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Crude Oil Could Give Italy Economic Boost

Crude Oil Could Give Italy Economic Boost

Comstock/Thinkstock(ROME) — Italy is world-renowned for its high-quality olive oil, but it’s another kind of oil that might give the recessionary country an economic boost, crude oil.Central Italy holds more than a billion barrels of it. Production ha…

Source: Kings Hire Mike Malone

Source: Kings Hire Mike Malone

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Mike Malone will become the next coach of the Sacramento Kings, a source told ESPNLosAngeles.com.
Malone served as the assistant coach with the Golden State Warriors this past season and was an assistant to Mont…

Bank Employee Accused of Stealing from Elderly Clients

Bank Employee Accused of Stealing from Elderly Clients

Ryan McVay/Photodisc/Thinkstock(OAKLAND, Calif.) — Linda Sue Foss seemed like an upstanding citizen, trusted banker and loyal friend.  She was a coordinator for an American Cancer Society charity event and even president of a merchant group in Mo…

NC Lawmakers Hope to Even Road by Charging Green Car Drivers

NC Lawmakers Hope to Even Road by Charging Green Car Drivers

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — North Carolina may be joining other states in charging fees to electric and hybrid car drivers.  That way, like their gas-guzzling counterparts who pay taxes on that gas, they’ll be contributing to state coffers…

Heat’s Big Third Quarter Propels Them Past Pacers in Game 5

Heat’s Big Third Quarter Propels Them Past Pacers in Game 5

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(MIAMI) — The Miami Heat outscored the Indiana Pacers 30-13 in the third quarter en route to a 90-79 victory in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals Thursday night.
The Heat now lead the series 3-2.
The Pacers lead the ga…

Women Included in Japan’s Energy-Saving Push

Women Included in Japan’s Energy-Saving Push

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(TOKYO) — What do you get when you combine news photographers, government officials and plenty of Beyonce music on a Friday afternoon in Tokyo?Not just any fashion show, but the annual “Super Cool Biz” fashion show ho…

Arizona Mom Accused of Drug Smuggling Freed from Mexican Jail

Arizona Mom Accused of Drug Smuggling Freed from Mexican Jail

ABC News(NOGALES, Ariz.) — The Arizona mother detained in Mexico for more than a week on drug charges has been released and will be returning home to the U.S.Yanira Maldonado, 42, walked out of the jail late Thursday night local time, and thanked well…

New York Teen W-I-N-S Scripps National Spelling Bee

New York Teen W-I-N-S Scripps National Spelling Bee

Alex Wong/Getty Images(OXON HILL, Md.) — Arvind Mahankali is the king of Queens.In fact, he’s the king of all spellers in the United States.Thursday night, the 13-year-old Bayside Hills, N.Y., boy proved he’s the comeback kid by winning the 2013…

Donald Rumsfeld on Afghanistan War: ‘It’s Not Combat, as Such’

Donald Rumsfeld on Afghanistan War: ‘It’s Not Combat, as Such’

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Donald Rumsfeld made a habit of collecting adages to live by over the course of his decades-long government career. 
His collection began as a stack of index cards, which then transformed into a White House document dubbed …

Florida Teacher Who Allegedly Lied About Dying Is Fighting Dismissal

Florida Teacher Who Allegedly Lied About Dying Is Fighting Dismissal

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A Florida first grade teacher has been suspended for allegedly lying about having a terminal disease so she could leave school early and take extra days off.Ashley Barker, a teacher at the Laurel Elementary school in the …

Man Charged with Murder in Dog Mauling Death of Woman

Man Charged with Murder in Dog Mauling Death of Woman

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — A dog owner in Southern California has been charged in the death of a 63-year-old woman who authorities say was mauled to death by his four pit pulls.Alex Jackson, 29, was taken into custody on Thursday and will f…

Tesla Expanding Network of Charging Stations in US, Canada

Tesla Expanding Network of Charging Stations in US, Canada

Tesla Motors(PALO ALTO, Calif.) — Electric car maker Tesla Motors announced on Thursday it is expanding its network of charging stations across the U.S. and Canada, making it possible for Tesla drivers to soon travel cross country without using a drop…

Student Loan Interest Rates Likely to Go Up with or Without Congress

Student Loan Interest Rates Likely to Go Up with or Without Congress

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Just a month remains for Congress to prevent student loans from doubling on July 1, and both sides are still relatively far apart on a solution.
There is one common thread tying the two sides together: everyone see…

Tornado Tourism Sees ‘Tough’ Season of Monster Storms

Tornado Tourism Sees ‘Tough’ Season of Monster Storms

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — When a violent storm ripped across Oklahoma and leveled the town of Moore with a devastating EF-5 tornado, one group of storm watchers was not ducking for cover.
They were taking pictures.Tornado tourists, brought by…

Eye Lifts: A Fine Line Between Cosmetic and Therapeutic

Eye Lifts: A Fine Line Between Cosmetic and Therapeutic

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Drooping eyelids may seem like an inevitable effect of getting older, but sagging eyelids not only age a person’s face, they can impair peripheral vision too.Removing the excess skin through surgery can both im…

How to Stop Telemarketing Calls

How to Stop Telemarketing Calls

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — If your phone rings incessantly during the dinner hour with offers of “free” cruises or low-interest credit cards, consider adding your number to the National Do Not Call Registry: It’s free, and it will dramatical…

Chinese Starbucks Admits Using ‘Toilet Water’ to Make Coffee

Chinese Starbucks Admits Using ‘Toilet Water’ to Make Coffee

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(HONG KONG) — While many argue whether or not Starbucks coffee is worth the premium price, customers at a Hong Kong location can decidedly argue in the negative.
Employees at the Starbucks, located in the Bank of China Tower,…

What Do Women Want? Just One More Hour

What Do Women Want? Just One More Hour

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — What would you do if there were 25 hours in a day?Women have it all figured out, according to branding and custom research firm Ginger Consulting, which posed the question to 400 American female consumers, ages 21-60…

Philip Seymour Hoffman Treated for Substance Abuse

Philip Seymour Hoffman Treated for Substance Abuse

GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Philip Seymour Hoffman reportedly sought treatment for substance abuse at a detox facility recently.A rep for the Oscar-winning actor confirms to ABC News that after 23 years of being sober, he fell off th…

“After Earth,” “Now You See Me” Open Friday

“After Earth,” “Now You See Me” Open Friday

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here’s a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:– After Earth: Will Smith and his teenage son, Jaden, star in M. Night Shyamalan’s latest film.  They play a father-son duo, Cypher and Kitai, who crash…

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