Nevada Student Shoots Teacher, Wounds 2 Others, Commits Suicide
At a middle school in Sparks, Nevada, on Monday morning, a student shot and killed a teacher, then shot himself in the head fatally, according to early police reports.
Senate Reaches Bipartisan Deal to End Gov’t Shutdown, Raise Debt Ceiling
It may have taken more than two weeks, but the government finally looks set to reopen. At least until early 2014, that is.
Food-Stamp System Failure Leads to Massive Walmart Shopping Sprees
On Saturday, two Louisiana Walmart stores had their grocery shelves cleaned out by food-stamp recipients whose benefit cards briefly had their spending limits removed. Walmart may end up footing most of the bill because it chose not to implement emergency procedures that would have stopped all purch…
Brand-New $100 Bills Arrive in Banks Today
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)…
‘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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.