Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Dead
The longtime president of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, died on Tuesday at the age of 58, following a two-year battle with cancer.
Who’s the Best Team in NCAA Men’s Hoops? — Sports Survey of the Day
Gonzaga University—for a long time everyone's favorite Cinderella pick in the NCAA Tournament—took over the national number one ranking in the Associated Press poll on Monday, making it the fifth team to do so this year. But are they really the best team out there?
Buzzer Beaters: Rodman in North Korea, NASCAR Turmoil and More
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New Movies: ‘Jack the Giant Slayer,’ ’21 and Over,’ ‘The Last Exorcism Part II,’ ‘Phantom’
This week we have four new releases, covering four different genres and targeting four different audiences: fairy-tale action epic, a coming-of-age (21) comedy, supernatural horror, and a submarine thriller.
Chuck Hagel Confirmed as Secretary of Defense
Chuck Hagel, whose confirmation hearing in the Senate was highly contentious, was finally confirmed today as the next secretary of defense by a vote of 58-41.
Hot Air Balloon Explodes in Mid-Air Over Egypt, Killing 18
A hot air balloon carrying a group of tourists near Luxor, Egypt, exploded in mid-air Tuesday, killing 18 people in the deadliest accident ever of its kind.
New Movies: ‘Dark Skies,’ ‘Snitch’
This week, two new flicks hit theaters. The first is a spooky thriller about a family terrorized by a mysterious force, while the other is an action tale about a father determined to save his son.
Oklahoma Man May Have Spontaneously Combusted, According to Sheriff
Someone call Mulder and Scully. Officials in Muldrow, Oklahoma, face a conundrum: How did 65-year-old Danny Vanzandt, who was alone in his home, die? One possible explanation, according to Sequoyah County Sheriff Ron Lockhart, is that he is a victim of spontaneous human combustion.
Baby Penguin Named Casanova Born and Awwwwwww [VIDEO]
Last month at the Adventure Aquarium in Camden, New Jersey, Casanova was born.
This Giant Asteroid Is Barely Going to Miss Earth on Friday
Seventeen-thousand miles might not sound particularly close at first listen, but when it comes to a gigantic rock the size of half a football field, it's a bit scarier.
4 Foods to Avoid if You Want a Healthy Heart, and 4 to Replace Them With
February is American Heart Month, and a number of celebrities have gotten in on the message—in particular, Allison Janney. Janney is now the spokesperson for Go Red for Women, a campaign by the American Heart Association aimed at spreading awareness that the number one killer of women (and men…
Police Exchange Gunfire With Alleged Cop-Killer Christopher Dorner
Going on right now in Big Bear, California, is a gunfight between law-enforcement officials and alleged cop-killer Christopher Dorner. Multiple officers have apparently been injured during the battle, in which hundreds of rounds have been fired.