

    Jellyfish sting 406 swimmers off New Smyrna Beach

    Monday, August 25 2014 10:49 AM EDT2014-08-25 14:49:35 GMT
    File photo of jellyfishFile photo of jellyfish
    Jellyfish were a nuisance to swimmers in the Atlantic Ocean off New Smyrna Beach over the weekend.
    Jellyfish were a nuisance to swimmers in the Atlantic Ocean off New Smyrna Beach over the weekend.
  • Tropical Storm Cristobal forms near Bahamas

    Tropical Storm Cristobal forms near Bahamas

    Sunday, August 24 2014 9:44 AM EDT2014-08-24 13:44:14 GMT
    The U.S. Hurricane Center says a tropical depression that dumped heavy rains on parts of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic has been upgraded to Tropical Storm Cristobal.
    The U.S. Hurricane Center says a tropical depression that dumped heavy rains on parts of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic has been upgraded to Tropical Storm Cristobal.
  • USGS: 6.0 earthquake shakes Northern California

    USGS: 6.0 earthquake shakes Northern California

    Sunday, August 24 2014 9:35 AM EDT2014-08-24 13:35:54 GMT
    Earthquake graphicEarthquake graphic
    Officials say an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 has been reported in California's northern San Francisco Bay area.
    Officials say an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 has been reported in California's northern San Francisco Bay area.
  • Economic Minister Egged by Protesters

    Economic Minister Egged by Protesters

    Saturday, August 23 2014 10:50 AM EDT2014-08-23 14:50:06 GMT

    Protesters throw eggs at former economic minster

    Protesters throw eggs at former economic minster

  • No Arrests in Ferguson Overnight

    No Arrests in Ferguson Overnight

    Saturday, August 23 2014 9:51 AM EDT2014-08-23 13:51:00 GMT
    Ferguson's streets were peaceful for a third night as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside
    Ferguson's streets were peaceful for a third night as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside
  • Bean Bags And Bean Bag Chairs Sold At Major Retailers Recalled

    RECALL ALERT: Millions of Bean Bags, Bean Bag Chairs Recalled After Deaths

    RECALL ALERT: Millions of Bean Bags, Bean Bag Chairs Recalled After Deaths

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:10 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:10:25 GMT
    Photo of a recalled bean bag made by Ace Bayou Corp.Photo of a recalled bean bag made by Ace Bayou Corp.
    About 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled after two children opened them, crawled inside and suffocated to death.
    About 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled after two children opened them, crawled inside and suffocated to death.
  • Ice bucket challenge goes awry, firefighters hurt

    Ice bucket challenge goes awry, firefighters hurt

    Friday, August 22 2014 9:51 AM EDT2014-08-22 13:51:13 GMT
    Four Kentucky firefighters shocked, one critically, while assisting marching band with large-scale ice bucket challenge.
    Four Kentucky firefighters shocked, one critically, while assisting marching band with large-scale ice bucket challenge.
  • Big Spider Sightings Increase

    Big Spider Sightings Increase

    Big Spider Sightings Increase

    Some very large spiders are causing a stir across Wisconsin. The DNR says they're called fishing spiders, big enough to hunt and eat fish or even frogs -- and sightings are way up.
    Some very large spiders are causing a stir across Wisconsin. The DNR says they're called fishing spiders, big enough to hunt and eat fish or even frogs -- and sightings are way up.
  • Woman Gives Birth To Baby Weighing Over 19 Pounds

    Woman Gives Birth To Baby Weighing Over 19 Pounds

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:39 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:39:10 GMT
    Photo of Akbar Risuddin, a 19.2 pound baby who was born in Indonesia. (Credit: Associated Press)Photo of Akbar Risuddin, a 19.2 pound baby who was born in Indonesia. (Credit: Associated Press)
    A woman in Indonesia's has given birth to the country's heaviest-ever newborn.
    A woman in Indonesia's has given birth to the country's heaviest-ever newborn.
  • UPS Says 51 UPS Store Locations Breached By Malware

    UPS Says 51 UPS Store Locations Breached By Malware

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:49 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:49:33 GMT
    UPS logo imageUPS logo image
    Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores.
    Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores.
  • Student Credit Safety

    College Student ID Safety

    College Student ID Safety

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:29 PM EDT2014-08-21 02:29:13 GMT
    Protecting your identity is something many people think about -- even if you're a college student. Karin Caifa has some tips for keeping personal data safe on campus.Students pass around a lot of personal information in the first days of the school year, everywhere from the registrar's office to the bank.For identity thieves, those young people are a popular target.(Michael Kaiser, national cyber security alliance executive director) they haven't established a credit history yet, so they kin...
    Protecting your identity is something many people think about -- even if you're a college student. Karin Caifa has some tips for keeping personal data safe on campus.Students pass around a lot of personal information in the first days of the school year, everywhere from the registrar's office to the bank.For identity thieves, those young people are a popular target.(Michael Kaiser, national cyber security alliance executive director) they haven't established a credit history yet, so they kin...
  • Sitting while standing

    Chairless Chair

    Chairless Chair

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:05 PM EDT2014-08-21 02:05:16 GMT
    Have you ever been walking or standing and just want to sit down --- but don't have a chair? Here's what you need. A Zurich based company called Noonee created The Chairless Chair. You wear it on your legs like an exoskeleton -- when you need to sit down, just press a button and it locks into placeYou can walk or run while wearing it. The hope is that the Chairless chair will help production line workers.
    Have you ever been walking or standing and just want to sit down --- but don't have a chair? Here's what you need. A Zurich based company called Noonee created The Chairless Chair. You wear it on your legs like an exoskeleton -- when you need to sit down, just press a button and it locks into placeYou can walk or run while wearing it. The hope is that the Chairless chair will help production line workers.
  • VIDEO: Ice Bucket Challenge Fails

    VIDEO: Ice Bucket Challenge Fails

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:41:16 GMT
    Photo of an Ice Bucket Challenge fail (Credit: CNN)Photo of an Ice Bucket Challenge fail (Credit: CNN)
    The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has raised millions for charity, but the ever-so-popular challenges don't always go off as planned. CNN's Jeanne Moos throws cold water on ice bucket challenges gone wrong.
    The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has raised millions for charity, but the ever-so-popular challenges don't always go off as planned. CNN's Jeanne Moos throws cold water on ice bucket challenges gone wrong.
  • "Cup Of Fall": Starbucks Favorite To Make An Early Return

    "Cup Of Fall": Starbucks Favorite To Make An Early Return

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:12 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:12:33 GMT
    Starbucks Logo graphicStarbucks Logo graphic
    We might as well just call it the "Cup Of Fall". Mark your calendars, because according to reports...a Starbucks' favorite returns August 25th!
    We might as well just call it the "Cup Of Fall". Mark your calendars, because according to reports...a Starbucks' favorite returns August 25th!
  • VIDEO: Grouper snatches shark in one bite

