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CDC: Measles Outbreak Has Overseas Source

It's a small world after all: The measles outbreak that has spread from Disneyland probably began with a foreign visitor to the California park or an American who became infected overseas, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials. The chief of the CDC's National Center for Immunization and...

ISIS Affiliate Kills 26 in Egypt Attacks

An Egyptian militant group affiliated with ISIS has claimed responsibility for coordinated and simultaneous attacks that struck more than a dozen army and police targets in three towns in the restive Sinai Peninsula yesterday, killing at least 26 security officers. The wide-ranging attacks required a previously unseen level of coordination....

Suge Knight Accused of Fatal Hit-and-Run

Suge Knight is preparing to surrender to police in Los Angeles County after allegedly killing a man with his car, a lawyer for the Death Row records founder says. The lawyer tells ABC 7 Knight was behind the wheel in a fatal hit-and-run in Compton, where he tried to get...

Former DC-Area Cabbie on Terror Most-Wanted List

Nobody knows a city as well as a taxi driver, which is why the FBI says it is very worried about the latest addition to its most-wanted terror list. Liban Haji Mohamed, 29, is a Somali-born US citizen who was driving a cab in Washington, DC's northern Virginia suburbs until...

Trans-Pacific Balloonists Set Distance Record

Two balloonists who took off from Japan early on Sunday have sailed past the world distance record and are still in the sky. American Troy Bradley and Russian Leonid Tiukhtyaev— the "Two Eagles"—passed the old record of 5,261 miles Thursday and are due to pass the balloon duration...

'Dragon' Dino Had Neck Like a Crane

Scientists are seriously excited about a new long-necked dinosaur species found near China's Qijiang City. For one thing, fossils of the beast, which lived 160 million years ago in the Late Jurassic period, show a skull still attached to its neck—a rare find among dinosaurs like this as "the...

French Police Question Boy, 8, Over Terrorism Remarks

Just how on edge is France after the Charlie Hebdo attack ? This might provide a clue: Police in Nice questioned an 8-year-old boy for a half-hour because he refused to take part in a moment of silence at his school and instead praised terrorists, reports AFP . “In the current...

Teen Disrupts Dutch News Broadcast, Demands Air Time

A strange drama unfolded today at Dutch national broadcaster NOS, where a young man clad in a suit and wielding what appeared to be a pistol demanded air time before being arrested, reports the BBC . Police later said the pistol was fake, reports ABC News . Authorities have identified the culprit...

County Board Reappoints Man Who Died in 2012

Officials in western Pennsylvania are trying to figure out how a man who's been dead for more than two years wound up being reappointed to a county industrial authority board. Fayette County officials said yesterday it seemed they never tried checking in with Larry Markwood before reappointing him. He died...

Shoplifting Suspect Caught Thanks to His Own 911 Call

In the annals of misguided 911 calls comes this entry from Buford, Ga., where a shoplifting suspect managed to summon the police officers who arrested him. It goes like this: Two security officers at the local Walmart followed Alfonso Aguilar into the parking lot because they say he had stolen...

Blizzard Casualty: Man, 97, Found Dead Near Massachusetts Home

A 97-year-old resident of Massachusetts became a casualty of the state's blizzard earlier this week, reports CBS Local . Police say Richard MacLean of Yarmouth was found in snow outside his home Wednesday evening, reports the Boston Globe . No foul play is suspected—it appears that MacLean went outside to clear...

Veto No. 3? Senate Passes Keystone

It looks like President Obama will be dusting off his "veto pen " for just the third time in his presidency: The Senate today voted to build the Keystone oil pipeline by a vote of 62-36, reports the Hill . And while nine Democrats joined Republicans in favor of the bill, the...

3 US Contractors Shot Dead at Kabul Airport

Another insider attack ? A gunman at an airport in Kabul killed three American contractors today, reports the AP . Reuters reports that the shooter was an Afghan soldier, though that has not been confirmed. ABC News quotes a US official as saying that the gunman was at least wearing the...

Youth Football Could Hurt Memory Later in Life

It's no secret that football and concussions go hand in hand; studies looking at the brains of deceased and retired NFL players have found a high prevalence of neuro trauma and cognitive deficits. But new research out this week in the journal Neurology calls into question whether kids should be...

Site Raises $1M So Brooklyn Kids Can Visit Harvard

The creator of an uber-popular photography blog about the residents of New York City has helped raise $1 million and counting so kids in a high-crime area of Brooklyn can get a taste of the Ivy League. Brandon Stanton, founder of Humans of New York , set up the Indiegogo page...

