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  • New Americans turn to goats to address food demand

    New Americans turn to goats to address food demand

    Friday, April 18 2014 12:26 PM EDT2014-04-18 16:26:04 GMT
    COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) -- A bunch of kids in a minivan are solving twin challenges in northern Vermont: refugees struggling to find the food of their homelands and farmers looking to offload unwanted livestock. The half dozen kids - that is, baby goats - that arrived last week at Pine Island Farm were the latest additions to the Vermont Goat Collaborative, a project that brings together new Americans hungry for goat meat with dairy goat farmers who have no need for young male animals. Some dai...
    COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) -- A bunch of kids in a minivan are solving twin challenges in northern Vermont: refugees struggling to find the food of their homelands and farmers looking to offload unwanted livestock. The half dozen kids - that is, baby goats - that arrived last week at Pine Island Farm were the latest additions to the Vermont Goat Collaborative, a project that brings together new Americans hungry for goat meat with dairy goat farmers who have no need for young male animals. Some dai...
  • Bodies of 2 men found dead in DC

    Bodies of 2 men found dead in DC

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:22 AM EDT2014-04-17 11:22:40 GMT
    Police in the district are investigating after the bodies of two men who were found dead Wednesday.
    Police in the district are investigating after the bodies of two men who were found dead Wednesday.
  • Caught On Tape: Intruder creeps through home, lurks over crib

    Caught On Tape: Intruder creeps through home, lurks over crib

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 1:08 PM EDT2014-04-16 17:08:32 GMT
    FOX NEWS INSIDER - A home surveillance system caught an intruder lurking through a home while a family slept. At one point, the male intruder is shown in a child's room while a two-year-old boy is asleep
    FOX NEWS INSIDER - A home surveillance system caught an intruder lurking through a home while a family slept. At one point, the male intruder is shown in a child's room while a two-year-old boy is asleep
  • Pope gives a lift to 2 kids in St. Peter's Square

    Pope gives a lift to 2 kids in St. Peter's Square

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:56 PM EDT2014-04-16 16:56:42 GMT
    VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis has given a lift to two lucky kids during his general audience in St. Peter's Square. A particularly jovial Francis hopped off his white, open-air car Wednesday to greet a group of fifth graders from Perugia who presented him with a T-shirt from their school. Seemingly joking, Francis asked if any of them wanted to take a spin through the square. "Me! Me! Me!" they yelled. Francis picked 11-year-olds Livio Bastianelli and Davide Maria Bianchi and the two hop...
    VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis has given a lift to two lucky kids during his general audience in St. Peter's Square. A particularly jovial Francis hopped off his white, open-air car Wednesday to greet a group of fifth graders from Perugia who presented him with a T-shirt from their school. Seemingly joking, Francis asked if any of them wanted to take a spin through the square. "Me! Me! Me!" they yelled. Francis picked 11-year-olds Livio Bastianelli and Davide Maria Bianchi and the two hop...
  • Former Virginia Hospital Center technician charged with raping patient

    Former Virginia Hospital Center technician charged with raping patient

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 9:05 AM EDT2014-04-15 13:05:25 GMT
    A former Virginia Hospital Center technician has been arrested and charged with rape after a patient says he attacked her while she was being treated in January.
    A former Virginia Hospital Center technician has been arrested and charged with rape after a patient says he attacked her while she was being treated in January.
  • Cuba slashes more than 100,000 health care jobs

    Cuba slashes more than 100,000 health care jobs

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 9:35 AM EDT2014-04-08 13:35:59 GMT
    HAVANA (AP) -- Cuban authorities say they have eliminated more than 100,000 jobs in health care, considered one of the pillars of the 1959 revolution. The cuts come as President Raul Castro tries to streamline government as part of a broader economic reform package. The weekly labor newspaper Trabajadores said Monday that 109,000 health care positions have been cut. Two years ago, Cuba said more than 50,000 jobs in that sector had been slashed. Most of the cuts came in less-skilled positions...
    HAVANA (AP) -- Cuban authorities say they have eliminated more than 100,000 jobs in health care, considered one of the pillars of the 1959 revolution. The cuts come as President Raul Castro tries to streamline government as part of a broader economic reform package. The weekly labor newspaper Trabajadores said Monday that 109,000 health care positions have been cut. Two years ago, Cuba said more than 50,000 jobs in that sector had been slashed. Most of the cuts came in less-skilled positions...
  • Scam warning after callers claim arrest unless payment made

    Scam warning after callers claim arrest unless payment made

    Thursday, April 3 2014 7:56 AM EDT2014-04-03 11:56:45 GMT
    A warning is in from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office about a phone scam. Someone is calling unsuspecting victims, claiming to be from the Sheriff’s Office.
    A warning is in from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office about a phone scam. Someone is calling unsuspecting victims, claiming to be from the Sheriff’s Office.
  • Atlanta archbishop apologizes over $2.2M mansion

    Atlanta archbishop apologizes over $2.2M mansion

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 12:31 PM EDT2014-04-01 16:31:39 GMT
    ATLANTA (AP) -- The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Atlanta apologized Monday for building a $2.2 million mansion for himself, a decision criticized by local Catholics who cited the example of austerity set by the new pope. Archbishop Wilton Gregory recently moved into a nearly 6,400-square-foot residence. Its construction was made possible by a large donation from the estate of Joseph Mitchell, nephew of Margaret Mitchell, author of "Gone With The Wind," a Civil War epic that made his family w...
    ATLANTA (AP) -- The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Atlanta apologized Monday for building a $2.2 million mansion for himself, a decision criticized by local Catholics who cited the example of austerity set by the new pope. Archbishop Wilton Gregory recently moved into a nearly 6,400-square-foot residence. Its construction was made possible by a large donation from the estate of Joseph Mitchell, nephew of Margaret Mitchell, author of "Gone With The Wind," a Civil War epic that made his family w...
  • Homeless siblings raise $1K for American Heart Association

    Homeless siblings raise $1K for American Heart Association

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 9:40 AM EDT2014-03-25 13:40:41 GMT
    Two South Carolina siblings are making headlines for their incredibly selfless act. They decided to raise money to donate to the American Heart Association’s annual Jump Rope for Heart—even though they face their own challenges. Their family is homeless.
    Two South Carolina siblings are making headlines for their incredibly selfless act. They decided to raise money to donate to the American Heart Association’s annual Jump Rope for Heart—even though they face their own challenges. Their family is homeless.
  • Thieves steal airbag, three doors from Va. woman's SUV

    Thieves steal airbag, three doors from Va. woman's SUV

    Monday, March 24 2014 7:26 PM EDT2014-03-24 23:26:56 GMT
    A Stafford County woman is shopping for a new car after thieves stole three of the four doors off her SUV. And that's not all. They also took the airbag out of the steering wheel.
    A Stafford County woman is shopping for a new car after thieves stole three of the four doors off her SUV. And that's not all. They also took the airbag out of the steering wheel.
  • Cupid Drone armed with taser gaining interest from military

    Cupid Drone armed with taser gaining interest from military

    Monday, March 24 2014 12:36 PM EDT2014-03-24 16:36:03 GMT
    A new drone armed with a taser is gaining a lot of interest from military and law enforcement agencies. It is called the ‘Cupid Drone’ and was developed at Chaotic Moon Studios. The newly developed "Stun Copter," or Chaotic Unmanned Personal Intercept Drone, can shoot 80-thousand volts of electricity into this volunteer's body.
    A new drone armed with a taser is gaining a lot of interest from military and law enforcement agencies. It is called the ‘Cupid Drone’ and was developed at Chaotic Moon Studios. The newly developed "Stun Copter," or Chaotic Unmanned Personal Intercept Drone, can shoot 80-thousand volts of electricity into this volunteer's body.
  • Va. store owner sells winning Mega Millions ticket-- to herself