    VIDEO: Grouper snatches shark in one bite

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:44 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:44:27 GMT
    Clip of video from YouTubeClip of video from YouTube
    One bite: that's all it apparently took for a grouper to eat a 4-foot shark in a video posted to YouTube, according to user Gimbb14.
    One bite: that's all it apparently took for a grouper to eat a 4-foot shark in a video posted to YouTube, according to user Gimbb14.
  • CONSUMER ALERT: Peanut Butter, Almond Butter Sold At Popular Stores Recalled For Salmonella Risk

    CONSUMER ALERT: Peanut Butter, Almond Butter Sold At Popular Stores Recalled For Salmonella Risk

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:28 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:28:01 GMT
    Recall graphicRecall graphic
    Peanut and almond butters sold at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and other grocers are being recalled because of possible salmonella contamination.
    Peanut and almond butters sold at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and other grocers are being recalled because of possible salmonella contamination.
  • Seed-Stealing Squirrel vs Greased Feeder Pole

    Seed-Stealing Squirrel vs Greased Feeder Pole

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:42 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:42:13 GMT

     The woman says the squirrel had been raiding their bird feeder and quickly figured out it wasn't worth the trouble.

     The woman says the squirrel had been raiding their bird feeder and quickly figured out it wasn't worth the trouble.

  • Car almost somersaults into flagstand after restart at sprint car race

    Car almost somersaults into flagstand after restart at sprint car race

    Flagman Keith Trusso waved the green flag to start the Sprint Cup race at Ocean Speedway in California, but as the cars sped down the straightaway, two of them collided.
    Flagman Keith Trusso waved the green flag to start the Sprint Cup race at Ocean Speedway in California, but as the cars sped down the straightaway, two of them collided.
  • Macy's To Pay $650,000 In Shopper-Profiling Probe

    Macy's To Pay $650,000 In Shopper-Profiling Probe

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:07 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:07:05 GMT
    Macy's logo graphicMacy's logo graphic
    Retailer Macy's has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle allegations of racial profiling at its flagship store in Manhattan's Herald Square.
    Retailer Macy's has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle allegations of racial profiling at its flagship store in Manhattan's Herald Square.
  • Student reportedly suspended for saying 'bless you'

    Student reportedly suspended for saying 'bless you'

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:47 PM EDT2014-08-20 16:47:09 GMT
    The teacher allegedly has a list of words that students may not use in the classroom. (Photo: WMC)The teacher allegedly has a list of words that students may not use in the classroom. (Photo: WMC)
    A young girl, who claims she was standing up for her religious beliefs in the classroom, was suspended after breaking a class rule of saying "bless you" after a classmate sneezed.
    A young girl, who claims she was standing up for her religious beliefs in the classroom, was suspended after breaking a class rule of saying "bless you" after a classmate sneezed.
  • Charlie Sheen's Twist On The Ice Bucket Challenge

    Charlie Sheen's Twist On The Ice Bucket Challenge

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:00 PM EDT2014-08-20 00:00:33 GMT
    Charlie Sheen Puts A Twist On The Ice Bucket ChallengeCharlie Sheen Puts A Twist On The Ice Bucket Challenge
    Charlie Sheen puts his twist on the ice bucket challenge, bear cubs caught "duking it out" in the backyard and a monster Alabama gator.
    Charlie Sheen puts his twist on the ice bucket challenge, bear cubs caught "duking it out" in the backyard and a monster Alabama gator.
  • Morgue attendant admits to having sex with up to 100 bodies

    Morgue attendant admits to having sex with up to 100 bodies

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-08-19 18:30:56 GMT
    A federal court has made a ruling in connection with a disturbing case involving an Ohio morgue attendant who had sex with female corpses at work.
    A federal court has made a ruling in connection with a disturbing case involving an Ohio morgue attendant who had sex with female corpses at work.
  • Busch Gardens Tampa delays opening of Falcon's Fury thrill ride

    Busch Gardens Tampa delays opening of Falcon's Fury thrill ride

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 1:40 PM EDT2014-08-19 17:40:14 GMT
    Rendering courtesy Busch GardensRendering courtesy Busch Gardens
    Busch Gardens Tampa says the opening of their newest thrill ride Falcon's Fury will be delayed.
    Busch Gardens Tampa says the opening of their newest thrill ride Falcon's Fury will be delayed.
  • Vatican: Argentina car crash kills papal relatives

    Vatican: Argentina car crash kills papal relatives

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:05 AM EDT2014-08-19 15:05:35 GMT
    The Vatican says a road accident in Argentina has killed two young great-nephews of Pope Francis as well as their mother, the wife of the pope's nephew.
    The Vatican says a road accident in Argentina has killed two young great-nephews of Pope Francis as well as their mother, the wife of the pope's nephew.
  • Cheer leaders

    Special Needs Cheer Squad

    Special Needs Cheer Squad

    Monday, August 18 2014 10:39 PM EDT2014-08-19 02:39:42 GMT
    There's a new cheer squad in Texas that is more than ready to take on the competition. 'inspire Twisters' is a group of special needs children that is learning to cheer. The squad's first practice was yesterday. Children came from across East Texas to take part. Parents say this new group means a lot to both parents and the children.Rhonda Ventura's daughter joined the team, "She really can't participate in the cheerleading programs so there's a lot of things she can't participate in, but thi...
    There's a new cheer squad in Texas that is more than ready to take on the competition. 'inspire Twisters' is a group of special needs children that is learning to cheer. The squad's first practice was yesterday. Children came from across East Texas to take part. Parents say this new group means a lot to both parents and the children.Rhonda Ventura's daughter joined the team, "She really can't participate in the cheerleading programs so there's a lot of things she can't participate in, but thi...
  • Building A Firm Foundation For A Lifetime Commitment

    Building A Firm Foundation For A Lifetime Commitment

    Monday, August 18 2014 2:27 PM EDT2014-08-18 18:27:07 GMT
    Marriage is hard; it takes work, and often times couples struggle to invest the time and care it takes to keep their marriage together. When work and kids take over, couples start to find a disconnect – often just two people living in the same house.
    Marriage is hard; it takes work, and often times couples struggle to invest the time and care it takes to keep their marriage together. When work and kids take over, couples start to find a disconnect – often just two people living in the same house.
  • Out Of The Darkness: Help For Depression

    Out Of The Darkness: Help For Depression

    Monday, August 18 2014 2:27 PM EDT2014-08-18 18:27:07 GMT
    The sudden and tragic death of actor and comedian Robin Williams has forced people worldwide to step back and pay attention to the very real struggle so many face with depression and suicide. Depression does not discriminate. It can affect any age, race, gender, or social group.
    The sudden and tragic death of actor and comedian Robin Williams has forced people worldwide to step back and pay attention to the very real struggle so many face with depression and suicide. Depression does not discriminate. It can affect any age, race, gender, or social group.
  • Mother uses text messages to convince thief to return stolen van

