What States Produce the Most Professional Athletes?
Thanks to some outstanding research by the folks at Business Insider, we have good news if you're a kid growing up in Wyoming or Mississippi—you have a (relatively) great chance of becoming a Major League Baseball player someday. If you're from Utah, though? Eh, not so much.
Brand-New $100 Bills Arrive in Banks Tuesday
One-hundred-dollar bills are about to get quite the colorful face-lift.
Government Shutdown Means No Official Labor Report; Private Survey Suggests 166,000 Jobs A…
The government shutdown that began Monday night and is now in its fourth full day means that lots of official data collection, analysis and reporting that happens each month has now stopped. This includes the monthly jobs reports issued by the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)…
U.S. Capitol Locked Down Briefly After Multiple Gunshots; Suspect Shot and Killed [PHOTOS]…
UPDATE 6:30 P.M. EST: Officials have confirmed that the woman who led police on a car chase from the White House toward the Capitol was indeed killed at the scene. Her name has not yet been released.
Tropical Storm Karen Heads Toward Gulf Coast
At 8 a.m. EST Thursday, the National Hurricane Center issued hurricane and tropical storm watches for the northern Gulf Coast, as tropical storm Karen gains strength in the southern part of the Gulf of Mexico.
‘Revenge Porn’ Now Illegal in California
California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law on Tuesday outlawing "revenge porn," the practice of posting nude pictures of a former sexual partner online without the person's permission.
Best-Selling Author Tom Clancy Dead at 66
Tom Clancy, the writer of numerous popular military thrillers, died on Wednesday morning at age 66.
Federal Government Shuts Down, No One Knows for How Long
As of 12:01 a.m. EST on Tuesday, the federal government closed down. Congressional leaders in the House of Representatives and the Senate were unable to reach an agreement on a budget or a temporary fix, known as a continuing resolution, before the start of the new fiscal year on October 1.
Unnecessarily Sexy Halloween Costumes — Sexy Spongebob, Naughty Bacon and More
Halloween is right around the corner, which means we'll be seeing a big uptick in pumpkin-flavored drinks, absurdly outlandish haunted-house designs and, of course, women wearing skimpy costumes.
Government Likely Headed for Shutdown — What Does This Mean?
With Congress unable to agree on a budget or even a short-term emergency bill, it's increasingly likely that the federal government will suffer its first shutdown in 17 years. Leaders in the House of Representatives and the Senate will trade proposals on Monday, but neither side is optimistic t…
New Movies: ‘Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2,’ ‘Rush,’ ‘Baggage Claim,’ ‘Don Jon’
It's a weekend crowded with newcomers at theaters, with various entertainments aimed at all ages and interests.
Bud Selig Will Step Down as MLB Commissioner in January 2015
Bud Selig, who has overseen Major League Baseball since 1992, announced on Thursday that he will step down as commissioner following the 2014 season.
Child Rapist Goes Free After One Whole Month in Jail
Stacey Rambold, who admitted raping 14-year-old Cherice Moralez in 2007, finished his 30-day term at the Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge on Thursday morning. Moralez, who at the time was a student at the high school where Rambold taught, committed suicide in 2010.
Disney Changing Disabled-Patron Policy at Theme Parks Because of Awful People
If you're the parent of a disabled child, you and your kid may have to wait in line for three hours at Disney World just like everyone else, all thanks to terrible people who paid huge sums of money to get their disability-free brats to the head of the line.
Parents May Sue Man After Their Kids Trashed His House, Stole His Stuff
On Labor Day weekend, around 300 teenagers threw a party at a vacant farmhouse in Stephentown, New York. They trashed the residence, stole property and caused an estimated $20,000 in damage, all the while posting pictures and comments on various social media. Incredibly, this is not what the te…
New Movies: ‘Prisoners,’ ‘Battle of the Year’
This weekend we have a psychological thriller about a parent's desperate search for his missing child and the latest addition to the unlikely-dance-team-tries-to-win-the-dance-team-championship genre, so if you're into either of those things, you're in luck!
Louisiana Fourth Graders Learn About Pimps in Their Homework
You might not think that students learning about the various uses of the word "twister" would get an indirect lesson in prostitution, but some fourth graders in Louisiana are receiving just such an education.
This Is How It Feels to Fly Like an Eagle [VIDEO]
Okay, maybe not how it feels, but this gorgeous video of an eagle soaring through a mountain forest in France sure does give you an idea of how it looks to fly like an eagle.
Starbucks Asks Customers Not to Bring Guns Into Stores Anymore
You may have to leave your Glock in the car when you pick up your next Frappuccino.
D.C. Navy Yard Shooting — Latest Updates, Names of Victims, More
Details about Monday's mass shooting at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., are still emerging, but we have learned quite a bit more about exactly what happened, who the shooter is and who the victims are.