    Va. store owner sells winning Mega Millions ticket-- to herself

    Monday, March 24 2014 12:10 PM EDT2014-03-24 16:10:30 GMT
    The owner of a Virginia market is $3 million richer after she bought a winning Mega Millions ticket—from her own store.
    The owner of a Virginia market is $3 million richer after she bought a winning Mega Millions ticket—from her own store.
  • Transgender teacher to return to California classroom as 'true self'

    Transgender teacher to return to California classroom as 'true self'

    Monday, March 24 2014 11:57 AM EDT2014-03-24 15:57:21 GMT
    Parents of students at a California high school are reacting to news that a long-time male high school science teacher is going to return after spring break as a woman. The teacher, Gary Sconce, informed the Yosemite School District that he will be back in the classroom April 22 as his "true self," a woman by the name of Karen Adell Scot, KFSN-TV reported Thursday. "When you aren't who you really are, it's like being smothered. It's like being rolled in a wave, if you've ever been r...
    Parents of students at a California high school are reacting to news that a long-time male high school science teacher is going to return after spring break as a woman. The teacher, Gary Sconce, informed the Yosemite School District that he will be back in the classroom April 22 as his "true self," a woman by the name of Karen Adell Scot, KFSN-TV reported Thursday. "When you aren't who you really are, it's like being smothered. It's like being rolled in a wave, if you've ever been r...
  • VIDEO: Motorist captures snow plow driving the wrong way on Virginia road

    VIDEO: Motorist captures snow plow driving the wrong way on Virginia road

    Monday, March 17 2014 2:41 PM EDT2014-03-17 18:41:24 GMT
    Video posted online shows a plow traveling the wrong way on a snow covered road in Virginia. The motorist who shot the video claims the plow forced him off the road Monday as he drove in Arlington. The motorist then followed the plow and recorded another near-hit.
    Video posted online shows a plow traveling the wrong way on a snow covered road in Virginia. The motorist who shot the video claims the plow forced him off the road Monday as he drove in Arlington. The motorist then followed the plow and recorded another near-hit.
  • NJ honor student who sued parents for financial support returns home

    NJ honor student who sued parents for financial support returns home

    Thursday, March 13 2014 8:12 AM EDT2014-03-13 12:12:45 GMT
    The New Jersey honor student who sued to get her parents to support her after she moved out of their home has reunited with them, and the family is now asking for privacy.
    The New Jersey honor student who sued to get her parents to support her after she moved out of their home has reunited with them, and the family is now asking for privacy.
  • Rush hour traffic could increase risk of heart disease

    Rush hour traffic could increase risk of heart disease

    Wednesday, March 12 2014 12:33 PM EDT2014-03-12 16:33:11 GMT
    Could rush hour be putting you at greater risk for heart disease? New research from the University of Washington in Seattle finds that high amounts of pollution from cars is associated with changes in the heart's right ventricle.
    Could rush hour be putting you at greater risk for heart disease? New research from the University of Washington in Seattle finds that high amounts of pollution from cars is associated with changes in the heart's right ventricle.
  • Thieves dump urn containing ashes in mailbox after home burglary

    Thieves dump urn containing ashes in mailbox after home burglary

    Wednesday, March 12 2014 10:37 AM EDT2014-03-12 14:37:33 GMT
    Debi and Chuck Kramer were desperate to find the remains of their son Jimmy, who had died from cancer in November of last year. Thieves broke into their home in Lodi, California and took various items, including their son’s ashes which were kept in a gold box. The ashes were found along a road in rural Lodi by people who had no idea what they were, or who the box belonged to. "Just an everyday thing to come check the mail, and there was a gold box in there," said Mel Davis who found the gold ...
    Debi and Chuck Kramer were desperate to find the remains of their son Jimmy, who had died from cancer in November of last year. Thieves broke into their home in Lodi, California and took various items, including their son’s ashes which were kept in a gold box. The ashes were found along a road in rural Lodi by people who had no idea what they were, or who the box belonged to. "Just an everyday thing to come check the mail, and there was a gold box in there," said Mel Davis who found the gold ...
  • NY hospital warns patients of possible HIV, hepatitis exposure from syringe

    NY hospital warns patients of possible HIV, hepatitis exposure from syringe

    Wednesday, March 12 2014 10:35 AM EDT2014-03-12 14:35:54 GMT
    (AP) - A Long Island hospital is sending out over 4,000 letters to patients recommending that they be tested for hepatitis and HIV because of risk due to an insulin pen. Newsday reports that in a letter dated Feb. 22, South Nassau Communities Hospital said patients may have received insulin from an insulin pen reservoir that could have been used more than once. Hospital spokesman Damian Becker said no one was observed reusing the insulin pen reservoir, but a nurse was heard saying it was all...
    (AP) - A Long Island hospital is sending out over 4,000 letters to patients recommending that they be tested for hepatitis and HIV because of risk due to an insulin pen. Newsday reports that in a letter dated Feb. 22, South Nassau Communities Hospital said patients may have received insulin from an insulin pen reservoir that could have been used more than once. Hospital spokesman Damian Becker said no one was observed reusing the insulin pen reservoir, but a nurse was heard saying it was all...
  • Beach town bans smoking on the boardwalk

    Beach town bans smoking on the boardwalk

    Tuesday, March 11 2014 12:43 PM EDT2014-03-11 16:43:43 GMT
    REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) -- A favorite Mid-Atlantic resort has a message for beach-lovers -- butt-out! Rehoboth Beach is banning smoking on the boardwalk and bandstand area of the Delaware town. Smoking will also be limited to designated areas of the beach. Rehoboth Beach Commissioner Stan Mills says the smoking ban will reduce litter, pollution and health risks. Officials hope people will voluntarily comply. But police will be able to issue 25-buck tickets to those lighting up. © 2014 T...
    REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) -- A favorite Mid-Atlantic resort has a message for beach-lovers -- butt-out! Rehoboth Beach is banning smoking on the boardwalk and bandstand area of the Delaware town. Smoking will also be limited to designated areas of the beach. Rehoboth Beach Commissioner Stan Mills says the smoking ban will reduce litter, pollution and health risks. Officials hope people will voluntarily comply. But police will be able to issue 25-buck tickets to those lighting up. © 2014 T...
  • DC businessman pleads guilty to conspiracy; Gray denies knowing about shadow campaign

    DC businessman pleads guilty to conspiracy; Gray denies knowing about shadow campaign

    Monday, March 10 2014 10:03 PM EDT2014-03-11 02:03:36 GMT
    District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray knew about an off-the-books "shadow campaign" to support his 2010 bid for the office and personally requested the funds from an influential district businessman, federal prosecutors said Monday.
    District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray knew about an off-the-books "shadow campaign" to support his 2010 bid for the office and personally requested the funds from an influential district businessman, federal prosecutors said Monday.
  • Drug company refuses to give lifesaving medication to 7-year-old boy

    Drug company refuses to give lifesaving medication to 7-year-old boy

    Monday, March 10 2014 1:12 PM EDT2014-03-10 17:12:04 GMT
    A northern Virginia boy’s family is desperately pleading with the maker of a new antiviral drug to save his life.  The drug, Brincidofovir, is still in the trial phase, and the company that makes it says if they help little Josh Hardy now, it will hamper their efforts to get it approved. 
    A northern Virginia boy’s family is desperately pleading with the maker of a new antiviral drug to save his life.  The drug, Brincidofovir, is still in the trial phase, and the company that makes it says if they help little Josh Hardy now, it will hamper their efforts to get it approved. 
  • Consumer Alert: 'One-ring' cell phone call scam