    Mother uses text messages to convince thief to return stolen van

    Aug 16, 2014 07:16 PM2014-08-16 23:29:43 GMT
    A single mother of five sent text messages to a thief to convince him to return her stolen van.
    A single mother of five sent text messages to a thief to convince him to return her stolen van.
  • Suspect In Martinez Church Murder Has Been Arrested Before

    Suspect In Martinez Church Murder Has Been Arrested Before

    Friday, August 15 2014 6:39 PM EDT2014-08-15 22:39:50 GMT
    Mug shot of 21-year-old Daniel Robinson, who is accused fo shooting and killing 55-year-old William Davitte, and injuring his wife, Jennifer Davitte, at Marvin United Methodist Church in Martinez Thursday night. (Credit: Columbia County Sheriff's Office)Mug shot of 21-year-old Daniel Robinson, who is accused fo shooting and killing 55-year-old William Davitte, and injuring his wife, Jennifer Davitte, at Marvin United Methodist Church in Martinez Thursday night. (Credit: Columbia County Sheriff's Office)
    We are learning new details about Daniel Robinson, the 21-year-old who was arrested this morning in Jacksonville, Florida in connection to a murder in Columbia County. WJBF News Channel 6's Mike Miller has the details.
    We are learning new details about Daniel Robinson, the 21-year-old who was arrested this morning in Jacksonville, Florida in connection to a murder in Columbia County. WJBF News Channel 6's Mike Miller has the details.
  • Restaurant's Toxic Tea Leaves 67-Year-Old Woman In Critical Condition

    Restaurant's Toxic Tea Leaves 67-Year-Old Woman In Critical Condition

    Friday, August 15 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-08-15 21:57:16 GMT
    Photo of Jan Harding, who was poisoned after drinking iced tead at a South Jordan, Utah Dickey's Barbeque Pit restaurant, and her husband, Jim Harding (Credit: ABC News)Photo of Jan Harding, who was poisoned after drinking iced tead at a South Jordan, Utah Dickey's Barbeque Pit restaurant, and her husband, Jim Harding (Credit: ABC News)
    A Utah woman is in critical condition after drinking sweet tea laced with the industrial cleaning chemical lye at a restaurant. Police are now investigating if this was intentional or an accident. ABC News' Neal Karlinsky has the story.
    A Utah woman is in critical condition after drinking sweet tea laced with the industrial cleaning chemical lye at a restaurant. Police are now investigating if this was intentional or an accident. ABC News' Neal Karlinsky has the story.
  • Drunk Without Drinking Alcohol: Strange Condition Ferments Food In Gut

    Drunk Without Drinking Alcohol: Strange Condition Ferments Food In Gut

    Friday, August 15 2014 5:10 PM EDT2014-08-15 21:10:35 GMT
    PHOTO: Auto-brewery syndrome made Nick Hess, left, and Matthew Hogg, right, appear to be drunk even when they hadn't been drinking. PHOTO: Auto-brewery syndrome made Nick Hess, left, and Matthew Hogg, right, appear to be drunk even when they hadn't been drinking.
    Some people are affected with a rare condition that makes them appear to be drunk even though they have not been drinking.
    Some people are affected with a rare condition that makes them appear to be drunk even though they have not been drinking.
  • Information Released On Chase, Capture Of Deadly Martinez Church Shooting Suspect

    Information Released On Chase, Capture Of Deadly Martinez Church Shooting Suspect

    Friday, August 15 2014 4:54 PM EDT2014-08-15 20:54:11 GMT
    Mug shot of 21-year-old Daniel Robinson, who was arrested in Jacksonville, Florida Friday morning in connection to the deadly Thursday night shooting at Marvin United Methodist Church in Martinez.Mug shot of 21-year-old Daniel Robinson, who was arrested in Jacksonville, Florida Friday morning in connection to the deadly Thursday night shooting at Marvin United Methodist Church in Martinez.
    The Florida Highway Patrol has released information on the chase and capture of the suspect in the deadly shooting that happened Thursday night at Marvin United Methodist Church in Martinez.
    The Florida Highway Patrol has released information on the chase and capture of the suspect in the deadly shooting that happened Thursday night at Marvin United Methodist Church in Martinez.
  • S.C. Getting Cash For Sand Study

    S.C. Getting Cash For Sand Study

    Thursday, August 14 2014 9:14 PM EDT2014-08-15 01:14:10 GMT
    In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, the Carolinas are getting a total of $400,000 to evaluate what sand lies offshore in federal waters that could be used to rebuild beaches and the coast if another severe storm hits. The funds from the federal Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management are part of money going to all Eastern Seaboard states for similar work after the destructive October 2012 storm. The first part of the work involves gathering existing data from diverse sources on what deposits may ...
    In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, the Carolinas are getting a total of $400,000 to evaluate what sand lies offshore in federal waters that could be used to rebuild beaches and the coast if another severe storm hits. The funds from the federal Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management are part of money going to all Eastern Seaboard states for similar work after the destructive October 2012 storm. The first part of the work involves gathering existing data from diverse sources on what deposits may ...
  • Georgia Police Chief Headed To Ferguson, Missouri

    Georgia Police Chief Headed To Ferguson, Missouri

    Thursday, August 14 2014 9:11 PM EDT2014-08-15 01:11:40 GMT
    Across America graphicAcross America graphic
    DeKalb County's police chief says he will travel to Ferguson, Missouri, this weekend in his role as president of a black law enforcement association. DeKalb County Police Chief Cedric Alexander is president of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives. Alexander tells WXIA-TV that he believes a lack of diversity on Ferguson's police force impedes the department's ability to relate to residents. Alexander said the Ferguson police force of more than 50 officers includes thre...
    DeKalb County's police chief says he will travel to Ferguson, Missouri, this weekend in his role as president of a black law enforcement association. DeKalb County Police Chief Cedric Alexander is president of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives. Alexander tells WXIA-TV that he believes a lack of diversity on Ferguson's police force impedes the department's ability to relate to residents. Alexander said the Ferguson police force of more than 50 officers includes thre...
  • Robin Williams' Wife Says He Was In Early Stages Of Parkinson's Disease

    Robin Williams' Wife Says He Was In Early Stages Of Parkinson's Disease

    Thursday, August 14 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-08-14 20:09:36 GMT
    Photo of actor/comedian Robin Williams (Credit: ABC News)Photo of actor/comedian Robin Williams (Credit: ABC News)
    Robin Williams was in the early stages of Parkinson's disease when he took his own life. That news from the comedian's widow.
    Robin Williams was in the early stages of Parkinson's disease when he took his own life. That news from the comedian's widow.
  • Paying Tribute to Robin Williams

    Paying Tribute to Robin Williams

    Thursday, August 14 2014 1:56 PM EDT2014-08-14 17:56:36 GMT
    Photo of actor/comedian Robin Williams (Credit: ABC News)Photo of actor/comedian Robin Williams (Credit: ABC News)
    What would Robin think if he could see all of the quirky tributes...
    What would Robin think if he could see all of the quirky tributes...
  • Adult Obesity: Who's to Blame?

