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Texas second-grader says teacher took away Bible during reading time

8 hours 22 min ago
The family of a second grade student at a Texas elementary school says their daughter's teacher took her Bible away during a "read to myself" time at the school.

New York Times to Nate Silver: You’re wrong! (About the midterms)

8 hours 59 min ago
Okay, it’s not exactly a smackdown.

But make no mistake: The New York Times is declaring emphatically that it’s moved on from the Nate Silver era.

Michigan man among first in US to receive 'bionic eye'

10 hours 21 min ago
Diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa as a teenager, Pontz has been almost completely blind for years. Now, thanks to a high-tech procedure that involved the surgical implantation of a "bionic eye," he's regained enough of his eyesight to catch small glimpses of his wife, grandson and cat.

US troops arrive in Poland for exercises across Eastern Europe amid Ukraine crisis

10 hours 44 min ago
U.S. Army paratroopers are arriving in Poland on Wednesday as part of a wave of U.S. troops heading to shore up America's Eastern European allies in the face of Russian meddling in Ukraine.

White House says South Sudan massacre reports 'shock the conscience'

10 hours 45 min ago
The Obama administration condemned a reported massacre by rebel fighters in South Sudan late Tuesday as the world's newest country was threatened to be torn apart by ethnic violence. 

Georgia governor signs 'unprecedented' bill expanding gun rights

10 hours 50 min ago
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal on Wednesday signed legislation significantly expanding gun rights in the state.

Republicans warn BLM eyeing land grab along Texas-Oklahoma border

11 hours 2 sec ago
Texas officials are raising alarm that the Bureau of Land Management, on the heels of its dust-up with Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, might be eyeing a massive land grab in northern Texas.

Investigators say Oregon fugitive shot by police converted van into 'moveable dungeon'

11 hours 3 min ago
Authorities say a man fatally shot by a Portland officer last month had been stalking young women in a van that he converted into a "moveable dungeon" with chains and handcuffs after one of his victims managed to escape from it in January.

Twitter Fail: NYPD's social media outreach campaign backfires

12 hours 3 min ago
A request by the New York City Police Department has backfired — in a very public way.

Missouri executes man for 1993 murder of couple

12 hours 17 min ago
Missouri executed an inmate early Wednesday who was convicted of killing a farming couple in 1993.

Letterman welcomes successor Colbert for first time since announcing retirement

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:55pm
Stephen Colbert, who will take over for a retiring David Letterman on CBS' "Late Show" next year, revealed Tuesday that he almost worked for Letterman -- twice.

Sherpas begin Everest base camp walkout after deadly avalanche

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:42pm
Sherpa guides were leaving Mount Everest's base camp on Wednesday as part of a walkout following the mountain's deadliest disaster, as some expedition companies announced that they were canceling their climbs this season.

IRS employees with tax and conduct issues still got awards, watchdog report finds

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:00pm
The report said the IRS has agreed to conduct a study to explore implementing a policy that would take disciplinary action into account before awarding employee awards.

Used cars in five segments will soon be cheaper

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 8:17pm
Used cars across five different segments will soon get much cheaper, according to data from Black Book. This means that if you're in the market for one of these types of vehicles, you may want to hold off shopping until late spring or summer.

Extreme liberal bias caught on tape in the college classroom

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 7:58pm
Professor caught on telling his creative writing class that Republicans will close colleges if they win in the midterm elections, that 'racist, misogynist, money-grubbing people' want to suppress the young, liberal vote

Buffalo Bills cheerleaders sue over pay

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 6:33pm
Five former Buffalo Bills cheerleaders on Tuesday sued the team over a pay system they say had them working hundreds of hours for free at games and at mandatory public appearances at which they were subjected to groping and sexual comments, and one said they had to take a jiggle test so their boss could see how firm their bodies were.

Man must pay $489,000 after false distress call

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 4:49pm
An Ohio man who was 19 when he made a false distress call that triggered a massive, 21-hour search on Lake Erie must pay $489,000 in restitution to the U.S. and Canadian agencies involved in the needless rescue effort, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

IRS employees with tax and conduct issues still got awards, watchdog report finds

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 2:56pm
The report said the IRS has agreed to conduct a study to explore implementing a policy that would take disciplinary action into account before awarding employee awards.

Gasoline greener than biofuels?

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 2:52pm
Biofuels produced from waste products left from harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline in terms of carbon emissions, according to a $500,000 study paid for by the federal government and published in the journal Nature Climate Change.

The sad power of an atheist’s temper tantrum

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 2:18pm
Angry atheists are at it again.