    Consumer Alert: 'One-ring' cell phone call scam

    Friday, March 7 2014 11:28 AM EST2014-03-07 16:28:25 GMT
    This week is National Consumer Protection Week and there is a scam in the works that is affecting millions of people. It's called the “one-ring” call scam.
    This week is National Consumer Protection Week and there is a scam in the works that is affecting millions of people. It's called the “one-ring” call scam.
  • Obama shows his R-E-S-P-E-C-T for "women of soul"

    Obama shows his R-E-S-P-E-C-T for "women of soul"

    Friday, March 7 2014 11:17 AM EST2014-03-07 16:17:01 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- He bobbled the spelling, but President Barack Obama had nothing but R-E-S-P-E-C-T for the "women of soul" who shook and rattled the rafters of the White House on Thursday night. "What a lineup!" Obama declared at the outset of a concert that featured a generations-spanning array of soul singers that stretched from musical legends Aretha Franklin and Patti LaBelle to 20-year-old Ariana Grande. Obama paid tribute to Franklin for turning her signature song "Respect" into "a r...
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- He bobbled the spelling, but President Barack Obama had nothing but R-E-S-P-E-C-T for the "women of soul" who shook and rattled the rafters of the White House on Thursday night. "What a lineup!" Obama declared at the outset of a concert that featured a generations-spanning array of soul singers that stretched from musical legends Aretha Franklin and Patti LaBelle to 20-year-old Ariana Grande. Obama paid tribute to Franklin for turning her signature song "Respect" into "a r...
  • Legoland closes its UK hotel due to threats

    Legoland closes its UK hotel due to threats

    Thursday, March 6 2014 11:53 AM EST2014-03-06 16:53:54 GMT
    LONDON (AP) -- The Legoland theme park west of London has temporarily closed its hotel after threats from far-right groups forced it to cancel a "Muslim fun day." The resort had been booked by the Muslim Research and Development Foundation for about 1,000 families. The decision to cancel Sunday's event and close the hotel was made after the popular attraction received threats via phone calls, emails and social media postings. "We are appalled at what has occurred, and at the fact that the re...
    LONDON (AP) -- The Legoland theme park west of London has temporarily closed its hotel after threats from far-right groups forced it to cancel a "Muslim fun day." The resort had been booked by the Muslim Research and Development Foundation for about 1,000 families. The decision to cancel Sunday's event and close the hotel was made after the popular attraction received threats via phone calls, emails and social media postings. "We are appalled at what has occurred, and at the fact that the re...
  • Man wearing pink Barbie tutu allegedly attempted to sexually assault woman in department store bathroom

    Man wearing pink Barbie tutu allegedly attempted to sexually assault woman in department store bathroom

    Thursday, March 6 2014 11:53 AM EST2014-03-06 16:53:26 GMT
    A man wearing a pink tutu was arrested after police say he attacked a woman in a department store toilet stall. According to an online report by Fox5SanDiego.com The incident happened Sunday in San Diego at a Big Lots store. The 30-year-old man, identified as Gregory Schwartz, allegedly crawled under and into the toilet stall that was occupied by a female customer. Police say Schwartz attempted to sexually assault the woman. Surveillance video shows the man wearing a tutu that police say he ...
    A man wearing a pink tutu was arrested after police say he attacked a woman in a department store toilet stall. According to an online report by Fox5SanDiego.com The incident happened Sunday in San Diego at a Big Lots store. The 30-year-old man, identified as Gregory Schwartz, allegedly crawled under and into the toilet stall that was occupied by a female customer. Police say Schwartz attempted to sexually assault the woman. Surveillance video shows the man wearing a tutu that police say he ...
  • Another blast of arctic air follows latest snow

    Another blast of arctic air follows latest snow

    Tuesday, March 4 2014 9:33 AM EST2014-03-04 14:33:00 GMT
    The seemingly endless winter dumped a half a foot snow on the ground in parts of the South, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, and those areas braced Tuesday morning for something even more unusual in March: a blast of arctic air that was expected to send temperatures plummeting into the single digits.
    The seemingly endless winter dumped a half a foot snow on the ground in parts of the South, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, and many areas Tuesday morning saw something even more unusual in March: a blast of arctic air that sent temperatures plummeting into the single digits.
  • Md. man sets fire to home using torch to melt ice off front porch

    Md. man sets fire to home using torch to melt ice off front porch

    Tuesday, March 4 2014 9:00 AM EST2014-03-04 14:00:37 GMT
    It was a close call for one homeowner along Evans Street in Rockville trying to clear the ice off of his front steps.
    It was a close call for one homeowner along Evans Street in Rockville trying to clear the ice off of his front steps.
  • Man found alive inside body bag after coroner pronounced him dead

    Man found alive inside body bag after coroner pronounced him dead

    Friday, February 28 2014 3:40 PM EST2014-02-28 20:40:36 GMT
    Workers at a Mississippi funeral home say they found a man alive and kicking when they opened a body bag.
    Workers at a Mississippi funeral home say they found a man alive and kicking when they opened a body bag.
  • Tegu lizard beginning to overrun parts of Florida

    Tegu lizard beginning to overrun parts of Florida

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 12:20 PM EST2014-02-26 17:20:14 GMT
    They're big and they're hungry. Now, the tegu lizard is becoming a problem for Hillsborough County, Florida. The tegu lizard was first spotted in rural Hillsborough County nine years ago. But since then reports have become more frequent. The South American invader can grow up to four-and-a-half feet long and lays up to fifty eggs at a time. Residents have seen them chowing down on local birds and animals and many fear their pets may be on the menu. Biologists are setting traps i...
    They're big and they're hungry. Now, the tegu lizard is becoming a problem for Hillsborough County, Florida. The tegu lizard was first spotted in rural Hillsborough County nine years ago. But since then reports have become more frequent. The South American invader can grow up to four-and-a-half feet long and lays up to fifty eggs at a time. Residents have seen them chowing down on local birds and animals and many fear their pets may be on the menu. Biologists are setting traps i...
  • VIDEO: Sea lion, boy with Asperger's bond at DC zoo

    VIDEO: Sea lion, boy with Asperger's bond at DC zoo

    Tuesday, February 25 2014 10:01 PM EST2014-02-26 03:01:41 GMT
    Video shot by a Virginia mom during her family's recent visit to the Smithsonian's National Zoo in D.C. is sure to touch your heart. Jennifer Bittner tells FOX 5 her 7-year-old son, who has Asperger's Syndrome, found an unexpected playmate inside the zoo's sea lion exhibit.
    Video shot by a Virginia mom during her family's recent visit to the Smithsonian's National Zoo in D.C. is sure to touch your heart. Jennifer Bittner tells FOX 5 her 7-year-old son, who has Asperger's Syndrome, found an unexpected playmate inside the zoo's sea lion exhibit.
  • AP Exclusive: Few Army women want combat jobs

    AP Exclusive: Few Army women want combat jobs

    Tuesday, February 25 2014 1:14 PM EST2014-02-25 18:14:57 GMT
    FORT EUSTIS, Va. (AP) -- Only a small fraction of Army women say they'd like to move into one of the newly opening combat jobs, but those few who do say they want a job that takes them right into the heart of battle, according to preliminary results from a survey of the service's nearly 170,000 women. That survey and others across the Army, publicly disclosed for the first time to The Associated Press, also revealed that soldiers of both genders are nervous about women entering combat jobs b...
    FORT EUSTIS, Va. (AP) -- Only a small fraction of Army women say they'd like to move into one of the newly opening combat jobs, but those few who do say they want a job that takes them right into the heart of battle, according to preliminary results from a survey of the service's nearly 170,000 women. That survey and others across the Army, publicly disclosed for the first time to The Associated Press, also revealed that soldiers of both genders are nervous about women entering combat jobs b...
  • California 'lifers' leaving prison at record pace