    Adult Obesity: Who's to Blame?

    Thursday, August 14 2014 1:44 PM EDT2014-08-14 17:44:54 GMT

     Overweight... and nearly dead...this shocking anti-obesity campaign chronicling a fictional 300 pound man's life in reverse imagining each ice cream...soda...fast food binge...and video game marathon...all the way back to his *childhood*

     Overweight... and nearly dead...this shocking anti-obesity campaign chronicling a fictional 300 pound man's life in reverse imagining each ice cream...soda...fast food binge...and video game marathon...all the way back to his *childhood*

  • Babysitters send parents 'horror' photos of their kid

    Babysitters send parents 'horror' photos of their kid

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 12:47 PM EDT2014-08-13 16:47:20 GMT
    Babysitters sent parents a series of "horror" photos of their kid. Imgur photoBabysitters sent parents a series of "horror" photos of their kid. Imgur photo
    Anyone who's ever left their kid at home with a babysitter knows that worrying about your child's safety can turn a relaxing evening out into an anxiety-ridden night.Which is what makes a series of photos taken by a couple of babysitters so funny.
    Anyone who's ever left their kid at home with a babysitter knows that worrying about your child's safety can turn a relaxing evening out into an anxiety-ridden night.Which is what makes a series of photos taken by a couple of babysitters so funny.
  • Hollywood Legend Lauren Bacall Dies at 89

    Hollywood Legend Lauren Bacall Dies at 89

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 12:07 AM EDT2014-08-13 04:07:41 GMT
    NBC NEWS: Lauren Bacall, the husky-voiced actress whose marriage to Humphrey Bogart was the stuff of Hollywood legend, died Tuesday of a stroke in New York, the Humphrey Bogart Estate told NBC News. She was 89. Robbert De Klerk, co-manager of the estate, said Bacall died early Tuesday and suffered no pain. Bacall, born Betty Joan Perske in New York in 1924, was a little-known 19-year-old fashion model when she was cast opposite Bogart in "To Have and Have Not" in 1944. Her impact was immedi...
    NBC NEWS: Lauren Bacall, the husky-voiced actress whose marriage to Humphrey Bogart was the stuff of Hollywood legend, died Tuesday of a stroke in New York, the Humphrey Bogart Estate told NBC News. She was 89. Robbert De Klerk, co-manager of the estate, said Bacall died early Tuesday and suffered no pain. Bacall, born Betty Joan Perske in New York in 1924, was a little-known 19-year-old fashion model when she was cast opposite Bogart in "To Have and Have Not" in 1944. Her impact was immedi...
  • Depression Study at GRU Looks at Electric and Magnetic Brain Stimulation

    Depression Study at GRU Looks at Electric and Magnetic Brain Stimulation

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 6:52 PM EDT2014-08-12 22:52:11 GMT
    Psychiatrists at GRU are studying brain stimulation as GRU is one of seven sites conducting a federally-funded study looking at how effectively ECT keeps depressed seniors in remission.
    Psychiatrists at GRU are studying brain stimulation as GRU is one of seven sites conducting a federally-funded study looking at how effectively ECT keeps depressed seniors in remission.
  • Using Brain Stimulation Technology to Treat Depression

    Using Brain Stimulation Technology to Treat Depression

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 6:48 PM EDT2014-08-12 22:48:00 GMT
    Psychiatrists at the Medical College of GA at GRU are treating depression with technology, which offers a window of opportunity to address the behaviors like social phobias.
    Psychiatrists at the Medical College of GA at GRU are treating depression with technology, which offers a window of opportunity to address the behaviors like social phobias.
  • Justin Beiber taunting Orlando Bloom

    What's Trending at 5:30 on Friday, August 1st & Conversation

    What's Trending at 5:30 on Friday, August 1st & Conversation

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 6:42 PM EDT2014-08-12 22:42:51 GMT
    With computers controlling more and more of the cars we drive... hackers are apparently on the prowl.A new report ranks the 2014 Jeep Cherokee the most hackable car on the road today.The 2015 Cadillac Escalade and 2014 Toyota Prius also made the list for most hackable.The biggest vulnerability is the cars' built-in apps and bluetooth --- which connect the car to a services such as onstar.The 2014 Dodge Viper and 2014 Audi a8 were the least hackable. Up in the air, it's a bird, it's a plane......
    With computers controlling more and more of the cars we drive... hackers are apparently on the prowl.A new report ranks the 2014 Jeep Cherokee the most hackable car on the road today.The 2015 Cadillac Escalade and 2014 Toyota Prius also made the list for most hackable.The biggest vulnerability is the cars' built-in apps and bluetooth --- which connect the car to a services such as onstar.The 2014 Dodge Viper and 2014 Audi a8 were the least hackable. Up in the air, it's a bird, it's a plane......
  • Michael Jackson's Neverland may be up for sale

    What's trending at 5:30 on Thursday, July 31st & Conversation

    What's trending at 5:30 on Thursday, July 31st & Conversation

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-08-12 22:33:59 GMT
    Michael Jackson's Neverland may be put up for sale.The investment company that owns a controlling interest in the 27-hundred acre california property "is considering" the move.although the property is not currently on the market, Jackson's estate issued a statement saying -quote- "we are saddened at the prospect of the sale of Neverland." -end-quote.It went on to say that under the agreement, colony has the right to sell. A Spanish soccer club is going formal for its 90th anniversary.The cult...
    Michael Jackson's Neverland may be put up for sale.The investment company that owns a controlling interest in the 27-hundred acre california property "is considering" the move.although the property is not currently on the market, Jackson's estate issued a statement saying -quote- "we are saddened at the prospect of the sale of Neverland." -end-quote.It went on to say that under the agreement, colony has the right to sell. A Spanish soccer club is going formal for its 90th anniversary.The cult...
  • National Cheesecake Day

