• President Obama Congratulates NCAA Basketball Champions

    President Obama Congratulates NCAA Basketball Champions

    (WASHINGTON) — The Louisville Cardinals men’s basketball team visited the White House Tuesday afternoon to receive congratulations from the president.  The NCAA men’s basketball champions stood behind President Obama in the East Room, having earned their ticket to the White House during April’s finals. President Obama admitted that while he accurately predicted the Cardinals would make it to the championship game, he did not select them as the victors. “Today we’re here to celebrate a Louisville team that always played hard, that always worked together, that stayed focused on one singular goal,” the president said, “and that is to bust my bracket.” To… Read more

  • Jury Deliberates Fate of Woman Accused of Killing Fiancé with Antifreeze

    Jury Deliberates Fate of Woman Accused of Killing Fiancé with Antifreeze

    (CLEVELAND) — A jury is deliberating the fate of an Ohio woman on trial for allegedly killing her fiancé by poisoning his iced tea with antifreeze in 2006. Holly McFeeture, 35, of Cleveland, Ohio, is accused of slowly poisoning Matthew Podolak, 31, with antifreeze by slipping it in his tea in July 2006. McFeeture was arrested in July 2012 and charged with one count of aggravated murder and one count of contaminating substance for human consumption or use. She has pleaded not guilty. During closing arguments Monday, prosecutors showed jurors how antifreeze would’ve completely disappeared in a glass of Podolak’s… Read more

  • Man Ends Running Record After 16,436 Consecutive Days

    Man Ends Running Record After 16,436 Consecutive Days

    (LANCASTER, Calif.) — After 16,436 consecutive days of running, a U.S. record holder has ended his streak on the 45th anniversary of the day it began. Mark Covert, 62, a national champion cross-country runner and coach, holds the U.S. record for most days consecutively running at least 1 mile, which he has done every day for the last 45 years. About two months ago, Covert informed his friends that he would stop running because of a mid-foot collapse in his right foot, which left him with a limp while walking and hobbling while running. Covert started his streak when he… Read more

  • 'Whitey' Bulger Witness Delivered Stepdaughter to Be Murdered

    'Whitey' Bulger Witness Delivered Stepdaughter to Be Murdered

    (BOSTON) — The jury in the murder trial of James “Whitey” Bulger listened Tuesday to some of the grisliest testimony yet as a witness described how he took his stepdaughter shopping before delivering her to Bulger allegedly to be strangled. The witness, Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi, had earlier told the court how he had delivered another girlfriend to a house where Bulger waited to strangle her. Flemmi, 79, appeared exasperated at times as he recounted the murder of his stepdaughter Deborah Hussey, who grew up calling him Daddy and later became Flemmi’s lover and murder victim. When pressed by Bulger’s… Read more

  • Cop Disciplined for Releasing Tsarnaev Capture Photos

    Cop Disciplined for Releasing Tsarnaev Capture Photos

    (BOSTON) — Massachusetts State Police photographer Sgt. Sean Murphy was placed on desk duty Tuesday for releasing without authorization the arrest photos of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, which show the surviving bomb suspect with a bloody face — a sniper’s rifle, aimed at his head. “The debate is whether he will be punished and if so to what extent,” said defense attorney Leonard Kesten, who says any punishment should be reasonable. “He did not sell the pictures and he did not hide. That is so admirable.” Murphy could be suspended or fired for releasing the photos. Murphy has said he wanted to… Read more

  • New Bill Aims to Stop Nidal Hasan's Army Pay

    New Bill Aims to Stop Nidal Hasan's Army Pay

    (WASHINGTON) — For the nearly four years since Army Maj. Nidal Hasan allegedly gunned down more than a dozen American servicemen, U.S. taxpayers have continued to pay his salary — to the tune of around $300,000 so far. But new legislation, called the “Stop Pay for Violent Offenders Act,” introduced Monday in the House of Representatives, would authorize the military to suspend pay for Hasan and other members of the military for any capital or sex-related offense. Current law allows the military to suspend the pay of civilian employees, but an Army spokesperson told ABC News last month that it… Read more

  • Hurricane Sandy Baby Boom Hits Jersey Shore Hospitals

    Hurricane Sandy Baby Boom Hits Jersey Shore Hospitals

    (ASBURY PARK, N.J.) — Nine months following Hurricane Sandy, Jersey Shore hospitals are documenting a bigger increase in births than after other disasters, the Asbury Park Press reports. While Neptune’s Jersey Shore University and Brick’s Ocean medical center saw a 20 percent birth increase, Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch recorded a 35 percent baby bump, according to an Asbury Park Press hospital review. “People just love hurricanes and sex,” Richard W. Evans, an economics professor who has studied the impact of hurricanes on fertility, said. Evans says the baby boom can be attributed to residents who lost electricity during… Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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