    California 'lifers' leaving prison at record pace

    Tuesday, February 25 2014 1:14 PM EST2014-02-25 18:14:31 GMT
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- For decades, California's criminal justice policies ensured that murderers and others sentenced to life, with the possibility of parole, could expect to die in prison. And most of the time, they did. Since Gov. Jerry Brown assumed office in January 2011, a record number of inmates with life sentences are winning parole. Brown has allowed the release of nearly 1,400 lifers, while going along with the parole board about 82 percent of the time. Brown's predecessor, Arnold ...
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- For decades, California's criminal justice policies ensured that murderers and others sentenced to life, with the possibility of parole, could expect to die in prison. And most of the time, they did. Since Gov. Jerry Brown assumed office in January 2011, a record number of inmates with life sentences are winning parole. Brown has allowed the release of nearly 1,400 lifers, while going along with the parole board about 82 percent of the time. Brown's predecessor, Arnold ...
  • McDonald's eyes extending breakfast hours

    McDonald's eyes extending breakfast hours

    Monday, February 24 2014 1:04 PM EST2014-02-24 18:04:10 GMT
    OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) -- McDonald's is in the early stages of looking at whether it can make breakfast available later in the day. Fans of the Egg McMuffin and Sausage Biscuit have long wanted the option to get breakfast at McDonald's after 10:30 a.m. But offering both the breakfast and lunch menu was considered logistically impossible, given the tight kitchen spaces of the restaurants. Still, it's an option the chain is eyeing more seriously at a time when people's eating habits are changing...
    OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) -- McDonald's is in the early stages of looking at whether it can make breakfast available later in the day. Fans of the Egg McMuffin and Sausage Biscuit have long wanted the option to get breakfast at McDonald's after 10:30 a.m. But offering both the breakfast and lunch menu was considered logistically impossible, given the tight kitchen spaces of the restaurants. Still, it's an option the chain is eyeing more seriously at a time when people's eating habits are changing...
  • Flu hitting young and middle-age adults unusually hard

    Flu hitting young and middle-age adults unusually hard

    Friday, February 21 2014 7:55 PM EST2014-02-22 00:55:48 GMT
    Flu season seems to be winding down, and it's been an odd one. It hasn't been as bad as last year and the vaccine worked a little better. And it has been a fairly mild one for the elderly — traditionally the most vulnerable group. But it's been a different story for young and middle-age adults, who have been hit harder than expected because of a surge in swine flu.
    Flu season seems to be winding down, and it's been an odd one. It hasn't been as bad as last year and the vaccine worked a little better. And it has been a fairly mild one for the elderly — traditionally the most vulnerable group. But it's been a different story for young and middle-age adults, who have been hit harder than expected because of a surge in swine flu.
  • Soldier father surprises daughter on birthday wrapped in gigantic box

    Soldier father surprises daughter on birthday wrapped in gigantic box

    Thursday, February 20 2014 1:35 PM EST2014-02-20 18:35:02 GMT
    A soldier dad gave his 3-year-old daughter the best birthday present ever! As you can see from her adorable reaction, young Bridget Carr had no idea her dad was inside a box wrapped to look like a birthday gift. Her dad, Joshua Carr, had just returned from a four month tour in Afghanistan. The heartfelt reunion happened in September of last year.
    A soldier dad gave his 3-year-old daughter the best birthday present ever! As you can see from her adorable reaction, young Bridget Carr had no idea her dad was inside a box wrapped to look like a birthday gift. Her dad, Joshua Carr, had just returned from a four month tour in Afghanistan. The heartfelt reunion happened in September of last year.
  • Team to probe event at New Mexico nuclear site

    Team to probe event at New Mexico nuclear site

    Thursday, February 20 2014 11:39 AM EST2014-02-20 16:39:12 GMT
    CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Energy has appointed a team to investigate the detection of radiation in and near a southeastern New Mexico facility that's the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository in operation. The assessment of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant will be conducted by an accident investigation board consisting of department officials and representatives of health and safety agencies, the department said in a statement released late Wednesday. The boar...
    CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Energy has appointed a team to investigate the detection of radiation in and near a southeastern New Mexico facility that's the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository in operation. The assessment of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant will be conducted by an accident investigation board consisting of department officials and representatives of health and safety agencies, the department said in a statement released late Wednesday. The boar...
  • Pizza Hut worker fired after being caught on video urinating in sink

    Pizza Hut worker fired after being caught on video urinating in sink

    Wednesday, February 19 2014 4:23 PM EST2014-02-19 21:23:38 GMT
    Health officials have temporarily shut down a southern West Virginia pizza restaurant after a district manager was caught on surveillance video urinating into a sink.
    Health officials have temporarily shut down a southern West Virginia pizza restaurant after a district manager was caught on surveillance video urinating into a sink.
  • Canceled! Airlines scrap record number of flights

    Canceled! Airlines scrap record number of flights

    Friday, February 14 2014 4:49 PM EST2014-02-14 21:49:26 GMT
    The relentless snow and ice storms this winter have led to the highest number of flight cancellations in more than 25 years, according to an analysis by The Associated Press.
    The relentless snow and ice storms this winter have led to the highest number of flight cancellations in more than 25 years, according to an analysis by The Associated Press.
  • West Virginia residents near chemical spill melt snow for drinking, bath water

    West Virginia residents near chemical spill melt snow for drinking, bath water

    Friday, February 14 2014 10:31 AM EST2014-02-14 15:31:01 GMT
    People living in one West Virginia town affected by last month's chemical spill are putting the freshly fallen snow to good use. Laura and Rob Irwin are packing the snow, melting it down, and then boiling it before drinking it, bathing in it, and cooking with it.
    People living in one West Virginia town affected by last month's chemical spill are putting the freshly fallen snow to good use. Laura and Rob Irwin are packing the snow, melting it down, and then boiling it before drinking it, bathing in it, and cooking with it.
  • Indonesia volcano erupts; 2 killed, 100K evacuated

    Indonesia volcano erupts; 2 killed, 100K evacuated

    Friday, February 14 2014 7:38 AM EST2014-02-14 12:38:36 GMT
    SUGIHWARAS, Indonesia (AP) -- An explosive volcanic eruption on Indonesia's most populous island blasted ash and debris 18 kilometers (12 miles) into the air Friday, killing two people while forcing authorities to evacuate more than 100,000 and close six airports. The overnight eruption of Java island's Mount Kelud could be heard up to 200 kilometers (125 miles) away, Indonesia's disaster agency said. "The eruption sounded like thousands of bombs exploding," Ratno Pramono, a 35-year-old farm...
    SUGIHWARAS, Indonesia (AP) -- An explosive volcanic eruption on Indonesia's most populous island blasted ash and debris 18 kilometers (12 miles) into the air Friday, killing two people while forcing authorities to evacuate more than 100,000 and close six airports. The overnight eruption of Java island's Mount Kelud could be heard up to 200 kilometers (125 miles) away, Indonesia's disaster agency said. "The eruption sounded like thousands of bombs exploding," Ratno Pramono, a 35-year-old farm...
  • DC region cleans up after winter snow storm

    DC region cleans up after winter snow storm

    Friday, February 14 2014 6:38 AM EST2014-02-14 11:38:19 GMT
    It's time to clean up the mess! Snow-blowers and shovels are sure to be out in full force Friday after round two of snow Thursday night. Road crews are warning motorists to drive cautiously and to beware of slippery conditions.
    It's time to clean up the mess! Snow-blowers and shovels are sure to be out in full force Friday after round two of snow Thursday night. Road crews are warning motorists to drive cautiously and to beware of slippery conditions.
  • It's no bull: Va. police seek stolen semen

