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Arizona Man Accused in ‘Mercy Killing’ Goes Missing

Arizona Man Accused in ‘Mercy Killing’ Goes Missing

Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office(PHOENIX) — An Arizona man accused of shooting his wife to death in a so-called “mercy killing” removed his electronic monitoring bracelet while on house arrest and fled, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Offic…

Missed the ‘Blood Moon’? Here’s Your Next Chance

Missed the ‘Blood Moon’? Here’s Your Next Chance

NASA Ames Research Center/Brian Day(NEW YORK) — If you were asleep when the “blood moon” graced the sky early Tuesday, you’re in luck. The moon will glow red three more times in the next 18 months, scientists say.It’s all part …

Pregnancy Weight Has ‘Goldilocks Effect’ on Baby’s Obesity Risk

Pregnancy Weight Has ‘Goldilocks Effect’ on Baby’s Obesity Risk

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Women who gain more or less weight than recommended during pregnancy give birth to kids with an increased risk of childhood obesity, new research suggests.Researchers found that normal-weight women who gained more weight …

Capitals Know Changes Are Likely Following Disappointing Season

Capitals Know Changes Are Likely Following Disappointing Season

G Fiume/Getty Images(ARLINGTON, Va.) — Facing another season without a Stanley Cup Championship, the Washington Capitals are left asking questions about the future direction of the organization.
Early playoff exits have been the norm for the Capitals …

Rep. Ron Barber Finally Opens Up About Tucson Shooting

Rep. Ron Barber Finally Opens Up About Tucson Shooting

The Office of Congressman Ron Barber(WASHINGTON) — When shots rang out on April 2 at the Fort Hood military post in Texas, Rep. Ron Barber, D-Ariz., couldn’t help but remember his own experience with gun violence.“That takes me back to the…

“Dancing with the Stars” Recap: Cody Simpson Voted Off

“Dancing with the Stars” Recap: Cody Simpson Voted Off

ABC/Craig Sjodin(LOS ANGELES) — Pop singer Cody Simpson and pro partner Witney Carson were voted off ABC’s Dancing with the Stars Monday night during a show that featured the couples performing routines set to songs from hit Disney films. Disney…

Mom Whose Child Died of Chicken Pox Advocates for Vaccines

Mom Whose Child Died of Chicken Pox Advocates for Vaccines

Shannon Duffy Peterson(NEW YORK) — Abby Peterson was just a few weeks shy of her sixth birthday in 2001 when she caught a severe case of chicken pox that made her so weak that she came down with pneumonia, her mother recalled. Her little body couldn&r…

Boston Marathon Bombings Victim Learns to Dance Again

Boston Marathon Bombings Victim Learns to Dance Again

RichardFamilyBoston/Tumblr(BOSTON) — Jane Richard was watching the Boston Marathon from Boylston Street with her whole family when two bombs went off near the finish line on April 15, 2013.Jane, then 7, suffered a serious leg injury from shrapnel. Her…

Ogwumike Selected No. 1 in WNBA Draft

Ogwumike Selected No. 1 in WNBA Draft

Justin Edmonds/Getty Images(UNCASVILLE, Conn.) — The Connecticut Sun selected Chiney Ogwumike with the No. 1 overall selection in the WNBA Draft on Monday night at Mohegan Sun Arena.
Ogwumike becomes the second Stanford Cardinal taken with the top pic…

Bail Set for Utah Woman Suspected of Murdering Six Babies

Bail Set for Utah Woman Suspected of Murdering Six Babies

Pleasant Grove Utah Police(PLEASANT GROVE, Utah) — The Utah woman who police say killed at least six of her own infants is being held on $6 million bail.Megan Huntsman, 39, made her first court appearance Monday and is scheduled to face formal charges…

Cowboy Hat-Wearing Boston Marathon Hero Still Suffering Flashbacks

Cowboy Hat-Wearing Boston Marathon Hero Still Suffering Flashbacks

Carlos Arredondo/Facebook(BOSTON) — When Carlos Arredondo returns to the Boston Marathon finish line on April 18, he will be looking over his shoulder.Arredondo is the cowboy hat-wearing hero who sprang into action when two bombs went off at the race …

New Yorkers Hate State Taxes the Most

New Yorkers Hate State Taxes the Most

Scott Rothstein/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — With the moment of reckoning having arrived, millions are trudging to the Post Office or their computers on Tuesday to file their tax returns.In addition to what’s owed to the federal government, there are also…

How Fast You Grow Up Could Affect Tumor Growth

How Fast You Grow Up Could Affect Tumor Growth

moodboard/Thinkstock(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) — It’s not something anyone thinks about during their teen years but the longer it takes one to reach their full height, the greater the risk of developing certain brain tumors during adulthood.Add that to the li…

Childbirth Can Also Make Men Blue for Years

Childbirth Can Also Make Men Blue for Years

monkeybusinessimages/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — Instances of postpartum depression among mothers are well documented but studying the mental state of men who become first-time fathers hasn’t been as extensive.However, new research seems to suggest that men…

Nearly One-in-Five Say Personal Data Online Was Stolen

Nearly One-in-Five Say Personal Data Online Was Stolen

scyther5/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Americans are clearly concerned that their online privacy can be easily compromised.According to a Pew Research Center report, 18 percent of 1,000 adults polled in late January said they’ve had personal information sw…

Not So Silly: Ingredient in Silly Putty Boosts Stem Cell Growth

Not So Silly: Ingredient in Silly Putty Boosts Stem Cell Growth

Eraxion/Thinkstock(ANN ARBOR, Mich.) — Mostly everyone knows Silly Putty can stretch and bounce, and even lift up newsprint or comic pictures. But the stuff originally intended to be a wallpaper eraser has been found to do something else: explode the …

“Mad Men” Season Premiere Disappoints in Ratings

“Mad Men” Season Premiere Disappoints in Ratings

Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC(NEW YORK) — Mad Men’s final season is not off to a good start in the ratings.The first airing of the AMC drama’s seventh-season premiere on Sunday night was seen by 2.3 million viewers, according to Deadline.com. That’s the lowes…

Former WWE Star The Ultimate Warrior Died of Heart Disease

Former WWE Star The Ultimate Warrior Died of Heart Disease

The Denver Post via Getty Images(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.) — Former WWE star The Ultimate Warrior died last week of heart disease, according to a spokesperson for Maricopa County, Arizona.The spokesperson said an autopsy was conducted last Thursday. The mann…

Will Penelope Cruz Be the Next Bond Girl?

Will Penelope Cruz Be the Next Bond Girl?

Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images(LONDON) — Will Penelope Cruz follow in the footsteps of her husband, Javier Bardem, and star in a James Bond movie opposite Daniel Craig?Britain’s The Sun reports Cruz is a candidate to play the new Bond girl, citing a leak…

Brad Pitt to Portray Gen. Stanley McChrystal in Movie?

Brad Pitt to Portray Gen. Stanley McChrystal in Movie?

ABC/Rick Rowell(LOS ANGELES) — Brad Pitt may play legendary former U.S. Army general Gen. Stanley McChrystal in a movie based on the late Michael Hastings book The Operators, according to Deadline.
McChrystal was once the commanding general of interna…

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