Antibody Discovery Could Put Universal Flu Vaccine On The Horizon
September 17 2012 7:34 PM EDT
Scientists have made a significant leap towards a possible vaccine and cure for influenza in new antibodies that neutralize and block both strains of the seasonal virus, according to The Scripps Research Institute and Crucell Vaccine Institute.
PB&J Ban: Arkansas School Blacklists Delicious Peanut Spread, Causes Facebook Backlash
September 16 2012 5:59 PM EDT
A Viola, Ark., schoolboy was denied his homemade peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich at lunch because of a ban on peanut products, sparking an outcry on Facebook over lunchtime rights and the ever-growing list of child-safety-oriented rules that leave some parents hungry for common sense.
Netanyahu Talks Football, Nuclear Bombs and Iran While Avoiding 2012 Race [VIDEOS]
September 16 2012 3:02 PM EDT
Benjamin Netanyahu football talk on two Sunday talk shows was meant to draw a stark focus on Israel's threats to prevent a nuclear Iran at a time when the world has been fixed upon global anti-American Muslim protests. His main hope is the U.S. doesn't drop the ball.
An Open Letter To Apple: I Don't Want Your Stinkin' iPhone 5, Or Anything Else. It’s Not Me, It’s You. And We’re Over.
September 12 2012 7:52 PM EDT
Like all bad addictions, I’ve come to realize joy and utility no longer mask the negatives of Apple's intrusion into my life. My wallet, my brain and the people around me have suffered as a result of my dealings with the Cupertino giant. So I’m calling it quits. Apple, this thing of ours? It's over.
McDonald's Adds Calorie Counts To Menus
September 12 2012 2:27 PM EDT
McDonald's customers across the U.S. will know how many calories they're shoving down their gullet every time they order a Big Mac, as the fast food giant announced starting Monday it will post calorie counts alongside all items listed on its menu.
Polls: Voters Give Obama Approval Bump, Expect President To Win Debates
September 11 2012 6:56 PM EDT
President Barack Obama’s approval rating enjoyed a small bump since the Democratic national convention, while Mitt Romney is already behind in the presidential debate game, according to a national polls conducted by CNN/ORC International released Monday.
9/11 Cancer Link Finally Recognized, But Funds For Responders And Volunteers May Be Lacking
September 10 2012 6:42 PM EDT
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has recognized about 50 forms of cancer as byproducts of being near Ground Zero during and in the months following 9/11. That opens the door to monitoring and treatment for survivors, first responders and nearby residents.
Buried Antarctic Lake Ellsworth To Be Explored For New Life, Climate Change Clues
September 10 2012 1:45 PM EDT
A dozen British scientists, engineers and researchers will drill down in December to a buried Antarctic lake 2 miles under an ancient ice sheet, gathering water and sediment samples in the hopes of discovering clues about the Earth's climate history and possibly new life forms.
Romney, Ryan Defend Proposals, Yet Sidestep Specifics, In First Major Post-Convention Interviews [VIDEO]
September 09 2012 5:38 PM EDT
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his running mate, Paul Ryan, defended their tax, economic, and health-care ideas while trying to direct a more precise attack on Democratic President Barack Obama during interviews on four of the major Sunday-morning television talk shows this weekend.
Does The FBI’s Looming Biometric Database Bring Big Brother Closer?
September 09 2012 2:40 PM EDT
The FBI's Next Generation Identification would use photographs and biometric data to help law enforcement entities nationwide identify "persons of interest." If NGI's early stages are any indication of where it's heading, privacy advocates and ordinary citizens are right to fear it.
Do Democratic Presidents Historically Pull Nation Out Of Fiscal Rut?
September 06 2012 9:20 PM EDT
The 2012 campaign has focused on a myriad of social and ideological issues, with some smatterings of tax policy and truckloads of mudslinging. A new book argues voters should look past the obfuscation and consider what is best for their wallet. Its authors claim history has proven one thing: when it comes to economic success, the left has had the upper hand.
Obama's DNC Speech Moved Indoors Over Weather Concerns, Leaving Thousands Out In The Rain
September 05 2012 4:10 PM EDT
President Barack Obama’s Democratic National Convention address in Charlotte is moving indoors after organizers said safety concerns from rough weather forecasts forced them to shift the gathering. The GOP contends the weather is a safe cover story for what is actually tepid enthusiasm and possibly many empty seats.
Navy Seal Book About Bin Laden Raid Contains State Secrets, Surpasses ’50 Shades Of Grey’ As Best Seller
September 04 2012 8:17 PM EDT
The Pentagon claimed ex-Navy SEAL Matt Bissonnette’s new book about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden , “No Easy Day,” contains “sensitive and classified” information, promising to take legal action against the author.
The Rev. Sun Myung Moon, Unification Church Founder, Mass Wedding Specialist, Friend To Presidents And Despots Alike, Dies At 92
September 02 2012 5:38 PM EDT
The Rev. Sun Myung Moon -- a self-proclaimed messiah from South Korea who founded the Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity, or Unification Church, businessman, convicted U.S. tax evader and friend of North Korea -- died at the age of 92 on Monday.
Convention Spin, Economic Blame Game And Eastwood Dominate Post-RNC Discussion
September 02 2012 2:43 PM EDT
The effectiveness of the Republican National Convention, with its mixed bag of hits and misses, jockeyed for airtime Sunday morning with the prevailing sense that President Barack Obama faces an uphill battle for re-election.
Hal David, Lyricist And Bacharach Songwriting Partner, Dies At 91
September 02 2012 12:07 PM EDT
Hal David, longtime lyricist for composer Burt Bacharach, died in Los Angeles Sunday at the age of 91. The team's hits included “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head,” “Walk On By,” “I’ll Never Fall In Love Again,” and “What’s New Pussycat?”
Colorado’s ‘Personhood Amendment’ Banning Abortion Fails To Make Ballot
August 29 2012 6:27 PM EDT
The last "Personhood Amendment" in the nation failed to make Colorado's November ballot, falling short of the required petition signatures by some 4,000. Backers of the legislation have promised to challenge the final count in court.
Snooki Gets Box Of Congratulatory Cannolis From Anderson Cooper
August 28 2012 4:41 PM EDT
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi got a box of Italian pastries from Anderson Cooper as a congratulatory gift for giving birth to son Lorenzo Dominic LaValle on Sunday, according to omg! Yahoo News.
Isaac Strengthens To Category One Hurricane, Louisiana Landfall Expected Tonight
August 28 2012 1:16 PM EDT
Tropical Storm Isaac was upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane after its sustained winds increased to 75 mph and barreling towards the Gulf Coast area at 10 mph with landfall expected tonight, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Mitt Romney Labeled ‘Racist’ Due To Mormon Faith In Controversial Neon Sign
August 27 2012 7:19 PM EDT
A sign in front of Steven Showers' California home has made his home the topic of neighborly outrage. The 14-foot tall buzzing neon obelisk pleads for passersby to "Save the GOP." A relatively unthreatening sentiment, right? Except the rest of the glowing red and green text labels Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney a "racist."