    It's no bull: Va. police seek stolen semen

    Wednesday, February 12 2014 11:30 AM EST2014-02-12 16:30:45 GMT
    MOUNT SOLON, Va. (AP) -- The Augusta County Sheriff's Office is investigating an unusual theft: $250 worth of bull semen. Lt. Dennis Back said Tuesday 10 containers of the semen were reported missing from a Mount Solon, which is located about halfway between Staunton and Harrisonburg. They were stolen from a barn. Jean Schofield is with the North American Breeders Inc., a semen collection center in Berryville. She said if the semen wasn't stored in liquid nitrogen, it's probably worthle...
    MOUNT SOLON, Va. (AP) -- The Augusta County Sheriff's Office is investigating an unusual theft: $250 worth of bull semen. Lt. Dennis Back said Tuesday 10 containers of the semen were reported missing from a Mount Solon, which is located about halfway between Staunton and Harrisonburg. They were stolen from a barn. Jean Schofield is with the North American Breeders Inc., a semen collection center in Berryville. She said if the semen wasn't stored in liquid nitrogen, it's probably worthle...
  • US teens more stressed than adults

    US teens more stressed than adults

    Wednesday, February 12 2014 11:30 AM EST2014-02-12 16:30:11 GMT
    Teenagers in the United States are experiencing higher levels of stress than many adults, USA Today reported. As a part of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Stress in America survey, more than 1,000 teenagers and 2,000 adults answered questions about their overall stress levels and coping habits. Though the APA has conducted similar surveys in the past, this was the first to focus specifically on stress among teenagers. Overall, the survey revealed that 27 percent of teen...
    Teenagers in the United States are experiencing higher levels of stress than many adults, USA Today reported. As a part of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Stress in America survey, more than 1,000 teenagers and 2,000 adults answered questions about their overall stress levels and coping habits. Though the APA has conducted similar surveys in the past, this was the first to focus specifically on stress among teenagers. Overall, the survey revealed that 27 percent of teen...
  • Cartel hitman testifies to 800 murders, daily quotas at kingpin's trial

    Cartel hitman testifies to 800 murders, daily quotas at kingpin's trial

    Tuesday, February 11 2014 1:45 PM EST2014-02-11 18:45:02 GMT
    EL PASO, Texas – The ongoing trial of a man accused of killing three U.S. Consulate workers and family members in Juarez is revealing the shocking depravity of one of Mexico’s most violent gangs, including the charge that it had a daily murder quota calibrated to instill fear in police and the public. Jesus Ernesto Chavez Castillo, a star witness in the murder trial of Arturo Gallegos Castrellon, told jurors in an El Paso federal courtroom how the Barrio Azteca Gang Catrellon...
    EL PASO, Texas – The ongoing trial of a man accused of killing three U.S. Consulate workers and family members in Juarez is revealing the shocking depravity of one of Mexico’s most violent gangs, including the charge that it had a daily murder quota calibrated to instill fear in police and the public. Jesus Ernesto Chavez Castillo, a star witness in the murder trial of Arturo Gallegos Castrellon, told jurors in an El Paso federal courtroom how the Barrio Azteca Gang Catrellon...
  • Sochi games draw sparse crowds, as organizers fill seats with volunteers

    Sochi games draw sparse crowds, as organizers fill seats with volunteers

    Monday, February 10 2014 10:32 AM EST2014-02-10 15:32:53 GMT
    With half-empty stands surrounding some of the events at the Sochi Olympics, organizers are turning to giving away free tickets as indications are showing that foreign fans have stayed home over a variety of concerns, ranging from terrorist threats to the big bucks needed to reach the Black Sea resort town hosting the Games. Organizers of the Sochi Games on Monday confirmed that they are using volunteers to fill the seats at less popular events. Competitions at the games have s...
    With half-empty stands surrounding some of the events at the Sochi Olympics, organizers are turning to giving away free tickets as indications are showing that foreign fans have stayed home over a variety of concerns, ranging from terrorist threats to the big bucks needed to reach the Black Sea resort town hosting the Games. Organizers of the Sochi Games on Monday confirmed that they are using volunteers to fill the seats at less popular events. Competitions at the games have s...
  • Handbag uses sensors, GPS to prevent out of control spending

    Handbag uses sensors, GPS to prevent out of control spending

    Tuesday, February 4 2014 10:58 AM EST2014-02-04 15:58:37 GMT
    There's help for chronic shopaholics! A company that offers a credit card comparison service in Australia created the iBag. It has a sensor that tracks when a purse or wallet is being removed.
    There's help for chronic shopaholics! A company that offers a credit card comparison service in Australia created the iBag. It has a sensor that tracks when a purse or wallet is being removed.
  • Alleged victim of home waterboarding testifies

    Alleged victim of home waterboarding testifies

    Tuesday, February 4 2014 9:18 AM EST2014-02-04 14:18:42 GMT
    GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) -- A Delaware girl who claims she was "waterboarded" by her mother's male companion, a pediatrician, has testified that the man held her face under a running faucet several times to punish her. The 12-year-old took the stand Monday in the trial of Melvin Morse, who has pleaded not guilty to endangerment and assault charges. The girl said infractions that led to being waterboarded, as she said Morse described it, included spilling milk, shaking an upside-down ketchu...
    GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) -- A Delaware girl who claims she was "waterboarded" by her mother's male companion, a pediatrician, has testified that the man held her face under a running faucet several times to punish her. The 12-year-old took the stand Monday in the trial of Melvin Morse, who has pleaded not guilty to endangerment and assault charges. The girl said infractions that led to being waterboarded, as she said Morse described it, included spilling milk, shaking an upside-down ketchu...
  • Child soldier: Shocking video surfaces of purported 4-year-old Jihadist in Syria

    Child soldier: Shocking video surfaces of purported 4-year-old Jihadist in Syria

    Monday, February 3 2014 11:57 AM EST2014-02-03 16:57:07 GMT
    Al Qaeda fighters in Syria may have sunk to a new low with a video that appears to show a four-year-old boy squeezing off rounds from an AK-47 as jihadists exhort him on with cries of "Alahu Akhbar." The little tyke, whose father stands proudly behind him, is dwarfed by the heavy automatic weapon, and props the barrel up on a street barricade in the stomach-turning clip. The gun's recoil knocks him back, and his father helps him hold it, offering encouragement in Arabic. Intern...
    Al Qaeda fighters in Syria may have sunk to a new low with a video that appears to show a four-year-old boy squeezing off rounds from an AK-47 as jihadists exhort him on with cries of "Alahu Akhbar." The little tyke, whose father stands proudly behind him, is dwarfed by the heavy automatic weapon, and props the barrel up on a street barricade in the stomach-turning clip. The gun's recoil knocks him back, and his father helps him hold it, offering encouragement in Arabic. Intern...
  • Sochi city hall orders killing of stray dogs

    Sochi city hall orders killing of stray dogs

    Monday, February 3 2014 9:21 AM EST2014-02-03 14:21:59 GMT
    SOCHI, Russia (AP) -- A pest control company which has been killing stray dogs in Sochi for years told The Associated Press on Monday that it has a contract to exterminate more of the animals throughout the Olympics. Alexei Sorokin, director general of pest control firm Basya Services, said his company is involved in what he described as the "catching and disposing" of dogs. Sorokin refused to specify whether they shoot or poison dogs or say where they take the carcasses. Thousands of stray ...
    SOCHI, Russia (AP) -- A pest control company which has been killing stray dogs in Sochi for years told The Associated Press on Monday that it has a contract to exterminate more of the animals throughout the Olympics. Alexei Sorokin, director general of pest control firm Basya Services, said his company is involved in what he described as the "catching and disposing" of dogs. Sorokin refused to specify whether they shoot or poison dogs or say where they take the carcasses. Thousands of stray ...
  • DC police officer arrested on theft charge

