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Obama and Cantor Clash on Immigration Overhaul

Obama and Cantor Clash on Immigration Overhaul

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — Well, that didn’t go well.President Obama phoned House Majority Leader Eric Cantor Wednesday to implore the GOP’s floor guardian to take up the Senate’s comprehensive immigration…

N.Y. Jets Sign RB Chris Johnson

N.Y. Jets Sign RB Chris Johnson

Andy Lyons/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Free agent running back Chris Johnson agreed to a contract with the New York Jets on Wednesday. The two-year deal is worth up to $9 million, according to ESPN.
Johnson was originally selected out of East Carolina wi…

Explosion at Tennessee Ammunition Plant Kills One, Seriously Injures Three Others

Explosion at Tennessee Ammunition Plant Kills One, Seriously Injures Three Others

File photo. iStock/Thinkstock(MCEWEN, Tenn.) — One person is dead and three other people have been seriously injured in a fiery explosion Wednesday at a Tennessee ammunition plant. Now under control, according to officials, the fire destroyed Rio Ammu…

Tanaka Strikes Out 10 In Yankees’ 3-0 Win Over Mariners

Tanaka Strikes Out 10 In Yankees’ 3-0 Win Over Mariners

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka struck out ten over eight scoreless innings as New York (8-6) blanked the Chicago Cubs (4-9), 3-0, in the first game of a day-night doubleheader on Wednesday.
The 25-year-old …

KFC Bringing Back the Popular ‘Double Down’

KFC Bringing Back the Popular ‘Double Down’

Sandra Mu/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — This is not a drill: KFC plans to bring back its infamous Double Down starting April 21, reports USA Today. In case you forgot what this glorious creation includes, it’s a bunless “sandwich” that us…

Valerie Harper On Her Cancer Battle: ‘I Have Hope for the Future’

Valerie Harper On Her Cancer Battle: ‘I Have Hope for the Future’

Sonja Flemming/CBS(NEW YORK) — Valerie Harper was excited to share news of her improving health with a magazine this week. However, the former Dancing with the Stars contestant is clarifying what she is calling an “erroneous quote” in Closer Weekly ma…

US Lawyers Aim to Profit in Malaysia Airlines Tragedy

US Lawyers Aim to Profit in Malaysia Airlines Tragedy

Feng Li/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — In the midst of their anguish and grief, some families of the passengers aboard missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 say they are being besieged by high-stakes versions of ambulance chasers — American lawyers looking f…

Dow, S&P Advance for Best Three-Day Gains Since February

Dow, S&P Advance for Best Three-Day Gains Since February

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — What a difference a day makes. Solid earnings reports and a smaller slowdown in China’s growth than many had feared pushed stocks higher for the third day in a row. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 16,424.85 — …

Obama Counsels Students on Options to a Four-Year Degree

Obama Counsels Students on Options to a Four-Year Degree

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(PITTSBURGH) — It would be a cultural shift, but the Obama administration is hoping to change the perception of two- and four-year universities and what is needed for success.Through two new skills-training prog…

Lawyers Who Cleared Christie Donated to RGA Before Report Released

Lawyers Who Cleared Christie Donated to RGA Before Report Released

ABC News (NEW YORK) — The law firm that wrote the Chris Christie-sponsored report clearing the governor of any wrongdoing in the New Jersey bridge scandal made a sizable donation to the Republican Governors Association, which Christie heads, days befo…

Michele Bachmann’s Five Pieces of Advice to Young Conservatives

Michele Bachmann’s Five Pieces of Advice to Young Conservatives

Steve Pope/Getty Images(LYNCHBURG, Va.) — Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., the conservative firebrand and former presidential candidate, gave the keynote address Wednesday at Liberty University’s weekly Convocation.It was Bachmann’s third t…

Deciphering the Signs of Anorexia in the Very Young

Deciphering the Signs of Anorexia in the Very Young

iStock/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) — Until the age of 10, twins Reagan and Grace Freeman were like two peas in a pod living in a Houston, Texas, suburb.After they moved to another state, their mother, Cindy Freeman, noticed that Reagan started rejecting foods…

Students Trapped in Sinking Ferry Send Heartbreaking Text Messages

Students Trapped in Sinking Ferry Send Heartbreaking Text Messages

Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images(SEOUL, South Korea) — Heartbreaking text message exchanges between students trapped in the sinking ferry off the coast of South Korea and their anxious parents are offering a glimpse into the desperate situation in the crip…

Al Qaeda Affiliate Leader Praised in ‘Atypical’ Terror Gathering

Al Qaeda Affiliate Leader Praised in ‘Atypical’ Terror Gathering

AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The leader of al Qaeda’s most dangerous affiliate is the star of a propaganda video showing an unusually large gathering of apparent militants.
Nasir al-Wahishi, believed to be the leader of al Qaeda’s Yemen af…

Boston Marathon Hoax Suspect Held on $100K Bail

Boston Marathon Hoax Suspect Held on $100K Bail

Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office(BOSTON) — The man accused in a hoax on the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon attacks was ordered held on $100,000 bail when he appeared briefly in court Wednesday.In a blue V-neck prison smock, 25-ye…

Joe Biden (and His Aviators) Now on Instagram

Joe Biden (and His Aviators) Now on Instagram

Instagram/@VP(WASHINGTON) — Just a week after dusting off his old Twitter account, Vice President Joe Biden joined Instagram.In his first post on the photo-sharing social network, Biden’s staff shared a photo of the vice president’s iconic…

Washington’s Cherry Blossom Trees: The Complicated Roots

Washington’s Cherry Blossom Trees: The Complicated Roots

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Washington’s cherry blossoms have become an iconic image of springtime in the nation’s capital. And while the trees can be appreciated solely for the ethereal beauty they cast on the shores of the Potomac Ri…

UK Doctor: ‘I’d Rather Have HIV than Diabetes’

UK Doctor: ‘I’d Rather Have HIV than Diabetes’

iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) — A U.K. doctor has stirred up controversy after writing an op-ed in the U.K. paper The Spectator where he argued that he’d “rather have HIV than diabetes.” Dr. Max Pemberton, author of The Doctor Will See You Now and w…

Miley Cyrus Will Remain Hospitalized

Miley Cyrus Will Remain Hospitalized

ABC/Richard Harbaugh(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) — Miley Cyrus is being forced to cancel another concert because of illness.The singer, 21, who was hospitalized in Kansas City on Tuesday for a “severe allergic reaction” to antibiotics, is not being discharged, …

Google’s Plan to Shake Up Smartphone Market

Google’s Plan to Shake Up Smartphone Market

Google(NEW YORK) — Google’s “Project Ara,” an affordable smartphone with swappable and customizable hardware, could be the next big thing to shake up the mobile market. Details of the phone were unveiled at the first Ara developer’s conference on Tues…

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