Jet from New York crashes in Guyana; no deaths →
GEORGETOWN, Guyana — A Caribbean Airlines jet coming from New York crashed and broke in two while landing in Guyana with 163 people aboard on Saturday, causing several injuries but no deaths, said President Bharrat Jagdeo. Whew!
US economy slowed to snail's pace in second... →
The Commerce Department’s first estimate of second quarter growth, released Friday, came in at a 1.3 percent rate, much lower than the consensus estimate of around 1.8 percent.
I'll take bizarre injuries for $1,000, Alex →
Alex Trebek, 71, snapped his Achilles tendon and injured his other leg when chasing down a burglar at his San Francisco hotel Wednesday morning, according to KGO-TV.
Pilot survives 17-plus hours in water after crash →
“Upon impact, the airplane flipped over. He had prepared for impact by opening his door, which allowed him to take off his seatbelt once under water. He then escaped the airplane as it sank seconds later.” He and Captain Sully should hang out.
Suit against federal stem cell research dismissed →
WASHINGTON — A lawsuit that had threatened to end the Obama administration’s funding of embryonic stem cell research was thrown out Wednesday, allowing the U.S. to continue supporting a search for cures to deadly diseases over protests that the work relies on destroyed human embryos.
Serial butt slasher sought in Virginia →
Today’s Headline of the Day Award goes to NBCWashington.com.
Glenn Beck: Young Norway victims like 'Hitler... →
“There was a shooting at a political camp, which sounds a little like the Hitler Youth, or whatever,” Beck said on his radio show Monday, which is broadcast on more than 400 stations.
Postal Service targets 3,600 offices for closure →
The U.S. Postal Service is expected to announce a plan Tuesday to close more than 3,600 post offices, mostly in small communities, to close a widening budget gap, according to published reports.
Singer Amy Winehouse found dead in her London... →
Apple is considering making a bid for Hulu,... →
Report: US preps subpoenas for News Corp. →
The Justice Department is readying subpoenas as part of a probe into allegations that Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. attempted to hack into phones of Sept. 11 victims, the Wall Street Journal reported late Thursday night.
Fox going light on News Corp. scandal coverage →
Cable channels MSNBC and CNN dedicated five or six times more airtime to the topic than News Corp.’s Fox News Channel, according to a study by Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism.
How's 120-plus degrees feel? Iowa towns know →
Iowans were dead center in the heat wave gripping the central U.S. on Tuesday, with warnings that it will get worse before it gets cooler. And that’s after 11 Iowa towns on Monday posted heat indices that made it feel between 114 and 131 degrees.
When I say Rupert, you say GO. Rupert. GO! Rupert GO!– One of the many colorful chants against Murdoch from the protesters down at the Houses of Parliament today. Watch a livestream of the former and current London police officials getting grilled by lawmakers over the phone-hacking scandal here.
North Dakota's statehood in question after... →
North Dakotans will vote on whether the state needs to “clarify” its status after a local history buff discovered a flaw in its constitution that has created a state of confusion — over whether North Dakota is even a state at all.
Mother, baby jump from vehicle amid carjacking →
Maryland State Police say the 24-year-old mother had a cut on her head, but the baby was not hurt. Super-Mom!
'Mad Men' leads Emmy nominations with 19 nods,... →