    DC police officer arrested on theft charge

    Friday, January 31 2014 5:07 PM EST2014-01-31 22:07:33 GMT
    District of Columbia police say an officer who worked in the evidence control branch has been charged with theft. Police said Friday that Rodney Williams, who has been with the department since 1990, was arrested while on duty Thursday.
    District of Columbia police say an officer who worked in the evidence control branch has been charged with theft. Police said Friday that Rodney Williams, who has been with the department since 1990, was arrested while on duty Thursday.
  • Officials: Super Bowl sex, drug arrests in NYC

    Officials: Super Bowl sex, drug arrests in NYC

    Thursday, January 30 2014 7:11 PM EST2014-01-31 00:11:29 GMT
    New York law enforcement authorities cracked down Thursday on a prostitution ring that they said advertised on public access cable TV, took credit cards and used text messages to market "party packs" of cocaine and sex to clients.
    New York law enforcement authorities cracked down Thursday on a prostitution ring that they said advertised on public access cable TV, took credit cards and used text messages to market "party packs" of cocaine and sex to clients.
  • D.C. fire lieutenant relieved of command after man died near fire station

    D.C. fire lieutenant relieved of command after man died near fire station

    Thursday, January 30 2014 5:25 PM EST2014-01-30 22:25:57 GMT
    FOX 5 has learned that the D.C. fire lieutenant at the center of the controversy surrounding the death of a 77-year-old man has been relieved of command.
    FOX 5 has learned that the D.C. fire lieutenant at the center of the controversy surrounding the death of a 77-year-old man has been relieved of command.
  • Average wait times to see doctors in U.S.

    Average wait times to see doctors in U.S.

    Thursday, January 30 2014 11:37 AM EST2014-01-30 16:37:51 GMT
    How long do you typically wait to see your doctor? Well if your physician is in D.C., you will most likely wait about 17 days to schedule an appointment. A survey of physicians nationwide found the average wait time for a new patient is nearly 19 days.
    How long do you typically wait to see your doctor? Well if your physician is in D.C., you will most likely wait about 17 days to schedule an appointment. A survey of physicians nationwide found the average wait time for a new patient is nearly 19 days.
  • Girl, 7, beaten unconscious by classmates at Md. elementary school

    Girl, 7, beaten unconscious by classmates at Md. elementary school

    Wednesday, January 29 2014 2:55 PM EST2014-01-29 19:55:51 GMT
    A 7-year-old girl at Thomas Claggett Elementary School in District Heights, Md., was beaten unconscious by at least four classmates Tuesday morning.
    A 7-year-old girl at Thomas Claggett Elementary School in District Heights, Md., was beaten unconscious by at least four classmates Tuesday morning.
  • Man uses one first-class ticket to get free airline lounge meals for a year

    Man uses one first-class ticket to get free airline lounge meals for a year

    Wednesday, January 29 2014 10:45 AM EST2014-01-29 15:45:36 GMT
    Talk about stretching your dollar. A man in China purchased one first-class ticket on Eastern China Airlines and used it to scam a year's worth of free meals at the VIP lounge in Xi'an airport, according to a report from Malaysian Chinese newspaper Kwong Wah Yit Poh. Here's how it worked. The man flashed his ticket (which was legit) to lounge staff before his trip, hung out and ate a meal just like any first class traveler would, and instead of getting on the flight would c...
    Talk about stretching your dollar. A man in China purchased one first-class ticket on Eastern China Airlines and used it to scam a year's worth of free meals at the VIP lounge in Xi'an airport, according to a report from Malaysian Chinese newspaper Kwong Wah Yit Poh. Here's how it worked. The man flashed his ticket (which was legit) to lounge staff before his trip, hung out and ate a meal just like any first class traveler would, and instead of getting on the flight would c...
  • Mannequins get a makeover to look more real

    Mannequins get a makeover to look more real

    Wednesday, January 29 2014 9:37 AM EST2014-01-29 14:37:33 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) -- The one-size-fits-all mannequin is getting a much-needed makeover. Wings Beachwear's mannequins in Miami sport flower tattoos like some of the women who shop there. The mannequins at American Apparel's downtown New York City store have pubic hair peeking through their lingerie. And at David's Bridal, mannequins soon will get thicker waists, saggier breasts and back fat to mimic a more realistic shape. "This will give (a shopper) a better idea of what the dress will look like...
    NEW YORK (AP) -- The one-size-fits-all mannequin is getting a much-needed makeover. Wings Beachwear's mannequins in Miami sport flower tattoos like some of the women who shop there. The mannequins at American Apparel's downtown New York City store have pubic hair peeking through their lingerie. And at David's Bridal, mannequins soon will get thicker waists, saggier breasts and back fat to mimic a more realistic shape. "This will give (a shopper) a better idea of what the dress will look like...
  • Macklemore tweeted 'Bush knocked down the towers' in 2009

    Macklemore tweeted 'Bush knocked down the towers' in 2009

    Tuesday, January 28 2014 1:07 PM EST2014-01-28 18:07:32 GMT
    Macklemore is the toast of the Hollywood music community, having taken home four Grammys this past Sunday and injecting some politics into the telecast with a mass wedding performance advocating marriage equality.
    Macklemore is the toast of the Hollywood music community, having taken home four Grammys this past Sunday and injecting some politics into the telecast with a mass wedding performance advocating marriage equality.
  • Daughter of dying DC man says firefighter ignored pleas for help

    Daughter of dying DC man says firefighter ignored pleas for help

    Tuesday, January 28 2014 12:50 PM EST2014-01-28 17:50:35 GMT
    A man collapses right across the street from a D.C. firehouse, but no one comes to help. He suffered a massive heart attack, but later died. The man’s daughter says several people ran to Engine 26 for help, but their desperate pleas went unanswered.
    A man collapses right across the street from a D.C. firehouse, but no one comes to help. He suffered a massive heart attack, but later died. The man’s daughter says several people ran to Engine 26 for help, but their desperate pleas went unanswered.
  • Poor sleep quality may accelerate cancer growth, study finds

    Poor sleep quality may accelerate cancer growth, study finds

    Tuesday, January 28 2014 12:49 PM EST2014-01-28 17:49:33 GMT
    Failing to get a good night’s rest may actually have some serious health consequences. Poor quality of sleep marked by frequent waking can speed cancer growth and increase the disease’s aggressiveness, according to new research. In a study published in the journal Cancer Research, researchers experimented with genetically engineered mice that had been injected with tumor cells. As the mice slept during the day, a quiet, motorized brush moved through half of the cages every two minutes – for...
    Failing to get a good night’s rest may actually have some serious health consequences. Poor quality of sleep marked by frequent waking can speed cancer growth and increase the disease’s aggressiveness, according to new research. In a study published in the journal Cancer Research, researchers experimented with genetically engineered mice that had been injected with tumor cells. As the mice slept during the day, a quiet, motorized brush moved through half of the cages every two minutes – for...
  • Michaels Stores investigating possible data breach

    Michaels Stores investigating possible data breach

    Monday, January 27 2014 11:09 AM EST2014-01-27 16:09:55 GMT
    IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Michaels Stores says it is investigating a possible company data security breach that may have affected its customers' payment card information. The Irving, Texas, company said Saturday that it launched the probe after learning of possible fraudulent activity on some U.S. payment cards used at the home decor and crafts retailer. Michaels Stores Inc. is working with federal law enforcement and data security experts, but has yet to confirm that its systems were compromise...
    IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Michaels Stores says it is investigating a possible company data security breach that may have affected its customers' payment card information. The Irving, Texas, company said Saturday that it launched the probe after learning of possible fraudulent activity on some U.S. payment cards used at the home decor and crafts retailer. Michaels Stores Inc. is working with federal law enforcement and data security experts, but has yet to confirm that its systems were compromise...
  • 200 school buses out of service due to extreme cold temperatures

