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Truck Falls into Sinkhole in Hawaii

Truck Falls into Sinkhole in Hawaii

Hawaii County Civil Defense(HONOLULU) — A road besieged by heavy rains on Hawaii’s Big Island opened into a sinkhole, swallowing a pickup truck in the process.Authorities from the Hawai’i County Civil Defense said a woman was behind the wh…

Obamacare Latest: 2.1 Million Sign-Ups

Obamacare Latest: 2.1 Million Sign-Ups

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — On the eve of Obamacare’s primetime debut, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Tuesday heralded the moment as a “new day in health care for millions of Americans.” The administration says m…

“Hunger Games” Star Gets Mockingjay Salute at Kentucky Wildcats Game

“Hunger Games” Star Gets Mockingjay Salute at Kentucky Wildcats Game

Lionsgate(LEXINGTON, Ky.) — When Josh Hutcherson headed home for the holidays he never could have predicted that he’d get this kind of a welcome.The Hunger Games star, 21, attended a Kentucky Wildcats basketball game near his hometown of Union, Ky., o…

Elon Musk and Four Others Who Had a Banner 2013

Elon Musk and Four Others Who Had a Banner 2013

Tesla Motors(NEW YORK) — While many people who have invested in the stock market or have mutual funds have seen a boost in their net worth this year, they have likely not seen anywhere near the bump these five people received. The record-setting year …

California Crop Circle Sparks UFO Talk

California Crop Circle Sparks UFO Talk

Credit: 111th Aerial Photography & Video(SALINAS, Calif.) — An unexplained crop circle in Salinas, Calif., has captured the curiosity of alien enthusiasts and conspiracy theorists across the nation.The patterns were noticed by aerial photographer …

What to Expect from Miley Cyrus’ “Rockin’ Eve” Performance

What to Expect from Miley Cyrus’ “Rockin’ Eve” Performance

ABC/Bob D’Amico(NEW YORK) — It’s December 31, and if you’re staying home to ring in 2014, there’s only one thing that’s probably going to be on your TV: Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.Seacrest, along with Jenny McCarthy in New …

Politicians and Their TV Shows: What They Watched in 2013

Politicians and Their TV Shows: What They Watched in 2013

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — Homeland, The Wire, Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, House of Cards: What do these shows have in common? They are all favorites of President Obama’s, according to the New York Times. ABC News as…

‘Tikker’ Watch Counts Seconds Until Your Death

‘Tikker’ Watch Counts Seconds Until Your Death

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — What if you could know the exact moment of your death? One ghoulish marketer will be counting down the seconds until he dies, as revelers tick off the seconds until the New Year’s Eve ball-drop in Times Square.&ldqu…

NYC Steakhouse Offering $10,000 NYE Dinner for Two

NYC Steakhouse Offering $10,000 NYE Dinner for Two

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Restaurants across the country are jacking up prices on New Year’s Eve with mandatory prix fixe meals and champagne toasts all in the spirit of a happy new year. But one restaurant is taking that spirit to another level w…

Store Manager Jumps in Truck, Tosses Beer to Stop Thieves

Store Manager Jumps in Truck, Tosses Beer to Stop Thieves

iStock/Thinkstock(TITUSVILLE, Fla.) –  A Walmart manager went for a wild ride down a Florida highway in the back of a pickup truck after he tried to stop two people he suspected of stealing beer from the store.Mike Dawson, a manager at the Titusv…

Target Says Some Gift Cards Are Not Working

Target Says Some Gift Cards Are Not Working

Target(NEW YORK) — Target, still recovering from a data breach that affected millions of customers, said Tuesday some gift cards sold over the holiday shopping period “were not fully activated.”The company said it’s less than 0.1 per…

Hospital Staffers Wear ‘Fat Suit’ to Help with Treatment of Obese

Hospital Staffers Wear ‘Fat Suit’ to Help with Treatment of Obese

Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust(LONDON) — Staff at a British hospital have been wearing a “fat suit” to better understand the problems of their obese patients.The clinical staff at Peterborough and Stamford Hospita…

Arrest in Murder of Two New Jersey Teens

Arrest in Murder of Two New Jersey Teens

iStock/Thinkstock(NEWARK, N.J.) — Authorities in New Jersey say they have arrested a juvenile in the Christmas night shootings of two young teens in Newark.While a pastor was officiating the funeral of 15-year-old Kasson Mormon, prosecutors in Essex C…

Plus-Size Barbie Sparks Online Debate over Body Image

Plus-Size Barbie Sparks Online Debate over Body Image

Bill Fehr(NEW YORK) — Should toymakers abandon Barbie’s pencil-thin physique for a double chin?That question, posted to the Plus-Size-Modeling.com Facebook page, has created a social media firestorm with people weighing in on female body image.T…

“Frozen” Surpasses $500 Million Worldwide Mark

“Frozen” Surpasses $500 Million Worldwide Mark

Buena Vista(NEW YORK) — Disney’s animated flick Frozen surpassed the $500 million worldwide box office mark on Monday. It’s the fourth release from Disney to pass that mark this year, following Marvel’s Iron Man 3, Disney-Pixar’s Monsters University, …

Michael Schumacher’s Condition Improves, but ‘Remains Fragile’

Michael Schumacher’s Condition Improves, but ‘Remains Fragile’

Jiri Krenek/isifa/Getty Images(LONDON) — Michael Schumacher’s condition has slightly improved, doctors say, but the retired Formula One driver remains in critical condition and is not out of danger.After two hours of surgery Monday night to treat intr…

Michael Schumacher’s Condition Improves, but ‘Remains Fragile’

Michael Schumacher’s Condition Improves, but ‘Remains Fragile’

Jiri Krenek/isifa/Getty Images(LONDON) — Michael Schumacher’s condition has slightly improved, doctors say, but the retired Formula One driver remains in critical condition and is not out of danger.After two hours of surgery Monday night to treat intr…

Antarctic Ship Rescue on Hold for Better Weather

Antarctic Ship Rescue on Hold for Better Weather

Paula Jones/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — An air rescue for the passengers aboard a research ship that has been trapped in Antarctic ice for a week will wait for a break in the weather to start airlifting people from the vessel, Australian maritime authoriti…

Antarctic Ship Rescue on Hold for Better Weather

Antarctic Ship Rescue on Hold for Better Weather

Paula Jones/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — An air rescue for the passengers aboard a research ship that has been trapped in Antarctic ice for a week will wait for a break in the weather to start airlifting people from the vessel, Australian maritime authoriti…

Residents Urged to Evacuate After Oil Train Collision in ND

Residents Urged to Evacuate After Oil Train Collision in ND

snvv/Thinkstock(CASSELTON, N.D.) — Officials are urging residents of a small North Dakota town to evacuate after a mile-long train carrying crude oil collided with another train, triggering a series of thunderous explosions and sending toxic fumes int…

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