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Three Guantanamo Detainees Transferred to Slovakia

Three Guantanamo Detainees Transferred to Slovakia

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Three Chinese Uighur detainees have been transferred from Guantanamo Bay to Slovakia, the Pentagon announced Tuesday, calling their transfer a “significant milestone” in efforts to close the prison.The annou…

Obamacare Primer: What Happens on Jan. 1

Obamacare Primer: What Happens on Jan. 1

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — After three years of preparation, and three tumultuous months of technical glitches and high-profile hiccups, Obamacare takes full effect nationwide in less than 24 hours. Jan. 1, 2014, is less a deadline than a major milestone …

What Happens to Your Body During a New Year’s Polar Bear Plunge?

What Happens to Your Body During a New Year’s Polar Bear Plunge?

Jen Grantham/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Dennis Thomas, 59, was walking along the Coney Island boardwalk 30 winters ago when he spotted two elderly men in bathing suits running into the frigid water.”I said, ‘That’s really crazy, and I want to do that,’” s…

New Laws You Need to Know About in 2014

New Laws You Need to Know About in 2014

Alan Crosthwaite/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Dozens of new laws that affect you are going into effect in states across the U.S. come 2014.  The provisions run the gamut from tanning salons to texting and driving to a higher minimum wage.New voter ID…

Should Women Shun Carbohydrates?

Should Women Shun Carbohydrates?

al62/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A British researcher says women should not feel guilty about enjoying foods with carbohydrates, even though many apparently do.In her survey of 3,000 women, Jane Ogden, professor in health psychology at the University of Su…

Brain Undergoes Changes While Reading

Brain Undergoes Changes While Reading

Wavebreakmedia Ltd/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — You might get more out of reading than you ever imagined.Researchers at Emory University in Atlanta claim that the brain actually undergoes changes that can last for days afterwards as the result of a reading a…

Testosterone Makes a Canary Want to Sing

Testosterone Makes a Canary Want to Sing

ene/Thinkstock(BALTIMORE) — Can a little extra testosterone make a guy sing like a bird?Perhaps not, but scientists have apparently shown that the steroid hormone that stimulates development of male secondary sexual characteristics might motivate him …

Phil Robertson Suggests Guys Marry 15-Year-Old Girls in Video

Phil Robertson Suggests Guys Marry 15-Year-Old Girls in Video

A&E Television(NEW YORK) — Another controversy may be brewing for Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson.  Just two weeks after his anti-gay comments in GQ went public, a 2009 video of the 67-year-old A&E star preaching has surfaced. In the vid…

Khloe Kardashian, Lamar Odom Selling Their $4 Million Home

Khloe Kardashian, Lamar Odom Selling Their $4 Million Home

Brian Bowen Smith/E!(LOS ANGELES) — Soon-to-be-divorced couple Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom are keeping the lines of communication open following their very public split.  The former couple recently worked together to put their $4 million Tarz…

Gabrielle Union’s New Fiancé Fathered Baby Boy with Another Woman

Gabrielle Union’s New Fiancé Fathered Baby Boy with Another Woman

Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images for The Collection(LOS ANGELES) — Actress Gabrielle Union and NBA star Dwyane Wade just got engaged last week, but new reports claim the Miami Heat guard recently welcomed a son with another woman.Entertainment Tonight r…

Woman Wins $157,000 Car on “The Price Is Right”

Woman Wins $157,000 Car on “The Price Is Right”

Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Price Is Right gave away its biggest prize ever — at least during daytime hours — on Monday to Sheree L. Heil from Tacoma, Wash. Heil won an Audi R8 V8 Spyder Quattro S Tronic, valued at $157,300, maki…

Obama Is Watching “Breaking Bad,” Loves “House of Cards”

Obama Is Watching “Breaking Bad,” Loves “House of Cards”

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(NEW YORK) — It looks like when it comes to President Obama’s television viewing habits, he prefers his shows full of drama.According to the New York Times, the commander-in-chief is reportedly watching AMC’s Br…

Kardashian Family Dominates Tabloids in 2013

Kardashian Family Dominates Tabloids in 2013

Brian Bowen Smith/E!(LOS ANGELES) — With so much happening with the Kardashian-Jenner clan this year — from breakups to babies to engagements — it’s no wonder that the reality TV stars were the celebrities who dominated the tabloids this year.Accord…

Leonardo DiCaprio: “The Wolf of Wall Street” Doesn’t Condone Wild Lifestyle

Leonardo DiCaprio: “The Wolf of Wall Street” Doesn’t Condone Wild Lifestyle

Paramount Pictures(NEW YORK) — The Wolf of Wall Street, based on the memoir of wild and scheming stockbroker Jordan Belfort, is a tale of indulgence and excess, but star Leonardo DiCaprio says there’s more to the film than money, partying and sex.DiCa…

Political Divide Widens over Evolution Beliefs

Political Divide Widens over Evolution Beliefs

Devonyu/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The theory of evolution — usually a hot-button issue — is destined to stay hot in the New Year.A Pew Research Center poll found that 60 percent of Americans accept the Darwinian principle that the species have evolve…

Anderson Silva Undergoes Surgery on Broken Left Leg

Anderson Silva Undergoes Surgery on Broken Left Leg

Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images(LAS VEGAS) — After breaking his left leg during Saturday night’s fight against Chris Weidman, Anderson Silva underwent surgery at a Las Vegas hospital.
The operation was performed by Dr. Steven Sanders, the UFC’…

Heat Celebrate LeBron’s Birthday With a 97-94 Win in Denver

Heat Celebrate LeBron’s Birthday With a 97-94 Win in Denver

Jim McIssac/Getty Images(DENVER) –  LeBron James poured in 26 points on his 29th birthday, and the Miami Heat edged the Denver Nuggets 97-94 on Monday night.
James missed Saturday’s win over Portland with a groin injury, but return to help Miami …

Louisville Cardinals Dismiss Forward Chane Behanan

Louisville Cardinals Dismiss Forward Chane Behanan

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Louisville has dismissed junior forward Chane Behanan from the basketball program due to a violation of university policy, head coach Rick Pitino announced on Monday.
“He just did not do the right thing over…

Oregon Routs Texas in Mack Brown’s Farewell

Oregon Routs Texas in Mack Brown’s Farewell

Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images(SAN ANTONIO) –  Marcus Mariota threw for 253 yards and a touchdown to lead No. 10 Oregon to a 30-7 victory over Texas in the Alamo Bowl.
The Ducks (11-2) dominated from start to finish, but the win was overshadow…

Times Square Restaurants Upping Prices on New Year’s Eve

Times Square Restaurants Upping Prices on New Year’s Eve

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Times Square in New York City is the center of the world come New Year’s Eve. Tens of thousands of revelers from around the world flock to midtown Manhattan, where they are subsequently forced to wait for hours in the …

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