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Lucky Woman Buying Lottery Ticket Narrowly Escapes Truck Crash

Lucky Woman Buying Lottery Ticket Narrowly Escapes Truck Crash

iStock/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — A woman buying a lottery ticket at a Chicago convenience store came within inches of being crushed by a pickup truck that crashed into the store.
The Ford pickup hit two other cars in the intersection Friday before cras…

Vermont Stunt Pilot Parachutes Out of Plane Before Fiery Crash

Vermont Stunt Pilot Parachutes Out of Plane Before Fiery Crash

iStock/Thinkstock(BURLINGTON, Vt.) — A veteran stunt pilot is thankful to be alive after surviving a fiery plane crash by parachuting out of the aircraft just before it crashed onto an interstate near Burlington, Vermont.
Dan Marcotte, an airplane m…

76ers Owner Joshua Harris Reflects on Difficult Season

76ers Owner Joshua Harris Reflects on Difficult Season

Scott Halleran/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) — Philadelphia 76ers owner Joshua Harris is moving forward after seeing his team go through one of its toughest seasons in franchise history that also included an NBA-record losing tying streak.
Harris sa…

Rosie, Al, and Other Extreme Celebrity Weight Loss Stories

Rosie, Al, and Other Extreme Celebrity Weight Loss Stories

Rachel Murray/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) — Rosie O’Donnell is down nearly 50 pounds.
The comedian and TV personality flaunted her major weight loss in a before-and-after photo of herself posted on Twitter this past Thursday.
“Almost 50 lbs off — I can se…

Four French Journalists Freed After 10 Months of Captivity in Syria

Four French Journalists Freed After 10 Months of Captivity in Syria

Halil Fidan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(SANLIURFA, Turkey) — Four French journalists are free after being held captive in Syria for 10 months.
The journalists had gone missing in two separate incidents last June, and now President Francois Hollande sa…

Memorial Service Marks 19th Anniversary of Oklahoma City Bombing

Memorial Service Marks 19th Anniversary of Oklahoma City Bombing

Universal Images Group via Getty Images(OKLAHOMA CITY) — A remembrance ceremony was held Saturday morning in honor of the 19th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing.
The deadly bombing at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City kille…

Seven-Alarm Fire Destroys Homes at Jersey Shore

Seven-Alarm Fire Destroys Homes at Jersey Shore

Courtesy @MATTOCNJ(SEA ISLE CITY, N.J.) — A 7-alarm fire Friday destroyed at least three oceanfront homes in a Jersey Shore town still recovering from Super Storm Sandy.
Large clouds of black smoke could be seen for miles before the fire in Sea Isle C…

Ukraine Suspends ‘Anti-Terrorist Operation’

Ukraine Suspends ‘Anti-Terrorist Operation’

iStock/Thinkstock(KIEV, Ukraine) — Ukraine suspended the “active stage” of its “anti-terrorist operation” in the eastern part of its country Saturday, citing the Easter holidays and Geneva Agreement as the reason, according to its Ministry of Defens…

Los Angeles Bans Electronic Cigarettes in Bars, Restaurants

Los Angeles Bans Electronic Cigarettes in Bars, Restaurants

iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — It is now a crime in Los Angeles to take a drag off an electronic cigarette in a public place, including bars and restaurants.
As of Saturday, electronic cigarettes are illegal in public places in Los Angeles, followi…

Obamacare Users Urged to Change Passwords After Heartbleed Virus

Obamacare Users Urged to Change Passwords After Heartbleed Virus

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The heartbleed virus has government officials concerned enough to ask Obamacare users to change their passwords.
Administration officials say it’s just a precaution and there is no indication that the healthcare.gov sit…

Man in Custody After Shooting Threat at Los Angeles Times Building

Man in Custody After Shooting Threat at Los Angeles Times Building

FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Los Angeles police say they have a man in custody after reports of a shooting threat at the downtown Los Angeles Times building Friday night. A man who worked for a business which rents space in the b…

Woman With Engineered Vagina Says She Has ‘Normal Life’

Woman With Engineered Vagina Says She Has ‘Normal Life’

iStock/Thinkstock(MEXICO CITY) — A woman who took part in a ground-breaking study in which scientists were able to use her cells to engineer lab-grown vaginas is speaking about the procedure that changed her life.
The unnamed woman was one of four s…

Thirteen-Pound Baby Waldo Wows Parents

Thirteen-Pound Baby Waldo Wows Parents

iStock/Thinkstock(DREXEL HILL, Pa.) — A couple was in for a surprise when their newborn weighed a whopping four pounds more than expected.
Waldo James Mysterious Dwyer was born by C-section on Monday weighing 13 pounds, 8 ounces, according to ABC…

Ducks Top Stars, 3-2, Take 2-0 Lead

Ducks Top Stars, 3-2, Take 2-0 Lead

Len Redkoles/ NHLI via Getty Images(ANAHEIM, Calif.) — Ryan Getzlaf scored and had an assist after taking a slap shot to the face in Game 1 in the Ducks 3-2 win over the Stars on Friday night.
Getzlaf saw the birth of his third child as well prior to …

President Obama’s Address: Sending Easter and Passover Greetings

President Obama’s Address: Sending Easter and Passover Greetings

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — President Obama’s weekly address leaves behind politics and focuses on the spirit of the season and the meaning of the holiday.
For him, the president says Easter represents “a story o…

GOP Address: Government Should Be ‘Enabling’ Not ‘Mandating’ Americans

GOP Address: Government Should Be ‘Enabling’ Not ‘Mandating’ Americans

US Senate(WASHINGTON) — In this week’s Republican address, Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee criticizes Democratic approaches to government, saying that Dems in Washington want to mandate what Americans can and cannot do.  But Republicans, he say…

Security Breach May Have Affected 2.6M Michaels Customers

Security Breach May Have Affected 2.6M Michaels Customers

payphoto/iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(IRVING, Texas) — Three months after learning of a possible security breach, Michaels announced on Thursday that it has discovered evidence confirming it was indeed attacked.The arts and crafts chain said in a state…

Workers Collect Thousands in False Injury Claims

Workers Collect Thousands in False Injury Claims

ABC News’ Cecilia Vega confronts Vincent Lamantia, an ex-cop who allegedly lied about suffering from depression due to post-9/11 trauma and collected thousands in disability payments. (ABC News)(NEW YORK) — Every year, countless people rake in thousa…

Scoreboard Roundup – 4/18/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 4/18/14

Getty Images/Hemera(NEW YORK) —  NHL Playoffs: First Round -  Montreal Canadiens 4 – Tampa Bay Lightning 1 (Montreal leads series, 2-0)
Detroit Red Wings 1 – Boston Bruins 0 (Detroit leads series, 1-0)
Anaheim Ducks 3 – Dallas Stars 2 (Anahe…

Great Outdoors: Free Entrance to National Parks

Great Outdoors: Free Entrance to National Parks

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Looking for something fun to do outdoors this holiday weekend? Head to a national park — for free!The president has once again deemed all national parks free and open to the public this weekend in honor of National Par…

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