- A Message from Gabby: Giffords to Resign, Recovering from Shooting (VIDEO)
January 22 2012 3:10 PM
She stated it merely, A Message from Gabby. And with that, Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords announced on Sunday she will resign this week as a U.S. representative to focus on her rehabilitation.
- Rep. Gabrielle Giffords to Resign From Congress (VIDEO, STATEMENT)
January 22 2012 2:40 PM
Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will resign from Congress this week, she announced on Sunday. Giffords, a Democrat, has made a remarkable recovery after being shot in the head but she said in a video released today (see below) that she needs to focus on her rehabilitation.
- How Did Joe Paterno Die? Coach 'Died of Broken Heart' Millen Says
January 22 2012 12:02 PM
Pundits like Matt Millen say legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno died on Sunday of a broken heart. Millen, the former NFL star who played for Paterno in the late 1970s, said on ESPN he just can't help but think (Paterno) died of a broken heart and that bothers me.
- Man Marries Corpse Bride [VIDEO]
January 22 2012 9:24 AM
A Thai man married a corpse bride earlier this month, and images and information he released on the Internet have caught quite a stir. Chadil Deffy, a Thai television director, married his dead girlfriend's corpse and posted a video of the event on social network sites Facebook and YouTube,. The seach term man marries corpse bride has ignited on the Web.
- Joe Paterno, Legendary Coach, in Serious Condition: Report
January 21 2012 9:17 PM
Legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno is dead, according to reports. Paterno, known affectionately as JoePa, died at the age of 85 of lung cancer, according to CBS Sports.
- New Stamp Price: It's 45 Cents
January 21 2012 8:59 PM
There's a new stamp price -- it's 45 cents, as of Sunday Jan. 22. The United States Postal Service (USPS) raised the price of a stamp from 44 cents to 45 cents in an announcement in October, but it didn't take effect until Sunday
- Florida State Beats Duke with Dramatic Buzzer Beater [VIDEO]
January 21 2012 7:07 PM
Duke was hoping to tie a school record with its 46th home win in a row, but Florida State had a different plan. In a nail-biter, Florida State's Michael Snaer hit a 3-point shot as time expired, leading his team to a 76-73 win over No. 4 Duke at home in Durham on Saturday.
- Gingrich Leads South Carolina Republican Primary 2012 Poll
January 21 2012 1:59 PM
The American Research Group poll was conducted Thursday and Friday and released on Saturday, showing Gingrich leading Romney by a 40 percent to 26 percent margin. The American Research Group released a poll on Thursday showing Gingrich up 33 percent to 32 percent, so it appears Gingrich made a strong surge just before polls opened Saturday at 7 a.m.
- USPS Postage Stamp Price Increase 2012: Pay Penny More Starting Sunday
January 21 2012 12:06 PM
The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) will implement a stamp price increase on Sunday -- and you will pay a penny more for a first-class stamp. Its price will rise to 45 cents from 44 cents.
- Wanderlust Festival Lineup 2012 Released [VIDEO]
January 21 2012 10:52 AM
The fourth annual Wanderlust Festival lineup has been released. Wanderlust Festival 2012 in Squaw Valley USA/North Lake Tahoe will be held from July 26-29. It's a one-of-a-kind yoga and music event that drews several thousand each year. The 2012 Wanderlust Festival will be headlined by Ziggy Marley and Ani DiFranco. Yogis scheduled for the 2012 festival include John Friend, Rodney Ye, Baron Baptiste, and Gurumkh Kaur Khalsa.
- Woman's Body Found on Costa Concordia Cruise Ship Disaster: BREAKING
January 21 2012 10:31 AM
Italian Coast Guard divers battling the elements including light fuel seeping into the water have found a woman's body in a corridor of a sunken section of the Costa Concordia cruise ship. The woman's body, one of the 21 still missing, was found Saturday. Italian Coast Guard divers found the woman wearing a life jacket in a narrow corridor near an evacuation staging point at the ship's rear, according to The Associated Press.
- Kathy Griffin Strips on Letterman Show, Reveals Black Bra [VIDEO]
January 21 2012 9:06 AM
Three weeks ago, Kathy Griffin stripped for Anderson Cooper on New Year's Eve while hosting the countdown in New York with the CNN host and made him more than a little nervous. Now, Griffin has stripped on the air for talk-show host David Letterman.
- President Barack Obama Sings Al Green 2012 [VIDEO]
January 20 2012 8:41 PM
U.S. President Barack Obama sings Al Green in this video, shot at a fundraising event in New York on Thursday night. The president sings, reported The Associated Press, while thanking Green, who performed earlier at the same event.
- New York Snow 2012: Forecast Calls for 4-6 Inch Total in City
January 20 2012 8:31 PM
New York has experienced a snow drought since a rare Halloween storm dumped 2.9 inches in Central Park in 2011, but New York snow 2012 will get under way this weekend as moisture moves into freezing temperatures from the Midwest.
- Learning From the Costa Concordia Disaster: Cruise Ships Can Sink
January 20 2012 8:51 AM
Comfort of a frightened child was the ambition, but the Costa Concordia disaster has proven since the words untrue. Yes, it seems a tall and weighty cruise ship with the latest navigation systems and more amenities and luxuries than the highest-end homes can swamp, tip, and even sink.
- With Cruise Ship Sinking, People Dying, Costa Concordia Captain Ordered Dinner: Cook
January 19 2012 8:23 PM
With his cruise ship sinking, the captain wanted food, said a cook from the ship in an interview with a Filipino television station on Thursday. Cook Rogelio Barista told the GMA Network that Schettino ordered the dinner amid the deadly chaos that killed at least 11 people with some 21 still missing.
- Greek Default Fears Rise
January 16 2012 7:36 AM
Greece debt talks are at an impasse and concerns are rising that the country will face a hard default within six weeks if a plan is not reached. Greek leaders are set to resume negotiations with private-sector creditors this week with hopes of reaching the base points of a debt deal to avoid national default by a Feb. 23 meeting of Eurozone finance ministers.
- Golden Globes 2012: Ricky Gervais Hosts Sunday Night [BALLOT, VIDEOS]
January 15 2012 9:19 AM
Ricky Gervais is back, hosting the 2012 Golden Globe awards presentation Sunday night on NBC. The 69th annual Golden Globe event will be broadcast live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., beginning at 8 p.m. It lasts for three hours.
- Apple iPad 3 Release Date in March; High-Definition Screen Among Features, Report Says
January 14 2012 5:58 PM
The latest report from the iPad rumor mill is from Bloomberg, which cited three people familiar with the product, who said Apple's third-generation iPad will go on sale in March, have a high-definition screen and a faster processor, and be LTE compatible.
- SOPA: Reddit Blackout Will Speak Loud, Clear
January 13 2012 3:50 PM
For addicted reddit users -- sometimes referred to as redditors -- that's a hard pill to swallow -- half a day without the front page of the Internet, the social news Web site where registered users submit content so other users to vote it up, or down, and chime in with insight that is typically informative but almost always interesting, to say the least.