    What's Trending at 5:30 on Wednesday, July 30th & Conversation

    What's Trending at 5:30 on Wednesday, July 30th & Conversation

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 6:25 PM EDT2014-08-12 22:25:32 GMT
    Dessert lovers rejoice...today is National Cheesecake Day!The Cheesecake Factory wants to help you celebrate.The restaurant chain is offering any slice of cheesecake for half price.The deal is only good for one slice per dine-in guest.The special is available today and tomorrowever consider getting rid of your southern accent?The Oak Ridge National Lab Human Resources Department announced the optional southern accent reduction training would begin August 13th, set up to help employees get rid...
    Dessert lovers rejoice...today is National Cheesecake Day!The Cheesecake Factory wants to help you celebrate.The restaurant chain is offering any slice of cheesecake for half price.The deal is only good for one slice per dine-in guest.The special is available today and tomorrowever consider getting rid of your southern accent?The Oak Ridge National Lab Human Resources Department announced the optional southern accent reduction training would begin August 13th, set up to help employees get rid...
  • The women on 80-foot high railroad bridge

    What's Trending at 5:30 on Tuesday, July 29th & Conversation

    What's Trending at 5:30 on Tuesday, July 29th & Conversation

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 6:16 PM EDT2014-08-12 22:16:58 GMT
    It was a narrow escape for two women and it was all caught on tape. The women were on the 80-foot high railroad bridge in Bloomington, Illinois.No one is supposed to be walking there, but they were.While the conductor of the 100-car coal train is making every effort to stop, the two women have almost no choices. That's when one almost trips and falls off the bridge. the other one, miraculously, gets down and eventually crawls out from under the engine and runs. Indiana railroad says the women...
    It was a narrow escape for two women and it was all caught on tape. The women were on the 80-foot high railroad bridge in Bloomington, Illinois.No one is supposed to be walking there, but they were.While the conductor of the 100-car coal train is making every effort to stop, the two women have almost no choices. That's when one almost trips and falls off the bridge. the other one, miraculously, gets down and eventually crawls out from under the engine and runs. Indiana railroad says the women...
  • Baseball Hall of Fame

    What's trending at 5:30 on Monday, July 28th & Conversation

    What's trending at 5:30 on Monday, July 28th & Conversation

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 6:09 PM EDT2014-08-12 22:09:36 GMT
    McDonald's lovers in china are facing fewer choices on the menu today.Big Macs and chicken mcnuggets are off the menu after a distributor accused of selling expired and dirty meat issued a recall.An Illinois-based O-S-I Group suspended sales on Saturday and recalled all food processed at its facility.This comes after chinese news showed factory workers handling meat with their bare hands and processing meat that had fallen on the floor.McDonald's plans to continue to do business with the comp...
    McDonald's lovers in china are facing fewer choices on the menu today.Big Macs and chicken mcnuggets are off the menu after a distributor accused of selling expired and dirty meat issued a recall.An Illinois-based O-S-I Group suspended sales on Saturday and recalled all food processed at its facility.This comes after chinese news showed factory workers handling meat with their bare hands and processing meat that had fallen on the floor.McDonald's plans to continue to do business with the comp...
  • Sheriff: Robin Williams Found With Belt On Neck

    Sheriff: Robin Williams Found With Belt On Neck

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 2:45 PM EDT2014-08-12 18:45:40 GMT
    Robin Williams obituary graphicRobin Williams obituary graphic
    Sheriff's officials say Robin Williams' personal assistant found him with a belt around his neck at his San Francisco Bay Area home.
    Sheriff's officials say Robin Williams' personal assistant found him with a belt around his neck at his San Francisco Bay Area home.
  • PHOTOS: Robin Williams Remembered By Family, Friends, And Fans

    PHOTOS: Robin Williams Remembered By Family, Friends, And Fans

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 2:29 PM EDT2014-08-12 18:29:23 GMT
    Robin Williams obituary photo (Credit: ABC News)Robin Williams obituary photo (Credit: ABC News)
    He made us laugh in "Good Morning Vietnam", cry in "Patch Adams" and think in "Dead Poets Society". Robin Williams was the total package and his talent earned him an Academy Award in 1998. Sadly, the creative genius is now gone. Williams was found dead Monday in his California home of an apparent suicide. ABC News' Kirk Hawkins has more on the life of this beloved actor.
    He made us laugh in "Good Morning Vietnam", cry in "Patch Adams" and think in "Dead Poets Society". Robin Williams was the total package and his talent earned him an Academy Award in 1998. Sadly, the creative genius is now gone. Williams was found dead Monday in his California home of an apparent suicide. ABC News' Kirk Hawkins has more on the life of this beloved actor.
  • Ice Challenge

    Ice Challenge

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 1:22 PM EDT2014-08-12 17:22:42 GMT
    Does your summer family reunion look like this?

    Well, across America, it just might -.
    Does your summer family reunion look like this?

    Well, across America, it just might -.
  • 89-Year-Old World War II Vet Bids Tearful Goodbye to 3-Year-Old Best Friend

    89-Year-Old World War II Vet Bids Tearful Goodbye to 3-Year-Old Best Friend

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 9:26 AM EDT2014-08-12 13:26:45 GMT
    PHOTO: Emmett Rychner, left and Erling Kindem pose for a picture in their matching tractors. (Photo Courtesy: Anika Rychner)PHOTO: Emmett Rychner, left and Erling Kindem pose for a picture in their matching tractors. (Photo Courtesy: Anika Rychner)
    A World War II veteran cried Monday as he said good-bye to his buddy - a 3-year-old boy who became his pal, but is moving away with this family.
    A World War II veteran cried Monday as he said good-bye to his buddy - a 3-year-old boy who became his pal, but is moving away with this family.
  • BREAKING ON 6: Actor/Comedian Robin Williams Dies At 63 Of Apparent Suicide

    BREAKING ON 6: Actor/Comedian Robin Williams Dies At 63 Of Apparent Suicide

    Monday, August 11 2014 7:42 PM EDT2014-08-11 23:42:08 GMT
    Photo of actor/comedian Robin Williams (Credit: ABC News)Photo of actor/comedian Robin Williams (Credit: ABC News)
    According to the Marin County (California) Sheriff's Office, an investigation has been opened into the death of actor and comedian Robin Williams, whose full name is Robin McLaurin Williams.
    According to the Marin County (California) Sheriff's Office, an investigation has been opened into the death of actor and comedian Robin Williams, whose full name is Robin McLaurin Williams.
  • Photo Of 2-Month-Old Girl With Duct-Taped Pacifier Sparks Outrage

    Photo Of 2-Month-Old Girl With Duct-Taped Pacifier Sparks Outrage

    Monday, August 11 2014 5:19 PM EDT2014-08-11 21:19:26 GMT
    Credit: FacebookCredit: Facebook
    Franklin County authorities are investigating after photos of a 2-month-old Columbus girl with duct-tape across her pacifier sparked outrage on social media.
    Franklin County authorities are investigating after photos of a 2-month-old Columbus girl with duct-tape across her pacifier sparked outrage on social media.
  • French Study Shows Exercise Appears to Lower Risk of Breast Cancer