McCain to Protesters: Get Out, 'Low-Life Scum'

John McCain uttered today's most memorable phrase on Capitol Hill, telling a group of protesters to "get out of here, you low-life scum," report the Hill . He was speaking to protesters from the group Code Pink, who disrupted the start of a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing with chants calling...

What a Starbucks Does to the Neighborhood

It seems like an expected enough conclusion: A Starbucks is good for the neighborhood. But just how good? Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff and Chief Economist Stan Humphries dig into the question by syncing their own real-estate data with known Starbucks locations. What they conclude: "Starbucks equates with venti-sized home-value appreciation....

1 in 5 American Kids on Food Stamps

There are roughly 73.7 million kids running around America, and about 16 million, or nearly one in five, of them are doing so fueled by food stamps, according to US Census data out yesterday. That number is particularly alarming when compared to pre-recession levels: In 2007, some 9 million,...

Star's Near-Death Kills Brazil's Plastic Surgery Buzz

Andressa Urach went from being a single teenage mom nicknamed "Beanpole" to a reality TV bombshell in Brazil thanks to silicone implants, anabolic steroids, a nose job, and gel and botox injections, a fact she wasn't ashamed to share with fans. "There are plenty of ugly women," she said last...

Dad of Sick Boy: Keep Anti-Vaxxers Out of School

California parent Carl Krawitt is OK with parents refusing to have their children vaccinated. He just wants their kids to stay away from his kid—and he wants schools to help by forbidding anti-vaxxers from attending, reports NPR . Krawitt's 6-year-old son, Rhett, is in remission from leukemia, and the boy...

Near-Extinct Fox Spotted at Yosemite

"They are extremely cute little animals," a Yosemite National Park spokeswoman says of the park's latest find. They're also extremely rare: The Sierra Nevada red fox hasn't been spotted in Yosemite in a hundred years, reports the LA Times . That's because they're shy little guys who avoid humans, they hang...

Your Chance of Dying in Car Wreck Plunged in 3 Years

The chances of dying in a crash in a late-model car or light truck fell by more than a third over three years, and nine car models had zero deaths per million registered vehicles, according to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The study, which examined fatalities...

Grandson of Auschwitz Victims Gets Trapped Inside

It sounds like an actual nightmare: The leader of Rome's Jewish community visited Auschwitz this week to mark the 70th anniversary of its liberation and ended up getting locked inside and then arrested, reports the Independent . Even worse is that Riccardo Pacifici's grandparents died at the camp. Pacifici was with...

Delaware Wants to Put Your License on Your Phone

Delaware is aiming to become the first state where you can just hand over your phone when asked for your driver's license. State lawmakers have asked the Delaware Department of Motor Vehicles to look into adopting digital licenses that can be accessed through a secure smartphone app. "We'd like to...

Tesla Riders Go Nuts Over 'Insane Mode'

The car everyone is buzzing about is now the car passengers are cursing about in a hilarious new video from DragTimes . Tesla driver Brooks managed to convince friends and family to get into the Model S P85D to test out the car's "insane" mode: a 0 to 60 mph acceleration...

What Makes Bill Gates Feel Stupid

It's safe to say Bill Gates is no dummy. But one thing does make the Microsoft co-founder feel like one: "I feel pretty stupid that I don't know any foreign languages," he revealed in his third Reddit " Ask Me Anything ." (It was again a popular one, notes Yahoo! Tech , which...

Sean Penn on Charlize: 'I'm in Love'

Sean Penn is on the cover of Esquire 's March issue—and, yes, in the accompanying interview, he does talk about rumored fiance Charlize Theron. In a series of quotes offered up at the end of the article are these three: "I’m in love with a woman and home is...

Florence Henderson, 80, Dishes on 'Friend With Benefits'

Florence Henderson may be turning 81 next month, but she still enjoys sex. And she's making sure the world knows. In an interview with Closer , the Brady Bunch star revealed, among other things, that she likes "to date younger men"—think 60-something guys—"because they need to keep up with...

'Good, Absurd' News for Woman Jailed Over Warning Shot

Initially sentenced to 20 years behind bars, Marissa Alexander is out after three. The Florida mother of three—who fired what she said was a warning shot at her estranged husband during a fight in 2010—was released Tuesday as part of a November plea deal. She pleaded guilty to...

Blast Collapses Part of Maternity Hospital

"We have ... many children trapped in the ruins." Tragedy in Mexico City today, where a gas tank truck explosion left part of a maternity and children's hospital in ruins. CNN reports three adults and four children have been confirmed dead, and another 54—22 of them children—injured by flying...


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