    200 school buses out of service due to extreme cold temperatures

    Friday, January 24 2014 10:02 AM EST2014-01-24 15:02:48 GMT
    Bitter cold conditions in the D.C. region kept almost two hundred Fairfax County school buses off of the roads Friday.
    Bitter cold conditions in the D.C. region kept almost two hundred Fairfax County school buses off of the roads Friday.
  • Md. mother seeks medical marijuana for her 3-year-old twins with rare disorder

    Md. mother seeks medical marijuana for her 3-year-old twins with rare disorder

    Friday, January 24 2014 7:45 AM EST2014-01-24 12:45:34 GMT
    A Frederick, Md., mother wants to give her 3-year-old twin boys medical marijuana to help ease their severe seizures, and now she is working with state lawmakers to help make it happen.
    A Frederick, Md., mother wants to give her 3-year-old twin boys medical marijuana to help ease their severe seizures, and now she is working with state lawmakers to help make it happen.
  • Raiders cheerleader lawsuit claims pay is less than $5 an hour

    Raiders cheerleader lawsuit claims pay is less than $5 an hour

    Thursday, January 23 2014 12:08 PM EST2014-01-23 17:08:03 GMT
    An Oakland Raiders cheerleader says in a lawsuit that the team fails to pay its cheerleaders minimum wage, disregards their travel costs and even fines them from bringing the wrong pompoms to practice, The San Francisco Chronicle reported. "I love being a Raiderette," Lacy T., a stay-at-home mom and cheerleader said in a statement Wednesday. "But someone has to stand up for all of the women of the NFL who work so hard for the fans and the teams." Perhaps adding insult to in...
    An Oakland Raiders cheerleader says in a lawsuit that the team fails to pay its cheerleaders minimum wage, disregards their travel costs and even fines them from bringing the wrong pompoms to practice, The San Francisco Chronicle reported. "I love being a Raiderette," Lacy T., a stay-at-home mom and cheerleader said in a statement Wednesday. "But someone has to stand up for all of the women of the NFL who work so hard for the fans and the teams." Perhaps adding insult to in...
  • Virginia moves to allow increased use of electric chair

    Virginia moves to allow increased use of electric chair

    Thursday, January 23 2014 11:18 AM EST2014-01-23 16:18:43 GMT
    Virginia lawmakers, facing a shortage of lethal drugs used to administer the death penalty, have advanced a proposal aimed at making the electric chair its default method for executions. The House of Delegates passed a bill Wednesday that would make electrocution the go-to method of death for prisoners on death row if lethal injection is not available, The Washington Post reported. Only six states, Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia, still authorize u...
    Virginia lawmakers, facing a shortage of lethal drugs used to administer the death penalty, have advanced a proposal aimed at making the electric chair its default method for executions. The House of Delegates passed a bill Wednesday that would make electrocution the go-to method of death for prisoners on death row if lethal injection is not available, The Washington Post reported. Only six states, Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia, still authorize u...
  • Poverty TV: Hit UK show stirs welfare debate

    Poverty TV: Hit UK show stirs welfare debate

    Thursday, January 23 2014 11:18 AM EST2014-01-23 16:18:05 GMT
    LONDON (AP) -- It's reality TV for austerity times. A shoplifter, a recovering drug addict and a young couple barely able to feed their kids are among the stars of "Benefits Street" - a smash hit reality show featuring welfare recipients that has stirred up a storm of controversy in Britain. The program zooms in on a rough Birmingham street where 9 out of 10 people are said to live off state payouts, chronicling over five episodes the lives of jobless neighbors as they struggle with their da...
    LONDON (AP) -- It's reality TV for austerity times. A shoplifter, a recovering drug addict and a young couple barely able to feed their kids are among the stars of "Benefits Street" - a smash hit reality show featuring welfare recipients that has stirred up a storm of controversy in Britain. The program zooms in on a rough Birmingham street where 9 out of 10 people are said to live off state payouts, chronicling over five episodes the lives of jobless neighbors as they struggle with their da...
  • Europeans on alert after Olympic athletes in Sochi receive terror warnings

    Europeans on alert after Olympic athletes in Sochi receive terror warnings

    Wednesday, January 22 2014 11:41 AM EST2014-01-22 16:41:21 GMT
    Five European countries said Wednesday that they have received messages containing terrorist threats ahead of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi, but Russian organizers and the International Olympic Committee are downplaying the threats, describing them random messages from a member of the public. Germany, Hungary, Italy, Slovakia and Slovenia said they received the threats in the form of emails and hand-written letters, according to Reuters. The messages threatened that a...
    Five European countries said Wednesday that they have received messages containing terrorist threats ahead of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi, but Russian organizers and the International Olympic Committee are downplaying the threats, describing them random messages from a member of the public. Germany, Hungary, Italy, Slovakia and Slovenia said they received the threats in the form of emails and hand-written letters, according to Reuters. The messages threatened that a...
  • Kentucky bill would let service monkeys help paralyzed people

    Kentucky bill would let service monkeys help paralyzed people

    Tuesday, January 21 2014 1:02 PM EST2014-01-21 18:02:04 GMT
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky legislators may soon debate whether to allow service monkeys to assist paralyzed adults with simple household tasks. A northern Kentucky lawmaker has introduced the bill at the request of a family that looked into bringing in a service monkey to assist their daughter, who was paralyzed in an automobile accident. The family found out Kentucky prohibits the use of service monkeys. "Like all families do, they were searching for ways to help," Sen. John Schic...
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky legislators may soon debate whether to allow service monkeys to assist paralyzed adults with simple household tasks. A northern Kentucky lawmaker has introduced the bill at the request of a family that looked into bringing in a service monkey to assist their daughter, who was paralyzed in an automobile accident. The family found out Kentucky prohibits the use of service monkeys. "Like all families do, they were searching for ways to help," Sen. John Schic...
  • Cyclist: Driver didn't see me stuck in windshield

    Cyclist: Driver didn't see me stuck in windshield

    Tuesday, January 21 2014 1:01 PM EST2014-01-21 18:01:22 GMT
    MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) -- A Wisconsin man who became lodged in the windshield of a car that struck him said he turned to the driver and said, "Hello, I'm the guy you hit on the bicycle." The driver did not respond, but continued on, running a stop sign and hitting another vehicle before he arrived home, the cyclist, Steven Gove, told HTR Media about the Saturday incident ( http://htrne.ws/1bI58jh ). The man finally noticed Gove when he stopped the car outside his home. "He looked at me and said...
    MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) -- A Wisconsin man who became lodged in the windshield of a car that struck him said he turned to the driver and said, "Hello, I'm the guy you hit on the bicycle." The driver did not respond, but continued on, running a stop sign and hitting another vehicle before he arrived home, the cyclist, Steven Gove, told HTR Media about the Saturday incident ( http://htrne.ws/1bI58jh ). The man finally noticed Gove when he stopped the car outside his home. "He looked at me and said...
  • Study finds nearly 6,000 natural gas leaks in DC

    Study finds nearly 6,000 natural gas leaks in DC

    Friday, January 17 2014 11:28 AM EST2014-01-17 16:28:30 GMT

    A new study has found there are nearly 6,000 natural gas leaks across the District and aging pipelines are to blame. Researchers believe those leaks could cause an explosion if they come in contact with a pipe.

    A new study has found there are nearly 6,000 natural gas leaks across the District and aging pipelines are to blame. Researchers believe those leaks could cause an explosion if they come in contact with a pipe.