    French Study Shows Exercise Appears to Lower Risk of Breast Cancer

    Monday, August 11 2014 4:25 PM EDT2014-08-11 20:25:03 GMT
    Exercise may lower a middle aged woman's risk of breast cancer. French researchers found those who exercised regularly for the past four years had a 10% lower risk of breast cancer.
    Exercise may lower a middle aged woman's risk of breast cancer. French researchers found those who exercised regularly for the past four years had a 10% lower risk of breast cancer.
  • Tony Stewart Involved In Deadly Incident On New York Dirt Track

    Tony Stewart Involved In Deadly Incident On New York Dirt Track

    Monday, August 11 2014 3:44 PM EDT2014-08-11 19:44:29 GMT
    Photo taken in the moments before Kevin Ward, Jr. was struck and killed by a car driven by NASCAR star Tony StewartPhoto taken in the moments before Kevin Ward, Jr. was struck and killed by a car driven by NASCAR star Tony Stewart
    A small town race track, a big time driver, and an angry confrontation were a fatal combination over the weekend in New York state. One of NASCAR's leading drivers, Tony Stewart, was behind the wheel when his race-car struck and killed another driver who had stormed onto the track. ABC News' Marci Gonzalez has the story.
    A small town race track, a big time driver, and an angry confrontation were a fatal combination over the weekend in New York state. One of NASCAR's leading drivers, Tony Stewart, was behind the wheel when his race-car struck and killed another driver who had stormed onto the track. ABC News' Marci Gonzalez has the story.
  • Sarasota fishermen encounter 'monster' Hammerhead shark

    Sarasota fishermen encounter 'monster' Hammerhead shark

    Monday, August 11 2014 1:46 PM EDT2014-08-11 17:46:52 GMT
    Image courtesy Rob Caragiulo.Image courtesy Rob Caragiulo.
    A 14-foot-long Hammerhead shark gave some local fisherman a big scare over the weekend when it went after a Tarpon they had hooked on their line.
    A 14-foot-long Hammerhead shark gave some local fisherman a big scare over the weekend when it went after a Tarpon they had hooked on their line.
  • Team: Tony Stewart will not race in NASCAR event Sunday

    Team: Tony Stewart will not race in NASCAR event Sunday

    Sunday, August 10 2014 10:36 AM EDT2014-08-10 14:36:30 GMT
    Team: Tony Stewart will not race in NASCAR event Sunday
    Team: Tony Stewart will not race in NASCAR event Sunday
  • 6-Year-Old's Thief-Shaming Yard Sign Helped Police Recover Stolen Bike

    6-Year-Old's Thief-Shaming Yard Sign Helped Police Recover Stolen Bike

    Saturday, August 9 2014 8:55 AM EDT2014-08-09 12:55:33 GMT
    Six-year-old Roxy of Portland, Oregon poses with the sign that she made after thieves broke into her family's garage and stole her father's bikes. (Photo Credit: KATU and ABC News)Six-year-old Roxy of Portland, Oregon poses with the sign that she made after thieves broke into her family's garage and stole her father's bikes. (Photo Credit: KATU and ABC News)
    A 6-year-old girl was so mad that her dad's custom road bicycles worth thousands of dollars were stolen that she made a sign shaming the thieves.
    A 6-year-old girl was so mad that her dad's custom road bicycles worth thousands of dollars were stolen that she made a sign shaming the thieves.
  • Girl Who Survived Brain-Eating Amoeba Swims Again

    Girl Who Survived Brain-Eating Amoeba Swims Again

    Friday, August 8 2014 7:21 PM EDT2014-08-08 23:21:48 GMT
    Kali Hardig, 13, is swimming again after she survived a brain-eating amoeba she contracted at an Arkansas water park. (Credit: ABC News)Kali Hardig, 13, is swimming again after she survived a brain-eating amoeba she contracted at an Arkansas water park. (Credit: ABC News)
    A 13-year-old Arkansas girl, who is one of only three people in the United States known to have survived a brain-eating amoeba, is back enjoying swimming after contracting the infection at a water park last year.
    A 13-year-old Arkansas girl, who is one of only three people in the United States known to have survived a brain-eating amoeba, is back enjoying swimming after contracting the infection at a water park last year.
  • PHOTOS: Smokey Bear Turns 70, But Don't Bring Candles

    PHOTOS: Smokey Bear Turns 70, But Don't Bring Candles

    Friday, August 8 2014 6:57 PM EDT2014-08-08 22:57:23 GMT
    Photo of a Smokey Bear poster (Credit: ABC News)Photo of a Smokey Bear poster (Credit: ABC News)
    Smokey Bear is turning 70 on Saturday, but don't bring any candles to the party, please.
    Smokey Bear is turning 70 on Saturday, but don't bring any candles to the party, please.
  • US Carries Out More Airstrikes Against ISIS in Iraq

    US Carries Out More Airstrikes Against ISIS in Iraq

    Friday, August 8 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-08-08 22:19:12 GMT
    PHOTO: Sailors guide an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Valions of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 15 on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) on August 8th, 2014. (Credit: ABC News)PHOTO: Sailors guide an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Valions of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 15 on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) on August 8th, 2014. (Credit: ABC News)
    The United States military has carried out three rounds of airstrikes Friday against ISIS militants in Iraq in its renewed effort to bolster the Iraqi and Kurdish forces from the Islamic militants.
    The United States military has carried out three rounds of airstrikes Friday against ISIS militants in Iraq in its renewed effort to bolster the Iraqi and Kurdish forces from the Islamic militants.
  • Family says Tampa church canceled funeral because son was gay

    Family says Tampa church canceled funeral because son was gay

    Friday, August 8 2014 3:37 PM EDT2014-08-08 19:37:53 GMT
    A Tampa mother was standing at their son's casket when the phone rang. She says the church where her son's funeral was scheduled to be held the next day was canceled. The reason? She says she was told it would be "blasphemous" to hold the services at the church because her son was gay.
    A Tampa mother was standing at their son's casket when the phone rang. She says the church where her son's funeral was scheduled to be held the next day was canceled. The reason? She says she was told it would be "blasphemous" to hold the services at the church because her son was gay.
  • Poisonous Cottonmouth snake found in toilet

    Poisonous Cottonmouth snake found in toilet

    Friday, August 8 2014 12:43 PM EDT2014-08-08 16:43:33 GMT
    A snake was discovered in a toilet in Hueytown, Alabama. Hueytown Police Facebook page photoA snake was discovered in a toilet in Hueytown, Alabama. Hueytown Police Facebook page photo
    Imagine going to use a toilet and seeing a poisonous snake slithering in the commode. It actually happened to a construction worker in Hueytown, Alabama.
    Imagine going to use a toilet and seeing a poisonous snake slithering in the commode. It actually happened to a construction worker in Hueytown, Alabama.
  • PHOTOS: Police Car Covered In Sticky Notes Goes Viral

