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Leonardo DiCaprio’s Stepbrother Arrested

Leonardo DiCaprio’s Stepbrother Arrested

ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images/Collin County Jail(MCKINNEY, Texas) — Leonardo DiCaprio’s stepbrother is sitting in a Texas jail on three outstanding warrants while the actor travels the globe promoting his latest film.Adam Farrar, 43, was arrested Jan. 2…

“Real Housewives” Ramona Singer Files for Divorce After Reported Cheating

“Real Housewives” Ramona Singer Files for Divorce After Reported Cheating

Gary Gershoff/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Ramona Singer has filed for divorce from her husband Mario, ABC News confirmed.The New York County Clerk’s office said there is a divorce case open against Mario Singer that is “so new” there isn’t even a date at…

Teen Pleads Not Guilty to Additional Rape Charge in Math Teacher Murder

Teen Pleads Not Guilty to Additional Rape Charge in Math Teacher Murder

iStock/Thinkstock(DANVERS, Mass.) — Philip Chism, the teen accused of raping and murdering his high school math teacher, pleaded not guilty Thursday in connection to a second charge of aggravated rape connected to the brutal crime at an arraignment in…

Obama Visits Nashville High School Reeling from Student’s Death

Obama Visits Nashville High School Reeling from Student’s Death

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — President Obama traveled to a Nashville, Tenn., high school Thursday on the final leg of a post-State of the Union tour that took him across four states in two days. And here, with a recent …

Republicans Open New Discussion on Immigration

Republicans Open New Discussion on Immigration

ABC/Martin H. Simon(CAMBRIDGE, Md.) — House Speaker John Boehner presented a set of principles to Republican lawmakers Thursday that would offer undocumented immigrants a pathway to legalization, but not citizenship, as he opened a new discussion to k…

Amanda Knox’s Guilty Verdict Raises Specter of Extradition

Amanda Knox’s Guilty Verdict Raises Specter of Extradition

ABC News(FLORENCE, Italy) — The word “guilty” in Amanda Knox’s murder trial immediately led to the speculation over another word — extradition.The Italian judge who announced the verdict in Florence Thursday also ordered that Knox be sentenced to 28 …

Stocks Rebound into Positive Territory

Stocks Rebound into Positive Territory

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A surge in Facebook shares helped the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite to a nearly 2-percent rebound Thursday, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average saw a triple-digit bounce back as well.  On Wednesday, the blue chips i…

‘Zombie’ Bees Surface in the Northeast

‘Zombie’ Bees Surface in the Northeast

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Mutant “zombie bees” that act like the ghoulish creatures of horror films have surfaced in the Northeast after first appearing on the West Coast, a bee expert told ABC News on Wednesday.An amateur beekeeper in Burlington,…

Prosecutors to Seek Death Penalty for Boston Bombing Suspect

Prosecutors to Seek Death Penalty for Boston Bombing Suspect

FBI(WASHINGTON) — The mother of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told ABC News she feels “nothing” after prosecutors announced Thursday they would seek the death penalty for her 20-year-old son. “How can I feel about this? I feel nothi…

Air Force Nuke Officer Cheating Scandal Expands

Air Force Nuke Officer Cheating Scandal Expands

iStock/Thinkstock(MALMSTROM AIR FORCE BASE, Mont.) — The cheating scandal at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana has gotten bigger. Half of the base’s 183 nuclear missile launch officers have been suspended from their duties because of their rol…

McDonald’s Counts on Coffee to Boost Sales

McDonald’s Counts on Coffee to Boost Sales

McDonald’s(NEW YORK) — McDonald’s is looking to coffee to help increase its sales in the United States. The food chain prioritizes delivering “a gold-standard cup of coffee with every visit,” as detailed in a memo obtained by Bloomberg.
The memo outli…

Superhero Pope Graffiti Removed

Superhero Pope Graffiti Removed

TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images(VATICAN CITY) — Days after the image of the “Super Pope” mysteriously appeared on a wall near the Vatican, Rome police removed the graffiti depicting Pope Francis as a superhero. The art piece showed the Catholic leader f…

President Obama Talks Jobs, Minimum Wage in Wisconsin

President Obama Talks Jobs, Minimum Wage in Wisconsin

Pete Souza / The White House(WAUKESHA, Wis.) — On the second day of his post-State of the Union tour, President Obama signed a new memorandum directing Vice President Joe Biden to spearhead a full scale review of federal job training programs. Speakin…

NASCAR Announces Major Changes To Championship Format

NASCAR Announces Major Changes To Championship Format

BananaStock(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — NASCAR announced major changes to the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship on Thursday.
Under the new system, the field will be expanded to 16 drivers, which will ultimately be whittled down to four through three rounds…

Michael Young Retires After 14 MLB Seasons

Michael Young Retires After 14 MLB Seasons

Baseball/Red Stitches and Morning/iStockphoto(ARLINGTON, Texas) — Free agent infielder Michael Young is hanging up the cleats.
The 37-year-old Young played 14 years (2000-2013) in the Major Leagues, suiting up for the Texas Rangers, Philadelphia Phil…

Despite Pleas for Mercy, Infomercial King Kevin Trudeau to Remain Behind Bars

Despite Pleas for Mercy, Infomercial King Kevin Trudeau to Remain Behind Bars

iStock/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — Disgraced TV infomercial pitchman Kevin Trudeau jokingly offered Thursday to undergo enhanced interrogation techniques if it would help convince a judge to end his imprisonment for civil contempt.“I will do anything …

Millennial Moms Focused on ‘Me’ Time, Study Says

Millennial Moms Focused on ‘Me’ Time, Study Says

Wavebreak Media(NEW YORK) — Millennial moms are more focused on “me time,” according to a BabyCenter study released Thursday. Millennials, loosely defined people born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s, are becoming parents. And their parenti…

Traffic Cameras Rife with Bogus Violations, Audit Shows

Traffic Cameras Rife with Bogus Violations, Audit Shows

iStock/Thinkstock(BALTIMORE) — It’s the flash out of nowhere — when you don’t expect it, sometimes when you don’t deserve it — cameras set to capture traffic violations.At an intersection in Baltimore, video shows a drive…

Broncos Fight Seasickness Aboard Media Yacht

Broncos Fight Seasickness Aboard Media Yacht

Ezra Shaw/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — One of the Denver Broncos’ last media sessions before their highly anticipated Super Bowl battle with the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday may also have been their most miserable.Several players on Wednesday reported…

State Dept.: Syria ‘Dragging Its Feet’ on Weapons Removal

State Dept.: Syria ‘Dragging Its Feet’ on Weapons Removal

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Thursday that the international community is not ready to give up on diplomacy with Syria, even as the American delegation to the Organization for the Prevention of Chemical W…

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