  • Putin: Gays must 'leave children in peace'

    Putin: Gays must 'leave children in peace'

    Friday, January 17 2014 9:31 AM EST2014-01-17 14:31:50 GMT
    SOCHI, Russia (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin says gays should feel welcome at the upcoming Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, but they must "leave the children in peace." Putin told volunteers Friday that gays visiting Sochi "can feel calm and at ease," and vowed that there would be no discrimination at the games. But he emphasized that, according to a law banning homosexual "propaganda" among minors, gays cannot express their views on gay rights issues to anyone underage. Putin and oth...
    SOCHI, Russia (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin says gays should feel welcome at the upcoming Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, but they must "leave the children in peace." Putin told volunteers Friday that gays visiting Sochi "can feel calm and at ease," and vowed that there would be no discrimination at the games. But he emphasized that, according to a law banning homosexual "propaganda" among minors, gays cannot express their views on gay rights issues to anyone underage. Putin and oth...
  • Police: Fairfax Co. schools employee charged after 1,200 stolen laptops found in home

    Police: Fairfax Co. schools employee charged after 1,200 stolen laptops found in home

    Tuesday, January 14 2014 11:19 AM EST2014-01-14 16:19:38 GMT
    Fairfax County Police say officers removed more than 1,200 laptop computers from the home of a public schools employee who has been charged with embezzlement.
    Fairfax County Police say officers removed more than 1,200 laptop computers from the home of a public schools employee who has been charged with embezzlement.
  • Dr. Bernice King 'appalled' by 'MLK twerking party' flyers

    Dr. Bernice King 'appalled' by 'MLK twerking party' flyers

    Monday, January 13 2014 4:36 PM EST2014-01-13 21:36:37 GMT
    When FOX 5 News showed Dr. Bernice King images of her father being used in club and event promotions, she shook her head in disbelief.
    When FOX 5 News showed Dr. Bernice King images of her father being used in club and event promotions, she shook her head in disbelief.
  • Report: New Mexico dog tests positive for cocaine, pot

    Report: New Mexico dog tests positive for cocaine, pot

    Friday, January 10 2014 8:37 PM EST2014-01-11 01:37:38 GMT
    A New Mexico woman whose dog tested positive for cocaine and marijuana is fighting to get the canine back after surrendering the Labrador retriever because of a $2,000 vet bill.
    A New Mexico woman whose dog tested positive for cocaine and marijuana is fighting to get the canine back after surrendering the Labrador retriever because of a $2,000 vet bill.
  • 2 more DC firefighters arrested

    2 more DC firefighters arrested

    Thursday, January 9 2014 9:12 AM EST2014-01-09 14:12:17 GMT
    Two D.C. firefighters were arrested within 24 hours for traffic incidents. The arrests are yet another blow to a department already under intense scrutiny. D.C. fire officials are not commenting about either arrest except to say both firefighters are on administrative leave.
    Two D.C. firefighters were arrested within 24 hours for traffic incidents. The arrests are yet another blow to a department already under intense scrutiny. D.C. fire officials are not commenting about either arrest except to say both firefighters are on administrative leave.
  • Diapers in dump truck trigger radioactive alarms

    Diapers in dump truck trigger radioactive alarms

    Tuesday, January 7 2014 4:11 PM EST2014-01-07 21:11:17 GMT
    Austrian hazmat specialists called in after Geiger counters showed alarmingly high readings for a dump truck arriving at an incinerator have found the problem — radioactive adult diapers.
    Austrian hazmat specialists called in after Geiger counters showed alarmingly high readings for a dump truck arriving at an incinerator have found the problem — radioactive adult diapers.
  • Escaped inmate turns himself in because it was too cold

    Escaped inmate turns himself in because it was too cold

    Tuesday, January 7 2014 2:12 PM EST2014-01-07 19:12:47 GMT
    Just how cold is it in Kentucky? Apparently cold enough for an escaped prisoner to decide to turn himself in.
    Just how cold is it in Kentucky? Apparently cold enough for an escaped prisoner to decide to turn himself in.
  • How cold? T-shirt freezes solid in 5 minutes (VIDEO)

    How cold? T-shirt freezes solid in 5 minutes (VIDEO)

    Tuesday, January 7 2014 8:36 AM EST2014-01-07 13:36:38 GMT
    How cold is it in D.C.? Cold enough for Tucker Barnes to do this: He dipped Steve Chenevey's t-shirt in warm water outside the FOX 5 studios, and five minutes later... it was frozen solid!
    How cold is it in D.C.? Cold enough for Tucker Barnes to do this: He dipped Steve Chenevey's t-shirt in warm water outside the FOX 5 studios, and five minutes later... it was frozen solid!
  • "Blue Monday" said to be the most miserable day of the year

    "Blue Monday" said to be the most miserable day of the year

    Monday, January 6 2014 11:38 AM EST2014-01-06 16:38:02 GMT
    If you're feeling down on Monday, know this, you're not alone. Monday, January 6, 2014, is what some psychological researchers call "Blue Monday."
    If you're feeling down on Monday, know this, you're not alone. Monday, January 6, 2014, is what some psychological researchers call "Blue Monday."
  • PHOTO: Face plant into fresh snow looks like 3D image

    PHOTO: Face plant into fresh snow looks like 3D image

    Friday, January 3 2014 1:01 PM EST2014-01-03 18:01:34 GMT
    As snow blanketed the D.C. region on Thursday night, FOX 5 photographer Nelson Jones and his daughter took their snow photos to a new level!
    As snow blanketed the D.C. region on Thursday night, FOX 5 photographer Nelson Jones and his daughter took their snow photos to a new level! Jones tweeted out a crazy picture of their snow face plant, and it's a hit on social media.
  • Pseudo-lesbians, ballet, in Sochi Olympics opening

    Pseudo-lesbians, ballet, in Sochi Olympics opening

    Friday, February 7 2014 11:00 AM EST2014-02-07 16:00:45 GMT
    SOCHI, Russia (AP) -- A pseudo-lesbian pop duo, a famed opera singer and a romp through Russian history await viewers as the Sochi Winter Olympics launch Friday with an opening ceremony meant to showcase to the world the ultimate achievement of Vladimir Putin's Russia. In a provocative choice, Russian singers Tatu will perform before the 3,000 athletes march through a stadium on the shores of the Black Sea, one of the many newly built facilities in the most expensive Olympics in history. The...
    SOCHI, Russia (AP) -- A pseudo-lesbian pop duo, a famed opera singer and a romp through Russian history await viewers as the Sochi Winter Olympics launch Friday with an opening ceremony meant to showcase to the world the ultimate achievement of Vladimir Putin's Russia. In a provocative choice, Russian singers Tatu will perform before the 3,000 athletes march through a stadium on the shores of the Black Sea, one of the many newly built facilities in the most expensive Olympics in history. The...
  • Bob Costas: eye "as red as the old Soviet flag"

    Bob Costas: eye "as red as the old Soviet flag"

    Friday, February 7 2014 11:06 AM EST2014-02-07 16:06:33 GMT
    One of the Olympic-related trending topics on social media Thursday night - Bob Costas's eye. Viewers noticed a change in his appearance right away. The commentator quickly addressed it, saying he woke up with it swollen shut - and quote: "as red as the old Soviet flag." Doctors told him he had an infection and he would have to wear his glasses for the time being.
    One of the Olympic-related trending topics on social media Thursday night - Bob Costas's eye. Viewers noticed a change in his appearance right away. The commentator quickly addressed it, saying he woke up with it swollen shut - and quote: "as red as the old Soviet flag." Doctors told him he had an infection and he would have to wear his glasses for the time being.
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