    PHOTOS: Police Car Covered In Sticky Notes Goes Viral

    Friday, August 8 2014 11:41 AM EDT2014-08-08 15:41:31 GMT
    Kansas City Police Officer Stuart Littlefield arrived to work to find his police cruiser covered in sticky notes. (Photo Credit: CNN)Kansas City Police Officer Stuart Littlefield arrived to work to find his police cruiser covered in sticky notes. (Photo Credit: CNN)
    A prank involving a Kansas City Police officer's car is going viral on the web.
    A prank involving a Kansas City Police officer's car is going viral on the web.
  • Toddler Squeezes Through White House Fence

    Toddler Squeezes Through White House Fence

    Friday, August 8 2014 10:51 AM EDT2014-08-08 14:51:13 GMT
    A member of the U.S. Secret Service Emergency Response Team (ERT) stands watch on the North Lawn at the White House. (Photo Credit: Associated Press)A member of the U.S. Secret Service Emergency Response Team (ERT) stands watch on the North Lawn at the White House. (Photo Credit: Associated Press)
    It's usually someone jumping over the White House fence that causes Secret Service agents patrolling the grounds to scramble, but a toddler had them on the move Thursday night.
    It's usually someone jumping over the White House fence that causes Secret Service agents patrolling the grounds to scramble, but a toddler had them on the move Thursday night.
  • Child Killed In Dog Attack

    Child Killed In Dog Attack

    Friday, August 8 2014 10:22 AM EDT2014-08-08 14:22:22 GMT
    Across America graphicAcross America graphic
    Authorities in Levy County, Florida say a 6-year-old boy was killed after being attacked by two family dogs.
    Authorities in Levy County, Florida say a 6-year-old boy was killed after being attacked by two family dogs.
  • GM Issues Third Recall On SUVs For Fire Risk

    GM Issues Third Recall On SUVs For Fire Risk

    Friday, August 8 2014 10:06 AM EDT2014-08-08 14:06:57 GMT
    GM Recall graphicGM Recall graphic
    General Motors' troubles with safety recalls have surfaced in another case, this time with the company recalling a group of SUVs for a third time to fix power window switches that can catch fire.
    General Motors' troubles with safety recalls have surfaced in another case, this time with the company recalling a group of SUVs for a third time to fix power window switches that can catch fire.
  • Customer buys 23 Burger King pies to spite snotty kid

    Customer buys 23 Burger King pies to spite snotty kid

    Friday, August 8 2014 6:57 AM EDT2014-08-08 10:57:23 GMT
    Burger King Facebook photoBurger King Facebook photo
    A visit to Burger King went horribly wrong for one Reddit user, whose post about the experience with a snotty kid and Burger King pies has gone viral.
    A visit to Burger King went horribly wrong for one Reddit user, whose post about the experience with a snotty kid and Burger King pies has gone viral.
  • Family's heart wrenching story gets national attention

    Family's heart wrenching story gets national attention

    Thursday, August 7 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-08-07 22:46:31 GMT
    Connor's name will be added to this memorial honoring those who have donated their organs. Facebook photoConnor's name will be added to this memorial honoring those who have donated their organs. Facebook photo
    The heartbroken family of a California teen who died after smoking one hit of synthetic pot is taking their message about the dangerous drug to TV. 
    The heartbroken family of a California teen who died after smoking one hit of synthetic pot is taking their message about the dangerous drug to TV. 
  • Insurer Pays Off Lawsuit With Thousands In Coins

    Insurer Pays Off Lawsuit With Thousands In Coins

    Thursday, August 7 2014 12:02 PM EDT2014-08-07 16:02:23 GMT
    Andres Carrasco was paid with buckets of change for a partial settlement in a 2012 lawsuit against Adrianaís Insurance Services, a Rancho Cucamonga, California-based company.  (Associated Press)Andres Carrasco was paid with buckets of change for a partial settlement in a 2012 lawsuit against Adrianaís Insurance Services, a Rancho Cucamonga, California-based company. (Associated Press)
    An insurance company settled a lawsuit with a Los Angeles man by dropping off buckets full of thousands of quarters, nickels, dimes and pennies, his attorney said Wednesday.
    An insurance company settled a lawsuit with a Los Angeles man by dropping off buckets full of thousands of quarters, nickels, dimes and pennies, his attorney said Wednesday.
  • New Harry Potter attraction opens at Universal Orlando

    New Harry Potter attraction opens at Universal Orlando

    Thursday, August 7 2014 9:28 AM EDT2014-08-07 13:28:07 GMT
    Harry Potter fans enter Diagon' Alley Tuesday. WESH TV photoHarry Potter fans enter Diagon' Alley Tuesday. WESH TV photo
    Fans waited in line at Universal Orlando Resort for Tuesday's opening of the new attraction, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley.
    Fans waited in line at Universal Orlando Resort for Tuesday's opening of the new attraction, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley.
  • Target publicly endorses same-sex marriage

    Target publicly endorses same-sex marriage

    Thursday, August 7 2014 9:22 AM EDT2014-08-07 13:22:25 GMT
    Target Corp. is adding its name to a legal defense of gay marriage, joining other large companies that are taking a stand, just four years after the retailer came under criticism for supporting a strident opponent of same-sex unions. Target said it has signed a court brief backing marriage equality in a pending court case and publicly declared its support of gay marriage, a move similar to those taken by Starbucks, Intel and Apple."It is our belief that everyone should be treated equally unde...
    Target Corp. is adding its name to a legal defense of gay marriage, joining other large companies that are taking a stand, just four years after the retailer came under criticism for supporting a strident opponent of same-sex unions. Target said it has signed a court brief backing marriage equality in a pending court case and publicly declared its support of gay marriage, a move similar to those taken by Starbucks, Intel and Apple."It is our belief that everyone should be treated equally unde...
  • SC Schools Don’t Know If They’re Getting Immigrant Children

    SC Schools Don’t Know If They’re Getting Immigrant Children

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 8:29 PM EDT2014-08-07 00:29:12 GMT
    As South Carolina schools get ready to start this month, there’s something they can’t plan for—whether they’ll be getting any of the 350 undocumented immigrant children sent here from the border.
    As South Carolina schools get ready to start this month, there’s something they can’t plan for—whether they’ll be getting any of the 350 undocumented immigrant children sent here from the border.
  • 5-year-old Steals the Show During Newscast Live Shot

    5-year-old Steals the Show During Newscast Live Shot

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 8:01 PM EDT2014-08-07 00:01:09 GMT
    5-year-old Noah Ritter begins to take charge when a reporter asks him how he enjoyed a fair ride... and he goes off on a tangent about looking forward to kindergarten.
    5-year-old Noah Ritter begins to take charge when a reporter asks him how he enjoyed a fair ride... and he goes off on a tangent about looking forward to kindergarten.
  • American General Killed, 15 Others Injured In Afghanistan Military Academy Attack

