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E. Coli Outbreak in Four Southern States

E. Coli Outbreak in Four Southern StatesS. Lowry/Univ Ulster(WASHINGTON) -- The nation’s top disease hunters are racing to solve a mysterious outbreak that is unfolding right in their own backyard. The death of an infant in New Orleans last week has been linked to at least 10 other cas...

Prop 8 Headed to the Supreme Court

Prop 8 Headed to the Supreme CourtJustin Sullivan/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- A federal appeals court in California has denied a petition to have Prop 8—the 2008 California ballot initiative that defines marriage as between a man and a woman—further reviewed by a larger pan...

Space Shuttle Enterprise Damaged On Way to New Home

Space Shuttle Enterprise Damaged On Way to New HomeWing of space shuttle Enterprise (left) scraping against piling. Image credit: Dennis Jenkins/collectspace.com(NEW YORK) -- The wing of the space shuttle Enterprise was damaged on its journey from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport ...

Mom Who Choked 14-Year-Old Bully Offers Advice to Parents

Mom Who Choked 14-Year-Old Bully Offers Advice to ParentsABC News(NEW YORK) -- The Florida mom arrested for choking a boy who bullied her daughter on Facebook admits she “lost it” when she put her hands around the boy’s neck in the middle of a mall while her daughter watched.“I said, ...

Teen Faces Prison in Landmark Texting While Driving Case

Teen Faces Prison in Landmark Texting While Driving CaseABC News(HAVERHILL, Mass.) -- Teenager Aaron Deveau insists he was not texting when his car swerved and collided head-on with an oncoming pickup truck on Feb. 20, 2011, but 18 days after the crash, the man he hit died. Now Deveau is on trial in Haverhi...

First Edition Book Of Mormon Stolen

First Edition Book Of Mormon StolenFile photo. Jeff Blake/For The Washington Post(MESA, Ariz.) -- For decades, parents would bring their newborn babies to Helen Schlie’s bookstore so their infants could touch a first edition copy of the Book of Mormon. Missionaries from around th...

Bigfoot Spotted In Idaho?

Bigfoot Spotted In Idaho?ABC News(POCATELLO, Idaho) -- A group of high school students may have come close to Bigfoot during a class project in the Idaho wilderness. A dark, mysterious creature was caught on tape for a few seconds near Mink Creek before it retreated into the t...

Cannibal Attack Possibly Prompted By ‘Bath Salts’

Cannibal Attack Possibly Prompted By ‘Bath Salts’Rudy Eugene is pictured in this undated mugshot. (Obtained by ABC News)(MIAMI) -- Miami police suspect that what caused a 31-year-old man to rip off his clothes and viciously gnaw on the face of another man in a daylight attack on a busy highway is a n...

Girl, 8, Gets ‘Catastrophe Award’ for Most Homework Excuses

Girl, 8, Gets ‘Catastrophe Award’ for Most Homework ExcusesABC News(TUCSON, Ariz.) -- The mother of an 8-year-old Arizona girl who was presented with a “Catastrophe Award” for apparently having the most excuses for not having homework believes her child was humiliated by her teacher.Christina Valde...

Judge Rules Woman Not Liable for Sending Boyfriend a Text While Driving

Judge Rules Woman Not Liable for Sending Boyfriend a Text While DrivingRyan McVay/Photodisc(MORRISTOWN, N.J.) -- A New Jersey Superior Court judge ruled on Friday that a woman who sent a text message to her boyfriend while he was driving cannot be held liable for the motor vehicle accident he subsequently caused. The deci...

Mississippi Agrees to Stop Handcuffing Students to Poles

Mississippi Agrees to Stop Handcuffing Students to PolesMedioimages/Photodisc/ThinkStock(JACKSON, Miss.) -- Students will no longer be handcuffed to poles in a Jackson, Mississippi public school.The Capital City Alternative School, Mississippi’s second largest school district, reached the agreement wi...

FAA Investigating 80 Year Old’s Skydive Mishap

FAA Investigating 80 Year Old’s Skydive MishapiStockPhoto/ThinkStock(WASHINGTON) -- One 80 year old grandmother’s terrifying skydive is being investigated by the FAA after it went viral.The video was created by The Parachute Center, a skydiving company in Acampo, Calif., as a memento for jum...

Texas Teen Wins National Geographic Bee

Texas Teen Wins National Geographic Bee(WASHINGTON) -- What is the Bavarian city located on the Danube River that was a legislative seat of the Holy Roman Empire from 1663 to 1806? Without a deep knowledge of geography or the Holy Roman Empire, most people wouldn’t be able to answer t...

Ronald Reagan Foundation Blasts ‘Craven’ Blood Auction

Ronald Reagan Foundation Blasts ‘Craven’ Blood AuctionDirck Halstead/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation’s executive director, John Heubusch, has declared an overseas auction house’s plan to sell off a vial stained with the late president’s blood “...

Rosa Parks Estate Looted by Attorneys and Judge, Lawyer Alleges

Rosa Parks Estate Looted by Attorneys and Judge, Lawyer AllegesAngel Franco/New York Times Co./Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- A Michigan attorney is alleging that a judge and two lawyers have executed a plan to "raid and bankrupt" the estate of civil rights icon Rosa Parks by draining it of more than half-a-million dol...

SpaceX Launch: Falcon Rocket to Carry 308 Cremated Remains

SpaceX Launch: Falcon Rocket to Carry 308 Cremated RemainsFile photo. Stockbyte/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) -- When SpaceX launches its Falcon 9 rocket it will secretly be carrying celebrities. Actor James Doohan, who played Scotty on the original Star Trek series, died in 2005. His ashes will be on board this missi...

US Government Aims to End Alzheimer’s by 2025

US Government Aims to End Alzheimer’s by 2025iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The government's race to confront Alzheimer's disease by 2025 is on. In a meeting at the National Institutes of Health, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced new steps in the government's ...

Former Trainer: Roger Clemens Wanted Help with "Booty Shot"

Former Trainer: Roger Clemens Wanted Help with "Booty Shot"Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- In a halting voice, the prosecution’s key witness against former baseball star Roger Clemens recounted for jurors how he injected his now-former friend with steroids for the first time in the spring ...

Skulls in Florida Backyard Belong to Peru, Date Back to 1200

Skulls in Florida Backyard Belong to Peru, Date Back to 1200ABC News(WINTER GARDEN, Fla.) -- The discovery of two skulls in a Florida backyard sparked questions of intrigue and murder when they were found in January, but now investigators say the origin of the bones is even more mysterious than they thought. Th...

Car Plunges Into Calif. Family’s Swimming Pool

Car Plunges Into Calif. Family’s Swimming PooliStockphoto/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- A mother in California awoke on Mother’s Day to find more than just breakfast in bed or roses on the table. She found, instead, a silver Lexus at the bottom of her family’s swimming pool.  The car...

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