    American General Killed, 15 Others Injured In Afghanistan Military Academy Attack

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 10:11 PM EDT2014-08-06 02:11:48 GMT
    PHOTO: General view of a military academy base after an Afghan soldier opened fire on NATO troops inside the premises, on the outskirts of Kabul, Aug. 5, 2014. (Credit: ABC News)PHOTO: General view of a military academy base after an Afghan soldier opened fire on NATO troops inside the premises, on the outskirts of Kabul, Aug. 5, 2014. (Credit: ABC News)
    An American general was killed Tuesday and 15 other soldiers wounded in an attack on a military academy in Afghanistan. Click for the latest information.
    An American general was killed Tuesday and 15 other soldiers wounded in an attack on a military academy in Afghanistan. Click for the latest information.
  • Senator Lindsey Graham Says Help Is On The Way For Veterans Waiting For VA Health Care

    Senator Lindsey Graham Says Help Is On The Way For Veterans Waiting For VA Health Care

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 4:35 PM EDT2014-08-05 20:35:30 GMT
    Photo of U.S. Senator Lindsey GrahamPhoto of U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham
    U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) says help is coming to veterans facing long waits at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers.
    U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) says help is coming to veterans facing long waits at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers.
  • TRUE LOVE STORY: Couple Married For 62 Years Dies Four Hours Apart

    TRUE LOVE STORY: Couple Married For 62 Years Dies Four Hours Apart

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 4:15 PM EDT2014-08-05 20:15:42 GMT
    Photo of Don and Maxine Simpson (Credit: ABC News)Photo of Don and Maxine Simpson (Credit: ABC News)
    It's a love story that may remind you of a Hollywood movie, but it's real...and it's the life of a Bakersfield, California man and woman whose love for each other was on display...until the day they died. Tim Calahan has the details of their life journey.
    It's a love story that may remind you of a Hollywood movie, but it's real...and it's the life of a Bakersfield, California man and woman whose love for each other was on display...until the day they died. Tim Calahan has the details of their life journey.
  • VIDEO: Baby Seal Makes Friends With Two Surfers, Tries To Surf

    VIDEO: Baby Seal Makes Friends With Two Surfers, Tries To Surf

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 2:25 PM EDT2014-08-05 18:25:21 GMT
    Photo of a baby seal trying to surf (Credit: CNN)Photo of a baby seal trying to surf (Credit: CNN)
    A baby seal makes friends with two surfers and decides he want to try surfing.
    A baby seal makes friends with two surfers and decides he want to try surfing.
  • VIDEO: Video Of Cows Being Herded By Lorde's "Royals" Played on Farmer's Trombone Goes Viral

    VIDEO: Video Of Cows Being Herded By Lorde's "Royals" Played on Farmer's Trombone Goes Viral

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 2:21 PM EDT2014-08-05 18:21:31 GMT
    Photo of Kansas farmer Derek Klingenberg playing his trombone for his herd of cattle (Credit: CNN)Photo of Kansas farmer Derek Klingenberg playing his trombone for his herd of cattle (Credit: CNN)
    A Kansas farmer has gone viral with a video he posted online and on social media.
    A Kansas farmer has gone viral with a video he posted online and on social media.
  • Report: Georgia, South Carolina Ranked On List For States With The Best Schools

    Report: Georgia, South Carolina Ranked On List For States With The Best Schools

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 1:04 PM EDT2014-08-05 17:04:56 GMT
    School Report graphicSchool Report graphic
    A report on WalletHub.com ranks all the states by the quality of the schools in the states. Click to see how Georgia and South Carolina fared.
    A report on WalletHub.com ranks all the states by the quality of the schools in the states. Click to see how Georgia and South Carolina fared.
  • California Town's Residents On Edge As Mystery Animal Roams The Streets

    California Town's Residents On Edge As Mystery Animal Roams The Streets

    Monday, August 4 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-08-04 21:45:16 GMT
    Photo of a mysterious animal roaming the streets of Norwalk, California (Credit: ABC News)Photo of a mysterious animal roaming the streets of Norwalk, California (Credit: ABC News)
    A southern California city in on edge because they fear a lion is on the loose, seen roaming the streets. But, the only real evidence is a grainy video, which is raising more questions than answers. ABC News' Nick Watt has the story.
    A southern California city in on edge because they fear a lion is on the loose, seen roaming the streets. But, the only real evidence is a grainy video, which is raising more questions than answers. ABC News' Nick Watt has the story.
  • PF Chang's Names 33 Restaurants In Data Breach

    PF Chang's Names 33 Restaurants In Data Breach

    Monday, August 4 2014 4:24 PM EDT2014-08-04 20:24:44 GMT
    P.F. Chang's China Bistro logo graphicP.F. Chang's China Bistro logo graphic
    P.F. Chang's is providing more details on its ongoing investigation into a security breach, saying data may have been stolen from certain credit and debit cards used at 33 P.F. Chang's China Bistro restaurants in the U.S.
    P.F. Chang's is providing more details on its ongoing investigation into a security breach, saying data may have been stolen from certain credit and debit cards used at 33 P.F. Chang's China Bistro restaurants in the U.S.
  • FDA Issues Warning About Use Of Powdered Caffeine

    FDA Issues Warning About Use Of Powdered Caffeine

    Monday, August 4 2014 3:34 PM EDT2014-08-04 19:34:36 GMT
    Photo of powdered caffeinePhoto of powdered caffeine
    The FDA is warning about powdered pure caffeine being marketed directly to consumers, and recommends avoiding these products.  In particular, FDA is concerned about powdered pure caffeine sold in bulk bags over the internet.
    The FDA is warning about powdered pure caffeine being marketed directly to consumers, and recommends avoiding these products.  In particular, FDA is concerned about powdered pure caffeine sold in bulk bags over the internet.
  • Boy lost in NYC calls it 'greatest day of my life'

    Boy lost in NYC calls it 'greatest day of my life'

    Monday, August 4 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-08-04 18:42:24 GMT
    A 9-year-old boy who got separated from his family at the Central Park Zoo says being lost for two hours in New York City was the greatest day of his life.
    A 9-year-old boy who got separated from his family at the Central Park Zoo says being lost for two hours in New York City was the greatest day of his life.
  • Former White House press secretary Jim Brady dies

    Former White House press secretary Jim Brady dies

    Monday, August 4 2014 2:13 PM EDT2014-08-04 18:13:32 GMT
    (AP Image)(AP Image)
    James Brady, the White House press secretary gravely wounded during the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, died Monday, his family announced. Brady was 73.
    James Brady, the White House press secretary gravely wounded during the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, died Monday, his family announced. Brady was 73.
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